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“Good God!”

“Good God!”

July 1, 2016

Satan began his assault on man’s perspective of God in Genesis 3, but what is the history of the development of the lie that God is in control, and that He either causes or allows all the unspeakable tragedy that has engulfed humanity? Seeing God as He reveals Himself in His Word is critical to the quality of one’s spiritual life.

How could any rational person believe that God randomly determines who will be saved and who will burn in “Hell” forever and yet cruelly offers salvation to all those He knows cannot accept it? Why is Romans 8:28 such a critical verse to correctly understand? This teaching provides the answers to these questions, as well as much profound truth about a subject that very few Christians who have ever lived have understood.

When You Come To A Cross Road, Take It.

When You Come To A Cross Road, Take It.

July 1, 2016

This teaching addresses what may very well be the bottom line of each Christian’s life: choosing God’s will or my own will. Why is the Christian life a crucible? How can we assist the Lord Jesus in achieving his goal of being formed in us? What does it mean to "take up your cross"? What does it mean to die to self? How can we be motivated to follow in Christ’s steps and enter this often painful process? What is the biblical relationship among suffering, faith, character, and glory? This poignant and provocative teaching will answer these questions and many, many more.

Magnifying Jesus Christ: The Living Truth

Magnifying Jesus Christ: The Living Truth

July 1, 2016

This month’s “WWF” teaching is titled Magnifying Jesus Christ, The Living Truth. It is a “test run” of the opening segment of the video production we are doing in Longwood FL July 11-17. Who is Jesus Christ? Why Jesus Christ? What makes Jesus Christ the “Diameter of the Ages”? How is Jesus Christ God’s resounding “YES!” to mankind? This teaching has the answers to all these vital questions, and more. Check it out!

Good Heavens! (All three of them)

Good Heavens! (All three of them)

July 1, 2016

For us Christians who desire to be like our Lord Jesus, a vague hope will not sustain us as we live in “this present evil age,” sorely tempted to succumb to the world’s perverted value system and waste our precious energy seeking its fool’s gold. And what about during times of real tribulation or persecution? Our hope must be concrete, and “going to heaven” is not going to cut it. But the Hope that God gives us—Paradise Regained, on earth—will help us stay faithful and keep going, no matter what.

We see in Scripture the chronological heavens and earth, and the three geographical heavens in this present age. Jesus Christ ascended through the celestial heavens and up to the “heaven of heavens,” where God and His Divine Council currently reside. One day, he will take us there, help us finally become “the organized Church,” and then come with us back to earth for his Millennial Kingdom.

Eventually, both God and the Lord Jesus will bring heaven to earth, and we will enjoy a new world with no war, no sickness, no injustice, no poverty, no hunger, no stress, and endless delights proportionate to the infinite diversity of our Heavenly Father. We must crystallize that vision and keep it before the eyes of our heart in order to rise above the trials of this fleeting life.

The more we recognize God’s magnificence in this world, the more we anticipate His surprises in the age to come, and live our lives so as to please Him and earn His rewards.

Balancing Grace and Truth

Balancing Grace and Truth

July 1, 2016

John 1:18 says that “grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” How so?

How did Jesus Christ, despite the constant pressure on him as the Redeemer of mankind, so magnificently exude the love of God in such a way that all kinds of people were drawn to him, including many who were spurned by society, and even by the religious establishment?

Jesus was more aware than anyone about the extent of evil in the world and the spiritual battle raging around him, and he also felt the pain of humanity far more than we do now, yet he didn’t allow that to bum him out or distract him from his mission of passionately loving people one at a time, no matter how often they disappointed him. How did he do that?

What are the keys to living in the moment like he did, being unhurried and deliberate in our interaction with people? How do we balance a precise awareness of the spiritual battle with being a light in the world? How do we empathize with people like our Lord did, and touch their hearts with God’s Truth we have been given? Join us for some answers to those questions.

Belonging to The Truth: A Journey Through 1 John

Belonging to The Truth: A Journey Through 1 John

July 1, 2016

Written in part to refute certain first-century Gnostic fables based upon their elevation of “what is falsely called ‘knowledge’” (1 Tim. 6:20), the apostle John’s epistles (we’ll throw in 2 & 3 John for good measure) are pregnant with practical principles, as well as critical doctrinal truth regarding the person of Jesus.

