Synopsis: Today we cover the third key truth this short second epistle of John covers: Truth and Love call for discernment of those that claim to be teachers of God. We also look at the connecting link between the commands John gives in vv. 5-6 and the warnings he gives in vv. 7-11. How does love and truth related to false teachers and their false teachings?
Synopsis: This year's annual ministry theme is taken from our text of Scripture--"Shine As Light!" What does that involve and what does it mean? Find out from the insights found in Philippians 2:13-16.
Synopsis: In part 2 of this message from 3 John 2-4, we discover two evidences of a soul that is prospering. If you would be spiritually prosperous in 2019, then these two evidences must be seen in our lives!
Synopsis: In part one of today's message from our text today, the apostle John challenges us with the matter of prosperity in every aspect of life and with a specific standard by which the prayer for that kind of prosperity is given. How prosperous is your soul today? Is your soul prospering? How would you know if it is? What would that look like?
Synopsis: Our Christian lives are a series of changing times and seasons. Time itself is a succession of changing moments. Our perspective on change has a lot to do with how we interpret our set of circumstances. For 2019, here are some stabilizing truths about God's nature and work that bring security in the midst of insecurity, certainty in the midst of uncertainty, confidence as we face an unknown future that is known only to God.
Synopsis: In this message for the new year, find out what provisions God made for Joshua and Israel and what preparations Joshua needed to make so that as they began a new era, they would experience "Conquest Through Faith."
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!