Youtube is an amazing service. It gives people the ability to see and experience things that happen in other places/culture that are different than our own. For example, there are videos of sheep from different flocks grazing on the same patch of land. Then one of the shepherds whistles and calls out and his sheep break from the pack and go back home with him.
Is it no wonder that Christ used this same imagery for His teaching on the salvation of His elect people? Pastor John Samuel Barnett ties this image of salvation as the very first need in order for anyone to follow the will of God.
To start off the new work week, take a moment to take confidence in this illustration of God's sovereignty that Pastor John Samuel Barnett provides for us out of God's own description of Himself in His Word. https://youtu.be/kzc5fDV9xi4(From...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This week we looked at the Christian's call to be in the world yet set apart from the world. We saw the commands in God's Word to seek Him and not our own desires. The Christian life isn't an easy path to walk. In 1 Thessalonians 5 we are told to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
When we give into our sinful desires we will ultimately come to ruin. The people dangled before you become objects instead of imager barers of God. The things that you own end up owning you. The label given to you by others is how you end up...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Two other areas that work closely with the adage of "sex sells" is the desire for things and the desire for status - lust of the eyes and the pride of life. We see this with the pushing and shoving that comes every year on Black Friday and we see...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
With the advent of print media and leading into the age of television, marketing has been a key means of funding the content. In 2014, 200 advertisers in the US spent a record $137.8 billion on telling people what they can buy. And one of the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Sun Tzu wrote "The Art of War" as a manual for knowing what to do in battles during times of war. The Apostle Paul described our lives as Christians as being on a spiritual battlefield against an enemy that wants to seek us out, kill us, and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This week, Pastor John Samuel Barnett unpacked some of the attributes of God and the devil to show us how we can overcome temptations. A question that we might have is to wonder what further powers does Satan have. For example, can Satan read our...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Just like looking at God's attributes should help us in overcoming temptations, we can also look in His Word and see the limitations he puts on our adversary, the devil. The devil is a created being. The devil in not God. The devil is limited. The...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Pastor John Samuel Barnett draws on the facts of God's characteristics to show us that we can have confidence that when we face temptations that God will always be there for us. The characteristic of God being ever present, in conjunction with all...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Last week we looked at Satan's playbook to turn us against God. Today, John Samuel Barnett open's up God's playbook to show us what we should do when we face temptations and also saying, "The devil made me do it" doesn't absolve us. However, there...[ abbreviated | read entire ]