Sunday, December 28, 2008

Teen Suicide, Part 2

The theme song of the classic TV series M*A*S*H is entitled, “Suicide is Painless.” Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. In this Seven Minutes of Wisdom, we begin to explore a phenomenon that is happening more and more among younger and younger people.

If you are contemplating ending it all... you need to listen to this series. Otherwise, you may think you are ending it all and find out (the hard way) that you are simply beginning something that may be much worse!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Teen Suicide, Part 1

The lies from satan that say suicide is a solution. The truth is that it is the doorway to an even worse situation.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ex-Christians?

How can somebody be an ex-Christian? Were they truly a Christian (someone who knows and is known by Christ) or were they just practicing religion? This 7½ minutes of wisdom addresses this question.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Miley Cyrus Nude Photos

Remember when Miley Cyrus had some photos of herself stolen and put out in public? This confirms words that Jesus taught us about things done in private being brought into the light (Luke 12:2-4). And even if no man sees what you do... God sees everything -- and it is all recorded for replay on the day of judgment! Don’t point your fingers at others... get your own life right with God!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Goodwill and Favor

Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me. [Psalm 86:17 AMP]

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. [Isaiah 41:10 AMP]

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What's Your Opinion On...

A lot of people are arguing over Proposition 8 and other incendiary topics. A lot of people want to know what to think about the hot topics of today. Want to know what we think?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Are You God's Friend or God's Enemy?

There are people who will act like they are your friend but will suddenly and unexpectedly stab you in the back. Are you truly a friend of Jesus? Do you truly serve Him? Or, are you...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The $80 Miracle

The simple act of returning money that was accidentally overpaid lead a soul to Christ. This compelling seven minutes of wisdom will inspire and bless you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Christ Died For You

We often read Romans 5:6-10 and fail to understand the significance of what Jesus did for us when He was crucified. A little analogy we borrowed from Pastor Mike Macintosh helps us understand where we are and where we could be.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gathering or Scattering?

This classic podcast is back -- with the question: are we gathering or scattering?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Beep! Beep! Outta My Way!!!

We often take the actions of others personally... whether or not they were intended as such. We need to take our ego to the cross and submit to the LOVE (agape) walk that Christ calls us to live.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Be One

Jesus said that the world would recognize believers by our love for one another. And yet, we often fail in the area of one-ness.

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Tax-Free Church?

Some churches are going over the line by preaching politics and thumbing their noses at the federal laws that want tax-exempt churches to refrain from doing so. What's going on? This seven minutes (and seven seconds) of wisdom addresses this.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Elimelech

Sometimes a person’s name defines them. But sometimes a person’s behavior goes the opposite from what they were destined to become.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Meanies

Jesus said that the primary way to recognize Christians would be by their love for each other. And yet, so many people who wear the title "Christian" are known for how mean and critical and spiteful and nasty they can be.

Hello?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Angry Girl

There are teenagers who are lost and trying to find themselves. The truth is, they can’t find themselves until they find eternal life through Jesus Christ. One angry girl did not seem to know that... and we wonder if the churches in her area care about that fact. Sometimes, all we can do is pray. But what if we can do more?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vengeance

People will do things to piss you off... but don’t focus on getting revenge. This seven minute audio teaching will show you the better way!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bones

God told the prophet Ezekiel to speak to dead men's bones and the bodies were resurrected. Speak to the dead circumstances in your life and allow the power of God to operate in those circumstances.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Eternal Life Insurance

God loves you and wants you to have and enjoy life here on this earth, and eternally with Him in heaven. Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth to have and enjoy eternal life.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Seed Time and Harvest

Whether you plant time... money... love... or etcetera. Whatever you plant in Jesus name will reap a reward!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Burned Fingers...

Some infants learn the hard way not to touch the hot stove or else they will get burned. Too bad spiritual children have hard heads and fail to heed the loving admonitions of the word of God.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Keep Your Chin Up

Seven minuts of wisdom on keeping a positive attitude!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Forgiveness

God is gracious to forgive us (1st John 1:9) so why do we hold grudges? We need to release people go of their debts and obligations to you... and then go the extra step to bless them!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Decision 2008

Why are so many Christians fighting over presidential candidates and not focusing their energies on our one true goal... showing Jesus Christ to a dying world?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Grudge Match

God demands that we forgive those who offend and hurt us. Don’t hold grudges!

