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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Aug 25, 2016

Episode 40 Hearing God


What does it mean to “hear God”? Can we hear God speaking to us today, or is that something that was unique in the Old Testament? Jesus said that “My sheep hear my voice.” Was that only for those who were listening to Him at that time, or is this something for us today? There are many scriptures in both the Old and New Testament that say that men heard God communicate to them in some way. Most of us today have a copy of the Bible. Has God limited Himself to communicating to us only as we study the scriptures, or can we still expect God to speak to us directly in some manner?


• Communication, an essential element of relationship
• The New Covenant brings a new dimension in communication
• The New Covenant, a new relationship
• Union, the prerequisite for communion
• Quietness, a necessity for hearing
• He that has an ear, let him hear
• How does God speak to us?
o By the Spirit, to our spirit
o The anointing
o By knowing
• Hearing God, the basis of faith
• Hardness of heart, dullness of hearing
• Communion with God
• Communication that we say is from God should be tested by:
o The scriptures
o Other believers
o The peace of God in our heart
o Proved through obedience


http://www.ntchurchsource.com/literature/read/hearing-god/

• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

Aug 18, 2016

Episode 39 Will the church pass through the Great Tribulation?


Will the church pass through the Great Tribulation here on this earth? This is a question of great controversy among many today. There are strong differing views among many of God’s children. In light of the conflict, does it make any difference what we believe? Can we know the truth? There are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of books written on this subject. And the positions taken by teachers are not taken lightly, but rather come out of very sincere study of the scriptures. With this as a background, how could we even begin to offer anything that may be of value on this subject? Yet even with all of that, I would like to offer some input that I trust will be helpful. I do not pretend to be an authority on this subject, but there are few truths that seem very clear to me that I pray will help.


• Israel and the church
o The church is not spiritual Israel
o The church is the bride of Christ
o God has one plan for Israel, another for His bride
• Israel
o Was God’s chosen “nation” to reveal Himself to the world
o Was “cut off” when they rejected Christ (Matt. 21:43)
o God will again deal with Israel (fulfill all prophecies)
o Christ will one day physically reign as King in Jerusalem over the whole world
• The church
o Began on the day of Pentecost
o Is described by Paul as a “mystery that was hidden but now revealed”
o Is the Body of Christ here on this earth at this time
o Is being prepared to be “married” to Christ
o Is caught up from this earth at the rapture
• The Great Tribulation
o Will be like no other (the wrath of God poured out on ungodliness)
o God has not appointed the Bride of Christ to undergo His wrath (I Thess. 5:9)
• Our Hope
o The appearing of our Lord and Savior (Titus 2:13, I Peter 1:3-13)
o The marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 21:9,10)
o Our responsibility is to be prepared (Eph. 5:25-32)

http://www.ntchurchsource.com/literature/read/the-end-times/

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• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

Aug 11, 2016

Episode 38 Waiting on God


The world rushes madly on, pressing us to keep up with the demands of modern life. We want instant food, instant solutions, instant success, and of course with all of that, instant spirituality. We know there is no such thing, and we know that “those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.” But what does it really mean to wait on God, and why is it so important? In the New Covenant, everything is built around an expanding revelation of Jesus Christ. For Christ to be revealed to us, in us, and through us, we must learn to wait on God. No matter how much life pushes us, we must not allow this intimate place with God to be pushed aside if we are going to finish the race triumphantly. Today we want to be encouraged in this all important discipline of life.


• Waiting on God—our source of strength (Isaiah 40:31)
• Revealing Christ to us
o A miracle of God’s grace (Matt. 16:17)
o Humility an essential element (John 9:41)
o Christ is God revealed in the flesh (Col. 1:15-18)
o Christ is Lord of lords—all authority (Matt. 28:18-20)
o Christ is revealed as He abides within by the Spirit (John 14:15-26)
• Revealing Christ in us (Gal. 1:15-17)
o Christ formed in us (Gal. 4:19)
o Love and obedience is the way (John 14:15)
o Dealing with God is not simple (Heb. 12:3-11)
• Revealing Christ through us
o Our message is Christ
o As Christ is formed in us, we become the message
o We must labor according to His plan (I Cor. 3:9-15)
o The plan of God in Christ comes by way of revelation (Eph. 1:15-21)
o Preparation as a vessel that God can use takes time
• Our mind must be renewed
• The early believers gave time to waiting on God
• We are responsible to avail of God’s provision of grace in Christ Jesus

http://www.ntchurchsource.com/literature/read/waiting-on-god/


• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

Aug 4, 2016

Episode 37 New Testament Giving


Finances and the surrounding issues are a major part of our lives. How does God want us to handle the matter of giving in our day? In the Old Testament, He gave very specific commandments concerning tithing. Is this for us today? How should the work of God be supported? How should ministers be supported? How should we give to the pressing needs around us? What is the basis of our giving? How do we know when we have given enough? These and many other questions surround the area of finances and giving.


• Giving with simplicity
o Love gives and gives and gives again
o Giving is in the life of God
o The Old Testament served as a foundation but not a pattern for  the new
o Tithing is not a NT commandment
o We give out of our relationship with God
o God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9:6,7)
• Supporting those who labor in the Gospel
o Responsible to support those who labor (I Thes. 5:12,13, I Tim. 5:17-18)
o Ministers labor out of love, not for money
• The Assembly
o Self-supporting
o Has never been called to own buildings
o Is not the “store house” of the Old Testament
• Equality (2 Cor. 8:14,15)
o The abundance of one overflows to the lack of another
o Asking for money is not consistent with faith
• Believing God in all things is the underlying issue
o The one who has a need trusts in God
o The one who gives does so “as unto the Lord”

http://www.ntchurchsource.com/literature/read/new-testament-giving/

• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com

 

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