The Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, missionary exploitation, anti-Semitism. These have been stains on the reputation of the Church. Today let’s find out what really happened and learn how to answer these charges.
If Christ is real and he founded the church why has his church been so full of violence in its history? Great question! We are going to examine it today.
Our faith in Christ is unique. Every other religion is about escaping the earth and going off to heavenly realms forever and ever. The Bible has a very different picture. When God sent Christ into the world it was with this goal in mind – to renew all things.
A loving God would never send people to Hell, would he? Today, we are going to tackle this tough question for today’s Christian.
What is the result of this kind of life, the kind of life where one lives by the physical appetites, the kind of life where one boasts in shameful things, the kind of life where people live only for the moment? Paul says, “their end is destruction.”
Have you ever heard anyone say, “you Christians say Christ is the only way to God but isn’t the way a person lives more important that what he believes? Besides, I know many upright, moral people who are not Christians.” How would we answer them? Let’s learn today.
The Christian life is not just passing on what we believe but passing on how we live. It is not just orthodoxy, what we believe, but orthopraxy – how we live.
Is Jesus really the only way to God? What do we say to people when they tell us we are narrow minded bigots? Let’s listen today and learn together.
If you have a river constantly overflowing its banks you’ll get a swamp. But if you channel that river, focus it, and dam it up at certain places, you’ll get power. What kind of person do you want to be, a swampy person or a powerful person?
Can we really trust the Bible, that it is from God? Today we are going to learn five reasons why we can put our faith in this book and the God it describes.
A great man once said, “Paul had enough morality to keep himself out of trouble, but not enough righteousness to get himself into heaven!” What about you?
God wants to show you off to the world. He wants to say, “look at my children. These are my children that I have purchased.”
The irony of following Christ is that we ascend by descending. We go up by going down. We become exalted as we humble ourselves. We prepare for kingship by learning to be a servant.
Are you experiencing conflict in your life? Perhaps with your spouse or children. Maybe it is with other church members or someone at work. How do you want them to be toward you? How do you want them to act? What kind of attitude do you want them to have? Whatever it is, you must model it.
Some have said the God of the New Testament is a God of love and peace. I’ll follow that God and I won’t follow the God of the Old Testament who is mean and wicked. Many have tried that. But it won’t work. Let’s find out why today.