The Weapon Serves the Wielding Power
Jan 6, 1985
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication…
The Power that Wields the Weapon
Jan 13, 1985
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. You recall from…
Ambushing Satan with Song
Jan 20, 1985
Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.
Let Us Walk in the Light of God
Feb 3, 1985
If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.
Jesus Christ Is an Advocate for Sinners
Feb 10, 1985
We must walk in the light if we are to go on experiencing the cleansing of Jesus. And if we sin, we do indeed have an advocate with the Father.
Obedience Confirms Our Standing in God
Feb 17, 1985
You can know that you know Christ if you obey his commands.
The Strong Need Strength
Mar 3, 1985
Unless there is hope of winning there is no motivation to fight. The apostle John motivates the fight with the confidence of victory.
Do Not Love the World
Mar 10, 1985
God offers an ever-flowing river of delight to anyone who will drink deeply of his goodness.
Test the Spirits to See Whether They Are of God
May 5, 1985
Hearing the gospel with openness and confessing Christ with loyalty is the work and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Love One Another for Love Is of God
May 12, 1985
The evidence of being indwelt by the Spirit of God is the experience of loving Jesus the way the Father loves him.
God Abides in the One Who Loves and the One Who Confesses
May 19, 1985
Six questions to see if you have genuine faith in Christ and love for others.
Job: Reverent in Suffering
Jul 7, 1985
Satan’s hand caused the suffering of Job. But in all of his calamities, Job still had reason for reverent worship because God was ultimately at work.
Job: Wrestling with Suffering
Jul 14, 1985
Why did God prolong Job's suffering? Didn't his initial reaction prove his faith?
Job: Rebuked in Suffering
Jul 21, 1985
The suffering of the righteous is not a token of God's enmity but of his love. It is not a punishment of their sins but a refinement of their righteousness.
Job: Reversal in Suffering
Aug 4, 1985
What God is after in all his dealings with his children is a brokenhearted joy that trusts like a little child in God and returns good for evil.
Aug 25, 1985
Our homes and apartments should stand constantly ready for strategic hospitality—a readiness to welcome people who don't ordinarily live there.
I Will Not Be Enslaved by Anything
Sep 1, 1985
Preserve your freedom in Christ! Can you say with Paul, "I will not be enslaved by anything!"?
You Shall Worship the Lord Your God
Sep 8, 1985
Worshiping God is the number one duty of every human being.
On Sharing Your Own Soul
Sep 15, 1985
Where the gospel flourishes people share their souls—their joys, guilts, fears, and passions.
Mission: The Gladness of God
Sep 22, 1985
God's invitation to the banquet of his eternal joy is sent through the church indiscriminately to all people.
Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy
Oct 6, 1985
Humbly accept the fact that your true advancement in life depends far more on God's labor than yours.
Called According to His Purpose
Oct 13, 1985
God’s call is the only thing powerful enough to pierce our hard hearts. It is the firm foundation of Romans 8:28.
Those Whom He Foreknew He Predestined
Sunday Evening Message
Oct 14, 1985
The glory of the preeminence Christ is the ultimate goal of predestination.
Those Whom He Predestined He Also Called, Part 1
Oct 20, 1985
Our call, our conversion, our regeneration, and the gift of our faith are based on God’s eternal election and predestination, not on our self-determination.
Those Whom He Predestined He Also Called, Part 2
Sunday Evening Message
Oct 21, 1985
The doctrines of sovereign grace are not overthrown by problems in Scripture. They stand firm and are the precious foundation of our deepest hopes.
Those Whom He Called He Also Justified, Part 1
Oct 27, 1985
God flattened the mountain of his wrath that blocked the railroad between my predestination and my glorification. He justified us by the death of his Son.
Those Whom He Justified He Also Glorified
Nov 3, 1985
God will glorify his children both spiritually and physically. Nothing can snap his unbreakable chain of salvation.
The Missionary Challenge of Paul's Life
Nov 7, 1985
I would like to direct your attention to the word of God in Paul's missionary letter to the Romans (15:7-24). And within this text you may want to alert yourself as we read to three things: the model, the mission…
I Have Other Sheep That Are Not of This Fold
Nov 10, 1985
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Son of God and he declares, “I must bring in my other sheep.” He will do it.
Why We Need a Savior: Dead in Sins
Dec 8, 1985
We need a Savior because we are spiritually dead and helpless without him, no matter how good we look on the outside.
Why We Need a Savior: Captive to an Alien Power, by Nature Children of Wrath
Dec 15, 1985
We were dead to God, enslaved to Satan, and were rightfully under the wrath of God. There was only one hope, and it was not in ourselves.