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The Lord, He Is God! 06/11/17

The existence of God may be argued for, but God is the one who must prove Himself. That means different things for different circumstances. In Elijah’s case it was a supernatural fire initiated by God.

1 Kings 18:30-40

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I Have Had Enough, Lord 06/25/17

Is it right for Christians to feel that I have had enough of life, to say “I quit”? Since they have all the spiritual blessings from Heaven in Jesus, can they honestly need more? Well Elijah was a great man of God who said to God, “I have had enough.”

God’s Fire-Keeper 06/18/17

Prayer is simply one of the most important, yet neglected and difficult exercises and privileges in the Christian life. Elijah was a great man of prayer and he persisted in doing it with great endurance. It was an endurance that was answered by God.

The Lord, He Is God! 06/11/17

The existence of God may be argued for, but God is the one who must prove Himself. That means different things for different circumstances. In Elijah’s case it was a supernatural fire initiated by God.

No God But God 06/04/17

Historically there has been much discussion about whether the existence of God may be proven. Some think it is possible, while others remain doubtful. One thing is certain though, that there remain many arguments on each side of the debate.

The Real Troublemaker 05/28/17

In our day, any person who is, in anyway, connected with conflict is viewed as a troublemaker or intolerant. This is nothing new. People who choose to follow God will inevitably run into conflict and false accusations.

Look, Your Son Is Alive! 05/21/17

God is the one who gives life, but He also takes it away. Often lives are taken without an explanation. This is one of the most difficult issues we as humans have to face. What is the best way to respond?

Daily Bread, Saving Grace 05/14/17

Taking food from poor widows is not an act that usually deserves praise. Although in Elijah’s case, that very act actually does warrant some praise. Elijah did not just take all the food the widow had, but Elijah asked for and received it, in obedience to God.

A Man Just Like Us 05/07/17

Elijah was a great man of prayer. The Lord used him to bring about many miracles in his day. In the New Testament it says that he was just like us, but how can this be? We do not typically see miracles happening, as they did for Elijah, so how is what James said true?

Jeremiah Q&A with Dr. Ryken 04/30/17

After a long study in a book of the Old Testament, such as the book of Jeremiah, it can sometimes be difficult to gauge what are some of the most important and vital things to recall. Today’s program is special in that we have finished our verse-by-verse summery of Jeremiah and we will speak with Bible teacher Dr. Philip Ryken in an attempt to hear his reflections on the importance of the book of Jeremiah.

How Deserted Lies the City 04/23/17

Babylon caused Israel many problems in their time together, but Israel was not without blame. It was their sin that drove them into exile, out of the presence of God. There isn’t a much worse predicament that someone can get themselves into than being cast out of the presence of the Lord.

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! 04/16/17

The worst of nations tend to be arrogant, violent, and wasteful. This usually happens at the serious expense of the detriment of others. This was Babylon-the-Great’s character, but it was not permitted to persist forever.

Full Atonement! Can It Be? 04/09/17

Often it seems as if the proud always tend to get their way. Their boasting and insubordinate attitude often seems to be the last word. This was not the case for the Babylonians.

Most High Over All the Earth 04/02/17

Even in the most difficult Old Testament passages, the eternal victory of God in Christ is made manifest. There are many enemies of the cross of Christ, but who is willing to take him at his word?

The Pride of Life 03/26/17

Pride is self-serving. It has a long history of inflicting pain on others, and thereby, bringing about the destruction of many relationships. Unfortunately, it is one of the most subtle, and negative dispositions the human heart produces.

God of all Nations 03/19/17

Understanding how God works from both within and from outside world history can be a perplexing issue. It can be so on many levels, philosophically and theologically or practically and experientially. The bottom line is that God is the God of all world history.

Attempt Small Things for God 03/12/17

Who does not want great things or to the opportunity to do great things in this life. The scribe Baruch found out that not everyone is called to a life of social prominence. We too are likely to find that out, but how can we best respond to this likely truth?

The King or the Queen? 03/05/17

Do you believe that everyone was created for worship? What kind of activities do you believe accurately depicts worship? Do you think that you are susceptible to idolatrous worship? If not, why?

A Fatal Mistake 02/26/17

Decision making is something universal within the human experience. How is it that a Christian is supposed to find wisdom and answers in a world that provides so many options? This question is not new to humanity’s situation in the world, but has been around for quite some time.

A Remnant Chosen by Grace 02/19/17

God always provides for his people. In dangerous times, as in times of peace, God gives his people the blessings of the good life. If you belong to God, God will always take care of you. He will provide the work, clothing, home, and food you need to live.

Brands from the Burning 02/12/17

What would the church be like if Christians understood that this post-Christian culture is about to be set aflame by the wrath of God? What would our witness be like if we saw the spiritual condition of unsaved family and friends as it actually is? What if we accepted personal responsibility and helped snatch them from the fire?

A Private Audience 02/05/17

When you suffer, it should not come as a surprise, especially if you suffer for the sake of Christ. However, alongside the pain do you sense His compassion? Do you experience the sympathy of the Holy Spirit to comfort you in grief?

In and Out of the Cistern 01/29/17

News of divine judgment is never pleasing to hear. In the prophet Jeremiah’s day, speaking this message cost him some significant time in a cistern or what we know as a pit. This raises the question of, “How much are we willing to suffer for the sake of staying true to God’s message?”

