Much of the holy confusion abounding today has come about from a desire to get holy in a hurry. People would rather have a short lived experience than a long lived obedience. But there is no shortcut to sanctification, it is a lifetime of pursuit and persistence!
The Church is full of people who are sharing their dreams, visions, signs and supernatural encounters. They will not be held accountable to the Word of truth if it disagrees with their experience. We live in an era of Holy Confusion!
Why do you call yourself a Christian? Is it because you think it will help you get through difficult trials in life? Is it because it seems to be the cool thing to do? Or is it because you were a sinner in need of a Savior. Only by throwing yourself upon His grace alone for salvation can you experience the REAL power of God's salvation!
In the first year or two of Church history, Christians are writing positive messages on the walls and walkways in and around their cities due to the religion freedom they were given. But that freedom is about to leave. Persecution will reach the homes and churches of these believers and will test their faith like nothing else before. What will their message be now?
Stephen was called to die for his faith, which made him the first Christian martyr. But we are all martyrs -- even those of us who don't die for our faith. Jesus calls us to carry a cross and put to death our selfish ambitions and pride. So Christian living is all about learning how to die. What does this mean exactly? Luke tells us in Acts 7.
The Apostle Stephen will become the first Christian martyr in Church History. He isn't given time to say goodbye to friends and family; his isn't allowed to get his things in order; he is put to death on the spot. But Stephen was ready. His life had been dominated by the Holy Spirit and in this defining moment he would show the world just how powerful that Spirit was.
In this message Stephen takes us back in time to encounter the first disagreement ever recorded in Church history. Along the way we'll discover the answer to the question Christians have been asking for two thousand years: How should we respond to division in the body?
The Sanhedrin just doesn't get it. They witnessed Christ perform miracle after miracle and still concluded that His power came from the Devil. Now, as Christ's disciples are moving throughout Judea preaching boldly and performing the same miracles, these Jewish leaders are still trying to put an end to it! This is blindness at its finest.
The reputation of your church and of Jesus is whatever your reputation is. Is it one of integrity? Is it clean or is it off-color? Is it humble or is it power hungry and racing for another rung of the ladder? The church of the first century had fakes . . . but God saw to it that they didn't last long!
Stephen and Scott discuss questions phoned in by listeners. Please note that there is NO transcript available for this program. Due to production restraints, this program is a repeat of QA13 which originally aired November 2015.
Before sonograms, ultrasounds, 3D imaging, and years of scientific research, King David gives us an unparalleled glimpse into humanity's true womb.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God. When He came to earth 2,000 years ago, He set His omnipotence and splendor aside to wear the garb of humanity. He lived in meekness and died in meekness. But here in Revelation 5:8-10, Jesus reveals that He is also the Lion of the tribe of Judah. All Heaven bows down before Him. Earth will soon follow...
The beginning of Psalm 73 marked Asaph's darkest hour. The ending of the Psalm 73 marks his finest.
Books keep being written by people who have supposedly been to Heaven and back through near-death experiences. Are their accounts real? Do they agree with the Apostle John's account of his tour through the heavenly city? John is the only Divinely inspired witness we have . . . so let's put away the best sellers and see what John has to say about Heaven.