The Apostle Paul called it "the greatest," and Peter concurred, putting it at the top of his Ladder of Christian Virtues. It's what all the other rungs lift us toward, and it's also the foundation of all the other virtues. Today we focus on the one thing Jesus wanted most from Peter -- and wants from us.
June 30/July 01, 2007 -- The Crowning Virtue (CD #7S26)
Daily: July 02-July 06 -- Staying Power (CD #7D27)
Do you ever feel like you're taking one step forward and two steps back? When life becomes challenging or discouraging, you need Staying Power to keep on keeping on. We'll find good biblical counsel for staying in the race as we study from the book of Hebrews this week.
July 02, 2007 -- LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
July 03, 2007 -- FIND A PLACE TO BELONG
July 04, 2007 -- USE YOUR BEST WEAPON
July 05, 2007 -- TURN THE PROBLEM INTO THE CURE
July 06, 2007 -- MAKING FAITH YOUR FUEL
July 07/July 08, 2007 -- The Virtuous Christian Life (CD #7S27)
Having climbed the Ladder of Christian Virtues, we'll take some time to survey the landscape around us. How does a virtuous Christian live, and how does that affect the people around him or her?
Daily: July 09-July 13 -- The Trouble With Harry (CD #7D28)
It admittedly makes for some great reading. But as kids (and parents) voraciously consume the Harry Potter bestsellers and watch the Hollywood hits describing Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, are they being harmlessly entertained? Is "Lord Voldemort" just a fictional character, or a truly dark lord? Guest interviewee Steve Wohlberg shares some thought-provoking insights.
July 09, 2007 -- THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY POTTER - PART 1
July 10, 2007 -- THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY POTTER - PART 2
July 11, 2007 -- THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY POTTER - PART 3
July 12, 2007 -- THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY POTTER - PART 4
July 13, 2007 -- THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY POTTER - PART 5
July 14/July 15, 2007 -- Ten Words to the Wise (CD #7S28)
An ancient law code has come down to us from Sinai -- just 10 rules. Are they adequate for salvation, or do we need something more? Should they be posted in our nation's courtrooms as the foundation of civil law? Join us as we begin a 12-part series looking at the Ten Commandments.
Daily: July 16-July 20 -- The Saga of Farmer Jesus - 1 (CD #7D29)
It's one of Jesus' most innovative teaching parables: the story of the Sower. However, many observers quickly decide that it's really a parable about the SOIL! How does a loving Jesus determine to find lost souls even among the hardened concrete of the secular pathway?
July 16, 2007 -- WE'RE TALKING DIRT
July 17, 2007 -- STONY PEOPLE AND A STONY CHURCH
July 18, 2007 -- THE FARMER FROM OUTER SPACE
July 19, 2007 -- THIS IS MY FIELD!
July 20, 2007 -- PREACHING TO THE BRICK WALL
July 21/July 22, 2007 -- Who's Your God? (CD #7S29)
The First Commandment is very specific in calling us to worship and telling us who to worship. We'll look at its place in modern law, and as an important New Testament application that brings it right into our modern lives.
Daily: July 23-July 27 -- The Saga of Farmer Jesus - 2 (CD #7D30)
Have you ever had a flurry of initial response to the good news of the gospel? But as the next few weeks wore on (and you got to the book of Leviticus), the passion slowly cooled. Jesus gently tells a story about well-meaning people whose hearts are like stony soil. The good news is that heaven has a cure for our crusty souls.
July 23, 2007 -- BAD BIRD, GOOD BIRD
July 24, 2007 -- A LINEBACKER FOR LUCIFER
July 25, 2007 -- CONFESSING MY HARD HEART TO JESUS
July 26, 2007 -- A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP
July 27, 2007 -- BEING A DISCIPLE FOR 26 MILES 285 YARDS
July 28/July 29, 2007 -- The God With 1000 Faces (CD #7S30)
Why is God so set against religious images? Aren't they a valuable aid to worship? Join us for a refreshing look at the God who is too big to be caught on film, and won't allow Himself to be set in concrete.
Daily: July 30-August 03 -- The Saga of Farmer Jesus - 3 (CD #7D31)
Too many of us live a West Wing-type lifestyle, up before dawn and still hard at work when the clock tolls midnight. It's all right to be busy, but this classic parable by Jesus about the Sower and the Soil points out how thorns can choke out the good news of Calvary. Join Lonnie Melashenko for a weeklong study on reordering our spiritual priorities.
July 30, 2007 -- SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
July 31, 2007 -- HITTING A MILLION GOLF BALLS