Church terms and words can sometimes be confusing. We are taking a close look at what we believe and why! Today we talk about inspiration: what is it? why is it important? does it matter? The lesson we discover as we learn about the inspiration of the Bible is simple: God’s Word can be trusted!
Paul finishes his letter to the church by reminding them of the ability they have to continue by looking forward with confidence, with hope. This hope gives them a strong future to anticipate. Paul’s message is clear: spiritual stamina rest in hope!
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. As good as happiness may be, stamina is built on preparation and patience. Spiritual stamina requires a strong life, one lived out lovingly. Today we discover this strong life has three major components: obedience, difference, and influence.
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. Life is often lived by taking the materials one is given and making the best of it. When difficulty or unexpected events arise, what happens to your life? Can you survive? These are the events that challenge our core beliefs. Should they change? Can they withstand trials? Paul reminds […]
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. After establishing a strong foundation, a solid pattern of behavior must be developed. Pastor shows from God’s Word how the good news of the gospel […]
We begin a series in 1 Thessalonians. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. A strong foundation is vital for establishing this stamina; and Paul shares the three key ingredients to this foundation: faith, love, and hope.
How do you view the unplanned events in life? What about those events and circumstances that are out of your control? Are they barriers to what you are trying to accomplish? Today, we look at the letter to the Philippians and learn that what we might see as roadblocks are being used by God to […]
Many folks contribute to the success of any venture. In church ministry, there are many people at work “behind the scenes” helping those with a more public persona. In many circles, a person who ministers while earning a living from non-ministerial employment is called a “tent maker.” Today, Don Shade, shares about his experience and […]
Missionary Jim Wright, serving with Baptist World Misisons, speaks today on the reasons for trials and difficulties in the Christian life. As we look at life from God’s perspective, we find that He is wise, loving, and merciful – even in difficult times. After the sermon, a field report video can be viewed.