October 21, 2020
Diversity is an integral part of the Christian experience. When we consider God, we see His diversity in everything He creates, and since He created us in His image, and gave us freedom of will, our lives should reflect this diversity as well.
As Christians working alongside each other to do the Lord’s will, our diversity should be evident as we each carry out our specific functions within the Church. It is through our combined strengths that the Church is to stand in this dark age. And while differing opinions at times puts us in conflict with one another, we’re able to work things out with Scripture as our guide so that we can reach sound and truthful conclusions. We live in a time, however, when diversity has become an idol and is practiced for the sake of diversity. In this quest for relentless change, our culture has abandoned many of moral truisms that have given civilizations strength and longevity throughout history. In this crucial time Christians must stand for the non-negotiables of God’s Word.
Jon Touchstone expounds upon those non-negotiables that we, as followers of Christ, should be considering when heading to the voting polls: the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage, and religious freedom.
October 17, 2020
Throughout the centuries God has made his will clear and He has pointed out when Israel was being disobedient. Our God is patient, loving and forgiving as well as righteous. So deliberate disobedience will have consequences. In this teaching Jon Touchstone expounds the first few chapters of Isaiah rebuking Israel’s sinfulness. This is a good lesson for us today. God still wants obedience and He wants us to have the blessings that follow. What He does not want is superficial religious actions.
Isaiah makes God’s heart clear on what He thinks about sinful behavior and warns us not to parade our disobedience due to the calamity it will bring upon us. A nation must be run by a clear set of Biblical principles in order to shut down evil and keep it from expanding.
October 13, 2020
Redemption is a term we often hear in Christian circles, but what should it mean to the Christian? By definition, redemption is what God accomplished through his Son, our Redeemer Jesus Christ, when he laid down his life on the cross. For those of us who have called upon the blessed Name of Jesus Christ, our lives were purchased through his sacrifice, yet many Christians live their lives with little difference from the unredeemed of this world. Why is this?
God’s love for mankind is in full display through the story of redemption, and there is no better way to understand the accomplishment of Jesus Christ than to delve into what the Word of God says about it.
October 2, 2020
In this teaching Jon Touchstone goes through Scripture to identify the kinds of glory. Glory is referred to in several instances throughout the Bible. We are encouraged to glorify God and not ourselves. Like the sun illuminates the moon, God illuminates Jesus Christ and now Jesus Christ illuminates us when we turn our face toward him.
This teaching expounds on biblical records dealing with glory, and will enrich your life and increase your understanding.