When we tell the Christmas story we almost never talk about these two giants of the faith. There's so much we can learn about our faith from the story of these two saints. Join us as we explore the short encounter between an old man, an old lady, and the Creator in infant form.
What happens when you die? An awesome question. Most of us avoid it. Sometimes we listen to some well-meaning preacher or friend who gives us their opinion, but what do they know? It's dangerous to stake your entire eternity on misinformation. There is only one Expert, the Lord Jesus. Let's hear what He has to say about the subject.
During the month of December, we will be giving away copies of my Christmas CD, Christmas on the Keys, while supplies last. This is one hour of the most relaxing instrumental Christmas you'll hear anywhere. We meet at the Prunedale Senior Center on Prunedale North Road at 10 AM. Here's the introduction to the CD.
At the end of the day, after the malls, the shopping, the traffic, the parties, cooking and cleaning, when the weariness from the empty hype of the season has taken its toll, you ask yourself, “what’s it all about?”
On this album, you'll find no Santa, no reindeer, no trees, no candy canes. You'll find a starry night, a lowly manger, shepherds and angels, and a Babe who is called Immanuel. Pour yourself a cup of cocoa, find an easy chair and listen to Christmas as it was meant to be.
After Jesus fed the five thousand and walked on the water He taught the people about the Bread of Life. This is one of the hardest sections of scripture to understand. In this teaching, we break it down, analyze it and make sense of it. There are some golden nuggets in this passage. Digging for gold is hard work but worth the effort.
How deep is your faith in God? Before you answer that question you might want to listen to this sermon. On one of the spectrum are the spiritual brats - who will only love God if He answers their prayers the way they want. On the other end of the spectrum are the spiritual giants, whose faith in God causes Him to do _____, sorry, I'm not going to tell. You'll have to listen to find out.
Have you ever met someone and wondered if that was a coincidence, or did God set that up? Truly there are these divinely-inspired moments, and there are more of them than we realize. Today we explore one such encounter with Jesus and the Woman of Samaria. In this passage, we learn many principles of witnessing. Too often we make witnessing a painful process that often comes across as phony. Letting God direct the conversation is so much better.
So turn in your Bible to John chapter 4 and let's learn about a divine appointment.
John 3:16 is probably the most famous bible verse ever. The command to be Born Again is equally well known. This concept has been laughed at, scorned, misused (ever hear of "born again hair"?) and embraced for centuries. How you respond to this message is a matter of Life and Death (spiritually, that is). It's simple to understand but difficult to embrace. So take a listen and then ask yourself, "Am I born again, and if not, why not".
In John chapter 2 we read of Jesus and his disciples going to a wedding. We also read how Jesus went to Jerusalem and caused a riot in the temple when he formed a whip and tore the place up, Yelling "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise." Two seemingly unrelated stories yet they give us the pattern for a truly powerful prayer meeting.