Super Bowl champions like Peyton Manning know how to focus. In fact, any great athlete has learned the art of staying in the zone no matter how intense the pressure is that surrounds them. How do you get in the zone with God? How do you turn off the noisy racket that comes from techno overload or hectic living? Through Biblical meditation. Biblical meditation is not the...
Author: Glenn Barteau
What does the Bible say about gun control? More specifically, are the guidelines for the use of defensive weapons the same in the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament? Gun control has become a hot topic again because of recent tragedies. Politically, both sides of the American political spectrum are making their cases for and against tighter gun...
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Church and Culture
Is Jesus welcome at your house? Or are you afraid He'll see the dust bunnies in your life? “Batten down the hatches!” I was happily brushing my molars early one morning when I heard the jingle of the kitchen telephone. Hurriedly spitting out my Crest, I scurried to answer the call. Helen, my mother-in-law, was on the other end, announcing her arrival the next morning for a...
Author: Julie Barrier
From one perspective, there was a routine about the events of the crucifixion that was normal. The soldiers fulfilled their function with the kind of objectivity which marks the seasoned grave digger. Finding the grave digger singing at his task, Horatio explains to the perturbed Hamlet, “Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.” As the soldiers went about their...
Author: Alistair Begg
Topic: Jesus Christ
In his discussion of the Lord's Prayer, Dr. Toussaint defines prayer and its primary goal. Christ commands us to pray for His kingdom-plan to be realized on earth, and our every request should reflect His purposes.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Matthew 6:7, Ezekial 36:16, Revelation 5
What is our purpose in life? How can we discern God's will and live powerful, effective lives? This series teaches basic Biblical precepts for following Christ in today's world.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:12-24, 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
The hard sayings of Jesus pose many challenges for believers. Take time to wrestle with some of Christ's radical statements to determine what it means to put Him on the throne. When we respond in obedience and faith to His Word, His will, not ours, will be done.
Three snapshots from the life of Elijah teach us powerful lessons for godly living. Elijah's journey is a statement of extraordinary faith, trust and commitment but not without moments of despair, fatigue and confusion. We all face choices and questions similar to Elijah's. In this study of Elijah's life, we see how trustworthy God is to strengthen our faith during the ups and...
Scripture: 1 Kings 17 - 19
The problem with a living sacrifice is the tendency to crawl off the altar. When we fail to allow God to be magnified by complete surrender to Him, we lose the opportunity to see Him manifest His glorious power in our lives. Magnify Conference held at University Reformed Church April 5-6, 2013, Kevin de Young, pastor. For more information, visit University Reformed...
Speaker: Alistair Begg
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
Francis Chan teaches four short lessons infused with compelling videos of teenagers who have struggled and found victory in surrender to God. Video one teaches that we need to surrender our possessions, our materialistic lifestyle and trade it for God's riches (2 Corinthians 8:13-14). The second video features the principle that when you surrender to God, you take on...
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:13-14, John 14:15, John 15:18-19, Matthew 10:39
Topic: Generational Characteristics