There is a phenomenon that is getting media attention lately. It’s called the Scam Culture. Many believe it is born out of social media. People build a persona for themselves that is a lie. It’s only a step from there to creating a false front designed to play on the insecurity and greed of others. God is not that way, and won’t tolerate any lies in his Kingdom. This series explores the need for Christians to live in sincerity and truth.
Come and See
When Philip told Nathaniel about Jesus, Nathaniel expressed doubt, Philip’s response was, “Come and see.” What a potent invitation. It changed Nathaniel’s life forever. Do you know anyone who could use a life change? Learn more about it in this presentation. Come and see.
Being Christ’s Body – Holy Day Series 2023 – Part 2
Most Christians know that another name for the Church is “The Body of Christ.” What does it mean to be Christ’s body? How do we fit into that Body? This Holy Day, Pentecost, helps us understand the answer.
Freedom in Christ—A Deeper Meaning
Paul uses the term, Freedom in Christ. When I finally left a corporate version of my church, I understood that term in a way that was new to me. That was quite a few years ago. Lately, that term has taken on a new and deeper meaning. I am offering it to you in this presentation.
One at a Time
Jesus didn’t use programs to teach his disciples how to love. Instead, he loved them one-at-a-time. The congregation is our extended spiritual environment. Will we make it a loving place? This presentation offers some thoughts on how to accomplish that goal.
Are You a Biblical Christian?
If asked, “What is the basis of Christianity” nearly every Christian would answer, “the Bible.” Unfortunately, over the last 2000 years, Christianity has changed so much from the religion Jesus brought, most Christians today no longer follow His original faith and practice. So…are you a biblical Christian? And, does it matter?
The Exodus – Bible Stories for Adults – 14
In the story of the Exodus, God has left us a remarkable, encouraging eyewitness account of a tremendous miracle that saved God’s people from death. All we have to do is believe it. Do you? Can you defend it to skeptics? In this series, *Bible Stories for Adults*, we provide information about the Exodus and other Bible stories that can bolster our faith.
Don’t Sell Your Birthright – Bible Stories for Adults – Part 15
Esau sold his birthright, something that displeased God. What was that all about? And what meaning might it have for us today? Learn more about it in Don’t Sell your Birthright, part of the Bible Stores for Adults series.
The Body of Christ – Holy Day Series 2023 – Part 1
The Apostle Paul tells we need to “discern the Body of Christ” when we take the Passover symbols, bread and wine. What does that mean? Learn more in The Body of Christ - Holy Day Series 2023 - Part 1
Pride and Humility
Pride and humility. Most Christian’s function on the world’s definition of these words. In the Bible, the definitions are different. Are you proud? Are you humble? How would you know unless you understood the biblical definitions? Check it out in Pride and Humility.
Taking Meaningful Sermon Notes
How would you like to be able to look at the notes you have taken on a sermon and see the direction God is moving in your life? How would you like to be able to find and recall what you heard for more than a few days. Listen to or read Taking Meaningful Sermon Notes and learn how to do all these things.
Jonah and the Big Fish – Bible Stories for Adults – 13
This presentation is an explanation showing how to derive the biblical intent of the Bible story about Jonah. Many people today, including some who profess Christianity, don’t believe it happened. The debate is like noise that distracts us from what God is telling us in the biblical record.
Forgiveness–the Bigger Picture
“Forgive and forget” is an old saying that makes no sense because it is impossible. We can’t forget. So what do we do with all the wrongs done to us and tat we have done to others? Consider the bigger picture in this presentation, and be at peace.
Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
The old, familiar saying about the consequences of our actions might seem somewhat trivializing when we compare it with what the Bible says about our choices and their consequences. How have your choices affected your life, so far?
Making Life Easier – Part 10 – My Burden is Light
This final presentation in our series, Making Life Easier, is about a paradoxical statement Jesus made. He said his yoke was easy and his burden light. Yokes limit freedom and are for hard work. Burdens are heavy. That’s what the words mean. What did Jesus mean? How do we understand the paradox?
Making Life Easier – Part 9 – Self-View
It probably wouldn’t come as a surprise that life is harder on us if we believe that we are better or worse than others. Is there a view of self that would make life easier? This part of our series, Making Life Easier, Self-View, digs into this vital issue.
Making Life Easier – Part 8 – Communication
It is so easy to misunderstand someone. And that is why we are adding Communication to our series, Making Life Easier. When we are misunderstood or misunderstand, things can get tangled and relationships damaged. Learn some vital tools to communicate and understand others so that life is easier.
Making Life Easier – Part 7 – Being Mild
In this series, Making Life Easier, we have covered topics that are strategies for making life easier, such as problem-solving and personal organization. For the remainder, we will cover more character based topics, the first of which is Mildness. Jesus, we are told, was mild. What do you know about being mild?
Making Life Easier – Part 6 – Contributing
Solomon tells us in Ecclesiastes, that one of the few things in which we can find true satisfaction is our work. This squares with psychological research. People are happier when they are doing work that makes a contribution to a greater good. In other words, contributing makes life easier.
Jerusalem Old and New – FoT
God tells us in his word that he will send “New Jerusalem” to us. His description of it in Revelation 21-22 is so different it’s difficult to comprehend. Can we learn anything about New Jerusalem by studying the Jerusalem of the past? This presentation explores Jerusalem from the past to discover more about her future.
The Purpose of Prophecy
What does God want us to learn from Bible prophecy? It’s quite likely Christians in every generation since Christ’s death have believed he would return in their life-times. And, so far, they have all been wrong. What is the purpose for Bible Prophecy, then, if it’s not to know when Christ will return?
A New Heart – Day of Atonement
God promised, in the Old Testament, to grant anyone who wants it a new heart, a heart that willing conforms to God’s ways, a heart like God’s heart. Int this presentation, A New Heart, we see that the Holy Days of God also predict this mass change in humanity. “Come and see” how it will work.
Establishing God’s Kingdom on Earth – Feast of Trumpets
Most of the theology schools have made an energetic effort to convince people that the Kingdom of God is the Church. They tell us that everything written by John in the Book of Revelation is nothing but aMost of the theology schools have made an energetic effort to convince people that the Kingdom of God is the Church. They tell us that everything written by John in the Book of Revelation is nothing but a metaphor showing the work of the Church in the world. Still, the idea that Jesus Christ will literally return to the earth and establish a literal kingdom is in the Bible and many people believe he will do exactly that. metaphor showing the work of the Church in the world. Still, the idea that Jesus Christ will literally return to the earth and establish a literal kingdom is in the Bible and many people believe he will establish God's Kingdom on Earth.
Making Life Easier – Part 5 – Spiritual Preparedness
One of the topics Jesus emphasized many ways was that of preparedness. When we are ready for what comes next, life gets easier. Jesus talked about spiritual preparedness Consider the importance in this presentation, Making Life Easier - Part 5 - Spiritual Preparedness.
Making Life Easier – Part 4 – Personal Organization
This series, Making Life Easier, is about things often overlooked, such as the topic of this presentation, personal organization. When we don’t have a plan, it creates anxiety in us. Anxiety makes life harder. Getting organized is hard for some people, so we have some thoughts on getting organized the easy way in this presentation.
Making Life Easier – Part 3 – Problem Solving
The third in our series, Making Life Easier, provides help with Problem-Solving. Life is so much easier when we go proactive and start looking for solutions.