What does God want from us? What kind of sacrifice is pleasing to the Lord? Must it be painful for us to offer our sacrifice?
August 07, 2022
Vanity of vanities; all is vanity. Is everything really a vanity and a chasing after wind?
July 31, 2022
God's life preserver has nothing to do with escaping what is to come. He has designed everything for you to be able to survive the Great Tribulation, not run from it.
July 25, 2022
THE PRE-EMINENCE OF CHRIST
Jesus is not simply a historical figure who lived some 2000 years ago. He is the exact representation of God. Anything you believe about God must be found in Jesus, or it is a faulty concept.
July 18, 2022
Spiritual heart surgery is more necessary than one might believe. The recovery rate and extended life as a result makes it all worthwhile.
July 11, 2022
Have you ever become angry over the way you were treated at a restaurant or grocery store or some other place of business? How we respond or react to our disappointment will reveal much about our character.
July 03, 2022
SLAVERY IS NORMAL
In our country, where freedom is cherished, exalted and honored, there are still multitudes who are enslaved. Any form of legalism is dangerous to the life of faith. It is a mistake, then, to think that we need laws, rules and regulations to make sure that a Christian remains a Christian.
June 26, 2022
2000 pigs were not able to contain what a single individual had held within his being. (a little longer than usual due to a beautiful five-minute hymn at the end.)
June 22, 2022
WHAT DOES GOD THINK?
What does God think of you and what you do? Are you constantly looking over your shoulder to see if you are about to be struck by a lightning bolt? In this brief (16 min.) encouraging message, you will discover something that many people are afraid to believe. I hope you will find something here to make you smile from the inside out.
June 14, 2022
A LACK OF FAITH
What is the difference between unbelief and a lack of faith? Does God require you to have faith in order for you to be healed? Is God obligated to perform according to your faith?
May 22, 2022
What does it take to be converted? How can we aid the process for someone to be converted to our beliefs? Should we even be trying? The apostle Paul gives us much understanding as we consider his life and teachings.
May 01, 2022
Have you lost hope? Has the world situation with all its uncertainty caused you to feel lost? Are you not sure of what it is that you are feeling in this time? This is common, but not necessary. There is a bigger picture than what we see directly in front of our eyes.
April 26, 2022
The resurrection of Jesus is the focal point of the Christian faith. Many in the course of history have tried to disprove the fact of Jesus being raised from the dead. If the resurrection did not happen as told, then our faith is useless and we are fools.
April 17, 2022
US AGAINST THEM
Division in our society is more marked today than ever before. Christians should not be a part of this division, but we are. Do we just accept this as that’s the way it will always be? Is there anything that can be done about this?
April 03, 2022
DEAD and ALIVE
The Bible shows us that Jesus has done all that we need in order to be right with God. There is nothing we can add to "IT IS FINISHED!"
March 27, 2022
TRIED BY FIRE
Bad stuff happens to both good people and bad people. We often want to know why it happened, what caused it; but that is not what we need to know. There is something far more important for us to understand about our struggles in this life.
March 21, 2022
THREE MEN on a MOUNTAIN
The story of the Transfiguration of Jesus is much more than just the glorification and approval of Jesus. It contains a valuable lesson for our understanding of the Bible.
March 13, 2022
Confession, according to its usage in the Bible, is a part of the wisdom of God. The wisdom of God is marked by a great variety of colors. It is likened to the facets on a cut diamond—no one single facet shows off the beauty and integrity of the diamond.
March 07, 2022
Have you ever been given an ABSOLUTE guarantee that the product or service you purchased will perform EXACTLY as promised? No. We get a guarantee that it will perform as promised or our money back, but there is no way the guarantee can cover any and all possibilities of failure from the moment of purchase. You are guaranteed that you will be satisfied—even if that means EVENTUALLY. God's guarantee is not like that.
February 27, 2022
1 Cor. 13 describes what love looks like. Since God is love, then we can gain an understanding of how God deals with us by applying these qualities to our image of the Father. One of those qualities in the love chapter is that love never ends. If God’s love never ends, then at what point of your rebellion will God finally give up and say, "That's it!! You're done!"
February 01, 2022
How is convincing someone they are a sinner considered to be good news? Does the gospel of Jesus really require that we convince someone that if they don’t repent, they are going to hell? Listen to find out what Jesus said was the good news.
