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Death Vanquished 04/13/14

What is the one Christian doctrine that can be boiled down to the single word “hope” and has the power to change our perspective on life and eternity? The essence of its theology is as mystical as it is practical and it is the sole reason why we have victory over death. Let’s discover the answer to this doctrine riddle!

1 Corinthians 15:1-7

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Recent Broadcasts

Who Can Forgive Sin? 04/06/14

Although the promises made on big billboards, clever TV ads and online popups are tempting, we often learn the hard way that many of them are simply false advertising. We’ll learn how Jesus substantiated the claims he made about himself and find out how his miracles silenced those who questioned his divinity.

Matthew 9:1-17

Jesus, Storms and Demons 03/30/14

Dr. Boice teaches from Matthew’s account of Jesus calming the stormy sea. The story is a perfect depiction of the Incarnation – Jesus as fully God and fully man. Exhausted and sleeping one minute and controlling the forces of nature the next, Jesus takes the staring role in this miracle account that sounds like a scene right out of an action movie!

Matthew 8:23-34

The Cost of Discipleship 03/23/14

Most people love the feeling of getting tasks checked off of their “to do” list. But spiritual discipleship isn’t simply a chore that can be checked off a list or put off until tomorrow. It’s a job for today and every day. It’s a duty that is foundational to the Christian life. Dr. Boice discusses this important concept in a challenging message entitled, “The Cost of Discipleship.”

Matthew 8:18-22

Jesus and Disease 03/16/14

If you grew up attending Sunday School, then you probably remember the old flannel graph depictions of Jesus’ miracles. Sick person is placed on the board. Flannel Jesus cut-out enters the scene. Sick figure is replaced with healed version of the same character. End of story, right? Dr. Boice explains why physical healing is actually just the very beginning!

Matthew 8:1-17

Two Ways Only 03/09/14

The Gospel is simple to understand, but not easy to accept. Scripture tells us that the road to Heaven is narrow, but do you ever wonder why so many people seem to miss the road altogether? Dr. Boice explains how apathy, false teaching and hypocrisy are often at the root of unbelief. We'll learn how to protect our hearts from these three culprits.

Matthew 7:13-29

Christians and the World 03/02/14

Though we may never verbally admit to not trusting God, the way we live speaks volumes. And our lack of faith is often most clearly revealed in our finances. You may not consider worrying about money to be the equivalent of telling God, “I don’t trust you,” but that is exactly what Dr. Boice proposes that it is.

Matthew 6:19-7:12

The Practice of True Religion 02/23/14

When we think of “practicing religion,” we tend to envision a list of obligations- give to the poor, pray, fast, read Scripture, and so on. But the Pharisees in the New Testament fulfilled all of these requirements and Jesus still referred to them as hypocrites. Today we’ll learn how God’s definition of religion is often different from our own.

Matthew 6:1-18

Ethics of the Heart 02/16/14

Laws are made to govern societies and maintain order in human relationships. But man-made laws can only address outward actions and assign consequences for those actions. God’s law, however, addresses the heart. Learn how Jesus took the historic idea of Hammurabi’s Code and flipped it upside down.

Matthew 5:21-47

The Fulfilling of the Law 02/09/14

We have bookshelves full of self-help guides to try to fix our own problems. We ask teachers, preachers and politicians to try to fix society’s issues. The bottom line, though, is that there is no “cure” for sin outside of the Gospel. If we really want to be fixed, we must turn to the Word of God.

Matthew 5:17-20

The New Humanity 02/02/14

We spend our lives in the pursuit of happiness, but according to Scripture, there’s a big difference between being happy and being blessed. Blessings come from knowing God’s commands and obeying them!

Matthew 5:1-16