The Power of Faith

Everyone has faith in something – something they can’t see or prove. But we all put our faith in things we can see results from. We can’t see the wind, but we can see a tree moving in the wind, or a home destroyed by a tornado.

For a Christian, our faith is a result of what we see around us – humans, the diversity of life, reproduction (creation). One of the best passages in the entire New Testament to explain what “faith” is is Hebrews 11:1-2…

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

Recordings of both of Abe’s lessons on The Power of Faith can be heard by clicking on the buttons below. Thanks for listening!

The Power of Faith – Martin, part 1

The Power of Faith – Martin, part 2

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Starving Sin – Stop Feeding Sin

Roger and Abe shared lessons today dealing with the subject of SIN. How does sin get to us? We cater to it. Much like cravings for food, snacks, and extra portions of meals nag at us when we are trying to be healthy, the temptation to sin is something Satan has eons of experience in finding ways to get at us.

Like God, Satan knows who we are too. He knows how we act, where are weaknesses lie, and he exploits them with great success. So how can we improve our odds at success? We can starve him of success by putting up barriers to stop the flood of temptation, and then we can be sure we keep the doors to him closed by not feeding sin.

This lesson is a mix of new year resolutions, goals of eating better physically and using that as a metaphor for be healthier spiritually. Satan has an “X” on all of us, are you on the defense or you just about to be overwhelmed?

Roger and Abe’s lesson are available on audio by pressing the buttons below. Download either lesson or listen to, share, study, review. Just find ways to apply the idea of stopping Satan and putting a stop to him for a better life! A slideshow of Roger’s lesson is also below. Use it while playing the audio from his lesson for reference.

Starving Sin – Starnes

Stop Feeding Sin – Martin

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Spiritual Growth

The last few lessons we’ve posted have focused on growing and planning as Christians. Today’s lessons by Abe focus on obtaining GROWTH as we set out to accomplish our plans.

It has been said (and was mentioned yesterday) that there is no “idle” in a church. Either a church is growing, or a church is dying. The gist of the lessons for today were making sure that we are growing, are healthy, and will not digress. Also that we want to ensure that our state can be used to pull others forward in their own spiritual growth.

Some great passages, but 3 of my favs are:

  • 2 Peter 2:1-15 (the focus of lesson one)
  • Romans 5:1-5
  • Philippians 4:8

Lessons can be downloaded or listen to by clicking the buttons below…

Spiritual Growth – Martin, part 1

Spiritual Growth – Martin, part 2

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