The Danger of Empty Religion — Steven J. Cole — Empty religion means having the form without the power. The root problem is misplaced affections, which will manifest in both character and conduct.
Separating Light from Darkness — Cindy K — Why would we want to participate in a holiday that glorifies the very things that God gave his most precious Son to defeat? It surely must grieve him as much as it angers him.
Mid-East Prophecy Update — J.D. Farag — Pastor J.D. addresses recent comments made by a prominent pastor concerning the expositional teaching of all 66-books of the Bible and “beating the drum” of Bible prophecy. (40 minutes)
Follow Me… If You Dare — David Stone — When life is filled with idols, repentance isn’t so easy. But you can still enjoy the show at church on Sunday and fool yourself into thinking you’re OK.
Prophecy Leaks — John Haller — John's update this week looks at Sinead O'Conner's...er, Rob Bell's Triangular Whiteboard that is up for auction, Political Corruption, the potential for war in the Middle East and more. Make sure not to miss John's unusually passionate and emotional indignation that will challenge some of you to your very core on the issue of abortion. (72 minutes)
Mid-East Prophecy Update — J.D. Farag — (40 minutes) Pastor J.D. talks about the presidential election and its profound prophetic implications, not just for America, but the entire world, specifically concerning Israel, Russia and Iran.
Under Attack — John Haller — (70 minutes) Remember when it was common knowledge as to which bathroom you should use? Well, thanks to a judge in Texas, we might actually get back to that state. A nationwide injunction was issued by a Texas judge who is overturning Obama's bathroom edict. In the decision, he states that the intentions in Title IX were clear; the word "sex" meant the biological parts present at birth, not the Heinz 57 varieties of sexual identity that many deluded folks believe exist today.
Help Wanted — Steve Coerper — Bradley and Alison have both been overtaken by serious medical issues. He is currently in the hospital with heart issues. If you can help them financially, here's the link.
Alan's Real News — Alan Horvath — (23-minute video) Learn about this week's current events, especially concerning Israel and the middle east; stories ignored or inaccurately reported by the mainstream media.
Mid-East Prophecy Update — J.D. Farag — Pastor J.D. zeros in on the breaking news this last week concerning the UN and Israel through the lens of the prophecy in Zechariah 12. (34 minutes)
Yeah, It's Converging — John Haller — John Kerry, via the Kyoto Treaty, is coming for your air conditioners. Hillary is coming for your religious liberties, and your guns. OPEC is in its "Death Throes." Terror attacks continue in Israel. The Taliban is on the rise again in Afghanistan. And Putin...Vlad has his fingers on the button of his nuclear arsenal. (44 minutes)
You Can’t Out-Hipster The Offence of the Gospel — Stephen McAlpine — Young Christians are more marginalised than their parents, and the idea that they can compete as equals in a truly pluralist society is long gone.
What’s in your genetic future? — David Stone — Is our future reflected in the Star Trek vision of man growing ever smarter, ever wiser, exploring the universe, with life spans increasing, with riches and glory without limits? Will your descendants be healthier, stronger, happier, perhaps immortal some day?
What is the Unpardonable Sin? — C.S. Lovett — The outward signs of Jesus’ ministry and the inner witness of God’s Spirit are two different matters. It is the Spirit’s task to certify the truth when a person hears the claims of God.
Great and Wondrous - The Revelation 12 Sign — Cindy K. — Revelation is the one book in the Bible that has a special blessing attached to it for those who take the time to read it, study it, and take it to heart.
Way Upside Down — Art Mealer — Leadership isn't overbearing, it is freeing, freeing each to pursue the paths in which the Lord leads them, but following after, watching over, guarding, admonishing perhaps when they head for danger, go astray.
More on the "Sign of the Son" — Steve Coerper — We need to get the big picture. It's about becoming like Him so that we can rule and reign with Him and reflect to the entire creation the worthiness of Jesus Christ.
Sign of the Son — Steve Coerper — The "sign of the Son of Man" is a particular alignment of the sun, the moon, stars and planets that is described in Revelation 12:1-2. It will appear in the sky above Jerusalem on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
The Heavenly Divine Council — Bryan T. Huie — The world is currently ruled over by angelic principalities and powers that Yah gave authority over the nations. Just as the nations over which they rule, these mighty spirits have often chosen to go against the will of God.
True and False Peace in a Troubled World — Samuel David Meyer — We see a world that despite its amazing advancements seems to be deteriorating at a rapid pace. This downward spiral continues even as institutions such as the United Nations promise the world peace and safety.
Historical Evidence for the Resurrection — Matt Perman — When we look at the evidence, the truth of the resurrection emerges very clearly as the best explanation. There is no other theory that even come close to accounting for the evidence.
What Really Matters? — Michael Eden — How should we decide what really matters? Ask the right questions and pursue the answers with passion.
Faith, Evidence, & Proof — David Stone — Evolutionary philosophy, however, is easily tied to the moral decay of the West, including rampant crime, substance abuse, delinquency, broken families, self-worship, and all manner of perverse immorality. No God, no morals.
Undocumented Shopping — Fred Reed — The problem is not racist police. It is racist blacks. We are blaming the victims.
Why Do Kids Leave the Church? Don't Forget Bad Theology! — Sean McDowell — In our postmodern world, many people downplay theology at the expense of community and relationships. The reality is that we need both the gospel (and the theological understanding of how it relates to all of life), and healthy relationships.
