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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Messages with tag - Idolatry

Tue, May 25, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 39 secs
Does the Bible have anything to say about leadership principles? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are abundant passages devoted to developing true, biblical leaders. Learn five major characteristics of leaders including the importance of fearing the Lord and what that signifies. Understand that developing leadership traits is a part of growing to spiritual maturity and applies to both men and women.
Tue, May 18, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 39 secs
Are you going to obey God or not when adversity comes your way? Listen to this lesson to review principles on the importance of the testing of your faith, including the illustration of Abraham and the Exodus generation. See how the Israelites in the land abandoned God and began to worship idols. Begin a study of what the Bible teaches us about the standards for leadership for both men and women.
Tue, Apr 27, 2021
Passage: Judges 2:6 & Joshua 24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 47 secs
How do you define evil? Listen to this lesson to learn that in the Old Testament evil meant abandoning the true God and worshiping idols. Find out what was so appealing to this generation of Israelites that they pursued these false gods and were trapped by their evil actions. See a list of these pagan gods that were worshiped in the ancient world. Be reminded that we have to choose daily if we are going to serve God or get involved in the evil around us.
Thu, Jan 07, 2021
Series: Angelic Rebellion (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 57 secs
Have you been blindsided by the tragedies happening around you? Listen to this lesson to hear that since we live in the devil’s world we will always face trials and disasters. Review Satan’s assaults in history beginning with the attack on Eve and how God had to destroy all but eight people on earth because of the wickedness of a demonic attack. Find out how destructive idolatry is and see that during the Church Age antisemitism is a major Satanic attack. Hear of four future assaults, three that occur in the Tribulation and one at the end of the Millennium. Knowing all this, don’t be alarmed at any fiery trial that comes your way because God is going to take care of those who believe in Him.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Passage: Acts 19:21-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
How can we know what is true? Listen to this lesson to learn that when mankind attempts to learn truth apart from God’s revelation, it ends in chaos and violence. Hear about Demetrius who urged the citizens of Ephesus to start a riot against Paul and his co-workers. When we study Ephesians we need to understand that we face similar problems of living in a hostile culture today. See that the solution now as well as then is to study the Word of God so that what we believe will have a direct impact on how we act.
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 28:3-8
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 32 secs
Can Christians become involved in the occult world? Listen to this lesson to learn about mediums and spiritists and the many synonyms for the demonic creatures. See that seeking answers from the dead carries the death penalty from God. Hear a list of the deeds of the spirit world that God forbids. Hear about two kinds of idolatry and how all of us are drawn to it to some degree. Learn that the ultimate issue is to get our answers from God’s revealed Word only.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 21 secs

Readers of this paper should understand that it builds upon more extensive, previously published material that can only be briefly cited here. Christians today, particularly in the United States, are facing a rapidly-growing, comprehensive antagonism by pagan culture as that culture ever more consistently manifests itself through the public policies of all levels of civil government from local to federal. This antagonism challenges Christian family authority in education, Christian vocational freedom in public business and health care, Christian counseling in pastoral care (both civilian and military), Christian scholarship in academia and Christian political freedom in public policy decisions. Because it is the main tool involved, this paper explores the degenerate state of current public discourse in search of an effective overall strategy of response. It concludes that Christians must first become aware of how the suppression dynamic Paul spoke of in Romans 1:18-32 has worked out today in Western civilization. It further points out that simultaneously with the truncated ability of public discourse to handle fundamental truths of reality, truth, and conduct, there is a surreptitious and gradual establishment of a state secular religion that seeks to trump God's revelation. Two strategies to counter these threats are discussed, one aimed at challenging so-called "reasonable" public discussion and the other aimed at strengthening opposition to the state's expanding religious claims.

For Christians committed to a literal, grammatical, historical hermeneutic (and thereby a dispensational perspective) the growing pagan antagonism is accompanied by criticism from covenant, post-millennial, theonomic brethren that dispensational theology is largely responsible for Christian impotency in the face of such sociopolitical antagonism. Criticism from these fellow believers charges that our view necessarily leads to defeatism, a purposeless Church age, and irresponsible passivity toward the challenges of earthly life. This paper answers those criticisms by pointing out specific features of dispensational ecclesiology and eschatology that guard the primacy of evangelism and missions while simultaneously offering detailed sociopolitical wisdom for Christian citizens. Included is an example of applying this wisdom to the reformation of Christian wedding services in those states that have delegitimized Christian marriage.

Thu, Nov 07, 2013
Passage: Romans 11:5-11
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 3 secs
"Lonely, I'm so lonely." Is this the refrain you're singing when you look around at all the people who reject God in the world today? Listen to this lesson to learn about a time when most of the Jewish people were heading down a path of self-destruction and laughing at God's messengers. At the same time there was a remnant of those who decided to prepare their hearts to follow Him. Even though they were ignorant of many of the commandments, God dealt with them graciously. Learn the difference between grace and works and listen to other examples of the Jewish remnant.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013
Passage: Acts 16:16-19
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 14 secs
Demons! Fortune tellers! Witches! Are they real or just something in scary movies, TV shows, and books? Listen to this lesson in Acts to learn how the Bible describes a very real spirit world and God's warning against the occult. Find out how worshiping anything in creation rather than the Creator opens us to demonic thoughts and influences. Discover God's assurances that He is in control and we have nothing to fear.
Tue, May 21, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:22-41
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 17 secs
My way or the highway! Is that your attitude when you disagree with someone? Listen to this lesson to learn how to be gracious to others and seek the absolute best for them even when they don't deserve it. Discover five spiritual skills you need to practice so you can love others as Christ loves you. Find out how the early church handled people problems and how even a sharp controversy between Barnabas and Paul was handled graciously.