Skip to main content
Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope

By Phillip Manning

Clear Scriptural teaching from the heart of a seasoned Pastor. Beacon of Hope is designed to give us instruction, assurance and hope from the one never changing source: God’s Holy Word!
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

The Opportunity of a Little Strength - The Churches Revealed
The Opportunity of a Little Strength - The Churches Revealed
Though their strength was “little”, the church of Philadelphia had an opportunity that was great.
40:50
February 05, 2023
The Wisdom of God’s Delay - Corinthians
The Wisdom of God’s Delay - Corinthians
When God would not allow Paul to go to Asia the answer was not “no” it was “not now”. God sometimes takes us in what seems like an indirect way to get to what He has allowed to be in our heart.
49:56
February 02, 2023
God’s Economy - The Godliness of Good Bookkeeping
God’s Economy - The Godliness of Good Bookkeeping
Obedience compels us and Charity empowers us to do all things decently and in order.
08:10
January 31, 2023
Vessels
Vessels
The Word of God instructs us on how to possess our vessel In sanctification and honour.
52:03
January 30, 2023
The Most Important Day in History
The Most Important Day in History
A Biblical and thoughtful consideration of the trial and Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ.
40:19
January 29, 2023
God’s Economy - Savings
God’s Economy - Savings
Savings is not just a good idea. It is part of living wisely according to God’s Economy.
09:29
January 28, 2023
The Churches Revealed - Sardis
The Churches Revealed - Sardis
What everyone thought the church at Sardis was and what it actually was were two different things. They desperately needed to accept the truth about themselves. Very applicable Bible truths for our own selves.
49:41
January 26, 2023
God’s Economy- Generosity
God’s Economy- Generosity
Generosity is not the exclusive domain of those with a lot of resource and ability. Generosity is the privilege and opportunity of every person no matter how limited they may be In ability and resources.
07:25
January 24, 2023
The Nations of Them Which are Saved
The Nations of Them Which are Saved
We are saved from the power of sin, the penalty of sin and one day will be from the presence of sin.
46:02
January 23, 2023
The Realities and Implications of the Resurrection
The Realities and Implications of the Resurrection
The reality of the Resurrection is the chief cornerstone doctrine of our Christian faith!
37:57
January 22, 2023
God’s Economy - Worshipping God with our Resources
God’s Economy - Worshipping God with our Resources
We have a great opportunity to express worship (worthiness) toward God in the day by day handling of our resources, responsibilities and relationships.
06:23
January 21, 2023
Amazed to be an Apostle - Corinthians
Amazed to be an Apostle - Corinthians
The Apostle Paul never got over the wonder of being forgiven and used of the Lord Jesus Christ!
39:35
January 19, 2023
God’s Economy - The Avoidance of Debt
God’s Economy - The Avoidance of Debt
Our loving Heavenly Father desires for us to live a truly free life in Him. Debt is one of the things which can greatly hinder that freedom.
10:31
January 17, 2023
A True Token
A True Token
Hebrews 1- and Joshua 2 paint in vivid detail perhaps the most unlikely person to be named in the “Hall of Faith”.
39:20
January 16, 2023
Four Points of Conflict
Four Points of Conflict
The heart, soul, mind and strength are named by Jesus as the points at which we are to love God wholly. It is Scriptural and reasonable that these are the exact points of our adversary’s attack.
54:25
January 15, 2023
God’s Economy - Meritocracy - Earning What You Get
God’s Economy - Meritocracy - Earning What You Get
In God’s economy, diligence is rewarded and slothfulness or laziness is punished
10:01
January 14, 2023
Thyatira- The Churches Revealed
Thyatira- The Churches Revealed
The first convert in Philippi was a Lady from Thyatira. This church had five positive things that pleased God and one major problem that had to be addressed.
59:59
January 12, 2023
God’s Economy - Stewardship
God’s Economy - Stewardship
The first in an eight episode series. Learn God’s design for the economy of our lives. Brief episodes to stir us up to a Biblical approach to the management of our living.
07:51
January 10, 2023
Real Holiness, Right Relationships
Real Holiness, Right Relationships
True Bible holiness is not a source of strife but rather the fountainhead of true Charity
49:42
January 09, 2023
The Heart of the Problem
The Heart of the Problem
Israel’s cycle of disobedience, Revival and then disobedience again was caused by three major issues revealed in II Kings 17. Listen to learn what they are and how to avoid them in our lives.
47:41
January 08, 2023
Those Twelve Years - A Friday Musing
Those Twelve Years - A Friday Musing
The opportunity of giving the “early” part of our life and our living should be eagerly seized by every believer
05:58
January 06, 2023
Charity, Clarity and the Need of Distinct Speech - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today.
Charity, Clarity and the Need of Distinct Speech - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today.
“Follow after Charity” begins I Corinthians 14. Tongue (languages as defined by Scripture) was a hot topic because of the carnality and pride of the Corinthians even as it is with many today. God’s purpose is the spread of the Gospel and the edifying of His churches.
57:20
January 05, 2023
A New Person
A New Person
A new start, a new power and a new destination are for those who are “In Christ “.
37:08
January 02, 2023
A New Covenant
A New Covenant
Written in blood, written on the heart and written forever! The covenant of God is a great blessing and security for His people!
41:06
January 01, 2023
A New Nation
A New Nation
God birthed the nation of Israel to be a peculiar people unto Himself.
47:46
December 29, 2022
How Do You Handle a Gift?
How Do You Handle a Gift?
Four key Biblical precepts for properly handling any gift and God’s “unspeakable gift” in particular are clearly presented in this message
28:48
December 26, 2022
The Reason for the Birth
The Reason for the Birth
There is a definite Biblical reason given for Jesus’ birth, our natural birth and our spiritual birth.
