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Podcast: Unless You Repent

 

Do you believe that some people experience tragedy because they are worse sinners than others? Jesus says, “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Judgment is coming for us all…unless we repent. The only reason we haven’t perished yet is because Jesus has said to the Father, “Let it alone, sir.” God is patient, but a definite time of reckoning is coming soon.

Podcast: How Many Will Be Saved?

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How many people will be saved? Will everyone be saved? Most people? Some? While Jesus never gives us a specific number, He does tell us that there are many people who think that they will be saved but will not be able. We are only able to enter into salvation through the narrow door. Many try to enter in through other ways, but will soon find that they are on the outside looking in. Listen from Luke 13:22-30 to hear Jesus answer the question, “Are there just a few who are being saved?”

Podcast: God Does Not Forget

God will not forget one word, one action, one person, or one work of the Holy Spirit. There is nothing we can hide from God. He is all-knowing and perfect in His knowledge. The only time He ever forgets anything is when He chooses to. Open your Bibles and follow along in Luke 12:1-12.

Podcast: How to Serve Without a Title

Do you have to be a pastor before you are truly able to serve God? Do you have to be a staff member of a church in a paid position? What if you don’t have an official “title” at your church? Listen to God’s Word from Colossians 3 to see how you can serve God by doing whatever work God has given you to do in whatever location He has placed you. You can glorify God by being an artist, construction worker, landscaper, teacher, custodian, waiter, or any number of jobs. In the end, what matters isn’t so much what you do, it is how you do it: with love, forgiveness, humility, and thanksgiving.

Knowing the Bible Without Knowing Jesus

Luke 10 gives us the privilege of listening in on an intimate conversation between the Father and the Son. As we listen, we learn that Jesus rejoices as He prays. He praises the Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for something very specific in verse 21:

“…I praise You…that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.”

It may seem unusual to us that Jesus would pray such a thing. How can it be that God would ever hide his truth from some while only to reveal it to others?

As we are wondering, Jesus turns to his disciples and tells them how blessed their eyes are for what they see. “Many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them,” (v. 24) Jesus explains. Yet these men were not just his disciples. These are the infants who had God’s truth revealed to them. Some were unlearned fishermen. All were average guys who were nothing special. Yet these are the very infants to whom God chose to reveal himself. (more…)