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Sep
30
2022
We live in a divided world where victimhood has become a path to power. Should equal outcomes shape our public policies? In this interview, Pastor Erwin Lutzer discusses a biblical response to Critical Race Theory and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with his friend from The Moody Church, Pastor Larry McCarthy. In Christ, we can pursue Christian unity.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
29
2022
Our culture celebrates radical self-expression, canceling anyone in opposition. As the moral foundations of our politicized culture crumble, how should Christians respond? In this interview, Pastor Erwin Lutzer discusses why he wrote the book “No Reason To Hide” as a guide to navigate our culture’s lies with a biblical worldview. Let’s represent Christ well. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
28
2022
Our lives may be chaotic but there’s still time to pursue a legacy that honors God. On his deathbed, David’s country and his family were in turmoil—of his own making. In this message, we listen to David’s blessing based on God and His promises. Are we ready to die in peace, satisfied in God?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
27
2022
When we look back on our lives, we often have painful regrets. King David did on his deathbed. In this message from 2 Samuel 23, we look at three clouds that hovered over David: clouds of disloyalty, judgment, and family breakup. Let’s attend to his dying days as we prepare for eternity.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
26
2022
When we sin morally, God promises to forgive us when we repent. But the consequences of sin remain, as they did for King David with his ruptured relationships and divided kingdom. In this message, we honestly examine lessons for us from David’s family conflict. Don’t ever underestimate what God can do with a mess. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
23
2022
When our kids turn against us, the pain can be unbearable. King David’s moral authority in his family eroded in later years, and he knew this pain well. In this message, we identify three deficiencies in David’s response to his son’s rebellion. Though our reputation and family may be compromised, we can find healing through God’s grace. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
22
2022
Knowingly sinning will inevitably lead to destruction. King David’s lust led to a devious lie, a man’s murder, and a child’s death. In this message, we take four lessons about our passions to heart. Though the consequences can’t be changed, there is more grace in God’s heart.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
21
2022
We’ve all been created with strong desires for sexual intimacy. But when left uncontrolled, our passions can destroy us. In this message, we catalog three steps that led to David’s greatest sin. From David and Bathsheba, we learn the danger of cover-ups as well as the high price of immorality.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
20
2022
When God chooses to not answer our prayers, we may think He’s forgotten us. When David appealed to God to build a temple, God’s answer gave him so much more. In this message, we find three responses from God in place of David’s original request: new promises, new intimacy, and a new project. God has something better in mind for us. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
19
2022
We sometimes find it difficult to keep on believing when God doesn’t do what we ask. When David wanted to build a temple, God’s answer was surprising. In this message, we ponder the mystery of God’s ways. Could God have something bigger in mind for us than what we originally requested?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
16
2022
What can we do when God allows circumstances that confound us? When the Lord killed a man helping get the ark to Jerusalem, King David found that God is not a manageable deity. In this message, we discover three lessons to help manage our anger, rather than the Almighty. God can handle whatever we bring to Him.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
15
2022
Is it ever okay to be angry with God? We are usually angry at God because we know that behind our difficult circumstances, there is God. In this message from 2 Samuel 6, we consider two truths to help us process our anger like King David. Bitterness only separates us from the help we need. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
14
2022
God often uses stressful situations to get our attention and set us back on track. In Israel, David’s hometown was destroyed by fire and his family captured. In this message from Psalm 18, we consider two lessons from David’s return to God. Anyone who’s strayed from the path can turn back to God. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
13
2022
We sometimes look to our most dangerous enemy to meet a need only God can. David fell so far that he joined Israel’s enemy army for a time. In this message, we review key narratives of David’s flight from Saul from 1 Samuel 24-27. What happens when we run from God to other fortresses instead?   This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
12
2022
We’d like to think that our Christian leaders always walk on the mountaintop and never have times far from the Lord. But it’s not so. Like King David, they fail. In this message, we take away three lessons from David’s experience of doubt and despair. We too can come out of a deep spiritual ditch.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
9
2022
When we fail to trust God, sin tightens its grip on us. While on the run for his life, David lied, starting a cycle of turmoil. In this message from Psalm 34, we see two pictures of David—one in a panic and another in prayer. Rather than sliding into despair, let’s face our doubt and win. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
8
2022
Relational conflict steals our peace and even our sleep. David’s long road to the throne was blocked by Saul, who attempted to kill him with a spear. In this message, we recognize three traits of a spear-thrower. While Saul tried to hold onto his kingdom, David humbly waited and trusted that God’s promises would come to pass. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
7
2022
Too often, we cling to our lives and our possessions as if they belong to us, not God. This was Saul’s posture towards the kingdom God had entrusted to him. In this message, we distinguish three contrasts between King Saul’s character versus David’s. David begins to endure a long period of conflict, running as a fugitive while Saul burns with jealousy.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
6
2022
The giants we face can make us feel utterly outmatched. Why was it that David was able to withstand his giant when nobody else was? In this message, we find three lessons to help us face our giants with a God-sized imagination. Whether ours is a decisive victory or a drawn-out battle, no giant is bigger than God. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
5
2022
When we face insurmountable obstacles, we often ask, “Where is God?” David faced a literal giant named Goliath. In this message from 1 Samuel 17, we paint the picture of the pagan giant and the paralyzed army. What if our seemingly giant-sized problems are ultimately not the issue?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
2
2022
God chose David unexpectedly because of the integrity of his heart—not his outward appearance. If we were choosing a king, we would naturally choose a warrior not a teenage boy who tends sheep. In this message, we ponder the characteristics of the heart that God saw in David. What is the state of our hearts? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Sep
1
2022
It’s impossible to predict whom God is going to greatly use. God evaluated the shepherd boy, David, differently than his brothers did—without regard to appearance, personality, or intelligence. In this message, we follow David’s family tension through God’s selection of a new king. God used the conflicts of David’s early family life to prepare him to become king. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
31
2022
Waiting for God—it goes against our instincts. But waiting for His timing guarantees that things happen at the right time, even if it means our final salvation will take place in glory. In this message, we find three practical ways to wait on God. After all, it is only when we wait for God that we’re able to do what is beyond our abilities.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
30
2022
Whether it’s long grocery lines or long waits for answered prayer, God uses these unplanned “waits” to mold our character. There is a sharp contrast between human manipulation and God’s timetable. In this message from Psalm 37, we investigate four ways we should wait for God. Let’s slow down and let God be God.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
29
2022
It’s the height of folly to think we can hide our sins from God. Caught red-handed in great sin, David came clean before God and others. In this message from Psalm 32, we identify three lessons for anyone who attempts to hide their sin. What does it take to be fully forgiven by the God who sees everything we do?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
26
2022
Time will deaden the conscience—not cleanse it. Sin has both immediate and long-term consequences, and only being fully forgiven removes our sense of condemnation. In this message from Psalm 32, we study three stages of David’s confession of sin: the burden, the agony, and ultimately the blessing. Will we expose our soul before our forgiving Savior? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
25
2022
We might agree that God is in control of everything, but do we trust Him with our lives? God has revealed Himself to us as a Shepherd. We can relax in His loving care. In this message from Psalm 23, we consider four lessons for needy sheep like us. Let’s learn the value of the personal pronoun by asking ourselves: “Is He ‘my’ shepherd?”  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
24
2022
We can feel unworthy of God’s blessing. We are, in fact, unworthy but He chooses to bless us. The Great Shepherd takes an interest in every lamb. In this message from Psalm 23, we reflect on how God, our Shepherd, guides, protects, and comforts His people like sheep. Though we are incredibly needy, He takes responsibility for us. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
23
2022
Politicians speak of conspiracies against them. But the real conspiracy is that of the nations of the world in revolt against God. In this message, we consider three different responses—three kisses—we can give to the true King. Despite attempts to remove God from society, our God in heaven laughs at any attempts to thwart His purposes. We can take refuge in Him. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
22
2022
Everywhere we look in our nation, the Christian faith is under attack. Many ask, “Is God really in charge or is He indifferent?” In this message, Pastor Lutzer traces some blatant attacks on Christians, showing four distinct voices within Psalm 2 which reveal God’s plan for the world. Though the nations are rebellious, God is on His throne.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
19
2022
Our lives can have meaning, significance, and value—the kind that lasts. Peter’s life and two epistles to the church have left a legacy that goes on into eternity. In this message, we find three reasons why Peter’s life has eternal repercussions. It’s not just because of what he believed or what he did, it’s also about who he became.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
18
2022
Some of us are in prisons made by others or even ourselves. How could God possibly sustain us in our “prisons”? In Acts 12, Peter was in jail—about to be executed. In this message, we unlock three lessons from Peter’s prison experience: God’s sovereignty, His triumph, and His power. God will be glorified even in our darkest dungeons. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Aug
17
2022
God wants us to watch for Him even in the darkest times of our life. Sometimes, like in Peter’s circumstances, God walks us through prisons. In this message from Acts 12, we notice three unbreakable links in the chain of God’s providence. Through this miraculous story, we discover that we are not abandoned—even in prison.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
16
2022
What do people really need? The Apostle Peter didn’t have extensive resources and neither do we. In this message, we discover the effect our lives have on others, and why we, like Peter, must live in the power of the Holy Spirit. If we stand in the light of Christ, our shadows will impact others with resources that are far beyond our own power. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
15
2022
All of us would like to be a positive influence, giving people help and direction. In Acts 5, people brought the sick to Peter, now transformed by Jesus, so his shadow might fall upon them to be healed. In this message, we visit three different instances where his shadow—his influence—was profound, going into eternity. What kind of an impact are we having? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
12
2022
Many of us are hesitant to believe God can work in and through us like He did for the Apostles. Peter, despite all his impulses and failures, experienced the Holy Spirit remaking him from the inside out. In this message, we discover how we too are blessed by the Holy Spirit of God. Do not stifle the only Voice that can save you. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
11
2022
Can God really change people? From the day of Christ’s Ascension to the day of Pentecost, Peter is transformed from a confused and discouraged man into an Apostle with boldness and determination. In this message, we see three contrasts between the old and the new Peter. We too can be transformed. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
10
2022
Sometimes we are drowning in shame because we cannot change the deep failures of our past. That’s where Jesus found Peter after he vehemently denied even knowing Jesus. In this message, we listen to Jesus’ three restorative questions. In Christ, we have lasting incentives to be restored to Christ and His service. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
9
2022
We often ponder, “How different would my life be, if only…?” Peter denied Christ, amassing a load of guilt too deep for words. In this message from Luke 22, we identify four incentives which move us closer to Christ regardless of the guilt we carry. No matter how horrible our mistakes have been, it is possible to be brought from regret to restoration. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
8
2022
Moral and spiritual pollution is everywhere, even within us. When Jesus knelt to wash Peter’s feet, the conflict within Peter was intense. In this message from John 13, servanthood and submission are displayed, even as Jesus revealed another type of washing that is deeply inward. With our daily sins and sinful nature, how can we be cleansed? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
5
2022
We’d all like to live better lives than we are. Usually, it’s easy to see the evil without, but not all of us recognize the enemy within. In this message from John 13, in which Jesus washes Peter’s feet, we are confronted with three lessons which expose us before God. Until Christ cleanses us on the inside, we’re dirty no matter how wonderful we look on the outside. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
4
2022
We typically think our greatest need is for money, health, or justice. In Matthew 17, Peter learned a lifelong lesson about Jesus’ provision for our needs from a coin in a fish’s mouth. In this message, we reflect on Jesus’ Lordship not only over circumstances and nature but also His people. Why does God really care for His own?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
3
2022
In our difficulties, whether physical, emotional, or vocational, we often ask ourselves, “Is Jesus able to meet my need?” Jesus knows not only the demands each day brings but also what’s in our hearts because He is Lord. In this message, we learn with Peter three aspects of Christ’s Lordship over everything. When challenges arise, what truly is our greatest need?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
2
2022
All of us naturally self-protect, hiding our true selves. Peter could not imagine his Master nailed to a cross and told Him so. Yet Jesus gives a stern rebuke: “Get behind me, Satan!” In this message from Matthew 16, we identify four ways we avoid the cross today. Are we willing to take up our cross, humbly exposing ourselves to God and others?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Aug
1
2022
Sometimes even Christians resist the direction God is pointing. Like Peter advising Jesus to avoid the cross, we attempt to find another way. In this message, we visit three scenes in which Peter unwittingly became a stumbling block to Christ. Let’s consider the costly reality of the cross. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
29
2022
It is acceptable today to think of truth as a personal possession—you have your truth, and I have my truth. But then we hear the jarring claim of Jesus: “I am the truth.” In this message from John 6, we look at Jesus like none other. If truth is not just an opinion but a Person, what does it take to know Him?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
28
2022
In our culture, you can pick and choose the parts of religion that suit you best. But there is only One who has the words of eternal life. No one else has any real answers. In this message, we observe three characteristics of truth from Peter’s defining confession of Jesus Christ. Whatever our needs may be, the answer—the truth—is on offer.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
27
2022
The question is unavoidable: “Who is Jesus?” Some might call Him a liar, a lunatic, or even a legend but following the crowd is not enough. In this message from Matthew 16, we ponder Peter’s acknowledgement of who Jesus is. We have a choice before us as well. Nobody can be neutral about Jesus. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
26
2022
Many people might compliment Jesus as a historical figure or a prophet, but few confess He is God. When Peter confessed Jesus’ divinity and humanity, he was entrusted with the keys to the kingdom. In this message from Matthew 16, we notice three differing opinions about Christ. Whose opinion matters the most?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
25
2022
The storms of life not only occupy our thoughts—we’re often drowned by them. For Peter on the Sea of Galilee, tranquility quickly turned into terrible winds. In this message from Matthew 14, faith comes alive amid upheaval. Let’s learn about Peter’s faith in the Jesus who controls the storm.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
22
2022
Jesus was no ordinary man. He had command of the laws of nature, something Peter and the disciples had never seen or believed possible. In this message, we identify three snapshots of what Peter saw when he stepped out by faith onto the Sea of Galilee. Let’s learn the fundamental lessons of doing the impossible.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
21
2022
We are usually most comfortable with those who are like us or belong to us. But Peter’s journey of faith began when Jesus told him—a fisherman—how to fish. In this message, we learn the power and the command to witness in our offices, our homes, and our communities. If Jesus can draw fish into a net, He can save those even outside our comfort zones!  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
20
2022
About 90% of all Christians have never led anyone to saving faith in Jesus Christ. We use excuses like “It’s the wrong time” or “This is the wrong place.” In this message, we hear Jesus’ call to Peter to “fish” for people. You never know whose hearts have been prepared by God. Isn’t it time we trusted God beyond our own experience?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Jul
19
2022
With all our defenses up, it is impossible to see ourselves the way God does. Jesus called Peter from life as a fisherman to a new life—and a new name. In this message, we listen for the new name Christ gives us. No longer are we called Anxiety, Rejection or Fear. When Christ calls someone, there’s a great exchange. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
18
2022
Can human beings really change, deep down in their core? Society has many suggestions but no real answers. In this new series on Peter’s life, we find three truths we need to know about a life changed forever. Just as Jesus gave Peter a new name, He is the only one who truly knows us and what we need. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
15
2022
What does God do when times get tough? As darkness moves in, God brings us together to reflect His light. In this message, we tour Peter’s five propositions for suffering churches: purity, unity, humility, reality, and eternity. Imagine what God can do when local churches are stronger together. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
