Past PTM/CWR Posts

“Our Journey of Faith” May 02, 2017

April 30, 2017

“As our series on faith continues, we continue to study from Hebrews 11 and consider seven critically important facets of faith.”
John 10, Romans 4, Philippians 1
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“In this first of a three-part series about faith, we define and explain the core elements of living faith — the faith that only God can give.”
Hebrews 11, Ephesians 2, 2 Corinthians 5
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“Join us as we consider yet another time when, just after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples, yet initially they had no idea who he was.”
Keynote Scripture: John 21:1-14, 1Peter 2

“Two Brothers” Friday, April 28, 2017

April 26, 2017

“Two Brothers” < Click here to listen!

“Whether it’s the two brothers of Luke 15 or the two brothers of A River Runs Through It “Two Brothers” will help you consider God’s infinite love, and the special relationship he offers to you.”

Luke 15

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“The Lost and the Found” < Click here to listen!
“The gospel often turns our expectations upside down — so that those who think they are religious found — who think they have it made — may actually be lost. And those who think that God has given up on them — there just might be hope.”
“Keynote Scripture: Luke 18, Matthew 23”

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“A Different Gospel” < Click here to listen!

“Are you hearing the “real thing”? There’s only one gospel of Jesus Christ. All other gospels are pretenders and imposters. As Paul says, “a different gospel … is really no gospel at all” (Galatians 1:6-7).”

Keynote Scripture: Galations 1

“Hijacking Christianity” April 25, 2017

April 23, 2017

“Religious legalism may seem to have the same external signs as authentic Christianity, but it’s going a different direction. A hijacked plane still has all of the external signage outside that identifies it as an airline with a commendable mission — but internally, a different mission is being planned. There is more to real Christianity than meets the eye.”
Matthew 15
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“Christendom is filled with talk of “prayers that work.” But what about prayers that don’t “work”? Is there more to prayer than convincing God to give you what you want?”
Luke 9
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“After Jesus was resurrected, he joined two of his disciples as they walked away from Jerusalem.They did not recognize him and he seemed completely unaware of what had taken place that last week in Jerusalem. The irony is that Jesus as the Stranger didn’t seem to know what was going on but he was actually the only one who really knew.”Keynote Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

“He Is The Door” April 21, 2017

April 19, 2017

“He Is The Door” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus is “the door” and he opens up full and abundant life for us. Find out what that means — don’t miss today’s sermon.”
Keynote Scripture: John 10New International Version (NIV)
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

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“Do You Believe?” < Click here to listen!

“Christian faith is not a matter of swallowing religious beliefs. Christians should believe, but in what? Is your God too small?”
Keynote Scripture: Ephesians 3, 1 Peter1

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“Doubt and Faith” < Click here to listen!
“Christians know about “Doubting Thomas” and generally don’t want to identify with him, but doubt isn’t the opposite of faith. Doubt helps us on our way to faith.”
Keynote Scripture: John 8 & 20

“The Humility of Christ”

April 18, 2017

“What is humility, and how was the Son of God and Creator of the Universe humble? In today’s sermon Greg talks about how God has our interests in mind.”
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“Keynote Scripture:” “Philippians 2New International Version (NIV)…3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: …”
At the end of the program Greg says…”an_INHUMAN_act, something that can only be done by the life of the risen Lord; who lives His life within us!!!”

“Suffering With Christ” April 17, 2017

April 16, 2017

“Suffering With Christ”
“Many Christians see suffering as a consequence for sin, but is it correct to say that all suffering is a result of sin? In this season when we consider Jesus’ suffering, it’s appropriate to take a look at suffering in the Christian life and why Christians suffer.”
“1 Peter 2New International Version (NIV)…18-25”
Keynote Scripture:

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John 19-20

“Was it a coincidence that Mary thought the risen Jesus Christ was a gardener – or did Jesus plan that? Celebrate Easter with us!”

Keynote Scripture:  John 12:23-24

“Hidden With Christ” April 14, 2017

April 12, 2017

“Hidden With Christ”
“Join us for this annual victory celebration for the Body of Christ — the day commemorating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The wonderful truth of this day is that we are hidden with Christ.”
Colossians 1-3, Galatians 2, Romans 6
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“We invite you to an Easter celebration. We will not simply honor the legacy of a good man, a man who once was. We will celebrate the Rock, the cornerstone of our faith, our risen Lord, who is, who triumphed over death and the grave.”
Mark 16
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“He Can’t Stop Loving You!” < Click here to listen!

“Days before his own brutal death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, Jesus stood before a tomb and demanded that death release Lazarus. Lazarus came forth — just as we all can — because of the limitless love of God.”
Keynote Scripture: John 11

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“A Brand New Start” April 11, 2017

April 9, 2017

“When you die and arrive at the pearly gates of heaven, why should God let you in? Greg’s sermon shines the spotlight of grace on spiritual transformation, as we center our worship in and on our Lord and Savior.”
John 3, James 1
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“Greg talks about what it means to be a witness of our risen Lord — what it involves and what it doesn’t. Join us as we worship our risen Lord and ponder how God, in his grace, shares the good news with others.”
Luke 24
Keynote Scripture:

Hosea 3

“Sorrow and Joy”

April 7, 2017

“Sorrow and Joy” < Click here to listen!
“Sorrow and Joy”
“Palm Sunday when we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was a joyous occasion as was Jesus’ resurrection one week later. Those two joyful events were bookends to a week of sorrows. Greg’s sermon focuses on the meaning of Jesus entering the city.”
Keynote Scripture: Isaiah 50
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“”Only God Is Holy” < Click here to listen!
“Only God Is Holy”
“Christians are holy people. But how do we become and remain holy? Is it something we do? Find out in today’s message.”
Keynote Scripture: 1Peter 1

“Towel and Basin” April 06, 2017

April 4, 2017

“In his message today, Greg takes a close look at a biblical account showing the extent of Jesus’ humility. It’s the time when Jesus washed his disciples feet. Jesus served his companions by washing their feet when no one else volunteered. In doing so he showed how deeply he loves us.”
John 13, 1John 1
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Sinful Temptations
“Sinful Temptations” < Click here to listen!
“Matthew 4:1-11 tells us how Jesus dealt with Satan’s temptations. In today’s message Greg discusses three keys for dealing with temptation we can learn from Jesus’ example.”
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“Grace Without Works” < Click here to listen!

