August 28, 2016
Length: 33:43 (31 MB)
The picture that we identify with through baptism is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus tells us to be baptized and He himself was baptized. It is a sign of obedience and a witness to others of our commitment to follow Christ.
August 21, 2016
Length: 22:57 (21.2 MB)
Hopelessness makes it hard to go on, but God wants to give us His hope through the Holy Spirit. Although there is natural hope, which is really just wishful thinking, spiritual hope is a confident expectation. This is the hope that will keep us going.
August 14, 2016
Length: 40:05 (36.8 MB)
We are not called to be Lone Ranger Christians, but rather to help one another through love, devotion, acceptance, instruction, service, forbearance, and forgiveness. We call this Koinonia: partnership and participation.
August 07, 2016
Length: 40:04 (36.8 MB)
There are many things to flee from--lust, ambition, worry--but how do you flee what's inside of you? You must be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Instead, run to things that are good: righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
July 31, 2016
Length: 30:15 (27.9 MB)
We were created in order to do good works, but in order to be useful to the Lord, we must cleanse ourselves from things that are impure, or in error. As C.T. Studd said, "Only one life 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."
July 24, 2016
Length: 38:52 (35.7 MB)
The cornerstone and foundation of salvation is Jesus, so it is not true that there are many paths to heaven. God's seal is upon this foundation and those who build on it are His. Who do you belong to? Can anyone tell?
July 17, 2016
Length: 39:35 (36.4 MB)
If a part of the body loses the flow of blood, gangrene sets in and spreads. The same is true of false teachings, which cut us off from the truth. We need to teach the truth of God's Word often, and not quarrel about small matters.
July 10, 2016
Length: 42:43 (39.3 MB)
Many of God's sayings are conditional statements and Pastor Rich presents several examples. Some put conditions on us for a blessing, or for removal of blessings. One of the most powerful though is that if we are faithless, He remains faithful.
July 03, 2016
Length: 38:31 (35.4 MB)
To remember Jesus, we must bring Him to the front of our minds. In physical trials, we can recall His pain. In discouragement, take comfort that He is alive and His Word cannot be stopped. When facing persecution, remember He is worth fighting for!
June 26, 2016
Length: 42:05 (38.7 MB)
We are not all called to be pastors, but we are all called to follow Jesus. Paul compared the difficulty of this to being a soldier, an athlete, or a farmer. Like them, followers may face some loss and hardship, but God's grace will see them through.