Series: A Father's Wisdom June 25, 2017 Scripture: Proverbs 23 Topic: The Heart, Wisdom, Salvation
Where would your sinful heart lead you this week if you did not place it in the hands of Jesus Christ today? The only safe place for your heart is in the hands of the Savior. “My Son, my daughter, give me your heart.”
In a world that calls us to live in the moment, I want you to hear the Word of God that says, “Surely there is a future!” Your life that God is giving to you right now comes in two very unequal parts: You have a very short life in this world and a very long life in eternity.
Series: A Father's Wisdom June 18, 2017 Scripture: Proverbs 23 Topic: The Heart, Wisdom, Salvation
The focus of hope for the person in the depth of sorrow, trying to put life together in the ruins and rubble of loss, is not the hope of God’s ultimate purpose, but his immediate presence. He is for you and he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
Series: For All Who Grieve: Light and Hope in Lamentations May 13, 2017 Scripture: Lamentations 5 Topic: Grief, Healing, Prayer
Series: For All Who Grieve: Light and Hope in Lamentations May 6, 2017 Scripture: Lamentations 3 Topic: Grief, Healing, Hope
Here is a difficult challenge to those who are grieving a loss: It is very easy to put on a ‘brave front,’ and then to determine that you will only do your weeping on your own. But God calls your brothers and sisters to weep with you. With whom will you share your weeping? Who will you allow, by the grace of God, to share in your sorrow and loss?
Series: For All Who Grieve: Light and Hope in Lamentations April 22, 2017 Scripture: Lamentations 1 Topic: Death & Dying, Grief, Hope
There is no condemnation for you in the future because it has already been dealt with by Jesus in the past! “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:1). We have passed from death to life!
Series: Crisis - Facing the Unexpected Scripture: Isaiah 38:18-22 Date: April 26, 2020 Preached at The Orchard, a multi-campus evangelical church in the Chicago, Illinois, area (https://theorchardefc.org) Additional resources: https://unlockingthebible.org/facingtheunexpected/
https://unlockingthebible.org/heavenbook Heaven, How I Got Here (the book) was inspired by the story of the thief on the cross, found in chapter 23 of Luke’s Gospel. In writing the book, Pastor Colin tried to imagine the thief looking back on the last day of his life on earth from the perspective of his new life in heaven. The story weaves together what we know from the Bible about the events of that day and views them through the eyes of the thief as he would have experienced them at the time, and as he can understand them now. If Jesus could save the thief a few hours before he died, there is lasting hope in Jesus, even for a person coming to the end of his or her life. Heaven, How I Got Here (the audiobook) is an exciting partnership between Unlocking the Bible and X3Media, two organizations passionate about reaching people with the gospel using contemporary media platforms. Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin and radio host and business partner Kevin McCullough were approached to record the 11,000 word audio version of Heaven, How I Got Here. The audiobook was recorded in New York City and is voiced by Stephen Baldwin. If you want to buy a copy of the book, audio book, or learn about the play, visit https://unlockingthebible.org/heavenbook. If you enjoyed this audiobook presentation, let us know in a comment and share the video with your friends so they can know the great mercy of Jesus for sinners.
Sermon: "Welcomed and Fed" Series: Snapshots of a Godly Life, Part 2 Read the transcript for this video here: https://unlockingthebible.org/2019/11/when-treasure-yours/ Read/Watch the full sermon here: https://unlockingthebible.org/sermon/joy-ministry-matters/
Series: Crisis - Facing the Unexpected Scripture: Isaiah 38:15-17 Date: April 19, 2020 Preached at The Orchard, a multi-campus evangelical church in the Chicago, Illinois, area (https://theorchardefc.org) Additional resources: https://unlockingthebible.org/facingtheunexpected/
Sermon: "Overcoming Evil with Steadiness" Series: Overcoming Evil Read the transcript for this video here: https://unlockingthebible.org/2019/07/christian,-recognize-short-term-uncertainty/ Read/Watch the full sermon here: https://unlockingthebible.org/sermon/overcoming-evil-steadiness/