James 4 teaches this: "Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it." Who is the only Lawgiver & Judge? (cf. Isaiah 33:22 ) There is a difference between “judging” someone and using...
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Isaiah 33:22, Matthew 18:15-17, Colossians 1:28, Titus 3:10, Matthew 25:31-46
How does the prophetic message of Matthew 24 change our lives in the present and ready us for Christ's return? In these four parables, Jesus teaches us how to build endurance, perseverance and hope in the present so that we are prepared for our eternal destiny. End-times prophecy calls us to holy living and gives us a glimpse of the future to motivate us today.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Matthew 24 - 25
Topic: End Times
Matthew 24, often called the “Olivet Discourse,” is one of Jesus’ clearest teachings on His second coming and the end of the age. In Matthew 23, Christ decries the sins and hypocrisy of the corrupt religious leaders of the time. In an impassioned plea to call the Jews to repentance, He enjoins his listeners to watch for the abomination of desolation as a definitive sign of the...
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-14, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 23 - 25, 2 Thessalonians 2:2-4, Romans 8:9
Jesus may come at any moment. We should live with such urgency and purity that we will focus our lives in the light of that truth. Scoffers like Thomas Huxley say that religion restricts our sexual freedom. They believe that because they have not experienced God, He does not exist. However, that reasoning is faulty. Do we fail to believe in death because we have not...
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:6-7, Malachi 4:1-3, Romans 2:4-5, Matthew 24 - 25
Topic: Return of Christ
Apostates do not like God so they make up a god they can like. They are grumblers, fault-finders, boasters, flatterers and indulgers to evil desires. Many of us are so preoccupied that we do not see these people around us who are dead to their sins. They need a savior. Our greatest legacy will be those in eternity who heard the good news from us.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Jude 0:14, Titus 2:13-15, Romans 3:9-12, Matthew 25:31-46, 2 Corinthians 5:10
At the age of twelve I started praying for my future husband. In the beginning my prayers were driven by my fear that I might marry the wrong person. Later on, though, my motives changed. Over the next ten years I would often find myself speaking with God about critical life choices. Prayers which started fearfully, as a desperate act of self-protection, morphed into...
Author: Jan Shrader
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-3