Christian Podcasts - Sermons by Mike Mazzalongo and Jon Arvin
English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 416 episodes, 1 day 15 hours
Christian Podcasts - Sermons by Mike Mazzalongo and Jon Arvin
English, Christianity, 1 seasons, 416 episodes, 1 day 15 hours
Full-length sermons on a variety of Bible topics complete with Scripture references, PowerPoint, student worksheets and transcripts.
Using I Peter, Jon explains the living hope that we have through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and encouraging believers to hold on to their faith to the end.
12/11/2023 • 24 minutes 47 seconds
Who Wears The Crown?
Jon encourages us to contemplate the concept of authority and control in our lives, drawing parallels between everyday scenarios and the idea of someone wearing a metaphorical crown, and then delves into the examination of who truly rules our existence, ultimately examining the consequences of humanity's desire to be its own ruler as depicted in the Genesis account.
15/10/2023 • 21 minutes 40 seconds
A 2000-Year-Old Prayer in 2023
Jon shares some wisdom from an ancient prayer shared by the Apostle Paul that remains relevant today. We will explore the importance of being filled with God's will and how it leads to a pleasing life as well as learn how to bear fruit in good works, increase in knowledge, find strength, and give thanks. Are you ready to prioritize God's will in your life?
01/10/2023 • 30 minutes 17 seconds
When the Church Family Fights
Similar to your physical family, the church body is meant do life together too. As we do life together, we sometimes fight too. In this lesson, Jon gives practical advice for dealing with these issues when they arise.
24/09/2023 • 32 minutes 45 seconds
What Grace Teaches Us
Mike reviews the 5 key things that can only be learned through the influence of grace.
21/05/2023 • 33 minutes 57 seconds
What Heaven is Like
In the lesson, Mike examines the different ideas about heaven put forth by various world religions and philosophies and compares these with the Biblical teaching of what heaven is really like.
09/04/2023 • 43 minutes 58 seconds
What's So Good About the Choctaw Church of Christ?
This lesson will examine the great blessings that the Choctaw congregation has both received and bestowed on its members.
12/03/2023 • 39 minutes 11 seconds
13 Words to Circle
In this 13-point sermon, Jon will use Ephesians 1 to find out how God feels about his people and then will extract some practical lessons for our lives.
13/02/2023 • 31 minutes 32 seconds
After the Death of Moses
In this lesson, we examine three reasons why Joshua can be strong and courageous in the moment after Moses has died and then we will apply it to three different groups of people in the church today.
05/02/2023 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
The Act of Marriage
This lesson examines marriage in its various forms in light of the Respect of Marriage Act and lays out the innate physical and spiritual limits of cohabitation (common law) as well as same-sex unions.
29/01/2023 • 41 minutes 40 seconds
Jesus' Response to His Anxiety
Jon looks at how Jesus handled the anxious feelings that came with His impending death.
22/01/2023 • 29 minutes 37 seconds
Your Faith Has Made You Well
Jon examines the miracle of Jesus healing the woman who had a discharge of blood for twelve years and shares three applications for our own lives from from this event.
15/01/2023 • 32 minutes 15 seconds
What Grace Produces
In this lesson Mike explains what God's grace enables a Christian to do.
04/12/2022 • 36 minutes 45 seconds
Input and Output
In this lesson Mike sheds light on many "sayings" or concepts about grace that are either inaccurate or unbiblical.
20/11/2022 • 30 minutes 28 seconds
This sermon is taken from the account of the spies chosen by Moses to search out the Promised Land and the lessons on good leadership this episode provides for church leaders today.
23/10/2022 • 28 minutes 34 seconds
Woke or Awake?
This lesson reviews the religion-like tenets of the Woke ideology and how Christians can guard their faith against the onslaught of this powerful movement in our society today.
25/09/2022 • 45 minutes 5 seconds
The Chocolate Cross
In this lesson, Mike demonstrates the disbelieving world's misunderstanding as well as many believer's underestimation of what it takes to follow Jesus.
30/08/2022 • 38 minutes 10 seconds
The Demands of Discipleship
Mike highlights the very real demands that Jesus Himself places on every person who identifies as one of the Lord's disciples.
15/06/2022 • 24 minutes 42 seconds
Why We Pray
This lesson focuses on three important reasons why Christians should devote themselves to the spiritual exercise of prayer.
22/05/2022 • 30 minutes 52 seconds
The Three Witnesses
John introduces the witnesses who provide the testimony upon which our faith is built that leads to Christ for salvation.
13/03/2022 • 22 minutes 34 seconds
A State of Readiness
One day Jesus will come for us in death or with His return, this lesson reviews what the Lord says disciples need to do to be ready for that day.
20/02/2022 • 36 minutes 50 seconds
Giving our Best to God
Mike draws several practical lessons for contemporary times from the Jew's attitude and approach in building the Tabernacle in the desert, one of the spiritual high points in their history.
16/01/2022 • 34 minutes 40 seconds
The Lord of Hurting
In this lesson Mike reviews the three avenues of help that God provides for those who are suffering.
05/12/2021 • 24 minutes 58 seconds
In this lesson Mike reviews two basic Bible reasons that compel the church to evangelize the world in every generation, and one reason to do so which is particular to today's generation.
22/11/2021 • 35 minutes 33 seconds
4 Rs in Rehabilitation
This lesson examines the actual spiritual work necessary in order to be restored to a right mind and spirit after a serious fall into sinfulness.
07/11/2021 • 28 minutes 45 seconds
The Gold in the Golden Years
Mike reviews Psalm 71 and describes three golden blessings that only God can provide when we are old.
05/09/2021 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
Being Rich in a World of Poverty
Mike shares some observations as a rich person who has been exposed to and visited areas of extreme poverty and despair in this world.
15/08/2021 • 27 minutes 56 seconds
What You Should 'Get' Out of Church
In this lesson Mike examines what type of rewards we should be receiving from the practice of public worship.
18/07/2021 • 27 minutes 38 seconds
Father Knows Best
Mike looks at an old TV show that reflected a world where life was good because fathers in general knew what was best for their families.
20/06/2021 • 32 minutes 51 seconds
Still Sinful, Still Saved
In Romans chapters 6-7 Paul explains the apparent paradox that Christians who still struggle with sin are nevertheless saved.
06/06/2021 • 43 minutes 56 seconds
Graduating with Honor
On Graduation Sunday, Mike honors not only this year's graduates but also speaks about graduating from the school of Christian life.
23/05/2021 • 19 minutes 17 seconds
Do I Have to Attend Every Worship Service?
Mike provides 3 good reasons to motivate everyone to attend every service of the church.
16/05/2021 • 38 minutes 27 seconds
In the Likeness of His Resurrection
This Easter Sunday lesson focuses on the order and nature of the resurrection made possible by Jesus' resurrection - our own!
04/04/2021 • 38 minutes 56 seconds
7 Steps to Successful Church Growth
Mike reviews local stats as a basis to examine the type of actions taken by churches who experience significant numerical growth.
21/03/2021 • 38 minutes 5 seconds
Enemies of the Cross
In the Philippian letter, Paul warns his readers of the various tactics used by Satan to rob Christians of the peace with God won for them at the cross.
07/03/2021 • 39 minutes 57 seconds
Who Wrote the Bible?
Mike explains the many internal and external witnesses who claim that the Bible was written by God.
21/02/2021 • 37 minutes 9 seconds
Famine of the Word
This lesson examines how God can and does punish modern nations in the same way He disciplined the Israelites for similar sins against Him.
07/02/2021 • 37 minutes 21 seconds
Mike compares the natural wisdom seen in the migration habits of Canadian Geese to the attitudes the Christian flock should cultivate to live together in harmony.
24/01/2021 • 21 minutes 44 seconds
The Three Cs of Christianity
Despite the millions of books and articles written about Christianity, this faith can be summarized using three words that begin with the letter "C".
03/01/2021 • 30 minutes 9 seconds
The Royal Priests
In this lesson, Mike compares the Aaronic priesthood of the Old Testament to the Royal priesthood of the New Testament.
15/11/2020 • 36 minutes 17 seconds
Jubilee and Jesus: Lessons from Jubilee
In the book of Leviticus, we read about an amazing system of economics that God provided for the Jews called the Sabbatical year ordinances. A feature of this system was the year of Jubilee. In this lesson, Mike shows how Jubilee was a preview of not only an event in the future but a person who would fulfill all the wonderful promises of the Jubilee year.
