762 results for tag: daily sermon
We don’t give him anything he needs. Yet God is madly in love with us… is he crazy, or what? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR460.mp3
The Apollo 13 mission was appropriately dubbed, "a successful failure." Many defining moments in life emerge when we are on the edge of fulfillment, yet denied the thing we most want. Greg shares a biblical example and its lessons for how to be a successful failure.
Attempting to create a better impression of ourselves than we deserve is a powerful human temptation. Greg discusses the Biblical story of Ananias and Saphira who tried to create an image of themselves that didn't reflect reality.
C.S. Lewis said that the essential vice, the utmost evil, is pride. Pride and prejudice go together like hand and glove -- both allow us to feel superior to others. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0079.mp3
Do you ever feel that you're just barely hanging on -- that you're hanging on for dear life? If so, you may be in a defining moment in your life when your decisions can either make or break you. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0078.mp3
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! https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR197.mp3
When we give thanks, we must obviously remember to whom we give thanks. Thanksgiving is a time to pause on our spiritual journey and ask directions - and get our bearings. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR145.mp3
The biblical nation of Israel entered into the Promised Land in spite of 40 years of rebellion and disobedience. Their Promised Land was not their reward for religious performance anymore than God's heaven is ours. May we never forget that it is God's grace that allows us to receive physical and spiritual blessings. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR092.mp3
In his Thanksgiving message Greg talks about a heart of gratitude. Being thankful is one of God's gifts that separates us from neurotic, self-centered, spiritually unhealthful lives. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR040.mp3
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. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR301.mp3
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. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR302.mp3
Did you know that the spelling "Sundae" in ice cream sundaes came about because church leaders in Evanston, Illinois objected to the newly popular mixture of chocolate syrup and ice cream being called an ice cream "Sunday"? Greg shows just how bankrupt legalism is. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0087.mp3
What is the difference between Christians and non-Christians? Christians and non-Christians alike do good things, they build schools and hospitals, they care for the poor and feed the hungry.
Legalism, obedience to rules, can lead us to congratulate ourselves on our own goodness and make us feel we deserve salvation. Legalism was at the heart and core of the heresy Paul was fighting in Galatia.