Christ not only stood in stark contrast to his pagan Roman world, but he also stood in stark contrast to his pious Jewish world. He was utterly different in all of his teachings, practices, and motives. Are we?
Why is it that Jesus spoke more often about torment and the wrath of God than about Heaven? What does God the Son say about it?
If God wanted Christians to be isolated, He wouldn't have wired us for relationships. In fact, our need for relationship is part of how we are made in the image of God. So how does that relate to corporate worship? What is our God given responsibility to each other in the local church? Stephen tells us as he continues his series, “Upon This Rock".
How are we to live in a world full of disappointments fraught with unmet expectations, including relationships, things and accomplishments? Dr. Stephen Davey shares two items in today's study to help us do more than survive.
Jesus said in John 13:36 that our love for one another is unmistakable proof to the world that we belong to Him. But what does that look like in the assembly? How does it manifest itself on Sunday morning? Stephen brings us insight from Paul's letter to the Ephesian believers.
You have plenty of things to worry about in the jungle maze of your own life. What can consume you probably isn’t gonna be an anaconda, but something just as capable of swallowing whole your sense of joy and courage and trust . . . it’s a deadly serpent called ...
Church discipline is not only one of the least preached subjects in all the New Testament; it's also one of the least practiced. Stephen shows us why the absence of discipline has not only damaged our view of who we are, it has damaged our understanding of who God is.
You are not what you think you are; but what you think – you are. So one of the most profound questions you can ask someone else in the faith, is this, ...
Throughout this remarkable study of the local church, Stephen has exposed the self-serving mentality that has permeated American churches over the past few decades. In this final message, he challenges us to stop asking the question, "What can the church do for me?" and instead ask the question, "What can I do for the church?"
Dr. Davey says the problem didn’t start with us, or, our culture. It actually began at the beginning of human history. What in the world is he talking about which impacts and plagues your world daily?
There are two defining characteristics that separate the universal Church from every other organization, religion, and social group in the entire world. Stephen brings them to us in part 1 of his brand new series, “Upon This Rock".
Today there is a mass exodus from local churches. Two thousand years after Jesus Himself established the local church, Christians are beginning to question the relevance of it. Has it really become outdated? Stephen confronts that issue head on and reminds us why we belong.
Churches vary in so many different ways, don't they? They all have different musical preferences, forms of preaching, outreach ministries, and children's programs. Truly, local assemblies are as diverse as the people inhabiting them. But in this profound look at 1 Thessalonians 1, Stephen reminds us that amidst the diversity, there are a few characteristics every church should share in common.
"The popular view about fireflies was that they were the souls of deceased, unbaptized infants. Many thought ghosts manipulated human lives." Folks have many thoughts about the supernatural. Listen to Dr. Davey address this in our study today.
The more you discover about God, the more you come to appreciate the fact that He not only is, but must be - in order to be God - omnipresent, omni...