36:60
December 25, 2022
Pergamos - The Churches Revealed
Pergamos - The Churches Revealed
The Word of God is the answer for a church with deep rooted doctrinal problems located where “Satan Dwelleth”
54:50
December 22, 2022
The Context of Charity
The Context of Charity
I Corinthians 13 is bracketed by two verses which guide us into a Biblical understanding of the purpose of this great chapter on Charity.
47:40
December 19, 2022
What not To Lose When You Are Losing
What not To Lose When You Are Losing
Encouragement from the Word of God to realize that times and seasons of loss are a part of life for all of us but it is vital that we do not lose some Biblical things when we are losing.
46:29
December 18, 2022
Smyrna - The Churches Revealed
Smyrna - The Churches Revealed
Jesus’ description of Himself is the Prescription for each of the seven churches’ need. To Smyrna He was “the first and the last”. “He that was dead and is alive”
45:15
December 15, 2022
What Every Church Needs
What Every Church Needs
An overview of the seven churches of Revelation gives us specific things that every church needs to be pleasing to Christ
53:04
December 12, 2022
The Churches Revealed - Ephesus
The Churches Revealed - Ephesus
The seven churches of Asia in Revelation are revealed in the light of their relationship to the One whose churches they are.
56:33
December 08, 2022
The Effect of Belief
The Effect of Belief
The Bible is fully effective in the lives of those who receive it as the Word of God and not the word of man
53:26
December 05, 2022
Faithful to the Faith
Faithful to the Faith
At the end of his life’s ministry Paul said he had kept THE faith. Not just his faith but THE faith which was once delivered.
32:56
December 04, 2022
As It Is In Truth
As It Is In Truth
How we approach the Bible greatly affects how significantly the Bible will be used in our lives. The Bible reveals to us how to approach the Bible so that we may live in the fullness of the Bible.
06:01
December 03, 2022
A History Changing Message
A History Changing Message
After years of languishing in neglect and decay, the second temple was completed and God’s people revived because of a message given to Haggai the prophet.
48:10
December 01, 2022
Realities and Understanding of Spiritual Gifts
Realities and Understanding of Spiritual Gifts
The purpose and procedure of God giving gifts to His people
59:59
November 28, 2022
A Scriptural Understanding of Communion
A Scriptural Understanding of Communion
The Lord’s supper or Communion is a sacred part of church life. It must neither be taken lightly or turned into a ritual.
46:28
November 27, 2022
Distinction and Devotion
Distinction and Devotion
God has a specific purpose in His creation of man and woman. Each is needed and each is valued in His economy
54:23
November 24, 2022
The Upward Way Of Raising Children
The Upward Way Of Raising Children
God continually brings us “up” and if we are to influence our children, whether young or adult, in a godly manner we must learn to bring them “up”.
58:20
November 21, 2022
The Biblical Pattern of the Family
The Biblical Pattern of the Family
God has always given patterns to His people to instruct them in the good and right way. This is true in the matter of family as well as faith.
54:40
November 20, 2022
God’s “Beware” Signs
God’s “Beware” Signs
Starting in Matthew 7 there are 11 specific “Beware” signs our Heavenly Father puts on display to keep His people from damage and destruction.
54:02
November 17, 2022
My Shepherd
My Shepherd
Than God Jesus is not only the Great Shepherd but every believer can accurately say, He is MY SHEPHERD
53:25
November 14, 2022
A Biblical Expose’ on the Double Minded Man
A Biblical Expose’ on the Double Minded Man
The seriousness, cause and cure of being “double minded” is clearly explained from the Scripture
53:09
November 13, 2022
Thoughts on Thankfulness - A Friday Musing
Thoughts on Thankfulness - A Friday Musing
There is a great richness and reward in living a life of thanksgiving springing from a heart of gratitude!
09:30
November 11, 2022
Dr Jon Jenkins - A Right Request, A Wrong Response
Dr Jon Jenkins - A Right Request, A Wrong Response
Seemingly innocuous excuses carry a significant weight when offered as reason to not accept the offer of the King.
59:59
November 10, 2022
Dr Jon Jenkins - The Sub-stance of Faith
Dr Jon Jenkins - The Sub-stance of Faith
God is light, in Him is no darkness at all
59:59
November 09, 2022
Bro Terrell Hudson - A Blessed Place
Bro Terrell Hudson - A Blessed Place
Multiple reasons why God’s church is a blessed place to be.
47:58
November 09, 2022
Dr Jon Jenkins - Giving Ourselves For Soulwinning.
Dr Jon Jenkins - Giving Ourselves For Soulwinning.
Any conscientious Christian will be instructed, encouraged and challenged by this brief but powerful message!
21:22
November 08, 2022
Dr Jon Jenkins - Satisfaction
Dr Jon Jenkins - Satisfaction
Satisfaction, a great need of the human heart, can only be found in completion in Jesus.
53:40
November 08, 2022
Bro Terrell Hudson - Why Some Don’t Get a Wagon
Bro Terrell Hudson - Why Some Don’t Get a Wagon
A Biblical Understanding of burdens given to us by the hand of our Saviour.
47:41
November 08, 2022
Pastor Bob Gray II - Rooted and Grounded in Love
Pastor Bob Gray II - Rooted and Grounded in Love
A clear powerful Bible message showing how being rooted and grounded in love caused early Christians to flourish in one of the most wicked cities in the ancient world.
42:43
November 08, 2022
Dr Jon Jenkins - Chose Joy
Dr Jon Jenkins - Chose Joy
Joy through Jesus is what makes our faith attractive to others and having joy is a choice.
