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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

June 1, 2015

This teaching explores what is probably the biggest misconception about God in the world today, which is at the root of all human sin. There is much talk today about “the will of God,” and the prevailing theological ideas go something like the following: Everything that happens is God’s will. God is somehow in control. Nothing happens that He does not cause or allow, and of course He knows ahead of time all that will happen. Everything fits into God’s Master Plan.

We know from His Word that God does have a “Master Plan.” It is Jesus, and the Word makes it clear that the Son of God never missed an opportunity to interrupt the Devil’s status quo, giving us Previews of Coming Attractions when he will entirely eradicate the Creep.

Join us for a look at what God says about this most crucial topic, and see how you too can also play an important role in God’s Master Plan.

Jesus Christ and You (A Man Named Peter)

Jesus Christ and You (A Man Named Peter)

June 1, 2015

 

John Lynn first did this teaching in 1990, and it was the most popular cassette tape in the bookstore for a long time. He is now reprising it as the June WWF and also making it part of the upcoming video, Jesus Christ: The Diameter of the Ages. Focusing on Peter’s relationship with Jesus, this teaching is both hilarious and heartwarming.

Experiencing the LORDship of Jesus Christ is the key to manifesting his goodness in the world today (1 Pet. 3:15). How each of us relates to him is the bottom line of our Christian walk. The problem is our persistent humanity.

God has provided us with a real life example of someone with whom we can easily identify. Peter personified Proverbs 24:16 (“A righteous man falls seven times, but rises again…”)! Peter provides us with true inspiration as to where we can go if we follow the Lord’s leading. Religion too often says we must be perfect, but Jesus looks on our heart, and works with us, just like he did with Peter, who ended up getting two books in the Bible!

How far do you want to go with the Lord Jesus? He will never lead you where his grace cannot keep you. Let us follow the example of Peter and let the Lord guide us, correct us, pick us up, and help us stand for him for a lifetime.

Living in the Eye of the Storm

Living in the Eye of the Storm

June 1, 2015

 

The subtitles for this teaching are Peace In Earth (that earth would be you) and Sleeping Through The Storm and “Oh, well…” or “Oh, hell!” You do not need to hear this teaching unless you are a human Christian living on the earth. If you do fall into this category, you can’t afford to miss it.

John Lynn is doing this teaching primarily because he needs to hear it. This most practical exposition of the Word opens with 1 Peter 4:1-2 as it is poignantly translated in The Message. John defines “stress” in both engineering and physiological terms, and goes into the Word to see how Jesus, David, and Paul dealt with great stress, and how we can do likewise.

God’s Word proposes worship as an antidote to worry and stress, and new brain imaging techniques show evidence of worship having a positive effect on the brain and therefore on the rest of the body. We can learn how to “faith the facts.” Some keys to doing so: Being consumed with Jesus Christ, both his love for you and your love for him. Being giddy with thanksgiving to God. Reveling in the challenge of trusting God, knowing His fervent desire to bring you His best.

Who Ya Gonna Follow?

Who Ya Gonna Follow?

June 1, 2015

Please join us on this April Fool’s Day, a significant 28th anniversary for John Lynn, who will first share a few minutes about his life, which he never expected to be one of Christian service. The bulk of this dynamic teaching is about Christian leadership, both good and bad, and how it relates to you.

Christianity is a “team sport.” If you are committed to the Lord Jesus and the cause of spreading the true Word of God, you MUST align yourself with other human Christians, and you MUST follow someone. By what criteria do you decide Who Ya Gonna Follow? Hint: You want to follow those who are, by both teaching and example, following Jesus and leading you to him and his lordship.

God desperately needs genuine leaders in the Body of Christ. The foundation of genuine leadership is WORSHIP and SERVICE, that is, one who loves God and loves his neighbor. Self-promotion, desire for self-gain, power, or prestige disqualify one as a leader worth following. God has much to say about this in His wonderful Word.

“As they went, they were healed”

“As they went, they were healed”

June 1, 2015

 

The subtitle for this teaching is: Going, Going, Gone! It is appropriate that it takes place on the only day of the year that is a command: “MARCH FORTH!” The title comes from the record in Luke 17 when Jesus ministered to ten lepers, and “as they went, they were healed.”

