Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. The technological realities of smartphones and high-speed internet have fundamentally changed the landscape of pornography, and ushered it into the cultural mainstream where it enjoys increasingly widespread acceptance. In Barna’s landmark study, The Porn Phenomenon ...
Author: David Kinnaman
Every person is as spiritual as he or she wants to be. God has called us, created us and redeemed us. In order to fulfill His calling, we must have the right inner substance or character. We must come to grips with who we really are, inside and out. For we will do what we are. We will need to become the kind of people who routinely and easily walk in the...
Author: Dallas Willard
Knowing and meditating on the Word of God empowers us to face the hardship and deception of the end times. The Word is like a scalpel that discerns our own motives and thoughts, and gets to the heart of God's will and purposes. The Bible is key in obtaining spiritual victory and protection.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:1-17, Hebrews 4:12
Topic: End Times
Dear Roger, I need to know why I can't seem to sense God is with me. Have I been rejected for some reason? Romans 8:35-39 states several things that cannot separate me from the love of Christ. Sin is not mentioned. Can sin separate a person from the love of Christ? Can you comment on this? Thanks, Eric, Dear Eric, Formidable is Paul’s list of things that...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Do you know Jonah’s last words in the Bible? “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” [i] Those are not words motivated by suffering or grief. Those are words that come straight out of the hateful heart of an anti-hero, a prophet who cannot bear that God would have compassion on a city he deemed worthy of destruction and upset that the God who provided a...
Author: John Beeson
Why do we need to let our voice be heard in government? To keep silent is to willfully relinquish treasured moral and religious freedoms. This is what author Trevin Wax has to say: "Religious liberty, America’s “first freedom,” has fallen on hard times lately. A few years ago, a survey showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans believed the First Amendment’s...
Author: Trevin Wax
Here’s a baffling question for those who read the Bible. Why didn't God tell Jacob that his son, Joseph was still alive? Jacob languished for years in mourning for what he thought was a dead son. At any time during his faithful service to a God, God could have spoken to his servant, Jacob, and told him the truth. Why didn’t he? Now, I can think of a number of reasons why...
Author: Tom Terry
Elijah called fire down from heaven. But in a moment of weakness, he doubted God and lost his way. How did God speak to him, and how does He speak to you? In a whisper... Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
God's name, YAHWEH, is spoken without the vowels. In fact, when a Jew spoke the Hebrew words, it was a whisper-a breath. God gave us our first breath and we will breathe His name as our last breath. Even a child like Samuel heard Him speak. God gave him a prophetic voice, but first He gave Samuel a prophetic ear. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16-16, 1 Kings 19:11-13
Two years ago, I sat in a sterile, dark bedroom for months, isolated, gasping for air. My doctors’ orders? Ninety doses of the strongest antibiotic known to man, central lines to my heart, IV infusions to protect my immune system, breathing treatments, quarantine and bed rest. My prognosis? Not great. An 80% chance I would lose my lung and possibly my life if I developed...
Author: Julie Barrier