59:59
November 08, 2022
The “Personal” of Personal Soulwinning
The “Personal” of Personal Soulwinning
Encouragement and instruction on being an effective witness for Jesus Christ
41:47
November 07, 2022
In Conclusion
In Conclusion
There is a need for a definite decision for truth in our lives so that we may “go on to perfection”
40:24
November 06, 2022
Publish the Word - Bro. Monte Watts Jr.
Publish the Word - Bro. Monte Watts Jr.
It is the world’s great need and our great privilege to make the Word of God known. Integrity is essential and willingness is an absolute to accomplish the Will of God.
53:57
November 05, 2022
Pastor Darrell Cox - Personal Revival
Pastor Darrell Cox - Personal Revival
At any place, any time, any person can have revival in their own life.
51:33
November 05, 2022
Pastor Darrell Cox - Have Faith in God
Pastor Darrell Cox - Have Faith in God
Pastor Cox helps us begin to grasp the profoundly simple truth of making God the sole and great object of our faith.
49:12
November 04, 2022
Pastor Darrell Cox - The King’s Business Requires Haste
Pastor Darrell Cox - The King’s Business Requires Haste
Whatever we do in the King’s business, whether great or small, requires diligence and haste.
50:57
November 03, 2022
A Proper Approach to Missions
A Proper Approach to Missions
The materially poor, spiritually rich churches of Macedonia have much to teach us about the proper approach to world missions.
35:23
October 31, 2022
The “Go” and “Stay” of Wise Words
The “Go” and “Stay” of Wise Words
The Bible describes the words of the wise as “goads” and as “nails fastened by the masters of assemblies”. Come learn what this means and how it applies to our living.
49:47
October 30, 2022
The Majesty of God and the Foolishness of Idols - Corinthians - Truth for Today
The Majesty of God and the Foolishness of Idols - Corinthians - Truth for Today
Our flesh is idolatrous by nature. We must be instructed by the Word of God to be in awe of and only worship the true and living God.
39:04
October 27, 2022
When the Church Became Christian
When the Church Became Christian
Thered was a point at which the church which was at Antioch became known as a “Christian “ church.
57:15
October 24, 2022
The Pattern of Paul’s Ministry
The Pattern of Paul’s Ministry
In the life of Paul, God established some patterns that are applicable to all who want to faithfully follow Jesus.
51:13
October 23, 2022
This God is My God - LBC Harvest Party
This God is My God - LBC Harvest Party
A strong Biblical challenge to the young pet of LBC and their parents to proclaim that the God of the Bible is their God.
14:51
October 23, 2022
The Startling Discovery of a Common Deliverance - Corinthians - Truth for Today
The Startling Discovery of a Common Deliverance - Corinthians - Truth for Today
God’s faithfulness has provided a certain deliverance during time of inevitable temptation.
44:01
October 20, 2022
The Reality and Perception of Giants
The Reality and Perception of Giants
The reaction of the 10 Hebrew spies to the literal giants that lived in the Promised Land teach us much about dealing with what are commonly referred to as our “besetting sins”.
06:32
October 19, 2022
The Startling Discovery of a Common Warning
The Startling Discovery of a Common Warning
Just as I Corinthians 10:1-4 revealed a common heritage of God’s people whether Jew or Gentle, so I Corinthians 10:5-12 reveals a common warning as well.
59:59
October 17, 2022
God’s People are to be Godly People
God’s People are to be Godly People
Godliness is not a whimsical thing nor a matter of religious opinion, but is firmly rooted in the nature of God as revealing His Holy Word.
45:04
October 16, 2022
The Startling Discovery of a Common History - Corinthians- Truth for Today
The Startling Discovery of a Common History - Corinthians- Truth for Today
The first four verses of I Corinthians 10 speak of the common Jewish history shared by a mainly Gentile church! How does this fit and what does it mean for us as believers? Listen and be blessed as Scripture is compared with Scripture!
57:37
October 13, 2022
Staying Right When Things are Wrong
Staying Right When Things are Wrong
Psalm 37 and 73 provide clear instruction regarding the dangerous and damaging influence of fretting in our live and the Biblical protection and deliverance available to the believer.
54:10
October 09, 2022
The Beauty of John 3:16
The Beauty of John 3:16
John 3:16 has a Beauty of Placement, a Beauty of Person and a Beauty of Promise
43:38
October 09, 2022
The Responsibility of Knowledge - Corinthians- Truth for Today
The Responsibility of Knowledge - Corinthians- Truth for Today
Knowledge is a great power that God has for His people which can bring either blessing or damage according to how it is acquired and handled.
55:06
October 06, 2022
Be as Serious as He is
Be as Serious as He is
Sobriety and vigilance are the two watchwords when we seek how to not become a victim of our adversary, the devil.
47:20
October 03, 2022
The Truth About Your Body
The Truth About Your Body
God’s Word gives clear, unmistakable teaching regarding what our body is and how He intends for it to be used!
47:14
October 02, 2022
Biblical Tools to Defeat Anger in Your Child.
Biblical Tools to Defeat Anger in Your Child.
The account of the older brother in Luke chapter 15 provides example and Bible truths to help defeat the dangerous emotion of anger in our lives and the lives of those we love. Especially beneficial and instructive for parents of any age.
41:36
September 29, 2022
Good Wisdom Regarding Predestination
Good Wisdom Regarding Predestination
Properly read and understood, Ephesians chapter one clearly shows the Bible context of predestination; what it is and what it is not.
47:55
September 26, 2022
Jacob’s Ungodly Concern
Jacob’s Ungodly Concern
“I shall seem to him as a deceiver” were ungodly and damaging words that came from the lips of Jacob.
