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What Does It Mean To Be Citizens Of Heaven While Still Here On Earth? Part 6

Matthew 6:19 and 20 states: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth . . . but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” We’re called to be set apart from the world . . . but what does that really mean?

 

 

The Life Of A Man Who Followed All The Religious Regulations . . . But Missed Out On A Relationship With God Part 8

Some churches tend to celebrate rules. A list of do’s and don’ts that dictate how we should live. Don’t smoke, don’t drink . . . and by all means, make sure you’re in church every Sunday!

A Practical Look At Breaking Free From Our Self-imposed Laws Part 9

Ever find yourself sticking to a bunch of man-made “rules,” trying like crazy to be good enough to earn God’s favor? Well, sometimes it’s easier to follow a list of rules, rather than develop a real relationship with Him.

A Refreshing Perspective On Following God Part 34

For many, the Christian life is bogged down with lists of do’s and don’ts. Instead of giving us freedom, it weighs us down with all the rules and restrictions.

An Illustration Of God’s Incredible Grace To His Undeserving People Part 7

No matter what you’ve experienced . . . no matter what choices you’ve made . . . God can use you right now. Let's take an insightful look at the life of Samuel.

A Helpful Discussion On How To Grow Older Without Growing Bitter Part 8

Life rarely turns out as we imagined. As the years roll by and dreams go unfulfilled . . . it’s easy to sink into discouragement. 

A Thought-provoking Presentation On A Familiar Parable Of Jesus Part 1

In today’s culture, the successful and wealthy are held in highest esteem. And, in contrast, those with very little, who have no acclaim, are often overlooked.

Find Out How The Scriptures Should Impact Our Lives Each Day Part 2

This world values wealth and affluence, but God’s Word teaches a counter-cultural principle. Our earthly possessions have nothing to do with our standing before God!

Grappling With The Truth That You Can’t Serve Two Masters Part 7

It’s not easy to keep our focus on God in a materialistic world screaming for our attention and devotion. Perhaps you’ve lost focus on God’s plan in the daily-ness of life.

Are You Putting Too Much Stock In What Others Think Of You? Part 9

The Bible says that people look at outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. Let's take part in a dramatic rendering of one of Jesus’ parables.

What Do You Do When You See Someone The World Considers An Outcast? Part 10

Part of our mandate as followers of God is to love the unlovely. A discussion on this important and sensitive topic.

What It Takes And Doesn’t Take To Get Into Heaven Part 12

Some people seem to have it all together, but what about one minute after they die?

Rediscover The Powerful Truths Presented In Scripture Part 14

For those of us who’ve grown up in the church, it can be easy to think we’ve learned all we can from the Bible.

Will You Follow God, Or Turn Your Back On Him? Part 16

Each of us has a choice to make, and the result of this decision will affect us in this life and the next! Discover all you need to make this all-important decision.

The Differences Between Material And Spiritual Wealth And Sharing Our Riches With Others Part 19

Our culture praises those who have accumulated wealth and prestige, but in God’s economy, money is looked on very differently.

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Lifestyle Issues > Aging

Discover The Biblical Mandate To Care For Those In Need, Including Our Parents Part 27

Our parents care for us when we’re young, and then as we grow older, the roles are swapped and we end up caring for them. If you have elderly parents, you’ve probably worked hard to make sure they feel loved and cared for.

A Helpful Discussion On How To Grow Older Without Growing Bitter Part 8

Life rarely turns out as we imagined. As the years roll by and dreams go unfulfilled . . . it’s easy to sink into discouragement. 

An Illustration Of God’s Incredible Grace To His Undeserving People Part 7

No matter what you’ve experienced . . . no matter what choices you’ve made . . . God can use you right now. Let's take an insightful look at the life of Samuel.

Lifestyle Issues > Freedom

Discover how we can present the gospel as good news! Part 5

If you read about a hostage who had been miraculously rescued after years of imprisonment, you’d likely say that’s good news! Tragically, not everyone feels the same way. Let's discuss various reactions to God’s story of redemption.

Bringing The Familiar Story Of The Prodigal Son To Life Part 36

Sometimes it’s easy to read the Bible without becoming personally engaged in its stories. Let's talk about the Prodigal Son and offer a realistic picture of what would happen if this event took place today.

