The Master’s Class, Summit Church
HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN CHRIST? (2 Cor. 13:4-14)

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN CHRIST? (2 Cor. 13:4-14)

September 29, 2012

Have you forgotten Christ in your everyday life? 

Do your actions tell others that Christ lives in you and is leading you, or do you subscribe to the stealthy Christian lifestyle?  The one where you keep Christ hidden until you show up for church on Sunday? 

Christ is coming again.  Do you really believe that this is true?  Do you have your house in order for Him to come?  Are you standing in the Word of God, are you obedient to its teachings?  Are you surrendered to the will of God, ready to do whatever the Lord has for you to do?  Have you cleansed your life, and your church, of the things that are of Satan? 

Listen to this podcast to hear how Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the Christ that they had forgotten.  This lesson will speak to you about your own Christian witness.

ARE YOU READY? (2 Cor. 12:11 to 13:3)

ARE YOU READY? (2 Cor. 12:11 to 13:3)

September 27, 2012

Are you ready? 

Are you ready for Jesus to come? 

If not, what are you lacking?  Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? 

How will Jesus greet you, as a faithful servant, or as someone He does not know?  These are important questions that most people do not want to answer.  They think that the need to make sure they are ready is far away in some future, it may happen, time.  

Listen to this podcast and learn how Paul tells us to make ourselves ready for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

DEALING WITH ADVERSITY (2 Cor. 12:5-10)

DEALING WITH ADVERSITY (2 Cor. 12:5-10)

September 13, 2012

Are you dealing with true hardship in your life?

 

Have you lost your job?  Are you dealing with a terminal disease?  Is addiction controlling your life?  Are you facing divorce, or loneliness?

 

There is only one true answer to these problems, and that is Jesus Christ.  A life surrendered to Jesus as Savior and Master.  There is no other answer that will bring comfort and strength.  Jesus does not promise to make the problems go away, but He does promise believers that He will comfort them and strengthen them as they go through the hardships of life. 

 

Listen to this podcast and rejoice as you learn how the believer is to deal with adversity.

ARE YOU A CARNAL CHRISTIAN? (1 Cor. 3:1-8)

ARE YOU A CARNAL CHRISTIAN? (1 Cor. 3:1-8)

September 4, 2012

Are you a carnal Christian?  

It would seem that these two words conflict with each other, for to be a Christian means that you have turned away from the things of this world and turned towards Christ.  Yet, many of our failings as Christians come from our dependence on the things of this world for satisfying our desires, confirming our self-worth, and defining our identity as a person. 

We seek the approval of those around us, and we seek to meet our spiritual needs by performing religious ritual.  The apostle Paul describes this type of person as a babe in Christ.  In other words, they have not matured spiritually.  

Listen to this podcast and learn if you are a carnal Christian.  The answer might surprise you.

DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE TO SHARE? (2 Cor. 11:28-12:4)

DO YOU HAVE A MESSAGE TO SHARE? (2 Cor. 11:28-12:4)

September 3, 2012

Have you ever had a message to deliver that was worth facing difficulties and hardships to deliver?  A message so important that it is written in the blood of those that would share it with the world, and then fight to make it happen.  

This is the kind of message that changes lives. 

As a believer you have a message to deliver that is this important.  It is a message that can change the eternal destiny of your family, your friends, and those around you.  The question is, are you willing to share it? 

Listen and rejoice as we study about the apostle Paul describe the gospel message he has been divinely appointed to deliver and about his visions of heaven.

TO KNOW SOMEONE (2 Cor. 11:21-27)

TO KNOW SOMEONE (2 Cor. 11:21-27)

September 2, 2012

When you look at the people around you, all you can see is what they physically display.  You cannot see the experiences that have shaped them into who they are as a person.  Our first impressions of people are often lasting impressions.  Successful people dress differently than others.  Educated people speak more eloquently than others.  Poor people act with less confidence in a society that rewards only success.  

The same thing applies to our churches.  Many people are misled by those preachers and teachers who boast of the credits applied to their name.  They proclaim their educational credentials, their heritage, or the churches that sent them.

 Are these the things that really matter in preaching the gospel message? 

Listen and rejoice as we learn that God's gospel message is simple.  It is a message of God's grace and not man's efforts to follow some set of religious ritual.  It does not need to be hidden behind fancy speeches and educated speakers.  The gospel message is so simple a child can understand it, and a broken heart can accept it.