Episode 1110 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. I've reconciled with my ex-husband. Are we still married in God's eyes? 2. Why did Jesus make wine if people were going to get drunk at the wedding? 3. What should I do after recognizing that I have idols in my life? 4. How can I explain to my friend why Christians worship on Sunday and not Saturday? 5. Should pastors cancel church on Christmas day? Today's Offer Inner Core Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – Why Did the Sabbath Day Change to Sunday?
The First Sunday in Advent: “Confident Hope in Jesus Christ” Giving thanks to God for His goodness to us in all things is always appropriate for Thanksgiving and Advent. I pray that each of you will ponder Jesus Christ in all His beauty and love as you walk through Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy God's provision and celebrate His grace! As we look to this coming Lord's Day, we enter the Advent Season, praising God for the blessing of our hope in Christ. And yet we realize that the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons are not always easy. We navigate family relationships and remember those whom we have lost. We embrace the beauty of the coming of Christ yet couple His birth with the reality of His life and death for our salvation. Biblical contrasts demonstrate how the advent of God's Son into this world speaks hope and joy for abundant life while recognizing the great cost to our Savior for our wholeness. This Sunday, in our sermon entitled, “Confident Hope in Jesus Christ,” we'll examine Titus 2:11-14. We'll see how we cannot separate the experience of God's grace and steadfast hope apart from Jesus Christ as loving Savior and almighty King. To enjoy all the benefits of being His, we embrace an intimate relationship with Jesus as His changes and shapes our hearts according to His image. To come prepared for worship, please be in prayer! Meditate upon Titus 2:11-14 and ponder the two appearing of Christ in our text. One looks back to the appearing of grace and the second looks forward to the appearing of glory. Consider how those realities shape our current experience in His power and love. In celebrating the Advent theme of hope, please also read 1 Peter 1:3-5. The hopeful expectation and anticipation of the Advent of the Lord Jesus is captured in our singing the Hymn of Praise “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” the Acclamation of Praise “Joy to the World! The Lord is Come,” and the Hymn of Response “Hail to the Lord's Anointed.” Come this Lord's Day, ready to have the hope of the gospel poured into your lives.
Happy Thanksgiving! As we're in the season of gratitude, we recount all the ways God has worked in our lives and how worship is to see what God is worth and to give him the honor & thanks that is due.Join us for Sundays each Sunday at 1pm PST - https://gp.online.churchTo find out more about our church, check out these sites!Website: https://www.gracepointonline.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracepointchurches/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracepointchurches/
On the heels of a road trip where several of our staff and students went out to a new college town to evangelize, Pastor Manny brings us a story from the Gospels where the disciples do something similar. As believers, we are all called to be sent out to share the good news of the Gospel. It's the mission each one of us has an obligation to go on, no matter how risky it is.Join us for Sundays each Sunday at 1pm PST - https://gp.online.church
Hey, y'all! Welcome to the Gary Church Podcast . . . from Gary Church, here in Wheaton, IL. We would love to have you worship with us! You may find more information about our next worship service at www.garychurch.org. This is the scripture and sermon from November 20, 2022, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost . . . Christ the King Sunday! Our scripture is read by John-Mark Bilezikian (00:05) and the sermon by Rev. Dr. Chris Pierson “With Joy Giving Thanks” (01:46). At Gary Church our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!Colossians 1:11-20 Revised Common LectionaryVideo of the entire November 20, 2022 Worship Service at Gary Church
Money can be a touchy subject, particularly in the church. Nevertheless, money plays a central role in our personal lives and in the advancement of God's kingdom. Therefore, the Bible addresses financial issues head-on. In our passage for this Sunday, the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall is once again interrupted. This time, however, the conflict is not external but internal. Ungodly financial dealings have put the entire economy of the Jewish community on the brink of collapse. Those with financial power have used their position to take advantage of those with fewer financial resources. As a result, the average citizen has become unable to provide for themselves and their families. They have been forced into debt to buy food and pay their taxes. Many of the Jews have even sold themselves or their children into indentured servitude. As the economy is falling apart the work on the wall cannot continue. What is Nehemiah to do? What we will see in our text is that if the Kingdom of God will advance God's people must repent of their wicked ways and obey God's teaching on finances. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Nehemiah 5, Deuteronomy 23:19-20, Psalm 24:1, Proverbs 22:7, Matthew 6:21-24, 2 Corinthians 9:7, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, and this article on misunderstood verses about finances.
To print out the scripture reading for the coming week and the sermon notes, please go to http://nvbc.net/stream. I Chron 15: 1-12 It's interesting that David (and Joshua) tell the people to prepare ... consecrate prior to what is going to happen the next day. What is consecration? How do you prepare that? Do we practice that today? We shall look into what does consecration look like and what it takes to do it ... and it's consequences. - Sunday, November 20, 2022
Hey, y'all! Welcome to the Gary Church Podcast . . . from Gary Church, here in Wheaton, IL. We would love to have you worship with us! You may find more information about our next worship service at www.garychurch.org. This is the scripture and sermon from November 13, 2022, the Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost! Our scripture is read by Dr. Gene Green (00:05) and the sermon by Rev. Dr. Chris Pierson “God's Gift to You” (02:21). At Gary Church our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!Luke 12:22-34 Revised Common LectionaryVideo of the entire November 13, 2022 Worship Service at Gary Church
When things are going well on a project or something that needs to be done oftentimes opposition arises that will try to put an end to the good that is occurring. We should expect opposition and the cause can come in a variety of ways, it could be jealousy, pride, change, or being excluded. Whatever the reason, someone or something will find a reason to oppose the good work that is being done. How much more true is that for the Christian life especially when God's Kingdom work is going well? Nehemiah 3 tells us that the work of rebuilding the wall was underway and things were moving in a positive direction. Many people were involved, gates were being repaired, the wall was being built, and much progress was being made. Then we come to Nehemiah 4 and opposition arises. So, how did Nehemiah respond when this happened? This Sunday we will see that Nehemiah handles the opposition he faces by praying, making a plan, and remembering the Lord is fighting for him. As we live our lives and deal with opposition, may we by God's grace and mercy through Christ follow and remember Nehemiah's response when opposition arises. In preparation for Sunday's sermon, please read Nehemiah 3-4, Exodus 15:3, Matthew 27:41-43, and Ephesians 6:12,
Episode 1095 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Should Christians mirror the miraculous parts of Jesus's ministry? 2. How should Christian worship services be ordered? 3. Is the worship service a place for political discourse? 4. Can my habitual sins make me lose my salvation or prove that I am not saved? Today's Offer Called to War: The Christian and the Military Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – Can I Lose My Salvation?