08/11/2020 • 31 minutes 11 seconds
Mike reviews 7 parallels between fishing for fish and "fishing for men."
18/10/2020 • 32 minutes 45 seconds
Baptism and the Holy Spirit
Mike compares today's popular teaching about the Holy Spirit to what the Bible specifically says about the third person in the Godhead.
04/10/2020 • 27 minutes 20 seconds
The Scariest Passage in the Bible
A study of the most unlikely passage to wear this title (hint: it is found in Luke).
27/09/2020 • 25 minutes 6 seconds
The Gideon Principles
Mike reviews the life and times of one of the Old Testament's reluctant heroes and demonstrates how his rise to greatness sets a course for our own spiritual development today.
20/09/2020 • 36 minutes 55 seconds
In this lesson, Mike explains why Jesus is uniquely qualified to be the head of the church.
23/08/2020 • 37 minutes 42 seconds
Not All Religions are Equal
In this lesson, Mike articulates the advantages of the Christian faith not found in other major religions in the world.
02/08/2020 • 45 minutes 58 seconds
The Purchasing Power of the Pearl of Great Price
This lesson expands Jesus' brief teaching parable by revealing the unique features that give the Pearl of Great Price its value.
19/07/2020 • 39 minutes 10 seconds
John the Baptist: A Bright and Shining Light
In this lesson, Mike cuts through the many human and cultural views of John the Baptist in order to reveal the true character and mission of this important Bible personage.
28/06/2020 • 36 minutes 38 seconds
The Religion of Desire
Mike discusses the newest religion of the 21st Century and its impact on society as well as the Christian response to society's latest attempt to replace God with a deity of its choosing.
24/05/2020 • 40 minutes 25 seconds
Pretty Woman Complex
Mike calls on Christian women to revolutionize how they are seen by themselves and secular society.
10/05/2020 • 13 minutes 51 seconds
What to do with the Rebel Child
Mike provides a practical strategy for Christian parents struggling with children who have lost their way.
19/04/2020 • 37 minutes 9 seconds
Mike explains the nature of our submission to Christ when we become His disciples.
22/03/2020 • 36 minutes 39 seconds
Mike looks at the joys and challenges that are part of the experience of knowing God more intimately.
01/03/2020 • 28 minutes 30 seconds
Use the System!
In this lesson, Mike reviews the system of ministry established by the Apostles in the early church and how it can be adapted for modern church use.
16/02/2020 • 34 minutes 58 seconds
From Religion to Conversion
Mike recalls the spiritual steps he took in his journey from hearing the call to conversion to hearing the call to ministry.
02/02/2020 • 39 minutes
Christ, Culture and the Church: How Culture Affects the Church
In this sermon, Mike reviews the various ways that the church has dealt with the pressure of contemporary culture, and how it can maintain the culture of Christ as an ever-present response to the forces of cultural change in every generation.
12/01/2020 • 34 minutes 20 seconds
Christians and Christmas: Why I Love Christmas
Mike answers some of the major objections that many believers have concerning the celebration of Christmas.
22/12/2019 • 35 minutes 34 seconds
The 4 Components of Saving Faith
This sermon examines the type of faith required in the process of salvation.
24/11/2019 • 26 minutes 55 seconds
Pruning the Church
In this sermon, Mike reviews the various ways Jesus uses to remove and renew Christians in order to save or strengthen His church.
17/11/2019 • 26 minutes 8 seconds
What 40 Years of Ministry Has Taught Me
Mike shares two primary lessons that he has learned on this his 40th anniversary of full-time preaching ministry.
03/11/2019 • 38 minutes 32 seconds
It Depends on Your Interpretation
In this lesson, Mike summarizes the great contribution made by the Restoration Movement to the world of religion.
06/10/2019 • 34 minutes 12 seconds
Bringing Home the Prodigals
This lesson gives the parents of unfaithful children some practical things they can do to encourage their prodigals to return home.
08/09/2019 • 27 minutes 6 seconds
4-Letter Words to Teach Your Kids
Four letter expletives are common occurrences in public discourse and are teaching today's young people that this is somehow normal. Mike counters this trend by suggesting that parents become proactive in teaching their children four-letter words that will bless their lives.
25/08/2019 • 23 minutes 3 seconds
The Blessings of a Long Married Life
Mike shares some of the priceless benefits awaiting those who remain together in Christ for a lifetime.
18/08/2019 • 26 minutes 48 seconds
Truth or Consequences
Mike demonstrates the parallels between the broken society in Israel during the time of the Judges and American in the present time.
16/06/2019 • 28 minutes 33 seconds
The Power of Giving
In this lesson, Mike describes the three ways that God blesses those who regularly give to Him.
09/06/2019 • 26 minutes 29 seconds
Life in the Fast Lane
Mike explores the advantages and risks faced by those who are naturally drawn to a fast-paced lifestyle that features constant change and challenge.
19/05/2019 • 36 minutes 52 seconds
Honor Thy Mother
In this lesson, Mike explains the various ways a person can fulfill the command to honor one's mother.
12/05/2019 • 13 minutes 51 seconds
Why People Quit
Mike reviews the main reasons why people fall away from the faith and how this tendency can be reversed in a person's life.
28/04/2019 • 23 minutes 4 seconds
Why People Don't Believe
Some say that if they were alive when Jesus was on the earth they would have surely believed in Him. However, the gospel writers' records show that this was not the case since the majority of people at that time did not believe. In this lesson, Mike will try to answer why this was so then and why it is so even to this day.
07/04/2019 • 32 minutes 58 seconds
What Does it Take to get to Heaven?
Getting to heaven requires more than wanting to go there. In this lesson, Mike takes a sobering look at the road to heaven and the many obstacles that make getting there a bumpy ride.
24/03/2019 • 27 minutes 18 seconds
Honor Thy Leaders
This lesson highlights 3 important ways that a congregation can honor its spiritual leaders.
10/03/2019 • 29 minutes 39 seconds
The Blind Poetess
Mike reviews the life and work of Fanny J. Crosby, one of the most prolific composers of sacred poetry and hymns.
24/02/2019 • 19 minutes 4 seconds
Very Real Blessings
Mike talks about the specific blessings we enjoy as Christians and what these should motivate us to do in the here and now.
10/02/2019 • 28 minutes 57 seconds
The 4 Funerals
Mike explains that the type of funeral he will preach for you will largely depend on the life you have lived.
20/01/2019 • 18 minutes 4 seconds
Pass the Salt
How Christians can influence the spiritual tone of their surroundings and their need to do so.
13/01/2019 • 21 minutes 16 seconds
Making Sense of Evil at Christmas
Mike examines the problem of evil and how the Bible responds to the irony of evil's existence, even at Christmas.
23/12/2018 • 21 minutes 54 seconds
In this sermon, Mike breaks down the difference between indoctrination and conversion.
09/12/2018 • 25 minutes 53 seconds
K.O.'d by Sin
Mike compares the science of the knock-out in boxing with the way sin can destroy us if we don't properly defend ourselves.
25/11/2018 • 34 minutes 25 seconds
Why Are We Rich?
Mike explores some of the spiritual reasons America has been blessed with great wealth.
18/11/2018 • 19 minutes 12 seconds
The Right Response
In this lesson, Mike focuses on the invitation part of every sermon and examines its Biblical purpose and relevance in preaching to today's church.
11/11/2018 • 22 minutes 36 seconds
In this lesson, Mike monitors the type of things that go in and out of our mouths and offers some basic rules to avoid mouth-traffic 'accidents.'
04/11/2018 • 27 minutes 11 seconds
Christianity's Dangerous Idea
Of all the concepts and philosophies promoted throughout history, Christianity's main idea has, and continues to have, the greatest impact and ongoing influence in the world.
28/10/2018 • 22 minutes 45 seconds
The Mechanics of Forgiveness
In this sermon, Mike examines the things we must actually do in order to forgive completely.
14/10/2018 • 44 minutes 25 seconds
In this lesson, Mike will talk about sexual immorality and what God's word says about today's attitude and practice in this area of human behavior.
23/09/2018 • 32 minutes 50 seconds
Angels: Fact or Fiction
This sermon attempts to separate the various legends and false ideas about these spiritual beings found in pop culture, and establish a more accurate picture of them based solely on Biblical information.
02/09/2018 • 26 minutes 32 seconds
Top 10 Reasons for Missing Church
As the title suggests, this lesson will not only name the excuses but also demonstrate the legitimacy of some and spiritual illness often disguised as simple reasons for non-attendance.
