Dear Roger, I was wondering about those bodies of holy people who were raised to life after the resurrection of Jesus in Matthew 27:50-53. Who were these people? I was reading the Easter story when this got my attention. I have never heard about them until now. What are your thoughts? By the way, while you are at it, could you enlighten me about the rapture of the church and...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Death and Dying
This past year, Barna Group has spent a considerable amount of time studying the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six months. Much of that research is collected in the new Barna project Churchless , edited by David Kinnaman and George Barna. One of the most remarkable findings is that unchurched people are not always unbelievers—in fact,...
Author: David Kinnaman
Topic: Church and Culture
ou’re not imagining it: there’s a severe shortage of single men in the church. Not just here in the U.S., but also around the world. When I was writing my first book, I spoke to a Christian woman from France. “Once a woman receives Jesus here, she is unmarriagable,” the woman said. “There are almost no men in my country who are following Christ. And French men will not marry...
Author: David Murrow
Not everyone in Jesus’ world gave him a warm welcome. Not everyone received him with grace. And many didn’t just ignore him, they rejected him. Isaiah prophesied his reception like this: “He was despised and rejected by men” (Isa. 53:3 NIV). John summarized the rejection of Jesus with these words: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world...
Author: Max Lucado
When it comes to measuring spiritual maturity, it's about the fruit of the Spirit. If you plant yourself in the right place and let your roots grow deep, your impact will exceed your expectations. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Luke 13:6, John 15:15
Topic: Fruit of the Holy Spirit
n Psalm 127, Solomon encourages parents to establish a stable home environment, to set appropriate boundaries, to practice the art of being "with" and to meet the children's primary intimacy needs. Parents need to aim their children for a future with the Master
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 127, Deuteronomy 6:1-4, Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Mark 3:14
Letters for Leaders inspires us to consider the counsel of others and to emulate the qualities of leaders profiled in Scripture.
No matter what stage of life we are in, every believer needs to understand the link between the faith that we profess and the lifestyle that should characterize us. The challenge isn't to blend in with the culture, but by our distinctiveness, to adorn the gospel. In Titus 2:1-5, Paul begins this instruction in Christian living with the older generation of men and women, whose...
Speaker: Alistair Begg
Scripture: Titus 2:1-5
Topic: Pastoral Ministry
Peter is a great example of how adventure involves mystery and danger to bring insight & growth into our lives. Even with all Peter experienced with Christ, he struggled to understand the depth of just what the supremacy of love meant to Jesus.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Acts 10:11-15, Acts 10:28, Acts 10:34, Acts 10:47, Acts 15:8-11
Topic: Process of Spiritual Growth
Caleb, on the brink of the Promised Land, at 85 years old said, I was 45 years old when God sent me to survey the land, and at 85 I'm still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out. Now, give me that mountain! Caleb generation people have to learn to fight the right battles, swim against the tide, avoid negativity and follow the Lord wholeheartedly. FOR MESSAGE, BEGIN AT...
Speaker: Steve Kelly
Scripture: Joshua 14:6-14