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Short Clips BYT-42 090315AM Christ’s first Epistle in Revelation explains how to Learn to Live a Holy & Sanctified Life in the midst of an Evil World.   In the midst of all this debauchery, Jesus Christ had planted a church at Ephesus, one that was well-pleasing to God; and the Ephesian believers were honored […]

Challenge #6: Beware of Self-Induced Spiritual Blindness

One of the greatest works of God in salvation was opening our blind eyes to see. 

Protecting spiritual sight is the final of the three elements we are to deliberately pursue, according to Christ’s Last Words. Jesus counsels His Church in life-long, spiritual vision-care, promoting healthy eyes.

Christ Desires Us
To See Clearly

Please open with me to Rev. 3, and listen again to Jesus,  telling the church at Laodicea what they needed to have lives that pleased Him. Please give attention to the public reading of Scripture.

Christ’s Question to Us – Do You See Yourself in the Picture of the Seven Churches

This morning we are looking back at where we’ve been. Much like getting home from a trip and spending time looking at the pictures that you took while traveling.

We have invested the past year, looking at the only part of God’s Word dictated by Christ, for the express purpose of: being sent to His Church, being read by His Church, and being obeyed by His Church.

There is no part of the Bible so clear, so personal, and so direct: as these three chapters. What exactly did we find in Revelation? We found that:

Christ Actually
Posted a Picture

Flee the Lust of the Eyes – Remember Lot

/ Christ Our Refuge

051113AM COR-26 Our final stop in our journey through the Scriptures finding Christ as our Refuge may be the most vital one of all. We have seen over the past few weeks that Christ is our refuge. 1. He is the Refuge for all of us when we feel uncleanness; 2. He is the Refuge […]

Learning to Flee the Lusts of the Eyes

/ Christ Our Refuge

051113PM COR-27 This morning I began to exhort you from God’s Word to flee the lust of the eyes. We saw that the lust of the eyes is the struggle Lot seemed to have. Think about what happened to him. Lot did not sit down one day and say—you know, I want to destroy my […]

Flee the Lust of the Flesh – Remember Samson

/ Christ Our Refuge

051120PM COR-29 Our God is jealous and He is Holy. The sins He hated in the Old Testament, He hates in the New Testament. What would offend someone who loved us so much that He wants us to be utterly loyal to Him? We become an enemy of God when we become friendly with the […]


Tagged With: / Authentic Christian Living - James

  ACL-16 970928AM How to overcome Temptations James 1:13 The book of James was a letter written 19 ½ centuries ago. It was from the heart of a pastor who knew his flock well. Pastor James knew the weaknesses we all face and explained how to turn them into opportunities for faithfulness. With the breath […]

Look for God When Tempted

Tagged With: / Authentic Christian Living - James

  ACL-17 971019AM Looking for God When Tempted James 1:13-15 The LA Olympics of 1984 were incredible. Los Angeles was over run with the world. Everywhere could be heard the languages of every corner of the globe. In the midst of all the excitement was the Torch. Looking for the Torch was a real passion […]

How Sin Affects Christians -Job Pt 2


ZNA-265 920809AM The God who is Enough in TEMPTATION Job Part 2 God is revealed through four of His Divine names in this book. One of these names provides the key to our understanding of suffering. That name is His Name EL-SHADDAI: “The God who is ENOUGH”. He is the Almighty, the All Sufficient One. […]

The Temptation of Jesus

Tagged With: / Majesty Of Jesus, Mark - Walking With Jesus

000319PM NR1-16   WWJ-08 Mark-8 THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST MARK 1:12-13 “RESISTING SATAN’S ATTACKS” The 3rd great event in the earthly life of Christ was His Temptation. This event is perhaps one of the most vital as we seek to love and follow Jesus all our days. Why? Jesus met and defeated Satan as a man. […]

Resisting the Attacks of Satan

/ Gift Of New Beginnings

GNB-14 070415AM Jesus was sinless and never sinned, we are not.   Jesus was tempted and resisted sin; we do not.   We are tempted and sin because we have sin dwelling within us.   Sin Still Dwells in Us   Paul testified to that in his greatest doctrinal epistle, Romans 7:20. Paul affirms, that […]

Close the Door to the Devil

Tagged With: / The Power of the Book You Can Trust

When Jesus faced off with the Devil His weapons were simple—three carefully chosen verses from God’s Holy Word. As we open to Revelation 2, we find that same Jesus writing to a church that had learned the same lesson—how to use God’s Word to overcome and resist the devil, his demons, and their own flesh.

As we open to these verses we are reading Christ’s 1st personal letter to a church. In this letter He commends a group of believers who followed Paul’s teaching and Christ’s example of how to resist the devil at every level in life. We need to pause and ask about what kind of people were these Jesus wrote to at:

Ephesus in the
First Century 

Feeling the Loneliness of Temptation and Failure

Tagged With: / The Life of David

David from the Bible was just a man. He had a job, a house, a family, and all the other little details of life. Though he was a King, an inspired Psalm writer, and a man after God’s own heart, he was also 100% normal human.

So as we look at the longest stretch of David’s life, the 40-year career he had as King of Israel, we come to areas that can touch our lives deeply.

Most of us will never face a ten foot tall giant-and kill them with a stone and sling. Most of us will never be famous as musicians, or have spears thrown at us, or hide in caves: but nearly all of us will do a form of monotonous, repetitive work for much of our lives.