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This is the first in a series of messages on idolatry in America today. It focuses on the nature of idolatry and then considers the idol of Affluenza, always wanting bigger, better, newer, more. Then it offers God's cure from scripture.
Peter tells us over and over again that submission is the best way to influence the authorities in our lives. This is also true in the home. But does it work, and do we even agree with it? Are there clearly defined roles in the home, or is it an equal partnership?
Continuing our study of 1 John by looking at the call of Christians in interacting with the world. A call to recognize where we do and where we should call our headquarters, and what responsibility we have in Christ's transforming work over "every square inch."
When we are saved into Christ, we are sealed as eternal members in God's Kingdom. While the perfect city of God awaits us, we can work and pray for our fellow inhabitants in the city of man to become citizens of Heaven. Let's be the tools that God uses to cultivate and grow a new generation of believers and do all our work to the praise of His Glory!
Jesus takes the culture's external good works and makes it about internal motivation. He then goes on to show us that without Him it's impossible for us to fulfill His new standards.
Perhaps no issue is more important in our culture right now than homosexuality. Our culture is abandoning traditional views of marriage and family. So how should we respond? We must have a clear and thoughtful understanding of what the Bible concerning the issue. Listen as pastor Brian Curtis helps us to think clearly about what the Bible teaches about homosexuality and how it applies to us.
Here Jesus describes the definitive reason why we exist as a church... our ultimate mission. What did Jesus mean when he talked about us losing our saltiness? What does being salt and light mean to us in our culture? It's our ultimate mission.
What does it mean when Jesus speaks the words, "we are the salt of the earth"? Are Christians simply flavouring within society or has God called us to be much more: to stand out, to speak out, to live in a way which creates a thirst, to act in away that challenges darkness?