It's Wednesday, November 9th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark and Adam McManus Thailand legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy In Thailand, the country's Public Health Ministry legalized abortions up to 20 weeks of pregnancy at the end of last month. The move extends a previous law which allowed the murder of unborn babies up to 12 weeks. Pro-abortion legislation in the country is new. Thailand had criminalized abortion as recently as 2020. Canadian court acquitted pastor for in-person worship services Last Tuesday, the Provincial Court of Alberta acquitted a Canadian pastor of violating COVID-19 restrictions on in-person worship services. Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church spent three weeks in jail last year for refusing to abide by the government's worship bans. In a blog post, Pastor Stephens praised God for the victory while calling for repentance in Canada. He wrote, “Our society with its laws, mandates, and opinions reflect a change of ‘god' with corresponding views of authority and humanity that will lead to dystopia unless there is repentance.” Psalm 37:1-3 says, “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.” Victors include Huckabee Sanders, DeSantis, Rubio, and Polis Tens of millions of Americans headed to the polls yesterday for the 2022 midterm elections. At stake is control of both houses of Congress and 36 governorships. FiveThirtyEight released their final election forecast yesterday. Republicans were widely favored to win the U.S. House of Representatives. They were also slightly favored to win the Senate with a 59% chance of control over Democrats' 41% chance. The victors included New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu, Arkansas Republican Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, Ohio Republican Senator-elect J.D. Vance, and Colorado Democratic Governor Jared Polis, a self-professed homosexual. Republican Greg Abbott beat Democrat Richard “Beto” O'Rourke Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott beat celebrity Democratic candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O'Rourke 55.8% to 43.0%, reports the Texas Tribune. Listen to what the Fox News panel had to say about O'Rourke last night, starting with Britt Hume. HUME: “O'Rourke is becoming the Charlie Crist of Texas.” (chuckles) MARTHA MacCALLUM: “He's gone from the cover of Vanity Fair magazine and this shining hope of the Democrat Party. Jessica, your thoughts on what has happened to Beto O'Rourke. Does this seal the deal? Is he done now in politics or not?” JESSICA TARLOV: “If the evening goes as I expect it to for Stacey Abrams as well, there's going to be a lot of soul searching about where you're dumping your money when you go on Act Blue. There are a lot of people whose races are a lot closer. “These are celebrity candidates. I think that there have been incredible messaging moments that are going to have rallied the Democratic base and made you really focus on the issues that matter to us as a party. They are seemingly just not great candidates to win statewide office and I hope people will take stock of that.” Senate races too close to call at 10:33pm central Tuesday night According to Fox News, a number of the hotly contested races for U.S. Senate were too close to call at The Worldview's press deadline last night at 10:33pm Central. They include the races in Georgia between Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Hershel Walker, in Pennsylvania between Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, and in Wisconsin between Republican Senator Ron Johnson and Democrat challenger Mandela Barnes. A look at the past 22 midterm elections In a column entitled “The 2022 Midterm Elections: What The Historical Data Suggests,” John Wooley wrote, “In the 22 midterm elections from 1934 -2018, the President's party has averaged a loss of 28 House seats and four Senate seats. The president's party gained seats in the House only three times, but gained seats in the Senate on six occasions. The president's party has gained seats in both houses only twice. “The incumbent president's ability to launch new major policy initiatives would be greatly weakened under divided government. If the Democrats lose control of either House, the Administration can expect to be the target of numerous congressional inquiries.” New York Christians want to be able to defend themselves at church A church in New York State is challenging a law that bans guns in places of worship. The New York law prohibits the carrying of firearms in houses of worship regardless of whether a church “prefers to permit—or even encourage—people to carry a firearm on its premises.” First Liberty Institute filed the lawsuit last Thursday on behalf of His Tabernacle Family Church. The lawsuit accuses New York of making churches choose between their First and Second Amendment rights as well as leaving them particularly vulnerable to violence. Daughter of 107-year-old South Carolinian woman gives God the glory And finally, a Christian woman from South Carolina celebrated her 107th birthday last month. Adell Julie Thompson was born October 10, 1915. She told WLTX News 19 she does what the Bible tells her: “I had no dream of being 107 years. But the Lord spared me, and I try to do the right thing.” Thompson has lived through 18 U.S. presidencies. Her legacy includes three children, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. Thompson's daughter gave God the glory for her mother's long life. DAUGHTER: “I get to be here to do this interview about my mama, with my momma alive and well, in her right mind, my family members that's all around it. That's all I can say. To God be the glory and I thank God for every moment of it.” Proverbs 3:16 says of the wisdom from God, “Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, November 9th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.