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196. Advent Week 2: The Angels

December 10, 2023 • Bruce Miller

Three people heard God’s call for each of them in three biblical Christmas stories. They had different homes. One was an older couple who could not have kids. One was an engaged young woman living with her family and the other was a young man likely living alone or with roommates.

To each one God’s angel said, “do not be afraid.” What were they afraid of? They were scared of the angel and the message God had for each of them. We can easily be scared of the message God has for us.

215. Guard the Gospel Courageously

April 14, 2024 • Bruce Miller

Paul wrote Timothy a letter to challenge him to guard the gospel courageously. Christianity was not cool in the Roman Empire. The cultural pressure was firmly against the gospel, intellectually, politically, and morally. If you wanted friends and respect, you would not be a Christian. Being a Christian could not only get you canceled and cost you business, but be beaten by the police of the day, thrown in jail, and even killed.

214. 2 Timothy 1:1-8

April 7, 2024 • Lisa Scheffler

We’re starting a new series today focusing on a letter from the New Testament, 2nd Timothy. In some ways this particular letter functions a little bit like my husband’s letter to me in that Paul wrote it to encourage Timothy to trust in what he already knew to be true only this time, in the truth of the gospel.

213. Embrace Your Victory in Christ

March 31, 2024 • Bruce Miller

Paul wrote First Corinthians chapter 15 to give people hope. It is the chapter on resurrection in the Bible. In 1 Corinthians chapter 15 Paul describes Christ’s resurrection, and how his resurrection can give you victory.