26/08/2018 • 25 minutes 48 seconds
Postmodernism: The 21st Century's Challenge to Evangelism in America
In this sermon, Mike briefly reviews the major belief systems of Western Civilization throughout history and how the acceptance or rejection of God in each of these has impacted society.
19/08/2018 • 34 minutes 55 seconds
Philoxenos: The Love of Strangers
In order to motivate more people to experience the very special joy that comes with exercising this virtue, Mike will review what the Bible teaches concerning 'the love of strangers.'
12/08/2018 • 35 minutes 36 seconds
Mike compares the 6 elements found in every sporting event to the challenge of living as a Christian in today's world.
05/08/2018 • 36 minutes 53 seconds
Once Saved, Always Saved?
Mike drills down into the Word and lays out what the New Testament actually says concerning the possibility of a Christian losing their salvation, once having been saved.
08/07/2018 • 41 minutes 38 seconds
Why I Chose the USA
Becoming an American was a choice for me. In this lesson, I want to share the main reasons why this decision was an easy one to make.
01/07/2018 • 27 minutes 7 seconds
Mike contrasts some of the things that are always changing with those that never do.
17/06/2018 • 34 minutes 13 seconds
How Christians Succeed
Christians pursue and define success differently than those not guided by their faith in Jesus Christ.
10/06/2018 • 21 minutes 25 seconds
The Four Calls
Mike reviews the various ways that God calls each Christian at one time or another in life.
03/06/2018 • 24 minutes 40 seconds
Misconceptions of Godly Parenting
As parents, we sincerely want our children to be faithful but sometimes because of our misconceptions of what Godly parenting ought to be, the exact opposite takes place.
27/05/2018 • 33 minutes 2 seconds
The Cracked Cup
This sermon outlines some of the attitudes Christians need to cultivate in order to promote unity and peace within the church.
13/05/2018 • 24 minutes 4 seconds
This lesson examines the use of power by God and its misuse by angels and mankind.
22/04/2018 • 40 minutes 25 seconds
Christianity: The Religion of Freedom
In this lesson, Mike compares the liberating practice of Christianity to the suffocating legalism of Islam.
15/04/2018 • 43 minutes 42 seconds
How to Deal with Low Self-Esteem
One of the overlooked factors that contribute to the mindless gun violence we have experienced in this nation is low self-esteem. In this lesson, Mike explores the roots and connection between this condition and the depraved acts recently committed by young shooters.
01/04/2018 • 39 minutes 28 seconds
What Jesus Himself Teaches About Salvation
Using only quotations from Jesus, this lesson outlines what the Lord Himself taught about salvation.
18/03/2018 • 28 minutes 41 seconds
A Father's Love
In the story of the prodigal son, we see the intimate, human ways that God, our Father, loves us. Ways that we as humans can understand and relate to ─ ways that a father loves a son.
11/03/2018 • 26 minutes 10 seconds
The Most Important Thing in the World
This lesson examines the most important thing in the world. You may think it is family, health, happiness and all of these are very important but more important than these is the Church.
18/02/2018 • 35 minutes 33 seconds
The Most Important Event in History
The resurrection of Jesus remains the single most volatile and important event of our age.
18/02/2018 • 35 minutes 33 seconds
The Ideal Woman
In this sermon, we examine the portrait of an ideal woman designed by God and revealed some 3,000 years ago in Solomon's book of Proverbs.
11/02/2018 • 31 minutes 4 seconds
Faithful Through Failure
In this sermon, Mike reviews a spectacular failure in Aaron's life and how God used this to prepare him for one of the most important roles in Jewish history.
28/01/2018 • 24 minutes 8 seconds
This sermon examines the character and faith of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.
07/01/2018 • 27 minutes 23 seconds
Mike examines the spiritual characteristics and virtues that cannot be developed simply by self-denial.
31/12/2017 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
The Most Excellent Way
This sermon examines the circumstances that led Paul to write this beautiful ode to Christian love.
03/12/2017 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
A Changeless Faith in a Changing World
In this sermon, Mike reviews the timeless spiritual truths that can buffer the storms of change that are challenging this nation.
26/11/2017 • 23 minutes 41 seconds
Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering?
Why does God allow so much evil in this world especially if He is supposed to be a good and merciful God? Hopefully, the answers provided in this lesson will help bring to faith those who doubt there is a God because of the suffering that they see in the world.
12/11/2017 • 31 minutes 15 seconds
In the World – Not of the World
In this sermon, Mike tackles one of the Christian's greatest challenges - how can Christians who live and engage in the human experience avoid becoming worldly?
05/11/2017 • 24 minutes 11 seconds
The Decline of the American Empire?
Mike reviews the repeated claims that America's best days are in the past and offers a plan for our nation's renewal.
22/10/2017 • 26 minutes 31 seconds
Stalled on the Highway to Heaven
In this lesson, Mike discusses the ways Christians can maintain their spiritual momentum as they journey onward to their heavenly home.
10/09/2017 • 24 minutes 50 seconds
Head to Heart
In this sermon, Mike traces out the various stops on the journey of faith that begins in a person's head but must travel to the heart for that believer to become a true disciple of Jesus.
20/08/2017 • 23 minutes 14 seconds
Fools 'R' Us
Mike reviews Paul's teaching in I Corinthians that establishes the difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world when it comes to death and dying.
06/08/2017 • 31 minutes 35 seconds
The Next 25 Years
Mike reviews past initiatives that have brought the congregation to this point and what will be needed to maintain our growth and development into the future.
30/07/2017 • 29 minutes 10 seconds
This sermon summarizes all the instructions given by Moses to the Israelites in the thirty-four chapters of Deuteronomy down to a single word.
25/06/2017 • 32 minutes 48 seconds
Dealing with Anxiety
The world's solutions to stress involve things like drugs, vacations or some type of therapy. As Christians, however, we believe that even if these methods might be helpful, the most satisfying and permanent solution to the problems of worry and stress can only be found through faith, and specifically through faith in Christ.
28/05/2017 • 38 minutes 36 seconds
The Grace of Giving
Mike outlines the rewards obtained by those who exercise the non-miraculous but very dynamic spiritual gift of liberality.
21/05/2017 • 33 minutes 44 seconds
Breaking the Habit
In this sermon, Mike reviews the factors that go into both making and ultimately breaking the many bad habits we acquire as sinful human beings.
14/05/2017 • 35 minutes 46 seconds
Satan's Tactics: How to Destroy a Growing Church
God tells us that Satan is actively trying to ruin us. In this lesson, Mike reveals the many tactics Satan uses to destroy God's church.
07/05/2017 • 33 minutes 39 seconds
The Hinge of History
In this lesson, Mike describes the words of Jesus that changed the world in 4 important ways.
30/04/2017 • 30 minutes 41 seconds
Jesus: My Shepherd
This lesson explores the character of Jesus in His role of Good Shepherd rather than His suffering as sacrificial lamb.
23/04/2017 • 44 minutes 14 seconds
Politically Correct or Biblically Correct?
In this lesson, Mike reviews the thinking and goals of the Politically Correct movement in America and how Christians can respond to and live in a nation that is heavily influenced by this cause.
26/02/2017 • 37 minutes 3 seconds
The Baptism Wheel
Mike presents a unique visual in explaining Biblical baptism.
05/02/2017 • 38 minutes 2 seconds
The Point of No Return
This lesson deals with the difficult issue concerning the possibility that a Christian could actually lose salvation.
29/01/2017 • 22 minutes 15 seconds
The Burden of Leadership
This lesson explores the personal and spiritual demands and responsibilities required of church elders.
15/01/2017 • 32 minutes 53 seconds
Mike looks at the Bible basis for the "invitation" feature of public worship and some of the reasons why many are hindered in coming forward at the appropriate time.
08/01/2017 • 22 minutes 34 seconds
Loving the Invisible God
Mike outlines several ways that believers can deepen not only their expression of love for God but also their experience of His love as well.
01/01/2017 • 27 minutes 34 seconds
Grieving at Christmas
Despite the pain of grief at Christmas there are ways that God helps us carry on.
18/12/2016 • 32 minutes 25 seconds
Mike explains the nature and purpose of the three permanent resurrections described in the New Testament.
04/12/2016 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
The God of Second Chances
The story of David and Bathsheba is used to illustrate the gracious nature of God's character and the power of His forgiveness.
