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Messages with tag - Church

Sun, Oct 06, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:23
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 12 secs
The Bible tells us that all believers are part of the body of Christ. What does that mean? Listen to this lesson to learn five facts explaining that Christ is the head of the Church and all those who trust in Him as their Savior make up His body. Understand what fullness refers to and that it is only when we study and learn what the Word of God says that we can reach God’s goal for us to be like His Son.
Thu, Sep 06, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 10 secs
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of the church is and when it began? If so, listen to this lesson to begin an absorbing study of ecclesiology and the perspective it gives us of our world today. Find out many uses of the word ekklesia and that it has different meanings in the Old and New Testament. See that the Apostle Paul refers to the church as a mystery that was not known in ancient times but has been revealed after Christ’s resurrection. Learn that there is only one church but many local groups that all belong to the body of Christ.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Series: God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations (2014)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 22 secs
Perhaps today! Are you eagerly looking forward to Christ's return in the air at the Rapture? Listen to this lesson to learn about the doctrine of imminency and how it should affect each of us. Understand thirteen distinct differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ. Marvel at the remarkable prophecy of Daniel's seventieth week and the amazingly precise timetable it lays out for the Jews. Be challenged to live every day as if the Rapture would happen at any moment.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Passage: Romans 11:15-27
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 13 secs
God's thoughts are not our thoughts so no wonder we're full of questions. Listen to this lesson to learn answers from the Apostle Paul to two burning questions. Find out how God opened the floodgates of blessing to the world through the Gentiles and understand the illustrations of the lump of dough and the root of the olive tree. Hear how Christians and Jews were both involved in the Zionist movement to return the Jews to the land and rest in the knowledge that the gifts and the promises of God are irrevocable.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Passage: Romans 11:1-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 34 secs
Just because you're a powerful warrior for God one day doesn't mean you can't become a whining, sniveling, namby-pamby coward the next. Listen to this lesson to find out how God came to the rescue of this prophet of Israel and interrupted his pity party. Follow Paul's argument for why the Jews should trust that God will keep all His promises to them in spite of their rejections of Him. Gain courage in your own life with the assurance that God is just as faithful to us and see how we can't second guess the methods God uses to fulfill His Word.
Sun, Sep 08, 2013
Passage: Matthew 1:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 47 secs
What's your favorite TV courtroom drama? From Perry Mason in the past to modern day real-life court cases, many eagerly relish these shows. Listen to this lesson to learn that the Gospel of Matthew presents a legal argument and courtroom case for the Lord Jesus Christ as the Messianic King. Discover Matthew's three main purposes in the book and find out how Matthew's Gospel is the most Jewish of the four Gospels. See that the underlying message to us today is to become disciples, which means to become serious students of the Word of God.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013
Passage: Romans 9:6-13
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 6 secs
Can we count on God to keep His promises? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Apostle Paul wrestles with this question concerning God's promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Find out what it means to be Jewish and how those long lists of generations in the Bible are not there to put us to sleep. Watch out for "wolves in sheep's clothing" who say they are our spiritual teachers but don't stick to Bible texts.
Tue, May 14, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:14-21 & Amos 9
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 28 secs
How did the early church use the Old Testament to settle disputes about the Gentiles' role in the body of Christ? James in Acts 15 goes to the book of Amos and under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit uses a "fuller sense" of the text to apply to the Church Age. Listen to this lesson to learn how Christ now being seated at the right hand of God instead of on David's throne means the church does not replace God's promises to Israel. Find out how the Masoretes translated the scriptures in the early centuries to leave out any references to the Messiah.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013
Passage: Acts 14:21-15:4
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 24 secs
Paul's first missionary journey ignites an explosion of new believers in Jesus Christ across Asia Minor. Not willing to leave these converts in their "diapers", he and Barnabas face extreme danger as they go back and teach doctrine to start these "baby" believers on the road to maturity. Meanwhile, some Pharisee believers insist that the Gentile believers must be circumcised. Listen to this lesson to see how Paul demonstrates the role of a pastor and how circumcision was not just a religious ritual but was an act of patriotism to the Jews. Find out what the political landscape was like in the 1st century and follow the dynamic timeline of the early church.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
Passage: Acts 14:1-7
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 13 secs

As the church expands, we see a trend toward the future disconnect of Christian Jews as a sect meeting in the synagogue. The move is from a Jewish framework to a Gentile framework. Great multitudes of Jews and Gentiles in Iconium responded to Paul’s message in their synagogue. The Jews who were not obedient to the message of God’s grace stirred up a serious division. Paul and Barnabas had to flee to Lystra and Derbe where they continued to preach the gospel. Study all that is understood in the word believe. Is the word here for unbelieving the opposite of believing? How is this word translated in other passages?