https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wrfte-14b3c55 Older Christians have an obligation to disciple and encourage younger Christians in their walk with Christ. How can we do that? Paul gives a wonderful example in 1 Thessalonians. In these verses, we see how to encourage and disciple younger believers by: Persevering despite our circumstances (2:1-2) Speaking and ministering as to please God,Continue reading “Living By Faith: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-52kzq-14b3c10 In the game of telephone, the message is rarely preserved from beginning to end. But when it comes to the gospel, God has worked through many men over millennia to preserve and preach a single message of salvation. In these verses we see: Many men… (2:1, 3, 9) Preserving… (2:5, 7) And preaching oneContinue reading “Living By Faith: Galatians 2:1-10”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7esp6-14ab020 How can we help those coming up behind us who are ‘younger in the faith’? Paul’s example with the church at Thessalonica is a beautiful example for pastors and older Christians. He shows us how to encourage and help others grow who are younger in the faith. He does so by: Praying for themContinue reading “A Life Pleasing to God: 1 Thessalonians 1”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f7g9u-14aaffb What makes for good preaching? How does a man become a preacher? Paul’s experience illustrates some important points on the topic of preaching and the preacher. Through him, we see that preachers are: Picked to Preach Christ for the Glory of God Picked To Preach (1:11-16) Christ (1:16-22) For the Glory of God (1:23-24)
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ub54k-14a1ad3 What happens when you try to add to the gospel? Does Jesus get you in the door and you’re responsible for keeping yourself in the kingdom? We start a new series this week in the book of Galatians titled Living by Faith.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jcw2v-149875d Discover how the gospel humbles us and makes us useful to God and to others. The mercy of God: Demands our all (12:1) Transforms our mind (12:2) Humbles us (12:3-8) In our thinking about ourselves (12:3) In our thinking about others (12:4-8)
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y7rs9-148eb35 Jesus’ love is custom-tailored to each of us like a fine suit. His love measures us in the most uncomfortable ways, in areas we’d rather not assign numerical numbers to. But it also clothes and covers you, not leaving you bare and embarrassed before the world. Learn how Christ’s love was displayed toward Peter andContinue reading “Know & Believe: John 21”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vd4nn-1487427 Picture the mystery of Christ’s missing body after His crucifixion as a gripping investigation. What really happened to His body? How did His disciples go from doubt to unwavering belief? Discover the powerful message of peace through faith in God’s Son, and how your own encounter with Christ can transform your life.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kdrcz-147d87e Jesus’ “Final Hour” has literally arrived. And John wonderfully and masterfully composes a chronicle of the final moments of Christ’s life much like a composer does a symphony. And yet, behind the pen of John, we see the hand of God, orchestrating the most beautiful piece ever composed. His Final Hour: A SymbolicContinue reading “Know & Believe: John 19:17-37”
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dmddf-1474b1b Where do your eyes go when you find yourself afflicted for faith? Stephen looked past the stones that were hurled at him to his Savior. He found faith in him to give up his very life for his faith.