2018 Program Materials

Sermon topics and materials for viewing or download are listed weekly and grouped by month. The links for each week are, in order: Audio, Video, Transcript and Study Guide. Click to play audio or video. The links directly under the month heading comprise all of the month's topics, transcripts or study guides in one collection. Any of the links may be downloaded (right-click) for your personal use.


January

JANUARY 2018 - COMPLETE

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1.7.18 – "From God or Men?"

When some Pharisees questioned Jesus about His authority, He answered by asking whether John’s baptism was from God or men. Whether our authority is from God or men matters to our souls.

1.14.18 – "Revive Us Again"

Men naturally seem to tire and lose sight of what is important spiritually. Nations become apathetic and immoral. How can we restore in our hearts the fervor of our faith? What can we do to come alive spiritually?

1.21.18 – "Restoring Christianity"

With so many churches and different kinds of Christians, it is no wonder people are confused about what God desires from us. Is there a way to restore the Christian faith found in the New Testament?

1.28.18 – "What Lack I Yet?"

The rich young ruler wanted eternal life but lacked a necessary quality to please God would have him. Others today lack necessary qualities to please the Lord. While God’s grace saves, God expects His people to do His will.

February

FEBRUARY 2018 - COMPLETE

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2.4.18 – "Do Works Matter?"

If we are saved by grace and not by works, does it matter how we live? Will God judge us at all on the basis of what we do? The answer to these questions might surprise you, since God looks at the heart and the life.

2.11.18 – "The First Gospel Sermon"

The church began in the first century with its first messages of salvation. Those messages were given to all people in all places for all time. Since the gospel is a universal message, we must hear what God has to say.

2.18.18 – "True Success"

When God’s favor was with His servants, they prospered in everything they did; but when people lifted themselves up as great successes, God humbled them. We must remember all we have comes from God.

2.25.18 – "Will God Hear?"

Most people pray every day. Even people who do not believe in God will sometimes pray. We wonder, “Will God hear my prayer? Will my prayers make a difference?” Faithful Christians can trust God to keep His promises.

March

MARCH 2018 - COMPLETE

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3.4.18 – "Without God"

When people remove God from their lives, they encounter confusion, lawlessness, and chaos. The Scriptures reveal that people forgot or rejected God to their own destruction. We need God if we wish to find what is good and what lasts.

3.11.18 – "Why Do We Suffer?"

Suffering is a universal problem, and people wonder how a loving and all-powerful God could allow them to suffer. The Scriptures teach, however, that some suffering is loving and has value.

3.18.18 – "Jesus Understands"

Have you ever felt misunderstood, that no one knew what you’re going through? We’re happy to say there is Someone who understands our temptations trials and struggles. Because He has been there, He can help us.

3.25.18 – "The Battle for Your Soul"

You may not realize it, but you—yes you—are in a serious spiritual battle. You are fighting for your soul with a formidable opponent, the devil. How are you doing in the battle for your soul?

April

APRIL 2018 - COMPLETE

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4.1.18 – "Why Jesus Died"

Jesus died on the cross for many reasons, but His focus was to bring us to the Father. He who knew no sin was made to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

4.8.18 – "The Sacrifice"

Throughout all the ages, God has asked men to offer sacrifices for sin. In Christ, God himself offers up His Son Jesus upon a cross as a sacrifice. His body and blood were given so that we might be right with God.

4.15.18 – "Enduring the Cross"

How was Jesus able to endure the cross? What enabled Him to do the Father’s will and remain upon the cross until He died? If we can possess some of the same strengths Jesus had, we too can remain faithful in times of challenge.

4.22.18 – "Salvation and the Cross"

Jesus Christ “gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age” (Galatians 1:4). We were rescued from the domain of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son (Colossians 1:13).

4.29.18 – "The Call of the Cross"

Jesus said, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:32). The cross of Christ cries out to us all to come to Christ and take up our own crosses as we follow Him.