January 25, 2022
Behold the man! We mainly focus on the divine nature of Christ. What about the humanity of Christ? How should we view that?
December 26, 2021
ONE AND DONE
Life would be much simpler if we only had to do things once, but that just isn't the way things work. EXCEPT concerning what Christ has accomplished for us, as us, on our behalf.
December 20, 2021
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
Decision-making does not have to be a gut-wrenching experience. We do ourselves a disservice by not practicing the simple steps outlined for us in Paul's letter to the Philippians.
December 14, 2021
I apologize for the technical difficulties. We used a new iPhone 13 to record, and there are some sound glitches which I have no idea how they got there or what to do about them. The old phone had video difficulties out of the box, which we never got fixed. Now I've got audio difficulties out of the box. HELP!!!
November 14, 2021
JESUS CHRIST, INTERCESSOR
"intercessor, advocate and pray" are each words that have taken on religious meanings quite apart from their original intent. Nonetheless, Jesus fulfills every aspect of each of them. Learn how these words are used and it may change the way you view your trials.
November 07, 2021
HOW MUCH MORE
Jesus is/was a contradiction to everything the Jews held dear. He is also a contradiction to every thing religion holds dear. He is SO MUCH MORE than all we can imagine.
October 31, 2021
WHEN I DIED, SIN DIED
The doctrines of GRACE are once again being maligned by those who do not understand. May this episode help someone to come to a better understanding of what God has done and is doing.
October 29, 2021
THE LITTLE GUY
The story of Zaccheus gives us clues about how to share the gospel. Jesus accepted Zaccheus before little Zack believed and repented.
October 29, 2021
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
We do not need to prove others wrong in order to prove that we are right. Let the powers that be hear your truth without criticizing or antagonizing.
October 28, 2021
GOD'S PLAN IS GOOD
Shall we receive good from God and not evil? (Job 2:10) A difficult concept for us to wrap our minds around.
October 26, 2021
GOD'S WORD TO MAN
What is your image or concept of God? Is He the angry old man in the sky throwing down lightning bolts on those who do not obey Him?
October 03, 2021
Our inheritance in the Lord is both a NOW and NOT YET reality.
September 20, 2021
TEACH US TO PRAY
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. Why? Didn't they already know how to pray? Wasn't prayer a part of normal Jewish life? There is much to learn from the answer Jesus gave them.
September 19, 2021
ENTICED BY LOVE
Some misguided people think that God wants us to know that He is angry with us for what we have done; but that is simply not true. The most famous verse in the Bible says otherwise.
August 08, 2021
THE UNITY OF DIVERSITY
Unity is not uniformity and uniformity does not necessarily produce unity. In our diversity, though, we can still be unified.
August 02, 2021
THE ANTICHRIST REVEALED
Many are looking for a singularly wicked individual they can identify as the antichrist. John may give us a different way of looking.
August 01, 2021
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
Humans have always attempted to put God in a box or a building through their theology or their architecture. The One who created the universe will not be limited by our thoughts or our buildings.
July 18, 2021
BEATIFIC VISION is the ability to see God. It has not been a common experience to this point, but God is changing that in this day. As we begin to see more clearly, we will see people who need to be loved rather than to feel condemned. We will see beyond their behavior or the way they look, and we will see them as God sees them.
June 29, 2021
20/20 vision is perfect natural vision, but it is not PERFECT vision. Being able to see as God sees will elevate your vision far above any man-made measurement.
June 13, 2021
When God asks questions, it is not because He doesn't know the answer. He is asking for our benefit—maybe to make us think a little deeper. This episode is also available as a video blog post: https://practicalbibleteaching.wordpress.com/2021/06/06/three-questions/
June 08, 2021
YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN
This podcast was captured from the video, warts and all. We had some technical difficulties, which caused comments that I left in the audio. Hope it doesn't distract too much. Thank you for listening.
May 30, 2021
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit? Certainly not to make us look silly.
May 23, 2021
Philip left a powerful revival in Samaria to go into the desert, because the Lord told him to. His obedience led to one of the longest revivals in history. We, too, can be led by the Holy Spirit in the same fashion.
May 02, 2021
The kingdom of heaven is not something in the far-off future for which we eagerly wait.
April 25, 2021