13/11/2016 • 17 minutes 30 seconds
The Seven Heavens
This sermon compares the various ideas that exist about heaven with the Bible's description of this dimension.
06/11/2016 • 25 minutes 18 seconds
Building the Faith Muscle
A faith building program that has been used to help Christians build up their faith muscle and protect them from poor spiritual health.
23/10/2016 • 20 minutes 33 seconds
Dealing with your Enemies
Christians are in a unique situation when called on to deal with their enemies. This lesson will outline the various strategies that the Bible provides when believers must face those who injure them in some way.
16/10/2016 • 38 minutes 31 seconds
Saved by What?
A discussion about the core element of the gospel message - by what power are we saved and how does it work? The lesson will explain the ideas of faith and grace in their proper Biblical contexts.
09/10/2016 • 29 minutes 19 seconds
The Perseverance of God
This sermon examines how God perseveres in His efforts to seek and save sinful man.
18/09/2016 • 30 minutes 18 seconds
Profile of an Immoral Woman
Solomon sketches out the character of a woman who uses her sexual charm to seduce a foolish man.
04/09/2016 • 35 minutes 52 seconds
The Glorious Church
In this world of competing church "styles" (progressive vs. traditional vs. visitor friendly, etc) it is necessary to realize that the Bible describes the church belonging to Christ as being glorious in nature, not big or successful.
28/08/2016 • 29 minutes 5 seconds
The Holy Spirit in You
Mike discusses the very real effects of the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit in every Christian.
21/08/2016 • 33 minutes 44 seconds
The Upward Call
In this sermon, Mike describes the nature of the "upward call" that Paul mentions in Philippians 3:14 as well as some strategies to help obtain this blessing.
24/07/2016 • 20 minutes 53 seconds
God Provides at Mt. Moriah
This lesson explores how people of faith react when facing their 'moment of truth.'
03/07/2016 • 25 minutes 36 seconds
The True Disciple
In this sermon, Mike reviews the criteria listed by John the Apostle in his three epistles concerning the character and actions of a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ.
12/06/2016 • 27 minutes 7 seconds
The Resurrected Life
This lesson examines the reasons why Christians believe in Jesus' resurrection and how this event should transform one's life.
05/06/2016 • 26 minutes 5 seconds
The Dividing Line
Regardless of what point you start from, most religious discussions boil down to one issue - where's the dividing line?
29/05/2016 • 30 minutes 25 seconds
Who is Your Jesus?
The resurrection of Lazarus reveals how different people perceive Jesus in different ways.
15/05/2016 • 27 minutes 38 seconds
It's Not Easy Being A Mother
Mike shows why mothers deserve honor not only on Mother's Day but every day for their special role in God's plan for life.
08/05/2016 • 20 minutes 19 seconds
What Does God Want From You?
In this lesson, we learn that God wants the very same thing from us today as He required from the Jews who wandered in the desert during the time of Moses.
01/05/2016 • 34 minutes
The Changeless Role of Women
In this sermon, Mike reviews those Scripture passages that detail the precise role that women play in the home and church in every generation.
17/04/2016 • 39 minutes 43 seconds
Outsmarting Your Smart TV
Mike outlines how a Christian can maintain holy thinking and behavior in our media-drenched society.
10/04/2016 • 36 minutes 19 seconds
145 Year-Old Man Baptized
Here are three lessons we learn from the baptism of a 145 year-old man.
03/04/2016 • 24 minutes 58 seconds
A Christian's Benefit Package
In the Old Testament I came across Psalm 103 that describes the kind of benefit package that God provides to everyone who trusts in Him, and serves Him faithfully.
27/03/2016 • 28 minutes 37 seconds
No Fool Like a Rich Fool
This sermon reviews the parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12 and cautions of worldly-mindedness and selfish ambition.
13/03/2016 • 30 minutes 30 seconds
You Know You're a Christian When...
Mike uses the popular 'Redneck' joke format to examine the signs that indicate who the true Christians are in the eyes of unbelievers.
06/03/2016 • 25 minutes 18 seconds
4 Ways to Create a Happy Marriage
Mike outlines the 4 "A's" necessary to build a lasting and happy marriage.
14/02/2016 • 35 minutes 10 seconds
Trouble in Paradise
In this lesson, Mike develops five principles that Jesus gives the church to use in times of trouble.
07/02/2016 • 28 minutes 26 seconds
The Power of Praise
Mike explains what worship and praise do for those who participate, no matter who you are or how many have gathered in the name of the Lord.
24/01/2016 • 18 minutes 54 seconds
Lessons from the Flood: What Katrina Taught Me
During a trip to help clean up in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, I spoke to and interviewed over 500 people about the effect that these hurricanes had on them and the resulting lessons I learned from the flood.
17/01/2016 • 31 minutes 29 seconds
Multiplying by Faith
People use different methods to fulfill their needs. In this lesson, we will see that the way we use to see to our needs largely determines how well they are met.
10/01/2016 • 34 minutes 45 seconds
The Challenge of Change
Change is very difficult. Whether it's changing a habit or attitude or job or city - change is always a challenge, and change is even more difficult when it's imposed on us suddenly or without our approval.
03/01/2016 • 29 minutes 34 seconds
The Almighty or the Almighty Dollar
This lesson looks at the dangers of materialism and the need to establish spiritual priorities in order to guard against the influence of the world.
27/12/2015 • 23 minutes 3 seconds
The Three Marys
In this lesson, Mike describes the relationships between three Mary's and how they ended up at the cross of Christ.
27/12/2015 • 34 minutes 51 seconds
The 7 Blessings of Salvation
In this sermon, Mike enumerates and explains the benefits that believers receive and experience as 'saved' people.
20/12/2015 • 38 minutes 55 seconds
Restoring the True Christmas Spirit
Preparing the minds and hearts of Christians for the materialism, confusion, and conflict that often arises at a time when there should be peace, joy and love in the world.
06/12/2015 • 29 minutes 37 seconds
Canadian Thanksgiving: The 3 elements that make up Thanksgiving
This lesson looks at the relationship between the national holiday of "Thanksgiving" and the ongoing gratitude that all Christians have which nourishes their faith.
29/11/2015 • 38 minutes 40 seconds
The Acappella Church
Mike reviews the reasons why the Churches of Christ do not use instruments of music in the public worship services.
08/11/2015 • 43 minutes 6 seconds
Slave or Free?
In Romans chapters 7 and 8 the Apostle Paul zeros in on one of the most perplexing questions concerning our experience with sin - are we slaves of it or are we free from it? Understanding the answer to this question usually dictates the quality of life we have as Christians.
01/11/2015 • 27 minutes
Getting Even Without Getting Into Trouble
A Christian's guide in dealing with personal offense and the desire to seek revenge.
25/10/2015 • 31 minutes 55 seconds
Gross vs. Godly
Mike reviews the three main reasons why the trend towards gross material in media and society in general will never win out over what is godly.
11/10/2015 • 26 minutes 48 seconds
Why Do the Righteous Suffer?
This sermon looks at the very real reasons why everyone, even the very good, suffers and what is ultimately gained by experiences of sorrow and pain.
04/10/2015 • 24 minutes 38 seconds
Going with God
In this sermon Mike explores the types of feelings experienced when one is in a personal and intimate relationship with God.
27/09/2015 • 22 minutes 22 seconds
Principles of Good Stewardship
In this sermon Mike reviews the broader implications of stewardship beyond the simple giving of money.
13/09/2015 • 31 minutes 56 seconds
Praise: A Mark of God's People
This lesson explores the motivation that creates a heart tuned to worship and praise.
04/09/2015 • 35 minutes 35 seconds
Why Judas Fell
This lesson explores the series of decisions and weaknesses that led one of Jesus' chosen Apostles to commit history's most treacherous act.
30/08/2015 • 27 minutes 29 seconds
The 'student-friendly' testing methods of today don't adequately prepare young people for the real life testing they will encounter after school is over. Mike discusses three such life tests.
23/08/2015 • 31 minutes 29 seconds
In this sermon Mike compares some of the priorities important in his hockey playing days to the ordering of goals in every day christian living.
16/08/2015 • 27 minutes 41 seconds
Advice on Leaving Home
Fall brings with it the start of school and for many students bound for college, their first experience of living away from family. In this lesson Mike provides some wise advice from the Bible for those leaving home for whatever reason.
02/08/2015 • 28 minutes 14 seconds
The Wrong Side of History: Gay Marriage
Mike reviews the Supreme Court's recent ruling on same-sex marriage and lays out a proper Christian response to this change in the nation's moral order.
