When we open the pages of the best seller of all time, we enter the greatest story ever told. Unlike the Koran, the Scriptures of both Jews and Christians tell a story. Do you know the setting of this story, the main characters, the plot, the climax, and the resolution? Who are the good characters and the bad? Is it a comedy or a tragedy? This series will help you feel comfortable and confident that you know the story that God is telling in His Word, why He is telling it, and how you fit into His Story.
The Woman, the Dragon, and the Male Child (Revelation)
It’s the stuff of a Hollywood horror movie. A woman screams in agony seeking to give birth to a child. Instead of a kind obstetrician, a dragon waits to destroy her son on delivery. Will her son live? This is the question of the ages. The question only the bible can answer and it does in its closing book—Revelation chapter 12.
Who Controls the World? (James - III John)
Islamic Fundamentalists call for jihad against the infidels. America calls for a War against the terror. Who actually is in control of this planet? As we turn to the closing books of the New Testament—James-3rd John, we are faced again with a penetrating analysis of the source of hatred in the world, the explosive violence that results and the struggle for power. James, Peter and Johns answer to this question: What does the Evil one’s present world look like and what is Christ doing about it?
Easy Access (Philemon, Hebrews)
If you have ever worked with computer? Then you have experienced the frustration of –Access Denied. Everything is locked down because you don’t have the right password. How can you be sure that you won’t get an Access Denied when it comes to God’s presence in Eternity? Today we want to discover the only password that opens the program to heaven from Hebrews chapter 9.
The Good Fight (I & II Timothy, Titus)
Christian leaders continue to drop like flies all around us. Faced with this crisis of stained spiritual fathers, how will the biblical faith be carried to the next generation? For the answer we don't need a blue ribbon panel of Ivy League experts. It’s time to get back to the Pastoral Epistles and learn from the Apostle Paul what a real spiritual father has to say to his sons in the faith.
Maranatha (I & II Thessalonians)
The Apostle Paul was only able to spend a short time—weeks or a couple of months with the Thessalonian believers. The majority of them had been idolaters when they trusted Jesus. Intense persecution was seeking to snuff out their new life. Paul writes two letters to them that proclaim the fundamentals of survival—faith, love, and hope.
If You Have _____, You Have Everything (Philippians)
This Thanksgiving I thanked the Lord for family, freedom, and faith. Many of you joined me in this gratitude. But suppose your family had all rejected you, you were imprisoned for a capital offense, and the religious faith you were born into now considered you a blasphemer who deserved to die? How much gratitude do you think you could muster up when there is obviously no turkey and dressing in your prison cell? In Philippians Paul tells us the “one thing” he still had that gave him a reason to bubble over with joy.