53:04
September 25, 2022
Basics of Marriage - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today
Basics of Marriage - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today
God’s design for marriage is given as an overview in I Corinthians 7.
56:34
September 22, 2022
Dominion / Your Body, God’s Temple - Corinthians - Truths for Today
Dominion / Your Body, God’s Temple - Corinthians - Truths for Today
I Corinthians chapter 6 and Romans chapter 6 parallel each other in explaining freedom, responsibility and the realities of the power of the resurrection in delivering us from the dominion of sin.
46:08
September 15, 2022
The Dreams of Daniel- Who is in Charge?
The Dreams of Daniel- Who is in Charge?
The central lesson of the book of Daniel - God rules in the kingdom of men!
35:46
September 12, 2022
The Dreams of Daniel - From gold to Clay - Daniel 2
The Dreams of Daniel - From gold to Clay - Daniel 2
God showed the coming kingdoms of this earth to Nebuchadnezzar. And He showed that above it all is God!
47:52
September 11, 2022
Keeping the Feast - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today
Keeping the Feast - Corinthians - Bible Truths for Today
Biblical instruction on dealing with purposefully disobedient believers centers around understanding Christ our Passover. I Corinthians chapter 5.
59:59
September 08, 2022
The Law of Liberty
The Law of Liberty
Liberty in Christ is a great trust given to us by God. We are to use it, like all blessings, for His glory.
49:26
September 05, 2022
But God Wasn’t Finished
But God Wasn’t Finished
Poor choices that led to being caught in a terrible storm allows us to see the purpose of God continuing in spite of human weakness and folly.
49:11
September 04, 2022
Greatness That Inspired Love and Loyalty - Mordecai - True Greatness
Greatness That Inspired Love and Loyalty - Mordecai - True Greatness
Love and truthfulness toward Esther by Mordecai inspired in Esther a loyalty and obedience that intimidation and manipulation never could.
06:57
September 03, 2022
Dealing with Change
Dealing with Change
Change can be unsettling and even destructive. We live in a world of change but our gracious God has provided strong Bible truths to strengthen and guide us through these unsettled times.
47:29
September 01, 2022
Great in Council - Mordecai - True Greatness
Great in Council - Mordecai - True Greatness
Mordecai increased in influence and the reach of his council from the life of one young lady he was raising to the mightiest kingdom of his age. No matter what the scope of his council was there were certain Biblical principles which directed it throughout his life.
07:47
August 30, 2022
Blessed Advice
Blessed Advice
David was kept from a destructive decision by the humble and wise entreaties of a lady named Abigail
48:01
August 28, 2022
A, My, The
A, My, The
These three seemingly small words are at the heart of Paul’s grateful declaration of a faithful fight and a finished faith.
38:44
August 28, 2022
Mordecai - True Greatness - Great in Love
Mordecai - True Greatness - Great in Love
Mordecai, the man who raised Queen Esther, had the rare quality of becoming great while remaining unaffected by that greatness. This is the first in the series showing Bible reasons why he could be elevated to greatness without being corrupted in the process.
09:25
August 25, 2022
A Biblical Understanding of Apostles and Ministers
A Biblical Understanding of Apostles and Ministers
To combat the carnality of the Corinthians, the Lord sent Paul to instruct them to learn to think of all men within Biblical boundaries
58:22
August 25, 2022
The Nature and Purpose of the Foundation - Bible Truths for Today
The Nature and Purpose of the Foundation - Bible Truths for Today
I Corinthians 3 is very specific about what the foundation is, what it is for and what our responsibility is regarding building thereon
51:60
August 22, 2022
A Great Chapter
A Great Chapter
Great deeds, great need, great misunderstandings, great advice, great pride, great awakening, great humility, great deliverance, great gratitude, great understanding and great foolishness are all in II Kings Chapter 5
46:41
August 21, 2022
Why Still Babies? Carnality Revealed and Addressed - Bible Truths for Today
Why Still Babies? Carnality Revealed and Addressed - Bible Truths for Today
Although “Babes” in Christ and yet carnal, the Corinthian church was not a new church when the text of I Corinthians 3 was given. They had been believers long enough to be mature yet they were still babies.
59:33
August 18, 2022
Corinthians - A Faith That will Stand
Corinthians - A Faith That will Stand
The message given to Paul by God for the Corinthians was a message of faith in the power of god and not the wisdom of men.
52:13
August 15, 2022
Because He Lives
Because He Lives
After he was crucified, Jesus showed Himself alive by many infallible proofs.
42:31
August 14, 2022
Meeting the Corinthians, Meeting Ourselves - Bible Truths for Today
Meeting the Corinthians, Meeting Ourselves - Bible Truths for Today
The Corinthians had a standing, a striving, a security and a sanctification that we can see in our own lives.
59:59
August 11, 2022
The Differences of the Same Relationship
The Differences of the Same Relationship
The relationship of Naomi, Ruth and Orpah along with an understanding of Romans chapter 12 will guide the child of God into the path that leads to healthy, strong and Godly relationships
56:52
August 07, 2022
The Nature of Offended People
The Nature of Offended People
The events surrounding the garden of Gethsemane serve to identify and warn of the nature of being truly offended.
50:12
August 07, 2022
Bible Teaching - Knowing Where to Begin
Bible Teaching - Knowing Where to Begin
This message deals with teaching in the sense that great commission given in Matthew 28:19 - 20 contains both the word “teach” and “teaching”. Many people falter at being a witness for Jesus because they “don’t know where to start’” or they “don’t know where to begin”. Four powerful Bible examples are given to show us “where to begin”
59:59
August 04, 2022
Brother Bill Fennell The Manifestation of Faith
Brother Bill Fennell The Manifestation of Faith
A strong Biblical view of what living faith looks like from Hebrews chapter 11.
