Synopsis: In developing a strategy for Christ-likeness and in order to achieve/maintain unity in the home or at church, we must follow the divine pattern given and what we celebrate this Tuesday on Christmas Day, forms the backdrop for the life-changing teaching in this passage!
Synopsis: How does the birth of a child give any hope or joy when there is trauma, sadness and upheaval in the present coupled with an uncertain future? This text explains the reason why hope and joy can be experienced as a present reality in spite of the darkness of the times and the despair many have at this Christmas season.
Synopsis: From the only passage in the NT epistles that mentions the birth of Christ, comes an expression that highlights the life of Christ, "made under the law." When we understand the huge significance of that statement, we gain a greater appreciation for why Christ had to come to earth--a Christmas gift to us indeed!
Synopsis: In this message we look at the OT book that provides us with the most vivid and detailed scene of Heaven and the visions of God. We also look at a NT book that gives information very similar in detail to what the OT reveals! What we find is that language fails us to adequately describe the beauty and splendor of Heaven. Here are two key truths that are revealed about it!
Synopsis: Can you give me an example of two things that are inseparable? God gives us two -- truth and love. Society considers them to be two totally separate, non-related virtues! But notice what God has to say in today's text!
Synopsis: Our culture has its own definition of "love" and "truth" which are contrary to God's. Is there any connection between these two concepts? If so, what is it? If we are to have a vibrant, well-balanced Christian character, these two characteristics of God must be expressed as He intended. Both of these virtues are also essential for a well-balanced, healthy Church ministry and come from only one source.
Synopsis: The testimony of Scripture is always a very consistent and accurate one. So when it comes to informing us what happens the moment we die and where do we go when we die, we can trust what God has said. So what about soul sleep? Purgatory? Doesn't a born-again believer enter straight into Heaven upon his physical death?
Synopsis: Have you fallen into the trap of thinking that Thanksgiving is not for you if ... 1) you are not in the mood for it, 2) due to hardships and the pain of current or past circumstances you don't feel like, or 3) it is dependent upon favorable happenings and if conditions warrant it? Then here is hope and help from God's Word for you in this morning's message!