“Grace comes from God but what does our works have to do with grace? Listen to today’s message to learn the answer.”
Titus 2
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A side note:
Titus 2:11
Of eighteen translations studied, only four state “For the grace of God that brings/bringeth salvation has/hath appeared to all men,”. Most read something to the effect that grace has appeared, bringing salvation everyone. The point being that unless unbenounced to the Christian religion, God has miraculously revealed into the minds of billions who no nothing of the bible…and of all those who do, but don’t become Christians in this lifetime because the Holy Spirit will convict them guilty of being spiritually wrong in the resurrection; then the grace of God has not “appeared to all men”(meaning mankind)!
Just my opinion, Apauper2

“Suffering Love” April 02, 2017

March 30, 2017

“Suffering is woven like a tapestry into the experience of God’s love expressed for you and me, and the expressions of his love that we pass on to others, by his grace.”
Keynote Scripture: Philippians 2:1-5
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“When it’s a new school year, it’s a great time to be reminded that our God of faith and salvation is also our Great Educator and our Great Scientist.”
Genesis 1

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“One God” < Click here to listen!

“There are many gods that compete for our attention and our allegiance, but only one true God. He is one, yet Father, Son and Holy Spirit. By his grace you can know him, be united and connected with him, and have a personal relationship with him.”
Exodus 20

“It’s All About Grace” Mar. 29, 2017

March 27, 2017

“Greg concludes, in this final sermon of his three-part series on God’s grace, that we either trust in what Jesus has done, is doing, or will do – or we trust in what we have done, are doing, and will do. We must make a choice – it cannot be both.”
Romans 4
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“We are justified by a righteousness apart from the law. We struggle with God’s grace because humanly we can’t comprehend why God favors us with his grace. He has nothing to gain – he has no apparent motive. It’s all about faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone.”
Romans 3

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“In Need of Grace” < Click here to listen!

“In this first of a three-part series on grace Greg talks about two men named Paul. Today, Greg explains how one of his favorite movies (Cool Hand Luke) and one of his favorite actors (Paul Newman) illustrates our need of God’s amazing grace.”
“Romans 2 …29…and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. …”

“This Magic Moment” < Click here to listen!

“By God’s grace we can live free of guilt and shame – we can implicitly trust in God, just like a little child. We can come to know God in a magic moment, and live eternally with him in magic moments.”

Matthew 18, John 3 & 10

“Just Sayin”

November 18, 2016

Racism is contingent on which race is in control, the controlled race tries to gain control by pretensive innocence of racism. If control is gained, then the truth of their identical racism is revealed! It is human nature… just sayin!
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About the age of the earth and humanity issue.
God is in control of time, which can be lenghthened or shortened miraculously by God.
Genesis 1:5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
No mention of twenty-four hours here.
Genesis 1:18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
Notice the word “govern”.
Genesis 6:3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
Genesis 8:13 By the first day of the first month of Noah’s six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
An obvious alteration of time by God.
2 Corinthians 2:11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
Revelation 12:9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Satan has the power to alter the strata confusing the carbon dating method of determining the age of earth and humanity.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Proverbs 28:26 Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Human thoughts cannot be trusted about the spiritual realm.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
This is when the issue about the age of the earth and humanity will be revealed! Just sayin!

Anxiety

January 25, 2017

If anxiety becomes habitual during the formative years, it can become a permanent disorder. Anxiety can cause reoccurrence of a compulsive habit, worrying about something happening can cause it to occur. The pre-existing disorder is always there, trying to creep into presence of mind, falsely interferring with whats on the mind; causing disturbance that shouldn’t be there. God may not heal it, but empowers us ignore it for what it is and leaving it where it belongs; back in the misguided developing mind of childhood!!! Lee Stanford Shears Jan. 25, 2017
“Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Job 3:25 What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

“James 1New International Version (NIV)…5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

Anxiety Disorder

November 17, 2016

In my unprofessional opinion and personal experience, anxiety disorder begins in childhood persists and becomes permanent during the formative years. Pre-existing it pre-occupies the conscious awareness falsely interferring with presense of mind. Causing false anxiety about everything that occurs in the thought processes. The natural tendancy is to try to rationalize it away with reasoning, which is impossible. Under the circumstances, knowing it’s present irrelevance to our situation…we can ignore the deceptive confusion; therefore avoiding an unecessary engrossed state of mind and maintaining mental-emotional alertness! It is more than just psychological, the fallen spiritual realm enters the picture and needs to be ushered out by our faithful savior Christ Jesus, in the Father with the Holy Spirit…the triune God!!! Hope this helps!

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“Crawling Under the Table” Mar. 26, 2017

March 24, 2017

“Guilt, shame and remorse can cause us to hide, to self-medicate or even deny reality by announcing we are something or someone we are not – and while the pain is real, such solutions are not. We can be absolutely transformed and rescued – join us as we discuss the Solution.”

Keynote Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10

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“No to Wrath and Yes to Love – Part 2” < Click here to listen!

“In this second message in our two part series we study Matthew 5:38-45, and the Jesus’ loving response to violence and hatred.”
Matthew 5, Philippians 2

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“No to Wrath and Yes to Love – Part 1” Mar. 23, 2017

March 20, 2017

“We replay this program from the tenth anniversary of 9-11-2001. This begins a two part series studying misunderstandings many have regarding the significance of the supreme demonstration of divine love given for us on the cross of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1: 18 & 2:2

“No to Wrath and Yes to Love – Part 1” Mar. 23, 2017

March 20, 2017

“We replay this program from the tenth anniversary of 9-11-2001. This begins a two part series studying misunderstandings many have regarding the significance of the supreme demonstration of divine love given for us on the cross of Christ.”
1 Corinthians 1: 18 & 2:2

“The Enemy of Faith” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus does not promise to keep us from the storms of life, but he will endure them with us and never forsake us. We have an enemy during the storms of our lives that can be conquered through Jesus.”
Mark 4

“God Is Faithful” < Click here to listen!

“Given enough time, human beings will eventually let you down. But God can always be relied upon. God always comes through.”
1 Corinthians 1

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“Child-like Belief” < Click here to listen!

“Spiritual re-birth from God renders us child-like again. What can we learn about faith from the trusting, open attitude of a child?”
Matthew 4, 6 & 18, John 3, Philippians 2

“A Son or a Hired Hand” Mar. 19, 2017

March 16, 2017

Luke 15, Ephesians 3, 1 John 4

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“When Religion Gives God a Bad Name” < Click here to listen!
“Faith dies when the spiritually hungry do not receive the Bread of Life, when those in desperate need are seduced by religious junk food and become convinced God can be gained or lost on the basis of human performance.”
“Jeremiah 2: …13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”

James 1: 26-27, John 7: 37-39

“Let God’s People Go!” < Click here to listen!