1 John is about internalizing God’s truth and relishing reality. It is about educating your conscience so as to recognize the sin that dwells within you. Rather than the air-headed Gnostic notions, too many of which are still present in traditional Christian theology, John repeatedly follows a statement of truth with the words: “This is how we know…” He shows us that godly LOVE is TRUTH in action.

It is also the only epistle that specifically mentions “the sin unto death,” which Jesus referred to as “blaspheming the Holy Spirit,” a sin that “will not be forgiven.” What is it? Tune in and find out.

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Satan’s Relentless Assault on God’s Glorious Truth About Man’s Genuine Free Will

Satan’s Relentless Assault on God’s Glorious Truth About Man’s Genuine Free Will

July 1, 2016

First of all, YA GOTTA HEAR THIS TEACHING. Do you realize that the first recorded words of a human being were, in essence: “I’m afraid to be vulnerable with you, God, and it’s not my fault. In fact, it might be your fault.” Do you ever see in yourself any reluctance to own up to the choices you have made? Yes, we all do.

In one sense, Deuteronomy 30:19 sums up the basic message of God to man: “CHOOSE LIFE!” Clearly that means one could instead choose death. God has filled His Word with imperative verbs encouraging us to take advantage of the magnificent FREE WILL He has given us. This scintillating teaching will define free will and then specifically enumerate both the secular and (non)“Christian” lies that assault the truth thereof.

Most importantly, it will show you how you can CHOOSE LIFE thought by thought. The thoughts you choose physiologically change your DNA, turn genes on and off, and thereby program your brain by observably changing its circuitry. Your choices change your mental health, your physical health, and your spiritual development.

Romans 5:8 – The Guts of the Gospel

Romans 5:8 – The Guts of the Gospel

July 1, 2016

The Lord Jesus’ revelation to Paul that we read in his letter to the assembly of Christians in Rome has been called “The Magna Carta of Christianity.” As the foundation of the resplendent doctrine set forth in Paul’s Christian epistles, Romans is a treasure trove of truth for anyone seeking to know the heart of God and Christ. Precisely understanding it is indispensable if you desire to maximize the limitless potential you have in Christ.

Join us February 3 when John Lynn exposits Chapters 5-8 verse by verse. If necessary, he will make it a two-part teaching and finish it on the March 2 WWF as a prelude to our celebration of The Resurrection later that month.

Given the magnificence of the words we will read, this will be an enlightening, powerful, inspiring, healing, and exciting presentation.

If it has been a while since you have heard, or done, an expository teaching like this one, be sure to tune in and let the glory of the Lord envelope your heart.

The War on Error (Psychopaths and You)

The War on Error (Psychopaths and You)

July 1, 2016

This teaching will help you start your New Year with a real BIG BANG! In this new calendar year, each day will bring us closer to the appearing of our Lord Jesus to take us out of this wicked world. Why is it so wicked? Partly because about 5% of the population are psychopaths, who feel no empathy toward others, and thus remorselessly abuse everyone they can.

The raging spiritual battle is being fought for the minds and hearts of men. Our God, the Father of Truth, calls the enemy’s Commander-in-Chief “the Father of Lies.” In contrast, Jesus said, “I am the Truth”/”Your Word is truth.” “Spiritual warfare” is a popular term in Christian circles, but most folks don’t realize that Satan’s primary tactic is the promotion of error, i.e., wrong doctrine, as opposed to “sound” (hugiaino=healthy) doctrine, about which Jesus was a fanatic.

What was the theme of Jesus’ last written words to his Body, as set forth by Paul in Timothy and Titus? Why is God called “the Lord of Hosts” about 270 times? Why is purity a prerequisite for authenticity? Tune in January 6 to find out this and more.

What’s In A Face

What’s In A Face

July 1, 2016

You are the only you God has. The most distinguishing feature about you is your FACE. Your eyes are “the window of your soul,” beholding the beauty of creation. Your nose enjoys delectable aromas, from frankincense to garlic. Your ears hear the music of life. Your mouth can speak words of love and life. It also tastes the joys of good food! People recognize you by your face. But what about God? Does God have a face?

