Some people think that God looks at our lives and balances the good against the bad. If we have more good than bad, we get to heaven. That's not how it works - to get right with God you've got to go around the law and get rightness from another source.
The people of Israel had some mis-assumptions about the Messiah. These mis-assumptions caused them to miss Jesus' coming. We too can fall into these same misconceptions about how God works despite how the circumstances appear. Audio missing first 5 min.
How do you get in good standing with God? Sometimes we mistake the outward signs of rightness for inward reality. In fact, the Lord urges us to examine the "secret self" and lay it bare to God and let His Son cleanse it. Are you willing?
Our study through the book of Romans 1 shows us a God who loves humans, but must reveal His wrath on anything that is not like Him. It is one of the best chapters in the Bible to clearly understand God's righteous character, and our fallibility.
Do you ever feel lonely, depressed, abandoned? Jesus has three special words of encouragement for you - words that will give you comfort and purpose, especially in times when you don't feel like going on.
The story of Jesus betrayal, arrest, and trial could be seen as a dark time, but it teaches us things about faith, suffering, and finding the will of God in our lives like no other portion of Scripture.
In the end we will not be able to say "I don't want to play this religion game." It won't be about religion, but about relationship with God. As Jesus prepares to go to the cross, He shares His very last teaching, about our lives, and about the end times.
There is a hidden infection out there, resting under the surface, waiting to erupt into the world system. Do you know what it is and more importantly, are you ready? Learn about end times prophecy and the Rapture of the church.
We hear about violence and famine, war and crime every day on the news. Jesus said this was the beginning of the end for this world - but He also says something else to us - "Don't be alarmed." How do we keep a peaceful heart in times of great storm?
When it comes down to it, do you let God in on the inside of you - or do you hold Him at arms length? Take a lesson from the religious establishment of Jesus' day - let God into the ugly inner parts of your life, and let the Great Plumber heal you.
Many times we seek to understand and manipulate God by our human ideas. We need to get rid of our preconceptions about what God is doing in our lives and let Him direct how we think and pray.
God is throwing a huge party and you're invited. The only way you get in is by special invitation and by putting on wedding clothes. At the same time the world demands your loyalty and is having a party of it's own - so which party do you want to go to?
What happens when Jesus inspects your life? He cursed the fig tree because it didn't bear fruit - why? And how do we bear fruit for our Savior?
Which Jesus do you want to meet
How do you figure your self worth
The question many ask, but few find the answer to
Jesus gives us insight into the heart of God, revealing how to save relationships that are faltering and how to avoid the trap of divorce. Learn how God truly envisioned marriage and learn about keeping commitments. Also learn how to avoid legalism
We all live with the consequences of conflict
Many times winning at all costs is the mantra that we live by. But Jesus challenges us to become like a child - what does that mean, really, and how does it help God rescue us?
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