“Greg’s message today deals with the religious captivity which binds so many. He assures us that Jesus came to release us from all bondage and captivity.”
“Exodus 8:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
Exodus 8, Matthew 19, Luke 4, John 5

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“Jesus – And Now – Someone Completely Different” Mar. 15, 2017

March 13, 2017

“During his earthly ministry Jesus was not what anyone expected. More than that, the risen Lord who is ever present with us continues to turn our human expectations upside down.”
Proverbs 13, Matthew 6 & 16, Luke 18
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“Come and be refreshed and cleansed at the Lord’s Supper. Consider the lengths to which Jesus goes as he looks for each and every one of us. Give glory to God who brings Light into the dark places of our lives.”
Luke 15

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““But Even If He Does Not…”” < Click here to listen!

“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — it’s a revered story we all know – but what is the real moral of this story we read in the book of Daniel?”
Daniel 3
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“Daniel 3: … 22 The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach,…” A side note here…the_”KILLED — SOLDIERS”_and everyone else in this biblical account will be asked to yeild to Christ for eternal life…in the resurrection!!! Apauper2

“Dancing With Dinosaurs” Mar. 12, 2017

March 10, 2017

“Why hop on board the bus of Christ-less religion, which is either driving around in circles or heading in the wrong direction? Why not follow Jesus, who knows exactly where he is going?”
Keynote Scripture: Matthew 9:17

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“Building God’s House” < Click here to listen!
“Building God’s House”
“The body of Christ is bigger than any human enterprise can encompass or represent. God is building our eternal home.”
2 Samuel 7, Ephesians 3-4, Acts 7
“Building God’s House(church)…it’s not exclusive, it’s inclusive-everyone is welcome even those people that you and I would never invite to be part of the body of Christ…realize that you are not all of it!!!”
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“Generosity and Resentment” < Click here to listen!
“Generosity and Resentment”
“Can we be generous and resentful at the same time?”
Matthew 20

“Free Forgiveness” “God’s Love For You”(Mar. 08, 2017)

March 7, 2017

“Contrary to popular opinion, God is not waiting for you to make a mistake so he can punish you.”
Matthew 22, Romans 8, 1 John 4

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“Free Forgiveness” < Click here to listen!

“Because of God’s free forgiveness, citizens of God’s kingdom have no outstanding spiritual debts.”

Matthew 18

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“Frederick Buechner
HarperCollins, Sep 24, 1993 – Religion – 144 pages
In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a “beguiling” [Time] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.” – https://books.google.com/books/about/Wishful_Thinking.html?id=b13yad85C88C

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“Losing Your Religion — Embracing Grace” Mar. 06, 2017

March 5, 2017

 “Losing Your Religion — Embracing Grace” < Click here to listen!
“Religion is all about what you think you have done for God. Grace is all about what God has done for you. God’s grace will cause you to lose your religion.”
Galatians 1, Phillipians 3, Acts 9

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“A Far, Far Better Rest” < Click here to listen!
“A Far, Far Better Rest”
“Are you enjoying and experiencing a “far, far better rest” than you have ever known?”
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“Do You Really Want What You Deserve?” < Click here to listen!
“Do You Really Want What You Deserve?”
“The good news is that because of God’s grace we do not get what we deserve.”
Romans 6

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“The End of Religion” Mar. 02, 2017

March 1, 2017

 “The End of Religion” < Click here to listen!
“Jesus came to put an end to the oppressive demands of religion. Jesus didn’t and doesn’t care about all of the futile religious attempts to “get right with God” because in him God made it right.”
Hebrews 10

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“Be Content – Trust In God” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus tells us that the faith he imparts to us will help us overcome any and all obstacles we may encounter. Pastor Greg talks about some of the obstacles we can overcome with the faith God gives us, by his grace.”
Colossians 3

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“Making All Things New”

February 28, 2017

“Making All Things New” < Click here to listen!

“The focus of today’s sermon is that Christian life is always something new. Authentic Christianity often differs widely from the status quo of our culture. Authentic Christianity is also the precise opposite of religious traditions, prompting many in Christendom to protest, in a vain attempt to safeguard their traditions saying, “but, we’ve never done it that way before.””
Isaiah 65, Luke 5

Today’s Post’s Quoted From PTM.ORG

February 27, 2017

“10 Religious Lies Many Christians Believe” < Click here to listen!
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Isaiah 55, Matthew 23, 1 Corinthians 10
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“The True Riches” < Click here to listen!

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“You Belong To God” Feb. 24, 2017

February 23, 2017

“Many ask some form of the question, “Am I getting all I want, all I need, out of life?” Greg discusses that question in the light of Paul’s admonition that we “present our bodies as living sacrifices.””
Matthew 10, Romans 12

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“Wisdom in the Information Retrieval Age” < Click here to listen!

“Where is the wisdom that comes from heaven in this most educated and knowledgeable era in human history? What is that wisdom?”
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James 3New International Version (NIV):…
“Two Kinds of Wisdom
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”

“K.I.S. Prayer” Feb.22, 2017

February 20, 2017

“Greg talks about keeping prayer simple, sincere and heartfelt, and he discusses the relationship between life’s rough spots and prayer.”
Romans 8:18-27
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“Today’s sermon assures us from the Bible that Christians are both saints and sinners at the same time and that Jesus does not turn his face from us.”
Matthew 9, Hebrews 4

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“When Your Religion Fails You” < Click here to listen!

“Greg shows that Christ’s invitation for us to come to him promises rest FROM religion, its legalism, its demands and its failure to give us rest.”
Matthew 11, Luke 4

“Moving On”

February 19, 2017

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Psalms 118, Matthew 11, 2 Corinthians 4 & 9

“The King of Love” Feb. 14, 2017

February 13, 2017

 “The King of Love” < Click here to listen!
“Our sermon considers not only the source of the love epitomized in Valentine’s Day, but the Source of love, the Good Shepherd, the King.”
John 10, Romans 8, Ephesians 3

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“Righteousness by Law – Or by Faith?” < Click here to listen!

“Didn’t Jesus say that we have to become perfect? Didn’t he say that we will never see his kingdom unless our righteousness surpasses that of the super-religious scribes and Pharisees of his day? So what is all this grace stuff about then?”

Matthew 5, Romans 3

“Jesus or Religion? #4 – Religion-Where Is the Love?”

