August 12, 2020
We live in a culture that’s addicted to offense. Even comedy is suffering because of so much sensitivity, and self-pity.
The Bible tells us that love is not easily provoked, it is not easily offended. In this teaching, Jon Touchstone covers a wealth a Truths in God’s Word that teaches us how to deal with offense, rather than being offended.
God instructs us to live in harmony, and to live honorably with our fellow man. We are to love our enemies and allow God to take vengeance where it is due. Many more wonderful truths are dealt with in this amazing teaching. We hope it will inspire you to deal with today’s culture of offense.
August 6, 2020
Ephesians 6 encourages Christians to put on the whole armor of God so that we may be able to stand against the “wiles” (methods) of the Devil. As a spirit being, Satan does not directly attack people, but rather he works through worldly systems promulgated by humans. Humans who have bought into the Devil’s systems promote his methods, which are designed to confuse, discourage, and ultimately enslave humanity. Ephesians explains the role and purpose of the ministries in the Body of Christ is to equip believers so they are no longer tossed about by these worldly systems of men.
Presently, we are witnessing an all-out assault on humanity through a scheme or system of anarchy. Anarchists promote the idea of “no government,” which appeals to the baser instincts of humanity. However, history shows that anarchy generally devolves into slavery and oppression, for at the end of the day, “He with the biggest stick wins.”
The Book of Judges is a narrative of what humanity can expect to see if anarchy continues. The stories of deception, treachery, and ungodly behavior are shocking, yet the book does offer hope. Ultimately, Judges shows that the ONLY hope for humanity is the government of God where truth, righteousness, and judgment rule the day. Rather than that which is right in our own eyes!
August 6, 2020
Before you fight a war, it’s always good to know as much as you can about your enemy. Nowhere is this statement more true than in the spiritual realm. Many Christians do not take our Adversary seriously because they simply do not know enough about him. In fact, the Devil’s cleverest strategy is to make people believe that he does not exist, or that he’s not a real threat. The Devil would rather have us fight among ourselves as he stays hidden behind the scenes orchestrating his treachery.
Some Christians do not even believe in a literal devil. Instead, they believe he is a biblical symbol for evil. But that is not the position of the Bible. Satan is every bit as real as God. Besides, it’s impossible for a symbol to do the things Scripture attributes to him: deceiving, murdering, tempting, destroying, lying, accusing, and controlling.
God’s will is for us to obey Him, and that will bring about opposition from His enemies. In this teaching we will look at why it is so important to understand our enemy, and the methods he uses to deceive mankind.
August 5, 2020
Since culture is primarily the way in which people choose to conduct their lives – then where do we find in the Bible where God shows us His order for culture? The answer is: Genesis.
We all know there are some strange and unusual cultural ideas being embraced today. Genesis has a lot to say about how we as humans are to live and behave in society. Our duty as followers of Christ is to lead people to an understanding of what God has declared, not go along with the whims of man. In the very first book of the Bible is the where God lays out the foundations of truth on this matter.