Gender? Determined or Decided?

An article in a 2016 issue of Time Magazine is entitled, “My Brother’s Pregnancy, the Remaking of the American Family.” A growing number of teens describe themselves as gender non-conforming. This means that they do not believe that their biological sex necessarily determines their gender. Did you know that there are over 100 gender descriptions registered on social media? Where does it end? Is gender determined or decided? What is the Biblical response?

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What is Truth?

In one generation moral wrongs have become political rights. How does it happen? The answer is very simple. If you can slide the standard of truth, then you can blur the lines of morality. What is truth?

America is embracing secularism as the prevalent worldview. In secularism, truth is relative. Right and wrong depends on the individual and the situation. But does this worldview really work?

In this message I compare secularisms idea of relative truth to the Biblical worldview and absolute truth. Which is a better way to live?

A World Without God

The movie Yesterday poses an interesting premise. What if the world forgot The Beatles?

If you like the music of The Beatles I think you will find the film entertaining. Personally, I think there could have been so much more done with the plot, but I enjoyed it.

But what if the world didn’t just forget about a music group? What if the world forgot about God? Imagine what the world would be like if there was no belief or no concept of God in the mind of man.

The question of God is the first question of any worldview. The answer to that question makes every other decision. In this message I share four critical implications to denying there is a God. If you don’t believe in God you must:

  • Have ultimate faith that science can answer all of your questions.
  • Have ultimate faith that people will eventually make all the right decisions.
  • Have ultimate faith that government will solve all of our problems.
  • Have ultimate faith in yourself that you will find the purpose for your life.

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Take This, Not That

If you were ever stranded on a deserted island, what would be the essentials you would want to have with you? In an article on MentalFloss.com, survival expert Tony Nestor says these are the essentials: a machete, a cell phone, a mirror, a hammock, and a family photo.

The Christian life is a long journey, not a short sprint. Imagine the Christian life to be a trip to a distant place in which you could only carry a few essential things. What would those things be?

In this message I share 6 essentials for the Christian life while also encouraging you to leave some things behind. Take this, not that!

In this message I also share 4 questions you can ask in Bible study that will help you get great application from any passage.

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The Outsider (Sunday Replay)

We all have prejudices. We are comfortable with our prejudices. We are blind to our prejudices. We are limited by our prejudices. But God will push us past our prejudices for the sake of His Son and the advancement of the gospel.

The Seeker

A computer scientist and a Google engineer created an algorithm to search the internet and rank the most influential people in history. As resistant as our culture seems to Him, Jesus still ranks #1. There are more websites that reference Jesus, more searches made of Jesus, and more information on Wikipedia about Jesus than any other person in history. What does this mean? It means that people are still interested in Jesus.

There are people in your life who are searching for Jesus and would welcome your conversations about Him. People are not interested in religion. People are not interested in debating your beliefs, but they are interested in Jesus. How can you help the seeker in their search?

Eternally Lost

The Bible speaks of an awful, coming judgment. Every prophecy of judgment in the Bible climaxes in a terrifying paragraph in Revelation 20:11-15. This vivid scene of the Great White Throne Judgment is not shared to inform us, but to warn us. The language of this text invites us to stand in the scene and see it for ourselves.

In contrast to this awful judgment is an inspiring scene of triumphant salvation shared in Revelation 21. Every reader has a choice to make before it is too late.

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How to love your family when they become your enemy.

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