14
2022
Those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it. That’s why understanding Nazi tyranny can guide the church’s witness today. In this message on 1 Peter 4, we study five propositions that we learn from faithful churches, both in the first century and in Hitler’s Germany. When freedom of religion is being compromised, we must be prepared.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
13
2022
We all want to be in control of our life and our future. Yet Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave his life for his allegiance to Christ rather than the swastika. Before his physical execution was ordered, he died to himself. In this message on the Hebrews 11 martyrs, we ponder how to die to ourselves. It starts today.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
12
2022
Will we die well? Sometimes in God’s will, a believer’s life is cut short. Dietrich Bonhoeffer paid the supreme price for allegiance to the cross of Christ rather than the broken cross of the Nazis. In this message, we walk through the five deaths of a disciple from Bonhoeffer’s insights on Matthew 5. The way we live for the Lord today matters. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
11
2022
Would we choose to suffer if we knew it was worth it? Some modern-day martyrs decided to make the ultimate sacrifice during the oppression in Nazi Germany. In this message, we examine five characteristics of Christ for the suffering church in Smyrna with applications to the 1940’s and today. No suffering, especially in Christ, is ever meaningless.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
8
2022
What might have happened if all the pastors and their congregations in Germany stood up to Hitler? Some did, like Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In this message, we mark the characteristics of martyrs who gave their lives for the Gospel both in Scripture and in the 1940’s. Many gave their lives rather than bow the knee. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
7
2022
The church in Germany quickly caved to the Nazis’ plan, substituting a swastika for the cross of Christ. History reveals the web of lies and laws that captured many. In this message, we learn practical applications from Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s stand against a powerful king. We must never forget that it could happen again. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
6
2022
How could a nationwide church give into a political philosophy? Not only did Christian churches in Germany fail to critique Hitler’s regime, but they also bought into its agenda. In this message from the pages of history, we consider three vivid descriptions of the German church that warn us today. When the stakes are high, we must stand.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
5
2022
History is not merely random. Even when Hitler led Germany to ruin in the 1940’s, God had a divine purpose in it. In this message, we discuss two possible responses to God’s providence: anger at the One behind all that’s happening or awe in His presence. How will we respond when God doesn’t make sense?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
4
2022
Hitler’s rise to power is incomprehensible. While he attributed it to fate or providence, we would credit the demonic realm for his ascension. In this message from the pages of history and prophesy, we build on five pillars of God’s providence over everything. Why would God allow any kind of evil to happen? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jul
1
2022
Under pressure from agenda-driven groups, what was once considered free speech is now considered a hate crime. How do we stand up when the Cross offends somebody? In this message, we identify three principles when there’s a conflict between God’s law and the law of the nation. There can be no compromise with Jesus. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
30
2022
The government is encroaching on the Christian freedoms our country once had, favoring various political agendas which run contrary to God’s Word. In this message about Jesus’ view of Caesar, we acknowledge three duties we owe government: taxes, submission, and prayer. When a country opposes the cross of Christ, what should believers do? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
29
2022
Each of us is wired from birth to be selfish. Only the Spirit of God can change this, transforming our hearts so that we give ourselves to serve and bless others. In this message, we realize the power of blessing, humility, and faith through the story of a cab driver with a horrid past. God forms Christlikeness in us primarily through relating to others. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
28
2022
Someone once said, “The church is wonderful, except for the people.” When disagreements and personal agendas rise to the surface, friction inevitably occurs. In this message from Romans 12, we discover three qualities we need so we can have grace with “difficult” people. Though we do not always get along, how should we respond? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
27
2022
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are two ordinances all Christians observe in one way or another. Despite our differences, what do we share as fellow believers? In this message, we look at a big-picture view of the church from God’s perspective in Ephesians 4. While we often disagree, unity can exist through our common Lord, doctrine, and service. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
24
2022
Some critics of Christianity look at its many denominations and ask, “Where is the unity Jesus talked about?” The church landscape is filled with fissures. In this message, we review four reasons why we have differences that have wreaked havoc on the visible body of Christ. What happened to Jesus’ church? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
23
2022
The Bible gives us direction on how Christians should respond to an antagonistic culture. It also tells us how not to respond. In this message from 1 Peter 3, we evaluate how to engage the culture with our values, perspective, and testimony. With the Lord’s help, we can live in a godly way in an increasingly godless society. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
22
2022
Christians are living in a pluralistic world filled with conflict. Different religions, different ideologies, different philosophies abound. In this message, we journey through history to understand where Christians came from in the first century to contemporary America. Will we respect the opinions of others while we courageously show them the exclusive Way to God? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
21
2022
Guilt and regret can torture our souls. Yet King David’s journey through moral failure proves God’s desire for us to repent. In this message from Psalm 51, we rejoice in the restoration of a wounded and sinful soul! We, like David, can come back to God and find hope for the future. God’s mercy is more than enough. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
20
2022
Can God use us even if we’ve committed horrible sins? King David acted lustfully toward Bathsheba, another man’s wife. A baby was conceived, and the king ended up authorizing a murder to cover up a scandal. In this message from 2 Samuel 11, we find how David came from deep regret and shame to being part of the Messiah’s genealogy. God can and does restore. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
17
2022
Addictions are widespread in our culture—even our churches. We all have the potential for failure. Of course, we want change to happen like the flip of a switch. But it takes effort and time. In this message from Matthew 5, we learn three steps to break the cycle of addiction and sin. Though it is a process, not an event, we can find freedom. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
16
2022
There is an epidemic of sensuality online and throughout our culture. Fantasies replace reality, and families are being destroyed daily. In this message, we learn how to practically break the cycle of sexual addiction and sin with something to believe, to do, and to share. Let’s swim against the rising tide of immorality. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
15
2022
A pattern of unforgiveness can suck all the joy from our life. But because forgiveness seems unfair, we try to look for any alternative to avoid paying the cost. In this message, we find the way out of bitterness and the process back to joy. Because Christ paid the debt we could not pay, there is hope for our future. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
14
2022
Any kind of relational and sexual abuse leaves scars. Many vividly remember the abuse they have suffered. Some are troubled by the memories of those they have abused. Forgiveness is not easy. In this message, Pastor Lutzer lists six misconceptions about forgiveness which are biblically incorrect. Healing is possible through God’s forgiveness. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
13
2022
After living in sin, is it possible for God’s peace to heal our hearts? The woman who wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair knew this man could restore her dignity as well as forgive her sins and immorality. In this message, we explore five steps of the way to wholeness. Now is the time to fall before the Savior and find peace. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
10
2022
Can we sin too much to be forgiven? Many assume God will not forgive sexual sins, so they sin even more, not knowing the mercy of Jesus. In this message from Luke 7, we listen to a real-life story of how Jesus restored someone’s dignity despite a lifetime of sexual sin. Are we determined to meet Jesus at any cost? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
9
2022
Immoral relationships create deep bonds, even between people having “casual” sex. The more bonds we make, the tougher they are to break. In this message, we step into freedom with Christ through cleansing, fleeing, and communicating. There is a way out of the bondage of promiscuity. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
8
2022
Sex is more than a one-night stand. It creates a bond that unites us to another in purpose, desire, and relationship. What effect does a sexual relationship outside of marriage have on us? In this message, we examine the spiraling consequences of a soul bond. No matter how strong those bonds are or how far we’ve fallen, God is the God of new beginnings. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
7
2022
“If it feels good, it must be right. After all, I am entitled to my happiness.” With lies like these, we rationalize our disobedience to God’s commands, even about sex. In this message, we take an honest look at five lies about our desires. Our souls can be restored, but the lies must be stripped away. Are we ready to hear God’s truth about our deepest longings? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://www.rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
6
2022
Driven by our desires, we are experts at self-deception. We will do whatever it takes to satisfy our urges, and then justify it by believing blatant lies. In this message, we expose five lies about our desires from Genesis 3. Facing the truth about ourselves is costly but there is a way for the soul to be restored. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
3
2022
All of us have had shameful thoughts and done shameful deeds. Since the original sin of Adam and Eve, people have been using others to gratify their desires, without any true commitment. In this message, we uncover God’s answer to the devastation of shame. Where is God amid our most shameful secrets? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
2
2022
Our culture is a sea of sensuality. Some have attempted to redefine marriage while others’ marriages are infected with infidelity and pornography. In this message on Creation and the Fall, we address God’s design for sexuality as well as the effect of shame. When we abandon God’s morality, our lives—even our souls—are left in turmoil. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
Jun
1
2022
Will our faith survive our circumstances? The heroes of Hebrews 11 include ordinary people like us who believed God despite no immediate response to their prayers for deliverance. In this message, we ponder tests of faith from a good and loving God. We can accept the burdens God gives us because a greater reward is coming. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at https://rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
31
2022
Where is God when we really need Him? Many lose what faith they have and give up on God altogether. Believers across the ages have experienced loss and devastating trials. In this message from Hebrews 11, we unpack four facts about faith in God in any circumstance. No matter what, we can trust Almighty God. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
30
2022
Most of us would choose comfort over risk. When our faith in God is genuine, we are ready for unfamiliar territory. In Hebrews 11, Moses risks everything—being alienated from the world—for an eternal reward. In this message, we learn how to decide between the world’s temporary pleasures and lasting joy. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
27
2022
Some people say they have faith, yet their lives show little evidence of it. Others who possess true faith are willing to take risks. In this message on Moses’ life from Hebrews 11, we identify his radical decision and powerful motivation, followed by a miraculous victory.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
26
2022
When God is not our priority, our self-absorption destroys both us and our relationship with Him. To ensure we understand the cost of Calvary, God gave us Moriah. On that mountain, Abraham, a picture of God the Father, laid Isaac down, the picture of Christ the Son. In this message, we find three lessons about Abraham’s worshipful sacrifice. Are we putting the Lord first?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
25
2022
God knows sacrifice. When God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son of the promise, the only fitting response was obedience. In this message, we ascend the mountain with Abraham and Isaac while reflecting on the coming Redeemer from Isaac’s line. Let’s plumb the depths of a story only God could have written. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
24
2022
Even if we say we do not love the world, we can be tempted to violate our consciences. Lot compromised because his faith was too weak to stand against Sodom’s relentless debauchery. He lost his testimony, his family, and his character. In this message, we apply lessons from Lot’s failure. Is God faithful even when we fall hard?   This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
23
2022
Just like Abraham interceded to spare Sodom and Gomorrah, Christians make an impact in the world. In this message, we contemplate lessons on prayer for others, for our cities, and for our families. Despite Abraham’s intense intersession, the cities were destroyed. Was His prayer worth it?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
20
2022
When we feel burned by unanswered prayer, we often neglect our friendship with God. With neighboring cities facing fire and brimstone, Abraham welcomed three men—no ordinary men—into his tent. In this message, we listen to Abraham’s intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah with transforming lessons for our prayer life. Let’s recover the primary purpose for prayer. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
19
2022
When resentment, envy, or anger entangle us, our souls are dragged away from God like the two sons of Abraham who parted ways. In this message, we discover three lessons about the desires of the flesh and true submission to God. We cannot live as a child of promise and a child of the flesh at the same time. God’s purpose for the line of promise stands. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
18
2022
When God is silent, we often doubt His promises. After the birth of Ishmael, Abraham did not hear from God for years. In this message, we are going to look at the nature and participants of God’s covenant with Abraham. What happened when God called Abraham by name, the “father of many nations”?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
17
2022
We might be the victim of our own decisions or others. Abraham and Sarah’s maid, Hagar, bore a son—an heir. When she was pushed into the desert, God found her and comforted her. In this message, we look at God’s command and promise to Hagar. People do not have the last word. In our despair and our extremities, God sees and intervenes. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
16
2022
Sometimes, we try to engineer circumstances to bring God’s will to pass. In the face of childlessness, Abraham and Sarah were faced with a decision—one of desperation, frustration, and opportunity. In this message, we walk through the sequence of events that led to conflict in his family. The immediate consequences were devastating.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
13
2022
How do we know God is working in us to bring about His purpose? In Genesis 15, God makes a covenant with Abraham—entirely based on His own word. In this message, we are invited to a covenant without conditions. God says He will do what He promises—our eternities depend on it.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
12
2022
When situations spiral into sin or anxiety, what really matters is our own trust and whether God is trustworthy. In Genesis 15, God makes an astounding promise. But Abraham is obsessed with the problem of the promise. In this message, we reflect on God’s three promises to Abraham. Do we trust God to protect and preserve us?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
11
2022
In our heart of hearts, we have a choice of allegiances: receive God’s blessing or manipulate to our own ends. Lot chose to ally with the King of Sodom. Abraham paid homage to the King of Salem, priest of the God Most High. In this message, we perform a heart check on what possesses us at our points of decision. Our choices expose what we really want.   This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
10
2022
The decisions we make—even about money—have eternal consequences. After an unusual victory, Abraham is given a choice between selfish dealings and generosity. In this message, we are introduced to two kings at Abraham’s point of decision. Are we living like God owns everything or do our decisions and bank accounts say otherwise? This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
9
2022
“Respectable sins” are often the most dangerous in families. Abraham let his nephew, Lot, pick the land he wanted while agreeing to take what was remaining. Lot’s pursuit of prestige and position would result in terrible consequences, affecting his testimony, his family, and his character. God gives His best to those who entrust their future and legacy to Him.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
6
2022
After backsliding in Egypt, Abraham returned to God. Yet his renewed faith is tested again during a dispute about the land. In this message, we meet two men—Abraham and his nephew, Lot—at the impasse of faith. Let’s learn from Abraham why we do not have to manipulate circumstances or insist on our own rights. God has our lives in His hands. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
5
2022
One choice can cloud the conscience. To save his skin, Abraham bent the truth, telling Egypt’s Pharaoh that his wife was his sister. He tried to out-maneuver the Egyptians rather than trust in God. In this message, we identify four lessons at the junction of trusting or backsliding. God beckons us to return with a clear conscience to fellowship with Him. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
4
2022
Can we trust God to take care of us? Abraham was chosen by God to leave the comforts of Ur, going a land he had never seen. Along the way, he came face to face with a test of faith which involved his own wife. In this message, we discover the pitfalls of backsliding—turning from God to go our own way. Backsliding always has more burdens than blessings. This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
May
3
2022
The losses, challenges, and heartaches God brings reveal we were made for another world. God gave Abraham unconditional promises—personally, nationally, even universally—but not all of them were fulfilled in this life. In this message, we find three lessons from Abraham’s first steps of faith that prepare us to trust God with our own journey. Are you living and longing for eternity?  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.
May
2
2022
Our spiritual journey is not based on how much faith we possess but rather upon the One in whom we trust. God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees, promising to make of him a great nation. In this message, we investigate the background, family, and false gods that Abraham left. He faced a lifelong journey of trust in God.  This month’s special offer is available for a donation of any amount. Get yours at rtwoffer.com or call us at 1-888-217-9337.  
