Thanksgiving is not just a national holiday — it’s an important part of being a Christian. When we truly understand the reasons for being thankful, we can’t stop ourselves from expressing our appreciation to God.
Are you just barely getting by as a Christian? Do you feel you’re swimming upstream? Greg uses cockroachs, squirrels and eagles as analogies of three levels of Christianity.
The Bible clearly identifies sin as a mortal enemy. But there is another enemy, a very subtle enemy, which poses as the solution for sin by promising to deliver us from it by our own efforts.
Science tells us we are blobs of protoplasm. Psychology likens us to rats running through a maze. But who are we, and what does God expect of us? Greg discusses both what God does not expect and what he does expect from us.
There’s a line in the musical “Cats” from T.S. Elliot which says, “We had the experience but we missed the meaning.” Does that describe your life? Greg talks about spiritual maturity and how to avoid missing the meaning of our experiences.
Many historians believe that the 21st century started on September 11, 2001, when murder and mayhem rained down on America. We live in a time of fear and trouble. What encouragement does the Bible offer? Greg talks about our certain security when trouble comes.
Mortality has its way — we age, strength ebbs, self assurance fades, we sense how temporary this life is and begin to focus on eternity. God told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Grace is totally unmerited pardon. It is forgiveness of our sins no matter what we have done — it can’t be earned in any way. But what is life like after that? How then should we live?
Jesus changed water into wine. It was the best wine and it was saved for last. People have been trying to reverse the process and change wine into water ever since. Why is the story of this miracle in the Bible? What should we learn from it?
Jesus came to save us from religion, the belief that if we work hard and long enough God will like us — that we must obtain salvation through our own efforts. Religion is one reason Christ died on the cross.
It usually starts with a sincere desire to please or appease God. But the result is a cult — a tight, “holy huddle” trying to keep sin on the outside and goodness on the inside. Such isolation leads to weird ideas.
Are you passing on God’s grace? Or, have you accepted God’s grace and are you passing it on to others? Greg examines the parable of the laborers in the vineyard for its lessons about the grace of God.
Greg uses the pale horse in this last program of our four part series, The Four Horsemen of Legalism, to show that legalism produces people who seem to have life but are dead-men-walking. In contrast he talks about the life giving grace God offers us.
This is the third program in our four part series, The Four Horsemen of Legalism, Greg shows how legalism has no life to give — that it only gives bondage and leads to death. He explains that religious and legalistic teachings often become the “gospel” that is proclaimed rather than Jesus.
In this second program of our four part series called The Four Horsemen of Legalism, Greg shows how legalism destroys peace, makes people miserable and distances us from God. If you think you may be involved in legalistic religion, you need to hear this program.
In this first program of a four part series called The Four Horsemen of Legalism, Greg takes a look at the spirit of Anti-Christ — at counterfeit Christianity — at groups and people who fleece the flock rather than feed the flock and use God-talk to deceive and to conquer.
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?
In this last program of our 10-program series on the book of Revelation, Greg talks about Jesus’ conclusion in his Revelation to us, as well as the heritage Jesus offers us in it.
Included in Revelation’s greatest hits is the song in chapter 5, “Worthy Is The Lamb,” and a new song in chapter 15, “The Song of the Lamb,” based on the song of Moses. What is the message of Revelation’s music, and what is this thing called “the Millennium” all about?
Jesus Christ is the divine author, central character and hero of the Book of Revelation, but who are the bad guys? To whom was Revelation originally written and why was it written?
Who are the woman, the dragon, the Antichrist and the beast? Religion has perverted the message of Revelation for almost 2,000 years, but Greg shows how God’s grace cuts through the religious fog and mystery promulgated by misinformed or misdirected teachers.
Who are the 144,000, and who are the “great multitude”? What are the woes and the trumpets all about? The book of Revelation — a message from Christ to us of understanding and hope.
The Book of Revelation is the capstone on God’s special, written revelation to humanity completing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss today’s program as Greg talks about the first 6 of the 7 seals.
Greg shows the struggle between religion and grace already going on in the early churches addressed in the Book of Revelation. Jesus meant for the book of Revelation to give hope and comfort, not crippling fear.
Greg strips away the religious barnacles from the book of Revelation as he begins our study of the seven churches of Revelation. He shows what the messages meant to the churches who first heard them and the relevance they have for us today.
Airplanes dive into the ground while cars and trucks crash together in mayhem as their pilots and drivers are “Raptured” to heaven. This scenario is not biblical — relatively few Christians believe it is.
In manipulating their hearers with the book of Revelation’s bizarre images and doomsday scenarios the purveyors of pop prophecy create much fear and misunderstanding.
Denominationalism can be characterized this way, “I’m better than you are.” It can make us feel unique and superior. It’s a curse that divides Christians and impedes peoples’ relationships with Christ.
Oh my God, help me! In dire straits even an atheist may call out to God in prayer. What is the purpose of prayer? Greg talks about kinds of prayer and the purpose of prayer.
Could the reason for our unanswered prayers be that we’re just not good enough? On one hand we wonder why God doesn’t answer all of our prayers, and on the other hand we understand the song, “Thank God for Unanswered Prayers.”
If someone asked you what prayer is, what would you say? Greg takes a look at the Lord’s prayer for guidance in order to answer what prayer is and what it isn’t. Be sure to listen.
Do you think that God is unhappy with you — that he’s not pleased with the way you live your life? Where did you get that idea? Greg takes a look at the curse of legalism in today’s program.
Sometimes cars look sleek, fast and powerful, but are gutless wonders — all show and no go. Religion does that — it makes us more concerned with what people see and think about us than with the real substance of authentic Christianity — a one-on-one relationship with God.
In our materialistic culture many spend much of their time and money in self-centered gain and consumerism — yet they’re miserable. On the other hand, God talks about cheerful giving.
Since Christ’s sacrifice is sufficient for my salvation, and since God loves me unconditionally — if it’s all done for me, then why be good? Don’t miss Greg’s answer to these questions in today’s program.
Who or what can we trust anymore? Advertising claims, politicians, corporate leaders, retirement plans — all have failed our complete trust. Greg shows how God can be trusted in today’s program.