Jesus didn't heal the blind man in Mark 8 the same way He healed the blind man in John 9. The blind man had to take a step of faith, and even then he wasn't healed immediately. He saw men "like trees walking." You have to look for Jesus right in front of you. He's always working in your life and in the lives of others.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Topic: The Life of Christ, Miracles
When you go through grief, you go through a lot of complex, confusing emotions. One way to gauge how well you are dealing with the loss, your grief and your grief emotions is to take an inventory of all the emotions and experiences that are a part of your grief journey. Below is a whole list of things you might think or feel (or have thought or felt) when someone has died. ...
Author: Larry Barber
Two New Testament tales of Jesus' healing blind men. One was the man born blind in John 9 who learned who his Healer was and was unafraid to declare Him master. The second story is the blind man who saw men like trees walking in Mark 8. One understood the Christ by seeing Him clearly, immediately. The other was healed in stages. We are often blind to God working daily in our...
Scripture: John 9, Mark 8
Nobody gets married planning to have an affair. I’ve never done a wedding where the bride or groom is checking out other guys or girls at the wedding, trying to hook up with someone new. I’m sure that happens, but 99.99% of people getting married never intend to have an affair. Their eyes start out on their spouse. Yet, over half those people will end up having an affair,...
Author: Jeff Jones
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Family
Drs. Chet Weld and Roger Barrier continue their discussion about pornography-its damaging effects on families, and constructive ways to begin to obtain freedom from its grasp.
Topic: Sexual Immorality
Dear Roger, Did God predestine people to go to Hell? Sincerely, PH Dear PH, Let me begin with an overview of predestination as envisioned by John Calvin. Calvinism teaches, in essence, that God chooses beforehand (predestines) who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell. Arminianism is the antithesis of Calvinism. Arminianism teaches that “whosoever will may come”—anyone can...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Salvation, Heaven , Hell
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson adapts thirteen sermons describing spiritual gifts-what they are, how they are used, and how to discover your own gifts and ministry for the Kingdom. The spiritual gift definitions are adapted from Spiritual Gifts by Dr. James Robert Clinton.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, Galatians 5:13-14, Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8
Battles are both the bane and the glory of our existence. We adamantly abhor them when they're forced on us by vengeful adversaries who mean us all the harm they can muster up, or when they randomly befall us through indiscriminately cruel circumstances over which we have no control. On the other hand, we rather bask in them when there's something gallantly heroic about them,...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Empower your son! You can, you know! How to give your son the confidence to say no! If you have a boy who’s entering the world of adolescence, there’s almost no doubt you’ve worried about him “running with the wrong crowd.” Moms are especially good worriers (you know you are!), but in this case, it’s hard to blame them. With drugs, sex, and guns running rampant, you may...
Author: Kevin Leman
Recently, a couple of books and websites have referenced me as a good example of how to exegete and “engage culture” in the task of preaching. They include citations of certain cultural references in my sermons. While I know this is meant as a compliment, for which I am grateful, I also have some concerns about the way this practice has been described. I can easily imagine...
Author: Tim Keller
Topic: Preaching & Teaching