Synopsis: God's greatness and goodness motivate praise and worship.
Our missionary, Dr. Walter Loescher, had the privilege of being the first preacher to preach in our brand new church as today is the first day we held worship services in the new building. Providentially, he was able to fill in for our pastor who had laryngitis.
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!
Synopsis: There are two perspectives on life - one oriented around self and this world; the other around God and the world to come. "Men of this world" live as if this world is all that exists and all that really matters. David lived as if God really existed and eternity is what really matters. With which of these two do you identify? How does your lifestyle answer that question? If the infinite God is not enough to satisfy you, then nothing finite can or ever will.
Synopsis: "Unfamiliarity with Heaven makes a dull and worldly Christian." We can't afford to ignore the glory and reality of Heaven as if it had no present significance or impact on our thinking and living! What is Heaven like? It is presented in terms of a kingdom!
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?