RESOLVING HYPOCRISY: Most of us are unaware of how hypocrisy controls our lives. Here is a list of symptoms that will identify areas you need to address in your integrity in relationships toward others, toward God and in your morality. Neil Anderson, president of Freedom in Christ Ministries, has provided this powerful, helpful tool. LIST each way, either in the...
Author: Neil Anderson
Build a home, not a house. Godly living is caught more than taught. Every child needs consequences, not empty threats. Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. We have to encourage rather than discourage. You can't pick your child, but you can pick their friends. Godly parents don't automatically make godly children. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 12:5-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-16, Genesis, Proverbs 24:3-4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 3:1-12
What are good and evil? More specifically, how shall we define moral evil, functional evil, functional good, and moral good? Moral Evil is behavior, thoughts, and feelings that violate God’s law, will, and character. These are behaviors that we always consider to be wrong and can never be right (Exodus 20:1-17). For instance, lying is a moral evil and is never considered...
Author: Tom Terry
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Genesis 1:10-32, Galatians 5:22-23, Leviticus 11:44-44, Genesis 3:1-24
You can beat temptation. Satan's tests us to meet our needs in an illegitimate way, to use power for personal gain, and to de-throne the Lord of our lives. From Eve to Christ we see Satan's battle plan. He is a defeated foe. Preached at Fellowship Church. From www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4, Psalm 91, 1 John 2:16
Topic: Spiritual Warfare
We are carry an internal tension that’s associated with our appetites. We struggle desperately because we all want MORE. When we talk about our appetites, we immediately think about food or hunger, but there are a lot of different human appetites. There’s food and sex and….I’m sure there are a lot more! For me, I’m just looking through the lens of a guy because that’s all I’ve...
Author: Andy Stanley
Deception doesn't appear false or dangerous at first. Then we wouldn't buy into it. Instead deception misleads us with subtlety, allure, attractive and enticing words that twist the truth. Satan is the father of lies and we must live discerning lives.
Humans seem to have a natural inclination to steer their lives into a ditch. Why is that? Because things are not as they should be...and we know it. What starts out with great promise, somewhere takes a wrong turn and then it happens...the CRASH! More than an allegory, it's the reality of our humanity. We are broken and in need of major repair. Can we hope for a rebuilt life?...
Scripture: Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis
Without an eternal perspective, without understanding the reality that the best is yet to come, we assume that people who die young, who are handicapped, who aren’t healthy, who don’t get married, or who don’t _____ [fill in the blank] will inevitably miss out on the best life has to offer. But the theology underlying those assumptions is fatally flawed. We’re presuming that...
Author: Randy Alcorn
How does a man move on with his life after losing his wife and daughters to two ruthless home invaders who tortured, then killed them? Our nation is torn by senseless violence. One example impressed me deeply. For years, a nation both disgusted and captivated by a chilling crime in prototypical suburbia has wondered that. Dr. William Petit, the sole survivor now is...
Author: Keith Waggoner
Does the news overwhelm you? Every day mass murders leave us reeling; struggling to make sense of such tragedies. Where the Bible may not tell us the why of the tragedies, it is quick to tell us who. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the...
Author: Max Lucado