Apr
29
2022
Why would anyone rejoice in circumstances that are depressing, painful, or seemingly impossible? Jesus knew that the disciples would be tested in ways they could not imagine after He went to the cross. That’s why He spent His final night revealing what would happen. In this message, we join the fearful disciples and gain understanding from our Lord. You and I can read the last page; the war will be won.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
28
2022
When circumstances bring sorrow to our hearts, we often feel helpless. But our story isn’t done yet. While many gladly anticipated Jesus’ death, His disciples were saddened when Jesus predicted the cross. In this message, we receive the same encouragement for us which Jesus offered His disciples. By reading the “last page” of our story, we see God’s ability to turn sorrow into joy.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
27
2022
Many people are not interested in Christianity at all. They are totally turned off by some Christians. In fact, it’s impossible for anyone to come to Christ apart from the Holy Spirit drawing them. In this message, we discuss our vital relationship with the Holy Spirit. Are you resisting or cooperating with the Spirit’s promptings?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
26
2022
We all grow up believing lies about ourselves and about God. There’s one sin, one standard, and one danger that we must all face. In this message, we discover how the Spirit of God uncovers the truth and exposes the lies we might believe. Even today, He’s working in and through believers to convict the world of sin and reveal the truth.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
25
2022
We might hope for smooth relationships, jobs, or social lives. But Christians can expect to be misunderstood for their faith in Jesus Christ. In this message, we hear Christ’s instructions on how to handle misunderstanding or hatred when it comes our way. How can we stand against the world’s system while loving the world’s people?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
22
2022
We all have experienced naysayers or even outright enemies. But for believers, we can expect to be persecuted because of our relationship to Christ. The better the world understands Christ, the more they will hate Him. In this message, we face the reactions as well as the reasons Christians face persecution. How should we respond when we’re attacked for believing in Jesus?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
21
2022
Every one of us wants to be truly known—and still fully loved. We all desire those kinds of human friendships. But the One who lives this best is Jesus. In this message from the Upper Room, we learn three facts from Jesus: the badge, the reward, and the result of friendship. Let’s learn how to find such a friend in Jesus and to be that kind of friend.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
20
2022
We all need true friends, even those of us who feel burned or guarded in our relationships. Jesus told us how love is manifested—that a man lay down his life for his friends. In this message, we find three facts from Jesus about friendship and sacrifice. Is this the kind of love manifested in our own lives?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
19
2022
We are frequently presented with competing perspectives about Jesus. Some think of Him as a teacher or a revolutionary, avoiding Him as they go on with their lives. In this message, we glimpse the true characteristics of this Jesus from the apostle John’s vision in Revelation. Are you prepared to meet the real Jesus, the Keeper of the keys?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
18
2022
After Jesus had died, two disciples walked away from Jerusalem thinking all their hopes had died with Him—until a mysterious stranger met them on the road. Their hearts were strangely captivated by the conversation. At dinner, they found themselves face to face with the One they loved. When we face troubles, we can know that Jesus has not left us.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
15
2022
The pain and disappointment had hit home. When Jesus died, His disciples’ dreams died. Their best-laid plans were in ruins. Was it best to move on and forget those three wonderful years with Christ? In this message, we learn how the resurrected Jesus revived their dreams, and how He can revive ours. Our living hope is stronger than our shattered dreams.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
14
2022
What do you want your epitaph to say? We all want to live a good life and contribute to others. For believers, we don’t measure the fruitfulness of our lives based on worldly success. In this message, we explore the portrait of the believer’s relationship to Jesus as a branch connected to the vine. Let’s discover the lasting fruit of abiding in Christ.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
13
2022
Jesus offers us His enduring power. His disciples were common people of the land, who could understand His metaphor of fruit-bearing for the spiritual life. In this message, we discover the first of three portraits from the vineyard. The resulting fruit is sweet to the Father, who tends His garden carefully to grow the harvest.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
12
2022
Despite our health issues, broken relationships, or uncertain financial futures, Jesus’ peace brings stability and hope. On His last night before the cross, Jesus said that all who believe in Him can have His peace. In this message, we consider what it means to receive His peace through complete surrender.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
11
2022
Peace seems elusive in a world more hectic than ever and more hostile to Christ. But Jesus offers His peace to those who believe in Him. In this message, we find three dimensions of the Lord’s peace: with God, with each other, and for ourselves personally. How could Jesus speak about such peace knowing his betrayal and crucifixion were approaching?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
8
2022
In lonely apartments, in times of crisis, or in times of need, the Holy Spirit is with us. The presence and the power of the Spirit is promised to all who believe in Jesus. Will we receive Him today in His fullness? In this message, we’ll cultivate a sensitivity to the Spirit by faith. As Christians, we are never alone.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
7
2022
Children need love, acceptance, and security but many of us have felt abandoned. When Jesus discussed his own departure from earth, He promised to send the Holy Spirit to provide spiritual strength for each child of God. In this message, we explore the ministries of the Spirit that Jesus did and continues to do. Jesus hasn’t left us alone.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
6
2022
In the Upper Room, Jesus seems to say that whatever we request, we can have. What are the conditions for answered prayer? Is it based on how fully we believe? In this message, we examine Jesus’ teaching on prayer—in His name and for the glory of God. The answer you await may be on its way.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
5
2022
In the Upper Room, Jesus said that those who would believe in Him would do greater works than He did. At first glance, that appears impossible. What works could be greater than His? With a believing heart and by His Spirit, His believers can reach the world with His Word. Let’s contemplate this astounding promise.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
4
2022
Have you experienced crippling fear? Our everyday problems—sickness, financial distress, or vocational challenges—often intensify our anxiety. In this message, we reflect on Jesus’ promise of heaven to his troubled followers. If we keep our eyes fixed on what Jesus is preparing for those who love Him, we can make it to the finish line.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
1
2022
Anxiety isn’t something we can turn off—it has a way of controlling our thoughts. But in our storm of anxious thoughts, Jesus’ promise of heaven fixes our eyes on the shore. In this message, we focus on our eternal destination, reunion, and entrance to heaven: Jesus Himself. What are you focusing on today?     Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
31
2022
We all must examine our hearts and find out what really motivates us. Judas shows us how far away we can fall from Christ, even though, to all observers, we seem to be children of God. In this message, we’ll give our attention to three life-changing lessons that we dare not forget as we look at the life of Judas. Only grace draws us to Christ, changes our motivations, and keeps us in the love of God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
30
2022
The gate to hell is right next to the gate that leads to heaven. How did Judas, who followed Christ for three years, not go through the gate to heaven? Judas’ covetous heart, determined will, and deceitful mind led him to the wrong door. Then when Judas had the chance, he rejected God’s grace. Is it possible that we could be so near, and yet so far, just like Judas?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
29
2022
Is God really willing to forgive? No Christian can get through a single day without the need to confess sins. That’s why Jesus washed the disciples’ dusty feet: to show we need daily cleansing. Let’s cover some practical issues on keeping short accounts with God and helping others be cleansed.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
28
2022
We need to come to Christ for cleansing every day. The One who washed the disciples’ feet is the only One who can wash our hearts. In this message, we discover the first of five life-changing questions: Who needs to be cleansed? How can we be cleansed? What is the purpose of cleansing? From the Upper Room, let’s discover the cleansing on offer from Jesus.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
25
2022
What if our vocations and work could reflect Jesus Himself? Jesus turned the world on its head when He stooped to wash the disciples’ feet. Superiors don’t serve inferiors, do they? In the kingdom of God, they do. For us to live like Jesus, we must practice servant leadership. Let’s look at three life-changing lessons that transform our mindset and bring meaning to our service.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
24
2022
We may appreciate those who serve, but few of us want to be servants. Let’s chart a new course—becoming like Christ, the ultimate Servant. Jesus knew that His time had come, so he got down on His knees and washed dirty feet. In this message, we’ll find three facts upon which Jesus’ service was based. Through Jesus’ act of service, He showed us the path to greatness.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
23
2022
Jesus taught us to not worry. Yet many of us worry all the time. This causes stress and erodes our spiritual power. Are you in need of a new outlook, or re-directed focus? In this message, we’ll rejoice in three principles to help us to overcome worry. Jesus invites us to seek first His kingdom and let Him handle our daily needs.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
22
2022
Anxiety, tension, and stress are normal today. In a stimulated, fear-saturated culture, we long for relief. There’s a way to settle our anxious hearts. In this message from Matthew 6, we’ll find peace in our storms with three reasons why we shouldn’t worry. Jesus reveals the heart of our Heavenly Father in life-transforming ways.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
21
2022
Are we willing to stand alone, knowing that God stands with us? Daniel was alone in warning the Babylonian king of his pending destruction. That night, Belshazzar’s feast began with revelry and ended with his death In this message, let’s explore Daniel’s three indictments against Belshazzar. We’ll be challenged to live for Christ in a world that’s lost its way.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
18
2022
The judgment of God may be long in coming, but it can come with a vengeance. As the Babylonian Empire partied, Daniel stood before the king and read the handwriting on the wall. The pride, blasphemy, and idolatry of Babylon could be overlooked no longer; God would destroy them that very evening. In this message, we face what God is doing here in America, and how God deals with nations. We must be willing to speak about God’s judgment with compassion and conviction.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
17
2022
During persecution, some believers are spared while others go through torture and death. Do you ever wonder why God doesn’t deliver all His people? For three exiles in Babylon, their immediate well-being was less important to them than honoring the one true God. In this message, we’ll nail down three lessons for Christians living in America. God’s purposes will prevail, even amid persecution.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
16
2022
Every day, cultural and civil pressure mount on the Christian faith. How should believers react? For Israelites in ancient Babylon, there was no freedom of religion. In this message from Daniel 3, we’ll explore the context of a true story of courage. How could three men say, “Throw us into the fire, but we’ll not deny God whether we are delivered or not?”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
15
2022
When authorities tell us to do one thing, and the Bible tells us to do the opposite, what do we do? Whenever possible, we should be in the culture, just like Daniel and his friends in Babylon who worked for the king who had destroyed their homeland. But sometimes, we must resolve to take a stand and draw a line in the sand. In this message, we’ll contemplate biblical principles when we face conflicts of conscience. Let’s prepare to face any consequences from a hostile world.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
14
2022
Christians in America are rapidly becoming like Daniel and his friends in Babylon: out of sync with their pagan environment. How do we reconcile what we believe with what we have to do to live in such a culture? In this message, we’ll identify three different ways we can respond to a pagan culture. Before we look at how Daniel stood against the culture, let’s find out how he participated in the culture.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
11
2022
Christians are no longer the dominant cultural force in America. How do we live with lasting peace amid a pagan culture? In this message, we’ll find three vital lessons God gave exiled Israel to live in His peace—seeking the shalom of the city. Whatever job or situation we’re in where we’re the minority, we can be encouraged to remain faithful.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
10
2022
Should Christians separate themselves from the prevailing culture or engage it with enthusiasm? The surprising answer comes from God’s instructions to captive Judah living in Babylon. Under the judgment of God, thousands were taken into Babylonian exile, where they dwelled in a pagan society. In this message, we’ll find five instructions God has for His people in Jeremiah 29. We could do well to live by these instructions in today’s culture.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
9
2022
Do we weep for our nation’s destruction? Jesus looked on Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, weeping over the destruction He knew would come from the Romans. Centuries earlier, the prophet Jeremiah wept when the city was destroyed. In this message, we’ll ponder lessons from a city under God’s direct judgment. Even in the midst of destruction, God’s steadfast love will never fail us.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
8
2022
When the judgment of God falls, the things we hold dear are often laid to waste. The city of Jerusalem with its temple was sacked and looted by invading armies, acting under God’s ultimate plan. In this message, we’ll see how the book of Lamentations exposes Jeremiah’s heart as he looks at this devastated city. Through the grief, we’ll discover what God holds dear.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
7
2022
We far too easily gloss over the terrifying nature of God. When Jeremiah proclaimed the coming judgment of God, his fellow Israelites paid him no heed. What will we do today? In this message, we explore further lessons of both warning and encouragement for the people of God in a nation under judgment. Let’s point people to a greater country, to another city, whose builder and maker is God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
4
2022
When nation-wide events seem out of control, we need clear perspective as the people of God. Israel couldn’t see God’s purposes in allowing their nation to be invaded. Just as they were taken into captivity, America may soon feel that same wrath. In this message, we’ll begin an examination of Israel’s history and nine lessons we must take from the fall of a nation long ago.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
3
2022
A lump of clay has no clue what its potter intends to make out of it. Jeremiah chapter 18 tells how God views Israel: as clay on His wheel. In this message, we’ll consider two life-transforming lessons for us as a nation and even as individuals. We need a right view of ourselves and a right view of God. Then life can begin to make sense.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
2
2022
Many people think they’re masters of their own destiny. But God sees His people as clay on a potter’s wheel. Since He’s the potter, He controls their destiny. In this message, we’re going to capture four images from God’s metaphor of the potter’s house. Let’s learn to see ourselves accurately—as vessels God shapes according to His purposes.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
1
2022
Many people would like greater wealth and health but are led to believe they don’t have enough faith. How can we identify true prophets in these important matters of faith? False prophets draw their false messages from a variety of sources, rather than God’s self-revelation. In this message, we take home three words of hope to discern those sources, and determine whether what you’re hearing is from God, or from somewhere else.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
28
2022
Just like the false prophets of Jeremiah’s day, contemporary teachers paint God to be whatever they want and people as supposedly “good.” They diminish God’s holiness, exaggerate their goodness, and hide their real motives. In this message, we learn how to recognize these false teachers and discern their heretical teaching.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
25
2022
When God judges His people, His question is clear: “Don’t you see how serious your sin is? Turn to me.” Great deception took hold in ancient Israel, leading to idolatry and judgment. The same deception infects our thinking today. In this message, Pastor Lutzer identifies four crossroads where America chose the wrong direction, calling darkness “light,” Let’s discover why we can hope in God despite the direction of our nation’s morality and spiritual state.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
24
2022
Misconceptions about God have consequences. God isn’t endlessly tolerant, putting up with any attitude or behavior. God had Babylon take Israel captive after Israel had endlessly deceived itself through idolatry. But neither does He impulsively condemn. We as Christians offer His hope, forgiveness, and help today. In this message, we’ll isolate four lies about a nation’s sins. What is it about our concept of God that needs adjustment?    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
23
2022
What will it take for us to give up today’s idols of sports, business, relationships, and fame to return to God? In Jeremiah’s day, Israel forsook God—the fountain of living water—for idols, which were like broken cisterns that hold no water. In this message, we’ll unveil three characteristics of idolatry so we can avoid the self-deception of our own idolatry. God has called us, in this cultural moment, to be satisfied in Him.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
22
2022
What does faithfulness look like in a nation that is under judgment? After Israel’s long disobedience, God orchestrated for Babylon to take them into captivity. They became a minority in a pagan land, just like Christians are fast becoming a minority in America. In this first message from the series “The Church In Babylon,” we’ll look at the uniqueness of Jeremiah’s calling and how the church can be faithful in “exile.”    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
21
2022
No one who stands against God will ultimately win. God’s plan for the devil involves unlimited torment in a lake of fire that will never go out. In this message, we’ll identify five characteristics of hell, prepared for the devil and his angels. Let’s take a sobering look at the ultimate punishment for rebellion against a holy God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
18
2022
The ravages of Satan show up across time. But the devil’s doom is certain. He’s on death row, howling until he meets his destiny in the lake of fire. In this message from Revelation, we’re assured of the devil’s demise in three decisive stages. Let’s take an encouraging look at the end of the Accuser, Satan.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
17
2022
In a culture that elevates self-determination and actualization, why should we submit to God? The devil can do a lot of damage when believers give way to a spirit of self-will. In this message, we’ll learn from a true story of divisiveness in church and demonic oppression. Pastor Lutzer exhorts Christians to die to self-rule 1.) in Christ, 2.) by a choice, and 3.) by faith. Otherwise, much damage can be done to the cause of Christ.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
16
2022
Many Christians have given the devil a foothold in their lives, and the result is tragic. In this message, we find parallels between us and Satan, specifically regarding “self-will”. By God’s grace, we can put an ax to the very root of this self-will. Believers who are burdened by satanic influence need not remain in bondage. There is hope in Jesus’ name.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
15
2022
The Bible says Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But he can’t get in unless the door is open. In this message, we conclude an overview of ten doors where Satan harasses us. Pastor Lutzer offers five truths to overcome the enemy’s attacks and not allow any foothold. We can walk in the light by putting on the full armor of God and completely submitting to Him.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
14
2022
Some think ghosts are merely “ectoplasmic energy.” Other’s fear ghosts constantly. Let’s learn the facts about haunted houses, ghosts, familiar spirits, and other forms of demonic influence, and why Christians must shun them all like the plague. In this message, we’ll clarify the three stages of demonic control or enslavement. When we begin to identify the doors that Satan uses to get a foothold into our lives, we can boldly stand in Christ.     Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
11
2022
Satan wants us to think he has godlike powers. But God wants us to see that Satan is on a short leash. Satan cannot trip us up unless God gives permission. In this message, we’ll learn how to submit to God, rely on the Spirit, and stand when the enemy hammers us. The conflict in the heavenlies is not between equal powers of light and darkness. Our God remains sovereign over the devil.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
10
2022
Many of us feel that God doesn’t love us or that He’s alienated from us. Although Satan is a defeated foe, he’s “out on bail” for now, trying to destroy each of us. Understanding his tactics is crucial. In this message, we’ll receive pastoral counsel through five truths when we face spiritual attack. If we belong to God, we are not under the curse of Satan.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