Mid-East Prophecy Update — J.D. Farag — Pastor J.D. shares the three main reasons Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 are about to be fulfilled and why it’s important to understand their significance. (42 minutes)
Renewing Our Faith-Focus — Harry Sasnowitz — Jesus IS the life, and He is not an owner’s manual. If one cannot function spiritually apart from a Bible-in-hand, then the Bible is their idol.
Is It Really Revival? — Bryan Hupperts — Revival properly understood is essentially a new beginning of obedience to God. Does your experience qualify?
The Discipleship Question — Steve Coerper — If you say "no" to becoming Jesus' disciple, it is because you have some other god. It then becomes an idolatry issue.
A Vanishing God — Frank Viola — Jesus Christ is richer, larger and more glorious than any of us could ever imagine. And He comes to us in ways that make it tempting to reject Him.
What This World Needs is Jesus in Your Flesh — Jose Bosque — The Church is adrift in a sea of opinions. We have diluted the effectiveness of the Church with our business plans and marketplace values.
Darwin Unhinged: The Bugs in Evolution — Fred Reed — Early on, I noticed things about evolution that differentiated it from other sciences. Again and again evolutionists assumed that suggesting how something might have happened was equivalent to establishing how it had happened. Asking them for evidence usually aroused annoyance and sometimes, if persisted in, hostility.
Eclipses and Our Privileged Planet — Eric Metaxas — This rare event is one of the most dramatic pieces of evidence that our planet and solar system were not accidents, but were designed by God.
A Call for Reformation in the Contemporary Christian Music Industry — Steven John Camp — We can't negotiate with sin no matter what kind of capital is at stake -- and that really is the issue here.
Does God Enjoy You? — Wayne Jacobsen — None of us can truly enjoy God until we know how much He enjoys us.
Take Your Thoughts Captive — Richard L. Ganz — God has provided a way to overcome unhealthy thoughts and behaviors, and gain the self-control you seek.
Maybe Faith Isn’t What We Thought It Was — Frank Viola — We will eventually encounter a God who doesn’t meet our expectations and who seemingly doesn’t fulfill His own promises. And when that happens, we have two choices: Depart or Dig In.
Systemic Corruption and a Troubling Future — Samuel David Meyer — The human population is marching toward a future where technology controls the people, and a global one world government is established. We are closer than ever to seeing this happen, and that means we are closer than ever to the return of Jesus Christ.
The False Prophet — Art Katz — If we cannot distinguish between the prophets that are true and those that are false, it is a statement that we are unable to distinguish between the God who is true and the god who is false.
The Case Against Verse-By-Verse — J. Mark Bertrand — The real issue for me is the hermeneutic disaster known as "proof texting," in which isolated verses spar with one another, cancel one another out, and take on an almost magical significance divorced from their original context. You can't make the Bible say whatever you want, not if you take it as a whole, or if you focus on larger context.
Beloved Enemy — Miles J. Stanford — The legal Christian considers the law to be his best friend who will enable him to live righteously. But in reality the law is his enemy.
God vs. Stephen Hawking — David Stone — Not for speed reading, but guaranteed to provoke some thinking and, hopefully, some encouragement that the Biblical worldview is the ONLY ONE that makes sense of anything and everything.
The Godfather - A Theological Parable — Steve Coerper — Mario Puzo explores fidelity, trust, and primary allegiance.
Who Is the Holy Spirit and How Can We Know Him? — A.W. Tozer — (37-minute audio sermon) By neglecting the Lordship of the Holy Spirit, the fellowship of the church has degenerated into a social fellowship with a mild religious flavor.
Three Dangers of Dividing People By Generation — Trevin Wax — Generational blind spots keep us groping around in the darkness of our present moment. The young miss out on the wisdom available to them in the past, and the old miss out on the youthful passion that would prevent them from falling into mere maintenance mode.
Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine? — Michael Snyder — In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been massing at eight staging areas along Russia’s border with Ukraine, and some Pentagon officials believe that this could represent preparations for a full-scale invasion.
Planning for Retirement? — C.S. Lovett — Most Christians are more interested in family, fun, and earthly comforts than in competing for a place near Jesus.
Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind — Michael Lipka — About half of current religious “nones” who were raised in a religion indicate that a lack of belief led them to move away from religion. One-in-five express an opposition to organized religion in general.
Three Barriers To Effective Disciplemaking (And How To Overcome Them) — Francis Chan, Jeff Vanderstelt & Caesar Kalinowski — 17-minute video explaining how to harness the normal rhythms of everyday life to live out effective discipleship.
Seven Suggestions When God is Silent — Ron Edmondson — What do we do during the spiritually dry periods of life when we don’t hear clearly the voice of God?
Connecting People to Calling — Greg Ayers — “Only 20 percent of the Christian community has a sense of what God wants them to do with their lives. Can you imagine a world in which the other 80 percent of believers knew their callings and pursued them?”
Is Fidelity to God the Enemy of Unity Among the Saints? — W.C. Ketcherside — We are divided because of a philosophy which confuses division with fidelity to God. It is now time for us to renounce our childish and immature traditionalism and grow up in Christ Jesus.
Draw a Little Circle — Steve Coerper — Here's an action plan for identifying the world where you have been sent, and then effectively reaching that world for Christ.