June 27, 2012
What does the Bible say about giving to God?
Not what some TV evangelist says, whose only motive is to make himself rich, but what does God say in His Word about giving?
God does not want you to be ignorant about what He desires from you and for you.
Listen to this podcast and rejoice as we learn that our giving is always from our increase and for our increase. God truly wants to use our giving as a door to pour out blessings upon us.
June 19, 2012
When you hear a preacher talking about giving, what is your reaction?
As a believer do you regard giving as an obligation or an opportunity?
What would you say if I told that God does not want your giving if it is out of compulsion or obligation?
Contrary to what you might think, God does not need our giving, rather it is us that need to give to God. God has promised blessings to those that give willingly. If you don't want God's blessing, then God says in His Word that you should not give.
Listen to this podcast and learn what it means to give willingly as Paul uses Jesus Christ as the supreme example of grace giving.
June 14, 2012
What do you think of when someone tells you about the Cross at Calvary, what do you see?
Do you see the shame and disgrace of a so-called King of the Jews, who could not even save Himself, let alone anyone else? Unfortunately, this is the view that most of society has of the Cross that Jesus died on.
Yet man's view of the Cross is incomplete, and it is because of this, that man, by his own cleverness, cannot understand the way of the Cross, or the why of the Cross.
It is only when God completes man's view of the Cross that man finds God. Without God's revelation of Himself, man would never discover the almighty Creator of the Universe.
It is only through the revelation of Holy Spirit that man begins to see the grace of God, and the purpose of God in the gospel message of the Cross.
Listen and rejoice as Paul describes the greatness of God and how God is revealed to man.
June 14, 2012
What do you know about God's grace?
Theologians define grace as the unmerited favor of God, but if that is our only definition then we will miss the rich flavor of this word. The grace of God is the passion of God to share all His goodness with others.
Listen to this podcast as Paul uses this principle to describe the spirit of a believer towards giving to God. Paul calls giving a grace. It is a grace of God.
June 4, 2012
Do your emotions tell others about you?
Do they describe what you are passionate about?
Do they tell the ones you love how sincere you are when you apologize for causing them grief?
Do they reveal how you deal with worry, fear, and trials, as well as joy, happiness, and love?
This is what this lesson is about. First, Paul lets us into the depths of his heart as he reveal his emotions of fear and then joy. Then Paul shows us the emotions of a person who genuinely is repenting of the sin in their lives.
Paul will challenge how you go about telling God that you are repentant of the sins you have committed, and then he describes the characteristics of genuine repentance.
Listen and rejoice to the heart of an apostle.