This message is the third and final part of this series focusing on life’s difficulties. The question raised: why trust God in the midst of hurt? Listen to discover the two main reasons given.
Although people often try to run away from pain, it is something that cannot be avoided in life. As believers, how do we view difficulty when we are in the midst of it? James 1:1-12 gives us a healthy perspective that God is at work in us in the midst of the hurt.
Have you lost someone close to you? As you look to the future, do you sense great uncertainty? Are you having to work through relational hurts with people you have trusted in the past? Are you watching people you greatly care about make poor choices or endure difficulty? Life is a wonderful gift from God; […]
This message continues to examine the visit Paul had to Athens, Greece, a culture living opposed to the message he was preaching. In his attempt to share the message of Christ with the philosophers of the day, Paul built a bridge into their life so that his message might be heard. His approach gives believers […]
If you have ever been discouraged by the decline of morality in our society or by the apathy many seem to have for God and His Word, you’re in good company. The apostle Paul was confronted with such cultures too; however it was worse for him! In this message we look at Paul’s visit to […]
Skepticism is common among people today…and rightly so because counterfeit and fake permeate many aspects of our culture. So when approaching the claims of the Bible, it causes people to question its validity as well. In this message we examine secular/non-Christian documents about Jesus. What we find only supports the claims of the Bible. This […]
This message looks back at the cross and reflects on the great sacrifice made at the cross. For the believer, a couple of questions are raised in Romans 8:31-39. If God is for us, who can be against us (vv. 31)? What can separate us from the love of Christ (vv. 35)? In this message […]
Do you ever get so focused on how you believe God is supposed to work in your life that you actually miss what God is doing in your life? When we think about miracles Jesus performed, our minds naturally gravitate towards the “big” ones – walking on water, multiplying food, or making cripples walk. While […]
In this message, we look at another encounter the disciples had with a storm…only this time Jesus was not in the boat. After witnessing the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus made the disciples get in a boat and cross over the Sea of Galilee. During the night, they were hit with a storm, and then […]
Life is difficult for all people, regardless of their religious beliefs. Mark 4:35-41 describes a hardship the disciples encountered. While passing across the Sea of Galilee, they were hit by a storm. It was so great they feared for their life. Finally, at their wits’ end, they called out to Jesus who got up from […]
This message is the conclusion of the book of 1 John. In the final chapter, John tells the reader that there are three who testify that Jesus is the Son of God. Those John calls to the witness stand are rather unusual. Listen in! But the testimony is the same: Jesus is the Son of […]
In light of difficulty that life brings, you may not always feel like an overcomer. But if you have a relationship with God, through Jesus, the writer of 1 John says you are an overcomer. An overcomer’s heart is drawn to love the One who enables him/her to overcome. Love is demonstrated by obedience to […]