9
2022
We all deserve to be eternally separated from God in the lake of fire, prepared for Satan and his angels. But God sent Jesus to die on the cross in our place to redeem us. In this message, we’ll celebrate five ways in which the cross defeated Satan, crushing his head. Through the cross, God not only silenced Satan but also reconciled us back to himself, securing our decisive victory and redemption.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
8
2022
Does Satan seem to have the upper hand personally or nationally? Satan attempted to stop Jesus in multiple ways by killing Him as a baby, corrupting Him in the desert temptation, or inciting Judas’ betrayal. But the devil couldn’t hinder Jesus’ plan of redemption. In this message, we’ll see from both Zechariah and Colossians that the serpent’s doom was made certain by the sacrifice of a suffering Savior.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
7
2022
What does the Bible say about good versus evil? Since the original sin in the Garden of Eden, Satan has tried to blot out the seed of God’s promised Redeemer. In this message, we’ll study three instances throughout Scripture where Satan has clashed with God. As we assess the far-reaching consequences of our fall, we also learn that God, from the beginning, had in mind a way to redeem us.     Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
4
2022
What does the Bible say about good versus evil? Since the original sin in the Garden of Eden, Satan has tried to blot out the seed of God’s promised Redeemer. In this message, we’ll study three instances throughout Scripture where Satan has clashed with God. As we assess the far-reaching consequences of our fall, we also learn that God, from the beginning, had in mind a way to redeem us.     Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
3
2022
One key difference between God and Satan is that God always speaks truth, while Satan always lies. Once Adam and Eve believed the lie and rebelled against God, there was nothing they could do. All of us since birth have been contaminated with sin. But God offers the hope of deliverance even in the destructive aftermath of sin. What’s the truth that can deliver us?    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
2
2022
Lies can be appealing when we don’t believe the consequences are dangerous. Satan deceived Adam and Eve into eating the forbidden fruit, with catastrophic results. Because of this tendency to rebel against God, people have created many false religions. In this message, we catch a glimpse into how Satan’s mind operates, thinks, and strategizes to catch us in his traps. False religions can seem appealing until God’s truth exposes their deadly lies.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
1
2022
Every one of us belongs to one kingdom or another. Since Satan’s infamous start in the Garden of Eden, he’s been blinding the minds of unbelievers and targeting believers through lies and intimidation. In this message, we’ll discover five limitations from God that guarantee the devil’s doom. How does God deal with Satan’s rebellion—and ours?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
31
2022
You have an unseen adversary. He’s called the devil, the prince of darkness—with weapons of lies and deceit. He was a prominent angel in God’s creation whose role was to deliver the praise of the angelic choir to God. What caused his fall from this prestigious position? In this message, you’ll study Lucifer’s five “I wills,” spoken in pride. You can stand firm against spiritual attack by understanding God’s sovereignty over Satan.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
28
2022
Have you ever wondered if you possess saving faith? Faith in Christ is the non-negotiable factor that transfers people from darkness to light and changes their destiny from hell to heaven. In the conclusion to this series of messages, Pastor Lutzer makes it personal from his parent’s journey as well as his own story of lacking assurance of salvation. Are the results of saving faith at work in your own life?    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
27
2022
Why do genuine Christians sometimes still have doubts? There are those who should be free from doubting their salvation, but there are also those who should examine if they are in the faith. In this message, you’ll identify five reasons people doubt their salvation. When you understand why you have doubts about your salvation, you can overcome them through faith in Christ alone. Take a good look at your doubts today and don’t brush them aside.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
26
2022
The accusations you hear don’t have to have the last word. God’s love for you isn’t fickle. In the courtroom of guilt and shame, Christians can stand confidently against their accuser, Satan. The defending attorney, Jesus, is your Advocate. In this message, you’ll deepen your assurance of salvation based on three pillars from Scripture. When you’re uncertain of your standing with God, don’t speak for yourself—look to Jesus.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
25
2022
What are you building your life upon—in this life and the next? Some believe you can’t be sure of your eternal destiny. But this is the certainty you need to make all the trials of life bearable, even meaningful. In this message, you’ll build three pillars on the bedrock doctrine of eternal security. From Romans 8, you’ll see how your security doesn’t lie in anything you do, but in God. You can count on it.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
24
2022
The day someone is born again looks different for everyone, but your natural spiritual condition is hopeless without God. Whatever stage you’re in spiritually—the midnight of confusion, the twilight of conviction, or the sunshine of confession—it’s God who grants new life. In this message, you’ll conclude an exploration of the characteristics of regeneration. Your testimony of being born again will bring glory to God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
21
2022
No amount of effort will take you an inch in heaven’s direction. It takes a work of God to bring you to eternal life. Jesus told Nicodemus, a religious leader, that you must be “born again” to see the kingdom of God. In this message, you’ll look at the first of three characteristics of regeneration. God does a miracle within you so that you are reborn as a member of the heavenly family.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
20
2022
Your regrets feel like an irreparable, muddy mess. Sin colors everything. It’ll take an intervention from God to make it right. In this message, you’ll identify the qualities of the righteousness in Christ that assure you of your standing with God. This unchangeable, permanent, and infinite righteousness is based on the believer’s union with Christ. There’s cleansing, like a blanket of white snow, for those who finally give up self-righteousness and believe in Him alone.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
19
2022
How can you know that you’re right with God? Jesus, the only sinless human, became sin to bring you to God. In this message, you’ll explore the truth a 16th-century German monk, Martin Luther, found so vital: righteousness that comes only by faith. You’ll discover five characteristics of the righteousness of God in 2 Corinthians that will bless your soul and take you all the way to heaven when you believe on Jesus.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
18
2022
For people bent on working for everything in their life, God’s grace is very difficult to accept. Two kinds of people struggle with this: 1. those who feel they’re too unworthy because of their great sin and 2. those who feel they have a good shot at heaven because of their religious deeds. In this message, you’ll apply the characteristics of God’s grace to your life. Whether you tend towards despair or pride, no one earns God’s favor based on their merit.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
17
2022
Most Christians know the hymn “Amazing Grace” – even non-believers know it. Yet so few of us truly understand why grace is so amazing. Let’s begin looking at the 5 characteristics of God’s saving grace in Ephesians 2. Though no one is worthy, God gives this gift freely to those who believe on His Son. God’s grace is more than sufficient to save not only a “good” person, but the most wicked and vilest of sinners. Now that’s amazing!   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
14
2022
How do you avoid self-deception in your relationship with God? Many try to gain heaven through their own efforts. They think that if their good deeds outweigh their bad, they’ll make it. Let’s take another look at those who are shocked they won’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven. You’ll hear three explanations ofhow anyone could be self-deceived. You’re invited to come to the only One qualified to save you: Jesus.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
13
2022
Sincerity is great, but it’s not enough, especially when it comes to this all-important matter: the salvation of your soul. In this message, you’ll identify three false paths on the broad way that many people go: the paths of achieving good things, finding God mystically in yourself, or trusting sacramental rituals. But in Matthew 7, Jesus makes an astounding contrast between the false paths and the true path to God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
11
2022
Are you striving to accomplish a dream that seems impossible? Much of the anxiety can dissolve when you realize that God directs all things towards an appointed end in His world. If you are God’s child, you can trust His providence. In this message, you’ll explore the scope of God’s providence in Joseph’s life, so you’re equipped to remain joyful, committed, and free from anxiety. God’s providence reminds you of His purposes at work in your troubled past, for your future, and even in evil.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
10
2022
Does reconciliation feel impossible after your dreams have been crushed by relational sin? The story of Joseph in Egypt is very dramatic—a former slave rises to power only to judge the brothers who sold him into slavery years before. God’s gracious plan was unfolding to save two nations. In this message, let’s sketch the portrait of Joseph’s final visit with his brothers. Once you step into true reconciliation, you begin to dream with God again.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
7
2022
Have you ever thought, “Where does God factor in all my unfulfilled dreams?” You’re not alone. Joseph’s dream seemed destroyed—until the day he sees his brothers for the first time since they sold him into slavery. In this message, you’ll begin to sketch three portraits of Joseph’s painful encounters with his brothers. You’ll see how a divinely-directed famine brought Joseph and his brothers together—physically and relationally. No matter what you’ve been through, God is still with you, and He has bigger dreams for you than you could ever imagine.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
6
2022
How do you remain confident in God’s plan for your life? The Almighty unveiled a dream for Joseph that he never could have foreseen. One minute, Joseph was in jail. The next, he became vice-regent of Egypt. But he kept it all in perspective: he knew that God was working out a perfect plan. Whatever injustices or setbacks you face, you can learn to submit yourself to God’s kindness. Only God, who sees the future, knows what dream is best for you.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
5
2022
Have you ever felt forgotten when your dreams are dashed? Between Joseph and his dream lay injustice and false imprisonment. In fact, he faced powerful temptation because of his important position, his vulnerability, and his distance from home. Yet even when he felt forgotten, he didn’t sin against the One who never forgets: God. If you’re His child, God doesn’t abandon you.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
4
2022
Is the dream you have for your life farther away than ever? Although Joseph had a dream of ruling his brothers, he ended up in slavery. Twenty-two years after he was sold into slavery, Joseph has a choice when his dream is resurrected. In this message from Genesis 37, you’ll find 4 lessons from Joseph’s experience that bring hope and healing for those whose dreams are crushed.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
3
2022
You are surrounded by people with shattered dreams. Life isn’t easy, especially when others sin against you. In this message, you’ll meet Joseph, whose dream was born amid a dysfunctional family in Genesis. It seemed everyone in his family was conspiring against him. In this introduction, you’ll consider whether a dream is from God and what He can do with your broken dreams.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
31
2021
Believers all want to know what lies ahead in the plan of God. What decision are you praying about right now? God’s will is unfolded as a series of small events that ultimately take us where He wants us to go. In this message, your path will be made clearer through the light from God’s Word. God isn’t reluctant to guide you. You just need to get out of the way and let Him guide by asking, seeking, and knocking.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
30
2021
How do you make your major life decisions like marriage, vocation, or medical choices? From your perspective, the future is a blank slate. That’s why it’s crucial to allow God to order your steps in the uncertain weeks and months ahead. In this message, you’ll build a foundation for decision-making through five presuppositions about God’s will from Scripture.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
29
2021
When you’re uncertain about what to do next, where do you go for guidance? When Jesus was born, the heavenly host of angels appeared to the humblest people they could find—shepherds in the hills of Bethlehem. God’s ways are mysterious, even counterintuitive. By exploring the region, culture, and occupation of shepherds, you’ll discover how God mightily uses the most unexpected people. These shepherds met the Good Shepherd, who saves, cares for, and guides us like none other.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
28
2021
Many people have misconceptions about angels. In the Bible, the word “angel” simply means “messenger.” When they gathered over Bethlehem the night Jesus was born, they heralded the greatest message that has ever been sent. In this message, you’ll unveil three ways angels are examples of adoration to us today. Your own adoration will increase as you hear this story of a baby in a manger who ended up being a man on a cross.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
27
2021
One day, a brilliant light flooded the skies over a sleepy town south of Jerusalem. Myriads of angels announced the coming of a Savior, who was Christ the Lord. These messengers of God proclaimed the greatest news sinful humankind would ever hear. They also are a model for Christians of true worship, delight in salvation, and more. In this message, you’ll counter cultural theology’s false beliefs about angels with what the Bible reveals.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
24
2021
When you acknowledge your need for Jesus, there’s no room for pride. Unlike you, Jesus had a choice where He would be born. His first night on earth was in a borrowed manger—a cattle feeding trough. He came with no kingly pomp—just a humble bed of straw. In this message, you’ll learn how Jesus’ coming in the manger can change you. All the rationalizations of your sin can be put away and you’ll be truly home.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
23
2021
Why do people make a big deal about a baby in a manger at Christmas? There seems to be other more pressing problems and conflicts in life. Yet, there is no weightier division than that between a holy God and sinful man. Two thousand years ago, that dividing wall was breached in a feeding trough in the tiny town of Bethlehem. There was no room for Jesus then. Will you welcome Him now?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
22
2021
Within you, there’s a desire for God that cannot be quenched any other way except by God Himself. Yet the Infinite One revealed Himself through the ordinariness of the manger. He did so by sending Jesus into the world, born into a peasant family in Israel. This baby was much more than met the eye. In this message, you’ll investigate three figures of speech from Scripture that depict Jesus in all his fullness.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
21
2021
There is no question in the world that is more important than this: Who is this Child? Yet many people try to explain away Jesus’ humanity or His divinity. The Apostle Paul wrote of a deep mystery: “great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh.” This Christmas, you’ll remember a night like no other, the night Jesus was born on planet Earth.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
20
2021
When God was alone and nothing else existed, he unfurled a plan to become human to save us—to reconcile us to Himself. God decided to be our offering for sin—and the Word was made flesh. Christmas is a special time of the year, but why do we celebrate Christmas in the first place? During this holiday season, you’ll consider Christmas from a different viewpoint, from far away and a time long ago.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
17
2021
God is sovereign in history as well as in your life. God is too beautiful, too pure, too wonderful, and too holy for us to adequately express who He is. The supreme attributes of God are already evident in the lives of His people. The attributes of God can meet you where you are and change you. In this message, you’ll learn why you can trust God with everything.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
16
2021
Sudden illness, a tragic death, a natural disaster, a job loss. Everyone who faces calamity asks “Why?” How can Christians live the tension of three truths: God is good, God is all-powerful, and evil exists? Get the answers today. In this message, you’ll take a walk through the pages of history from creation to the flood to the relationship between the church and the state today. Imagine seeing planet Earth once you can see it from the vantage point of heaven.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
15
2021
Do you feel indifferent about the end times, or do you anticipate Jesus’ second coming? According to biblical prophecy in Revelation, the future contains some dark days for planet Earth. A great battle will climax the end of history and the end for Satan. In this message, you’ll get a clear vantage point of the stages of Christ’s return to earth.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
14
2021
Are you overwhelmed by the frustration, family dysfunction, and societal breakdown around you? It might seem like Satan is thwarting the purposes of God in the world. In this message, you’ll identify both Satan’s historical tactics as well as God’s intervention now and during the end times. When you know how the last pages end, it gives hope for today.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
13
2021
Temptation is so strong because it promises happiness when you follow your own desires. Through three biblical examples, you’ll get to know people who turned down any kind of false sufficiency to honor God instead. Don’t listen to the false promises of sexual temptation, possessions, or success. In this message, you’ll hear three results of honoring God in the midst of life’s difficulties.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
10
2021
What’s the point of being good if the righteous still must suffer? The answer: God has a purpose in every trial you experience. In this message, you’ll meet three people who honored God in their suffering. Although their souls were in conflict, they choose to rely on God. Even when your soul is in anguish, God is still adequate to meet the deepest needs that you have.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
9
2021
“What kind of God would allow injustices like child abuse?” Skeptics’ honest questions can point you to God’s ultimate purposes. Jesus was not a victim. Every detail of His sacrifice was predetermined before time began. Only God can take a mess and a crime like the cross and turn it into a river of blessing. In this message, you’ll find six attributes of God at the cross that unveil his glory even in devastating injustice.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
7
2021
Whether you’re a Christian or not, what’s hindering you from doing what God wants you to do? You cannot stay neutral in the battle of two kingdoms. Satan tried to prevent Christ from reaching adulthood, thus preventing redemption. Yet Satan’s victories are always illusionary. In this message, you’ll hear 3 conclusions that prove God’s superiority in history.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
6
2021
Does it look to you like Satan and evil is winning? You can’t play both sides or even be neutral in the battle between good and evil. But all of Satan’s supposed gains are merely illusions. The Lord’s victory is firm, but the battle continues to go on—and will until Christ returns. In this message, your heart will be strengthened by three examples of conflicts where Satan appeared to be winning but God still hastened Satan’s judgment.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
3
2021
Because you are created in the image of God, you need a sense of dignity, a feeling that you have value in the universe. You might have counted on others’ opinions or what you do for your worth. But without God, life is confusing and empty. Just like Eve took the bite of fruit to be “like God,” any sin or pride leads to horrific results with eternal consequences. In this message, you’ll find true worth through God’s grace that lifts the lowly.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
2
2021
Nobody, whether it is an angel or a human being, can ever profit from rebellion against God. Sin is always counterproductive. You might not see the negative consequences right away, but the result of this rebellion is stark: death and separation from God. Is there a solution?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
1
2021
When God created the universe, everything was in perfect harmony—until one angel named Lucifer made a big mistake. In pride, he tried to steal glory from God. No matter who you are, it’s futile to stand in opposition to God. Through a continued look at the five stages in Satan’s dramatic career, you’ll be ready to reject lies and draw near to God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
30
2021
Everything that you have, whether it’s your physical appearance or your wealth and ability, is all derived from God’s loving, generous hand. Yet it’s so easy to forget that there’s nothing you have that you have not received. This is the root of pride. The archangel Satan was consumed with such pride as well. Why would God’s number-one angel Lucifer turn traitor, knowing he could never defeat the all-powerful Creator? We’ll begin to look at the five stages in Satan’s dramatic career that help us avoid the pitfalls of pride.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
29
2021
The greatest sin that you can commit is to ignore God. The heaven of the heavens cannot contain the Lord. He’s created the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the galaxies. He then created us on this little speck that we call Planet Earth all within His redemption plan. But the world’s way of life is pleasure, to get all that you can out of life before you go. In this message, you’ll discover how respect for the Living God will transform your purpose in this life and the next.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