This teaching is about being DOERS of the Word and not hearers only. It is about acting on the Word—in football, running the right pattern as a receiver—so as to be in the right place at the right time so that our quarterback, the Lord Jesus, can “hit us” with the ball, i.e., give us whatever it is we need at the time.

Sometimes in an emergency someone says: “Don’t just stand there; DO SOMETHING!” Well, each moment of each day is an emergency for anyone who does not the living Christ. So let us not just sit there; let’s do something. The question is what? And the answer is found in the Word.

The teaching contains insight as to how we can maintain our spiritual intensity and walk in the steps of our Lord Jesus so as to do the works that he did. See you on “March Forth!”

Be A Christian Wage Earner

Be A Christian Wage Earner

June 1, 2015

We are still in the beginning of a new year, and such notable progressions of time should give us pause to “examine ourselves” as per 2 Corinthians 13:5. YOU are the ONLY YOU God has. Satan knows who you are IN CHRIST, and relentlessly tries to minimize your vision of your life. Conversely, the Lord Jesus has a personal curriculum of growth for you, and all he needs is for you to give him your whole heart and let him cherish it, which he will.

When we read the words of Paul, we clearly see his constant focus on the Hope of Christ’s appearing, and the REWARDS Jesus would give him. Always remember that our Hope is not only everlasting life in Paradise, but also the REWARDS we will receive for how we lived after we were born again. This teaching exposits some key verses about REWARDS, and shows what we first need to do between our ears in order to earn them.

To be the kind of people we should be (2 Pet. 2:11), we must first THINK the thoughts of God, which of course come from His Word. Why? Because “thoughts are the seeds of our words and deeds.” To help us THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE THINKING ABOUT, we’ll unpack some verses about the battle of the mind, as well as others that give us motivation to live today for the Lord Jesus with a long-term vision of how he will reward us for so doing.

The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

June 1, 2015

Biblically speaking, the overarching entity of TIME is chronos, while the moments that make it up are kairos (“the right measure and relation, especially concerning time and place”). 2015 will be The Time (kairos) of Your Life (chronos). Each kairos moment represents a “Photo Op!” that is, an opportunity for you to say or do something that will show up in The Book of Your Life when the Lord appears. A KAIROS moment is better than a KODAK moment.

As we learn in the ODWTC segment, “God’s Foreknowledge and Man’s Free Will,” God relates to us in a linear manner, and each day we are literally “walking into life” as it comes at us moment-by-moment, opportunity by opportunity. God and the Lord Jesus are flanking you on your path of righteousness, and their peripheral vision greatly exceeds yours.

Kind of like Jimmy Stewart, aka George Bailey, was able to do in A Wonderful Life, it is always beneficial to step back and take a look at your life in the overall perspective of His-Story. From His Word we see that our Father is constantly working in situations we yet know nothing about—either to bring us good or to stop evil from harming us. Our responsibility is to seek Him first, so that we are ready to step up in faith when the time comes, “ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you for the reason of the hope you have.”

This dynamic teaching examines some enlightening uses of the word kairos, and shows how you can be at the right place at the right time to say or do the right thing for the right person.

What Child Is This?

What Child Is This?

June 1, 2015

You may never have heard “the Christmas story” set forth like John will do it in this exciting exposition of the birth of Christ, one of The Top Five events thus far in His-story.

Do you have a child? If so, you can certainly remember when you found out you were going to be a dad. Then you had nine months of anticipation and preparation. The closer the time came, the more excited you were. Finally you heard your newborn child’s first cry, and your heart leapt with unspeakable joy. And when you first held that child in your arms, your heart overflowed with indescribable love for him. What about God and the birth of His Son? Rather than nine months, He had to wait 4000 years after He announced the upcoming birth of His Son. How excited do you think God was when He could finally send Gabriel to Mary? How excited was He during those last nine months? How did God feel on that September night when he heard the first cry of His only begotten Son?

When you first looked into the eyes of your child, what were your hopes, dreams, and goals for him? This baby was the Creator’s only opportunity to save His shattered dream of Paradise on earth. How much was He hoping that His namesake would decide to carry out the magnificent mission set before him? And yet how painful was it for God to anticipate what His Son would have to endure to accomplish that mission?

