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First Century Wedding Customs And A Wedding Parable

To enable listeners to understand the background of the parable of the ten virgins.

PURPOSE: To enable listeners to understand the background of the parable of the ten virgins.

If I were to ask you to explain to someone from another culture (who has no idea of American customs) what happens at an American wedding, what would you say?

First Century Wedding Customs And A Wedding Parable, Part 2

 Jesus told several parables that had to do with weddings and weddings feasts that were common in His day.

PURPOSE: To enable listeners to understand the background of the parable of the ten virgins.

If I were to ask you to explain to someone from another culture (who has no idea of American customs) what happens at an American wedding, what would you say?

Hope And Faith--ideas Rooted In God's Promises

Hebrews 11:1 states, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Do you think everyone has "faith"? What do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize the importance of faith and God's promise.

Hebrews 11:1 states, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

A New Outlook On Death And The Afterlife

Let's talk about how stories work. Listen to these two stories:
• Margaret departed last week. It was very sudden and unexpected. Harriet and Lucy miss her very much. Henry can't stop weeping.
• Enoch walked with God; then he was no more because God took him away.

A Proper View Of God Can Carry Us Through The Hardest Of Times

Hope can be difficult to sustain when we undergo hardship and suffering. It’s easy to be optimistic when life is going well . . . but how do we keep despair at bay when adversity comes?

A Revitalizing Message Of Hope For Your Future

Have you lost all hope? Where do you go when nothing seems to fill the emptiness in your heart, and you see a future that looks like nothing but more of the same? Re-ignite the flame God has for you . . .

Give God A Chance To Work . . . You’ll Find He’s Always Faithful Part 25

Waiting for God to fulfill His promises can feel tedious. Sometimes it seems like the only way to get results is to take control ourselves.

An Honest Discussion About The Walk Of Faith Part 41

Unfortunately, Christians don’t live in a protective bubble. Trusting God doesn’t mean our problems disappear.

Find Hope For A Difficult Time

Following God’s path for your life doesn’t ensure an easy route. An authentic discussion on the life of a believer in Christ.

Encouragement To Those Under Attack

How do we stand firm in a world hostile toward our Christian values? Perhaps you’re battling opposition right now. Having a tough time holding your ground?

An Invitation For You To Trust In God, No Matter What Difficult Circumstances You May Be Facing

Following God doesn’t necessarily mean life will be easy from here on out. So how do you cope when the hard times come? Hope to get you through the tough times.

A Message Of Hope Beneath This Story Of A Broken Family Part 53

It’s difficult to forgive those who have hurt you . . . especially when they are family members—the very people who are supposed to love and support you. 

 

A Candid Discussion About The Realities Of Doubting God Part 6

How do you handle those times when yours prayers go unanswered and your expectations fall short? Does it make you less confident in God?

An Honest Look At Doubting, And How To Get Through To The Other Side Part 7

Have you ever gone through seasons of questioning God? When doubts loom larger than the answers?

Do You Sometimes Feel Like God’s Beyond Your Reach? Part 10

The Bible clearly describes the character of God. As we study Psalm 131, learn more about God’s role in our lives.