Not everyone in Jesus’ world gave him a warm welcome. Not everyone received him with grace. And many didn’t just ignore him, they rejected him. Isaiah prophesied his reception like this: “He was despised and rejected by men” (Isa. 53:3 NIV). John summarized the rejection of Jesus with these words: “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world...
Author: Max Lucado
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Missionary-commissioning, grieving with loved ones because of a tragic accident, testimony of a bereaved widow are all demonstrated in this service. At the conclusion, Pastor Chan goes to 2 Timothy. Living a committed Christian life will make waves in a secular world. Paul, relating his own testimony, encourages Timothy to stand firm, because persecution and suffering are an...
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:10-17, Romans 5:1-5
Stephen is one of God’s overlooked, unsung heroes. But the New Testament is born because Stephen lives and dies for the glory of God. Being persecuted for our faith is the outward sign of convition when unbelievers reject Christ and His followers.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Acts 7:1-60, John 5:24, John 8:51, John 11:26, 2 Corinthians 5:8
Topic: Church Mission
In neighborhood after neighborhood across America, the rows of rooftops conceal people whose lives in one way or another have experienced the impact of family disunity or divorce. Perhaps they grew up in a fractured home themselves. Perhaps they’ve watched a grown brother or sister’s marriage fail, ending in awkward custody battles. We all live in close proximity to the...
Author: Josh McDowell