36:20
August 01, 2022
Brother Bill Fennell Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrificially
Brother Bill Fennell Living Sacrifice - Living Sacrificially
The Meaning, the Manifestation, the Motivation and the Menace to be a living sacrifice is thoroughly and Biblically explained.
46:50
July 31, 2022
Observations of the Less Than Observant
Observations of the Less Than Observant
May the slight folly of a busy preacher teach us not to miss the good things God has for us along life’s path!
05:39
July 28, 2022
The Convincing Witness of Christian Unity
The Convincing Witness of Christian Unity
Biblical Christian Unity has an origin, an aspect, maintenance and benefit. Learn of all these in clear understandable language.
51:29
July 28, 2022
Establishing the Basics - I Corinthians
Establishing the Basics - I Corinthians
The book of Corinthians shows what a great heritage, potential and responsibility we have as God’s people.
59:59
July 25, 2022
A Foundation on which to Build - I Corinthians
A Foundation on which to Build - I Corinthians
What most people refer to as a church is a congregation, a gathering of church members and the actual church of God, purchased with His blood. The three groups are not always synonymous.
50:17
July 24, 2022
The Pastor Church Relationship
The Pastor Church Relationship
A careful study of I Corinthians 9 and Acts 18 reveals the source of many misapprehensions regarding the Pastor church relationship and the Biblical answer for them all!
53:45
July 21, 2022
Don’t Let What You Don’t Have Ruin What You Do!
Don’t Let What You Don’t Have Ruin What You Do!
A chance encounter teaches a great lesson in learning to be “content with such things as Ye have”.
08:31
July 18, 2022
Don’t Give Away Today
Don’t Give Away Today
Today is a precious gift from God which should be used to please Him. Biblical explanation and exhortation is given to prepare the believer against four common things which will cause us to give away today.
40:31
July 17, 2022
Effective Bible Study
Effective Bible Study
A Biblical and dynamic message on how the people of God can enjoy a healthy and growing relationship with the Word of God
54:52
July 17, 2022
In order to be satisfied with what you get, enjoy what you have got!
In order to be satisfied with what you get, enjoy what you have got!
Our lives are not to be defined by what “things” we possess. God does teach us in I Timothy 6:17, that in their proper place, God gives us richly all things (spiritual and physical) to enjoy. Today’s episode gives one of the fundamental ways to live in that truth.
08:24
July 14, 2022
Don’t Stop the Trial Too Soon
Don’t Stop the Trial Too Soon
God seeks to mature us through the trials He allows in our lives.
49:36
July 14, 2022
Timothy, Paul’s Son in the Faith
Timothy, Paul’s Son in the Faith
Timothy had a spiritual heritage, he received sober warnings and had committed to him a sacred trust.
58:19
July 10, 2022
Aquila and Priscilla- Servants of the Lord
Aquila and Priscilla- Servants of the Lord
A delightful Bible message regarding a couple used by the Lord in the life of Paul, Apollos and Timothy as well as all the churches of the gentiles
46:45
July 10, 2022
Pass the Bread Please
Pass the Bread Please
Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 is with rich with truths that will help us to “pass” the Bread of Life to a hungry world!
55:29
July 07, 2022
Don’t Wait to Decide
Don’t Wait to Decide
Pastor Manning explains the Biblical wisdom of not waiting to see how a day “turns out” in order to fill it with rejoicing and gladness to God
40:19
July 03, 2022
Realities of Recovery
Realities of Recovery
The Scripture reveals that we can recover ourselves from the snare of the devil by facing certain Biblical realities of recovery.
54:33
July 03, 2022
Another Testimony Service
Another Testimony Service
There is a great heritage in the people of God through the ages. These Biblical testimonies will encourage and challenge you to live for the Lord!
37:03
June 30, 2022
The Deep root and Fountain of Forgiveness
The Deep root and Fountain of Forgiveness
“Am I in the place of God”? This question, asked by Joseph, reveals the source of living a life in the liberty of forgiving instead of the bondage and corruption of vengeance.
36:29
June 26, 2022
A Testimony Service
A Testimony Service
The word “testimony” shows up in either singular or plural form 109 times in the Bible. God gives clear, powerful testimony of who He is and what He expects of us throughout the Scriptures.
36:09
June 26, 2022
Brother Gary Mann - Use What You Have
Brother Gary Mann - Use What You Have
Paul said he was a debtor to get the Gospel to all who he could. He was willing to use what he had. Even with the scars and weariness he carried he was willing to keep going for God with what he had!
48:27
June 23, 2022
The Declarations of the Deliverance
The Declarations of the Deliverance
God gave four clear declarations of what led Him to deliver His people from Pharoah’s power.
45:09
June 20, 2022
Who is Interested in the Sheep?
Who is Interested in the Sheep?
Two greatly different entities have greatly different interest in God’s sheep.
46:04
June 19, 2022
The Simple Answer During a Complicated Time
The Simple Answer During a Complicated Time
Uncertain times are not the time for changing doctrine, direction or devotion. They are time to continue in the way which is right.
53:49
June 16, 2022
What Growth Means
What Growth Means
Growth in grace keeps from falling from our stedfastness in the Lord. Learn what Biblical growth is and how it affects our daily living.
41:51
June 13, 2022
When Jesus Touched the Leper
When Jesus Touched the Leper
A leper was uniquely qualified to feel the good and compassion of a touch from the Lord Jesus.