12/07/2015 • 32 minutes 44 seconds
This sermon looks at some of the things parents must do in order to prepare their children for a life of faith.
05/07/2015 • 33 minutes 2 seconds
What Growing Churches Believe
All churches can and do experience growth but there are core beliefs that promote the growth of those churches that strive to do Bible things in Bible ways.
28/06/2015 • 33 minutes 27 seconds
Benevolence: God's Love in Action
This sermon examines the motivation, purpose and results of a dynamic benevolence ministry.
14/06/2015 • 29 minutes 57 seconds
Barnabas: Son of Encouragement
In this biographical study Mike looks at the character and ministry of one of the most influential ministers of the Apostolic age.
07/06/2015 • 38 minutes 17 seconds
Why Do People Reject the Bible?
In this sermon Mike will review the most common reasons that people use to reject the message of the Bible, and provide answers to these arguments.
24/05/2015 • 33 minutes 3 seconds
Billions and Counting
This lesson examines the various reasons and resources that God has provided modern day disciples in their effort to proclaim the gospel to all nations.
17/05/2015 • 34 minutes 18 seconds
The Poverty of Riches
This sermon examines Jesus' dialogue with the "rich young ruler" in Mark 10:17. The great spiritual challenge of earthly wealth and the rewards of discipleship are reviewed.
10/05/2015 • 32 minutes 11 seconds
The Remote Control Life
In a society where machines are taking precedent over people, the church has an opportunity to offer something sorely lacking in the lives of many people -- real relationships with real people.
03/05/2015 • 26 minutes 31 seconds
Solomon's Advice to America
Of all the leaders whose lives are described in the Bible, Solomon reflects our times and problems most exactly.
19/04/2015 • 26 minutes 26 seconds
7 Spiritual Birthday Gifts
In this lesson Mike examines six gifts we receive from God at our conversion and the one gift that powers all of them.
12/04/2015 • 36 minutes
Top 10 Ways to Lose Your Soul
There are many ways a person can lose their salvation once they've obtained it. In this lesson we look at the top 10 ways people lose this precious gift from God.
29/03/2015 • 34 minutes 41 seconds
This sermon explores the things God truly desires from us beyond the rituals of public worship.
15/03/2015 • 29 minutes 29 seconds
The Aroma of Christ
The lesson review the 4 ingredients necessary to create a life (aroma) that is pleasing to God.
02/03/2015 • 27 minutes 23 seconds
What Money Can't Buy
David calls on everyone to listen to his teaching that it will be beneficial to both rich and poor, that each will have something to learn. Then he goes ahead to list the limits of money.
21/02/2015 • 24 minutes 11 seconds
What Blood Buys
This sermon describes the actual physical and spiritual advantages made possible in a person's life by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
13/02/2015 • 26 minutes 12 seconds
Why Keep Praying?: Perseverance in Prayer
A summary of reasons why, despite the delay or doubt that God is hearing us, we must persevere in prayer.
08/02/2015 • 21 minutes 10 seconds
Four Letter Words
This lesson is a call to Christians to purify their language in order to perfect their witness.
01/02/2015 • 30 minutes 31 seconds
The Power of Prayer
Many times Christians lose their focus in prayer because of various trials and experiences. This sermon explores several key reasons why one must persevere in this basic spiritual exercise.
25/01/2015 • 26 minutes 24 seconds
Moses' Rescue Plan
This sermon describes how Moses' encouraging words to his people seemingly trapped between an advancing army and a raging sea can be used by us today when we are in need of rescue.
04/01/2015 • 20 minutes 55 seconds
Speaking the Word with Boldness
This lesson highlights the idea that the way we share our faith (with power) is as important as the content of our message.
28/12/2014 • 27 minutes
Jesus: Lord of Hopeless Situations
The Bible refers to Jesus in ways that describe His sovereignty (e.g. Lord of the Harvest, Lord of the Sabbath, etc.). In this lesson Mike will explore Jesus' Lordship over the most hopeless of situations in our lives.
21/12/2014 • 34 minutes 13 seconds
The Existence of China: How We Believe
This sermon outlines the process one must undertake to move from unbelief to belief in anything including Christianity.
10/12/2014 • 26 minutes 27 seconds
Thanks and Giving
This lesson helps us to get beyond the turkey and sports to find a deeper meaning for true thanks and giving from a Christian perspective.
26/11/2014 • 32 minutes 9 seconds
The History of Baptism
The two things that the Church of Christ is known for by those who are not members are the fact that we don't use instruments of music in our worship, and we require all to be baptized by immersion. Baptism is not a modern religious invention, it has a history as long as Christianity itself and in this lesson, I'd like to review that with you.
16/11/2014 • 31 minutes 59 seconds
The God of the Bible
This lesson dispels the popular notions about God and focuses on the description of God's nature which is revealed only through the Bible.
09/11/2014 • 37 minutes 50 seconds
To Change or Overcome?
This sermon explores the two approaches that have been tried in the effort to improve or save this world.
02/11/2014 • 20 minutes 55 seconds
And When I Die...
The lesson outlines three important steps in preparing for one's own death.
26/10/2014 • 24 minutes 11 seconds
Knowing Your Spiritual Limits
This lesson examines the ways and reasons God limits our opportunities and results in ministry.
19/10/2014 • 27 minutes 25 seconds
Jesus Above All Else
This lesson warns against the easy complacency Christians become used to when living in peaceful and prosperous times.
02/10/2014 • 27 minutes 33 seconds
How to Witness to Roman Catholics
Roman Catholics have a very distinctive view of Christianity. This lesson explores the best ways to engage and share, with a Catholic, a more Biblical approach to the Christian faith.
21/09/2014 • 44 minutes 2 seconds
What Angels Teach Us
We don't know much about angels but the little information the Bible does give yields some very important life lessons.
08/09/2014 • 31 minutes 23 seconds
Growing Up in Christ
In this sermon Mike describes the normal pattern of growth necessary for a healthy Christian life.
31/08/2014 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
In this lesson Mike demonstrates the superior way man can devote himself to God through Christ in comparison to the Old Testament's system of sacrifice and giving.
04/08/2014 • 28 minutes 11 seconds
This sermon examines the Biblical basis for the tradition in most Churches of Christ to extend an "invitation" at the end of each sermon.
03/08/2014 • 28 minutes 20 seconds
What Kids Need to Know
Three important things today's children need to know if they are to grow up to become well balanced adults leading faithful lives.
27/07/2014 • 28 minutes 27 seconds
How to Develop Self-Control
In this lesson Mike reviews 5 things that every Christian must do in order to develop this virtue.
13/07/2014 • 34 minutes 47 seconds
Close to Greatness
The Bible is filled with stories of heroes and their feats of great faith and perseverance. In this lesson those who only come close to greatness are discussed and what their near misses can teach us today.
06/07/2014 • 25 minutes 24 seconds
Do Not Grow Weary
In this sermon we look at four remedies God provides to keep us from growing weary in the faith. We also look at some of the good works of the Choctaw Church of Christ in Oklahoma City as examples of faith in action.
02/07/2014 • 28 minutes 56 seconds
The First Liberated Woman
Luke's gospel describes a "modern" woman of that age who became the first truly liberated woman of the New Testament.
11/05/2014 • 27 minutes 26 seconds
What Does it Take to Believe?
This lesson explores the elements necessary in one's character and spirit in order to be able to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
23/04/2014 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
Parable of the Arrow
A modern parable comparing the construction of a hunting arrow to the construction of a healthy and growing congregation.
21/04/2014 • 28 minutes 3 seconds
One of Christianity's main features is it's exclusivity. This lesson will examine several non-negotiable demands that contribute to its exclusive nature.
07/04/2014 • 37 minutes 20 seconds
They Knew Who He Was By How He Was
Reviewing the evidence of Jesus' divine nature through His teachings and miracles.
28/03/2014 • 35 minutes 55 seconds
While no one is exempt for suffering in various ways during one's lifetime, there are some who profit from their sorrowful experiences. This lesson explores what successful suffering actually produces in concrete terms.
17/03/2014 • 35 minutes 24 seconds
The Mary of the Bible
In this sermon Mike will compare the information on Mary, Jesus' mother, contained in the Bible to the various doctrines put forth by the Catholic church.
10/03/2014 • 35 minutes 20 seconds
As Good As Gold
This sermon reviews the practical as well as the theological implications of the golden rule.
