2017-12-08T17:12:40-07:00

Who Are You Really?

We all have thoughts about who we are, what we are like, what we like. We call this our identity. It turns out that what we think of ourselves is pretty important because it affects our performance, morals, values, and faith.

2017-12-08T17:07:56-07:00

Faith’s Origins

Have you ever wondered where faith comes from? Paul says, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." He's telling us that the Word of God provides the knowledge we need to trust God. We hear that from others in our life (like parents). Faith is passed from person to person. But there's much more to it! It goes deeper.

2017-12-08T17:03:18-07:00

Religious Disillusionment

Why is it that so many people leave the Church, offended by the bad behavior of others? Is there a way to avoid it? Actually, the Bible tells us exactly how to avoid it, and how to help our children avoid being offended also.

2017-05-12T02:57:06-07:00

Love God Wholeheartedly

What are the fundamentals of Christianity — the important stuff? Jesus tells us plainly that to love God with our whole heart and to love our neighbor as we love ourself are the two most important things in life. The Important Stuff Series explores these two commandments. The first one considers how to Love God with the whole heart.

2017-05-12T02:57:23-07:00

Trust God

The Apostle Paul said that the first step in a relationship with God is to believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Trusting God, then, is a fundamental aspect of the Great Commandment – to love God wholeheartedly. Trust God explores how to love God in this way.

2017-05-12T02:57:39-07:00

Seek God

The Apostle Paul said that the first step in a relationship with God is to believe that He is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Seeking God, then, is a fundamental aspect of the Great Commandment – to love God wholeheartedly. How do we actively seek God? Learn more in Seek God.

2017-05-12T02:58:09-07:00

Follow God

In the Book of Revelation there is a group of people who appear before the throne of God at the return of Christ. According to the account, “It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes” (Rev. 14:4). Follow God helps us understand what the Bible says about how to follow Him.

2017-05-12T02:58:26-07:00

Love Your Family

Jesus said the second greatest commandment was love of neighbor. But who is our neighbor? Jesus meant that we are to love all others. Love Your Family provides some ractical strategies for lovingour family.

2017-05-12T02:59:09-07:00

Love Your Spouse

In Ephesians 5 the Apostle Paul said that women were to submit to their husbands. Most people reject this approach at face value today. And yet I meet many people who live happily together. I meet other people who believe that men ought to "rule" their wives (and wives who try to rule their husbands) and are not so happy at all. In thinking about this, it occurs to us that perhaps people in our culture incorrectly interpret Paul's statement due to a cultural bias.

2017-05-12T02:59:28-07:00

Love Your Congregation

In Ephesians 5 the Apostle Paul said that women were to submit to their husbands. Most people reject this approach at face value today. And yet I meet many people who live happily together. I meet other people who believe that men ought to "rule" their wives (and wives who try to rule their husbands) and are not so happy at all. In thinking about this, it occurs to us that perhaps people in our culture incorrectly interpret Paul's statement due to a cultural bias.

2017-05-12T02:59:44-07:00

Love Your Community

One of the greatest of all blessings is a calling from God. When Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourself, it is His plan that we would hope to pass on the blessing of a calling that we received. How do we pass on our calling? What are the steps we must take? Where can we read about it in the Bible; and were can we see contemporary examples?

2017-05-12T03:00:35-07:00

Love Your Enemies

One of the most difficult of all Jesus' commands is, "Love your enemies." Most of us don't think of it much. Life goes by and most of the time things are relatively smooth. But then, every once in a while, someone does something to us that is hurtful and wrong. What do we do?

2017-05-12T03:01:05-07:00

The Millstone

If Jesus told you not to do something, would you not do it, no matter what? Well, there is something most of us do all the time and Jesus told us if we do it we might as well put a millstone around our neck and jump in the sea.

2017-05-12T03:01:40-07:00

Don’t Be a Pharisee

The 12th in the Important Stuff Series. When Jesus told his disciples to beware the leaven of the Pharisees, he had a really good reason for it. What did they do that was so bad, and how does their behavior, after all these years, find itself alive and well in people, often Christian people, today. This warning could save your eternal life.

2017-05-12T03:08:43-07:00

God’s Action Step: Trumpets

At the end of the book of Revelation, the Apostle John, after being in vision with Jesus Christ through the shocking content of this book, wrote a three word prayer: "Come Lord Jesus!" In God's Action Step: Trumpets we look at Jesus' response.

2017-05-12T03:09:53-07:00

Inner Work

Part of this year's Fall Festivals series, Inner Work focuses on the connection between our future, pictured in the holy days, and our life today.

2017-05-12T03:10:09-07:00

Knowing God

What does it mean to know God? How does it change us? This presentation, given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Lake Tahoe explains the transformational nature of a relationship with God.

2017-05-12T03:10:38-07:00

The Eighth Day

A day shrouded in mystery, the Eighth Day, following the Feast of Tabernacles, quite possibly represents the biggest mystery of all.