Christian Home & Family: Why The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Not A Checklist

If you’ve been in Christian circles for any length of time, you’ve heard a sermon or talk about the fruit of the Spirit. You’ve seen it on plaques in people’s homes, you’ve heard children’s songs about this list of virtues.Galatians 5:22 says – “the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.” Our human tendency is to take list of character qualities like that and make them into a checkl … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 4

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Let’s talk about God and morality. When we talk about the moral law, we have to first talk about its characteristics.What do I mean by its characteristics? Well, when we talk about the characteristics of physical objects, such as a glass of water, we recognize that it takes up space, it has a certain shape, it’s somewhat transparent, and it’s wet just to name a few of its characteristics.However, moral law i … [Read more...]

Ouxano 93: Getting More Out of the Epistles

[display_podcast] From Pastor Matt Tague, author of Read the Word: The Bible was written for you: In this week’s podcast, we look at some of the key elements to keep in mind when reading the New Testament Epistles and how to apply them to each of our lives. Remember, there is ONE correct interpretation - or original meaning - of what the apostle meant, but there can be MANY correct applications. One example comes from 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 –20 We are traveling together to guard against an … [Read more...]

Christian Home & Family: Why Having Your Kids Memorize Scripture Could DESTROY Them!

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE CHRISTIAN HOME AND FAMILY PODCAST, I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW GETTING YOUR KIDS TO MEMORIZE BIBLE VERSES MAY NOT HELP THEM, AND HOW IT COULD EVEN GO FARTHER TO DESTROY THEIR LIVES. Let me be clear. I LOVE the Bible. I believe it to be God’s word, divinely inspired, and profitable for our instruction, edification, and teaching. I can’t tell you how much I have grown because of the truths the scriptures contain. I read it every single day of my life.BUT, I also know, from pe … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 81: Life Purpose Coaching part 17 – Engaging in Warfare

[display_podcast] We have an enemy. He is not happy when we are involved in changing lives for the Kingdom of God.   He is hoping we will forget and succumb to him, but we know that “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”   Satan roams around like a lion “seeking whom he may devour”... notice it says “seeking”… not all of us have our heads in the sand. We have to be on our guard and walking in the presence of Jesus and not allow ourselves to be distracted by the noise of the … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Can We Be Moral Without God? with Frank Beckwith, part 3

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Before the Covenant of Noah, in the Old Testament, Cain killed Able. But, how did Cain know that it was wrong to kill his brother? God punished Cain, but there were no Ten Commandments, written law, nor covenant between man and God.Yet, he knew that it was wrong, without any “special revelation”.The point is that the natural moral law resides within each of us. The Bible assumes - from Cain and Able through … [Read more...]


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