For many, the pursuit to happiness is an all consuming goal. We hope to find fulfillment and joy in the fashion of the world, or the various entertainments of the world, but though some fun can be found in those areas, the will never bring true happiness. So how do we get happiness? Do we get the job we have always wanted? Do we get the partner we always wanted? Do we watch the movie we’ve been dying to see? Do we ignore the pain and suffering in the world, by medicating it with drugs or alcohol or any of the many social addictions in the world?
Contrary to popular belief, these things simply don’t have what it takes to produce a long term happiness. In this sermon, Mark shows us what will give us fulfillment and true happiness in this life.
We are often told that we need to overcome sin, but we are rarely told how to do that. In this very practical sermon Mark Turner helps us understand why we get angry, or stressed or depressed, and how a simple shift in perspective can help us on a path to avoiding anger.
The bible has a lot to say about the virtue of working hard and not being lazy but for many of us these days the opposite is actually a bigger issue. Many struggle through life, trying harder and harder to do bigger and better things, but what for? In this interesting sermon, Greg Pratt takes us through the steps that turn a good thing, into an idol… and how to get out of that trap.
People are often incredibly afraid of the concept of judgement, for this reason the investigative judgment starting in 1844 is not a particularly popular doctrine in the SDA church. In this powerful sermon, King Tshuma shows us clearly how judgement is not something to fear, but to crave. This sermon also finishes with a moving testimony about how King was forced to live through the death of his entire tribe, and how he dealt with that.
As we see ISIS causing havok on the Christian world currently, I am often asked why Islam isn’t in prophecy, it isn’t mentioned in Daniel Unsealed! Well, the simple answer is, Islam is in prophecy, just not in Daniel 2! Revelation 9 and 10 on the other hand…
This is a clear sermon by Steve Wohlberg covering the 5th trumpet in Revelation and how it relates to Islam:
For more on this topic, here is his webinar:
Often when looking at the extreme of church authority that was the catholic church through the dark ages, we take a view that “therefore we should submit to no one”. What is a correct understanding of this, and how can we avoid taking either extreme of blindly trusting, or blindly despising all church authority. Very good sermon.
We often call ourselves Christians, but do we act like Christ? How do we treat people who we find have fallen into sin? How did Christ treat people who have fallen into sin? King shows us this concept through the story of Mary and the Pharisees, and shows how we often have more in common with the Pharisees than Christ.