Norbert Link | August 11, 2001
Biblical meditation means to think about, consider, and evaluate, all with a focus toward God. This kind of meditation is a conscious effort to understand human life and God’s purpose for us–from God’s perspective–with His written Word as the basis for our meditation, thus allowing His Spirit to lead us. If we are not meditating properly, then we may not recogize the lead of His Holy Spirit.
Edwin Pope | July 27, 2001
The way we live our life is to be a total sacrifice to God…to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourself. Learn in this interesting and detailed sermon how the O.T. sacrifices correlate to the Ten Commandments and learn what sacrifce we need to make in order to please God today.
Edwin Pope | July 21, 2001
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” This interesting study of the well-known 23rd Psalm points out the parallels between the physical needs of sheep and the spiritual needs of God’s people–His sheep. Only through Christ, the Good Shepherd, can we have peace and safety, no matter what trial we may be suffering.
Norbert Link | July 14, 2001
Have you ever thought about how the O.T. prophecies apply to us today? At the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, for instance, people were called to rebuild the temple and the city of Jersalem. These two books reveal the obstacles Satan used to try to prevent that work from being accomplished. The parallel for us today is undeniable–be INVOLVED in the work God has given us to do!
Edwin Pope | July 7, 2001
The annual festivals of God that we observe illustrate the broad outline of God’s spiritual creation. The Feast of Trumpets, the focal point in God’s plan, pictures a terrible time of war, so terrible that unless Jesus Christ intervenes, no one will survive. However, we, as the bride of Christ, will be protected during that terrible time, provided we are busy making ourselves ready now. Learn in this interesting sermon what it is we are to be doing to get ready.
Norbert Link | July 6, 2001
Is God a trinity of beings in one person as is widely taught today? No, the Bible nowhere states that the Holy Spirit is a Divine being, and indeed, teaches that there are only two Divine beings–God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The early church understood this, and it is critical that we also understand the truth in this matter.
Edwin Pope | June 16, 2001
The meek shall inherit the earth. Why? Because a meek, or humble, person has a willingness to be taught by God. Meekness implies gentleness, not weakness. When a person is meek, he demonstrates his willingness to submit to God’s way of life, which will ultimately fill the earth. He learns to have faith in God rather than self, thereby demonstrating true strength of character. Pride is the opposite of humility and cannot produce the kind of character that God is building in us.
Edwin Pope | April 28, 2001
God’s plan is for man to come to the point that he thinks like God, something that does not come naturally for human beings. In order to do this, we need to have the mind of Christ, through His Spirit dwelling in us. Only then can we develop a willing heart and mind, thereby magnifying the very character of God.
Norbert Link | March 31, 2001
What’s the use? Why go on? Feelings of despair, helplessness, and hopelessness are common to man. But God offers a better way. He tells us to place our trust in Him each day and place our hope in the future He has in store for us. If we do this, then Satan cannot feed on our feelings of despair and devour us. Once we learn this lesson, then we can move forward in our conversion and we can also encourage others who are suffering.
Norbert Link | February 24, 2001
Christ talks about bearing fruit, and that our fruit should remain. John talks about bearing fruits worthy of repentance. Paul talks about fruits of the spirit and the fruit of righteousness. What do these statements mean, and just how can we bear the right fruit? This sermon thoroughly explains this very interesting subject.