Is there a heavenly Dow Jones-like report tracking how we’re doing? If our spiritual stock is down, is God mad at us? Greg gives two vital keys summarizing what Jesus taught about moving “From Legalism to Love.”
It’s so easy for Christians to fall into the trap of “look good religion”. Some hype their spiritual resume becoming imposters and frauds. In this third program of our Recovering from Legalism series, Greg talks about “Spiritual Imposters.”
God does not show favoritism. He has no favorites because of his grace — we cannot do enough stuff to endear ourselves to God so that God will favor us over someone else. We are one in Christ.
Centering one’s life on law-keeping robs Christians of the fullness God offers, by pulling the wool over their eyes. It does this in three ways you should know about. Greg unveils these deceptions in this second program of our four part series on Legalism.
Are you living a life of spiritual poverty — too much form and too little substance? Is compliance with do’s and don’ts the substance God wants for us? Greg Albrecht answers these important questions in the first program of our “Recovering from Legalism” series.
Just like Humpty Dumpty we’ve had a great fall — ours is a spiritual fall. And just like Humpty Dumpty, despite our best efforts, we cannot put ourselves back together again. But there’s good news. God has solved the problem.
In the beginning there was complete peace and harmony between mankind and God, but that intimate relationship with God was broken. Men and women began to hide from God and became hostile to him, but Jesus came and through him, God is reconciling the world to himself. That can include you.
We’re all captives and slaves unless we’ve been redeemed by God. Have you accepted the freedom that God bought for you? If so, you can be set free.
|Do you believe that you’re beyond God’s forgiveness? In this first program of a four part series called “Four Words that Changed the World”, Greg assures us that God is waiting with the message, “All is forgiven, I love you. Your heavenly Father.”|
Knowledge unused, is knowledge wasted. Don’t miss this fourth program of our Understanding the Bible series. Greg probes the underlying importance of Bible Study.
The Bible hard to understand? Check out this third program in our Understanding the Bible series. Greg discusses four important helps to understanding your Bible.
In this program, Greg offers the tools you need to become a real student of the Bible, and not just a casual reader.
92% of American households have a Bible. 60% percent of adults believe the Bible is totally accurate in all of its teachings. It’s the number one best-selling book of all time. But how many have really studied the Bible? Greg gives seven good reasons why you need to study the Bible.
Three parables in Luke 15 describe God as being concerned about including everyone, as opposed to Christ-less religion which so often places an inordinate interest on those who should be left out and excluded.
Home has been described as the place where they have to open the door and let you come in. Let us turn our hearts and minds toward our true home.
If you seem to be so busy that you don’t have time for the really important things — you need to learn how to remove this spiritual weed from your life. It’s name? Distraction!
If you’ve ever had a vegetable garden, or if you’ve tried to grow grass in your front yard, you are well aware of the enemy — weeds. But how about those spiritual weeds in your life — that you just can’t seem to get rid of?
While it probably wasn’t a New Year’s resolution, the Apostle Paul made a resolution that can inspire and direct us as we prepare for a New Year.
Join us for this fitting special Christmas service of celebration and praise as Michael North joins Greg. Michael sings while Greg discusses the gospel contained in this great hymn, whose lyrics were written by Englishman Issac Watts.
One of the most frequent and comforting biblical themes was part of the message given to three of the principle characters in the first Christmas. Join Greg for this Christmas message as we see that Zechariah, Mary and the shepherds were all encouraged “not to be afraid.” We are given that same encouragement!
God in the flesh decided to start out as a baby. Who would have written that script? Why in the world did he begin his earthly life as a baby? Celebrate the birth of our Lord with us!
Join us for a Christmas celebration as we ask and answer exactly what Christmas is and what it is not.
The Christmas story in the Gospel of John is the one that is least heard and least told in Christmas sermons, yet it is the mind-expanding big picture of the birth of our Lord.
The birth of Jesus announces the radical transformation of God’s grace, a change that angers and upsets performance based religion.
It’s so easy to sugarcoat Christmas, turning it into a fantasy land dream world of decorations and tinsel and holly and gifts and inspiring music. It’s so easy to miss the fundamental, majestic and mysterious truth of the incarnation of God.
God came to our world in a completely unexpected and miraculous way through Mary, an ordinary teenager who was completely different from a woman who would have been considered worthy of such a calling. Jesus is still coming, to completely unexpected, ordinary people, like you and me!
God, in the person of Jesus, didn’t just lecture us from on high, instructing us to love other people. He came down here and provided a demonstration of his love.
The real Christmas story is not a Pollyanna escape from the real world. The birth of Jesus takes place against the backdrop of politics and intrigue, pride, hatred, violence, taxes and poverty. It all sounds like the evening news or the morning paper!
Our career and avocation, as Christians, involves being humble, even as our Chief Shepherd exemplified humility in all aspects of his birth, life, death and resurrection. This week’s sermon leads us to consider the humble beginnings of the earthly life of our Lord and the relevance it has for our lives.
Our Savior, who rescues us from danger, disaster and destruction has arrived! The peace of God is a new kind of peace, not a relative calm between storms, but an abiding, eternal, internal peace give to those who can never deserve it nor ever do anything to merit it.
The sermon speaks to our long wait, waiting for “the blessed hope.” Greg encourages us to “live and experience December” – to fix our eyes and our spiritual compass on Jesus, and recommit to receiving God’s grace.
As we begin a season of anticipating the coming of Jesus, Greg’s sermon is based on Isaiah’s prophecy of Christ as comforter.
Many of us are more willing to accept Jesus Christ as the helpless, dependent baby in the manger than as Lord of our lives. We don’t want to hear how he challenges our beliefs and our way of life, but the central truth of Christmas is that the baby in the manger is God!
Travel is very much a part of Christmas. We join bumper to bumper traffic as we shop, we fly many hundreds of miles and travel our freeways to be with family and friends. Travel was a part of Christmas from the beginning, but at the first Christmas travel was for a different reason.
Christmas upsets many people because at least once a year they can’t run away from Jesus. When Jesus shows up, things change, the status quo is threatened. It is a time of challenge and confrontation to religion and politics.
|The birth of Jesus was an unbelievable event – unique in many ways. Two people were immediately impacted by this uniqueness – Joseph and Mary – for Mary’s pregnancy was different from any other. Jesus’ parents – what were they like?|
We don’t give him anything he needs. Yet God is madly in love with us… is he crazy, or what?
Doxology might appear to be just another high-falutin’ rootin tootin’ theological term, but the doxology in Romans 11:33-36 helps us discover purpose and significance behind our praise and worship of God.
It’s amazing how much of Jesus’ time was spent talking about food, and in preparing, creating and consuming it – not to mention attending banquets. And he himself is the Bread of life – a completely different kind of food, not found in restaurants or even some establishments that promise spiritual food in his name.
|Greg considers what it means to give thanks, in light of Matthew 6:25-34. Join him in reflecting on the words of T.S. Eliot, “Where is the life we have lost in living?” Give thanks for true life, life in Christ, life eternal!|