Rank #1: Effective Prayers Because of a Righteous Life (Part 4)
If we desire to be overcomers in our battle with the Devil, we must be wearing the breastplate of righteousness, but how does righteousness shield us from the Devil? One thing the Devil fears about the righteous life of the believer is the effective prayers that they are praying.
Sep 18 2020
Rank #2: Romans 14 & Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Birthdays
How should we as Christians recognize (or not recognize) the holidays that are observed by the world? How should we view other Christians who hold a different view or take a different approach than we do on these matters?
Sep 16 2020
Rank #3: Putting On The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 3)
A righteous life is a vital part of our armor in our spiritual battle with the Devil. Good theology and abstaining from immorality isn’t enough; by God’s grace, we need a righteous life full of fruit and good works if we would win this fierce battle. “A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hands of God.” – Robert Murray McCheyne
0:00 – Introduction
4:25 – Don’t Stop at Imputed Righteousness
7:22 – No One Born of Again Lives a Life of Sin
10:02 – Everyone of us should be able to say that there is a way we were without Christ, and now we are different since we have Christ.
11:50 – We are not passive in our pursuit of holiness. Consider Romans 13.
16:40 – Outline – Four ways that righteousness is going to help you do battle with the Devil.
18:05 – 1. Putting on righteousness deals with the glory of God.
24:50 – John 15, abiding in Christ to bear good fruit.
39:48 – How is your testimony and witness before the world?
59:20 – Conclusion
Sep 15 2020
Rank #4: The Law Fulfilled in Christ (Matthew 5:19)
Tim considers what Jesus means in Matthew 5:19 when He says, “whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven…”
0:00 – Question on Matthew 5:19
3:55 – Considering the Context
9:35 – What is “the law” and “the prophets”?
13:19 – Jesus is not speaking of imputed righteousness.
17:23 – Under Moses, what were the greatest commandments?
20:37 – Some try to explain away certain commandments of the Old Testament.
29:43 – Considering the “golden rule” in Matthew 7.
34:30 – What terms does the Bible talk about a moral law?
36:30 – Romans 13:8, “owe no one, anyone, except to love each other”
39:11 – Is “love” a cheap word? Does love not have a good sound in some people’s minds?
40:48 – Consider love in John 13.
46:12 – Colossians 3:14 “put on love”.
47:43 – James 2:8, fulling the royal law.
51:20 – Romans Chapter 8 – practical righteousness.
57:30 – Where does it stop?
1:02:05 – The apostles spiritualize the Mosaic law.
1:04:50 – Observe the shadows in the fullness.
1:09:43 – Recognize that Christ came to fulfill the law and redeem a people whose lives will be filled with obedience because they are empowered by His Spirit.
1:12-11 – Closing with questions from those on the Zoom call.
Sep 13 2020
Rank #5: The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 2)
In our battle against the Devil, one of the essential parts of the armor is the breastplate of righteousness. If we’re going to make battle and wage war with the Devil, we must first make sure we’re robed with righteousness of Jesus Christ. If this is part of our armor, we can expect that the Devil will do all that he can to make us trust in our own righteousness.
Sep 09 2020
Rank #6: The Breastplate of Righteousness (Part 1)
In this series, we are considering the Christian’s call to battle, and in this message, we will start considering putting on the breastplate of righteousness. Imputed righteousness is an essential truth that the Christian must know and lay hold of when in the midst of spiritual warfare.
Sep 02 2020
Rank #7: Luke Hahn Follow Up Interview: Responding to People’s Comments
In 2018 we posted a video testimony of Luke Hahn testifying of the Lord’s goodness in saving his soul. This video was entitled, “God Had to Strip Me of Everything“. It received around 7,000 comments and in view of some of the unbiblical statements people made in the comments we wanted to make a response in the hopes of helping people. In this follow up interview, we asked Luke to respond to different comments that people made and to offer Biblical insight into those questions.
0:00 – Introduction
1:13 – “God Did Not Cause Your Accident”
6:02 – Suffering Comes at Different Points in Our Lives
8:38 – What is the Purpose of Your Pain and Suffering?
14:09 – If God is GOOD Why Does He Not Heal You?
22:00 – There is No A+B = Healing
29:04 – Praying for the Lord to Just Give Me the Ability to Not Have to Think About My Pain
32:24 – “Why Did You Leave the Catholic Church?”
43:42 – People Were Bothered by You Saying you Had a False Profession
47:10 – Why Do People Get So Upset When You Say You Were a False Christian?
50:33 – Luke Offers Encouragement to Parents Who Are Praying for Their Lost Children
Aug 31 2020
Rank #8: Where Are You?
After Adam’s sin, he was hiding in the garden, and the Lord said to Adam, “Where are you?” What about you? Are you trying to evade God? Get out in the open, stop trying to hide! Why get out? To be crushed by God? No! Get out to be saved by God’s kindness that is shown in the sending of His Son to die for sinners!
This clip is taken from the full sermon, “Where is Adam?“
How long have you lived in this world? How much longer do you think you’re going to be here? What have you done with your life? I mean, think. Think! What have you made of it? What’s your record? Are you happy with it? Are you proud of it? What are your achievements? What’s your secret life? What goes in your thoughts where nobody else sees? What’s the record? What’s the history of your mind? Your thoughts? Your imagination? Your heart? Where are you? Where? Where? Where? In every respect, where are you at? Come out of the hiding place and face the truth. You can’t avoid God.
That’s what Jesus did to that woman at the well. Come out of there! Come out into the open! Come out! I know all about you. Come out. You can’t evade Him. And you have to deal with Him. And if you don’t listen to Him in this life, you’ll have to listen to Him in death. Bring it out into the open. He is kind.
You see, men have wrong opinions about God. That’s the tragedy. Men are just convinced God is going to crush them. God is going to smash them. All you have to do is look to the cross to recognize… those words: “Adam, where are you?” God was speaking peace. Let me tell you, God was gracious to them. Were there consequences to their sin? Yes, there were, and there always are. But God showed them mercy.
And God calls us. And He calls to every one of us: Where are you? Where are you? Don’t hide from the only One who can put you right. Come to the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and come at once. You misread the cross if you think coming out of that hiding place is going to be to your detriment. Look at Christ groaning upon the tree and dying and rising again. You see, one of the Apostles somewhere did say: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. God loves sinners. And God speaks to sinners. He calls us out into the open. “Adam, where are you?” Where are you? Come out of the darkness of your sin and trust in Jesus Christ.
Aug 28 2020
Rank #9: Don’t Skip a Meal With Christ
Jesus Christ likens believing in Him to eating and drinking. Our bodies need food and drink to live, and likewise, our souls need Christ in order to live. And don’t forget, it’s better for your body to miss a meal of food than for your soul to miss a meal with Christ.
Watch the full sermon on YouTube here.
Aug 26 2020
Rank #10: Do I Need a Church to Grow?
How important is belonging to a church for growth in the Christian life? Can a Christian grow without meeting with other believers in the church?
Aug 24 2020