Part 1 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipWe are so glad you stopped by. This Bible study is incredibly important. If you want to understand the Bible better, join us for the 33 part series. You will learn to distinguish between passages that focus on salvation from passages that focus on discipleship. To get instructions, watch the […]
Part 23 of 23Eternal RewardsImagine that at the end of your life you show up in Heaven. You receive a bevy of rewards for your hard work. However, at the end of the rewards ceremony, what if God says, "I've decided to separate you from myself for eternity, but you can keep all of these […]
Part 22 of 23Eternal RewardsIt seems that many don't know Jesus' true identity. Sure, they've heard Him called "king," but lots apparently think that is a euphemism, for "a really neat guy." They analogize His title as King of Kings to mean something like, "king of my heart," or "king of spiritual things." Loads seem […]
Part 21 of 23Eternal RewardsRegalia includes the insignias and symbols that royalty wear to signify that they are royal. Modern government officials have traded in the traditional attire for the subtlety of business suits and power ties. However, in the old world crowns, signet jewelry, and specific fabrics and color clothing were common regalia of […]
Part 20 of 23Eternal RewardsImagine that, after a long and hard career of important work, you get a call from the White House. You are to appear at a ceremony headed by the president. The day comes with all the pomp and circumstance afforded a presidential celebration. As news cameras roll, you shake his hand […]
Part 19 of 23Eternal RewardsWhen I was in college my friends and I held a fundraiser for a mission trip. Our campus Christian club got together and drove to Dallas to work for a day at Six Flags Over Texas. For those who live under a rock, Six Flags is one of the greatest places […]
Part 18 of 23Eternal RewardsI was seventeen. It was summer. I needed a job, or so my parents told me. I was aiming for a part-time situation with little responsibility and minimal hours. After all, I was still a kid and wanted to enjoy as much of the summer as I could. I was hoping […]
Part 17 of 23Eternal RewardsMy daughter can be challenging to motivate, as is true of nearly any three year old. Quite often I offer her a reward for accomplishing a task. I've noticed that making a promise of general reward is not as effective as being specific about the payoff. If I say, “You will […]
Part 16.5 of 23Eternal RewardsIf I asked twenty people, “What is the sermon on the mount about?" I would probably get twenty different answers. When teaching about the sermon on the mount, most Bible teachers focus on the various subsections of the sermon but miss the single consistent theme in the whole lesson. It's for […]
Part 15 of 23Eternal RewardsThis episodes discusses the greatest motivation available for those times when it hurts to go on. At the end of a speaking engagement, I had a man strike up a conversation. He mentioned that his wife is confined to her bed with terrible health problems. She is a believer, but she […]
Part 14 of 23Eternal RewardsThere were two brothers from a small town in Oklahoma whom I used to know. They were brilliant, both top notch academics even at a young age. They both applied for college early and pursued blossoming careers. Each of them received complete scholarships to attend any university of their choice. One […]
Part 13 of 23Eternal RewardsA while back I was speaking at a church out of state. After a talk about the parable of the mina, which was covered in the previous chapter, I received this email from someone who attended. I really enjoyed your message about the parable of the minas! But I didn't get […]
Part 15 of 16Bob And ShawnThe Bible is a big book. Actually, it is a library of many books, each with its own purpose. Where should you start reading?
Part 12 of 23Eternal RewardsJesus shared a parable that will help us understand something important about rewards. He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ […]
Part 14 of 16Bob And ShawnLearn about Shawn's love for electric guitars and how it relates to free-will and eternal security. Free Grace Theology holds to the doctrine of eternal security and affirms that people have free-will. Jesus promised eternal life. He said the one who believes in Him will never perish, thirst, or hunger, […]
Part 11 of 23Eternal RewardsI've encountered a number of people who say they are not interested in eternal rewards; they just want to please God. That's really ironic. It's ironic because it's impossible to please God or get close to Him without believing in and seeking the rewards He offers. The writer of Hebrews says […]
Part 13 of 16Bob And ShawnAccording to Free Grace Theology, Jesus died for everyone, including you. However, that does not mean everyone automatically goes to heaven when they die, i.e., that does not mean universalism is true. Why not? Shawn Lazar explains.
Part 12 of 16Bob And ShawnThat is probably the most important question you can ask. What else really matters? What would it matter if you accomplished everything you wanted to accomplish in life, only to die and be separated from God forever? Shawn Lazar explains the good news that Jesus promised.
Available On Lucas Kitchen's new book, In Pursuit Of Fruit is now available for pre-order. Get a copy at your favorite ebook retailer. Paperback will be on sale soon. Description: What if you could go on a morning stroll in your backyard garden only to discover your purpose for being alive? IN PURSUIT OF FRUIT: […]
Part 11 of 16Bob And ShawnWhat kind of savior was Jesus? What does it mean to believe in Jesus as your savior? What kind of salvation do you expect Him to give? Shawn Lazar answers these questions by focusing on what Jesus promised: everlasting life.
Part 7 of 10ApologeticsMany claims that the Bible has been translated too many times to be trusted. Learn why that claim demonstrates a misunderstanding of how the Bible is transmitted to us through the ages.
Part 10 of 23Eternal RewardsI arrived in my best attire. The courthouse was packed with busy people buzzing from place to place. I had not spent much time in the presence of law enforcement or court officials so the entire experience was more than a little harrowing, even though it wasn’t me on trial. I […]
Part 8 of 10ApologeticsQuite a lot, actually. Even though many atheists and Christ-opponents claim he never lived, there is plenty that disagrees with this opposition position. Take a look at the various sources that support Jesus' existence.
Part 9 of 23Eternal RewardsI was riding in the passenger seat of my friend’s pickup truck not too long ago. We were hauling a trailer thirty miles south of town to pick up a fridge. We were doing this as a favor for a single mom who was in a tight spot. I had volunteered […]