Take A Candid Look At Jesus’ Parable Of The Prodigal Son Part 28

Sometimes we have to go down the wrong road before we come to our senses. Perhaps you have a friend or loved one heading down a destructive path.

Lifestyle Issues > Legalism

A Practical Look At Breaking Free From Our Self-imposed Laws Part 9

Ever find yourself sticking to a bunch of man-made “rules,” trying like crazy to be good enough to earn God’s favor? Well, sometimes it’s easier to follow a list of rules, rather than develop a real relationship with Him.

The Life Of A Man Who Followed All The Religious Regulations . . . But Missed Out On A Relationship With God Part 8

Some churches tend to celebrate rules. A list of do’s and don’ts that dictate how we should live. Don’t smoke, don’t drink . . . and by all means, make sure you’re in church every Sunday!

Lifestyle Issues > Money

Behind the Bible’s stories about the rich and the poor Part 8

Wealth and possessions have divided people ever since time began. Jesus spoke into this division when He said, "life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."

Let’s unravel a puzzling statement that Jesus made about being rich Part 5

You don’t have to be a tailor to know that a camel won’t fit through the eye of a needle. But according to Jesus, that’s easier than someone who is wealthy getting into heaven!

Encouragement To Cultivate Generosity, In Good Seasons And Bad Part 30

When the economy is under severe strain, and families are struggling to make ends meet, it’s tempting to focus on taking care of ourselves and overlook the needs of those around us.

Lifestyle Issues > Morality

Be encouraged by how Jesus handles our sin with truth and grace Part 4

She had been caught red-handed. Exposed publicly for her sin of adultery, the woman in John 8 certainly didn’t expect any mercy from Jesus or the crowd.

Discover Jesus’ response to an impossible dilemma Part 3

From a human perspective, there was no good solution. Jesus shouldn’t forgive the woman caught in adultery, but He wouldn’t condemn her either! Our series in John chapter 8 continues.

Let’s turn to John chapter 8 and the account of the woman caught in adultery Part 1

Rather than help her privately, the religious leaders decided to use a broken woman to trap Jesus publicly! Don't miss the start of this dramatic story.

Lifestyle Issues > Possessions

Behind the Bible’s stories about the rich and the poor Part 8

Wealth and possessions have divided people ever since time began. Jesus spoke into this division when He said, "life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."

What legacy will you leave your loved ones? Part 5

You’ll never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul! That’s because when we die, we leave all that we have behind! Let's talk about finding contentment in the legacy we leave behind. What will you leave your loved ones when you pass on?

What is the secret to contentment? Part 4

The truth is, there’s only one thing you need to become perfectly content. Once you obtain this one thing, you’ll always be satisfied. What is the secret to contentment? Here’s a hint: it’s not any material possession!

Lifestyle Issues > Rest

A personal solution to stress Part 5

You could go to any store and pick up a book on "ten steps to de-stressing your life." But when it comes to finding relief from our burdens, Jesus offers a much more personal solution. Discover Jesus' honest and special invitation to find rest in Him as we conclude our series on "Finding Rest."

What is a "light burden"? Part 4

Jumbo shrimp. Original copy. Small crowd. An oxymoron combines two words with seemingly opposite meanings. Join us as we study this puzzling oxymoron from Jesus: "light burden."

Discover tools for facing trials and challenges Part 3

When challenging trials come at us, we can feel completely unequipped to handle the problems we're facing. But in those moments, Jesus offers all the tools we need to respond to life's difficulties. Discover the invitation to find rest in Jesus today!

Lifestyle Issues > Social Concern

Lifestyle Issues > Work

Truth-telling and the workplace Part 10

We see it all the time, advertisements for products with misleading information and guarantees built on false promises. Don't miss this thought-provoking conversation as we conclude our series on "Faith at Work"!

How can we use the wealth God has given us? Part 9

The Bible makes it clear that God calls us to offer care and compassion for the poor. The Old Testament prophets were burdened for the poor. In fact, Isaiah told God's people that it was better to help the needy than to fast.

Behind the Bible’s stories about the rich and the poor Part 8

Wealth and possessions have divided people ever since time began. Jesus spoke into this division when He said, "life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."