34:16
June 12, 2022
Lessons From a Lady - The First Thing Added
Lessons From a Lady - The First Thing Added
We are to add to our faith virtue. No clearer, more in depth example can be known than the life of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31.
56:45
June 05, 2022
The Form He Took
The Form He Took
God manifested or made Himself known when He came as Jesus Christ. Philippians 2 teaches in detail about the form, the fashion and the likeness He took.
42:24
June 05, 2022
A Reminder We Need - Daniel Chapter 4
A Reminder We Need - Daniel Chapter 4
In a time of unsettled circumstances with political and economic upheaval prevalent, Daniel chapter 4 reminds us of the great and enduring lesson taught to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.
16:48
May 30, 2022
The Life of Joseph
The Life of Joseph
From faithful son to slave, prisoner and eventually governor of all Egypt. Joseph’s life was summarized by the statement “and the Lord was with Joseph”
57:28
May 29, 2022
A Further Consideration of Conformity
A Further Consideration of Conformity
The overriding issue of conforming is image. We are to be conformed to the image of Christ by the transforming of our minds. This will keep us from being conformed to this world.
58:15
May 26, 2022
Purposeful Parables
Purposeful Parables
Jesus not only taught a truth, but He taught it for a specific reason. We can learn much not only by what He taught but also why He taught it!
04:08
May 23, 2022
Men as Trees
Men as Trees
The partially healed blind man saw “men as trees walking” with 285 references to trees in the King James Bible, there is a lot to learn about “Men as Trees”.
56:47
May 23, 2022
Where Your Faith Stands
Where Your Faith Stands
In a passage full of instruction regarding where our faith is to stand we are directed toward simple faith in God and His Word and warned against the philosophy of man’s wisdom
51:20
May 22, 2022
Friday Musing - Accreditation
Friday Musing - Accreditation
A light hearted but insightful look at the value placed on accrediting bodies and people’s desire for group approval. Thoughts regarding academic, business and religious groups.
12:30
May 20, 2022
The Right Response to Being Wronged
The Right Response to Being Wronged
Jesus gave specific instructions for our behavior when a brother trespasses against us. You may be surprised to know that just forgiving them is not the entire answer He gave. There are some very specific steps that are to be followed, that, if omitted, make even the act of forgiveness an unhealthy act.
01:00:11
May 19, 2022
Bro Terrell Hudson - Heaven is a Wonderful Place
Bro Terrell Hudson - Heaven is a Wonderful Place
Heaven is a real place. It is wonderful beyond description and the heritage of those who are saved!
54:14
May 15, 2022
Bro Terrell Hudson - How Pilate Lost His Soul
Bro Terrell Hudson - How Pilate Lost His Soul
The great question Pilate faced and failed in was “what will you do with Jesus who is called Christ”. The Bible reveals influences and pressures that came to bear on him and how he reacted to them.
38:58
May 15, 2022
Fighting or Flailing
Fighting or Flailing
God wants to fight the good fight of faith with intelligent directing of our energies
59:59
May 12, 2022
If Not You, Then Another - Esther’s Crucial Decision
If Not You, Then Another - Esther’s Crucial Decision
A overview of The book of Esther with a strong admonition and exhortation to God’ people from the decision this young lady faced.
43:50
May 08, 2022
The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
Precious truths in this wonderful interlude of Bible truth. Preached on Mother’s Day at Lighthouse Baptist Church.
42:60
May 08, 2022
David’s Wilderness Years - God Brings David to the Throne
David’s Wilderness Years - God Brings David to the Throne
The final message in the series of God’s work in fashioning a king from a shepherd lad. A review of God’s lessons and those who did or did not learn them.
42:24
May 05, 2022
David’s Wilderness Years - what He Learned When He was Alone
David’s Wilderness Years - what He Learned When He was Alone
David’s most severe trial came right before he ascetic the throne. During this he learned a deep lesson which would propel him to great heights.
40:26
May 02, 2022
The Response Reveals the Relationship
The Response Reveals the Relationship
Significant and significantly different Bible people reveal their relationship to Jesus by their response to Him
48:40
May 01, 2022
David’s Wilderness Years - Saul’s Final Descent Into Darkness
David’s Wilderness Years - Saul’s Final Descent Into Darkness
The once great king descends to the use of the abomination of witchcraft.
58:13
April 28, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - The Point of Profitability
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - The Point of Profitability
At what point do we actually become profitable to the Lord and to those around us? Jesus clearly defines this transition point in the book of Luke.
09:06
April 26, 2022
The Pharisaical Approach
The Pharisaical Approach
Jesus warned to “Beware of the Leaven of the Pharisees”. This is a warning which should resonate in the heart of those who want to do God’s service in God’s way.
59:59
April 25, 2022
Unhealthy Silence
Unhealthy Silence
Silence is not always golden, sometimes it is evil, sometimes it neglectful and sometimes it is cruel.
42:27
April 24, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Unhealthy Silence
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Unhealthy Silence
Silence is not always golden. Sometimes it is an unhealthy choice with long term consequences.
05:44
April 21, 2022
David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King- The Second Temptation
David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King- The Second Temptation
Strong elements that fashioned David as king surface during his second opportunity to take King Saul’s life.
38:25
April 21, 2022
A More Complete Look at the Blessed Man
A More Complete Look at the Blessed Man
The blessings of God given to the man in Paalm 1 were not arbitrarily poured out on him but were a direct result of his choices.
59:59
April 17, 2022
The Death and Life of the Resurrection
The Death and Life of the Resurrection
The factual reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and our faith in Him gives us life. Deciding to die to our ambition and live for His purpose allows to live out that resurrection power day by day!
