WWUTT: Does Philippians 4:13 say that I Can Do ALL Things?

The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Philippian church while under house arrest in Rome. He had been detained for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Philippians had heart about Paul’s imprisonment and also witnessed rival teachers making things harder on Paul. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry… [they] preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.  (Philippians 1:15, 17) It wasn’t pop … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 119: Feelings or Faith?

[display_podcast]About 25 years ago, through years of denial, spiritual abuse, and unresolved childhood abuse issues, my life broke apart in huge chunks and floated away on a sea of despair.  I lost my first marriage, my home, myself, my church, and my children moved out…and did I mention I lost myself?…all within a few months of each other.Then I entered the wasteland of devastation and loss and an overload of “feelings”.How can I describe the feelings?It was like being on a … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting: How Do You Know When It’s Love?

[display_podcast]ImWaiting recently spent two days at a local high school.  On our exit survey we have a place for questions.  Students can ask anonymous questions and we either answer it right there or later on social media.We received the question we get at practically every place we speak.  “When and how do you know it’s love?”Teens, we hope you’re reading this.  Parents, we hope you show this to your teens.The word love gets thrown around a lot.  We love a lot of things, TV sh … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Which Jesus Do You Follow? with Douglas Groothuis

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org.Historically, a cult splits off from established Christianity and “remakes” it in its own image. So, the word “cult” carries along with it some very negative connotations. The word, itself, is very condemnatory. You won’t easily find anyone who would eagerly admit to having joined a cult.When you think of someone who has joined a cult, you think of someone who has given up their rational abilities, being enslav … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 156: The Most Profound Principle of Prayer I Have Ever Learned

[display_podcast]This week, I have been reading a fascinating book of historical fiction entitled,The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas.As you will hear in this PODCAST, in the book, Douglas records a conversation between Marcellus, son of a Roman Senator who has fallen out of favor with Emperor Tiberias, and Marcellus’ slave, Demetrius. The conversation goes like this: 'Demetrius'—Marcellus swept the sky with an all-inclusive arm—'do you ever believe in the gods?''If it is my master's wish, … [Read more...]

WWUTT: The Thief Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy?

Many of the Bible stories and verses we think we know, we don't! When We Understand the Text is an internet-based video ministry committed to righting some of the wrong understanding of scripture, all while advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here's our latest video!In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Often, when this verse gets quoted, the thief is described as the devil.  But, that’s no … [Read more...]


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