09/03/2014 • 39 minutes 20 seconds
Finding the Peace of God: Answer to Anxiety
Money has a way of creating more worries and health is so fragile, youth is temporary and usually not appreciated by those who possess it, power corrupts and great intelligence leads to pride, but peace of mind is precious at every season in life, every position in society, every level of ability.
22/02/2014 • 32 minutes 21 seconds
Lessons from the Desert
The Jewish peoples' wandering in the desert provides very modern lessons as to what God continually requires of His people in every age.
25/01/2014 • 36 minutes 55 seconds
A Time for Strength and Courage
In this sermon, I want to examine this quality of courage and demonstrate the various elements that come together to produce it. I want to do this by reviewing the story of a man who found the courage to stand up for God when it wasn't a popular or safe thing to do.
19/01/2014 • 28 minutes 59 seconds
Having it All
Really having it all requires certain things that only God can give us. In this lesson we will examine what those things are.
14/01/2014 • 31 minutes 15 seconds
Why Love Is The Greatest
In his letter to the Corinthian church Paul says that love is the greatest of all the virtues. This lesson gives some reasons why this is so.
06/01/2014 • 39 minutes 3 seconds
I've noticed a trend in T.V. and movies of late and that is the marriage of the occult with science fiction or comedy or regular weekly soap operas. There was a time when the various characters and beliefs of the occult, such as witches and demons and fortunetelling etc. were relegated to scary movies or horror.
29/12/2013 • 36 minutes 27 seconds
The Holy Spirit and Christmas
Now when we think about it we might not at first see the connection between the two but hopefully, after this lesson, you will see that there would be no Christmas without the Holy Spirit.
22/12/2013 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
Waiting Patiently for Christmas
My father was not very patient, especially around Christmas time. The tradition in French Canada where I grew up was that the children would go to bed and at the stroke of midnight the parents would wake them up to come and see what Santa had left.
16/12/2013 • 23 minutes 5 seconds
This lesson is a devotional meditation on the core spiritual exercise of the Christian faith.
20/11/2013 • 21 minutes 14 seconds
What Christian Men and Women Want
This sermon looks at the qualities of character that are appealing in the opposite sex from a Christian perspective.
03/11/2013 • 27 minutes 39 seconds
In Psalm 27 David provides an example of the kind of attitude a believer should have when facing tough times.
20/10/2013 • 25 minutes 53 seconds
The Aids Psalm
A psalm written by David goes through the phases that every victim of sin must go through (including the Modern Aids patient) in order to reach peace with self and God.
13/10/2013 • 28 minutes 17 seconds
The 7 Powers of God's Word
God's power is revealed and experienced in His Word. This lesson outlines seven of these specific powers.
08/10/2013 • 29 minutes 49 seconds
The New You
In I Corinthians 6 Paul talks about a radical change that is possible and permanent and describes the three steps that lead to this new you.
07/10/2013 • 22 minutes 4 seconds
This lesson explores the qualifications necessary if one were to be considered for employment in Heaven. (Barnabas)
01/10/2013 • 34 minutes 48 seconds
EQ, IQ or LQ?
EQ (Emotional quotient) and IQ (Intelligence Quotient) measure various parts of our personality and thinking but to be a well rounded Christian we must also measure our LQ (Love Quotient)
17/09/2013 • 30 minutes 55 seconds
Freedom in Christ
This lesson examines the "freedom" that Paul mentions in Galatians 5:1 and what it means in both spiritual and practical terms in a Christian's life.
08/09/2013 • 36 minutes 41 seconds
A Labor of Love
This lesson talks about the parable about workers and their work and how God rewards His laborers.
02/09/2013 • 25 minutes 48 seconds
Being effective in sharing our faith requires that we salt all our speech with grace, not just know the facts about religion.
01/09/2013 • 33 minutes 34 seconds
What Defeats the Gospel
The Gospel is God's power to save but there are many things that defeat it in this world. This lesson examines those forces which win out in the short term.
18/08/2013 • 26 minutes 39 seconds
Wonderchild Gone Bad
The tragic story of an exceptionally gifted servant of God who fails to live up to his potential and calling. (Samson)
13/08/2013 • 30 minutes 21 seconds
The Pilgrim Spirit
This sermon examines the ways that Christians can maintain the pilgrim attitude so necessary to successfully navigate this world on the journey to the next.
04/08/2013 • 22 minutes 12 seconds
The Miracle Catch
Jesus teaches Peter the qualities necessary to become a "fisher of men".
28/07/2013 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
From an Early Age
The Apostle Paul's makes the case not only for the inspired source of the Bible but also the importance of learning it as soon as possible in one's life.
21/07/2013 • 29 minutes 41 seconds
Why is Giving More Blessed Than Receiving?
This lesson reviews the actual reasons why the act of giving provides a greater reward than the act of receiving.
19/07/2013 • 25 minutes 28 seconds
Bearing the Cross in Church Relationships
Sometimes the cross we bear is our brother or sister in Christ.
14/07/2013 • 39 minutes 5 seconds
Men in the 21st Century
Some think that the only thing that concerns men are sports and ties for Father's day. This lesson examines God's special requirements of men in this and every century.
08/07/2013 • 26 minutes 58 seconds
The Power of Grace
In this lesson we examine the engine of our faith and how it powers all that we do and hope to do in Christ.
24/06/2013 • 37 minutes 43 seconds
Life in the Meantime
Solomon explains how one can live successfully through the long dry periods in between the high and low moments in life.
09/06/2013 • 32 minutes 19 seconds
The Mothers of Choctaw
This sermon profiles mothers from the past, present, and future that make this congregation a blessed church to serve and belong to.
12/05/2013 • 17 minutes 7 seconds
Testing the Spirits
The Apostle John teaches the church what to look for in spotting spiritual predators.
05/05/2013 • 33 minutes 45 seconds
The Higher Court
A review of the reasons why America is great along with a warning concerning the influences that are undermining that greatness.
28/04/2013 • 30 minutes 4 seconds
A King's Challenge
An impossible situation with insurmountable odds, in this lesson we look at the book of Daniel and see how these men responded to the king's challenge.
21/04/2013 • 31 minutes 12 seconds
What to Pack for Summer Vacation
Tanning oil and a good book are not the only things we have to pack in order to enjoy summer vacations. This lesson explores the spiritual things that also need to be brought along so that our getaway is pleasing to God and not just ourselves.
07/04/2013 • 22 minutes 44 seconds
This lesson probes deeper into the true life of ministers and goes beyond the usual stereotype of this type of work.
24/03/2013 • 32 minutes 58 seconds
The Prodigal Principle
A review of this familiar proverb examining the cycle that takes us from rebellion to restoration with God.
17/03/2013 • 25 minutes 21 seconds
How to Become a Better Person
The secret to correcting bad behavior and becoming better people is to replace the elements of bad behavior with good and positive things in our lives. In this lesson, we look at 3 changes that are necessary to become a better person.
10/03/2013 • 33 minutes 50 seconds
If we expand our understanding of who Jesus is, according to the Bible, we will appreciate Him more.
03/03/2013 • 14 minutes 56 seconds
Let Go Your Ego
Pride and self-centeredness are the topics of this lesson. How to combat this natural human tendency and cultivate an accurate sense of self are discussed.
10/02/2013 • 32 minutes 13 seconds
Fervent in Biblical Marriage
A review of the elements that form a uniquely Christian and Biblical marriage.
05/02/2013 • 42 minutes 17 seconds
The Hebrew writer gives his readers four habits to cultivate in order to preserve their faith in difficult times.
03/02/2013 • 37 minutes 23 seconds
Aspiring To Spiritual Greatness
When I was a young Christian the preacher who baptized me warned me that I had to be careful of "selfish ambition". This term is only used three times in the N.T. and each time there is a warning that those who are this way, who have this attitude, will suffer in this world and the next.
27/01/2013 • 32 minutes 32 seconds
Fervent in Worship
This lessons examines the who, what, where, when, and why of worship according to the New Testament.
20/01/2013 • 36 minutes 59 seconds
Be Strong and Courageous
Lessons on Christian perseverance from Joshua's leadership experience in the desert and in the Promised land.
20/01/2013 • 28 minutes 42 seconds
Don't Worry, Be Happy
This lesson, based on the popular song by Bobby McFerrin, encourages people to replace worry with other specific responses to life's trials that will create the happiness that all of us search for.
