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Three Parables Jesus Told That Illustrate A Similar Lesson

Do you think it would be easier to understand the Bible if Jesus had ministered in Michigan or New York City in the 20th century?

Do you think it is easier for country kids or city kids to understand the Bible?

PURPOSE: To have listeners understand that what we are is shown in what we do that matters to God.

Do you think it would be easier to understand the Bible if Jesus had ministered in Michigan or New York City in the 20th century?

How The Ten Commandments Point Us To Christ

Do you think people need the Ten Commandments to show them that murder is wrong, or that stealing is wrong?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand all that the Law reveals in us.

Let's read a paragraph from Romans 7:7-13. It's a very complex paragraph, but a very important one. The apostle Paul is talking about the Law and what the Law did in his life. In some ways Paul could say that the Law was responsible for sin in his life.

The Difference Between Behaviors And Virtues

Several years ago a group of ministerial students was asked, "What does the spiritual life look like?" They responded:

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that spirituality by works can be as futile as justification by works.

Several years ago a group of ministerial students was asked, "What does the spiritual life look like?" They responded:

The Realities Noah Faced In Building The Ark

Do you like to do crossword puzzles? Do you do them in ink or pencil? When you see the solution to the puzzle printed out, does its appearance differ much from your effort to solve the puzzle?

The Christian Faith Is Based On One Central Truth

The central truth that is echoed throughout the Old and New Testaments in the Bible and the profound effect this common theme has on our faith and how we live our lives. 

What If Being Good Isn’t Good Enough?

Most of us would consider ourselves good people. We don’t beat our kids, we pay our taxes, we go to church on Sunday . . . Ever wondered if you’re missing the mark?

A Revealing Conversation About What’s Required To Get Into Heaven

Perfection. It’s the ultimate standard to get into heaven. And yet, no matter how good we are or how hard we work, we’ll never hit the mark. Find out why being good just isn’t good enough.

Exploring The Root Of Our Salvation

Too often our emotions get the better of us . . . and overpower our spiritual walk. We feel close to God one day . . . and far away the next. But the hope we have in Christ doesn’t depend on our moment-to-moment feelings.

How To Resolve The Problem Of “when Being Good Is Not Good Enough”

No matter how much we put in the offering plate on Sunday, or how engaged we are in church activities, we still fall short of God’s perfect standard.

One Of Jesus’ Most Profound Anecdotes On Life

We never outgrow our need for God. No matter how good we think we are, we’ve all fallen short of God’s standard. Need a dose of encouragement?

A Refreshing Discussion That Quells The Fear About Death And Dying

Think you’re not good enough to earn God’s love? The truth is . . . none of us is good enough! It’s only the grace of God that gives us any hope beyond the grave.

Find Freedom From Carrying The Load Yourself

Many well-meaning people work overtime to earn God’s favor . . . trying hard to be a “good Christian.” A challenge to release yourselves into God’s care rather than carrying the load all on your own.

Faith Is A Matter Of The Head And The Heart

Everyone believes something about God, even if they choose not to believe in Him. What we believe about God governs our actions and thoughts.

Taking A Look At God’s Remarkable Forgiveness

When someone has hurt us, it isn’t always easy to forgive. And yet God extends us His grace and forgiveness every single day.

What Does It Take To Embrace The Life Of Faith And Follow Jesus?

Not everyone has a dramatic conversion. You may be thinking your redemption story isn’t all that spectacular.