April 16, 2021
Faithfulness is one of those defining virtues in the character of any man or woman that’s required for success in virtually every category of life. It’s the faithful spouse who stays true to the marriage when tempted to do otherwise; it’s the faithful parent who nurtures and admonishes his or her children through the challenges of child-rearing; and it’s the faithful servant whose walk pleases the Lord’s heart.
As Proverbs 3:4 tells us, it’s by faithfulness we find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. The Christian is instructed through faithful examples of our God and our Lord. We are reminded of God’s faithfulness every time we hear the promise, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee,” or his son’s when we consider how he endured the cross and despised the shame.
We know you will be truly blessed by this provocative and affirming teaching on Faithfulness.
April 12, 2021
In today’s world, the Christian is confronted with a variety of points of view. From the social doctrine of humanist Christianity, to the promises of the prosperity doctrine, to the recent political ideologies of the Social Justice and Black Lives Matter movements, our churches often find themselves as the center of these conflicts.
There is a collision of worldviews occurring in the pews of our churches, unnoticed in many cases, and more than ever fault lines of difference are appearing. What does the Bible say about the Christian witness in these modern times? What does Jesus have to say? In this very frank teaching Jon Touchstone lays out some stark contrasts between biblical and worldly points of view.
April 9, 2021
On Easter, Christendom celebrates the joyous Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The contrast between death and life cannot be more pronounced. Death elicits faces twisted in grief, and weeping, while the birth of a new life brings radiant countenances, and laughter.
The face is an essential element of every human relationship. Even God, to make himself known by men, had to reveal His “face” by way of His Son, Jesus Christ. He was his Father’s “genetic lookalike” because he flawlessly internalized the heart of God as found in His written Word and was thus the perfect image (face) of our Father.
What’s in a face? Each person’s rubbery kaleidoscope reveals a wide range of emotions – and the best thing about anyone’s face is his smile! The state into which mostly masked humanity has fallen during the Covid-19 furor has systematically “defaced” and dehumanized people and diluted the quality of countless relationships.