The Living Truth Fellowship
The Transformers Are Coming

The Transformers Are Coming

April 1, 2013

In the 1980s, mechanical/robotic super heroes called The Transformers emerged in toys, comics, and movies. These fantasy heroes waged a never-ending war against evil. In this teaching, we’ll see that we Christians are the real Transformers, and that the battle we fight is real. It begins between our ears and plays out in our lives.

Because Jesus Christ went the distance for us—all the way through the Cross, and because God raised him from the dead, we are equipped with supernatural power. With our cooperation, the Lord will energize that power to transform us into his likeness so that we shine his light in this dark world. Our glorious hope, and our guarantee, is that he will one day totally transform us to be as he is.

We live between the grave and the glory. We are to be motivated BOTH by looking back to the finished work of Christ AND by looking forward to the Hope of his coming to rescue us from this present, evil age. NOW we are to live from the inside out, enduring short-term pain for long-term gain. Join us as we unpack many fabulous truths in the Church Epistles. You will be enlightened and encouraged.

Seeing Through the Eyes of Christ

Seeing Through the Eyes of Christ

April 1, 2013

One Day With The Creator is now available. It is a fabulous tool that will change the life of anyone who believes the Word it contains. But how can you connect with people to motivate them to take the time to watch it? What Greek word (that sounds like a bug hitting your windshield) indicates how Jesus’ compassion for people moved him to reach for their hearts with all he had? Tune in and find out how you too can deeply touch the hearts and lives of those in your world.

Be a Rock in a Hard Place

Be a Rock in a Hard Place

April 1, 2013

What is basically a simple word study of a few uses of “rock” and “stone” brilliantly displays the precision and cohesion of God’s wonderful Word and brings to light the central message of Jesus Christ, the main subject of Scripture. In the time of Old Testament Israel, God instructed the people to use rocks for a permanent memorial to an occasion of His deliverance, saying that the rocks would be a “witness” to them. But those rocks could not speak. Sad to say that as a nation called to be priests on earth, Israel did not speak for God. As Israel was hewn out of the rock of God Himself, so we Christians are hewn out of the Rock, Jesus Christ.

In this teaching, John Lynn will show the three biblical ways in which people can relate to Jesus Christ, who is “the stone the builders rejected,” but who is now “the chief cornerstone” of the Church. When all is said and done, what will be the legacy of your life? If you stand upon the Rock as a “living stone” and “cry out” about him, it can be a permanent witness to his love and goodness.

Stretching for the Lord

Stretching for the Lord

April 1, 2013

Who’da thunk that looking at a little word in the Bible like “stretch(ed)” would result in one of the simplest yet most powerful teachings you have ever heard? You don’t want to miss this one!

Biblically speaking, “faith” means trust, and the Word shows that the more faith we have, the more God and the Lord Jesus can do with, for, and in us. So how do we grow in faith?

In this electrifying teaching, John Lynn parallels growing in faith to stretching our muscles. If we do not stretch to the point of becoming uncomfortable, we will never expand our comfort zone. Ditto for increasing our faith; we must follow the examples of our Father and our Lord, each of whom stretched to the point of agony for our sake, and get out of our comfort zone for the sake of someone else.

Faith is the simplest thing God could require of man. It is how we access His power, and it is how we stand against the onslaught of the Enemy. Your faith can grow to the point that you do the works that Jesus Christ did. So get ready to stretch!

Tune In To God’s Channel

Tune In To God’s Channel

April 1, 2013

Paul Knopf shares the Word, and the title of his teaching is "Tune In To God's Channel." Hearing the voice of our heavenly Father, who is Almighty God, is something we all greatly desire, and also often wonder about.

Paul addresses questions like: "Do you get static when you try to hear God's voice?" and "Do you know how to tune into God's channel?" This teaching shows you the characteristics of those in Scripture who listened well to God, and it will help you do the same.

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

April 1, 2013

On the day after the USA’s national election, John Lynn’s teaching is titled, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. We encourage you to join us and also invite your friends to watch and listen with you.

Of course, John’s teaching title comes from the name of the famous hymn written by Martin Luther, whose birthday will again be celebrated on November 10. It became known as “the Battle Hymn of the Reformation,” and he will read its inspiring words, which vividly reflect vital biblical truths.

No matter who wins any election, we know the Word of God says that all the systems of this world are under the influence of the Devil, and that he will eventually achieve his goal of a one-world government toward which he has been relentlessly striving since Genesis 10. But those working for him toward this end are fighting against OUR GOD, who is doing His best to buy us time to spread His Word.

Though we were born into a war zone and we live behind enemy lines, the GO(O)D NEWS is: WE HAVE THE VICTORY! And in the meantime, the Lord Jesus, our Commander-in-Chief has equipped us, and called us, to rescue as many people as possible, snatching them out of the fire. Let’s “redeem the time” God is giving us—together. This teaching magnifies both the finished work of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the greatness of our God and Father.

