What does Paul's statement, "For you see your calling..." mean to you? It is critical to our salvation that we always "see our calling" and the daily impact that has on our walk as Christians.
The Seven Deadly Sins were well known in Western Civilization. While the Bible does not call them by that title, it does teach they are sins. Most of them are obviously deadly, but one is more devious and may not seem like a sin at all. Yet it can be spiritually very deadly.
We live in turbulent times. This sermon outlines seven elements to watch as prophecy marches on.
One of the unique aspects of the human mind is the ability to consider abstract ideas. But for abstract concepts to be effective, they must be applied in concrete ways. Similarly, Christianity must be more than an abstract concept. It too must be made concrete. So what does real Christianity look like?
The world was much simpler 50 years ago when I graduated from high school. Today it seems very complicated. We can allow our Christian principles to become complicated, but we shouldn't. Today's sermon will look at three core principles of Christianity that are as simple today as they were 50 years ago.
For thousands of years people have inscribed sayings on their houses. Paul described two statements that are written on the foundation of God's house, and both pertain directly to the meaning of Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread.
When approaching the Passover, the subject of change is an important one. It is difficult to change, but there are examples that we have all seen over the years where people genuinely do change. In my trips to Africa over the past 20 years I have seen how people have changed. Good lesson for us as we approach the Passover.
Is God misogynist? Can a woman be both strong and feminine? What role have women played in God's plan? The answers may surprise us.
It wasn't until the late 1960s that the Church began to focus on and understand more deeply the concept of "the spirit in man." Understanding how the Spirit of God can join with the spirit in man reveals one of the greatest miracles an individual can ever experience.