The storms of life with their suffering, pain and heartache are never pleasant — they make us afraid and they cause us a great deal of worry. In today’s program hear what we can learn about suffering from the story of the disciples on the stormy sea.
Many people assume that suffering is the result of a person doing something wrong or sinful in their lives, but is that true? In this third program of an 8 program series on suffering Greg tells the truth about suffering.
This is a painful but very real part of life. We all go through suffering to one degree or another, and we ask the question, “Why did God allow. . .?” But let’s also ask “Why does God allow so much good to happen?” Listen to this new perspective as Greg explores the purpose of suffering.
Some of the most compelling, most difficult questions about God and about Christianity, center on the topic of suffering: Should Christians suffer? Why do Christians suffer? Why does anyone suffer? Stay with us in this 8 program series, “Victory in Suffering”
Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father…” For some this is difficult because of negative experiences with their physical fathers, but God is a loving and faithful God with a positive objective in mind for us. Join Greg for today’s program as he talks about what God is doing with us.
Today an increasing number of parents are running away from their children. Thankfully our heavenly Father is not like us. He does not do that. In today’s program Greg takes a look at God, as our heavenly Father, and the pattern God gives us for parenting.
Can we as Christians do anything about the pain and heartache in this world? Should we even try? After all, Jesus said his kingdom is not part of this world and promises to wipe away every tear — but can we just sit in the grandstands watching all the suffering now?
Jesus asked a man crippled for 38 years if he wanted to be healed. That healing changed everything about his life. Similarly, spiritual healing will change everything about our lives. Jesus asks you and me if we want to be healed. It’s up to us.
Will Rogers once said that history will record the passing of the American Indian, the passing of the buffalo and the passing of the buck. “Who me, I’m not responsible,” is a popular human response for bad behavior. What is the biblical perspective about this?
Oskar Schindler saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during WWII but agonized over the thought that he could have done more. Similarly we can never do enough to rid ourselves of sin. The central message of Christianity is, “Look to the Lamb of God! Only he can remove the burden of our sins.”
Has a normal, likeable friend of yours ever suddenly “got religion” and become an unreasonable, fire-breathing, hypercritical, placard-carrying, end-times-predicting kook? Why does religion do that? Is that what God wants? Greg discusses the dangers of religious fundamentalism.
People are afraid of change, the future, getting older, death, pain, loneliness, failure and others who are different from us. Fear leads to distrust, alienation, bitterness and hatred. Greg talks about the antidote to fear in today’s program.
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.
Do morals and values matter anymore? Greg relates “Eight Blunders of the World” among which are politics without principle, commerce without morality and rights without responsibility. He goes on then to talk about honesty — about integrity, truth and character.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
“Survivor” and other recent reality shows descend into titilation and sleaze; into trashy and barbaric behavior. What does this cultural degeneration have to say about us — about our values? What do you value? Don’t miss this comparison of current and traditional values.
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.”