Synopsis: Diotrephes was more influenced by the culture of his day than he was by the Word of God. His spirit and mindset is very much alive in modern day churches as well. From his life we learn two very important lessons that challenge us today.
Synopsis: Beginning this magnificent masterpiece of poetry is a statement about the rarity of the kind of woman that God highly prizes and praises. Society has its ideas of what a strong woman is like but what is God's view? In this message find the number one quality God mentions that is at the top of his list as he sets forth the qualities that call for the praise of this woman. Learn some challenging truths that will help us take our next spiritual step for God!
Synopsis: Proverbs has much to say about the wrong kind of woman so it is only fitting this book should end by focusing on the right kind of woman: here's what a life that seeks to apply divine wisdom to every area of daily living looks like! In our text today, there are two primary, summary statements made about this virtuous woman that can be the overarching summary of your life as well!
Synopsis: Have you ever wondered why some churches support missionaries to go preach the gospel in various places throughout the U.S. and overseas? Is someone were to question you as to what is the biblical basis for supporting missionaries financially and materially, could you point to any passage of Scripture? These two final characteristics of Gaius' life together present the summary message of our text: The support of traveling Christian workers/missionaries is both noble and needed.
Synopsis: The number of people who commit suicide after experiencing the fame and fortune of worldly success is astonishing. They and many others have proven the truth of what Solomon said in Ecclesiastes - a man's prosperity and pleasure does not bring lasting satisfaction and fulfillment! Society has taught us what its definition of a prosperous life is, and it has deceived us. While prosperity has ruined a lot of people, it does not ruin the man who sees God as His greatest treasure! We must "learn from above how to live life below." Gaius is a great illustration of that! If we would be genuinely prosperous people, regardless of where we are on the social, economic or relational spectrum, we must embrace the same perspective of life Gaius had!
Synopsis: Wouldn't it be great if we could forget our troubles just as easily and quickly as we forget our blessings that God sends our way? In tonight's text, God's Word teaches us that there is something very important we must constantly keep before us in our thinking or we will get discouraged when hardships come. What is it we are to remember? Why must we remember it?
Synopsis: What specifically were these ladies to remember about what Christ taught regarding His resurrection? Because we must remember the same! In today's message, learn two specific things that must be remembered about Christ's triumphant exit from the tomb on the third day after His death!
Synopsis: Passion week climaxes with the crucifixion of Christ. The cross of Christ is not only the central fact of history, but it is also the central theme of Scripture. That being the case, we should not be surprised that Hebrews 12:1 admonishes us to "look unto Jesus...who endured the cross." It is good for saved sinners to look at the Cross in order that our love, appreciation and gratitude might be rekindled. It is good for unsaved sinners to look at the cross so the sight of the sacrificial Lamb of God might rescue their souls from sin's penalty. As we look tonight at Luke 23, there are four things we need to see as we "Look at the Cross."
Synopsis: Matthew 21:10b asks a thought-provoking question about Christ to which we must all give answer: "Who is this?" Your view of Christ directly impacts/shapes how you live life and what you do with and do for Christ. On that first Palm Sunday long ago, our text introduces us to "The Character and Coming of the King." Here are three important lessons we should learn from our text today.
Synopsis: The detailed description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 led one scholar to call this holy city, "The Crown Jewel of the New Heaven and New Earth." Is this a literal place or a symbolic place? What is it like? This message is part 1 of a study on the New Jerusalem, the City of God that has been prepared for all those who are born-again.
Synopsis: Identifying this man named Gaius is not as important as identifying the reasons for John's commendation of his life mentioned in vv. 1-8. Gaius' life was characterized by four qualities that each of us would do well to imitate today. This message covers just one of those qualities--walking in the truth.