Benedict Jeremiah? 01/22/17

True followers of Christ are never half-hearted. His real disciples embrace God’s Word and all it teaches. You will not become the pure bride of Christ by flirting with the Gospel. You must listen, believe, and live out the Word of God.

Book Burning 01/15/17

Do you think about why the word of God has power? The pages of scripture reflect the personality and experiences of each of the authors. And the endurance of the Bible attests to remarkable, at times miraculous, preservation. But while Satan works to prevent the production, translation, and proclamation of God’s Word, he completely and utterly fails. That’s because the ultimate author is the Holy Spirit.

Promise Keepers 01/08/17

There is a stark contrast between promise-breaking and promise-keeping. Promise-keeping means keeping your word, no matter what. So with that in mind, when we do make a promise, it should be about something that matters.

The Emancipation Revocation 01/01/17

Breaking a covenant promise is a serious thing. Whether it’s between two friends, a business partner, or our spouse, we’re really breaking a promise to God. When we do that, we bring on God’s rebuke. And when we repent, we gain forgiveness and mercy.

The Failsafe Kingdom 12/25/16

If you were to ask the average person what they think about God – someone at your office, or in your classroom, or a friend in your neighborhood – most likely the word on the street is that God has failed. A quick look around at the very real problems in the world – poverty, war, disease, corruption – all tell a story of decline. And if that was the whole story, we’d likely agree, God has failed. But that’s not the whole story.

While Shepherds Watch Their Flock 12/18/16

The promise of the Old Testament is for a savior. We see it in Genesis, Exodus, and Isaiah. And through the reminder of weddings, thanksgivings, and even farming, it’s also shown to us in the book of Jeremiah.

Pardon for Sin & a Peace that Endureth 12/11/16

Many people just want what they deserve – at least they think they do. Until they stop and examine their good deeds and see that even those acts do not measure up. And if truth be told, what they really deserve is punishment not reward.

Is Anything too Hard for God? 12/04/16

Nothing is too hard for God. He has the power to conquer your sin, save the lost, heal broken relationships, bless your work and your family. But the question is, do you believe it?

Is Anything too Hard for God? 12/04/16

Nothing is too hard for God. He has the power to conquer your sin, save the lost, heal broken relationships, bless your work and your family. But the question is, do you believe it?

Buyer's Market 11/27/16

Jeremiah was a praying prophet. Whenever he had a crisis, when he needed guidance, when he was worried about the future, his soul cried out to the Lord. That is because he knew his God.

The New Covenant 11/20/16

Jeremiah speaks of God making a new covenant with his people…but what exactly is a covenant, and why would God even need to make a new one? More importantly, what does that mean for us?

Rachel, Dry Your Tears 11/13/16

Sorrow is part of life. In fact, Jesus himself said that his followers would face trials, grief, and losses of all sorts. That doesn’t exactly sound like good news, now does it?

Messiah in the City 11/06/16

Have you ever looked at the great cities in our world and thought that they weren’t really that great? Did you ever think that the city was a place where God was not? Well, after today’s lesson, you might change your mind.

And Ransom Captive Israel 10/30/16

We often think of the Old Testament prophets as harbingers of terrible news. But that wasn’t always the case. Sometimes their message of impending judgment was followed by a message of hope.

The Best Made Plans 10/23/16

Do you ever wonder what God is up to? Of course! We all do. But how do we avoid that wonder turning to fear and doubt?

Seek the Peace & Prosperity of the City 10/16/16

“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Does this describe you? Are you looking for hope and a future?

A Yoke of Iron 10/09/16

God is a righteous judge, and that means that anyone who doesn’t repent of their sin will be fitted with a yoke of iron! Not exactly the happiest of messages, but it is one the prophet Jeremiah was told to preach.

No Easy Yoke 10/02/16

Does the evening news scare you? Are you afraid of war, terror, or evil governments? Believe it or not, Jeremiah has a lot to teach us about who really is in control of the world powers.

Delivered from Death 09/25/16

Have you ever felt like you were put on trial by your friends or family members because of your faith? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Take from My Hand This Cup 09/18/16

If God offered you a cup of wine, would you drink from it? What if it were the cup of His wrath?

Two Baskets of Figs 09/11/16

In Jeremiah chapter 24, the prophet sees a strange vision: Two Baskets of Figs. One was full of the best figs in the land, and the other wasn’t even fit for dogs to eat.

Lament for a Ministry 09/04/16

We hear people claiming to speak the will of God all the time. But do you know how to identify a false prophet?

The Righteous Branch 08/28/16

We have heard of Jesus as Lord, and even as the Good Shepherd. But what does it mean that He is the Righteous Branch?

Second Honeymoon 08/21/16

Ever wondered what an ancient book like Jeremiah could teach you about marriage? Believe it or not, it can actually teach you the importance of having a Second Honeymoon.

A Royal Disaster 08/14/16

Do you know anyone who plans in waiting until later in life to think about God and spiritual things? Are you like that?

Dark Night of the Soul 08/07/16

Have you ever done what God told you to do, but then doubted Him because what you thought would happen… didn’t? If so, don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Vessels of Wrath 07/31/16

No one can fully understand the ways of God. But does that mean we have the right to question His decisions about whom He saves and whom He destroys?

In the Potter's Hands 07/24/16

Have you ever questioned God for shaping your life the way He has? If He is the potter and we are the clay, then we have the right to do so, don’t we?

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