26
2021
The most important thing about you is what you think of God. How you explain the pain and suffering in the world is directly tied to your view of God. In fact, God already knew ahead of time that that creation would include within it the fact that young children would be abused by their parents, that there would be wars, and that there would be problems resulting from our sin. In this message, you’ll discover five attributes of God in Scripture that will enlarge your view of God and comfort your heart in the midst of the brokenness of this world.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
25
2021
Do you wonder why people who Believe in Jesus Christ are told to “give thanks in everything.” Some wonder, “Does this mean I’m to be thankful for calamity?” In this message, you’ll sharpen your focus on why you can, and must, be thankful. You’ll discover why and how you can rejoice no matter the circumstances.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
24
2021
Is it difficult to be content with what you have this Thanksgiving or any other day of the year? The Bible tells us to give thanks in everything. Does this mean you must be thankful for illness or loss? Or you must be grateful for not having a job? In this message, we learn why the Bible’s command to be thankful makes sense even when we don’t understand our circumstances.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
23
2021
Do you feel under pressure by all the needs and expectations upon you? You might think that your greatest need is to repair your crumbling marriage, to get out of financial ruin, or all kinds of other things that may be happening. These are legitimate needs. But your greatest need is always a fresh vision of God, a fresh vision of Jesus. In this message, discover the implications of seeing the Word become flesh. When Jesus reveals God, it puts everything else in its proper place.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
22
2021
“Well, you know that’s your religion, but I have my own spirituality.” This sentiment doesn’t account for the voice of God from outside yourself. In fact, your whole life is based upon the Creator’s will and purpose, and it’s prudent to investigate how God made the way back to him. The Greek word “logos” means word or expression. The Gospel of John says, “the Word became flesh.” In this message, you’ll encounter the Word of God coming in the flesh: His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
19
2021
Is God worth ten minutes of your time in the morning – or fifteen minutes? If you ever wonder what to say when you pray, try praying scriptures back to God. Praying Scripture is transforming and can become a new habit. In this message, you’ll grow in confidently approaching the throne of God when we’re at a loss for words.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
18
2021
The stress of life can get you down. Pressures and trials can drain your joy. But the average Christian prays only five minutes a day. What’s the meaning, value, and practice of prayer? How can you foster a love for praying? The answer is the Word of God. When you use verses of Scripture as your prayer, you’ll dive into a wealth of new and profitable prayers. Most of all, you begin to think and pray God’s thoughts. In this message, you learn lessons on praying biblically.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
17
2021
When you mention “meditation” to some people, they envision an eastern mystic or a guru. But meditation in the Scriptures is entirely different, and it’s crucial for you to let the Word of God reprogram your mind in a godly, healthy direction. You might ask, “How do you meditate?” All that you need to do is to simply ask the text some questions that help you analyze and personalize the truth. In this message, you’ll utilize practical questions to ask of a text to help you internalize the Word of God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
16
2021
Meditation sometimes brings mysticism to mind. Biblically, however, meditation is not merely a calming exercise. It forms you to follow the path that God has for you. Psalm 1 speaks about two men, two paths, and two very different destinies. “Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Meditation is how the Bible can renew our minds and cause us to live joyful, productive lives. In this message, you’ll receive steps towards the path of blessing.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
15
2021
Does going to church on Sunday morning feel rushed? How do you practically prepare before, during, and after the service? When you come to hear the Word of God, you are listening for your name. You are coming and you are saying, “Oh God, what do You have to say to me today?” If you come to it with pride or to merely listen, then you’ll go away without any transformation. In this message, you’ll take home more from church than you ever thought possible.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
12
2021
Have you listened to a sermon or read Scripture without your soul being stirred? When your heart doesn’t respond, how can you prevent self-deception? Receiving instruction from God’s Word helps you to hear from outside of yourself. You read it not only to learn, but also to find your life changed. The book of James admonishes us to “receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” In this message, you’ll learn how to do just that.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
11
2021
“Is God’s Word sufficient when I feel powerless or hopeless?” You might be facing difficulties that sap your joy. Only by focusing on the Word of God can you have lasting joy that the world can’t take away. In this message, you’ll realize the indispensable value of the Word. That’s why the Psalmist extolled the attributes of the Word of God: “The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.”    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
10
2021
Do you ever wonder if there’s enough evidence to believe in God? In this message, you’ll think through the honest questions skeptics have about God’s Word. In Psalm 19, the descriptions of the Bible could also be used of God. That’s how you’ll plainly see evidence of God through His works in creation as well as in His Word.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
9
2021
Do you struggle to focus on prayer and Bible reading when you’re stressed or distracted by technology? Are you new to Bible reading or want to pass it on to your friends and family? In this message, you’ll learn how to take in the Word of God that nourishes us. Just like you need food and water, you need the Word of God daily. Despite your temptations and distractions, you can develop an appetite for the eternal Word of God.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
8
2021
Why haven’t you started reading the Bible? It could be that you have different beliefs, you’ve lapsed in the faith, or you’re a Christian struggling to see the relevance of the Bible. Despite its widespread influence, very few people read the Bible every day. In this message, you’ll encounter the reasons why people don’t open their Bibles as well as why it’s origin and purpose speak to you today. This book is far more than a collection of writings. It’s the revealed Word of God that transforms your life.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
5
2021
Faith sometimes changes your circumstances. Sometimes it doesn’t. Is it ok to have doubts and be disappointed with the answer? Faith always leads to ultimate victory, but it may not change your immediate struggles. By going through the “hall of faith” in Hebrews 11, you’ll resonate with these heroes, who sometimes saw miracles but also suffered and died without God’s immediate intervention. Even so, these heroes realized that they would ultimately and victoriously receive the fulfillment of God’s promises.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
4
2021
If you were to ask why so many Christians are cynical, they would tell you some story about how God did not intervene when they needed him. Many people have long-term health issues. When they pray for healing, the answer appears to be an ongoing “no.” Are you disappointed with God? In this message, you’ll receive four facts about faith in Hebrews 11. God does miracles for some people and not for others, and yet he expects us to go on believing anyway.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
3
2021
When you’re in need, you naturally pray for God to provide. Sometimes the answer is “no.” How you react to that kind of ongoing burden is crucial. In this message, you receive life-changing lessons as you bear that burden: 1.) With burdens come blessings. 2.) Burdens are specifically chosen for us. 3.) You can be changed forever if you listen carefully. You’ll discover that even the “no” answers are still answers from a gracious God.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
2
2021
“Why should I bother praying when God doesn’t seem to answer?” Have you ever begged God to remove a difficulty in your life? Paul did, and the Lord said “no.” It’s tough taking “no” for an answer. But there are times when the answer to a believer’s prayer is a clear “no.” You have a choice: these times can either make you resentful or they can increase your faith. In this message, you’ll learn how to respond when God answers in the negative.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
1
2021
Do you ever feel perplexed when injustice seems to be winning? Where’s God when evil seems overwhelming? The prophet Habakkuk had the same issue—complaints which belong in today’s news. Evildoers were having a field day and the foundations of the nation were being torn apart. Yet amid the turmoil, the prophet has a burst of faith, knowing that God is still in charge. How can you move through your own honest questions to keep praising God?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
29
2021
Our nation seems to be heading in a downward spiral. It’s like the scenario painted by Habakkuk the prophet: things were bad and getting worse. He was asking God “Where are You?” In this message, we learn important lessons about prayer.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
28
2021
When God answers prayer in ways we don’t expect, we’re reminded that we need Him more than the answers. We must make sure our relationship with God is strong, realizing that knowing Him is more vital than getting what we want.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
27
2021
Prayer is often mysterious. We’re commanded to ask in faith, without doubting. But the answers sometimes come from unexpected directions, even unrelated to our specific request. In this message, we learn about answers in disguise.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
26
2021
God gave Abraham promises that would not come to pass for hundreds of years. Next time you feel like God is a bit slow to answer your prayers, remember that His scale of time is bigger than yours. He has a larger agenda.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
25
2021
When we pray for something, we hope for a quick response from God. But God has His own timeline which is not always in sync with ours. How do we handle prayers that are time-critical for us, when God’s answers seem to never come?    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
22
2021
When we pray, there’s a bigger purpose at work than we realize. For us, getting the answer is all-consuming. For God, developing our character is the real objective. In this message, we learn that God is at work, even when our prayers seem to bounce off the ceiling.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
21
2021
It happens again and again. A child is at death’s door, and even after urgent prayer, the child dies anyway. Where was God? When prayer is not answered as we’d like, many simply stop praying. What is God doing?    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
20
2021
In our day, the family is on life support. It’s up to Christians to be an example of the value and power of a godly family. Keeping our kids from moral harm is high on the agenda, and this message provides some instructions for parents.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
19
2021
You need resources to defend your children and their futures, especially against the threat of sexual predators. In an age of immorality, we must respond with common sense steps to guide our children.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
18
2021
A solid defense against the godless agenda of our age begins with some definite action steps. Let’s continue examining practical instructions for parents. Get equipped and guide your children through this cultural moment.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
15
2021
There are forces active today that want to corrupt your kids, redefine marriage, and change the family. A rising tide of media filth, immorality, and political correctness threatens the foundations of our society.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
14
2021
We feel the impact of our fathers for our whole lifetime. King David let bad situations fester in his family until the poison burst out in civil strife. Let’s learn from the mistakes of an otherwise great man, dealing with unresolved matters long before they explode.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
13
2021
How have you experienced the effects of a father’s influence—for good or bad? Israel’s King David was a great leader, a “man after God’s own heart.” But he was a lousy father. The Bible provides an honest portrayal of David, including the great damage he caused by his failure as a dad.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
12
2021
If your family is in trouble, it’s not too late to cleanse the wounds and let the healing begin. Even though David was a poor father, God still blessed him, and that is good news for the struggling fathers in our homes.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
11
2021
It’s all too easy to get lost in binging shows and scrolling for hours that we forget our kids are being raised in this culture. Addictions and immoral media corrupt our souls. As the culture decays, it’s high time for parents to take action to protect their kids. Pastor Lutzer shows us how, with a set of relevant instructions for parents to help keep your family safe in the days ahead.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
8
2021
Families are like chains: they break at the weakest link. And when that broken link is dad, the family is in serious trouble. That happened with King David. He was a mighty warrior in battle but an uninvolved father at home. What can we learn from his dysfunctional family?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
7
2021
Much of the anguish in today’s families can be traced to fractured relationships between fathers and their children. Can we open those clenched fists and hearts, restoring both dialogue and love? Can we work to mend the broken ties with our fathers?   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
6
2021
Some think ideal women have perfect hair or complexions. But we should forget the airbrushed profiles and focus instead on the Bible’s description of a truly godly woman. The ideal mom, exemplified in Proverbs, draws strength from the Lord, living a life of faithfulness to her calling as a wife and mother.    Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
5
2021
Motherhood is key to a nation’s survival since mothers bear and train the next generation. The Bible exalts mothers, giving them principles by which they can fulfill their role. Motherhood is a vital component in rebuilding fractured families.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
4
2021
Many marriages begin happily, but quickly descend into conflict. We display the hidden rebellion that’s marked all of us since Adam and Eve. God has a solution to humanity’s deepest problems; He can heal broken relationships.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
1
2021
When the family breaks down, culture itself breaks down. Single-parent homes face enormous obstacles. But there is a resource that can prevent marriages from shattering, and it comes to us from the finished work of Christ.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
30
2021
Do you ever wonder what eternity will be like? The best description we have is that of the Holy City, the New Jerusalem. Here, the saints will enjoy perfect health, holy unity, and unhindered worship, serving God together into “the ages of the ages.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
29
2021
After the Millennium, heaven will literally descend to earth in the form of the New Jerusalem. This spectacular city will be the forever home of the redeemed from all the ages. It’s what Jesus referred to when He said, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
28
2021
Is the idea of hell repugnant to you? The Bible teaches that there is an ultimate lake of fire where unbelievers will go. But why will unbelievers be judged this way? And what is the basis of this judgment?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
27
2021
The idea of final judgment offends many people. They can’t conceive that God would send anyone to an everlasting hell. Let’s take a sobering look at what the Bible teaches about the final destiny of all who never believed in Jesus for salvation.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
24
2021
World peace will come though Christ’s rule during the coming millennial kingdom, with a calm ensured by the devil’s complete incarceration. Satan won’t be able to interfere with the rule of the Prince of Peace!  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
23
2021
The nations will be at peace, and all war will cease. When Christ reigns on the earth, He will enforce a thousand years of peace on earth. He will prove Himself to be the greatest Ruler of humanity.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
22
2021
Soon Jesus will appear in radiant glory, exerting absolute authority. Descending from heaven, He will slay His enemies with the sword from his mouth and set up his kingdom over the whole earth, with the city Jerusalem as the capital.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
21
2021
The return of Jesus in glory will demand the attention of every eye on earth. History will culminate in one spectacular appearance that ends humanity’s wrongs by ushering in a thousand years of peace.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
20
2021
The book of Ezekiel prophesies that many nations will come to destroy Israel, led by a nation from the north. God will neutralize this attempt, but this great battle will prepare Israel for the historical climax of the Messiah’s return.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
17
2021
In Ezekiel 38, we read of a coming coalition of nations on the march to destroy the tiny nation of Israel. Despite having overwhelming military superiority over Israel, this attack will be terminated by the hand of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
16
2021
During the Great Tribulation, numerous judgments of God will fall on the earth, but even then, mankind will not repent. Jesus predicted this in Matthew 24. In this message, we look at what’s ahead for a world that has rejected Jesus.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
15
2021
The Great Tribulation will bring unparalleled suffering upon this planet. Jesus and the Old Testament prophets spoke of this time. As God’s judgment rains down on the earth, people will beg for reprieve, but rebel against God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
14
2021
At the appearing of Jesus, the world will be led by a ruler known as the anti-Christ. Under Satan’s control, this man will be the antithesis of Christ. When Jesus comes, the anti-Christ will be vanquished by the Son of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
13
2021
The Bible speaks about a future anti-Christ, a great world leader who seeks and receives the worship of mankind. This evil being will be a rival to the real Jesus, and his career will mimic that of Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
10
2021
The marriage supper of the Lamb will be a dinner like no other. The redeemed from every age will be gathered at that table. Christ will invite all those for whom He died to eat with Him in heaven. In this message, we learn about the glorious day when the King marries His bride.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
9
2021
In Revelation 19, a voice from the throne of God says, “Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!'” These called ones have an engraved invitation to attend the greatest wedding feast.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
8
2021
Many believers go about life unaware that their every deed—good or bad—will be reviewed by Jesus, including every argument, unkind word, and impure motive. Although we shouldn’t fear this judgment, our lives will look different when we take this judgment seriously.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
7
2021
In ancient Corinth, you can see a platform where judges once sat. On the front is a nameplate: Bema. That’s the word Paul uses regarding the judgment seat of Christ, where all believers will give account of their deeds.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
6
2021
The dead in Christ will rise first when Jesus returns to the earth. They will meet Jesus in the air, to be joined by those who are alive at the time of His coming. Our bodies will become immortal when the King returns for us.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
3
2021
Somewhere a “doomsday clock” supposedly measures how close we are to annihilating ourselves, and it claims that it is almost midnight. But as Christians, we can anticipate the end of days with hope. When the time’s up, Jesus will return to the earth and take charge.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
2
2021
The parables of Jesus cut to the deepest level of human motivation. In the story of the rich fool, greed was one issue—covetousness was another. None of us is free from the grip of wanting more. This sin keeps us from seeing what’s truly important: where we spend eternity.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Sep
1
2021
Are you looking forward to the new heavens and earth? Our earthly possessions pale in comparison to that perfectly recreated world. It really is true: you can’t take it with you. So why are we so consumed with possessions and wealth? Jesus told a story about a man of great riches who lost it all—even his life. His passion for wealth proved meaningless. Will the priorities that absorb your life last into eternity?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
31
2021
In a shaky market, people wonder where to invest their money. Jesus taught a lesson on ultimate investments. He counsels believers to invest in God’s kingdom, because only in eternity will the true interest rate be on display.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
30
2021
A wealthy man decided to fire a manager. So the manager cut some deals with the master’s debtors to gain favor—to have options once his job ended. Jesus made this story into a parable about investments. But why did Christ commend a man who acted improperly?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
27
2021
In Luke 14, Jesus told a story of a lavish banquet. The invited guests all had other things to do, so the man giving the banquet brought in the poor and the crippled—those who would never expect such a gift. This parable shows us how to approach people with the gift of the gospel.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
26
2021
Jesus told a parable about a man hosting a banquet. When the invited guests gave excuses and refused to attend, the host invited anyone he could find to sit at his table. God seeks the lost just like this man sought people to feed. We too should reach people who need the gospel.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