February 13, 2017

John 13, 1 Corinthians 13

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“Hooking Up With God” Feb. 10, 2017

February 8, 2017

“God’s relationship with you is far from the spiritual equivalent of a one night stand. Commitment and permanence are the basis of God’s relationship with you, and the foundation of how he wants you to know him.”
John 17
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“The parables of Jesus are earthly stories with heavenly significance. In this, one of Jesus most well known parables, we discover more about the relationship God offers to us, by his grace.”
Matthew 13

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“The Suffering Judge” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus is the only judge who, instead of insisting that those who a appear before him suffer and pay the consequences, suffers himself. Worship with us as we focus on our perfect, holy, merciful and loving Judge.”

Romans 8

“It’s Either Old or New – It Can’t Be Both” Feb. 07, 2017

February 6, 2017

“It’s Either Old or New – It Can’t Be Both” < Click here to listen!

“It’s Either Old or New – It Can’t Be Both”
“You won’t want to miss today’s message – Greg introduces two celebrity guests, and a new line of Christian clothing!”
Colossians 3

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“No Carry-on Baggage Allowed” < Click here to listen!

“Is the spiritual baggage you are carrying helping you on your journey with Christ, or is it bogging you down? How much carry-on baggage is allowed on God’s Grace Airlines?”
Isaiah 46

“Jesus or Religion? #3 – Thank You I’m Not Like Other People” Feb. 05, 2017

February 3, 2017

Keynote Scripture:  Luke 18:9-14

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“Lighten Up! Trust Me! Be Free!” < Click here to listen!

“Believe it or not, if your primary focus as a Christian is living a respectable life, you’re not living in Christ at all. If virtue is your primary goal, you’re not living in Him.”1 Peter 2

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“What Is True Fellowship?” < Click here to listen!

“How in the world can someone fellowship at an online church? What is “fellowship” anyway? Find out the basis and foundation of true fellowship – join us as Greg teaches from 1 John 1:1-7.”

“Love – No Fear” Feb. 01, 2017

January 31, 2017

“Love – No Fear” < Click here to listen!

“Religion is all about shame and honor, but real Christianity is about God’s love and grace. There is no fear – no shame – no guilt, in God’s perfect love.”

1 Corinthians 13

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“Grace at Church” < Click here to listen!

“Grace can happen “at” church – but grace is seldom offered on religious menus. Join us in celebrating the riches of God’s grace.”

Luke 18

“Jesus or Religion? #2 – Have You Been Christianized?”

January 29, 2017

Biblical chrono-geneaology subject to human error? Jan. 28, 2017

January 25, 2017

Some creationists using the theory of generation gaps conclude the age of creation could be to the biblical maximun of 10,000 years. This would bring it in line with human burial mounds dated in that age range. My conclusion is if biblical chrono-geneaology is subject to human error, the fact is the spiritual realm(triune God of the bible) is real so at some point in time we were created and we are biblically(old and new testaments) led to Christ and the invitation to transformation into divine nature by God in us inheriting eternal life because of Jesus Christ’ work on the cross!!! Lee Stanford Shears Jan. 29, 2017

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“Come together with us as we pray for those in religious bondage. Worship God with us, worship our Savior who transforms all things, especially human hearts.”
Isaiah 43, 2 Corinthians 5
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“David was not among the final contestants for the prophet Samuel’s American Idol-like judging for the new king of Israel. What God is actually looking for surprised everyone then – and it still does.”
1 Samuel 16

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“What Will it Be — Raisin Cakes or God?” < Click here to listen!

“Greg preaches from the book of Hosea about the greatest love story of all. Come prepared to know and experience the profound dimensions of God’s amazing love. It’s a story about real people – it’s a story about you and me.”
Hosea 1-3

“What Really Matters? posted January 24, 2017”

January 17, 2017

listen to audio mp3 What Really Matters?    posted January 24, 2017
Greg asks, “Have you ever tried to get sin out of your life? How did that work out for you?” As we focus on “What Really Matters”.” – quoted from ptm.org
listen to audio mp3 The Law Came Through Moses – Grace and Truth Came Through Jesus Christ    posted January 23, 2017
There are two ways to relate to God. When God sent us the law, he sent it through Moses. When he brought us grace, he delivered it himself, in the person of Jesus.” – quoted from ptm.org
listen to audio mp3 The Pearl of Great Value    posted January 20, 2017
In this parable that helps us understand the kingdom of heaven, who is the pearl of great value? You may be surprised with the answer! ” – quoted from ptm.org

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– Galations 1, Ephesians 4, 1 John 4

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“Call 911” < Click here to listen!
“Just as we call 911 in times of emergency, we can also call God, our ultimate resource, at “91:1.” God is always available to you. He’s never too busy – he will always pick up your call. Always.”
Psalm 91
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Isaiah 57“God lives in a high and holy place, but he also lives with those who are meek and humble. In Christ, he came to us to serve us, descending on the highway from heaven.”

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“Our Hope Is In the Lord” < Click here to listen!

“Happiness in the here and now is not the supreme hope for Christ-followers. Our hope is in the Lord, and the highway to his heaven, which may include suffering, as a necessary and natural part of the journey.”
Matthew 7, John 14, 2 Corinthians 4, Isaiah 35

“Dunn – Our Calling”-“One In Christ”

January 16, 2017

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 “One In Christ” < Click here to listen!
“God does not show favoritism. He has no favorites because of his grace — we cannot do enough stuff to endear ourselves to God so that God will favor us over someone else. We are one in Christ.”
 Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11, Isaiah 40:1-5

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Jan. 15, 2017 – “Here Comes the Dreamer”

January 12, 2017

Here Comes the Dreamer
The world will be changed by those who dare to dream, so as George Bernard Shaw once said, “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
Keynote Scripture: Genesis 37:18-19

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“The Tragedy of Denial” < Click here to listen!

“Peter learned the lesson we all do — sin will take us farther than we want to go and cost us more than we want to pay. But the good news is that Jesus does not hold the fact that we have denied him against us. The cross of Christ, and his resurrection, is good news!”
Matthew 26, John 21

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“Karma Or Grace” < Click here to listen!
“Karma is a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” cause and effect philosophical assumption that what goes around comes around. This religious idea is universal — the idea that we get what we deserve. But what does the gospel say?””