41:22
April 17, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Sources of Strife
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Sources of Strife
As tributaries come together to form a mighty river, so seemingly small sources converge to become strife in our lives.
05:18
April 15, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Four Words We Should Never Say.
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Four Words We Should Never Say.
Reliance on God is far better than confidence in our own strength.
07:20
April 11, 2022
The Action of Abraham’s Faith
The Action of Abraham’s Faith
Abraham’s faith was a living faith infused with the vitality of intelligent action based on obedience to God.
43:36
April 11, 2022
Why God’s Salvation is Eternal
Why God’s Salvation is Eternal
Three words are to be considered for understanding eternal salvation. Person, Priesthood, Promise.
45:59
April 10, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Don’t Throw it Away!
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Don’t Throw it Away!
Godly confidence is a valuable possession and one that is easily lost. Let the encouraging truth of this episode help you to not cast it aside!
05:57
April 07, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - The Source of Our Stability
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - The Source of Our Stability
Emotional steadiness and true stability are not necessarily equivalent. A Biblical explanation and the true source of our stability are found in Hebrews 10:23.
07:52
April 04, 2022
Two Deadly Branches of Bitterness
Two Deadly Branches of Bitterness
Running our race, chastening from the Lord and our own weakness are soul from which bitterness can spring. God specifically says there are two deadly branches which can grow from that poisonous root.
53:31
April 03, 2022
Choose the Right Battle - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Choose the Right Battle - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
David is saved from a great error in trying to avenge himself. He was taught to choose the right battles!
52:52
April 03, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Following on Purpose
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Following on Purpose
Psalm 119 verses 105-112 reveal a heart which has very purposefully decided to follow God.
11:07
March 31, 2022
Word Directed, Not Circumstance Led - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Word Directed, Not Circumstance Led - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
In the cave in Engedi, David made a decision based on Biblical principles not on circumstance and popular pressure.
44:06
March 31, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor”s Study - Right Steps, Right Direction
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor”s Study - Right Steps, Right Direction
The right path leads to the right place and right procedure is necessary for progress on that path. The Word of God gives illumination for both.
06:20
March 28, 2022
Dare to Let God Search You
Dare to Let God Search You
Pastor Manning asks his congregation to let God show them, through His Word, where they actually are in their spiritual walk.
44:49
March 28, 2022
Close Calls and Needed Strength / David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Close Calls and Needed Strength / David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Strong Biblical teaching on how God designs for us to be a strengthening influence in the lives of others.
51:51
March 27, 2022
No Distinction- Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study
No Distinction- Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study
When the Apostle Paul took the Gospel to a city, he took it to the entire city, not just a certain part.
07:43
March 24, 2022
The Sabbath is for Man / A Time of Extremes - David’s Wilderness Years - A King is Fashioned
The Sabbath is for Man / A Time of Extremes - David’s Wilderness Years - A King is Fashioned
First a solid teaching of God’s design and purpose toward man with the sabbath then the sad and graphic details of Doeg’s slaughter of the priests
49:06
March 24, 2022
Sometimes it Gets Worse First - Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study
Sometimes it Gets Worse First - Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study
In the midst of God’s people there was trouble which did not surface until Jesus showed up.
06:50
March 21, 2022
Priest and Philistines - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Priest and Philistines - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
David’s first steps out of Israel and into the wilderness where Saul will hunt and persecute him. Includes events underlying Jesus’ teaching that the sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath.
57:52
March 21, 2022
The Final Separation - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
The Final Separation - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
The faithfulness of Jonathan and the Integrity of David stand out in stark contrast to Saul and “that which destroyeth kings”.
49:30
March 20, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - A Scepter or a Club?
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - A Scepter or a Club?
When it comes to conflict and interactions of life, when can live day by day wielding a scepter or carrying a club!
07:15
March 18, 2022
Patterns Emerge - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Patterns Emerge - David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Patterns of behavior and reactions surface that will greatly influence David and his kingdom throughout his entire life.
52:54
March 17, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Get on Board
Side Notes - Thoughts From A Pastor’s Study - Get on Board
Many know this part of Esther 4:14 - “who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this”. Not as familiar is the first part of the verse warning Esther to not neglect her duty and opportunity, but to “get on board” with God’s plan!
06:46
March 14, 2022
Seeds Sown - David’s Wilderness Years - Fashioning of a King
Seeds Sown - David’s Wilderness Years - Fashioning of a King
Seeds of both greatness and destruction began to be sown immediately following David’s victory over Goliath.
48:50
March 14, 2022
Preparing for the Preparation- David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
Preparing for the Preparation- David’s Wilderness Years - The Fashioning of a King
God prepared David for the preparation through which he was to go before ascending to the throne
57:47
March 13, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts From a Pasror’s Study - The Heart of a Shepherd.
Side Notes - Thoughts From a Pasror’s Study - The Heart of a Shepherd.
Isaiah 40:11 reveals the faithful heart of the Shepherd toward the fortunate flock He leads.
07:51
March 10, 2022
The Freedom of a Greater Law
The Freedom of a Greater Law
Lawlessness can never give freedom. It is a greater law that gives freedom from a lesser law. The law of the spirit of life in Christ leads to true liberation to live clean and please God!
48:46
March 10, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Help Requested, Choice Required
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Help Requested, Choice Required
Recognition of our inability to overcome our own base nature by our own strength and accepting of our responsibility to do that which we can do are both essential parts of true victory in Christian living.
