The Master’s Class, Summit Church
ARE YOU WORRYING ABOUT THE RIGHT THINGS? (Mark 8:10-26)

ARE YOU WORRYING ABOUT THE RIGHT THINGS? (Mark 8:10-26)

April 22, 2013

How much of your time is spent worrying about things you cannot control?

What is it that worrying is keeping you from doing?

What are the top 10 things you worry about? Your job, finances, food, shelter, loneliness, or your health?

What would it take to get you to stop worrying about these things? SomeOne you could trust to handle those problems for you.

Listen to this podcast to understand how knowing Jesus makes a difference in what you worry about, how much time you spend worrying, and how much time you spend accomplishing the things that God wants you to do. Learn how Jesus is that SomeOne you can have faith in.

Learn how to worry about the right things.

THE LORD OF OUR NEEDS (Mark 7:31 to 8:8)

THE LORD OF OUR NEEDS (Mark 7:31 to 8:8)

April 15, 2013

How do you go about meeting your family's needs? 

You anticipate them.  You plan for them.  You work for them.  You spend hours cooking, cleaning, and making the things that they need.  You get up early every morning to go to a job because you know they are depending on you.  You sacrifice for them.  You want them to be able to depend on you.  You want them to have faith that you will be able to meet their needs because you always have.   You dedicate your life to meeting the needs of the family that God has been gracious enough to give you.  You do this because you love them. 

If you, as a parent are capable of doing this out of the love found in your human heart, how much more so can Jesus, as the Son of the living God, meet your needs out of the unlimited love found in His divine heart?   

Listen to this podcast to learn how Jesus, as the Lord of our needs, plans methodically and miraculously for our needs.  He structures our experiences to build our faith, and He expects us to have faith that He will always be there for us. 

That faith comes as we look back at the things that He has done for us in the past. 

That faith comes because He has promised to never, never, never, leave us.

 

WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART? (Mark 7:14-30)

WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART? (Mark 7:14-30)

April 7, 2013

Every day the headlines declare the latest act of violence and evil that has occurred in our nation.   

Every day we seek answers as to why these events are occurring more often than we remember in our past. Our politicians and the news media blame the tools of the violence while they ignore the source of the evil that drives these events. They choose to issue gun control and God control laws to handle the problem.

These laws do nothing to solve the problem because it is the evil within the person's heart that drives the ability of man to commit these acts.

Man's heart has a tremendous capacity for love, charity, and compassion for others. Man's heart also contains apathy, indifference, intolerance, and arrogance. Jesus tells us that there are also thirteen things within every man's heart that makes man the most vicious creation on the planet earth.

Our country believes that a man must have freedom to do that which he desires. But for that freedom to be successful it must be constrained by man's absolute belief in the morals of right and wrong established by the living God.

Instead of allowing our belief in the morals of God to constrain the evil that lies with the heart of man, our politicians have chosen to issue laws confining God's morals to the four walls of the church. They have mandated the abolishment of God's teachings from our schools. They have abolished the name of Jesus from our government buildings. They have banned God's commandments from our courtrooms.

They have done this in the name of a new, socially, enlightened, morality. They have called good what God calls evil. In doing so, they have removed the constraints on the evil that lies within the heart of man. Instead of a new morality, we now have a lack of any morality, and they stand surprised at the violence that is the result.

Listen to this podcast to learn that it is what comes from the heart of man that defiles our nation's soul, our people's spirit, and fills our headlines.

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Mark 6:45-52)

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Mark 6:45-52)

March 24, 2013

Do you have someone to watch over you as you go through the problems of life?

Do you have a resource with enough power to call upon when you are in your darkest moments?

Most of us go through life being controlled by the things that are going on around us. When things are going good, we are happy. When things are hard, we endure on our own.

But that is not the way Jesus wants you to go through life.

Listen to this podcast to learn how you can have a direct link to the One with the power to put all of your problems beneath your feet. You can walk victoriously over the problems and challenges of your darkest moments.

Learn how Jesus wants to be the SomeOne who watches over you.

WHO CAN SATISFY YOUR DESIRES? (Mark 6:30-44)

WHO CAN SATISFY YOUR DESIRES? (Mark 6:30-44)

March 17, 2013

Who, or what, do you depend on to satisfy the desires in your life?   

Most of us would answer this question by saying our job. The motivation for you to get up each and every morning to go to work is so that you can earn a wage that you will use to satisfy your desires. We depend on our hard work to satisfy our desires.

Others would say they depend on the government to meet their needs. They look to others to supply their wants and needs.

Listen to this podcast to learn how Jesus used the miracle of the 5,000 to teach us that He is the One that a believer should be depending on to satisfy all of their desires

Your job will fail you. We have all learned this lately.

The government will fail you. Others will fail you.