Romans 8

Jan. 12, 2017″Karma Or Grace” Via PTM.ORG

January 9, 2017

listen to audio mp3 Karma Or Grace    posted January 12, 2017
Karma is a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” cause and effect philosophical assumption that what goes around comes around. This religious idea is universal — the idea that we get what we deserve. But what does the gospel say?”
listen to audio mp3 The Gospel of Lazarus    posted January 11, 2017
We turn our attention to the parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man. Greg discusses the implications of this parable in our world of “bad news religion.” “
listen to audio mp3 Cleansed From the Muck and Mire of Religion    posted January 10, 2017
In this service we consider the vision given to the Apostle John of a great multitude in white robes as a picture of God’s kingdom of heaven. Join us as we discuss the kind of people you might meet in heaven.”
listen to audio mp3 Spiritual Vision    posted January 9, 2017
The Christian journey is a pilgrimage from darkness to light. This week the body of Christ joins Jesus as he travels to Jerusalem, a journey that ends as eternal light explodes out of the darkness of his tomb.”

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Rev. Ashley Collishaw

Former TV actor in the United Kingdom, now leader of Glenfall Church (of England), Cheltenham, UK.

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“Frederick Buechner: Grace”

“Frederick Buechner”

“This reading by Christian author Frederick Buechner from “Wishful Thinking” was delivered on the Chicago Sunday Evening Club TV program.”

Sunday Jan. 08, 2017 >”Healthy Faith or Toxic Faith?”

January 2, 2017

Matthew 7

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“Purpose in Diversity” < Click here to listen!

“Purpose in Diversity”
“Greg discusses the purpose God gives his diverse human family and that as Christians we can lose our purpose if we lose our focus on Jesus.” –
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“The Courtroom of Our Lives” < Click here to listen!

“The Courtroom of Our Lives”
“Greg talks about the courtroom in which we all find ourselves — and how we need to understand who’s who in the courtroom.” –

“Who Are You?” < Click here to listen!

“The goal of the TV series CSI is to find out what happened at the crime scene. Jesus will visit our personal crime scene, and by his blood, and the power of his resurrection, give us new life.”
1 John 3

“Isaiah 35The Message (MSG)…
8-10
There will be a highway
called the Holy Road.
No one rude or rebellious
is permitted on this road.
It’s for God’s people exclusively—
impossible to get lost on this road.
Not even fools can get lost on it.
No lions on this road,
no dangerous wild animals—
Nothing and no one dangerous or threatening.
Only the redeemed will walk on it.
The people God has ransomed
will come back on this road.
They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion,
unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,
Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness
as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night.”
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“Revelation 21The Message (MSG)…21-27 The main street of the City was pure gold, translucent as glass. But there was no sign of a Temple, for the Lord God—the Sovereign-Strong—and the Lamb are the Temple. The City doesn’t need sun or moon for light. God’s Glory is its light, the Lamb its lamp! The nations will walk in its light and earth’s kings bring in their splendor. Its gates will never be shut by day, and there won’t be any night. They’ll bring the glory and honor of the nations into the City. Nothing dirty or defiled will get into the City, and no one who defiles or deceives. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will get in.”

“Show Me the Way Home”-Dec. 30, 2016

December 29, 2016

“Show Me the Way Home” < Click here to listen!

“Home has been described as the place where they have to open the door and let you come in. Let us turn our hearts and minds toward our true home.”

Genesis 1, John 14, Hebrews 11, Revelation 22

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“How God Chooses His Team” < Click here to listen!

“When Jesus chose his disciples, his decision wasn’t based on who had the best personality or who showed the most academic promise – how does God choose us for his team, exactly?”
Mark 1, John 3-4, Romans 3-4

“The Jesus Train”-Dec. 28, 2016

December 26, 2016

“The lyrics of the old gospel song “This Train is Bound for Glory” proclaim that it doesn’t carry no gambler, smokers, two bit liars or small time jokers – but “The Jesus Train” welcomes all those people and many more.”
John 9-10
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“Sympathy involves knowing about and feeling for someone who is in pain while empathy is all about experiencing the pain of another with them. Jesus came to be one of us, to be with us – he is always “there” for us.”

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Nothing But Jesus” < Click here to listen!

“While it probably wasn’t a New Year’s resolution, the Apostle Paul made a resolution that can inspire and direct us as we prepare for a New Year.”

“1 Corinthians 2 …2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”

“Love Came Down-Still Does-Always Will!” – Dec. 25, 2016

December 22, 2016

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“Merry Christ-Centered Christmas” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus Prays for All Believers”
“John 17 …26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.””

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“The Light Enters Our Darkness” < Click here to listen!

“Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, as we give thanks for who Jesus is and how he, the Light of the world, is with us now and forever!”

Isaiah 9, John 1

“God With Us and For Us”-Dec. 21, 2016

December 19, 2016

 Matthew 1
“Join us for a Christmas celebration as we ask and answer exactly what Christmas is and what it is not.”
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 John 1-3
“The Christmas story in the Gospel of John is the one that is least heard and least told in Christmas sermons, yet it is the mind-expanding big picture of the birth of our Lord.”

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“That Baby Was God!” < Click here to listen!

“It’s so easy to sugarcoat Christmas, turning it into a fantasy land dream world of decorations and tinsel and holly and gifts and inspiring music. It’s so easy to miss the fundamental, majestic and mysterious truth of the incarnation of God.” – Matthew 1
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If historical records are true, pagan religion adopted Christianity and integrated Christ-mass into their pre-existing religious and seasonal celebrations. The birth of Christ can be taken out of all the modern conflicting comotion, and celebrated peacefully at any time of the year, preferably in the fall which is when most scholars believe it occured! Apauper2 Dec. 19, 2016

“One Yet Three” Dec. 18, 2016

December 15, 2016

“The Grace Invasion” < Click here to listen!
“According to C.S. Lewis, the birth of Jesus can be likened to the rightful king who parachuted behind enemy lines, encouraging those who followed him to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. It was the grace invasion! It still is!”
Luke 2, Acts 7 – Stephen’s Speech to the Sanhedrins

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“He Set Aside the Privileges of Diety” < Click here to listen!

“The birth of Jesus cannot fully be appreciated or experienced apart from the immense mystery of what God in the person of Jesus did in what is often called, in theological terms, the incarnation.”
“Philippians 2New International Version (NIV) Imitating Christ’s Humility”

“Change Don’t Come Easy” DEC. 14, 2016

December 15, 2016

“Change Don’t Come Easy” < Click here to listen!
“The birth of Jesus announces the radical transformation of God’s grace, a change that angers and upsets performance based religion.”
Galations 3-4

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“Galatians 4New International Version (NIV) 3 So also, when we were _underage_”(Galatians 3 23 Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.), “we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world.”(Or under the basic principles)_*_”4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”
* NOT JUST THE LAW, BUT SATANIC INFLUENCE AS WELL!!!
“1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Ephesians 2:2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

“It’s Not All About Mary”

December 13, 2016

“It’s Not All About Mary” < Click here to listen!

