The Master‘s Class, LifeChange Church Wichita
THE WHEAT AND THE TARES (Matthew 13:24-43)

THE WHEAT AND THE TARES (Matthew 13:24-43)

March 4, 2013

As a believer, you have been placed in this world as the ambassador of Jesus Christ. Your mission is to share the gospel of Christ. 

Satan hates everything that God does, so he has placed his own agents in the world right alongside the ambassadors of Jesus Christ. Their mission is to dilute the message of the gospel of Christ. They are to deceive those who hear the message of Christ with their own version of it. They are to destroy the message of the gospel of Christ.

The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares is a story from Jesus that describes the world that we live in today. How God's messengers are hard at work, and what Satan is trying to do to stop it.

Listen to this podcast to discover how believers are to respond to the work of Satan's agents and what will happen at the time of the harvest.

THE ONE WITH ABSOLUTE POWER (Mark 5:1-20)

THE ONE WITH ABSOLUTE POWER (Mark 5:1-20)

February 3, 2013
What kind of world do you think we live in?
Is it one of promise, and goodness, where evil is a rarity?The world is full of promise, but one look at the daily headlines tells us that evil is not a rarity. It happens every day. There is a constant struggle between darkness and light.
Knowing that evil exists, each of us tries to create a bubble of security around us. We try to shield our families from the darkness. Yet evil intrudes when a man walks into a school and shoots innocent children.
Listen to this podcast to learn the source of that evil, and find the only ONE with the absolute power to defeat it.
DID SATAN HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OFFER A KINDGOM? (Mark 1:14-15)

DID SATAN HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OFFER A KINDGOM? (Mark 1:14-15)

October 27, 2012

Did Satan have the authority to offer Jesus the kingdoms and the glory of the world during the temptation of Jesus? 

If yes, does he still have that authority?   

As a believer, what can you do to combat such a powerful foe? 

What was the purpose of Jesus, the Son of God, coming to this earth in the form of a man?  

Listen to this podcast to find the answers to these critically important questions for the believer.

JESUS IS ANOINTED AND TESTED (Mark 1:9-13)

JESUS IS ANOINTED AND TESTED (Mark 1:9-13)

October 18, 2012

Why would Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, need to be baptized? 

Did He need to repent of anything?  Did He need to turn from religion to faith? 

For that matter, why would Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, need to be tempted by one His own creations, Satan? 

Did Jesus, the last Adam, fall in this temptation, just as the first Adam did in the Garden of Eden? 

These are compelling questions with significant answers to all those who call Jesus, Lord and Master. 

Listen to this podcast and learn what the Word of God says about these questions that are the foundation of our faith in 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.

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.

RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF SATAN (2 Cor. 11:8-20)

RECOGNIZING THE WORK OF SATAN (2 Cor. 11:8-20)

August 31, 2012

Most people would not willingly choose to trust in Satan.  The Bible describes him as the father of all lies.  To be deceived by Satan is put your eternal destiny at stake.  To be deceived by Satan means that you will spend an eternity in hell away from God, instead of an eternity in heaven with Christ. 

Yet, how can you discern the work of Satan from that of God? 

Can you recognize the work of Satan by the outward appearances? 

To have beauty on outside is often equated with truth and honesty on the inside.  

To have great physical strength is perceived as being the protector of the innocent. 

To be eloquent of speech appeals to the ear and projects the image of intelligence, education, and sophistication.  Those who are confident in their speech, draw those that lack the confidence of their convictions. 

Recognizing the false from the truth is not easy.  Satan has been perfecting his deceptive lies for the entire history of mankind, from the Creation of man, to this day.  He knows what works, and what draws man to him.  

He knows that man is an inherently religious being, so he creates attractive religions.  He knows that man finds certainty in boundaries, rules, and the predictability of ritual.  So that is what he gives them.  Yet, when man follows these religions he finds himself in bondage, bankrupt financially and spiritually, and beaten by those that would enslave them.  

Listen to this podcast and find out how to discern between the work of Satan and God.

THE TRUE GOSPEL (2 Cor. 11:1-7)

THE TRUE GOSPEL (2 Cor. 11:1-7)

August 13, 2012

How do you decide what is true and what is false? 

When it comes to salvation, how do you know the true gospel from a false gospel? 

When Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden he was described as being subtle, or crafty.  There are many teachers who proclaim to be from God.  They cry out that they provide a gospel message of salvation.  Yet these false teachers have taken the Word of God and subtly changed it to meet their own form of religion.  

They apply rules to a free gift of God.  They apply religious ritual to God's gift of grace.  They apply legalism to the gospel message of Christ that frees man from the burden of the law.  

Eve faced the temptation from Satan with two weapons, the Word of God, and the Spirit of God. 

Satan attacked those weapons by creating doubt about the authority of the Word of God, then he denied the accuracy of the Word of God, then he created delusion about the acceptability of the Word of God.  Satan uses these same tactics today. 

Listen to this podcast and find out how to determine the true gospel message of God.  Learn how Satan is currently working in our world and how to combat him.

THE WEAPONS OF GOD (2 Cor. 10:1-8)

THE WEAPONS OF GOD (2 Cor. 10:1-8)

August 6, 2012

When the world thinks of the weapons of warfare it thinks of tanks, guns, cannons, swords, and shields.  They use secular weapons to fight a secular battle. 

 

Yet the believer’s battle is not physical in nature, but spiritual.  Therefore, the believer’s weapons are very different than those used in secular battles. 

 

Listen to this podcast and learn how the believer arms themselves as they prepare to battle the powers and principalities of Satan’s world. 

 

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