One of the most powerful illustrations of Christian living is found in Isaac's willingness to let his father, Abraham, sacrifice him in obedience to God. From his example we learn the difficult truth that Christianity is all about stepping up to the altar.Â
In Romans 12:1 the Apostle Paul reminds believers that you can't have the glory of the Gospel without the grit of the Gospel. Here is Christianity . . . uncensored.
Job lost his family, his estate, his friends, his health, and his reputation in a matter of hours. But he isn't the only person who suffered in this story. Behind the scenes his wife also lost her kids, her home, her reputation, and her security. Mrs. Job only makes a brief appearance in Job 2:9-10, but it's enough to open our eyes to the silent and lonely pain experienced by secondhand sufferers.
In a matter of thirty-nine seconds, Job lost his money, his possessions, his livestock, and even his children. He is sorrowing over his loss . . . and for good reason. But he is not the only one sorrowing over a loss. Satan, who was convinced that Job would respond to the torment by cursing God, watched in agony as Job fell down on his face and worshiped God instead.
In the quest for answers to life's difficult questions, we discover that the search for strength and security eventually leads us to the foot of the throne. Hope in the valley and peace in the storm can only be found only in the Sovereign God who rules and reigns over all.
As David wrote in Psalm 33, when we consider the heavens and earth, it should lead to the reverence of our awesome God. He created the planets, stars, the sun, and every galaxy, each with a specific purpose. In this tour of the heavens, Pastor Davey illuminates the meticulous and miraculous scientific details of the earth and heavenly bodies, reminding us that amid all God's breathtaking creation, He knows and cares for us even more.
The Bible happens to be the original Jungle Book. God created all things, from the tiniest bug to the hugest dinosaurs--and He made them all on the same day He made Mankind. Initially, all creatures lived in harmony with each other and with humans (all herbivores!). At the fall, all of creation was affected, even the animals, which would now fight over food and for their lives. Studying these creatures, specifically dinosaurs as described in the book of Job, shows us how magnificent God is, how small we are, and how solid our confidence in our Creator can be.
Evolutionists believe that humans are the result of an accident...billions of years of randomness resulting in the fascinating intelligence of the human body. From the human eye (which confounded Darwin himself) to minute cellular structures, we see the workings of our Creator God through every intricate detail of our body. This lesson explores attributes of human DNA and how it conclusively reveals meticulous design and function. We are not merely an accident. God created us with--and for--a purpose.
Stephen warns us in this message that sin never keeps its promise and lust never pays off in the end. So run from the deeds of darkness and don't leave a forwarding address!
Do you believe that God is in control of natural disasters--every hurricane, tsunami, and tornado? In His sovereignty, God commands and controls the entire natural world, just as He ordains each moment of our lives. It's a comfort to know that nothing is by accident. Even when our life and circumstances look and feel chaotic, God has everything under control. And, as we learn in this message, natural disasters have much to teach us about living out our faith in the all-powerful Creator.