“God came to our world in a completely unexpected and miraculous way through Mary, an ordinary teenager who was completely different from a woman who would have been considered worthy of such a calling. Jesus is still coming, to completely unexpected, ordinary people, like you and me!”
Luke 1

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“Change Don’t Come Easy” < DEC. 14, 2016
“Change Don’t Come Easy” < Click here to listen!
“The birth of Jesus announces the radical transformation of God’s grace, a change that angers and upsets performance based religion.”

Galations 3-4

“Wake Up and Grow Up”

December 12, 2016

“Wake Up and Grow Up” < Click here to listen!

“If you have ever wondered about the line from the children’s prayer –..if I should die before I wake… then you do not want to miss Greg’s opposing suggestion: how about praying ..help me wake up before I die..”

“Mission Impossible” – “From the Pasture to the Palace”

December 10, 2016

“One of the classic television shows first aired in the mid 1960s – and while its missions seemed impossible, they pale into insignificance when compared with the mission impossible of the birth of Jesus – God in the flesh.”
Keynote Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23

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“From the Pasture to the Palace” < Click here to listen!

“Our career and avocation, as Christians, involves being humble, even as our Chief Shepherd exemplified humility in all aspects of his birth, life, death and resurrection. This week’s sermon leads us to consider the humble beginnings of the earthly life of our Lord and the relevance it has for our lives.”

1Peter5, Phillipians 2

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Merry Christborn
December 25th. Christ-mass(Christmas) is the

denominational celebration of the Nativity(Jesus’ birth). The

biblical record of the birth of Jesus Christ., scholars believe

took place in early Autumn. Apauper2

“Luke 2New International Version

(NIV) The Birth of Jesus” – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2&version=NIV

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Overcoming is humanly impossible

December 9, 2016

Overcoming is humanly impossible
Not everyone is called at this time, satan focuses on the called and has power over weakess natural thoughts and feelings. It is humanly impossible to over power satan and God allows him to bother the called ones at this time as in the past. “2 Corinthians 12…7…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”” If when called we truly turn to God, we will recieve protection and be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Titus 3:5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” Although God allows satan to tempt our weakness, we recieve Divine nature to replace it. “2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” And rescued from weakness by Christ who lives in us. “John 6 … 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.” Romans 7…21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” “Jesus Prays for All Believers John 17 …20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” Apauper2, Dec. 08, 2016

“Shame and Scandal”

December 8, 2016

“Shame and Scandal” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus’ birth, as well as his life and death, were surrounded by shame and scandal, yet the real shame and scandal was not then easily observed nor is it easily believed now.”

Deuteronomy 22 …20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21 she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. She has done an outrageous thing in Israel by being promiscuous while still in her father’s house. You must purge the evil from among you.
2 Corinthians 5 … 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

“God Comes Near”

December 7, 2016

“God Comes Near” < Click here to listen!

“Let the peace of God surround and envelop you, as you consider the astonishing miracle and amazing majesty of the coming of God in the flesh.”

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Overcoming is humanly impossible
Not everyone is called at this time, satan focuses on the called and has power over weakess natural thoughts and feelings. It is humanly impossible over power satan and

God allows him to bother the called ones at this time as in the past. “2 Corinthians 12…7…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my

flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is

made perfect in weakness.”” If when called we truly turn to God, we will recieve protection and be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Titus 3:5 he saved us, not

because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” Although God allows satan

to tempt our weakness, we recieve Divine nature to replace it. “2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you

may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” And rescued from weakness by Christ who lives in us. “John 6 … 54

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56 Whoever eats

my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.”

Romans 7…21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner

being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

“Jesus Prays for All Believers John 17 …20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just

as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they

may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them

even as you have loved me.” Apauper2, Dec. 08, 2016

“Seeking the Kingdom”

December 5, 2016

“Seeking the Kingdom” < Click here to listen!

“As we discuss the kingdom of God, we will take some time to study five specific facets of God’s love that illustrate his kingdom.”

Matthew 6:33

“Who Is, Who Was, and Who Is to Come”

December 2, 2016

“Who Is, Who Was, and Who Is to Come” < Click here to listen!

“We consider a Christ-centered Christmas season with a discussion of Revelation 1:1-8. Our passage is a thumbnail sketch of the gospel, the three comings of Jesus, the plan of God from the very beginning.”

“Revelation 22New International Version (NIV)…20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.”

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“You Are Unsnatchable!”

December 1, 2016

“We consider the bold, audacious words of Jesus as he said, “No one will snatch them (his sheep) out of my hand.””

Deterring is not Revenge – Apauper2
“John 10New International Version (NIV)…11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” …”15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
“John 15New International Version (NIV)…13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“1 John 4New International Version (NIV)…8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
“1 Corinthians 13New International Version (NIV)… 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. …”

“Last Words”

November 30, 2016

“The last words of Jesus on his cross are a condensed sermon-like summary of his gospel.”

“Is God Crazy, or What?”

November 30, 2016

“Is God Crazy, or What?” < Click here to listen!

“We don’t give him anything he needs. Yet God is madly in love with us… is he crazy, or what?”

“The Crib and the Cross”

November 28, 2016

“The Crib and the Cross” < Click here to listen!

“The crib and the cross of Jesus Christ are the bookends of his human earthly life – the bookends of the greatest love story ever told.”
Isaiah 53, Phillipians 2

“Thank You For Accepting Me”

November 27, 2016

“Giving Thanks to the Master”

November 26, 2016

“Giving Thanks to the Master” < Click here to listen!

“In the final analysis, we are thankful not for things or a “what”—but a Who. In the ultimate and final sense, our thanksgiving is for the immeasurable grace of our Master.”

“The Grace of Gratitude”

November 23, 2016

“The Grace of Gratitude” < Click here to listen!

“Grace produces Thanksgiving! The more we realize how undeserving we are of God’s amazing grace the more his grace produces profound gratitude in our lives.”

2 Corinthians 4, Matthew 9, Romans 11

PTM/CWR repost

November 23, 2016

“Always Giving Thanks”-“Finding Your Way Home”

November 21, 2016

“Always Giving Thanks” < Click here to listen!

