10Oct

S5E20: A Gospel-Worthy Life (Philippians 1:21-30)

Paul exhorts the church in Philippi to live a life worthy of the gospel. In today's lesson from Philippians we examine what that means, and also what Paul means when he says "For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on September 24, 2017

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9Oct

S5E19: Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35)

In the prayer that we often call "The Lord's Prayer," we say "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." But think about it. If God forgives us the way we forgive others, does that make us feel good? Or are we lacking in our forgiveness, according to God's standard of forgiveness?

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on September 17, 2017

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5Oct

The Bible in 25 Minutes a Day - Genesis 23-27

The Bible in 25 Minutes a Day: Day 4 reading (Genesis chapters 23 to 27).

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4Oct

S5E18: Love Is the Key (Riches in Romans pt. 12)

The finale to our Riches in Romans series brings to a fine point the central theme of the Gospel. Why does God show grace to sinners? Why did Christ go to the cross for my sins? What sets Christians apart from other people? When faced with unlocking the mysteries of faith, we find that love is the key.

Romans 13:8-14

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on September 10, 2017

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3Oct

S5E17: Christian Living (Riches in Romans pt. 11)

The common thread throughout the reading today is "Let love be genuine." By this we will examine all the exhortations of Paul to the church in Rome. What does genuine love look like? In order to avoid the counterfeit, we must first know what the genuine looks like, and Paul gives us a glimpse into genuine love through his teaching today.

Romans 12:9-21

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on September 3, 2017

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2Oct

S5E16 Renewing Our Minds (Riches in Romans pt. 10)

Paul exhorts the church in Rome to not be conformed to the ways of the world (in contrast to the ways of God), but to be transformed (completely remade in God's image) by the renewing of our minds.

Romans 12:1-8

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 27, 2017

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6Sep

S5E15: Mercy! (Riches in Romans pt. 9)

We often talk about God's grace, but what is the difference between grace and mercy? Where is the evidence in the Bible of God's mercy? Is it only a New Testament ideal or is God's mercy demonstrated in the Old Testament as well?

Romans 11:1-2a,29-32

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 20, 2017

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5Sep

S5E14: Can You Believe It? (Riches in Romans pt. 8)

If all we have to do to be saved is to confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead, then why don't more people do it? In fact, if it's that simple, then why isn't the entire world saved already?

Romans 10:5-15

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 13, 2017

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16Aug

S05E13 A Prayer for an End to Racism

On August 13, along with our Bishop, I called upon our congregation to pray for an end to racism and for peace between the US and Korea.

Recorded at Hudson UMC on August 13, 2017

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14Aug

S05E12 God’s Covenant People (Riches in Romans pt. 7)

Paul agonized over the salvation of his fellow Jews.  How could he see that Christ was the Messiah and others could not?  He begins to set up the urgent need for proclaiming the gospel to a people in need of salvation.

Romans 9:1-18

Recorded at Hudson UMC on August 6, 2017

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