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This lesson examines the most important thing in the world. You may think it is family, health, happiness and all of these are very important but more important than these is the Church. (I Peter 2:9-10)
In this lesson, Mike describes the three ways that God blesses those who regularly give to Him.
David calls on everyone to listen to his teaching that it will be beneficial to both rich and poor, that each will have something to learn. Then he goes ahead to list the limits of money. (Psalm 49:1-20)
One of the most climatic moments in the entire Bible is described by Luke in the book of Acts. After an incredible three years of ministry Jesus is executed on a Roman cross and miraculously resurrected.
Christians pursue and define success differently than those not guided by their faith in Jesus Christ.
How Christians can influence the spiritual tone of their surroundings and their need to do so. (Matthew 5:13)
The Three C's of Christianity
Like many of you I read the papers and some magazines as well as the news on T.V. and occasionally monitor what's going on through our computer at home. The more I read and observe, the more I feel that I'm being overloaded with information, with choices, with new products and ideas.
This sermon attempts to separate the various legends and false ideas about these spiritual beings found in pop culture, and establish a more accurate picture of them based solely on Biblical information.
When I was a young Christian the preacher who baptized me warned me that I had to be careful of "selfish ambition". This term is only used three times in the N.T. and each time there is a warning that those who are this way, who have this attitude, will suffer in this world and the next.
Mike reviews the main reasons why people fall away from the faith and how this tendency can be reversed in a person's life. (Matthew 24:9-13)
This lesson, based on the popular song by Bobby McFerrin, encourages people to replace worry with other specific responses to life's trials that will create the happiness that all of us search for.
Mike discusses the very real effects of the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit in every Christian. (Acts 2:36-38)
This sermon digs into the life of Jonah the prophet beyond the story of his experience of being swallowed by a whale. We'll examine the power of his spiritual gifts and the nature of his weaknesses in order to get a more complete understanding of this important figure in Bible history.
Trust is like a Rope
In the Old Testament the word for trusting faith was a Hebrew word that meant a rope. I'd like to use this imagery to explain something about how trust is built and how trust is destroyed.
This sermon reviews the parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12 and cautions of worldly-mindedness and selfish ambition. (Luke 12:13-21)
As parents, we sincerely want our children to be faithful but sometimes because of our misconceptions of what Godly parenting ought to be, the exact opposite takes place.
Most of our sins are little ones. Our sins rarely get us on the 10 o'clock news. Few of us are ever convicted of robbery, murder, rape. The majority of Christians manage to avoid the big "whopping" sins most of the time. That's why when a Christian does break the law, it's news. (I Chronicles 21:1-11)
Mike talks about the specific blessings we enjoy as Christians and what these should motivate us to do in the here and now.
In Psalm 27 David provides an example of the kind of attitude a believer should have when facing tough times.
In this sermon, Mike reviews the criteria listed by John the Apostle in his three epistles concerning the character and actions of a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ.
Some say that if they were alive when Jesus was on the earth they would have surely believed in Him. However, the gospel writers' records show that this was not the case since the majority of people at that time did not believe. In this lesson, Mike will try to answer why this was so then and why it is so even to this day. (John 12:12-50)