Synopsis: God specializes in doing what appears to be impossible. The value of the promise lies in the value and ability of the One Who gives the promise. So when facing challenges to your faith, see beyond the impossible and look to the One Who has given you His promises. Faith strengthens while doubt and unbelief weakens.
Synopsis: What happens if I fail to use God's grace--especially in times of suffering, stress, or times of trouble?
Our text reveals three dangers to beware of as part of our responsibility to exercise great oversight and care as we aggressively chase after peace and holiness.
Synopsis: In response to the pity expressed about her condition, "That poor soul...she was blind from birth and never got to see," Fanny Crosby's response was "There is nothing so tragic as to be able to see and not have vision." The challenge for the Christian today is to maintain a proper focus on Christ with the two-fold perspective that is to be kept in its proper order: 1) God's Promises and 2) Faith's Pilgrimage.
Synopsis: Steven Platt, one of the members of the Colonial Hills Baptist missions team came to our church for a week of VBS ministry. On Sunday night, he and another teen, Kendall, preached from God's Word. Here's Steven's message on Prayer.
Synopsis: To help us understand the significance of what the author is communicating when he admonishes the reader to "run the race with patience," it would be helpful for us to spotlight three key aspects of faith that come from Heb. 11 that explain the reason why 12:1 begins as it does and why we should obey the exhortation given in that race.
Synopsis: Where did all these heroes of the Faith in Hebrews 11, named and unnamed, get the ability to endure the hardships of life and how did they do so? Hebrews 11:27 tells us how Moses lived by faith and it presents the key for us as well. Moses saw "Him Who is invisible." How do you see Him Who is invisible? There are three ways to do so. This message presents the first of these three ways.
Synopsis: In the previous message we looked at the first way we can see the invisible God. Today's message looks at the second way--with the eye of faith. What is faith? How is it expressed? Hebrews 11 reveals the answer.
Synopsis: This message looks at the third way in which we can see an invisible God. It helps us understand what it means to "Behold Your God!" What Moses did is what we are to do. It's the key to how Moses lived by faith amid the hardships of life. It's the key to ours as well.
Synopsis: Tonight's passage reveals not only the fourth characteristic of those who enjoy a personal revival from God, but it also offers a message of hope to those looking to God for revival: Because God is Who He is, He can do what He purposes to do. Revival will come when we meet the condition presented here and when our eyes are opened to see the Source of grace, the reason for grace, the wonder and splendor of God's grace and the display of God's grace.
Synopsis: The good news of the Bible is that Heaven is a real place, a perfect place, because God is there. Tonight we note seven characteristics about this prepared place for a prepared people. Has God qualified you for entrance there?