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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.
Sat, Feb 05, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 27 secs
It seems with everything going on that a lot of people - once again - are saying we must be in the last 7-8 years before the Messiah lands on the Mt. of Olives. This sermon analyzes that sentiment, reviews the ancient history of the animosity between Israel and the Arab community, what our priorities should be, and what a good watchman is doing, and more.
Wed, Jan 05, 2011
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 50 secs
"My beloved son/daughter- in whom I am well pleased". Do you think that would ever be said of you or me? Can we ever really please perfect Yahweh? Or is He a hard-to-please Father? We hope you'll feel encouraged as you hear how God's children make it their aim to please Him, and how they accomplish that goal.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 35 secs
Last time I discussed - the forgotten gift - God's righteousness imputed to His children by faith. How do we live in that righteousness? How do we evidence the fruit of His life in us? I discuss the implications of being part of His perfect body; how you and I must witness to His resurrection, even almost 2,000 years after the fact.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010
This is one of the most important messages I've ever given. We all know about God's grace and receiving His forgiveness for our sins. But then what? Going forward, even WITH God's Spirit, will we be judged by our righteousness? Even with the Holy Spirit, Paul said HE kept failing (Romans7). What's the answer? We must be righteous, for the unrighteous won't be in the kingdom of God. But whose righteousness alone is good enough for the kingdom? God offers a gift many believers have not fully received. Experience the joy of His salvation that comes when we truly understand this great gift - while avoiding the two ditches: the ditch of legalism or the ditch of license to disobey Yahweh's ways.
Fri, Oct 15, 2010
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 36 secs
We see environmental extremes: corporations exploiting God's creation-and then others practically worshiping the earth and its creatures. As a child of the Eternal God, what are our responsibilities to God's earth, the environment and to His creation? What does Yahweh have to say about animals, land, seas and rivers, and His earth? We pray this message will make the rounds among children of God and help us all be better stewards over His creation without going to the extremes of some environmental activists. We end with tips on what we can be doing now.
Sun, Aug 15, 2010
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 54 secs
Most people set their hearts on something or someone. Have you thought about what, or who, your life is set on? Have you ever "reset" what which you've set your life on? Are our hearts set on the right One and the right end result? Why is this important? What does scripture say about setting ourselves, and setting our hearts? Individually and as children of the Highest, it's time to set or reset ourselves to do and to be what we've been called to do and to be.