June 23, 2013
Length: 38:08 (35.1 MB)
We should not be surprised at the frequent distractions that arise; neither of the lies the enemy sends our way. But we must be deliberate in saying "no" to the things that would slow us or discourage us in our work for the Lord. Fight to the end!
June 16, 2013
Length: 36:25 (33.5 MB)
What makes a good father? Love, attention, protection, provision, wisdom, guidance, leadership? Although none of our earthly fathers are perfect, our father in heaven possesses all of these attributes. All who have received the Son are children of God.
June 09, 2013
Length: 43:13 (39.7 MB)
Because we spend a lot of time and energy on our most valuable possessions, sometimes it seems that they own us. We must remember that the value of these things is temporary and arbitrary. In contrast, God's value is eternal and intrinsic.
June 02, 2013
Length: 34:49 (32 MB)
The Bible tells us who God is and who we are in relation to him. He made as a little lower than God, not a little higher than the animals. It is in His image that we were made. In Jesus, the full meaning of God's position with man is made clear.
May 26, 2013
Length: 39:16 (36.1 MB)
Nehemiah's detractors ridiculed his efforts, but Nehemiah's work was guaranteed to succeed because he relied on God's direction and strength. We also must be diligent in the tasks the Lord has given us, resisting opposition and knowing the battle is His.
May 19, 2013
Length: 35:39 (32.8 MB)
God wants us to carry out fully the work He has given us. Archippus needed encouragement in this area as we do today. Every month 1,500 people leave the ministry. We must expect hardships and we must first count the cost of serving Jesus.
May 12, 2013
Length: 49:48 (45.7 MB)
Today's message highlights four very different believers: Jesus Justus, a fellow worker and comforter to Paul, Epaphrus, a prayer warrior who cared for the people, Luke, a doctor who listened, and Demas, who loved the world and deserted his post.
May 05, 2013
Length: 52:08 (47.9 MB)
God is the God of second chances. Although John (Mark) was a quitter in his youth, his cousin Barnabas, the Son of Encouragement, did not give up on him. Mark later became useful to Paul also. And Peter, who once denied Jesus, encouraged Mark!
April 28, 2013
Length: 48:08 (44.2 MB)
We can be slaves to sin, slaves to man, or slaves to God. Jesus gave us the example by taking the form of a bondservant to His disciples. We also learn from the example of Aristarchus, a faithful friend to Paul in difficult situations.
April 21, 2013
Length: 54:57 (50.5 MB)
In his letters, Paul demonstrates that people are important to him. He sends one brother to the Colossians to both let them know how Paul is doing and to encourage them. In the first part of today's message we hear from two of our own fellow saints.