Stand Alone Presentations
These presentations are all the individual topics we have on this site that are not part of a series.
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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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
So many discontented people! What are you discontented about? Is there a way to feel happier, more fulfilled, more content? Have a look at this presentation to consider more on the issue.
Camping at the Red Sea
Have you ever seen God intervene in your life, but wondered why He took so long? Here are some thoughts on the issue.
Raising Resilient Children
How do we teach our children to endure the hard times in life and difficult situations that arise? The Bible has a lot to say about it and so does modern psychology. There have been many studies about resilience. They all point toward what the bible has to say about the issue.
The Law in Our Hearts
Today when we use the term “passed over,” it usually means we have been ignored. But in the Bible the term takes on a positive message, namely that we have been granted a pass on punishment. The Passover helps us relive, once a year, how that happens and offers us encouraging implications for living to please God.
God In Us
How do we know if we have the Holy Spirit? Since we are physical, the spirit cannot be detected physically—can’t feel it, can’t see it, can’t smell it, can’t touch it. But there is a way. It’s a way God reveals to us, so we can believe in His promise.
Living in a Post-Christian Culture
If you look at the latest survey results, most people living in the US, no longer consider themselves Christian. Europe when that way decades ago. Western Culture is now a post-Christian Culture. How should Christians adjust?
The Other Side of the Boat
Twice in his ministry, Jesus told his disciples to fish on the other side of the boat. Both times they hauled up huge catches. Is there a lesson there for us? How can we fish on the other side of the boat today?
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.
Truth and Lies
God tells us that the human heart is deceitful and wicked. Humans often are not truthful. He also tells us he desires truth in our “inward parts.” What a dilemma!
In our Western society’s approach to life, it seems like there is always too much to do, too many places to go, too many emails to answer, Etc. Yet God tells us in the pages of the Bible that there is a time to stand still. When should we do that—and why?
How God Works
All of us have an innate style of operating, of being in the world. Some of us are intense, other laid back, some organized, some less so. What is God like? How does He work? An important question about someone who has so much power and influence in our lives.
Freedom in Christ
The Apostle Paul wrote about “freedom in Christ,” a contradiction in terms for many people, who see Christianity as restrictive, the stuff of mind control cults, and, as Karl Marx said, “the opiate of the masses.” What should the term mean to Christians? How do Christians explain it to those who want to know?
The Sea of Galilee and You
Many people living outside of Israel don’t think much about the Sea of Galilee, yet God uses this beautiful lake to instruct Christians about a vital aspect of Christian life. Don’t miss out on it.
Humans can suffer arrest in their Psycho-Social Development. Did you know that Christians also suffer arrest in their spiritual development as well? When we are in spiritual arrest, we are usually not aware of it. It’s an insidious condition. How is your spiritual condition. This presentation may help you assess.
How Christian Life Works
How we think about the forces at work in life it is supposed to change once we become Christians. This is because God begins to work with us in a different way than he did before we came to him. Learn more about these changes in How Christian Life Works.
Are You a Superstitious Christian?
Black cats, four leaf clovers, walking under a ladder, rabbits’ feet—all examples of common superstitious beliefs. Many people, after coming to Christ, turn away from these common superstitious beliefs. And then they become superstitious about their Christianity. Are you a superstitious Christian? Learn a more realistic life view in this presentation.