282 results for tag: Christ-centered

Eternal Torture – Divine or Human Vengence?

By Greg Albrecht— Hell is a subject many religious people get all hot and bothered about. It's one of the most disputed and controversial teachings within Christendom. The squabbling is not about the surety of judgment for depravity and wickedness. Most Christians agree that there is and will be divine judgment for evil. The battle for hell is all about specifications, temperature and longevity. The debate involves comprehending and communicating divine justice—and in the process humans export definitions of time and space into eternity. But the Bible does not suggest that God needs to import our flawed perspectives into the perfection ...

Take Away the Religious Rocks

By Greg Albrecht— Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. "Take away the stone," he said. —John 11:38-39 Religious rocks create barriers in our relationship with God. Notice the "red letter" words in our passage in John 11:39, the four words in this verse that Jesus actually spoke. Take away the stone.... The background for our passage begins in the first verse of chapter 11 of the book of John. Lazarus was sick. As the chapter unfolds we discover that Lazarus eventually died. His sisters Mary and Martha were overcome with shock and grief. Our message begins at the house ...

I Am Making Everything New

By Greg Albrecht— This is what the LORD says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, in the ships in which they took pride. I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King. This is what the LORD says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive ...

Jesus – More Than a Man

By Greg Albrecht— When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" (Matthew 16:13-15). More than two thousand years ago, Jesus asked his closest disciples the same question that he has asked humans ever since. Who do you say that I am? The answer his disciples gave then, and that you and I give today, radically determines the direction of our lives. Even those who have been skeptical of the claims that people ...

Sorrow and Joy

Palm Sunday when we commemorate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem was a joyous occasion as was Jesus' resurrection one week later. Those two joyful events were bookends to a week of sorrows. Greg's sermon focuses on the meaning of Jesus entering the city.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR008.mp3

The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, Jesus is the one "who is, who was and who is to come" (Revelation 1:8). Jesus is supreme, the author of our salvation, the center of all that we believe and the completion of our faith.

Of Whom the World Was Not Worthy

Hebrews 11 is filled with praise for world changers who, as revolutionary Christ followers, believed and practiced the life changing extreme grace of the gospel. God is calling each of us to be world changers!

Our Sure Foundation

The foundation is the most important part of any spiritual or physical building/house, yet it is normally unseen and unappreciated. What does biblical teaching about our spiritual foundation being in Christ alone specifically mean for us?

The Cost of Following Jesus

Christ followers are willing to "throw off everything that hinders" them and place him first and foremost in their lives.

Small Is Beautiful

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. God grows the kingdom according to his timing and plan, by his grace. He does not depend on human efforts in so doing, and in fact, many times human efforts get in the way and pervert the idea of God's kingdom.

No More Condemnation

Shame and guilt is a spiritual swamp - shame is normally connected with how we feel about who we are, and guilt is normally understood about things we have done. Shame = I am bad, whereas guilt = I did something bad. We will explore and study what Paul means when he says "no more condemnation."

It’s Turtles All the Way Down

What do turtles have to do with the foundation of our solar system? Join us as we discuss the foundation of all that is, seen or unseen.