For twenty years Dr. Steve Schell’s 30-minute radio program, Life Lessons, was heard throughout the United States. Now, Pastor Steve’s thorough, well-studied sermons can be heard again. Committed to comprehensively teaching through entire books of the Bible, Pastor Steve pulls out the deep, eternal truths in each section of Scripture without skipping over the challenging passages. He applies what is learned clearly and practically so that listeners are inspired to not just be hearers of the Word, but doers.
You’ll greatly enjoy the depth of his teaching, the transparency of his stories and the humor of his preaching style as the Holy Spirit uses each sermon to transform your heart and mind. These sermons will help foster true discipleship for the committed Christian, both young and old.
Dr. Steve Schell served as a pastor for over 45 years and has spent a lifetime studying the Word of God. He has served as the chairman of Foursquare’s Doctrine Committee for 20 years and has written four books. He is now President of the non-profit organization Life Lessons Publishing and spends his time writing books for Bible study and discipleship.
3 - Receiving the Baptism of the Holly Spirit
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is a blessing from God which causes ordinary people to become extraordinarily effective as witnesses for Jesus Christ (Ac 1:5, 8). By it God equips believers today with the same power we read about in the New Testament. Since the Day of Pentecost (Ac 2) God’s plan has been to supernaturally equip every believer so that the ministry of Jesus Christ may continue through us (Jn 14:12). His ascension into heaven (Ac 1:9) did not mean that Jesus’ ministry on earth stopped, but rather it was an essential step which released even more of His ministry. As the Head of His Church He now directs growing multitudes of Spirit-empowered men and women to carry His Gospel around the world (Lk 24:45–49). The Baptism with the Holy Spirit is the impartation of this necessary power so that God’s servants can carry out their calling. In effect, it is the moment when God “ordains” them. In the Old Testament prophets, priests and kings were ordained by having oil poured on their heads (1Ki 19:16; Ex 40:15; Ps 133:2; 1Sa 16:12, 13). When this symbolic action was performed God’s Spirit came upon them. From that moment on they ministered with new power. Today, following His resurrection, Jesus Christ pours out an even greater “anointing” on those who enlist into His service.
2 - Why Jesus Commanded Us to Be Baptised
Why be baptized?
The most important reason for a believer to be baptized in water is because Jesus commanded it. In His “Great Commission” Jesus instructed that all who became His disciples are to be baptized (Mt 28:19). Since every true believer chooses to obey Jesus as “Lord” no better reason can be given. If He wants me to be baptized then I will gladly be baptized.
1 - How To Be Born Again
1 - How to be Born-Again
A Step-by-Step Guide for Leading a Person to Salvation
Being born-again is more than simply chang-ing one’s attitude toward God. A person may have positive feelings toward God, His Son Jesus, and the Bible, and may even attend church regularly but have never received the inner miracle called the “new birth.” This is because it only occurs when the Spirit of God comes inside us to join Himself to our human spirit. And this union cannot take place until we first repent of our rebellion against God and place our full faith in the payment His Son made for our sins on the cross. Once we understand the truths of the Gospel and respond wholeheartedly to them, the barrier of sin which separated us from God is removed. We immediately become “holy temples” where God Himself chooses to dwell.
8 - Dealing with Loss
The death of a relationship can bring on depression. Times when friendships and families are broken or loved ones die seriously affects us. Pastor Steve discusses this type of depression and teaches how to go to the Lord for comfort.
7 - Steps to Take
Pastor Steve offers practical steps to help depression like worshipping often, watching nutrition and sleep, and quitting the masking of symptoms with caffeine, sugar and pain relievers.
6 - Soul Ties
A lot of healing from depression comes from healing in the soul. Pastor Steve discusses soul ties, a term that describes an inappropriate bond to another person at the emotional, psychological level.
Book of Revelation
Pastor Steve, you have not idea how I’m enjoying studying along with you the book of Revelation! We were not attending Northwest church when you gave this study. I pray you don’t stop releasing these messages, as I’ve been listening to each new one and I’m now waiting for the next message! Thank you for being such a blessing to my life!
Pastor Steve has been a father in the faith for me. His teaching has shaped me and my church.
I have been listening to Pastor Schell’s teaching for over 4 years on the radio. God has really spoken to me through his teaching. I really recommend these podcasts!