The Master’s Class, Summit Church
WHAT ABOUT HELL? (Mark 9:41-50)

WHAT ABOUT HELL? (Mark 9:41-50)

May 28, 2013

Is hell really real?

The preacher says that it is. TV evangelists proclaim that hell is full of fire and brimstone. Is what they say true?

The scientist says that it is not. Professors state that there is no empirical evidence to prove... the existence of hell, or heaven, or even life after death. Is what they say true?

Somebody is right and somebody is wrong.

If the scientist is right, then life is short and the grave is all there is.

If the preacher is right, then eternity is a long time to spend burning in the fires of hell.

Listen to this podcast to see how Jesus Christ describes the reality of hell and what our roles are in preventing ourselves, and others, from spending eternity in hell.

 

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND JESUS? (Mark 9:30-40)

CAN YOU UNDERSTAND JESUS? (Mark 9:30-40)

May 20, 2013

Do you understand Jesus when He speaks to you? 

As believers we put many things in the way of our hearing what our Lord is trying to teach us.

We bring the preconceived ideas of our religion to the Lord's classroom. We filter what the Lord says through those ideas, and it keeps us from hearing what the Lord is truly trying to teach us.

We bring the world's values, measures, and standards to the Lord's classroom. We judge greatness, goodness, evil, and sin by the ever changing moral standards of the current social thinking. Using the world's standards prevents us from understanding what the Lord is truly trying to teach us.

Listen to this podcast to learn that the keys to understanding Jesus do not include the rituals of religion, nor do they include the world's standards.

Jesus says that you must first be reborn. You must be a believer to understand the words of Jesus. A person who does not have a relationship with Christ will never hear Him.

Jesus says that you must also accept the role of servant of all. A proud man will never hear the words of Jesus.

It is when we truly hear the words of Jesus that we find the purpose that He has for our lives.

TO HAVE MOUNTAIN MOVING FAITH (Mark 9:14-29)

TO HAVE MOUNTAIN MOVING FAITH (Mark 9:14-29)

May 16, 2013

Have you ever wanted the kind of faith where you could look at a mountain and say "Mountain, I want you to move over there," and the mountain would move?

Now before you say that is impossible, understand that Jesus tells us as believers that If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Jesus says nothing shall be impossible for us, not even moving mountains. 

So, what does it take to have mountain moving faith?

Must you have a mountain of faith?

Must you believe really hard in something or someone?

Must you follow the TV evangelist who cries out "I believe, I believe, now if you will send me your money I can make you believe too?"

Listen to this podcast to learn that God does not ask you to have mountain sized faith, or to believe extra hard in any thing or any one.  God just wants you to have mustard seed sized faith in the things that He wants done, for you to be obedient to those things, and then let Him do the rest. 

If you can do this, then nothing shall be impossible to you, not even moving the mountain that God tells you to move.

JESUS IS THE HOPE OF HUMANITY  (Mark 9:1-13)

JESUS IS THE HOPE OF HUMANITY (Mark 9:1-13)

May 6, 2013

When you look out into the future do you have hope?

If you do, then what is your hope based on?

Does your hope rest on the government?  Can the government fulfill your needs?

Does your hope rest on religion?  Can religion give you certainty about the future, about life after death?

A person finds hope when there is certainty about the future.  Unfortunately, there is nothing certain about the government, or religion, other than our disappointment in both.  

Listen to this podcast to learn that, for the believer, hope does not arise from the individual's desires or wishes, but from God, who is Himself the believer's hope, for it is in God that we find absolute certainty.

Discover how the transfiguration of Jesus proclaimed that Jesus is The Hope of Humanity.