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What Jesus Says About Himself In The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats

As you look at Jesus, what would you see?

As you look at His disciples, what would you see?

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize that the claims of Christ are either true or outlandish.

Imagine the situation toward the end of Jesus' life. He is addressing His disciples in Matthew 24-25.

Jesus' Claim To Be The Son Of God: Liar, Lunatic, Or God's Son?

PURPOSE: That listeners realize the impact of what Jesus was saying about Himself.

There's a story about a man who was walking through a

PURPOSE: That listeners realize the impact of what Jesus was saying about Himself.

There's a story about a man who was walking through a mental institution. He saw a patient standing there with his hand inside his coat. The visitor asked him, "Pardon me, Sir, who are you?" And the man responded indignantly, "I'm Napoleon." The visitor then asked, "Who told you that you were Napoleon?" The patient responded, "God told me I'm Napoleon." Another patient standing nearby whirled around and said, "I did not!"

Luke's Perspective Of The Christmas Story

Do you have a nativity scene at your house?

It's amazing how many of the images of Christmas come from the gospel of Luke. Without Luke we wouldn't have much of a Christmas visually.

PURPOSE: To point out to listeners how much we owe to Luke for what we celebrate at Christmas.

Do you have a nativity scene at your house?

John's Perspective Of The Christmas Story

Critics are fond of saying that we have very little about the birth of Jesus; it's all in Matthew and Luke. Mark doesn't mention it and neither does John. Is that really accurate?

PURPOSE: To show listeners how that prologue sets Christ apart.

Critics are fond of saying that we have very little about the birth of Jesus; it's all in Matthew and Luke. Mark doesn't mention it and neither does John. Is that really accurate?

The Commandment Against Coveting Isn't Unique To The Bible

It’s important to recognize that Christianity doesn’t necessarily differ from other religions in pointing out spiritual sickness. It differs in the cure for that sickness.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that Christianity is not different from other philosophies in recognizing the danger of covetousness, but it does differ from other religions in the cure for that sickness.

It’s important to recognize that Christianity doesn’t necessarily differ from other religions in pointing out spiritual sickness. It differs in the cure for that sickness.

What It Means To Have Faith In Jesus Christ

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you talk about a "definition," what do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the meaning of faith as seen in Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The Power Of Your Faith Lies In The Object Of Your Faith (part 2)

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you talk about a "definition," what do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the meaning of faith as seen in Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

It Wasn't A Big Boat That Saved Noah's Family From Death

Are you afraid to die?

Why do people avoid thinking about death? Thinking about death too much is morbid. Not thinking about it at all is foolish.

An Invitation To Respond To Christ's Sacrifice With Praise

Bible reading with multiple voices (Matthew 26:36 — 27:54 in the New Living Translation)
Monologue--the story of Christ’s suffering out of Matthew’s gospel, unadorned with conversation.

Searching For Freedom From Bondage?

Do you feel trapped? Weighed down by guilt, shame . . . maybe remorse? Let's reflect on the redemptive story of Passover from the Old Testament.

Look At The Life Of Jesus To Find Examples Of God’s Unconditional Love

Feel like you’re beyond redemption? No matter what bad decisions you’ve made in the past, God’s forgiveness and grace can be yours to claim.

Getting Back To The Basics Of Faith

It’s God’s grace, through the sacrifice of Jesus, that enables us to have a relationship with God. Perhaps you’ve been working hard to earn your way into God’s favor.

Embracing God’s Incredible Grace And Forgiveness

It’s hard to believe that a holy God would accept us on the basis of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. Often, we get stuck thinking that we need to work our way into His favor.

Discover God’s Ultimate Promise

Part of the life of faith, is living with hope that God will follow through on His promises. He has already come through on His ultimate promise, to send His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

Is It Possible To Have A Relationship With The God Of The Universe?

When we look at the stars, and the great expanse of sky, we see the greatness of God who created the cosmos, and see how small and insignificant we are by comparison.

