These are fascinating times in the world. On a planet teeming with 7 billion people, a change in the religious leader for 1.2 billion of them represents a significant event. How do the Pope and the Catholic church fit into Bible prophecy?
Christians should have a healing, preserving influence on others, to be the "salt of the earth".
God chooses ordinary people. Some of us may think the Lord can't use us. We may not know what our gifts are yet because sometimes God does't activate our gifts until we step up to serve Him.
Sister Gaby seemed like the ideal person to have around at first. But time revealed the detrimental effects of keeping company with her. Find out if she is a guest in your home ...
How much do you value your liberty, how precious is it to you? Throughout the Bible one of God's primary purposes for His people was to free them from physical oppression and to liberate them from their spiritual bondage. Does freedom from the law mean we no longer need to keep the ten commandments? Pastor Doug shows how sin is slavery.
The sermon focuses on the parable of the lost sheep. Like sheep who wander, people wander from God. Without an initiative from God, they are in trouble. We are to join God in loving searching for the Lord's lost sheep.
Jesus encouraged us to "consider the lilies." Flowers teach us about the Lord. Christ was probably noting a scarlet red lily in Palestine. God made us to appreciate the beauty of flowers. Flowers clearly show us that there is a Designer who not only loves beauty, but loves each one of us.
God tells us in His Word that He can give us revival. We need to be revived and the Lord wants us to give our lives to Him.
The parable of the workers in the vineyard teaches us that we ought to sacrifice all things for Christ's sake. Even though we have earned the wages of sin (death), we are offered the gift of God (eternal life).
When we think about perfection and Christianity there are a lot of misconceptions. While some Scriptures indicate we are to be perfect, there are many other passages that show how we are all corrupt. Imperfect Bible characters were called perfect. Are we expected to be perfect?
There are many myths about Mary, the mother of Jesus. Was she divine? Is it proper to call her the "mother of God"? Was she sinless? Should we worship Mary or pray to her? Where is Mary now? In this program Pastor Doug Batchelor presents the answers to these questions.
What is the unpardonable sin? Is there a point of no return in our lives? Can we silence the voice of the Holy Spirit? Some think it is murder, but Moses murdered someone and God forgave him. The same with David. Others think it is suicide, though it seems Samson took his own life. This sermon looks at what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
There are many different rocks in the Bible. Perhaps one of the most interesting stones was the one that covered the tomb of Jesus. If it could speak, what would it say? This sermon looks at what happened immediately after Jesus died and then later His resurrection on Sunday morning.