15/01/2013 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
Surviving the "Worst Case" Scenario
There are greater dangers in the world than suicide bombers and madmen weilding guns. This lesson prepares a person to survive the absolute worst case scenario.
15/01/2013 • 28 minutes 6 seconds
Teaching vs. Tradition
In this lesson we examine how we conduct worship and determine which elements are God's teachings and which are just traditions passed on through the years.
31/12/2012 • 35 minutes 6 seconds
Building a Christian Home
In this lesson we look at the many factors in building a successful Christian family. I'll describe how families are more than just a father, mother and some kids. We'll also examine the types of relationships needed to make a truly wonderful and Christian home possible.
29/12/2012 • 35 minutes 48 seconds
The Two Wisdoms
This lesson compares the wisdom that has been developed by thinkers and philosophers throughout history with the wisdom revealed by God in the Bible.
09/12/2012 • 23 minutes 27 seconds
The Joy of Church Attendance
This lesson motivates Christians to attend Worship and Bible Study regularly and answers questions like, do I need to come every week and is it a sin to not attend church? Stop dreading going to church and enjoy it!
20/11/2012 • 28 minutes 19 seconds
Three promises that God makes to us that will never be broken.
18/11/2012 • 37 minutes 49 seconds
In this lesson we examine 3 strategies Satan uses to steal your soul. We'll also give you 3 strategies to combat his attach and teach you how to fight back.
09/11/2012 • 42 minutes 17 seconds
Three Powerful Things the Cross of Jesus Does for you
The cross of Jesus Christ has the power to do three things that nothing or no one else can accomplish.
31/10/2012 • 26 minutes 26 seconds
In this lesson we look at the history of miracles and try to determine if there is evidence that miracles can still be performed today?
21/10/2012 • 41 minutes 23 seconds
What Under 40's Want: Speaking to the Internet Generation
Every generation finds a way to distinguish itself from the previous one, whether it's by social custom, new philosophies or advancing technology.
15/10/2012 • 21 minutes 59 seconds
What Would Google Do?
In this lesson we compare some similarities between how Google the company functions and how churches should function. It is based off the book by Jeff Jarvis entitled 'What Would Google Do?'
13/10/2012 • 32 minutes 52 seconds
Finding the balance between the Biblical pattern for public worship and the on-going changes in culture and technology.
19/09/2012 • 35 minutes 11 seconds
Victim or Victor?
Practical ways to overcome the reality of failure, injustice, and adversity in our present lives.
09/09/2012 • 20 minutes 40 seconds
Seeing The Unseen
In verse 8 Matthew says that the people, after hearing Jesus forgive the paralytic, and then heal him, praised God for giving authority (to heal and forgive) to men. They heard and saw what Jesus did and glorified God for giving to a man such authority and power. The people in this story gave honor to God but they "didn't get it".
27/08/2012 • 27 minutes 37 seconds
The Lesson of the Leaven
This sermon examines the similarities between the making of bread with flour and yeast and the spiritual kingdom of heaven. A short parable with a wide application to our spiritual lives.
20/08/2012 • 24 minutes 50 seconds
Satan's Deadliest Weapon
Among Satan's various strategies to destroy us morally, physically, and spiritually, words and how he uses them are his deadliest weapons.
13/08/2012 • 29 minutes 1 second
Who Can You Trust?
In this world of spin doctors and fake advocacy one Person stands out as reliable and trustworthy in every way, every day!
31/07/2012 • 27 minutes 5 seconds
Peter's PR Plan
Peter the Apostle describes the Public Relations plan that all churches should have to witness Christ to their communities.
24/07/2012 • 29 minutes 50 seconds
Jesus uses a "Living Parable" to teach His apostles about brotherly love.
16/07/2012 • 25 minutes 41 seconds
Christ: The Power and Wisdom of God
Paul the Apostle compares God's method of conveying wisdom and power to man-made methods of achieving these virtues.
10/07/2012 • 33 minutes 12 seconds
The Problem of Pain
One of the main objectives people who do not believe in God use is the argument of pain. If God is good and kind why is there pain in the world? This lesson will discuss the reasons why people suffer and offer some solutions as to how we can deal with the pain in our lives and maintain faith.
03/07/2012 • 32 minutes 52 seconds
The Cross-Centered Church
The witness of Mike Mazzalongo and the many lessons we can learn from it. Follow his Spiritual Journey towards finding a true Biblical church.
29/06/2012 • 39 minutes 41 seconds
Miracle in the Water
A lesson reviewing the symbolic significance of water in both the physical and spiritual aspects of God's creation.
11/06/2012 • 20 minutes 39 seconds
Repentance has 5 R's
One of the most climatic moments in the entire Bible is described by Luke in the book of Acts. After an incredible three years of ministry Jesus is executed on a Roman cross and miraculously resurrected.
11/06/2012 • 23 minutes 40 seconds
Loving my Everyday Enemies: What I Like About Muslims
The command to love one's enemies is explored in the context of everyday life as well as the specific case of America's most active enemies among Muslim terrorists.
14/05/2012 • 28 minutes 5 seconds
One of the most difficult decisions that parents must make is who to appoint as guardians for their children in case both parents die at the same time. You think about who you would give your kids to if you are gone.
13/05/2012 • 21 minutes 8 seconds
When Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Work
The great things God can accomplish through simple and weak people who trust Him.
11/04/2012 • 24 minutes 44 seconds
Let's look at the bigger picture that God has designed for New Testament worship.
01/04/2012 • 29 minutes 59 seconds
Leading Your Child to Christ
This sermon examines the issue of when it is proper to baptize children.
19/03/2012 • 31 minutes 51 seconds
Breaking the Sin Habit
Most of our sins are little ones. Our sins rarely get us on the 10 o'clock news. Few of us are ever convicted of robbery, murder, rape. The majority of Christians manage to avoid the big "whopping" sins most of the time. That's why when a Christian does break the law, it's news.
16/03/2012 • 29 minutes 6 seconds
Fighting the Boredom Bear
If you were to ask marriage counselors what is one of the top reasons that marriages fail they would tell you that boredom leads or is near the top of the list.
15/03/2012 • 21 minutes 22 seconds
Making the Unknown God Known
This lesson gives several examples of smart men who wanted change the world without God and how they succeeded.
19/02/2012 • 33 minutes 21 seconds
The Supremacy of Jesus Christ
The preeminence of Christ over all in the material and the spiritual world is demonstrated through the teachings of Paul the Apostle in the epistle to the Colossian church.
19/02/2012 • 30 minutes 16 seconds
The Right Place, The Right Time
The story of Esther is used to illustrate how God's providence works in the life of believers.
05/02/2012 • 23 minutes 14 seconds
Why Jesus Had to Resurrect
In the Church of Christ we have no "special" services for religious holidays like Easter but the fact that Easter Sunday is celebrated by many seems to motivate people to make an extra effort to be at church service at this time.
15/01/2012 • 23 minutes 46 seconds
Mary - The Single Parent
A look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a woman, wife, and ultimately, a widow.
13/01/2012 • 16 minutes 38 seconds
The First Christmas Gifts
A review of the significance represented in each of the gifts presented to Jesus by the Magi.
25/12/2011 • 27 minutes 13 seconds
3 Things to Make You Happy
The pursuit of true happiness requires 3 basic changes regardless of the person or circumstances.
12/12/2011 • 26 minutes 31 seconds
God Bless You - Mike and Family
30/11/2011 • 17 minutes 3 seconds
Grace in Peter's Life and Writings
30/11/2011 • 26 minutes 45 seconds
Why Me, Why Now?
One thing you learn a lot about as a minister is suffering and death. You're among the first to be called when there is illness and the last person to see the dead as they are buried at their funerals.
13/09/2011 • 30 minutes 12 seconds
Sheep Seeking Shepherd
02/01/2011 • 31 minutes 27 seconds
The Promise Land
A lesson that parallels an immigrant's experience with the experience of Christians who come into the kingdom and seek the promise of heaven.
23/11/2009 • 21 minutes 10 seconds
God Has Planned Something Better for Us
07/02/2009 • 47 minutes 10 seconds
The Deacon of Blame
I've often said that the church should appoint a deacon in charge of blame - the deacon of blame. That way when anything ever goes wrong, or something doesn't get done, this deacon's only job would be to accept the blame for it.