25
2021
A master gave three servants money to invest. Jesus said that two of them made substantial returns and were rewarded. The third hid his money in a piece of cloth and felt the wrath of his master. This parable compares money with the way we spread the gospel. Will we be faithful with the good news?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
24
2021
How we handle the small tasks of today is vitally important. It affects whether we’re given a larger task to perform—and enjoy the rewards that go with it. In Luke 19, Jesus taught about faithfulness and the perils of unfaithfulness.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
23
2021
Jesus taught using parables, or stories. He spoke of a strong man who can’t be defeated, except by a stronger man. In Luke chapter 11, we learn that we can’t overcome evil alone, for we can only defeat Satan in the name and power of Jesus.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
20
2021
Few people these days take seriously the idea of evil spirits inhabiting people. But demons are very real. Jesus drove demons out of many, setting them free from destruction and bondage. There is a spirit realm, filled with conflict between the powers of darkness and the angelic powers who serve God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
19
2021
We don’t always understand the reasons, but God chooses to give some of His children more than others—more abilities, more money, and better health. When we realize that the Giver is the one who distributes the gifts, and not the receiver, we’ve come a long way in understanding how God rewards his people.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
18
2021
In a parable, Jesus taught His disciples how rewards are handed out in the kingdom of God. What He taught seems quite unfair. In this message we look beneath the surface of Jesus’ words and discover life-changing truth that upends our innate sense of fairness.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
17
2021
The story of the Prodigal Son is really the story of two prodigals. One left in rebellion, the other stayed in rebellion. In this message we look into a famous parable of Jesus that shows how the Father in heaven relates to His beloved children—even when they go astray.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
16
2021
How should parents react when a child goes their own way, knowing the sorrow that their child will face? Through the parable of the Prodigal Son, we learn deep truths about prodigal children. At the same time, we also learn how to be better parents.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
13
2021
In Matthew 18, Jesus gave a dire warning to those who refuse to forgive other people. But what does it mean when it says God will not forgive us if we fail to forgive others? In this message we examine this crucial teaching, and learn the importance of being quick to forgive.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
12
2021
When you’re wronged, you may become resentful and bitter. That’s why Jesus spoke on the vital importance of forgiveness. In a famous parable, He outlined the key principles to guide us as we wrestle with the wrongs we’ve done, and wrongs others have done to us.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
11
2021
In a parable of Jesus, we learn how God the Father is eager to answer the cries of His children. He said, “Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find.” In this message from Luke 11, we learn more about prayer—a subject which is a mystery to many.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
10
2021
Prayer can be a great mystery, and many wonder if God really listens. Jesus left us a pattern for prayer, an outline of how we are to approach God. In this message we sit with the disciples and learn from the Lord’s Prayer.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
9
2021
When the seed of the Gospel is sown, it lands on many different soils. Some soil is receptive, but other soil will not allow the seed to grow. In Mark 4, we discover that although some will ignore the truth, others will hear and accept the Gospel—and be fruitful.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
6
2021
The parables of Jesus used real-life situations to teach spiritual truth. His hearers understood His illustrations of farmers, servants, prodigal sons, and vineyards. In this message we discover the meaning of the famous parable of the sower and his seed.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
5
2021
Have you ever experienced overwhelming disappointment? Moses led Israel for 40 years yet, because of one mistake, God told him, “You can’t enter the land.” How would you handle such a loss? In this message we discover how Moses faced his own personal “failure at the finish line.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
4
2021
We’d like to think that our heroes have no flaws. But the Bible paints an honest picture, and Moses failed at the finish line. He tripped just yards from the end of his race. In this message we learn what happened and why God was so seemingly hard on the man He knew face to face.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
3
2021
When Jacob wrestled with an angel, he said “I will not let you go until you bless me.” Years later, Moses said the same thing. Near the end of his race of life, Moses asked God, “Show me your glory.” He wouldn’t let go of the God who never let go of him.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Aug
2
2021
As runners in life’s race, we press toward a goal, a finish line, and a prize not made of gold or silver. Believers race toward God Himself, who fulfills all our dreams and bestows on us every good gift. Moses knew this when he prayed, “O Lord, show me your glory.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
30
2021
They might be enticing, but we’ll pay a high price for the idols we worship, whether those idols are old or new. The people of Israel felt God’s judgment for making a golden calf. We'll be judged as well, if we don’t renounce the idols we hold dear.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
29
2021
It’s amazing how fast people forget. Right after Israel felt Sinai quake and saw Moses ascend the mountain, they turned to idolatry. We might be tempted to shake our heads in disbelief at their wandering hearts. But sadly, we also turn back to our idols after spiritual mountain-top experiences. In this message we learn what happened after Sinai, and what can happen to us.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
28
2021
When God appeared in thunder at Mount Sinai to deliver the Ten Commandments, He left no doubt that He was absolutely holy. In our age of leniency toward sin, let’s not forget that God has not changed—not one iota. His character is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In this message we learn more of the story of a close encounter at Sinai.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
27
2021
The mountain called Sinai is forever linked with the great visitation of God to mankind, as the people of Israel were represented by Moses. On this mountain, the basic roadmap for living was given in the form of the Ten Commandments. In this message we recount the story of what happens “When God Comes.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
26
2021
Douglas MacArthur once said, “There is no substitute for victory.” Moses knew that truth, as Israel faced its Amalekite enemies. And from that conflict of old come principles to assure victory in the battles of our everyday lives. In this message we find more lessons from the life of Moses on “Fighting to Win.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
23
2021
Soldiers know that it’s much harder to achieve victory on the battlefield if you don’t fight to win. There are many battles along life’s road, battles we will lose if we lack the will to win. In this message, we find lessons from the life of Moses on victory, and how to obtain it.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
22
2021
Disappointment: it hits everyone whenever our circumstances don’t match our expectations. But disappointment can turn to bitterness, and we need God’s grace to respond well to the disappointments of life. The children of Israel found bitter waters at Marah. Only a miracle from God made them sweet. And only God can make our bitterness sweet.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
21
2021
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the mountain—or the other side of the Red Sea. Once Israel left Egypt, the real troubles began. The long trek started, and the desert sand took its toll. Inevitably, life has its disappointments. In this message we discover strategies to triumph over them.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
20
2021
The sea in front of you. 600 Egyptian chariots behind you. That's what's called being in a tight place—a place where only God can get you out. In this message, we remember the parting of the Red Sea as Moses and Israel watch God destroy the army of Egypt before their very eyes.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
19
2021
They call it a "can't win" scenario. Pharaoh finally let Israel leave Egypt, but then pursued them in order to kill them. The people said, "we should never have left...bondage is better than death." In this message, we learn that the power of God is on display when we, like Moses, find ourselves in tight places.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
16
2021
It was more than high drama. The Passover taught both Egypt and Israel that God means what He says. Salvation does not come without the shedding of blood. As we journey life’s road, let us never forget the high price paid for our salvation, a price depicted in the terror-filled night in Egypt as Moses and the people saw the angel of death pass over.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
15
2021
It was a night of terror. The angel of death swept throughout Egypt, killing the firstborn of every family whose doorpost had no blood. The Passover was the last plague to make Pharaoh let the Israelites go. But it was more than that. It foreshadowed a future sacrificial Lamb, whose blood would save people eternally.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
14
2021
God went to extreme lengths to force Egypt’s Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go. Would He do the same to you and to me? God wants our full attention, and no idols are to take His place. But many people today harden their hearts, and they won’t let go of their idols.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
13
2021
In Moses’ day, idols were carved from stone or made of metal. But today’s idols are more subtle, and they often go undetected. Even good things like work, family, or patriotism can take God’s place in our hearts. In God’s view, every idol must go. There’s no room for anything that takes the rightful place of God, not even the flag of our country. In this message we’ll find out why.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
12
2021
Some people think God can be manipulated. Others think He’s too busy to care about what happens down here on Earth. But Moses learned the truth. In Exodus 4 and 5, Moses learned that God is absolutely sovereign and absolutely holy. And in this message, we’ll watch as Moses finds God to be absolutely faithful.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
9
2021
On the surface it sounds preposterous. If someone says, “I know God,” many people would simply laugh. It’s hard enough to meet an important official like the President, so how could we think we know God? But the truth about God is amazing! While we may never shake the President’s hand, we can know God and know Him intimately. That’s what Moses found out.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
8
2021
When believers know what God wants them to do, but refuse to do it, they often find creative excuses for their refusal. That’s what Moses did, until God graciously overcame his objections and lame excuses. In this message we learn about the importance of obeying God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
7
2021
There is something futile about making excuses to other people. You know, and they know, that even the best excuses just don’t measure up. Moses found out that excuses never work with God. In this message we look at the attempts Moses made to avoid the inevitable.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
6
2021
If life were a bed of roses, we might never appreciate how good roses smell. For 40 years of Moses' life, herding sheep was his job. But during this season, God prepared him for leadership beyond his wildest dreams.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
5
2021
Most of us know Moses for parting the Red Sea, and for telling Egypt’s Pharaoh to “let my people go.” Lesser known is how Moses got there. The race of life for Moses led him through valleys as well as mountains. In this message we begin a series that explains how, over many years, Moses got closer to God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
2
2021
When times are good, it’s easy to rely on ourselves. But when calamity strikes, you need a support system around you. The prophet Jeremiah compares this to being like a tree next to a stream, drawing nourishment so it can survive the drought. Believers facing a tough future need each other more than ever. This means connecting with fellow believers so that we can all bear fruit.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jul
1
2021
There comes a time in the decline of a nation when God will no longer delay judgment—then things get really bad. America may be at that point. Economic and social calamity will strike everyone, including believers. How should believers live when the really hard times come? This message contains guidance from an Old Testament prophet who saw times like ours coming.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
30
2021
The great tribulation can be traced to the rage of Satan, who wants one last chance to wreak havoc before facing doom—one last chance to shake his fist at God and His people—one last chance to get people to worship him instead of God. And of course, one last chance to destroy the faith of those still alive who believe in Jesus. In this message we learn how to overcome our mortal enemy the devil.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
29
2021
In Revelation chapter 13, the future antichrist’s power is on display, and he’s murdering Christians. The antichrist is known as the beast. He forces the whole world to worship him using military and economic pressure. Without his mark, no one can buy or sell. Could any of us maintain our faith in Jesus during a time like this—when the choice is to worship the beast or die?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
28
2021
In ancient Rome, Christians were persecuted and killed by the thousands. If you think those days are over, it’s time to think again. Christians are being murdered for their faith from one end of the Muslim world to the other—and often the mainstream media remains quiet. There is currently a war to destroy the faith of believers in Christ, and this war is coming to our own shores. In this message we ask ourselves what it would take for us to deny our faith.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
25
2021
Many people stash away cash in case the day of calamity comes. But what if your money is of no value on that day? To trust in riches is to trust in a vapor that passes away. James talks a great deal about economic justice for the poor, telling us that one day, our gold and silver will not buy anything. This message contains some stark lessons for a future that may be just around the corner.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
24
2021
Many people watch the stock market like a hawk. Some get nervous when the price of gold drops. We all need money. But one day the money we crave will be no more. One day, all that gives us security will vanish, and that is the day of final judgment. Then, who we are before God will be all that matters.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
23
2021
Sometimes, we are tempted to take the easy way out of a trial, even though we know that the easy way is not God’s way. Jesus, hungry and thirsty, was offered all the kingdoms of the world if only He would worship Satan. Sometimes we see a quick solution to our crisis, and we are tempted to dishonor God to meet legitimate needs.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
22
2021
Sometimes we find ourselves going directly from great blessing to times of great trial. That’s what happened to Jesus. He was led by God into the wilderness and found Himself tempted to sin by the devil. Hungry and thirsty, He was very vulnerable—but He fought off Satan by using the word of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
21
2021
Advertisers say that having more is what life is all about. We need more money, a bigger house, and nicer vacations. But having less can be a greater blessing. Having less means reaching out to those around you because you have to. Family and community mean much more when tough times come. As we face tough times, let’s learn important lessons from the life of a woman in the Old Testament.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
18
2021
It’s been said that if all the tears people ever cried could be gathered up, they’d fill an ocean. Sorrow comes to all of us. Life does have joys, and some people think that’s all it should have. But God also allows tears, because through tears we learn to depend on God for every breath, every bite of food, and every dollar in our wallets. In this message we hear a story of God’s provision.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
17
2021
When tough times come—and they are coming—God shakes us up to make sure we remember who our real provider is. He can sustain us through adversity. Downsizing might not be fun, especially when it may be necessary. But even through trials God is working to develop our character. This message contains some key principles to hang onto when your crisis comes.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
16
2021
When God wants to deepen our spiritual maturity, He sometimes takes away all the comforts we’re used to. Some of us move out of state, where a new job falls apart. Some of us are told that we have only weeks or months to live. It’s possible for God to lead His people into the wilderness for their greater good and His greater glory.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
15
2021
When God chooses to judge a nation, He has several methods at His disposal. One of them is economic collapse. When the house of cards called “Debt” comes crashing down, everybody loses. Society may well break down if hyperinflation ruins our currencies. God can allow human greed to cause massive suffering. In this message we learn how God can exact judgment on nations.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
14
2021
The days ahead may well be days of less money, fewer options, higher prices, and more uncertainty. For many, the comforts we’ve known may fade away into an even tougher reality—no job, no insurance, perhaps a foreclosed home. How do we handle deprivation when all we’ve known is abundance? This message will help prepare us for “such a time as this.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
11
2021
Our bad habits create prisons of our own making. The walls we build keep us from being all that we could and should be. But God wants us to be free. That’s why He’s made for us a way of escape. In this message we hear final thoughts on breaking the chains that bind us.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
10
2021
Some people feel so trapped in their destructive habits, they might as well have iron chains binding them in prison. They feel there is no way out. In this message we learn to see those chains as part of a great spiritual war in which all of us are called to do battle.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
9
2021
When it comes to replacing bad habits with good ones, it's important to have the mindset of “out with the old, in with the new.” Running life’s race at top speed means having a mind filled with the word of God. In this message we discover how scripture meditation is the key to overcoming bad habits.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
8
2021
It’s one thing to resolve to break a bad habit. But what works a lot better is to resolve to develop a good habit. We can jump off the starting blocks into a whole new life with positive habits that can fill the vacuum of our former bondage to bad habits. In this message we learn how.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
7
2021
It takes time to develop bad habits. And it also takes time to get rid of them. But first, we have to believe some key principles. And when we do, we're on the way to freedom. In this message we learn about more prerequisites for real change.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
4
2021
All of us have bad habits we need to lose, whether habitual lying, addictions to substances or sex, or moral failures. But what we lack is the means to break the cycles of bondage that hold us prisoner. God sets three conditions for our freedom. In this message we learn about three prerequisites for change.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
3
2021
Some people try to explain away their bad habits. They say, “It’s just the way I am. I can’t change.” But these explanations are excuses, and these excuses conceal a lie. The Apostle Paul calls our bad habits “footholds for the devil.” In this message we learn how we can resolve to say no to these habits—and say no to the devil as well.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
2
2021
Many of us are stuck in a rut of bad habits. But we should think of today as the starting line for a new race, and we should learn how to turn our backs on behavior that slows us down. In this message we learn that freedom is possible, even for those trapped in deep darkness.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jun
1
2021
For many, silence is uncomfortable. We want sensory input to fill every waking moment. But the Bible tells us there are times to set it all aside, pursuing God in silence and waiting upon Him. It’s a crucial practice of submission in the life of a believer.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
31
2021
There are times when we must shut out the noises we’ve grown so accustomed to. Turn off the TV and put down your smartphone. Draw near to God in the silence, and you’ll find that what remains is the still, small voice of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
28
2021
The worship of God has one firm prerequisite: We need to come with clean hearts. Then we can have genuine fellowship with God. Thankfully, the Bible tells us how to prepare our hearts for real worship.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
27
2021
Real worship is not about how it makes us feel. Genuine worship is ascribing worth to God—whether we feel like it or not. We need some straight talk about what worship really is, and why it takes discipline to worship God properly.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
26
2021
There’s a startling disconnect between the things the Apostle Paul prayed for, and the things most of us pray for. We often focus on our physical needs, while God wants to change our motivations. In this message, we learn to pray for the things God wants by praying His word back to Him.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
25
2021
“They that wait upon the Lord shall run, and not be weary…” We gain strength for life’s race by waiting on God through prayer, but only if we make prayer a priority. What does it look like to have a consistent, meaningful prayer life?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
24
2021
