Whether you are curious about Christianity, a new believer trying to figure it out, or a long time follower of Christ, this message is for you! Today Pastor Doss walks us through not only historical evidence that supports our faith in God's word, but he demonstrates how no other religion in the world is as trustworthy as ours, as steeped in fact than ours, as accurately prophetic as ours. This is a great message to share with others, and to boost your own faith.
One bitter seed can influence all your decisions, all you actions, all your thoughts, and make them displeasing to God. While another seed can bring about the exact opposite. Which are you choosing to nurture and grow?
Today, I want us to address a mindset, a dark fear and anxiety, that has probably taken hold of most people here at some point in their walk with Christ. If this has not been a problem for you, it is only a matter of time before Satan attempts to use this tactic against you. Some of you, if you were honest, have been plagued by this issue for some time—having your joy, and maybe even your faith diminished greatly because of difficult events in our lives. Or sometimes, just because we watch the world around us, as we are trying to serve Christ. Many of us, if not all, experience times when we just don't think things are adding up the way they should be.
Written over 2500 years ago, Psalm 73 is just as applicable to followers of Christ today as it was to Asaph, its author, when it was written. Today Pastor Doss switches things up a bit and we spend the morning examining a single chapter from start to finish: Psalm 73.
Many of you probably know someone who is a, "Prepper". Someone who is preparing for economic, social, or military chaos in the future. In the world in which we now live, there is much logic behind this mindset. But as a Christian, the changes that are occurring in our society at this moment, and the increasing rate in which these changes are happening, will soon cause more of us to fall, in a much more serious way, than any event that prepping could prepare you to face.
preppers (plural noun)
Since Jesus death we are all called to be prepared for Him to return, to spiritually prep for it. But what does that mean? How do we prepare? What does a spiritual prepper look like? Today Pastor Doss reminds us that represent Jesus to the world, a world that is on its way to catastrophic disaster. Are you ready to represent Him? Listen below for some pointers.
The entire Old Testament was used through stories, prophecies, laws, instruction, poetry, etc. to tell about the coming of, give the details of, prepare the way for the Messiah. The New Testament is the story of that long awaited event as it actually unfolded (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John), the story of how God worked to spread the message of His Son to the first century world through the most unexpected and unwilling people (Acts), the instructions God gave for establishing and growing His new Bride the Church (Epistles) so that He might show His love to a broken world and heal and save as many people as possible, and the future plans God has for His Redeemed Beloved (Revelation).
Today we continue our "Big Picture" journey through the Bible by looking at the New Testament and how it fits into the story. Click below to listen.
The Bible is a Love Story from God to us. It was given to us in order to communicate with a world that is too lost and blind in their own sin to see or fellowship with God any other way; to show us God’s unbelievable Power, Creativity, Love and Desire for us through the revealing of His Creation; to show us His initial design and purpose for our lives with Him, before we turned from Him; to show us how to find our way back to Him again; to show us the absolute worth and importance He put on us through His passion and persistence to make a way back to Him; to show us how to really love; to show us what is to come in the future He made for us; to show us how we can live beautifully with purpose and excitement right now! It is a Love Story about a love rejected; a battle that lasts through the ages to restore the lost lover; a battle against the tempter who stole that beloved—at the cost of everything the rejected Lover has in His possession (His Creation, power, position and reputation, relationships, His Life) and the reunion with all forgiven and restored- a happily ever after! We shouldn’t just analyze, study and follow It; we need to see our place in Its pages and see our worth and future in the Eyes of the One who wrote It!
Continuing with our broad overview of the Bible, today Pastor Doss goes through the big themes in the Old Testament. When we can see the whole picture, it makes it easier to see how the pieces, or individual books of the Bible, fit together.
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