On May 17, 2020, Mayor Eric Hogue of Wylie, Texas, sent an email to city council member Jeff Forrester requesting that only men be selected to lead the opening prayer at the city council meeting. The mayor’s email sparked social media outrage and there is a protest planned during the upcoming city council meeting scheduled for May 26th. This incident with Mayor Hogue highlights important issues for Christians and Christians in America. Does the Bible give Christians permission to discriminate against women? Does the Bible teach that women should be silent in the church? Is prayer before a city council meeting appropriate? Watch this video for a Christian insider’s take on Mayor Hogue’s email and how Christians should respond to this incident.
Join us on Good Friday, April 10th 2020 at 5 pm GMT (12 pm US Central Time) as we celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ together on live stream!
People sometimes have the idea that the Bible is a difficult book to read, but most of it really isn’t difficult. The Bible is an amazing book that reveals who God is and tells us the highlights of God’s history with humanity. Much of the Bible is exciting, some of it is a bit dull, and some parts are horrifying, but all of it is enlightening, and it has a great ending that includes you. This video is a short introduction to what is in the Bible, along with an invitation to read the Bible with me on live stream.
Coronavirus is becoming a significant concern that is causing fear in many people. When something like this happens, people wonder why and sometimes falsely attribute natural disasters and epidemics to God. Is God responsible for Coronavirus? We can look at the life of Jesus to get the answer to this question. Jesus had one response to sickness: he cured it. We should consider God the healer of sickness, not the bringer of sickness. This video explores God’s work in the world and how it relates to Coronavirus and to your life.
Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world and that anyone who believes in Jesus is forgiven of sins and has the promise of eternal life. But what about the people who lived before Jesus died on the cross? If Jesus is the only way to be forgiven and saved, what happened to all those people? Those people were saved in the same way people are saved today: by faith. People who trusted in God to forgive their sins were saved by faith. Think of salvation like a credit card. The people who lived before Jesus ran up a huge debt, and Jesus paid the bill later.
John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water, but he [Jesus] will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.” What does it mean that Jesus will baptize us in the Holy Spirit? This topic causes a lot of confusion and controversy. In this video I hope to give you an understanding of the baptism in the Holy Spirit by answering these questions:
1- What is the baptism in the Holy Spirit?
2- Is the baptism in the Holy Spirit a one-time experience?
3- Is this an event you need to wait for like the disciples waited in Jerusalem? When does it happen?
4- What does it look like when someone is filled with the Spirit?
5- How do I know if I have the Holy Spirit?
6- Is there a difference between having the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit?
7- How do I know if I’ve been baptized the Holy Spirit?
Much of the misunderstanding comes from our modern understanding of word “baptism” as a formal religious event. To baptize just means to dunk. There isn’t just one type of baptism mentioned in the Bible. There are many baptisms. In addition to the Holy Spirit baptism, this video also explains the many types of baptisms mentioned in the Bible. Thanks for watching
Some people say that religions are like ice cream flavors. It doesn’t matter which religion you choose, it is all a matter of personal preference. But religions aren’t all the same. Religions aren’t like ice cream flavors, they are more like different types of food. The food you eat affects your health, and the religious ideas you embrace will affect your spiritual health. Not all religious ideas are equal. We cannot embrace all religious ideas as equal because some religious ideas are causing oppression and great harm to humanity. This video is a short illustration of this point. Thanks for watching!
The Bible teaches that men and women are equal- intellectually equal, morally equal, and with equal capacity for leadership. But there are a few difficult and perplexing passages of the New Testament that seem to contradict the rest of the Bible’s treatment of women. In this video, I will discuss one of those difficult passages: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, and offer some possible explanations for these aberrant verses