We can’t run the race of life if our minds are not disciplined. Through a host of competing voices, we need to hear the voice of God, and meditation on the Scriptures is key. Are you hearing God’s voice on a daily basis?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
21
2021
A believer’s effectiveness is determined by the disciplines of the Christian life, practiced every day, and every year. Have you recently evaluated your spiritual life? In this message, we learn about disciplines which are crucial to your spiritual maturity.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
20
2021
The hope of Christ’s return has motivated Christians for two thousand years. And that day is nearer now than ever. When Jesus ascended into heaven, only a few were witnesses to the event. But every eye will see Him return to vanquish His enemies.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
19
2021
There’s a day coming when the age of this world will end. But that day is the Christian’s bright hope—the day Jesus returns. It will be a day like no other. And because the Scripture cannot be broken, that promised day is an absolute certainty.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
18
2021
Christ ascended to bring many sons and daughters to glory. His ascension was a crucial step in creating the Church—the body of Christ. Only a few saw Jesus rise into the sky, but the entire population of Earth will see Him return.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
17
2021
Christians know that Jesus is sitting at God’s right hand. His ascension into heaven opened the gates of heaven for us. And the ascension is also important because it was key to the founding of the Church.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
14
2021
We know the Olympic Games began in ancient Greece because historical writings tell us so. Similarly, historical records provide massive amounts of evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. Christ’s resurrection is as certain as any event in history.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
13
2021
Ancient Rome had executions down to a science, and death was final—until the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When God raised Him from the dead, His resurrection guaranteed that those who believe in Him will one day rise as well.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
12
2021
The love of God was put on display when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Christ’s sacrifice was visible that day in Jerusalem, and today it’s visible by faith to those who trust Him for the salvation His death purchased.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
11
2021
Christ’s defining moment was His cruel death on the cross—a horrific price paid for our salvation. The death of Jesus bought the forgiveness of sins, and for that we must be eternally grateful.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
10
2021
Genuine authority comes from God. Jesus Christ had the kind of authority we feel even today, two thousand years after He walked on Earth. How can He still command such devotion?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
7
2021
In all of history, no one has ever manifested the authority Jesus had. People were either drawn to Him, or they wanted to kill Him. Even today, when encountering the real Jesus there is still no middle ground. Why is that?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
6
2021
Real miracles include raising the dead, feeding the five thousand, and turning water into wine—the kind of miracles Jesus did to prove He was sent from God. Jesus was a man whose claims to be God were validated by His miracles.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
5
2021
Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and died as a perfect sacrifice. Not even His enemies could point to a single flaw. He is worthy of our absolute obedience. And He is the only mediator between God and humanity.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
4
2021
Jesus was fully human, yet He had no human father. Born to a young, Jewish virgin, His beginnings on Earth were indeed extraordinary. So, how important is the virgin birth, and why was it necessary?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
May
3
2021
The arrival of the Son of God in Bethlehem fulfilled countless prophecies and drew the attention of legions of angels. In this message we look at the extraordinary virgin birth of Jesus, and why that birth makes Him unique.   Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
30
2021
You can’t get to heaven by picking out your own religion as you might shop for a new coat. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.” To our modern ears this claim sounds intolerant, but the real question is this: Is it true? In the Gospel of John, Jesus was opposed for claiming to be the truth. What about us? How do we respond to Jesus?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
29
2021
There is only one way to reach God, and that’s through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. If this sounds too exclusive, you may have fallen victim to the icon of tolerance. In the name of tolerance, many people are intolerant of the claims of Jesus to be the only way to the Father. So how does Jesus compare to other religious figures? And why should we accept His claims?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
28
2021
Seeing ourselves as clay in the potter’s hand helps us to avoid believing the myth that we are in control. We frequently don’t like the stresses of being shaped by God. However, as the Potter, God is in charge, and He has a purpose we cannot see. His purpose will take us through the fire so that, one day, we will come out as gold. Are we content being clay on God’s pottery wheel?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
27
2021
Most of us go about our business, thinking we’re in control of our lives. But God sets the agenda, and He knows what is best. Many believers have never seen themselves as clay on a potter’s wheel, being molded to suit the Potter’s purposes. But the sooner we understand this truth, the sooner we’ll be fruitful members of the body of Christ, serving and loving both God and others.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
26
2021
The enemy of our souls will do anything to keep us mired in the sins we used to commit. Jesus sets us free from the compulsion to sin, and we must be diligent to avoid situations that might cause us to fall back into old patterns of behavior. In this message we take a final look at overcoming daily sins.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
23
2021
There is no “safe” sin. We might be tempted to excuse our wrongdoing, claiming we can control our sin, but it will always demand more. Sin is not static, and its ultimate destination is death. But thanks be to God, at conversion, we are set free from our old slave master the devil, and we become slaves to righteousness, free to be what God created us to be.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
22
2021
We are all selfish. We all put ourselves first, and want to make ourselves look good, competent, and successful. This is what sin has caused in us. And until we’re redeemed by faith in Jesus, we will never be free of our self-absorption. But once salvation in Christ takes place, we are set free from the bondage of selfishness and are free to live and serve Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
21
2021
After the first murder recorded in the Bible, Cain had no remorse for killing Abel. Rather, he bemoaned his fate of being made a restless wanderer. He was self-absorbed in his own circumstances. Sin turns us in on ourselves, self-focus and self-preoccupied, and the only way we can get our eyes off ourselves is through the redemption Jesus provides.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
20
2021
Sin entered the world through Adam, but righteousness came through Jesus Christ. Thanks to Jesus, there is a way to recover from the damage Adam did. We will all die, and our deaths will be an entry point to either heaven or hell. In Romans 5, Paul describes how to be led into darkness or to follow God into the light.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
19
2021
In the garden of Eden, an infection entered humanity. That infection has since spread to every one of us. The infection is sin, which means “missing the mark” of God’s standards, and we are unable to correct or repair this sinful state on our own. The book of Romans teaches us there are only two kinds of people in the world—those in Adam or those in Christ. Which are you?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
16
2021
There’s more to being saved than most people realize. It involves being given a series of wonderful gifts from the hand of God. And those gifts include the trials we experience, trials that produce perseverance, character, and hope, all wrapped up in the love of God. Jesus didn’t come to simply give us Heaven in the afterlife, but to offer us hope in this present life.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
15
2021
Hopelessness and despair are rampant. In a recent year, almost 37,000 Americans saw no way out of their misery, and then committed suicide. They saw ending life as their only escape. But one of the great blessings God offers to those who believe in Jesus is hope—a hope that Paul says, “does not disappoint.” Do you have peace with yourself, your community, and with God?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
14
2021
When Paul wrote to the people of Rome, he gave conclusive evidence that no ritual can bring salvation. He let his Jewish readers know that their father Abraham was not justified through circumcision or law-keeping but rather through faith. Similarly, we might be tempted to believe that religiosity can save us, but these rituals are empty if they aren’t grounded in the promises of God in Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
13
2021
Faith can destroy you if it is not based on the truth. Faith in the wrong place is worse than no faith at all, because it creates false confidence in empty promises. And when it comes to salvation, the last thing we need is false confidence. Is your faith a true faith, based on the true Jesus, and founded on the true Word of God?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
12
2021
The slightest trace of sin will disqualify you from the presence of God forever. Martin Luther understood this and therefore spent hours each day confessing his sins. But even then, he knew that constant confession wasn’t enough. Luther found salvation by reading the book of Romans, and he used his newfound faith to call the Church back to a biblical understanding of salvation.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
9
2021
The book of Romans has played a major role in world history. By reading its pages a man came to faith in Christ, a man whose actions began a tidal wave of spiritual power across Europe and around the whole world. His name was Martin Luther, and he was desperate to know how he could be right before a holy God. In this message we’ll begin tracing his story through the Protestant Reformation.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
8
2021
Paul’s reasoning is complex, but clear. He proves that all of us are under a just condemnation for sin, but that all who believe in Jesus are rescued from that condemnation and given a robe of righteousness by God Himself. This is the best news anyone has ever heard. Despite what pluralism teaches us, no one ever gets to heaven without the righteousness of Jesus.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
7
2021
Romans chapter three builds a case for the revolutionary idea that God demands perfect righteousness from us. All of us have sinned, and God’s wrath against sin is enormous and should never be underestimated. But God supplies what He demands by conferring the righteousness of Jesus on those who believe. This gift is called justification.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
6
2021
Our best attempts at goodness will never please God, who sees every act of human goodness as a filthy rag, compared to His own righteousness. Even the best of lives—filled with charity, philanthropy, and service—is tainted and unsuitable for entrance into heaven. Only God has a plan that will save us and take away the stain of our sinful natures and attempts for self-salvation.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
5
2021
It’s clear the Apostle Paul knew nothing of political correctness. He catalogs the depth of human depravity in chapter three of the book of Romans. It’s a list many would argue with, but an accurate list, nonetheless. Unless we are prepared to see our true condition, we will never understand how desperately we need the grace of God as revealed in Jesus Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
2
2021
Some people will tell a falsehood, saying to themselves, “it’s only a little white lie.” But to God, it’s a sin, and sin is never a good idea, no matter what good we think may come from it. In this message we continue our journey through Romans chapter three, where we lose the hypocrisy and become real people, truly clean from the inside out  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Apr
1
2021
To some degree, everyone projects an outward appearance that may not square with inner reality. Regarding salvation, it’s easy to make yourself and others believe that all is well when it’s far from well. Even though you might have all the advantages of religion, you’re not necessarily approved by God. So how does God deliver us from our temptations of hypocrisy?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
31
2021
When we adopt an aura of religious respectability, it’s amazing what dark secrets lie beneath the surface where no one can see. We deceive ourselves and say God makes an exception for us, but not for them. Join us as we learn more about identifying our deceptions.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
30
2021
Religion can prevent people from understanding the truth about themselves. Religion can breed the pride that says, “I’m okay.” In Romans chapter two, Paul addresses the religious elite of his day, and shows how ceremony and ritual had insulated them from God’s analysis of their hearts. Self-deception is especially deep when expressed in religious terms. In this message we discover why we need rescuing so badly.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
29
2021
In Romans chapter one, Paul reveals that fallen mankind suppresses the truth, darkening their minds and committing moral perversion, all the while thinking that they’re more enlightened than those who came before them. You can be wrong about politics. You can be wrong about philosophy. But don’t be wrong about the message given in the book of Romans.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
26
2021
Reading the book of Romans is like shining a light into darkness. In its pages we see ourselves as we really are. We find that, apart from God’s grace, we are capable of awful things. In fact, we’re morally bankrupt compared to our Creator. In this message we probe the darkness of the human heart, and the amazing light God shines into those hearts that come to believe in Jesus.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
25
2021
When a man is clinging to a life preserver, he knows he needs help. He knows he is not self-sufficient. But in today’s culture, many people get offended if you tell them there’s nothing they can do to make themselves look good before a holy God. The gospel tells us how God set out to rescue those that believe in His Son from spiritual death. Do you know how badly we need that rescue?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
24
2021
If you’re tossed overboard into a stormy sea, the most important thing on your mind is being rescued. Humanity is drowning in the stormy sea of sin, and even though most don’t realize it, they’re headed for an eternal death. Sinners need outside help, and so God has put in place a rescue plan from heaven—a plan outlined in the book of Romans.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
23
2021
Jesus once spoke of a coming judgment of the nations designed to separate the sheep from the goats. When He spoke of this in Matthew 25, He made it clear that there are only two destinies for any of us. In this message we learn more about the future, and why today is the day to believe on Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
22
2021
On our plane of existence things are clearly a mess. Aren’t you glad there’s Someone in charge who lives on another plane of existence? God's unseen Hand is guiding the forces of history toward His conclusion. And, through Bible prophecy, we can understand the last chapter of the story.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
19
2021
The struggle over the public viewing of God’s law to man led to Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore being ousted from office—evidence that God is being systematically excluded from public life. In this message we learn more about the judgment of God on America.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
18
2021
Many of us have the idea that God owes us His favor. After all, we’re Americans. But as we run the race of life, let’s ask ourselves if God owes us anything. After examining the evidence, we might conclude that what He owes us is judgment. In this message we consider what God thinks of the USA  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
17
2021
The blessings of God are bestowed on people and nations that follow His commands. His judgment takes many forms, like natural disasters and the deprivation of personal freedoms. In this message we look at more forms of judgment that are very evident in America now.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
16
2021
Few of us would make the wrath of God our first choice for a Bible study. Yet God’s prophets thundered words of His judgment to the people of their day. God’s warnings to the nations have not changed. All sin is judged immediately, but sometimes the consequences aren’t instant. Do you understand the wrath of God?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
15
2021
God will judge a nation for its unprincipled expansion, arrogance, and violence. But when it comes to America’s follies, our national sins include indifference to God and the acceptance of witchcraft and false religiosity. We need to take a hard look at the real prospect of God’s judgment over our country. He will not overlook the sins of America today.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
12
2021
Sometimes it seems that the bad guys keep winning. Terrorism and mayhem are everywhere. Some ask: “Is God still in control?” But we must remember that justice delayed is not justice denied. There will be a day of reckoning for both men and nations. God doesn’t ignore national sins and will hold a country accountable for its actions and attitudes.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
11
2021
As we wrestle with the mystery of God’s hidden will, we must acknowledge His sovereign control of history. Sometimes He uses the bad guys to judge the good guys. While God’s providence may seem to be counterproductive or even against our desires, we must trust that He loves us and has our best in mind. Do you trust His purposes to be right—no matter what?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
10
2021
Some think random chance dictates what happens on planet earth. But believers have this perspective: The Bible reveals God as more than just a bystander. He actively determines the fates of nations. God superintends what we consider history; and ultimately nations rise and fall at God’s will.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
9
2021
Origins are important and that’s why God recorded the beginnings of human history in the book of Genesis. Here we find out where we came from as members of the world's nations, descendants of three of Noah’s sons. But why did God scatter the nations? What was God’s purpose in dispersing the people throughout the earth?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
8
2021
Terrorism. Famines. Assassinations. What does God have to do with the events we read about in our newspaper? When things seem to slip out of control, don't forget this: The God who made the nations is moving them into position for the climax of this present age.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
5
2021
As radical Islam partners with the radical left in America, the net effect is the ultimate destruction of all we hold dear. These are perilous times, and we must be determined to not be silenced. Will we compromise or confront this problem?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
4
2021
Incalculable damage is being done to the next generation as our kids are sexualized at ever younger ages. Hitler said, "he who owns the children owns the future." Today's culture knows this. That's why they create sexual confusion, control local education, and compel allegiance to the transgender, gay, and socialist agendas.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
3
2021
The American ideal of free speech is in tatters. Now, it's only free if you agree with the mainstream media. Freedom is in mortal danger even when we worship, as police knock on church doors like they did in Nazi Germany.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
2
2021
The culture is too far gone to reclaim, and even the church is buying into a decaying culture. But we can still reclaim the church by turning to God in repentance and faith. We can either respond courageously to our culture’s assault on Christianity or we can fall complicit to its moral decay.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Mar
1
2021
To maintain a clear conscience, we need to be vigilant against the works of darkness that may find their way into our lives. That’s why Paul told the Ephesian believers to “walk as children of light.”  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
26
2021
Maintaining a clear conscience is not what the devil has in mind for the children of God. He tells lies in order to return us to the bondage of a defiled conscience. How can we combat those lies and walk in victory?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
25
2021
Making things right with someone you have wronged, or someone who has wronged you, is not easy. But when things are right, the joy overwhelms even long years of pain.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
24
2021
Once you’ve given up your bitterness against someone else, how do you repair the breach in your relationship? Many people live in a tangled web of hurt and alienation, and bridges need to be built to make things right.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
23
2021
Letting go of bitterness means forgiving those who have wronged you. This is indeed a bitter pill for many, who hold onto their anger until their knuckles turn white. But even in our reluctance, there is a practical side to forgiving people.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
22
2021
It’s like a cancer that spreads everywhere in the body. Bitterness can destroy your joy and make you quite unpleasant to be around. Let’s examine the roots of bitterness and see how to uproot it from your life for good.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
19
2021
Here’s some good news: the righteousness of God is bestowed on sinners who believe the gospel. We can’t ever be good enough to enter heaven, but our legal justification through Jesus Christ qualifies us for eternal life!  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
18
2021
For over a thousand years, a key doctrine was hidden. It gives hope to the hopeless and life to the spiritually dead. That doctrine is justification by faith, rediscovered by Martin Luther in the 1500s. What does justification mean?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
17
2021
