Different empires, kingdoms, nations, and countries have risen to power throughout the centuries. Each one thought it would last forever, but history has proven time and again that it's only a matter of time before they fall and their place will be taken by another. There is one kingdom though that the Prophet Daniel revealed will last forever, and it won't be established by human rulers. It will be established by God!
You can be afraid of God or you can fear God. There's a big difference and the Prophet Daniel and his friends demonstrate that for us in this message.
There are times when you find yourself faced with two not so great options without realizing that sometimes there's an "Option C". The prophet Daniel and his friends are going to help us turn to God when it seems like there's no logical way out.
People need people. It's a universal truth. And it's especially true that we need each other because sometimes we can't see what God is doing in our lives without the help of our fellow Christians.
There are so many situations that we go through that feel like there's no way out. But, I've got some good news for you. Even when we can't see a way out, our God who has the power to do impossible miracles does!
Greed and lying are universal temptations that we don't necessarily like to talk about, but we need to talk about them because they both can destroy our relationship with our LORD and negatively impact those we love. This message will help you learn how to address these temptations with the LORD's help.
Fear lets sin linger. When we see someone doing something wrong, we are so terrified of saying something, that we will do almost anything apart from confronting it. But God calls us to be courageous. His Word is filled with commands to correct, confront, and rebuke out of love for Jesus, love for the sinner, and love for those affected by the sinner’s actions. This message’s goal is peace, both the peace of addressing issues and the peace of mind knowing that you did something to address the sin in your midst.
Most of us have a sin (or two) that we never confess, at least not to our fellow believers. It is way too awkward to talk about that struggle, so we keep it between us and God, hoping that somehow, in some way, things will change. Sadly, they don’t (and instead get worse). But what if we said it? What if we confessed our sins to one another? Would our worst fears come true? Or would we find freedom in allowing our Christian friends to pray, encourage, and forgive us in Jesus’ name?
The message of God's free grace can seem absolutely foolish to us. But as we see in this message, foolish or not, it's still free and it still saves you and me.
In this message we transition between Elijah and Elisha's ministries. And in this we'll see the importance of passing the baton of God's work from one generation to the next.