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Amos: Sheepherder, Fig-picker, Used by God (Amos 1:1,2)

May 04, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 36:11 (33.3 MB)

Amos, who prophesied about 760 years before Jesus, during a time of materialism and paganism, was a lowly person. God is in the business of using lowly people, and He can use us too. One of the chief ways we can be used is by praying for others.

Pray for Souls (1 Timothy 2)

April 27, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 33:03 (30.4 MB)

It is God's desire that all would come to knowledge of the truth, but not all will. We can be aligned with God's desires by praying for the souls of people who do not know Him. For it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.

Our Two Enemies Defeated by the King

April 20, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 35:52 (33 MB)

Sin and death are our two greatest enemies but Jesus defeated sin on the cross and death by His resurrection. The two are linked since the price of sin is death. Although all will face death, so all will rise again. For believers, the fear is removed.

The King Enters Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-11)

April 13, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 45:16 (41.6 MB)

While Jerusalem was focused on many other things, Jesus was focused on the cross. The people cried for this king to save them immediately from oppression, but first He had to come to be their spiritual savior, which meant He had to die.

God Himself, Working in You, and Me (1 Thessalonians 5:22-28)

April 06, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 40:06 (36.9 MB)

We are to avoid evil, but we do not have to do it alone. The Holy Spirit is working in us and God will never give up on us; He is faithful to complete the work of sanctification, which began on the cross. Dwell not on past sin, but on Him who is able.

Do Not Put Out the Spirit's Fire (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)

March 30, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 40:43 (37.4 MB)

When Christians say no to God, it may be because they are afraid of the refining fire of the Spirit. Rather than resist, we should pray for that fire to burn ever hotter. We can feed it, and warm our cold hearts, with the fuel of His word.

Joyful, Prayerful, Thankful (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

March 23, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 33:58 (31.2 MB)

God has given us the precious ability to be joyful always through obedience and by abiding in His love, to be prayerful continually as we have an ongoing conversation with God, and to be thankful in all things because the Lord is good.

Forgiveness or Revenge? (1 Thessalonians 5:15)

March 16, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 43:39 (40.1 MB)

Rather than bear a grudge, forgive those who have hurt you. Not only forgive, but also bless them from your heart. Though we cannot do this on our own, God will give us the ability. A life lived without forgiving is a prison.

One Size Doesn't Fit All (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

March 09, 2014

Pastor Rich Chapman   Length: 23:35 (21.7 MB)

Each of us as Christians has different struggles and different strengths. We should use our strengths to help our brothers in Christ. Today's verse gives four examples of how we can lift others up, but they require that we sacrifice our time.

The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 9:57-62)

March 02, 2014

Alex Morse   Length: 40:37 (37.3 MB)

How valuable is Jesus to you? The way we follow Jesus shows how much or little we value Him. The cost of following Jesus is to carry our cross daily. There will always be things that compete for our attention, but none more valuable than Him.

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