Can America (and the world) achieve racial reconciliation? Can our multicolored, multi-tongued society find common ground for communication? For peace? For cooperation in meeting head-on the great needs of our fractured nation and our world? The answer is a resounding yes! “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ...
Author: Wellington Boone
Paul expressed his thanks to God for his brothers and sisters in Christ. He prays for grace-the underserved favor of Christ to be upon them. He prays for the peace that results as we live our lives for His glory. We must believe the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ and forecast achievement for them.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-5
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
Paul gives us three pictures of the church in this passage. As members of the family of God we have the privileges of belonging, companionship, provision and protection. We also have the joy of making a unique contribution to the family. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Church . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth with Stuart, Jill and Pete Briscoe. Used by...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Ephesians 2:14-19, Daniel 2:31, 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Topic: Church Unity
When my wife and I purchased our first home, I determined our lawn would be at least comparable to that lovely lush landscape of the guy two doors down. Our street took a lot of pride in curbside appeal. I joined them in the weekly ritual of weeding, seeding, planting, mowing, watering, raking, trimming and brimming with pride. I spent a lot of time rooting shrubs and...
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
Drs. Chet Weld and Roger Barrier discuss how to avoid destructive alliances that will destroy unity. A conflict intensity scale is described, and ways to deflect conflict are discussed.
Topic: Conflict Resolution
Pastors and worship leaders often have to overcome challenges because of different perspectives and approaches to creating an effective service. Many of these obstacles can be overcome by prayer, honest communication, empathy, common goals and a consistent work ethic. Humility and patience can solidify a team.
Topic: Team Building
Russell Moore shares his insights about tension during the holiday season. Here are his wise suggestions: "We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members...
Author: Russell Moore
Scripture: Proverbs 29:23-23, Hebrews 12:14-14, Matthew 13:29-30, 1 Timothy 3:7-7
I have always found Jesus’ words in Matt 5:21-22 to be shattering. He begins by reminding his listeners that anyone who murders will be judged. But then he gives three case studies of actions that seem far less serious than murder. “I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘ Raca ’ is...
Author: Tim Keller
Guest Author: Dr. Faydra Shapiro Introductions are funny things – sometimes it’s what is unsaid, what is assumed, that can tell you the most. Several years ago I gave a talk at a church in North America about Israel and Jewish-Christian relations. The listeners were very encouraging and as the talk drew to a close I felt I had really done a superb job of teaching and...
Author: Eli Lyzorkin-Eyzenberg
Topic: Jesus Christ