In chronological order, John will unpack the thrilling verses in Matthew 1 & 2 and Luke 1 & 2 regarding the birth of our Savior. This teaching is guaranteed to touch your heart. Please join us this coming Wednesday evening.

The Prescription for Truth Decay: “It Is Written”

The Prescription for Truth Decay: “It Is Written”

June 1, 2015

From the title of this teaching, you no doubt recognized those three words as the “motto,” if you will, of the only human being who ever walked with God in perfect obedience—in thought, word, and deed. Jesus said it about 30 times. Why was he a fanatic about “every jot and tittle” in the Word of God? Because he knew that the second we deviate from using the words God uses the way He uses them, we are on a slippery slope to oblivion.

The bottom line of life is simple: Either there is, or there is not, a God, a Creator, who has communicated to us in His written Word, which is what it claims to be—THE TRUTH, which we can understand, and which is the standard by which every human should live his life. Satan knows there is, and he is ratcheting up his assault on the Word of God and on Christians.

What is “Postmodernism,” and how has it infiltrated Christianity and ruined many people’s faith? Why is there rampant confusion among Christians about the basic doctrines of the faith? How would Jesus have measured up to today’s definitions of “tolerance,” “bigotry,” and “respect”? How can you stop truth decay in your life? We will cover all this and much, much more. Seriously, you do not want to miss this teaching.

Light Up Your World

Light Up Your World

June 1, 2015

Don’t miss this very practical presentation, which could be sub-titled, Daily Opportunities to Shine or Not-so-Secret Agents for the Lord. In it John exposits many scintillating scriptures.

Jesus said that his followers were to be “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world.” He said that the key to manifesting his life in the world is to “abide in him.” As the means by which he is diversifying himself all over the world, we are to exercise his power and authority to bring deliverance to people just like he did. The key to doing so is to maintain an intimate relationship with our Lord.

The more we realize God’s love for us (in Jesus), the more we will extravagantly love others. All he asks of you is that you DO WHAT YOU CAN. Like the woman who anointed his head with precious oil, your reaching out to someone could have far more ramifications than you might expect. Although you and I may also seem to be anonymous in terms of how many people in the world know about our acts of love toward the Lord, there is coming a day when all will know what it meant to him. Whatever we do unto one of the least of mankind, we do unto him.

Should Women Be Allowed To Teach In The Church?

Should Women Be Allowed To Teach In The Church?

June 1, 2015

Does the Bible say that women should keep silent in the Church? Ha! Ha! Ha! Are you serious? Have you ever tried to keep a woman quiet? Don’t you think God knows that is impossible?

Just kidding, ladies. The truth is that Jesus Christ was the greatest emancipator of women who has ever lived, and that the apostle Paul followed in his footsteps. Both of them had to buck the cultural system that had in large part stifled women for centuries. Even today, there is cultural inequality of men and women around the world, especially in the Muslim culture. Christendom, however, is still too rife with its own sexual inequality.

In this teaching, John Lynn explores the roots of the erroneous notions that men are spiritually superior to women and that women should not teach or lead in the Church. These stem primarily from theologians mishandling some key verses in Genesis 1, 2, and 3, failing to recognize that 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 sticks out like a sore thumb, and grossly misunderstanding 1 Timothy 2:11-15.

Ladies, don’t miss this one! And men, if you have a wife or know anyone who does, be sure to tune in to this enlightening exposition.

Think About What You’re Thanking About

Think About What You’re Thanking About

June 1, 2015

“Thank GOD!” Perhaps you have exulted that oft-used exclamation in a moment of ecstasy about something that happened to you—or didn’t happen. When you did, weren’t you rather consumed by a good feeling? And at that moment you were not thinking about whatever problems are in your life, were you?

Giving thanks to God and the Lord Jesus focuses you on them: their greatness, goodness, what they’ve already done for you, what they’re doing, and will do. Sometimes we have to drag our mind, kicking and screaming, to the place of thanksgiving, in order to replace some “stinkin’ thinkin.” And it is well worth the effort. Thanking is a great way to re-direct your thinking.

In this simple yet powerful teaching we will see the role that giving thanks played in the lives of certain biblical giants, including Jesus Christ, and how it was a key to their seeing the power of God in manifestation.

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