Jesus not only proclaimed Himself to be our shepherd, king, the Way, Truth and Life. He also chose to call us friends. A friend is someone who knows all about you and likes you just the same!
Scripture: John 15:15
Topic: Loving Others
Better Together is a two-part marriage series featuring pastor couples Glenn and Angie Barteau and Roger and Julie Barrier. They discuss key relational values expressed in the Song of Solomon. Each couple speaks to issues relevant to husbands and wives seeking to bring excitement and joy back into their marriages.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 1:3, Song of Solomon 4:1-4
People usually think of “Heaven” as the place Christians go when they die. A better definition explains that Heaven is God’s central dwelling place, the location of his throne from which he rules the universe. Many don’t realize that the present pre-resurrection Heaven and future post-resurrection Heaven are located in different places. The exact location of the present...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Topic: Heaven , Hell
Over the last two weeks, we announced that the U.S. now has at least 8,000 multisite churches (by the broadest definition) and also 5 trends in how multisites launch and grow . On March 11, we’ll release an illustrated report covering over 25 major findings. It’s titled the Leadership Network/ Generis Multisite Church Scorecard —you can sign up at the bottom of...
Author: Warren Bird
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
The Lord's Prayer is a model for learning to commune with God in intimacy. We praise Him, acknowledge His holiness, join Him in His kingdom work, and take our needs to Him knowing He will listen and answer.
Scripture: Matthew 6:8-13
God wants us to close the gap in our spiritual journey by knowing Him intimately and following Him completely. You can't close the gap if you think you can do it alone and isolated from others, if you think right doctrine and right living are enough and if you keep the streams of living water all to yourself.
Christ's teaching in Matthew 5 is not a description of unattainable behaviors. Instead, the Sermon on the Mount is a picture of life in the kingdom for those who are willing to live in intimacy with Christ. Virtue is an outgrowth of a love relationship with God.
Scripture: Matthew 5 - 6
Mother and daughter Julie Barrier and Brianna Barrier Engeler teach on encouraging and blessing women with the unique calling of "pastor's wife." This three-session series affirms their ministry, identifies their needs, and gives powerful coping tools for dealing with the stress that ministry wives face.
Scripture: Proverbs 31, Genesis 2:18, Revelation 3:20, Ephesians 4:28, Romans 12:15
What should we continually pray? Should we just pray for the ordinary needs of our lives-safety, security and happiness? Paul encourages the Ephesian Christians to continually pray for a deeper walk with Christ. When we come to God in heart-felt prayer, He wants to manifest His glory in us in a new way. God will ALWAYS answer that prayer! Preached at Bent Tree Bible...
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-22
How do we know something unknowable or measure something immeasurable? There is only one way to lose self and that is to love another and be lost in Him. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship. Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by permission.
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-18
Topic: Devotional Life