Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2 How to Think as a Poor or Rich Christian


James, the half-brother of Jesus, taught a Roman world teetering on violence to take a step back and gain some perspective.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

94 The King Explains the Four Conditions of the Heart


In the Parable of the Sower Jesus explains why many reject his discipleship. The problem isn't with the message of Christianity but with the human heart. Which of four conditions is your heart?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

1 Pure Joy by Wisdom


In our first lesson through the Epistle of James (Jacob) we learned that he was a younger half-brother of Jesus who became a leader of the Jerusalem Church. We examined how to have pure joy in the middle of testing.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

93 The King Describes His True Disciples


Jesus was all about his Heavenly Father's business; his first priority was to his Father's will. When his earthly family came once to take him home he used an analogy to describe his true disciples.

8 Defeating Demons (Prayer)


Prayer is an always powerful but sorely underutilized weapon in spiritual warfare.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Now Hiring an Associate Pastor!

Last night First Church overwhelmingly voted to create a new full-time staff position of Children & Families Pastor; I am so proud we launched out in faith!  Now comes the sifting through resumes and finding the candidate the Holy Spirit has for us.  Pray for us.  It's exciting!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

92 The King on the Sign of Jonah and Judgment


For Christ's generation who saw his miracles and still were too hard-hearted to repent, the Sign of Jonah was a sign of their doom.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7 Defeating Demons (The Sword of the Spirit)


The Word of God defeats demons because it is truth in a world of lies and light in a world of darkness. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

6 Defeating Demons (The Helmet of Salvation)



The batteries in my wireless mic went dead so we lost the last 10 minutes of the lesson. C'est la vie. "It's all good on Mahood!"

91 The King Explains that Words Reveal the Soul


Think words are meaningless things spoken without consequence? Think again. Words reveal the spiritual condition of the one saying them.