In the late 1700s, William Wilberforce and a small group of evangelical Christians sparked the beginnings of the eventual world-wide outlawing of the human slave trade, but what was it that provoked this frail British parliamentarian to become a hero of action? In this message, we see that Wilberforce ..
Building a Heroic Faith, Part 1: Being a Hero of Action
by Lee Strobel
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Dwight Lyman Moody went from being an ambitious shoe salesman to becoming an evangelist who spent his lifetime helping people on two continents say "yes" to God in the late 1800s. He accomplished this by centering his life on three themes that we too, can adopt for ourselves. We first must make a decision ..
Building a Heroic Faith, Part 2: Being a Hero of the Heart
The name of Elizabeth Fry has been largely forgotten. It is the forgotten people of this world that this British woman of the early 1800s served and it is her legacy we need to notice. The legacy can be ours as well. In turning around the infamous Newgate Prison for Women from a squalid correctional ..
Building a Heroic Faith, Part 3: Being a Hero of the Forgotten
What does it take to appreciate God's gift of grace? For John Newton, it was after a career in the slave trade that he discovered grace. It moved him so, that he wrote the enduring Christian hymn, "Amazing Grace." We may not be affected to the point where we compose great songs to God, but only when ..
Building a Heroic Faith, Part 4: Being a Hero of Grace
It may come as a surprise to some, but most of the true heroes of faith are not famous. And the ones that are publicly celebrated never set out to be that way. It is that many times, heroes of faith are found in obscure, unexpected places. In this way, heroes tell us is that the field of becoming a ..
Building a Heroic Faith, Part 5: Becoming a Hero of Faith
by Nancy Ortberg
We're going to talk about heroes of the home, today. And I'm defining heroes of the home as parents who are positive role models for their children, because they take a courageous stand for Christ, for character, and for consistency. These are the parents who sacrifice their time and their efforts in ..
Everyday Heroes, Part 3: Heroes of the Home
Deadbeat dads. Absent fathers. Where has Daddy gone? Those are some of the phrases seen and heard these days. The point of this message is, instead, to honor those fathers the speaker knows who base their parenting the best they can on the ways of God. The examples given here all exhibit God's work ..
Father's Day: Fathers I Know Best
by Nancy Beach
Eighteen inches-the average distance from head to heart and the distance that needs to be covered in bringing the most heroic decision of your life to fruition in Baptism. Jesus himself was baptized and asked his disciples to make this a priority as people they taught came to faith in Christ. But there ..
Heroes, Part 4: Heroic Decisions
by Gene Appel
Eighteen inches—the average distance from head to heart and the distance that needs to be covered in bringing the most heroic decision of your life to fruition in Baptism. Jesus himself was baptized and asked his disciples to make this a priority as people they taught came to faith in Christ. But there ..
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In this comedy aimed at the importance of volunteerism, Jerry complains that his roommate Pike (a man with a conscience who is perpetually volunteering) ruins every Saturday of his life by dragging him to various service projects. On this Saturday, Pike is again on a missionto coax Jerry into the ..
Jerry and Pike
by Jeff Berryman
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Simply staged and poetically communicated, this scene creates a picture of Joseph from the Old Testament and Martin Luther King Jr. of the 20th century with a narrator serving as the link between them. The narrator tells the story of Joseph, while an actor communicates the familiar sections of Martin ..
by Ingrid De Sanctis