A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends. ---Proverbs 16:28 Jesus made a remarkable statement concerning Judas. He said, "‘Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?’ Now He meant Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the twelve, was going to betray Him" (John 6:70-71). To what was Jesus...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Adultery in our culture has become acceptable, even commonplace. The path to promiscuity is paved by a lot of prominent people. It is amazing what happens in this process. How does adultery happen? It starts with a distraction, or a sense of entitlement. Maybe you have gone through a very exhausting time at work. Maybe you are in a financial pinch. Maybe you are...
Author: Ed Young Jr.
Have you seen control and manipulation divide your church? Have you suffered through the fall of a spiritual leader into sexual sin? The life of Queen Jezebel gives us a window of how Satan operates in our churches to destroy God's people. To understand the spirit of control and manipulation as epitomized by Jezebel, we must understand the genesis of her personality in...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Christians can hold many misconceptions about faith and practice -- God always wants us to be rich. God's will is safe and easy. These and other "legends" will be debunked in this series.
Scripture: Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis
True freedom doesn’t come from doing what we want to do but from living out the will of God, then let’s choose to be people who submit to God, who are people who really do want to hear the Word of the Lord and live by it. We learn from Jehoshaphat that if we are serious about that, then we better surround ourselves with people who share that same approach to life. Otherwise,...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 18:1-15
Topic: Satan and Temptation
Overpower the lies of insecurity, fear, condemnation and discouragement with the promises of God. Discover how to hear God's voice above all others. We must put the mind of Christ to experience spiritual growth and freedom. To order Steven's new book, go to http://crashthechatterbox.com/
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-3, Genesis 3:1-4, Matthew 4:3, Philippians 4:8
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
Abraham learned that half-truths that deceive are still lies. Don't be surprised when our children copy our actions, not our boundaries. Abraham's deceiving ways were passed down to his son, Isaac, and his grandson, Jacob.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 12:10-20, Genesis 20:10-18, Genesis 26:1-9, Genesis 27:18-35, Genesis 37:2-35
The greatest threat to the church is not opposition from without, but division from within.The Bible speaks a lot about unity. Here are some examples. The Old Testament celebrates unity Psalm 133:1: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” Jesus prays for unity John 17:20–23: “I do not ask for these only, but also for those...
Author: Mark Driscoll
Topic: Leadership Principles
I know what you are afraid of. I’ve been there myself. I understand what it means to have spiritual fear. Maybe you’e never heard it put that way before, but you know what those fears are. They range from simply sharing Jesus with a person you’ve just met to suffering for your faith. Living in the modern world, in a culture dominated by so-called modern sensibilities we...
Author: Tom Terry
Have you ever been lost? I HATE my car’s GPS navigation. She bosses me around in her smooth British voice, but frequently tells me to turn ten seconds after I passed the exit. Then she taunts me by saying “re-calculating….” Her maps are outdated. She directs me to roads that no longer exist, and I meander around for miles. I despise her!!! I hate to be lost! I just want to...
Author: Julie Barrier