Monday, June 30, 2008

He is Able

God is able... but are you willing? Step out and do the part that you can do -- and then watch God do the part that you can’t do. He can bring superabundance. He is able!

“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--”
(Ephesians 3:20 AMP)

God is able!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

From The Heart

We need to live the Christian life not from our head but from our heart.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Focus

So many Christians want to fight other Christians -- and yet ignore the enemy who killing, stealing, and destroying lives and dragging down souls. We need to focus on what the true enemy is.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Keep Guarding Your Heart

You don’t put a lock on a door and hope no one will lock it. You check it frequently and even hire guards to watch over it if it contains things of great value. Guard your heart! It is of the utmost value!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Continue to Keep Guarding Your Heart

This important subject is revisited from yet another angle. This is a powerful seven minutes of wisdom that will bless your soul!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Guard Your Heart

More Christians are concerned with guarding their reputations or their position in society than to guard their most precious commodity... YOUR HEART!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sex and the City

America’s #1 movie is “Sex and the City” -- which was a very influential series that taught young women how to behave.

And now that ¼ of all teenage girls have sexually transmitted diseases, is it possible that perhaps the lifestyle of free and meaningless sex might not have been all that it was cracked up to be?

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

That was the title of the song that launched George Michael's career. But it is also the attitude of many Christians who want to sleep soundly until the Lord returns. May the Lord find us awake and trusting Him... with hearts pure and clean... and lives that have a testimony of giving ourselves to serve Him by helping the lost to recognize the path of eternal life.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hell and Heaven

Hell is a real place... and it is not any place you want to go to.

What comes after hell? The Lake of Fire.

But Jesus died and rose so that you could enjoy heaven. Choose life! Choose Jesus.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Heaven and Hell

We hear about heaven in movies like “What Dreams My Come.” We hear about hell in songs like “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

What does the Bible say about heaven and hell?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Inside

God is not a million miles away, He is on the inside. When you come to Christ you become part of His body, and He is on the inside. You can communicate with Him... and He will with you... because He is on the inside.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Defender (Part Three)

In 1 Samuel 1, a woman named Hannah was crying in her heart to God... she wanted a baby. The prophet saw her crying with her lips moving and assumed she was drunk. Isn't that just like people... you are doing the right thing and they accuse you? Yet... Hannah was faithful and received her hopes and dreams because God is a faithful defender.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Defender (Part Two)

Continuing on the thought that God will protect and defend you... like He did when Elisha was accosted by a group of juvenile delinquents. Let's focus on our walk with God... and praying for each other... and watch God move in our lives.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Defender (Part One)

God will defend and protect you. This is because He is a loving Father. As you walk with Him, you will grow to know Him more. He will defeat your enemy (satan) and hold off all who would work against you... and he will discipline you when you screw up. He is your Father. He is your defender.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

True Religion

There are those who say that there is no such thing as God and that they don’t accept any religious practice. Others say that all religion is the same and that there is no difference. But there is such a thing as true religion and there is one very simple and straightforward way to practice it.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

God Wants You Well

God wants you to be well and to enjoy life -- but that requires some good and positive choices on our part. Don't wait until you need someone to wheel you up to the preacher to be prayed for... start now by living a healthy lifestyle by using COMMON SENSE and by meditating on the Word of God.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Purple Pope Hats?

Are you pursuing a daily personal and intimate walk with God... or do you hide behind the symbols of your religious tradition?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Watch Your Mouth!

Words are powerful things. They can bring life... or death. This teaching makes some powerful points, taking a look at precepts from the Hebrew culture of the Old Testament and bringing it forward through the New Testament into today’s society.

What is coming out of your mouth? And, more importantly, how is it affecting your life and the lives of those around you?

