Who is he? What is he like? Could you describe him? Most people have heard his name — but the vast majority of people — even many Christians — are not aware of Jesus’ attributes.
Concluding a 3-part series on the Seven Deadly Sins, Greg deals with envy — our feeling of resentment over someone else’s possessions, and a desire to have them for ourselves, and laziness — the refusal to work hard.
Continuing a 3-part series on the Seven Deadly Sins, Greg confronts gluttony — obsession with food and drink, lust — unrestrained sexual craving, and anger — the feeling of hostility and wrath we experience when things don’t go our way.
Today we hear a lot about dysfunctions, shortcomings and chemical imbalances — but not much about the sin which plagues all of us. Greg begins this 3-part series on the Seven Deadly Sins with a look at the sins of pride and greed.
In the midst of the storms we face in our lives we often ask, “Where is God?” And just like the fearful disciples on the stormy sea we ask, “Why is he sleeping?” Join us as we look at the contrasts between fear and faith.
|In this first of two programs on the Godly virtue of faith, Greg states that faith is the only way we can thrive in the midst of our troubled times.|
|Without hope we are spiritually empty. Without hope, what’s the use of living? Today Greg talks about the hope that God gives us and how it sustains us in difficult times.|
|Dostoyevsky said that man cannot live without hope. Join Greg for the first of two programs on the Godly virtue of hope.|
Someone once said that as old as the human race is, you would think we would have learned to love one another by now. Isn’t that odd since “I love you,” are the three most powerful words we can hear?
This is the first program of our six part series on the three Godly virtues of faith, hope and love. The Bible says that the greatest of these virtues is love, and that without love we are nothing.
Abraham Lincoln said, “I’ve been driven to my knees because I know I have no place else to go.” Hear what other famous people have said about prayer. How much do you know about prayer?
Prayer is frequently misunderstood. Some wonder what good it does. Just what is prayer? What is its real power? Are there different kinds of prayers?
Christianity is a career — it’s a profession. You can’t turn Christianity off and on. You either are a Christian or you are not. Join Greg as he talks about the hallmarks of being a Christian — about our Christian credentials.
Moral values and absolutes are not fashionable today but moral relativism is. Yet, when we think about foundations words such as “concrete” and “bedrock” come to mind. Upon what foundations is your life based?
The greatest concern on the typical North American mind is “What’s in it for me?” Why should we be Christians? Jesus’ disciples wanted to know the answer to that very same question. Jesus’ answer is still relevant for us today.
Jesus preached about the kingdom of God continuously, but what is it? Is it solely a future time or is the kingdom already here and we’ve not discovered it.
The ship of our life is much like the Titanic — we’re heading for an iceberg — metaphorically the end of our lives. But there is an out — the good news is that Jesus offers us eternal life. Wouldn’t it make sense to change course?
Many Christians are far more comfortable detached and observing; “watching” rather than “worshiping.” How do you respond to our Lord and Savior? Are you a “watcher” or a “worshiper”?
Jesus tells us that we need to become like little children to inherit the kingdom of God. The Bible also tells us about a time of peace when a little child will lead ferocious animals. What characteristics of little children can we learn from them?
The anticipation of Jesus’ second coming and “the end times” have occupied Christian concerns for millennia. Many have looked to the biblical book of Revelation for clues to the events surrounding Jesus’ return. What is the book of Revelation about? Do you know?
Barabbas was a condemned criminal and would have died on the cross except that Jesus took his place. Jesus substituted for Barabbas and he substituted for you and for me.
Jesus Christ will return to this earth. That’s for sure! With that conviction many Christians become very concerned about when Jesus will return, but how important is it to know that? Just what is the significance of Jesus’ return? Don’t miss today’s program.
The London Times once invited readers to respond to the question: “What is wrong with the world?” Readers answered with a wide range of opinion — but the most truthful answer came from a wise man who responded — “I am.” He understood where the real problem lies.
|Jesus reveals and introduces the Father as our heavenly Father, rather than an accountant, mathematician or banker. God is not forever counting to determine the nature of our relationship with him.|
Some years ago, a popular song asked the question “What if God Was One of Us?” Think about it — what if God knew what it was like to be betrayed, lonely, hungry, suffering and discouraged? It’s true — God has become one of us and he knows what its like!
Was Jesus merely an enlightened teacher, like Buddha or Muhammad, who taught people how to behave better? Or is he God–who lives his resurrected life in us? Find out in part one of this two-part series.
|Breaking news — we humans don’t live in the Garden of Eden! We live and exist in the spiritual wilderness, a parched and dry spiritual desert. Bad stuff happens and we can’t always stop it. But there is good news!|
|Christ-less religion is fool’s gold, it glitters, giving false promises of wisdom, righteousness and power – but all that glitters is not gold.|
|Loving God and loving one’s neighbor as oneself is the heart and core of the life that Jesus produces in those in whom he lives, removing one’s focus from self-absorption to service of others in Jesus’ name.|
|Few sins are as problematic and deeply rooted as the big lie that one’s constant attention to one’s own spiritual welfare will result in God’s favor and pleasure. Spiritual Narcissism is toxic condition that results in one’s efforts to make oneself better resulting in a ever worsening spiritual state.|
|In an age of selfies and Instagrams, when the constant cry seems to be “look at me” and “what about me?” our suffering servant turns our focus to the needs of others.|
|The credit granted by the bank of heaven is not based on our own credit record, but rather through righteousness that is given in Jesus Christ to all who believe.|
The first chapter of Romans says that God “gives us over” to the consequences of wrath which we choose by virtue of our decisions, rather than the wrath he rains down because he is offended and enraged.
If anyone ever had the right to be a control freak with others, it was Jesus — but he turned down that job description.
Greg proposes 1) while denial and deception lie at the heart of Christ-less religion, faith in Jesus is not blind, and 2) Christ-centered faith always makes room for doubt, while the dogmas of Christ-less religion allow no place for questions.
Pain is inevitable in our lives, but, as we see it modeled in the life of Jesus, the suffering of sacrificial love is optional.
|When viewed through a Christ-centered focus, the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger - is not about revenge, but rather all about how God enables us not to simply become stronger, but to receive life of the age to come.|
Almost everyone loves to hear about God’s grace — they love to hear grace a lot, but when the message is grace alone, then almost everyone gets a little worried about the absence of law and regulation.
“Working” for good is far more common than accepting an invitation to a fully paid, no strings attached banquet — but that’s the incredible, too-good-to-be-true invitation God extends.