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> Basics Of Faith

Discover the bright future God has for each of us! Part 10

There are times in life when our burdens and trials have drained us, and we feel like we cannot take another step. Discover biblical encouragement to keep going! Join the group for the final conversation in our series, "Unquenchable."

A moving story about God’s miraculous comfort in the midst of personal pain Part 9

Even into the most intense, fiery trials of our lives, God brings refreshing splashes of joy. Hear a real-life illustration of God’s love.

The benefits of a faith that has gone through the fire Part 8

Just like a precious metal, God may run us through the refinery in order to purify our faith. And the process can be quite painful. See your trials in a new way.

> Bible Study

Can we claim the Bible’s promises for ourselves? Part 3

The Bible is full of what sound like amazing promises from God. but do all those ancient assurances apply to us today? Join us as we continue investigating Psalm 91, and discover whether it contains promises we can claim for ourselves.

Discover Malchus’ small role in a grand story Part 3

We can learn a lot from the prominent characters in the Bible, people like David, Esther, and Peter. But sometimes the minor personalities in Scripture can have just as much impact!

How our very brokenness is what makes us candidates for serving the Lord! Part 2

Ever feel like all the flaws in your family history make you ineligible for God’s work? Maybe you’ve heard God’s call for your life, but don’t feel qualified to accept. A “best of” conversation coming up.

> Christian Life

A conclusion we all need to hear Part 5

Americans might be tempted to roll their eyes at the shorter work week that some nations are known for. But the people of those nations might shake their heads at the number of hours Americans put in at work. So, what's the proper balance?

Growing our relationship with God while we work Part 4

Today we continue looking at how we can honor God while on the job.

Who our real boss is Part 3

Imagine you're at work, and just a few steps from you, or in that office upstairs, was the Lord Jesus Himself! How would you work differently? Today our special guest Scott Rae reminds us that the Lord Jesus is on the job with us!

> Current Program

How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit! Part 13

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives Part 12

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength Part 11

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

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> Life Stories

Discover how God can transform our identities Part 4A

Names can stick with us for years. Perhaps you’ve had labels, nicknames, or reputations haunt you since childhood. Let's study why Jacob’s name made him an unlikely participant in God’s sovereign plan. Our study of Jacob continues.

How to be an advocate for peace Part 5

Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.

Perhaps you could use some help resolving a personal disagreement Part 4

Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.

> Ministry And Outreach

A thought-provoking conversation on evangelism Part 5

This week we've been talking about how to share the gospel in a pluralistic culture. It's the same challenge that the apostle Paul faced in his day.

How Paul related to a pluralistic culture Part 1

Our world is changing, and change is difficult. So what should our attitude be as we face all the changes in the culture around us? Join us as we start a new series in Acts 17, calling Christians to engage the world.

> Pure Religion

How real religion helps us survive tough times Part 5

In the book of James, we find a radical definition of religion. True religion is not simply knowing about God, but rather, trusting in God. Join us today on "Discover the Word" as we conclude our series on "Pure Religion."

What we need most when our faith is tested Part 4

When painful trials put your faith to the test, what is the one thing you need most? Join our special guest, Mark Young, on "Discover the Word" as we discuss why God's wisdom is essential in trying times.

The greater purpose our trials serve Part 3

Life is full of trials. Some are small frustrations and others are painful roadblocks. On our program today, our special guest Mark Young explains how our trials help us see God better. Join us today and learn how to look past the pain!

> Relationships

How did Paul overcome feelings of hurt and abandonment? Part 5

Have you ever felt abandoned by someone you cared about? It can be difficult recovering from that type of pain and disappointment. Join us today for an encouraging conversation on "Discover the Word."

How to respond to people who disappoint us Part 4

Often, the reason bitterness has taken root in our heart is because someone we trusted planted it there. Join us today as we take a look at Paul's letter to Timothy and discover how to stop disappointment from becoming resentment.

How to relate to people as individuals Part 3

No two people are exactly alike. And yet, we often deal with people as though everyone is the same. Listen in today as we continue studying Paul's final letter and his instructions on relating to people as individuals.