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

April 1, 2013

When you made Jesus Christ your Lord, your signed on to stand for Truth as he did, be persecuted as he was, and enjoy the rewards that he will enjoy. The extent to which you do the first of those is the extent to which each of the other two will also play out. Knowing the God he served was why Jesus totally trusted His Father all the way through the Cross. Knowing your God is the key to your faith touching His provision and allowing Him to be God for you.

The stirring account of a once-fearful man named Gideon leading God’s people to victory is filled with relevant insight as to how our Heavenly Father will work with us, patiently dealing with our weaknesses and fears. Knowing what each of us can do if we trust and obey Him, He has a vision for each of us that far surpasses how we see ourselves.

The record in Judges 6 & 7 shows us three steps to victory: 1) Get our spiritual priorities in order, 2) Stand together, heart-to-heart and shoulder-to-shoulder, 3) Fight the good fight. It also shows us how our courage can inspire those around us to “acquire the fire,” or re-kindle it.

The Biblical Motif: “This is War!”

The Biblical Motif: “This is War!”

April 1, 2013

Have you ever heard any of the following statements about God?

  • He is in control of everything on earth.
  • He either causes or allows all things.
  • He can do whatever He wants.
  • All things are part of His Master Plan.

If those statements are true, don’t you think that makes God hard to love?

Thank God that He has committed Himself to mankind in writing, telling us exactly what He will do and what He won’t do. He has also committed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ, the Living Word, who showed us what the will of God is in regard to evil and the human suffering it causes.

This teaching clearly shows that the theme and backdrop of Scripture is a cosmic war between God and the Devil, one that began long before Adam and Eve made the scene. It also shows why there is no specific reference to Satan in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). It shows what Jesus Christ said and did to reveal the Devil as the source of all evil, AND how he revolted against Satan’s sickening status quo on earth.

Let Us Pray: To Whom? What? Why? When? Where? How?

Let Us Pray: To Whom? What? Why? When? Where? How?

April 1, 2013

Other than knowing the Word of God, which defines every aspect of our spiritual lives, PRAYER is the “bottom line” of our walk with the Lord Jesus and our heavenly Father through this minefield known as “life.”

  • But what is prayer and how do we pray?
  • What is God’s goal for us in prayer?
  • Why was Jesus Christ so committed to prayer?
  • Why did the Apostle Paul say we should “pray without ceasing”?
  • If God already knows what we need, why do we need to pray for things?
  • Can we pray to both God and the Lord Jesus?
  • Is there a best time or place to pray?
  • What is the shortest and simplest prayer there is?

These are some of the questions this teaching answers from the Word of God. Prayer is really about comm-UNI-cating (becoming ONE with) God and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a major key to intimacy with our Father and our Big Brother.

Dealing With The Sin That Dwells Within

Dealing With The Sin That Dwells Within

April 1, 2013

The circumstances of life for most people in this fallen world are indescribably bad, and if they do not know Jesus Christ, what hope do they have? As Christians, we are not exempt from such circumstantial challenges. The difference is that we have The Hope of everlasting life in Paradise with lots of great folks, and the daily hope that God and the Lord Jesus will help us surmount life’s obstacles.

BUT, as Romans 7:17 informs us, each of us has a MAJOR PROBLEM: ”…the sin that dwells within us.” HUH??? Yep, we each inherited Adam’s self-dominated sinful nature, and it is gross.

This teaching will show you how to “reckon the old man dead and walk in newness of life.” To deal with the sin dwelling in you, you must diligently dig into the cesspool of self in order to identify and then behaviorally root out the nuances of sin that are woven into the fabric of both your nature (genetics) and how you were nurtured.

But that is a terrifying challenge for those who want to like Jesus because the sin nature is indescribably ugly, and it is relentless in its attempt to dominate our lives. I will not face it, meet it head-on, and plow through it unless I am certain of my RIGHTEOUSNESS IN CHRIST.

Don’t miss this most practical sharing about WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST and the limitless grace of God in which you can live.

Patience: The Bottom Line of Love

Patience: The Bottom Line of Love

April 1, 2013

Do you have a driver’s license? Do you ever have to interact with live humans? If the answer to either or both of those questions is “Yes,” you need patience. 1 Corinthians 13:4 shows that patience is the Number One quality of true love. After reading the last sentence, you may well be exclaiming, “Oh no, I’m sunk!” Well, John Lynn can readily identify with you, and in this teaching he shows the root of impatience and the godly basis of patience for the Christian. John sets forth the biblical definition of patience as found in four different Greek words translated as such, and he shows how you can relate to trials and afflictions so as to build patience. He shows both the short-term and long-term aspects of patience, and that knowing Jesus “has your back” is the key to manifesting this fruit of the spirit. This is a most practical and liberating teaching.

Eat, Drink, and Remember

Eat, Drink, and Remember

April 1, 2013

This teaching sets forth one of the most practical keys given in the Bible as to how to maintain one’s fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It examines the comparison between eating and drinking physical food and “eating” and “drinking” spiritual food. It shows how the record in John 6 (“All you can eat!”) clearly lays the groundwork to understand what Jesus meant at “the last supper” when he told his disciples to remember him whenever they ate or drank. It shows how the early Church did this regularly at mealtimes, rather than in a special ceremony.