Sat, May 09, 2020
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 20 secs
Between Passover and Shavuot, or Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), YHVH brought Israel out of Egypt and brought them into a wilderness, where He gave them his Law and his teachings. They remained in that wilderness for 40 years. This teaching connects how “our wilderness time” IS connected to Pentecost. Some of you feel like you’re in a desert, a wilderness time of your lives. This sermon will encourage you and you’ll see how so many of the great men and women of scripture spent considerable time in the wilderness, where they grew and were prepared for greater deeds to come. WE are in our wilderness time right now. This sermon was originally given in June, 2012, after Pentecost (Shavuot) of that year. This time we’re playing it before Pentecost.
Sat, Jan 25, 2020
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 9 secs
First given in 2012, this ‘oldie-but-goodie’ will always be relevant - How effective could we be as the Body of the Messiah, if more of us had powerful, effective, answered prayer - and less of us had "hindered prayer"? Discover 7 things God's Word tells us hinder prayer.
Sat, Aug 08, 2015
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 22 secs
(Originally given 11/2010; re-posted 8/2015)
How do you view immigrants – whether they are here legally or illegally? How should you view them? America is a magnet for immigrants. Over 1 million legal immigrants are accepted into the USA each year. On top of that are millions more “undocumented workers or aliens” who cross our open borders each year. A couple Presidential candidates are making this a big issue. With all that going on, we felt this was a topic that deserves to be reposted on our site. What does God’s word say about borders, border guards, deportation, affirmative action and more? Does God favor the Jews? What color is God? How should we interact with people from other countries who speak other languages?
Fri, Sep 02, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 39 secs
Without being a partaker of God's own holiness we won't see God (Heb. 12:10, 14). There are many misconceptions about holiness. What does "holy" mean? Why is it important? Whose holiness counts? How does one become holy? Were there more than one messiah? Can someone unconverted be holy? Is God still filling His temple on earth with His glory? What's the meaning of the two kingdoms at war in Rebekah and what that means for us? Why Samson lost his strength when he broke one Nazirite vow but not when he broke the other Nazirite vows. Guarding and cherishing the holiness we've been given is the focus of the last third of the sermon.
Sat, Jul 02, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 28 secs
Though Jesus himself said "the poor you have with you always", the Eternal God has a plan that if followed, would result - in his own words - with nobody being poor. Listen to Father's loving words on how He views the poor. We also discuss "third tithe" briefly. Father provides clear opportunities for us to help the needy. How would you like to lend to God? Hear what He promises, when we help poor folks. This is not a "redistribution of wealth" sermon imposed by big government - but a sermon about what God in heaven says He will do for us if we follow His directions, especially when it comes to poor people.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 52 secs
(From March, 2009) By sundown of Passover day we may have our homes deleavened - but could we have missed the most important leavening still in our homes? Could we be entering the Feast of Unleavened Bread full of leavening? This is a timely and important topic about the most important deleavening we can do before the Passover.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 52 secs
(From March, 2009) One of my favorite heart-felt messages, delivered to a live audience in CA in 1989 but as current as ever. Use this as part of a pre-baptism or pre-Passover examination of how far we have truly overcome or changed since God called us. We explain how we do what we do because of what we are. We have to acknowledge what we are, repent and have God give us His new nature before real and permanent change occurs. Why does this make any difference? Repentance will take on a much more personal and much deeper meaning after this message.
Sun, Apr 10, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 42 secs
(From March, 2009) A helpful message for anyone contemplating baptism or wishing to review and recommit before Passover. Baptism is so much more than a ritual we go through. Why do we immerse people? How many types of baptisms are there? Also: "baptism of fire" and how that differs from the baptism of the Holy Spirit, overview of repentance, counting the cost, the Jewish mikvahs, who should baptize, and into what name are we baptized and much more.
Sat, Mar 05, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 46 secs
We examine many scriptures showing God regards sins of knowledge (knowing what we're doing is wrong) far more seriously than sins of ignorance, or unintentional sins. A good Pre-Passover examination. We discuss: how often in fact we sin with full knowledge of what we're doing; how to put the real leaven of sin out of our lives. Really overcoming sin, really changing. "Casual sin", sins done in defiance. We hope Passover means more after this message.
Sat, Feb 05, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 50 secs
You may realize that the Holy Spirit is called a "parakletos" four times in scripture. Plus, Jesus is called our "Advocate" in 1 John 2:1, which is also from the word "parakletos." But how about you and me? Be motivated, inspired and moved as you hear how we are also called to be a parakletos, if we are part of the body of Christ.