Bethlehem: House of Bread
Apr 28, 1981
Embrace with gratitude both the scholarly enterprise and the simple joy of breaking bread together.
The Sifting of Simon Peter
Apr 26, 1981
Satan wants is to sift out our faith. If he can do it by suffering, he will try that. If he can do it by wealth, he will try that.
Is There Good Anxiety?
Apr 21, 1981
God intends for us to lift up our eyes to the whole panorama of reality and remember his sovereignty.
In Praise of Those Who Help Us Praise
Apr 21, 1981
A pastor expresses his gratitude to those who minister in his church through music.
The Power of Hope
Apr 19, 1981
If we are going to love like Jesus loved, even in times of great stress and worry, then we must be filled with living hope.
Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
Apr 17, 1981
Both thieves wanted to be saved from death. But O how differently they sought their salvation.
The Holiness of God, Our Sin, and the Love of Jesus
Apr 16, 1981
God loves his holiness with infinite love and cherishes his purity. This is the starting point for understanding God and man and the world. If we don't start here everything goes askew.
Our Incense Before the Lamb
Apr 14, 1981
Have you ever thought of your prayers as the aroma of heaven?
O, That You Knew the Terms of Peace!
Apr 12, 1981
Jesus Christ is always eager and willing to make peace with anyone who will accept the terms of peace he offers.
Pow-Wow with the Pastor
Apr 7, 1981
How do you satisfy your pastor-congregation communication needs?
Bethlehem’s Nerve System
How It Works
Mar 31, 1981
A church’s governing nerve system needs the divine stimuli that comes through its members.
The Local Church: Minimum Vs. Maximum
Mar 29, 1981
There are at least seven qualifications if a group wants to be a church in the NT sense.
New Year’s Resolutions? Oops.
Mar 24, 1981
The possibilities of joyful service are too great to let yourself be paralyzed by the past.
The Cosmic Church
Mar 22, 1981
The church is the cosmic showcase of God's mercy, but he gets cosmic reproach when we fail to receive his mercy with joy.
Early Services in History
Mar 17, 1981
An early church service is the mark of a vibrant church.
Mar 15, 1981
God gives us spiritual gifts so that we can help our brothers and sisters fight the good fight of faith.
The Spirit of Thankfulness
Mar 10, 1981
One of the things you do when you are full of the Holy Spirit is spill over with gratitude to God for everything.
Be Filled with the Spirit
Mar 8, 1981
The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.
The Spirit of Joy
Mar 3, 1981
It is possible for your face and heart to be filled with both sorrow and joy when you are filled with the Holy Spirit.
Let Us Walk by the Spirit
Mar 1, 1981
From the moment you awake, till your head hits the pillow again, the Spirit waits to walk with you.
The Spirit of Encouragement
Feb 24, 1981
Open the window of God’s promises and let the Spirit blow into every room of your heart.
The Baptism and the Genealogy of Jesus
Sunday Evening Message
Feb 23, 1981
You can learn more from a book if you stop and ask it questions than if you just read it passively. That includes the Bible too.
That Which Is Born of the Spirit Is Spirit
The Role of the Holy Spirit in Conversion
Feb 22, 1981
Something has to happen if we are to be saved from the wrath of God. We must be profoundly changed.
The Spirit of Spring
Feb 17, 1981
No one can stop the coming of spring — in nature or in the church — when God has appointed its time.