Do we have destructive desires within us? Is there truly evil in the world? Or is it all explained away by a faulty education system or a damaged chromosome? James makes it very clear that there is not only evil in the world, but an evil one, Satan, the father of lies who tries to deceive us and tempt ..
A Faith That Works, Part 4: Destructive Desires
by Bill Hybels
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Secret sins can destroy us. And the truth is, many Christians have them. For many, there are a patterns of sin that have been going on for a long time. Even the Apostle Paul addresses this quagmire in Romans 7. James says that we are to rid ourselves of all types of sordidness that threatens our relationship ..
A Faith That Works, Part 6: No More, The Power to Stop
by John Ortberg
One of the most revered stories that Jesus told, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, is not so much about that wayward boy, but rather about his father. Jesus compares the father to God, specifically the heart of God. In this message, we learn through examining the culture in Jesus' time, that the son's ..
Christianity Illustrated, Part 10: Love for the Rebellious Heart
The prophet Daniel had to tell King Belshazzar some hard truths about the king's decadent and self-centered personal life. The king heard these truths, but did nothing about them. That very night he died. Although Christians are saved for eternity by the work Jesus did for us on the cross, we still ..
Daniel - Part 8: The Art of Truth Telling
Contrast David, who was "a man after God's own heart" and his predecessor on the throne, Saul. The jealousy Saul developed for David destroyed what had started as a promising reign over Israel. By observing the stages Saul went through to his destruction, we can make it our prayer that God would search ..
David: Developing a Heart for God, Part 3: A Jealous Heart
One of the most recognized stories about David is his adulterous affair with Bathsheba and his murderous attempts to cover it up. If this man, a spiritual giant, could act in such a way, what does it say about us and our tendency to sin? What we need to do is recognize the crossroads we come to, and ..
David: Developing a Heart for God, Part 7: A Contrite Heart
The more you give up to follow Jesus Christ, the greater will be your reward in heaven. In fact, if you're persecuted here on earth for Jesus' sake, God says you should actually rejoice because of it, for "great is your reward in heaven." (Matthew 5:11,12). As a believer your real home is in heaven, ..
Heaven, Part 1: The Hope We Have of Heaven
by Good Shepherd Community Church Boring, OR
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Why should we focus on heaven when it seems so far away? Because how we live this life really does affect how we will spend our eternity. Let's look at a few things that are true about heaven and hell. This program contains a Cue Sheet, Worship Order, and Message Transcript. This service is part of ..
Heaven, Part 2: The Attributes of Heaven
"Now you must decide. You must personally choose to receive His gift of forgiveness. You must personally choose to say, The rest of my life will be focused on becoming the kind of person that Jesus was. The rest of my life, God, belongs to you. I can't think of a better way to start the New Year than ..
Life Without Regret
Sometimes it feels like it doesn't pay to lead a pure, moral, and excellent life. Many of us are surrounded by people who walk on the wild side of life. And they appear to be getting away with it. We begin to envy these moral-cutting, truth-shading, and body-abusing individuals because it seems that ..
Living Excellent Lives, Part 4: Morally
When we live for "cash and comfort," we begin to eclipse our commitment to Christ. When that happens, we are in danger of standing among those who have actually betrayed Him. Sometimes, our desire for cash and comfort is blatant, but more often than not, our love for material things and the easy life ..
Living For More And Getting Less
by Dr. Joseph Stowell
The Book of Judges marks the fulfillment of two major promises God made to Abraham. After centuries of slavery, decades of wandering in wilderness, and years of bloody conquest, Israel is a nation of people with a land of their own. Yet, their refusal to eliminate all sources of temptation from their ..
Old Testament Challenge, Part 12: Judges - Identifying Spiritual Entropy