Let me tell you a little bit about my church. Sunday services are superb. They last anywhere from 8 to 10 hours, depending on how the Spirit is moving. At least 100 people are saved at every service. Dozens more are healed of debilitating diseases, and a handful of people are raised from the dead. We add at least 3,000 new members a month. And speaking of members, everyone in...
Author: David Murrow
When the Scriptures refer to the "heavenly host," we usually think of "choirs of angels." The word "host" in the Bible meant "army" (Josh. 5:13–14). It is an important truth: the hosts of Heaven are worshiping armies. Indeed, no one can do warfare who is not first a worshiper of God. The Central Issue In Tribulation: Worship One does not have to penetrate deeply...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Who has influenced you over the course of your life? If you think back to your childhood, there are all kinds of influences there. Maybe your parents, your friends, maybe bullies at school ... any number of people may have influenced you at school. I know as a kid, for me, one of my big influences was the garbage collector. I wanted to be a trash guy. I would stand by my...
Author: Jud Wilhite
"Torn" is a two-part Easter series discussing the miraculous act of God when He tears the Temple curtain from top to bottom. When Jesus dies upon the cross, God demonstrates His love for us by bridging the gap between a holy God and sinful man. The result is man's forgiveness and restoration.
Scripture: Luke 9:51, Luke 19:28-42
The people of Judah wanted to re-build the Temple in Jerusalem, but faced great opposition and had to abandon the task. The Jews were accused of being rebellious, and wanted to undermine their rulers. Because of these reports and the insecurity of their oppressors, building stopped and the attempt to rebuild the Temple failed. So what do we do when God doesn't answer, or when...
Speaker: Kevin DeYoung
Scripture: Ezra 4:1-24
Solomon took on a great building project during his reign as king. As he built the Temple to honor God and oversaw that project, there are some insights for us into how to build a life. Solomon is seeing life as a manager, not the owner – that’s one of the keys as you live for the larger story of God and don't become victimized by selfishness. YouVersion notes HERE.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Kings 4:29-34, 1 Kings 5:1-5
Topic: Process of Spiritual Growth
Shortly before His crucifixion, Jesus gives His disciples a glimpse of the end times. He answers three questions: When will the temple be destroyed? What will be the sign of His coming? What will be the sign of the end of the age? With the answers comes the assurance that Jesus is our eternal security.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 24:1-15, Matthew 23:27-39, Isaiah 7:14, Daniel 9:27, 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4
Topic: End Times
When I was a young believer, I committed to memory Hebrews 4:12: “For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Admittedly, I had no clue what “the dividing of soul and spirit,...
Author: Frank Viola
Topic: Jesus Christ
In the ancient world, the two most important buildings of any national capital were the palace and the temple. They represented civil and spiritual authority. In heaven the centrality of the throne of God emphasizes both His sovereignty and His worthiness to be worshiped. All heaven is His palace, and all heaven is His temple. In Revelation 3:12 Christ says, “He who...
Author: John MacArthur
Dear Roger, I really struggle with anger. It seems like I just can’t keep it under control. I know it’s not Christian to be angry, so what advice would you give me? Sincerely, BLE Dear BLE, One of my favorite proverbs is Proverb 29:11: “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” NIV Anger is a powerful emotion. You might find this...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Discipleship, Anger