Friday, May 2, 2008

The Rod of Correction

With youth becoming more and more involved in crime... to the point where 3rd graders conspired to murder their teacher... we need to go back to the old school. Spare the rod, destroy the child.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Crazy People and Talking Snakes

People continue to deny God as being a myth while poking fun at the Bible as simply a collection of fairy tales. Well, if it is foolish to believe such things, then I will gladly be called a fool.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fame (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing from our discussion on people's irrational desire for fame, we look at how young people need the wisdom and leadership of those who are older.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fame (Part 1 of 2)

People do crazy things to get their 15 minutes of fame... like the girls who thought beating another girl on camera would get them recognized. It did... they got recognized by a judge who wants to lock them up for good!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Practice What You Preach

I found it interesting how one pastor who was all, “Give money and God will give to you...” couldn’t apply the same principle to himself. If we preach it, we need to practice it. Granted, none of us are perfect... and I am prolly more imperfect than most... but let us at least set our minds to walking our talk and not just talking our walk.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Suicide... Part 3 of 3

The final part of this series of Seven-Minutes-of-Wisdom includes scriptures to help those tempted by thoughts of suicide.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Suicide... Part 2 of 3

The theme song of the classic TV series M*A*S*H is entitled, “Suicide is Painless.” Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. In this Seven Minutes of Wisdom, we begin to explore a phenomenon that is happening more and more among younger and younger people.

If you are contemplating ending it all... you need to listen to this series. Otherwise, you may think you are ending it all and find out (the hard way) that you are simply beginning something that may be much worse!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Suicide... Part 1 of 3

Seven Minutes of Wisdom on the lies from satan that say suicide is a solution... but it is only the doorway to an even worse situation... not just for you but for your friends and loved ones.

Don’t do it!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Don't Lose Your Lamp Stand

Let us be aware of the times we are living in and the call we have on our lives as Christians. We want to be faithful to our Lord who called us, lest we find our lamp stand removed (see Revelation 2:5).

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

In Everything... Give Thanks!

It is easy to praise God if you receive a check for $10,000,000 from some sweepstakes. But what if you receive a bill for some amount that you don’t know how to pay? There is power in giving thanks... power that you need!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Come Out of the Closet

Funny how members of the gay and lesbian community have no problem broadcasting their lifestyle to the world... and yet many church goers are ashamed to be associated with the name of Jesus Christ. We need to come out of the closet!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The $80 Miracle

The simple act of returning money that was accidentally overpaid lead a soul to Christ. This compelling seven minutes of wisdom will inspire and bless you.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Prick Kicking

Saul of Tarsus (before he became the Apostle Paul) was told by Jesus that it is hard to kick against the pricks (or goads). Fighting against the things of God can only lead to hurting yourself.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Got Milk?

Spiritual milk helps babies grow. Spiritual meat keeps full-grown soldiers strong. What is in your spiritual lunch box?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Turned on an Attitude

People are talking about the end times... but where in the cycle of time are we? And what kind of attitude do these events give us?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tastes Great, Less Filling

Some sermons or “Bible Studies” may be like honey to your ears... but leave you hungry afterwards. They taste great... but they are less filling. Let these seven minutes of wisdom on “Tastes Great, Less Filling” minister to you!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Power

The Lord gives us power and authority over serpents and scorpions... and nothing that satan does will ever cause lasting harm or damage to you. Do you have that kind of power? Do you want it?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Meat

Hungry? well, try some spiritual meat. What is spiritual meat? It is like advancing from milk to pablum to rib eye. Yum! What are you waiting for?

Don't Fear!

Fear is the opposite of faith... and it is just as powerful. What Job suffered in the Old Testament was a result of his fear. Look it up... and STOP walking around afraid!

Perilous Times

The Apostle Paul tells us that perilous times will happen in the last days. Well, read today's newspaper or watch a half-hour of CNN and you will soon come to realize which days we are living in today!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Power Tools

Beware who you are following. Is he a man of God? Or, is he a baby with power tools?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Prayer

How do you spell relief? Some spell it R-O-L-A-I-D-S.

I spell it P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Food for Thought

  1. Exposure to the Son may prevent burning...

  2. The King of Pop is gone, the King of Comedy is gone, the King of Soul is gone, the King of Rock is gone, but the King of Kings lives on!

  3. When Jesus said “Fret Not,” He wasn’t saying that you shouldn’t play the guitar...