06:47
March 07, 2022
Basic Christianity
Basic Christianity
When it comes to following Christ, blessing and progress are in the basics
50:23
March 07, 2022
What Are You Looking For
What Are You Looking For
How you approach Jesus affects how close you get
43:37
March 06, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Maintenance and Progress
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Maintenance and Progress
We are to keep the ground we gain and press on from that point
06:43
March 03, 2022
Proving the Will of God
Proving the Will of God
God wants to “prove” or show forth His Will through our lives. Romans chapter 12 shows how this is to be accomplished in our lives.
56:06
March 03, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Working Yet Slothful
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Working Yet Slothful
Biblical teaching on the sacred duty of diligence.
03:47
February 28, 2022
The Issue of Freedom
The Issue of Freedom
God desires for His people to be free.
59:31
February 28, 2022
A Name Worth Having
A Name Worth Having
“Christian” is a wonderful name given to those seeking to follow the Lord Jesus in their daily living
36:46
February 27, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Prepared
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Prepared
God prepares us for what He prepares for us.
07:23
February 24, 2022
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Things to Come
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Things to Come
Jesus pulled back the curtain of time and allowed a glimpse into things to come.
59:28
February 24, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - the High Cost of Hardness.
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - the High Cost of Hardness.
Developing a hard heart and hardness of spirit can and will cost us dearly. We must depend on Jesus to keep us soft and pliable in the Master’s hand.
07:15
February 21, 2022
Some Things I Appreciate About the Bible
Some Things I Appreciate About the Bible
The Psalmist said he stood in “awe” of God’s Word. That explains the heart of this message.
59:59
February 21, 2022
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Deity, Devouring, Devotion
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Deity, Devouring, Devotion
The work of the Holy Spirit in revealing Christ. The avaricious nature of religion without Jesus. And the unlimited love of a widow for her God are all revealed in today’s portion of Scripture.
33:50
February 20, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - A Satisfying Experience
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - A Satisfying Experience
Five simple precepts / observations from the feeding of the 4,000 can make any endeavor more useful, fruitful and fulfilling.
05:44
February 17, 2022
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Questions and What They Reveal
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Questions and What They Reveal
The Pharisees and Herodians, the Sadducees and a searching Scribe all came to Jesus with questions. Their questions revealed much about the ones asking and Jesus’ answers revealed more about our Lord.
43:54
February 17, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Power to Become
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Power to Become
By receiving Christ as our Saviour we become part of God’s family. By being receptive to Christ we gain family resemblance.
06:04
February 14, 2022
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Authority and Ownership
Jesus’ Temple Teachings - Authority and Ownership
A question about the source of Jesus’ authority and a parable about a vineyard owner teach us convicting and usable Bible truths.
55:37
February 14, 2022
Where God Lives
Where God Lives
There is a pattern that God has established in the places He dwells. Whether that be the Tabernacle, the Temple or the body of a believer. Seeing and acknowledging that pattern will help us to truly “glorify God” in our body and spirit.
59:59
February 13, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Dalmanutha
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Dalmanutha
Mentioned only once in the Bible, Dalmanutha serves to call us to sober thought and a provocative question.
05:13
February 10, 2022
A Contrast of Importance
A Contrast of Importance
All flesh is as grass and the Word of the Lord Abides forever. Yet we who are born of flesh may be born again of that same eternal Word!
42:52
February 10, 2022
Touched by The Master’s Hand
Touched by The Master’s Hand
A winter storm leaves behind a dazzling legacy that warms the heart of a grateful preacher.
08:23
February 07, 2022
Jesus’ Hometown
Jesus’ Hometown
Jesus was associated with several towns during the first 12 years of His earthly sojourn. A little knowledge of each can guide us into a stronger understanding of why He came.
45:11
February 07, 2022
Visible but Not For Show
Visible but Not For Show
We are to live a “Visible” Christian life, not a “Showy” Christian life.
42:57
February 06, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Stidy - A Matter of Confidence
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Stidy - A Matter of Confidence
By the Spirit of God, Paul could correctly proclaim that if any man could have confidence in himself, that is in his own flesh, he could. His great victory, however, was setting that aside for something much better!
09:48
February 03, 2022
Be Careful or You Will Just Get Old
Be Careful or You Will Just Get Old
The living God brings life to us at all ages.
57:41
February 03, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - The Servants
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - The Servants
God’s design for His church is equals serving together using their various gifts for the common good of God’s glory.
06:57
January 31, 2022
Three Essential Words
Three Essential Words
Ephesians 6 contains a powerful three word message that can grow and guard every area of our lives
49:58
January 31, 2022
The Abundance of Abounding Love
The Abundance of Abounding Love
Paul, who had been injurious and a persecutor of the followers of Jesus now sought to build them up and establish them in love. It was not religion that did this, it was life in Christ.
36:50
January 30, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Full Sun Needed
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Full Sun Needed
God’s people are sometimes referred to as the planting of the Lord. As such, we are definitely plants that have a tag attached to us which says, “full sun needed”!
07:10
January 27, 2022
The Evolution of Nicodemus or How He Earned His Name
The Evolution of Nicodemus or How He Earned His Name
What the Bible reveals about Nicodemus is a source of great instruction and inspiration for maturing in the Christian life.
44:28
January 27, 2022
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Answering the Call
Side Notes - Thoughts from a Pastor’s Study - Answering the Call
There are “callings” in and on our lives as believers. Come learn of three callings that are definitely worth answering!
10:31
January 24, 2022
One Verse Soulwinning
One Verse Soulwinning
Learn some single verses which can be used effectively to witness for Christ when there are time constraints or other limitations on your ability to give a more complete presentation of the Gospel.
59:59
January 24, 2022
The Harmony of Reason and Revelation
The Harmony of Reason and Revelation
The Saviour who said “come now, let us reason together” has provided a harmony with His revelation and the reasoning ability He created in man.
51:34
January 23, 2022