07/02/2009 • 26 minutes 47 seconds
Before You Leave for Heaven
07/02/2009 • 22 minutes 1 second
Grace - The Favor of God
07/02/2009 • 32 minutes 51 seconds
Honor Thy Father
07/02/2009 • 17 minutes 9 seconds
It's Our Turn
07/02/2009 • 32 minutes 41 seconds
The Last Supper - In Round
07/02/2009 • 24 minutes 57 seconds
Jesus Died on the Cross to Save Us
07/02/2009 • 16 minutes 57 seconds
Media and Christianity
07/02/2009 • 36 minutes 1 second
Moses' Final Instructions
07/02/2009 • 31 minutes 53 seconds
What You Should 'Get' Out of Worship
07/02/2009 • 25 minutes 23 seconds
07/02/2009 • 28 minutes 18 seconds
Adultery in the 90's
07/02/2009 • 24 minutes 30 seconds
Brown Bag Christmas
07/02/2009 • 27 minutes 47 seconds
Cults and Their Effects - Part 2
07/02/2009 • 45 minutes 47 seconds
Cults and Their Effects - Part 1
07/02/2009 • 35 minutes
Evangelism is Job #1
07/02/2009 • 32 minutes 9 seconds
Heart Beat Away
07/02/2009 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
07/02/2009 • 37 minutes 22 seconds
The Beauty of the Cross
07/02/2009 • 24 minutes 11 seconds
The Good Steward
07/02/2009 • 31 minutes 54 seconds
The Growth Bug
07/02/2009 • 22 minutes
The Silver Servers
07/02/2009 • 30 minutes 49 seconds
The Single Priority
07/02/2009 • 27 minutes 23 seconds
Tongues Today - #2
07/02/2009 • 42 minutes 38 seconds
What Would We be Doing
07/02/2009 • 36 minutes 41 seconds
What is Your Witness
07/02/2009 • 9 minutes 41 seconds
Freedom, Slavery and Heaven
07/02/2009 • 29 minutes 23 seconds
Death - Ruth's Example
07/02/2009 • 22 minutes 24 seconds
Tongues Today - #1
07/02/2009 • 34 minutes 47 seconds
How Should We Worship God?
07/02/2009 • 22 minutes 31 seconds
What Will it Take
07/02/2009 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
A New Vision of the Church
07/02/2009 • 35 minutes 27 seconds
The Chosen Wives
07/02/2009 • 27 minutes 21 seconds
How to Avoid Materialism
Materialism is a very subtle attack against our faith, against our soul. It creeps into your life because we have to deal every day with material. In this lesson, we will look at ways to beat it.
07/02/2009 • 37 minutes 29 seconds
How to Correct Sinful Christians
07/02/2009 • 43 minutes 51 seconds
Characteristics of Church
07/02/2009 • 37 minutes 32 seconds
What does the Bible say about Sex?
07/02/2009 • 38 minutes 41 seconds
5 Things We Do in Worship
There are 5 things found in the New Testament that God will accept as true worship to Him.
07/02/2009 • 39 minutes 44 seconds
Why Does the Church of Christ Sing?
This lesson will review the Biblical foundation and historical record that establish vocal singing as the Spirit ordained manner of musical praise in public worship.
07/02/2009 • 37 minutes
Prayer and Fasting
The spiritual use, benefits, and practice of the combined spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting are examined within a Biblical context.
10/02/2008 • 0
Every Tribe, Every Tongue
Keynote speech for the 2007 World Mission Workshop at Oklahoma Christian University. The main message is that it is the responsibility of each generation to evangelize the world and today it is possible through modern communication technology (i.e. Internet) to preach the gospel to every nation each day, all day long, until Jesus returns.
20/10/2007 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
This lesson is based on Romans 1:16 and promotes the notion that the church needs to rediscover the manner and core message of the gospel in order to have a true impact on today's world.
25/06/2006 • 35 minutes 9 seconds
The Missing Ingredient
We need to listen carefully so we can make sure we have the right recipe for our own hope of eternal life as well.
09/04/2006 • 23 minutes 45 seconds
Essentials of Salvation: Part 1
People who are concerned with their souls don't want to risk losing salvation because of ignorance or neglect. They want to know what the essentials are.
06/01/2006 • 22 minutes 12 seconds
Essentials of Salvation: Part 2
01/01/2006 • 36 minutes
The Death of a Pope
As you all know Jean Paul II has died at the age of 84. He is the spiritual leader and head of the Roman Catholic Church. It is said that there will be over 1 million people that will visit his body in Rome. The world and especially Catholics see this as an important and historic event, but how are we, as New Testament Christians, to react to the death of this Pope?
10/04/2005 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
Judge for Yourself
One month after my 16th birthday my father died. He was 53 years old. It was two o'clock in the morning and my mother woke me up saying that she thought my dad was really sick.
22/11/2004 • 18 minutes 43 seconds
Sometimes in our lives, we face spiritual emergencies and I think we need to learn to prepare for these events as well, because everyone at one time or another will .. face a "spiritual" emergency of some kind.
10/10/2004 • 25 minutes 54 seconds
Ten Reasons Not to go to Montreal
08/06/2003 • 32 minutes 54 seconds
Everybody Has a War to Fight
09/03/2003 • 23 minutes 39 seconds
The 5 Chairs
21/07/2002 • 27 minutes 25 seconds
The Preacher's Job Description
In I Corinthians 14, Paul mentions that there are three primary tasks that the apostle lists concerning the work of the preacher.
17/02/2002 • 13 minutes 42 seconds
Field of Dreams
03/02/2002 • 21 minutes 51 seconds
Deacons: Men of Dignity and High Standing
This lesson will examine the role and qualifications of the men who serve as deacons in the local church.
01/07/2001 • 34 minutes 3 seconds
The Half-Full Church
08/04/2001 • 30 minutes 40 seconds
The Dream Church
10/12/2000 • 25 minutes 22 seconds
7 Things I Love about Choctaw
02/07/2000 • 22 minutes 15 seconds
Why We Struggle
11/06/2000 • 36 minutes 31 seconds
The Cost of Church Growth
05/09/1999 • 22 minutes 41 seconds
To Proclaim and Serve
29/08/1999 • 32 minutes 35 seconds
07/02/1999 • 18 minutes 17 seconds
Feelin' Fine in 99
03/01/1999 • 30 minutes 59 seconds
Soul Saving Speech
13/12/1998 • 35 minutes 7 seconds
Repentance is a Revolution: Bible Basics
25/10/1998 • 25 minutes 27 seconds
Biblical Baptism: Bible Basics
04/10/1998 • 31 minutes 44 seconds
06/09/1998 • 35 minutes 54 seconds
The Light of Choctaw
01/05/1998 • 19 minutes 3 seconds
Summer Sun or Son
26/04/1998 • 29 minutes 46 seconds
Jonesboro - When Good People Die Badly
19/04/1998 • 21 minutes 49 seconds
Foundations of our Faith
08/03/1998 • 34 minutes 47 seconds
Why the Church of Christ
15/02/1998 • 36 minutes 48 seconds
01/02/1998 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
Pro's and Con's of Promise Keepers
23/11/1997 • 36 minutes 37 seconds
09/11/1997 • 17 minutes 1 second
Moderation and Abstinence
19/10/1997 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
05/10/1997 • 41 minutes 5 seconds
Let's Get Ready to Rumble
14/09/1997 • 28 minutes 32 seconds
07/08/1997 • 14 minutes 52 seconds
07/03/1997 • 29 minutes 48 seconds
Why Some Won't Make It
07/02/1997 • 28 minutes 28 seconds
01/02/1997 • 25 minutes 7 seconds
Realizing the Vision
05/01/1997 • 37 minutes 53 seconds
A Welcome Mat Church
01/09/1996 • 27 minutes 20 seconds
07/03/1996 • 20 minutes 57 seconds
Candles of Love
07/01/1996 • 20 minutes 43 seconds
Money Matters - Part 2
12/11/1995 • 26 minutes 56 seconds
Money Matters - Part 1
12/11/1995 • 31 minutes 40 seconds
Celebrating the "Giving" in Thanksgiving
Mike explains why giving is the essential ingredient in thanksgiving.
05/11/1995 • 27 minutes 22 seconds
01/10/1995 • 23 minutes 15 seconds
This Hurts me More Than It...: Church Discipline
03/09/1995 • 24 minutes 6 seconds
Freedom Through Dependance
02/07/1995 • 22 minutes 32 seconds
Where are we and Where do we go from Here?
13/04/1995 • 26 minutes 18 seconds
In God We Trust
If we're going to trust anything, then we need to trust in God.