One of the most important Bible verses for having a clear conscience is 1 John 1:9. Let’s look at the process of daily confession of sin and how it keeps the way clear between us and God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
16
2021
When you have a clear conscience, it lifts a great weight off your back. Dread gives way to joy, and you can know you’re in fellowship with God Himself. How can we remain in that place of joy each and every day?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
15
2021
Those with addictions are usually blind to how addicted they really are. Denial goes hand in hand with any kind of addiction. Jesus had much to say to the religious leaders of His day about spiritual blindness, and we need to take His words to heart.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
12
2021
Compulsive behaviors eventually become addictions. Whether it is drugs, alcohol, gambling or pornography, people can become trapped. The grace of God provides the way out that all of us need.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
11
2021
Guilt and shame can drive people to kill themselves, as Lady Macbeth did in Shakespeare’s famous play. There is a way back from the precipice, and it’s found in the Word of God. What is the way God has provided to bring hope to the hopeless?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
10
2021
It’s tragic. All too many people find that the only way out of a miserable life is to end their lives through suicide. But no depression is so deep that any of us have to kill ourselves to stop it.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
9
2021
When the conscience goes dead, a person quickly becomes a narcissist—totally self-absorbed. For those close to such a person, this makes life very difficult. How should we relate to a narcissist?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
8
2021
When we live or work with someone whose conscience is dead or defiled, the evil latent in every human heart is on full display. How do we cope with people who seem to be beyond hope? Let’s look into a hardened conscience and see how to handle it.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
5
2021
When you bear shame for something you did not do, the shame is there nonetheless. Thankfully, the Bible gives us a way to be free of guilt we did not cause. Maintaining a clear conscience is possible!  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
4
2021
Much of the shame we carry is our own doing: bad decisions, wrong choices, and the inevitable fallout. But sometimes we carry guilt for things that are not our doing. Let’s understand that distinction and get on the road toward a clear conscience.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
3
2021
When sin entered the human race, our consciences were defiled. We all move into the shadows, hoping to hide from the consequences of what we’ve done. And when our deeds are exposed, our first instinct is to blame someone else.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
2
2021
Deep in every human heart is a conscience: a sense of right and wrong that we cannot shake off. When our conscience is clear, we have freedom. When we violate it, we’re in bondage. Can we clean up our lives and our consciences?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Feb
1
2021
We cannot win in life’s race without agreeing with God about our basic condition. We need His grace, not to supplement our goodness, but to save us from our depravity. In this message, we hear some straight talk about how badly we need the grace of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
29
2021
Many philosophers believe that good and evil naturally coexist in humans, fighting for ultimate control. The Bible paints a different picture, one of a basic depravity that can only be remedied by the grace of God in Christ. In this message, we will see a big picture view of who we are, and how we can be made good in the eyes of God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
28
2021
Coming clean before God has infinite rewards, including being able to run life’s race without the weight of accumulated sin. In this message, we turn to the book of First John and learn what is involved in coming to the light.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
27
2021
Under cover of darkness, criminals steal, kill and destroy. But the light cuts the darkness like a knife. It reveals that our hearts are full of deception, even if we are not convicted criminals. In this message, the light of God’s Word cuts through our illusions and shows us what God sees when He looks into our soul.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
26
2021
Control freaks are obsessed with themselves. By subjugating others, they seek to elevate their own importance. Such people become evil, as did King Saul of Israel. In this message, we’ll trace the life of a man who would not let go of his kingdom.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
25
2021
Some people are so consumed with their own importance that they seek to control the lives of those around them. In this message, we turn the light of Scripture on the lives of so-called “control freaks” by examining the life of King Saul of Israel.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
22
2021
Addictive behavior always starts with small steps that lead to bigger steps. Soon, the addict is trapped. If you find yourself addicted to substances, or to destructive habits, there is a way to rejoin the race of life. In this message we’ll hear about the steps we can take to break free from addiction.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
21
2021
Like those stuck in quicksand, runners in life’s race cannot win if they’re caught up in addictions of any kind. In this message, we’ll trace the roots of addiction, then point the way toward freedom—freedom to live the abundant life God intended for His children.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
20
2021
When in danger, every child craves the security of a father’s embrace. What many Christians may not realize is the provision God has made for us as our heavenly Father. We can be sure of His care no matter what happens here on earth.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
19
2021
We may not realize the deep impact left by our fathers. Much of our inner pain can be traced to poor relationships with our dads. In this message we take a revealing look at why your father is so important in your life, even when he is no longer alive.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
18
2021
Some people think you can get rid of anger by hitting something inanimate and “letting off steam.” The trouble is, it doesn’t work. Modern pop psychology is no match for the Bible in pinpointing the source of rage, or in helping us control the anger we all experience at one time or another. In this message we learn more about the causes of anger and how to handle it properly.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
15
2021
We’ve all seen people out of control with anger. They drive dangerously. They start fights. But where does this rage come from? Winning in life’s race means getting anger under control, including when someone cuts you off in traffic. In this message we probe the source of a destructive rage.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
14
2021
We’ve all experienced the painful emotion of shame—either because we’ve done wrong, or because wrong has been done to us. Sadly, some homes are even based on shame. In this message we explore shame’s consequences, and then look to the Bible to find God’s cure.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
13
2021
Shame is a powerful and painful emotion. We’ve all felt it, but some have felt it so deeply that it threatens to destroy them. Shame can be a paralyzing curse, driving us to do things we would not otherwise do. In this message we explore its origins, then turn to the Bible to discover God’s answer to the curse of shame.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
12
2021
It’s sad, but true: in our modern, “enlightened” culture, we no longer repent of our sins. Instead, we’ve learned to manage them. We do this, knowing full well that God is not fooled. Yet, we do it anyway. This deception produces bitter fruit.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
11
2021
We’re far from being the inherently good people our culture says we are. In fact, apart from certain restraints, we’re capable of unspeakable evil. In this message we take another step in our journey of self-discovery, a journey in which we’re finding out why we do what we do.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
8
2021
Many people are deluded, seeing themselves as they want to, not as they are. One cause of this can be refusing to listen to the honest critiques of others. In this message we find lessons from the book of James on self-perception and on what it means to hear correctly.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
7
2021
Many ask why seemingly good people turn bad. How can someone turn violent after a lifetime of apparent normalcy? The answer lies in understanding our fundamental human nature. It’s not easy, but it is possible, if you’re willing to face the truth.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
6
2021
People accept the fact that two plus two has one right answer. But only one way to God? Say that, and you’re ignored at best, hated at worst. The claim of Jesus to be the exclusive path to eternal life forces a decision: do I believe my culture, or do I believe Jesus?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
5
2021
Political correctness is a formidable force, and when it comes to the Christian faith, it’s out in full strength. In this message we learn how to witness for Christ at a time when people tolerate everything but the truth, and even deny that truth exists.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
4
2021
If you were near death in a hospital, you’d want the truth about your condition. Mere opinions wouldn’t cut it. Finding out the truth about our spiritual condition and its remedy has to be our number one priority. In this message we learn more about why Jesus is the only road that leads to God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Jan
1
2021
In our day you cannot claim to have the truth without offending those around you. And when you say that Jesus is the truth, many people become upset. In this message we take a look at why Jesus is the only way to God.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
31
2020
People in deep bondage are often under the illusion that they are free. Many of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day thought they were free, and they didn’t like being told that they needed deliverance. We can be delivered, for Jesus came to set us free.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
30
2020
Jesus said, “Everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. If the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.” That’s great news! Freedom is more than avoiding jail. Freedom is living without the shackles of sin.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
29
2020
“Greater love hath no man, than a man lay down his life for his friends.” That’s what Jesus said, and that’s what He did. There is no greater love than the love of God through His Son, and that’s the greatest Christmas gift one could receive this year.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
28
2020
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The life He offers to those who believe is an eternal one. This Christmas let’s be thankful for the life our Savior promises, a life that transcends our temporary time in this world.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
25
2020
At Christmas, we would rather not think about the end of life. But the eternal life Jesus provided for those who believe means that death is not the end. In one sense, Jesus becomes the beginning of the real life we were meant to have.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
24
2020
The lights of Christmas come down in January. But the light Jesus brings into the hearts of believers can burn brighter every day. Sin, however, can quickly obscure that light, so we must be diligent to walk in obedience.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
23
2020
With joyful carols filling the air, the Christmas season is upon us. Economy experts say the season is pivotal for retailers, and during this time of year many get caught up in the materialistic desires of our culture. It’s sad that so much darkness is around us, but that’s why we look to Jesus as our source of light.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
22
2020
Most people like the lights, the decorations and the gifts of Christmas. But why do believers celebrate Christmas? We may enjoy lights and gifts, but we celebrate because Jesus renounced the glories of heaven to fulfill the Father’s will. He became a man and died for a sinful human race.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
21
2020
At Christmas we celebrate much more than gifts and good cheer. Believers in Jesus know He came into a world of woe. Born in a humble stable, this baby grew up to be the Savior of the world.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
18
2020
Most of us are glad we don’t know the trials tomorrow will bring. But Mary knew that pain was in her future even before her son grew up. Jesus would divide people, and that division would run right through Mary’s soul.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
17
2020
When light comes, darkness scatters. The brightness of Jesus made clear the blackness of sin, and those who encountered Him either repented or rebelled. This was prophesied by an old man in the Temple at Jerusalem.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
16
2020
When you read the words of Jesus, you find some radical sayings that confounded the people of His day. His mother Mary had insight into the effect her son would have, and she spoke about this in her Magnificat.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
15
2020
The world neither understood nor welcomed the arrival of Jesus. The things He said caused bickering and strife among those opposed to changing their ways. In this message, we look at an amazing revelation given to His mother Mary.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
14
2020
Jesus did not appear on earth without advance notice. Many Old Testament prophecies foretold his arrival. In the New Testament, we find an amazing prophecy given just before His birth through a man named Zechariah.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
11
2020
Over two thousand years ago Jesus was born in a small country in the Middle East. That birth became the turning point between BC and AD. But another child was born first, a forerunner of Jesus, whose name was John.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
10
2020
The words of Jesus penetrate us to our very core. In this message, we’ll hear Him speak on our motivations, as recorded in Matthew chapter six. If you want to run life’s race ablaze with light, you need the piercing words of Christ.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
9
2020
Good deeds can be seen, but motivations can’t. Why we do what we do is a key focus of Christ’s teaching in Matthew six. Here we experience radical surgery as our motives are dissected. In this message, we go to the clinic to get Christ’s diagnosis.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
8
2020
To stop eating for a time has known health benefits. But for the Christian, it also has great spiritual benefits. You don’t hear much about fasting in a fast-food culture.  Let’s learn more about the “why” and “how” of fasting, as Jesus taught in Matthew chapter six.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
7
2020
Most of us really like to eat. But there are times in a Christian’s life when eating should be the last thing on the agenda. In this message we set aside a big meal and remind ourselves about Christ’s teaching on the benefits of fasting.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
4
2020
In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus showed us how to pray. In this message, we continue our look at the depth and breadth of meaning found in these sacred words. How should each of us approach God with our petitions?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
3
2020
In the race of life, success with God depends on time spent with Him in secret—time given to the discipline of prayer. For many, prayer is mysterious, especially private prayer. Let’s learn what secret praying is all about.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
2
2020
Money can be our idol, and we can be its worshippers. God wants to break the stranglehold money has on our hearts, and the key is giving in secret. In this message we will learn to find the right motives and methods to do just that.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Dec
1
2020
With God, we can safely entrust any secret. In fact, there are four secrets He wants us to share with Him. When we do, we’ll experience some life-changing results. Let’s find out what those four secrets are.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
30
2020
Waiting for God—it goes against our instincts. But waiting for His timing guarantees that things happen at the right time. Waiting for God means investing time every day in prayer: seeking His face and seeking His direction. In this message we discover how David learned to wait.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
27
2020
Patience is only developed when that patience is tried. Whether it’s long grocery lines or long waits for answered prayer, God uses these unplanned “waits” to mold our characters.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
26
2020
It’s the height of folly to think we can hide our sins from God. That’s what David wrote about in Psalm 32. Caught red-handed in great sin, David came clean before God and man. What does it take to be fully forgiven by the God who sees everything we do?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
25
2020
Deep down, everyone knows they fall short of moral perfection. Sin has both immediate and long-term consequences, and only being fully forgiven removes the sense of condemnation that wrongdoers feel.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
24
2020
Though named as King, David was pursued by a jealous King Saul for ten long years. Still, he could say of God, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Can you face trials with that kind of confidence? Here are more lessons from Psalm 23.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
23
2020
When God chose to communicate how He cares for His own, He gave the picture of a shepherd tending his flock. Shepherds do more than guide their sheep to food and water. They take a personal interest in every lamb. Today, we learn all about the Great Shepherd.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
20
2020
Politicians speak of vast conspiracies against them. But the real conspiracy is that of the nations of the world in revolt against God. Psalm 2 tells us that God sits in heaven, laughing at man’s attempt to remove him from society.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
19
2020
Everywhere you look, the Christian faith is under attack. Many ask, “Is God really in charge?” Let’s listen to Erwin Lutzer as he traces some blatant attacks on Christians, but then takes us to the Bible for the assurance that, despite all we see, God is still in control.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
18
2020
Adam and Eve tossed paradise aside when they disobeyed God. Like them, we manipulate each other to meet our own needs, not realizing that loving our spouse is the real key to marital happiness.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
17
2020
The family unit is an endangered species. Fractured, stressed, broken, dysfunctional…all these words describe a crisis in society’s most basic unit. This crisis often begins when marriages fail. But what causes these failures?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
16
2020
Those who think marriage is a magic door to happiness should note that many marriages fail today. God intended marriage to develop character, and a hard heart can break the bonds between a couple if one will not repent.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
13
2020
There’s good evidence in the Bible that marriage is designed more to develop character than to ensure a lifetime of bliss. When the rough spots come, and they will, what are couples to take from those experiences?  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
12
2020
Some marriage partners see their spouses as replaceable. The Bible tells us how to make marriages last, and today, we’ll see why living a life of love, purity and honor is the only way this can happen.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
11
2020
When marriages break up, many couples have prenuptial agreements to divvy up their possessions. Few take seriously the covenants they enter into. Let’s go back to basics, and why marriage, in God’s eyes, is a lifetime deal, come what may.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
10
2020
A husband and wife, Gustav and Wanda Lutzer, celebrated 76 years of marriage in Canada. Their fifth child was Pastor Erwin Lutzer, who tells their story on Running to Win. He lists five principles that kept his parents together through thick and thin.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
9
2020
What keeps a couple together for 76 years, surviving war, immigration, deprivation, and material want? Let’s hear about the parents of Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and why their marriage lasted so long.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
6
2020
The drama of redemption began in Eden and ends with the new heavens and new earth. Here, the redeemed find themselves on streets of gold in the New Jerusalem. Here is the finale to the grand plan God set in motion before the world began.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
5
2020
Written in apocalyptic language rich in symbolism, the book of Revelation portrays the future yet to be: the glorious return of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, the judgments, the Millennial reign, and then, the eternity which follows.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
4
2020
If the drama of redemption were a play, it would have two acts, the Old and New Testaments. The central theme is that of a sacrifice. In Act 1, animals were killed at a temple in Jerusalem. In Act 2, the real sacrifice is revealed, the one that takes away sin forever.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
3
2020
In the drama of redemption, the Old Testament is a grand prologue. In the New Testament, the great transaction takes place. Jesus gives his life not far from where Abraham almost offered Isaac. No playwright could dream of a story so wonderful.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Nov
2
2020
The nation Israel had one reason for being: to bring forth a Messiah who would first die as a sacrifice for sin, and later be raised to return one day as king over all the earth.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
30
2020
The Old Testament is many things: prophecy, history, law, and wisdom literature. Let’s continue our jet-plane flyover of the Old Testament, and we’ll focus on the time period when Israel was taken into captivity with their temple destroyed.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
Oct
29
2020
If you want a big-picture view of the whole Bible, you’ve come to the right place. We’re exploring The Drama of Redemption, getting a quick overview from Genesis to Revelation. Join us today as more of the Old Testament will fly past us, so listen carefully.  Click here to listen (Duration 25:02)
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