There is a very prevalent problem in our culture today that truly seems to be just as bad, if not worse in some ways, within the church. A problem right here in this church on a very regular basis, and it desperately needs to change.
Drawing from Psalm 110, Evangelist Jonathan Smith encourages us to not only find something to refresh us, but to reach out and refresh others. Listen to find out more.
You've heard it, 'If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all,' probably from your mother more than once as you grew up. Today Pastor Doss advises us that we should probably adhere to those words of wisdom.
The Bible tells us that our words are a reflection of our heart. If we aren't encouraging each other then maybe we aren't where we should be in our relationship with God. Listen to discover how the two are connected.
There have been times I have said to myself, as some of you may have, "I wish I could have lived during those day in the Bible, because If I had seen that, I wouldn't have any trouble believing." Today we’re going to take a look at an historical occasion that is about to occur right now, in our lives, that not only shows undeniable proof that our God is real, but that we are also closer to meeting Him than we could ever imagine. Does anyone know what the 14th of this month is on the calendar? It is literally a moment in all mankind's history that is of Biblical importance: it is—to the day—exactly 70 years since Israel became a nation again. And there is absolutely no way, as believers in Jesus Christ that we can miss this one moment in time, and not proclaim what it means, to the Glory of God.
We often read the Bible and think to ourselves, "how did they miss that!?" The people who were looking for their messiah somehow missed His arrival, despite multiple prophesies that pointed at Him. And yet, we are living in a generation that is also witnessing prophesy unfold before us, are you recognizing it?
Today Pastor Doss walks us through the prophesies of the last days, and compares it to the headlines of today....
Paul, while sitting in a prison in Rome, penned these words to the church he helped to establish in Philippi: Philippians 1:10.
That is a powerful statement, which unfortunately many of us have a very blurry view of, at best. In the Truth Project (in Sunday School), we have spent weeks discerning between how society sees our world and how a true Christian sees our world. And one of the biggest problems in Christianity, is that we have intermixed our worldview with that of the secular world in so many areas, often, unaware of just how biased and tainted towards the world, our views have actually become. For example, according to nothing but the media and entertainment around us right now—advertisement strategies, tv sitcoms, cinema—what seems to be of utmost importance today?
It's easy to lose track of what is important. Especially when the media we are surrounded with bombards us with a distorted view of what things have value. Today Pastor Doss encourages us to keep our eyes on the three things that are really important, the things that are eternal. Listen to discover what they are and then decide if you need to refocus.
I read a news article: How long will I be allowed to remain a Christian? We are living in times when our faith is being ridiculed and attacked more and more frequently, and more and more aggressively, causing many Christians to even begin to doubt their own faith. Have you not had times of trials or difficulty and thought quietly: "I wish I didn't live in these crazy and dangerous times?" "Where is the God that I read about in Scriptures?" "Why do I never see miracles told about in the Bible?" "Why doesn't God still work like that now?" "If He were real, we would see more proof in His works!" God is real, and God does still care, and yet we don't see Him move as we read about. It's not because He has changed, and not because He is not able. That leaves one factor to consider: us.
Recently, I had a good friend confide in me with some questions and comments about faith in Jesus Christ. Questions and comments of skepticism and self-justification—not in the belief there is no God—but in the belief that they are justified in living their life the way they choose and still be accepted and approved by a loving God. They asked some of the same questions and made some of the same statements about their belief in God, and about why they feel their life is okay—about why God is just fine with how they live, and believe, and love—that I have heard from a number of people, as have you. People living their lives on the edge with God, and the with the world, not committing to Him, but believing in Him. Staying close to Him, but not too close. Justifying that one thing (or two) that keeps away commitment.
Ever been asked if God hears the prayers of the unsaved? Or had a friend tell you that only God can judge them and you should but out? Or maybe you have asked these questions yourself? Today, Pastor Doss addresses three of the top questions that have come up in conversations with non-believers. Not sure how to respond? Listen to find out!
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