Even though “God is spirit,” the biblical answer is “Yes.” Until the birth of Christ, God’s face was in large part hidden from the world, and even from His chosen people. When His Son walked the earth, God’s face was JESUS, and I think he smiled a lot. We will read a little of Luke 2 and think about Mary looking into the face of the baby Jesus—a far cry from what his face looked like when she stood before the Cross (the Greek word for “stripes” means, “blows to the face”).

We will see how each member of the Body of Christ can now manifest to others the face of Jesus Christ with ever increasing glory, in contrast to Moses, whose shining glory faded away. Are you joyous about Jesus? If so, be sure to tell your face. You will enjoy and be edified by this teaching from God’s wonderful Word.

Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel

Striving Together for the Faith of the Gospel

July 1, 2016

This is what John Lynn shared at the first-ever face-to-face TLTF Elders gathering, and we thought that anyone interested should also have the opportunity to hear it. His exposition of Philippians 1:1-2:16 and 3:7-14 is jam-packed with meaty biblical truth as he elucidates many nuances of the Greek words behind the English we read.

Paul’s epistle to the Philippians corrects the practical failure of the believers to live out the AWESOME doctrine of the SECRET in Ephesians. What’s the point? We are supposed to DO SOMETHING about what we know about who we are IN CHRIST. For example, Ephesians shows us SEATED together with Christ, while Philippians shows us STRIVING together for the faith of the Gospel.

Philippians is a prison epistle, written near the end of Paul’s life, and it is the last epistle he wrote to a Gentile assembly. Having already established his apostleship, he introduces himself a “servant.” The pervading theme is service with joy in light of hope. This dynamic teaching will help you “press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

”Snatching Them From The Fire”

”Snatching Them From The Fire”

July 1, 2016

As Christians, what exactly is our Job Description? Is it to do the work of the “Kingdom”? Is it to participate in a huge “End Times” revival? Is it to expect the wealth of the world to come into the hands of Christians? Is it to look for signs preceding the Lord’s coming for us?

Is it to spend 20 hours a day on the Internet immersing ourselves in how Satan is at work on many fronts, such as the Illuminati, the United Nations, Muslim extremists, occult religions, homosexual activists, false flag events, gun control, chemtrails, GMO “food,” and Halloween? Is it to shake in our boots? Is it to pack up and move to a far away island?

Or is it to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth, speaking the truth in love to everyone we can and, as Jude says, “snatching them from the fire”? In this doctrinal and practical teaching, John deals with End Times chronology as it relates to both the Church and Israel, as well as what the Word says about how we Christians are to “occupy” until he comes for us.

God’s Inevitable Justice—How lon-ng?

God’s Inevitable Justice—How lon-ng?

July 1, 2016

How many suffering human beings have agonizingly cried out: “Why doesn’t God do something?” BILLIONS! Good news—He has! J-E-S-U-S. It is Jesus, the “image of God,” who vividly portrays the heart, nature, character, and love of the invisible God.

One thing Jesus did for many people was end their sickness, suffering, and death, although, as with Lazarus, it was only temporary. One day there will be no sickness, suffering, or death. God also gave us Previews of His impending Judgment: the Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Red Sea—showing us that one day all wicked people will be righteously judged and righteously destroyed. That is because True Love requires True Justice, and True Justice requires True Judgment.

This exciting teaching will address such questions as Why didn’t God destroy Satan when he rebelled and Why did God give mankind genuine free will? And, if you have not read Habakkuk lately, tune in, as that is one of the sections we will cover. See you Wednesday evening!

Life Is An Open Book Test

Life Is An Open Book Test

July 1, 2016

As the Head of the Body, the Lord Jesus Christ has a unique and very personal curriculum of spiritual growth designed just for YOU. The Son of God, our Brother, is most able to instruct us, given that he is the only human being who ever got “Straight A’s” in the School of Hard Knocks.

Sad to say, the prevailing doctrine among Christians is that God tests us via sickness, tragedy, suffering, etc. God certainly does test us, but only by asking us to obey His Word, so that our trust in Him will grow. On the contrary, Satan tests us by asking us to disobey God’s Word.

One of the bright spots in school was when a teacher gave an OPEN BOOK TEST, though that was rare. The good news is that every test that God, the Principal, and Jesus, the Professor, give is an open book test. That being the case, it would be foolish to take any test with The Book closed, especially because there is an upcoming graduation ceremony, when degrees will be awarded. This exciting teaching will help you pass the test of life.

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