280 results for tag: Christ-centered


An Extreme Makeover For You!

“Extreme Makeover” T.V. programs are popular because making a new start is always an intriguing proposition. Hebrews 13:20-21 reveals biblical terms that describe our spiritual makeover.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR342.mp3

I Want To See

Jesus clearly stated that healing the blind, both spiritually and physically, was central to his mission. Yet, Jesus’ followers rebuked a blind man who wanted to ask Jesus to give him his sight!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR338.mp3

Christ-Centered Contentment

Our contentment in Christ, does not come from affluence, achievements or acquisitions. Join Greg and study the secret of Christ-centered contentment.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR337.mp3

Christ Alone – The Absolute Center of Our Faith

There are many ways in which the Christ-centered perspective of the biblical message is diminished and devalued. 1 John 1:1-4 provides three illustrations of the centrality of Christ for authentic Christianity. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR324.mp3

Son of a Preacher Man

By Greg Albrecht— Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" —Matthew 16:24-26 The passage in Matthew that forms the basis of our message talks about losing your life so that you might gain it. At first it may seem to you that Jesus' assertion amounts to little more than theological double-talk. But this teaching begins to make ...

When Your Dreams Wind Up in the Pit

By Greg Albrecht— "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. "Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams." When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not take his life," he said. "Don't shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern here in the desert, but don't lay a hand on him." Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the richly ornamented robe he was wearing—and they took him and threw him into ...

The Pearl of Great Value

By Greg Albrecht— Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.—Matthew 13:45-46 We turn our attention to one of Jesus' parables about the kingdom of heaven. In the Authorized King James Version the parable is called The Pearl of Great Price. As I normally use the New International Version, we'll refer to it by the title given to it in that translation, The Pearl of Great Value. Here's the widely accepted Christian interpretation of this parable: The merchant is you or me. We decide to look for Christ, and finally, after ...

Ships That Pass in the Night

By Greg Albrecht— Many, even those unfamiliar with the Bible, have heard of Jonah. Most remember the story of Jonah as it is depicted in children's books—a man named Jonah who was swallowed by a big fish and lived to tell the tale. As we go a little deeper into the story (deeper even than the whale went with Jonah) we see that Jonah is yet another biblical example of how humans can completely misunderstand God. We can misunderstand God as Jonah did, and in terms of our relationship with God, be, as he was, like two Ships that Pass in the Night. The book of Jonah begins with God telling Jonah to go to Nineveh, the capital city of the ...

Las Posadas

Had we been the owner of the Bethlehem Inn, would we have given Joseph and Mary a room? Would we have made room for our Savior? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR045.mp3

Giving Thanks to the Master

In the final analysis, we are thankful not for things or a "what"-but a Who. In the ultimate and final sense, our thanksgiving is for the immeasurable grace of our Master.

Who Is This Jesus?

Recalling his experiences in a trip to Israel, Greg retraces the steps of Jesus on the first Palm Sunday. Greg encourages us to think about the religious expectations people had of Jesus then, and now.

More Jesus Please – But Hold the Religion

Let's look at “Jesus Without the Religion," by looking at Jesus, compared with the religion of his day.