The parable of the ten virgins teaches us that we must focus on one thing: preparing for God's kingdom. When we discover the value of a life, we recognize that rescuing the souls of men is the Savior's single focus. The church should be "the city on a hill," shining God's light to a lost world.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Matthew 25, Matthew 22:36-39, Matthew 6:31, Matthew 28:19
Topic: Identity in Christ
No matter what kind of pressure we are under, the Lord understands and comforts us. Even while being stoned, Stephen sees the glory of God and testifies of his Savior. We also can know peace in the midst of chaos when we are filled with the Holy Spirit and anchored on the Holy Bible. Eternal victory is ours through the power of Jesus Christ.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Acts 6:8-15, Matthew 17:2, Luke 9:29, Exodus 34:30, 2 Corinthians 3:7
Many pastors have nightmares about being naked in the pulpit. My favorite cartoonist, Gary Larson, sketched a cartoon with a deer standing on two legs, a target painted on his belly. His furry buck buddy commented, "Bummer of a birthmark!" Pastors and wives often feel vulnerable and exposed, fearing their congregants will take advantage of their soft underbellies and shoot to...
Author: Julie Barrier
Dear Roger, I have a question about what has been termed to be "earning my crown." My husband and I want to hear your explanation of what earning "jewels in the crown" means. My parents have told me that by doing good works on earth they are earning jewels in their crowns and they will receive a greater reward in heaven. It seems to us that when we go to some kind of a...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Philippians 2:9-11