“In his Thanksgiving message Greg talks about a heart of gratitude. Being thankful is one of God’s gifts that separates us from neurotic, self-centered, spiritually unhealthful lives.”
__________________ Psalms 103, Hebrews 12, Phillipians 4

“Finding Your Way Home” < Click here to listen!

“Home Jesus promises us an eternal home, but we can’t get there without him. We need directions. We can even be on the right road, but going in the opposite direction! The road to being at home starts at the foot of the cross.”

“Renewal for the Weary”

November 17, 2016

“Renewal for the Weary” < Click here to listen!

“The Bible tells us God not only created the universe, he manages and maintains it with what we would describe as effortless ease. But many of us find ourselves perpetually tired. We are reminded we can exchange our weakness for God’s eternal strength.”
Isaiah 40 and…

“Matthew 11New International Version (NIV)…28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””

“What Would Jesus Do?”(He would pay his taxes)

November 16, 2016

“What Would Jesus Do?” < Click here to listen!

“WWJD is often used to take the wind out of the sails of an adversary, but one should carefully consider dogmatic and triumphal declarations about exactly Jesus would do.”
Matthew 22

“Married To Jesus”

November 15, 2016

“Married To Jesus” < Click here to listen!

“Being one in and with Jesus is not a quick-fix relationship – it’s a long-term commitment.”
Ephesians 5, Hebrews 12

“On the Road With Jesus”

November 14, 2016

“On the Road With Jesus” < Click here to listen!

“During the earthly ministry Jesus was always on the go – he didn’t expect people to come to him, rather he went where they were. As we follow Jesus, he calls us to join him on the road.”
Matthew 25, Luke 9

“What Does ‘the Land’ Have to do With the Gospel? Part 2”

November 11, 2016

“What Does ‘the Land’ Have to do With the Gospel? Part 2” < Click here to listen!

“Is any piece of real estate here on planet earth the inheritance of Christians and pilgrims and sojourners whose citizenship is in heaven? How relevant is any so-called “holy place” for those who look for “the city… whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10)?”
Phillipians 3

“Albrecht – Do Your Possessions Possess You?”

November 10, 2016

“Jersak – Jesus the King”

November 9, 2016

“The Jesus I Know is Who I Am”

November 9, 2016

“The Jesus I Know is Who I Am” < Click here to listen!

“Join Greg as he discusses how our lives truly become significant when we know Jesus and when he lives his life within us.”

“Philippians 3New International Version (NIV)…7-14”

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“Albrecht – Say a Few Words”

November 7, 2016

“His Love Endures Forever”

November 4, 2016

 “His Love Endures Forever” < Click here to listen!
“God’s hesed love does not give us immunity from pain and suffering. God’s hesed love isn’t always immediate pleasant or easy, but it declares that he will stop at nothing to demonstrate his unending love for you and me.”

“The New Math Of God’s Grace”

November 3, 2016

“Greg Albrecht: Parable of the Pennies”

November 1, 2016

“How Much Is Enough?” – “Fly Me To The Moon”

October 31, 2016

“How Much Is Enough?”
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“Fly Me To The Moon”

“Free Refills”

October 28, 2016

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“Albrecht – Food Trucks and the Gospel”

“Best Friends Forever”

October 27, 2016

“Best Friends Forever” < Click here to listen!

“Everyone yearns to have at least one BFF, to meet their own true love and come to know their soul-mate. The great news is that not only can we know God, but we can be known of God, and be his best friend forever!”
1 Corinthians 8:3

October 26, 2016

2 Responses to ““Christadelphians””

October 26, 2016

2 Responses to ““Christadelphians””
Belgian Biblestudents – Belgische Bijbelstudenten Says:

October 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm | Reply edit

The Christadelphians do believe in the free Gift of God. For them the Grace is given to all, but they think all those who received that grace have to do acts worthy of that Grace.

According to the Holy Scriptures Jesus gave his life as a ransom offer for every body. But people have to accept his offering.

We do have to believe in Jesus, the sent one of God, being the son of God and the Kristos (Christ) or Messiah. Once come into belief the person has to regret his wrong doing (2nd act) get himself or herself baptised (a 3nd act) but then when being ‘reborn’ that person has to live according to the Will and orders of God (4th act).

When a baptised person has done something wrong, what is likely to happen more than once in a liftime, he or she has each time to repent. In case that person does not regret what he or she has done he or she shall not be able to enter the small gate of the Kingdom of God.

When you believe no acts are needed any more and think any liar, fornicator, sadist, murderer, and so on can come into God’s Kingdom just like that than you are teaching a false gospel.

You also not believing that God is greater than Jesus, rejecting the words given by God in the Bible, are also rejecting Gods Word for preferring to keep to false human doctrines, like a Trinity or letting people to believe that they are saved for ever. Strangely enough many of such teachers try to make their followers afraid with a hellfire where they could come, which contradict their own teaching of salvation.

apauper2 Says:

October 26, 2016 at 6:06 am | Reply edit

Any righteous acts are done in and through believers who Christ lives in, it is humanly impossible to save ourselves!
Matthew 19:25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The confusion in your comment is “You also not believing that God is greater than Jesus,” The Father Philippians 1:2 rather than your word “God” should be the word of reference, in conjunction with the Son(Jesus Christ) Titus 2:13 and the Holy Spirit(the third person:John 14:26[notice the HE]) make up the biblical triune God, although the word trinity is not in the Bible.

“Christadelphians”

October 25, 2016

“Christadelphians”
“They do not believe we can be sure of being saved, believing instead that salvation comes as a result of a life of obedience to the commands of Christ.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christadelphians#Salvation
apauper2 Says: “Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
“Christadelphians”
“We all should know that God is bigger than anything that we go through; but that He is also greater than Jesus. Rabbi Jeshua knew very well his position and never claimed to be God, but made it very clear where he was standing, not able to do anything without God.”
https://steppingtoes.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/infinite-payment-of-sin-by-the-son-of-god/
apauper2 Says: “John 10:30 “I and the Father are one”… 38 “But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” “John 14:9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

“Looking For Jesus” – “Dead Works”

October 24, 2016

“Looking For Jesus” < Click here to listen!

“Unless we realize that Jesus is often experienced and found in unexpected places and in the lives of those we would least expect, when we look for Jesus we may be looking in all the wrong places.”

Luke 24, John 6, James 2, Ephesians 2

“Dead Works” < Click here to listen!
“Christ-less religion is filled with “Dead Works” which are the very antithesis of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Following Jesus involves leaving “Dead Works” behind.”
Keynote Scripture: John 6:27-33

“Eating and Drinking”

October 21, 2016

“Eating and Drinking” < Click here to listen!

