This series is a training session to help Christians understand their own religion and prepare them to answer common challenges and questions concerning the Bible and its teachings.
Prime Series 12 lessons
Mike reviews the meaning and purpose of these Christian virtues as well as the relationship each has with the other.
Prime Series 3 lessons
In this lesson Paul establishes the main argument of his letter to the Galatians, that spiritual blessings have always been obtained through a system of faith and not through a system of merit. (Galatians 3:6-22)
Prime 34m Class
The Apostle rebukes and questions his readers for their foolish and dangerous attempt at returning to a system of law/works in order to obtain salvation and sanctification. (Galatians 3:1-5)
Prime 24m Class
In this section Paul will explain how freedom, like all other spiritual blessings, is obtained through a system of faith and not law. (Galatians 4:1-31)
In any type of warfare, there are rules of engagement. These are put in place for the protection of all parties involved and to also help the battle (or discussion) move forward.
Nicodemus gains 3 important insights concerning the change needed in order to enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:1-16)
This lesson not only reviews what the Bible teaches concerning faith but also describes the legitimate spiritual experience that comes with having biblical faith.
Prime 31m Class
This section concludes the letter by establishing faithfulness as the crowning glory in the believer's proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings that come with it. (Ephesians 6:10-24)
Prime 32m Class
This series continues with Paul explaining and comparing both the physical and spiritual circumcisions as well as the teachers who promote each of these. (Philippians 3:1-6)
Prime 29m Class
John closes out his first letter with a final way to be confident in salvation and adds a warning about the Antichrist. (I John 4:1-5:21)
Paul concludes his argument that the gospel he has preached and modeled is superior in its ability to save and reward those who believe and remain faithful to the end. (Philippians 3:7-21)
In this lesson Mike diagrams and explains the famous chapter that describes the 'heroes of faith.' (Hebrews 11:1-40)
Prime 27m Class
Paul encourages Timothy to remain faithful and describes several ways that Timothy could assure himself that he was keeping this charge. (II Timothy 1:6-18)
Paul provides Timothy with both examples and motivation to remain faithful in his service to the church. (II Timothy 2:1-13)
In this sermon, Mike reviews a spectacular failure in Aaron's life and how God used this to prepare him for one of the most important roles in Jewish history. (Exodus 32:1-24;40:12-16)
In this section, Paul details the various activities Timothy needs to pursue in order to carry out an effective ministry in a church where he faces opposition from false teachers. (II Timothy 2:14-26)
Prime 36m Class
A faith building program that has been used to help Christians build up their faith muscle and protect them from poor spiritual health. (Mark 4:35-41)
In this sermon, Mike reviews the timeless spiritual truths that can buffer the storms of change that are challenging this nation.
The basis for growth is faithfulness. This lesson reviews the Restoration principles that first led to the church's tremendous growth in the past.
Prime 55m Class
People use different methods to fulfill their needs. In this lesson, we will see that the way we use to see to our needs largely determines how well they are met.
From Zero to Faith
How does one go from having no faith to having complete faith? OK I have faith, now what? These are the questions we discuss in this video blog.
Will He Find You Faithful
When speaking of His eventual return to judge the world and transport the church to heaven, Jesus had only one question expressed in Luke 8:8, "...when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" When applied in personal terms this question becomes, "When Jesus returns, will He find you faithful?"
The Voice of Faith
Critics often refer to the maturing of authors as the process of "finding one's voice." For example, writers who hit upon a message or theme in their books that make an impact on their readers are said to have found their "true voice."
Foundations of Our Faith
Faithful in Little Things
The shooting deaths of the Amish girls in the U.S. has brought into much sharper focus what Jesus meant when He said that those who are faithful in small things are faithful in greater things as well (Lk.16:10).
I wondered what to do as the elderly saint before me struggled with the ravages of old age.
Paul recounts his own personal history of faith and early work as a missionary establishing churches throughout the Roman Empire. He also describes an important confrontation with another Apostle over the very issues that existed in the Galatian church.
Prime 41m Class
James explains the radically different way Christians deal with trouble in life, and why they do so. (James 1:2-12)
Paul goes into detail describing the core idea of the gospel message, that we are saved by a system of faith and not by a system of law which the false teachers were promoting. (Galatians 2:11-21)
The world's solutions to stress involve things like drugs, vacations or some type of therapy. As Christians, however, we believe that even if these methods might be helpful, the most satisfying and permanent solution to the problems of worry and stress can only be found through faith, and specifically through faith in Christ. (I Kings 19:1-18)
Jesus performs miracles for the crowds as well as private demonstrations of His power for His Apostles in order to strengthen their faith and prepare them for His own suffering and death on the cross. (Matthew 13:53-17:27)
Why does God allow so much evil in this world especially if He is supposed to be a good and merciful God? Hopefully, the answers provided in this lesson will help bring to faith those who doubt there is a God because of the suffering that they see in the world.
After the death of Abraham, the promise is passed on to one of his sons but not without difficulty and division in his family. (Genesis 25:1-26:35)
Prime 35m Class
In this brief epistle, the Apostle Paul provides faith's solution to the problem of reconciling a Christian slave to his Christian master. (Philemon 1)
This section of the epistle describes the proper response to God's offer of salvation and the blessings attached to it, the first of which is to maintain the unity of the Spirit. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
Prime 35m Class
The story of Jacob's family focuses in on one particular son, Judah, through whom the Messiah would eventually come, and examines his unusual relationship with his daughter-in-law Tamar. (Genesis 38:1-30)
In this last lesson Mike will wrap up this long study by sharing three key lessons taught to us by Genesis.
Prime 36m Class
In chapters 20 and 21 of Genesis, we read about Abraham's continued walk of faith and a description of the people who were the source for the religion of Islam. (Genesis 20:1-21:34)
Prime 40m Class
The book of Genesis records the extent of the damage caused by the worldwide flood and the changes that resulted from this cataclysmic event. (Genesis 8:1-9:6)