2020-03-01T12:02:17-07:00

The organizing Principles – The God-Based Marriage – Introduction

God makes everything according to a plan, with organizing principles underlying each creation. He created marriage this way. If we know the organizing principles and follow them, it stands to reason that being married happily depends on the application of these principles in the relationship. This series aims to lay them out, all in one package for easy review, and to explain each one with examples and scriptures. We hope this can be helpful for premarital and newlyweds, as well as those who have been married for years.

2020-02-26T14:09:04-07:00

Becoming Unleavened – A Passover Presentation

Every spring in ancient Israel, God instructed the people to hold a harvest festival in which they ate unleavened bread. It was an annual reminder that their predecessors ate unleavened bread the night they fled Egypt, not having time to let their dough rise. Much later, the Apostle Paul, while writing about this festival, compares leavening to sin in the Christian life. He confirms that we also are to observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread—not only eating unleavened bread but also to become unleavened in our hearts, to strive for a sin-free life, as we strive to follow the example Jesus set for us

2020-02-08T07:16:22-07:00

Watching the News

Most of us, no matter our religious or political affiliation, find it hard to watch the news. Most Christians know that God tells us to keep up with world events. However, due to the deepening political division in the United States, human bias colors reporting across the media spectrum. It is often hard to discern the truth. Is there a way to parse the news from a godly perspective? We think so.

2020-01-06T08:21:26-07:00

God and Sex – Mental Health and the Bible 19

Many people today think that it’s old fashioned to follow God’s rules about sex. Sexual promiscuity is a way of life for many single people. And many marriages and relationships break up because of infidelity. We would never try to convince anyone against their will that God’s rules are for our own good. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t explain how his rules, when applied, save people a lot of heartache, and even mental illness.

2019-12-19T06:43:57-07:00

Faith for the Long Haul – The Faithful Christian 2

In the Book of Revelation, God describes the first round of inductees into his Kingdom as “called, chosen, and faithful.” If God expects us to be faithful, that is, to endure to the end, what guidance does he provide to help us accomplish that goal? Are there things we can do to up our chances of hanging in to the end? This presentation offereds four intentional strategies that will help.

2019-12-19T06:43:21-07:00

Faith is not Easy – The Faithful Christian 1

God tells us that he is working a plan to draw all of us into eternal life with him. He describes the first round of inductees as “Faithful” in Revelation 17. Since faithfulness is one of the three primary descriptors, we can assume this is important to God. Could you be described that way? This new series details some of the elements of faithfulness and how to intentionally go toward them.

2019-09-21T11:50:24-06:00

The Purpose of the Feast

What is the Purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles? Is it a vacatioN? Something we do out of duty? Or did God intend it to be something more? Consider some options in The Purpose of the Feast.

2019-09-24T09:50:56-06:00

Spiritual Growth and Human Development Stage 2

Humans develop in stages. Not exactly big news - everything that develops does it in stages. But did you know that for each stage of human development, there is a corresponding stage of spiritual growth too? And the most important of these comes first! Order the second of the series Spiritual Growth and Human Development and learn about the second stage of human development, from 2-4 years of age, and the corresponging spritual piece.

2019-09-24T09:49:44-06:00

God’s Greatest Miracle

Some would say parting the Red Sea is God's greatest miracle. Others might say Joshua's long day, still others might say the 10 plauges of Egypt. But we think there is one greater than all these. Learn more in God's Greatest Miracle.

2019-08-20T14:39:36-06:00

Zeroing in on Our Calling – FT

As the pace of life speeds up, the more easily it is to become distracted in every aspect of life. That would also include Christian life. Sometimes it is hard to stay focused on what is important. This presentation, given in September of 2018 at the Common Faith Network Feast of Tabernacles, draws attention back to the reason God calls people into his church. Do you know why God called you and what he wants you to do every day?

2019-09-21T11:48:10-06:00

Sacrifical Love – Atonement

John the Baptist referred to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The sins of the world we know about, but what about the lamb of God? Did you know there is a biblical festival for Christians that teaches us a lot more about Jesus than Christmas?

2019-08-05T12:33:04-06:00

The Return of Christ – Trumpets

A friend asked us to produce a presentation explaining Christ’s return in a way that children could understand. This presentation is my effort at that—an outline with context. A timely presentation for the Festival of Trumpets, which falls on the first day of the 7th month. A day when ancient Israel blew the 7th Trumpet.