“Religious professionals accused Jesus and his disciples of “eating and drinking.” Why did they take exception with Jesus, who was often involved in banquets and parties, enjoying life?”
“Luke 5New International Version (NIV)…31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.””

“Embezzling, Insider Trading and Grace”

October 20, 2016

“Embezzling, Insider Trading and Grace” < Click here to listen!

“What does a sordid and sleazy story of naked lust and greed – of shameless and unrestrained desire – have to do with God’s amazing grace?”
Matthew 13, Luke 16

“These Little Ones”

October 19, 2016

“These Little Ones” < Click here to listen!

“Jesus said the greatest in the kingdom of heaven are those who are regarded as least in the kingdoms of our world.”
Matthew 18 & 25

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“The Power of Touch”

October 18, 2016

“The Power of Touch” < Click here to listen!

“In Christ, God not only touched our world, he came to be part of it, becoming one of us. Jesus Christ longs to touch our hearts and souls with his life transforming touch. No one is considered untouchable by Jesus.”
Mark 5

“He Knows Just How You Feel”

October 17, 2016

“He Knows Just How You Feel” < Click here to listen!

“He Knows Just How You Feel”
“While it is physically impossible for a family member or friend to know exactly how we feel as we suffer and endure, we may be assured that Jesus knows JUST how we feel.”
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“Quotations from William Penn
The essence of the man
“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”” – http://www.ushistory.org/penn/quotes.htm

“Forgiveness – The Justice of God”

October 16, 2016

“Being Clothed With Christ”

October 14, 2016

“Being Clothed With Christ” < Click here to listen!

“The Bible has a lot to say about clothing and its significance, and it is never more meaningful than when it speaks of being adorned with Christ.”

Romans13, 2 Corinthians5, Revelation17 & 19

“Giving and FOR-Giving”

October 13, 2016

“Giving and FOR-Giving” < Click here to listen!

“God’s forgiveness means that we have been forgiven once and for all. Once we have received his forgiveness, there is no need for us to feel un-forgiven until we formally ask God to forgive us again.”
Hebrews 9

“More Blessed to Give Than Receive”-“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 7”

October 12, 2016

“More Blessed to Give Than Receive” < Click here to listen!

“Join us to discover the immense, far-reaching dimensions of grace-based teaching behind this short saying of Jesus, proclaimed by Paul in Acts 20:35.”
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“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 7” < Click here to listen!
“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 7”
“(Psalm 130) In the last of our seven-part series, we discover how Psalm 130 can help us watch for God and put our hope in him, and find the ultimate answers to our suffering and pain in the cross of Christ, the greatest ever demonstration of love.”

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 6”

October 10, 2016

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 6” < Click here to listen!

“(Psalm 121) If you are spending much of your time looking at real and present dangers in your life (not to mention potential future obstacles), you may be missing the dynamic, real presence of God, who is right next to you.”

“Hebrews 12New International Version (NIV)
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 5”

October 7, 2016

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 5” < Click here to listen!

“(Psalm 84) The theme of a spiritual journey permeates Psalm 84, enhancing our comprehension of what it means to walk, as a pilgrim, with Jesus.”
Psalms 6, Luke 16, John 1, Hebrews 12

“Only God Can Cleanse Our Hearts”

October 6, 2016

“Only God Can Cleanse Our Hearts”

Hebrews 10:22, Hebrews 13:4, James 3:17, 1 Peter 1:21-23

Psalm 51…10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Romans 5…20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 1…8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 4”

October 6, 2016

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 4” < Click here to listen!

“(Psalm 51) It seems our world at large is becoming more resistant to saying “I’m sorry”—it truly is the hardest word. Join us as we embrace Christ-centered repentance.”

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 3”

October 5, 2016

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 3” < Click here to listen!

“(Psalm 42-43) Psalms 42 and 43 focus on discouragement and depression—addressing real issues of our lives and helping us find the solution.”
Also: John 6:35 & 7:37, 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 1:3-6, 1 Peter 2:21

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 1”-“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 2”

October 4, 2016

Listen to today’s program < Click here

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 2”
“(Psalm 25) As we read and study Psalm 25 we will discover more about what it means to trust in the Lord.”
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Listen to yesterday’s program < Click here

“Songs From Our Hearts Pt 1”
“(Psalm 1) In this first message in a seven-part series, we’ll introduce this incredible, longest book of the Bible and the two ways of life it describes.”

Homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God

September 29, 2016

UNLESS WHEN CALLED THEY ALLOW GOD TO CHANGE THEM, WHEN CHRIST LIVES IN THEM!!!
“bible-verses-about-homosexuality/” < Click here for information!
Homosexuality Is Condemmed*
“1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NIV9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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*But We Can Receive Divine Nature By The Transforming Power Of The Holy Spirit…God Doesn’t Leave Us The Way God Found Us!!!
Ephesians 2 NIV
Made Alive in Christ
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

“Our Partner In Prayer”-“Christ-Centered Contentment”

September 30, 2016

John 3 & 14, Acts 2, Romans 8, Phillipians 1-4, James 4

“Our Partner In Prayer” < Click here to listen!

“Our Partner In Prayer”
“When we pray we want to say the right thing using the right words, but sometimes the right words don’t come – at such times we have a Partner who helps.”
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“Christ-Centered Contentment” < Click here to listen!

“Christ-Centered Contentment”
“Our contentment in Christ, does not come from affluence, achievements or acquisitions. Join Greg and study the secret of Christ-centered contentment.”

“God’s Great Love In Christ”

September 28, 2016

“God’s Great Love In Christ” < Click here to listen!

“God’s favor – the Bible calls it grace – is not compensation for our good deeds. We are made alive in Christ by his amazing grace, by his great love, not by our works, but for his works!”
John 14, Ephesians 2

“Overcoming Bitterness and Resentment”

September 27, 2016

“Overcoming Bitterness and Resentment” < Click here to listen!

“Unresolved bitterness, whether toward another human being, dead or alive, or toward ourselves, can cause us to live in dark places of depression and anxiety. Join Greg in discussing how bitterness and resentment can be overcome.”
New International Version (NIV) Psalms103:12, Ephesians 4…29-32

“You Are Welcome!”

September 26, 2016

“You Are Welcome!” < Click here to listen!

“Many who have been “evangelized” by evangelical Christians remember their experiences as being filled with judgment and condemnation. Since all are welcomed by Jesus, who took the “welcome mat” off the front porch?”

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‘Matthew 10New International Version (NIV)…40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”’

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