Does sin pay? Are sinners happy people? Are they more successful and blessed than others? Can they look with confidence at a peaceful future? The Bible shows us that none of this is true. Sin leads to disaster. It sets in motion an automatic chain of events. There is a cause for every effect. There is a fundamental difference between the righteous and the wicked. We will reap what we sow. Our sin will find us out.
Even in our physical residence, we are not spiritually at home. Christians are pilgrims and sojourners who are admonished to seek first the ultimate homeland - the Kingdom of God.
After almost 2,000 years of being scattered from their homeland, Jews returned to establish the State of Israel on May 14, 1948. To this day, Jews have maintained their distinctive religious practices, and for some Jews--and even non-Jews--there is an expectancy of something more than historical relevance to justify the modern State of Israel.
Are we convinced that we know the truth, that the Bible is in fact true? If we know what we read is true, how do we apply it in our lives and do we speak the truth with boldness? The Bible is filled with many examples of those who spoke the truth with boldness, along with evidence that the Bible is the Truth.
The Bible teaches that God will protect His church during the great tribulation at a place of safety here on earth. But how are church members to get there? And why did Christ say that we ought to pray that our flight will not occur in winter or on the Sabbath?
Is Satan responsible for all the evil which we may encounter in our lives? Is it his fault when we don’t overcome sin? Of course, Satan has deceived the whole world, and he is the god of this present age. However, Christ came to deliver us from the power of Satan and to bring us to God. The Bible shows us that we can conquer Satan, but we are admonished not to turn away from the truth. Many have done this over the years, because they ignored important facts about Satan’s goal and intention. God declares to us that we will be victorious over Satan, when we draw near to God and stay close to Him. Do you know where you can find these promises in your Bible?
God paid the debt of all sin by allowing the sacrifice of His Son. We must always be aware that we are indebted to God the Father to exemplify the standards Christ left for each of us.
Prophecies of the Bible reveal many things, but none is more terrifying than what is commonly called, “the great tribulation.” The very existence of life on earth will hang in the balance, but God promises to intervene on behalf of the “elect.” Are you watching and are you ready to face what is coming? Will you be one of those whom God protects? Or are you willing to dismiss and reject the warnings God is giving to mankind?
Do we have the desire to be first? As we run our spiritual race to reach our ultimate potential, a constant challenge still lies ahead of us, as we will be faced with trials along the way. The finish line however, is well worth it!
One of the most important qualities of the Holy Spirit is godly power with which God creates and upholds everything, and which He wants to share with man. But first, certain special requirements are necessary. This sermon shows you our incredible potential, if we are counted worthy for it.
With the Holy Spirit of God playing such a crucial role in the history of the universe, it is vitally important to understand exactly how it works. What effect does it have? How is it obtained? How is it lost? How is it distinguished from other spirits that work in man? The answers to these questions will empower you.
The right attitude should be expressed by our actions and when we apply the "beatitudes" stated in Matthew 5, we can expect to be blessed.
Are we wise in God’s eyes, or do we possess the wisdom of this world, which God describes as foolishness? What is true wisdom, and how does it manifest itself? How can we obtain godly wisdom? The Bible speaks of knowledge, understanding and wisdom. What is the difference? Why is it necessary that we have all three qualities, even though they do not guarantee that we will not fall away from God? What else is there to consider?
Sometimes a deceptive idea may take root, which is derived from bits and pieces of the incomplete truth. Without a love of the truth leading us to learn more about the complete truth, we expose ourselves to the risk of being swept away by deception. Overcoming the worldly way of thinking, and actively working to build spiritual understanding is necessary if we are to be saved.
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden."-Matthew 5:14