But Jesus never will. Jesus is the bread of everlasting life.

THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO CONQUER DEATH (Mark 5:35-43)

THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO CONQUER DEATH (Mark 5:35-43)

February 17, 2013

Someone once said that death and taxes are inevitable. We must all face death. The death of our loved ones, or our own death. There is absolutely nothing we can do about death, or is there?

Christianity is unique among all of the world's religions in that its founder conquered death by dying on a cross, being buried in a tomb, and then bodily walking out of that tomb. Jesus Christ is not dead, with His bones lying in a grave like all of the other religious leaders. Jesus Christ is alive and sitting at the right hand of the Father.

Jesus Christ has made each person a promise that if you will hear His words and believe on the One who has sent Him, that you shall pass from death unto everlasting life. Jesus proclaims to each of us that He, and He alone, has the power to conquer death and provide everlasting life. He then proved the veracity of this promise with His own life.

Listen to this podcast and learn about the One with the power to conquer death.

THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO SAVE (Mark 5:21-34)

THE ONE WITH THE POWER TO SAVE (Mark 5:21-34)

February 10, 2013

When we need something done that we cannot do for ourselves, then we begin to search for someone with the power to meet that need.

When my car needs repaired, when something in my home needs repaired, I begin a search for someone with the power to meet that need.

When my need becomes a desperate need, I look for someone with the power to save me.

Listen to this podcast to find the One with the power to meet the most desperate need in each of our lives. Listen and discover that Jesus Christ is the only One with the power to save you.

If you are lost in a dark world, then Jesus Christ is the answer to that need. Jesus Christ has the power to save you.

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.
FAITH IN SOMETHING OR SOMEONE (Mark 4:33-41)

FAITH IN SOMETHING OR SOMEONE (Mark 4:33-41)

January 28, 2013

What do you place your faith in to get you through the trials of life? Your friends, your family, or your own abilities?

What do you place your faith in to deal with the inevitability of death and what happens after death?

Is it science, medicine, or religion?

Science can tell you why you are going to die, but death will still ultimately come.

Medicine can make you feel better before you die, it can even extend your life, but death will still ultimately come.

Religion, with its works, and its rules, can make you feel like you are doing something about death and what comes after, but death will still ultimately come.

Listen to this podcast to hear what the Word God says that we are to place our faith in. Rejoice as the Bible tells us the something and the Someone that has the power to control death and what comes after.

YOU MUST DESCIDE ABOUT JESUS (Mark 3:1-12)

YOU MUST DESCIDE ABOUT JESUS (Mark 3:1-12)

December 4, 2012

What was the most important decision you have ever had to make? 

Who your husband or wife would be?  Which career path you would take?  To change jobs? To go to college, or not?  To have children, and how many?  Which religion you would follow? 

These are all truly important decisions that have long term implications on your life.  

Listen to this podcast to hear what the Word of God says is the single most important decision you will ever make.  This single decision will determine whether you spend eternity in heaven or hell.  Nothing else you do will matter.  No amount of good works will change the consequences of this single decision.  You must decide about who Jesus Christ is in your life.

THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST (Mark 1:35 to 2:12)

THE POWER OF JESUS CHRIST (Mark 1:35 to 2:12)

November 4, 2012

When you commit a crime against a state or local jurisdiction, it is a court from that jurisdiction that is given authority to determine your guilt or innocence of that transgression.  This is because the law that you have broken was written by the same state or local jurisdiction.  It is their law you have broken, therefore, they hold the right to judge you.  

When you commit a sin against a holy and just God, it is God alone that has the authority to determine your guilt or innocence, and then to convict and sentence you for that sin.  This is because God has established the absolute truths of what is right and what is sin, therefore, He alone holds the right to judge you.  

It is because God is a just God that He cannot simply say your sin does not matter and release you from the consequences of that sin.  So God chose to send His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for your sins.  He did this so that He can forgive, not just some of the people of their sin, but so that He can forgive all of mankind's sin.  The authority to forgive sin is God's and God's alone.  No priest, pope, ruler, or potentate can do this. 

Listen to this podcast to learn how Jesus Christ claimed the power and authority to forgive your sin on this earth.  Learn how if you do not seek the forgiveness that Jesus can provide before you die, you will not receive that forgiveness at all.

THEY KNEW THE NAME OF JESUS (Mark 1:16-34)

THEY KNEW THE NAME OF JESUS (Mark 1:16-34)

October 31, 2012

Can you remember the first time you heard the name Jesus and really understood who He is? 

The name of Jesus divides the history of mankind.  There is the time before Christ came, and there is the time after He came.  Every time you write a date you are acknowledging that Jesus came to this earth 2,000 years ago.  

The name of Jesus is one of the most famous names in all of history.  Listen to this podcast to learn what happened on the day that the name of Jesus first became famous.

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