Acquiring God’s Eternal Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7) [Podcast]

A treasure buried in your backyard. You know it’s there. It’s just waiting to be found.

You wouldn’t waste any time getting out your shovel or hiring a crew to start digging. It’s already yours, after all. You just need to find it.

Well, there may not be a treasure in your backyard, but there is something far more valuable within your reach: eternal wisdom from the Creator of the universe.

Take a journey with Dr. David Rhoades as he unearths God’s eternal wisdom in his new series called “Proverbs: Gear for Life.” Where does the journey begin? Find out in the very first message: “Acquiring God’s Eternal Wisdom.”

Acquiring God’s Eternal Wisdom (Proverbs 1:1-7) [Podcast]
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How Christ’s Return Affects You (2 Peter 3:11-18) [Podcast]

“On earth as it is in heaven.” Jesus taught us to pray that way, which also requires us to think that way.

Having a “heaven on earth” mindset is a powerful way to change your life. In this eleventh message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades connects the return of Christ to our daily experiences.

How Christ’s Return Affects You (2 Peter 3:11-18) [Podcast]
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Patience and Repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10) [Podcast]

As believers, we pray, “Come quickly, Lord.” But we should not allow our prayer to turn into impatience.

In this tenth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explores how God’s plan requires us to exhibit God’s character.

Patience and Repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10) [Podcast]
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The Impact of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:17-22) [Podcast]

If a man heard the gospel, understood it, and pretended to believe it, would you follow him? If he intentionally tried to mislead you in order to take your money, would you even listen to him? Of course not.

But this is a precise description of false teachers. And this is the reason that God has judgment reserved for them.

In this eighth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades describes the impact false teachers have on their followers in this life and at the judgment.

The Impact of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:17-22) [Podcast]
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The Character of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:10b-16) [Podcast]

Pride. Ignorance. Lust. These are the qualities that will develop in your life when you listen to the doctrines taught by false teachers.

In the seventh message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explains why bad doctrine leads to bad behavior.

The Character of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:10b-16) [Podcast]
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Why Jesus Died and Rose (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) [Podcast]

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible makes clear what each person instinctively knows in his spirit: Judgment is coming.

But the very God who will be our Judge is also our Savior. Jesus died to provide mercy—a way of escape. To receive this gift, God requires of us belief.

In this sixth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explains why the judgment of false teachers stands as an example to those who refuse to believe in Christ.

Why Jesus Died and Rose (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) [Podcast]
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The Influence of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3a) [Podcast]

Imagine you were a shepherd, looking out over the flock given into your care. You see nothing out of the ordinary—just a cloud of wool gently moving about on a pasture.

Suddenly, piercing the silence comes a sound you that makes you cringe: a lamb—under attack—screams. Rushing to its aid, you find next to it and staring back at you a wolf, covered with the hide of a large sheep.

Who would put sheepskin on a wolf? There can be only one answer: your enemy. The one who has made it his mission to destroy the flock you shepherd.

In this fifth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades issues to the church a call to remain on the alert for the wolves in sheep’s clothing.

The Influence of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3a) [Podcast]
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Living a Confident Life (2 Peter 1:12-21) [Podcast]

So many messages are out there. Which one should I allow first place in my life?

As intelligent people, we are open-minded. We test ideas and refuse to allow ourselves to be knowingly misled. At some point in our lives, we need to develop confidence in a source that has proven itself to be always reliable.

In this fourth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades challenges us to consider the merits of allowing the message of the Bible to have prominence in our minds and hearts.

Living a Confident Life (2 Peter 1:12-21) [Podcast]
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What Believers Should Do (2 Peter 1:5-9) [Podcast]

“I’ve decided to follow Jesus. Now what?”

Just as faith is the initial response of our hearts to Christ, faith becomes the foundation of our life with Him. God wants us to build other qualities into our lives as we learn to walk in the Spirit.

In this second message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explains how God wants His children to grow.

What Believers Should Do (2 Peter 1:5-9) [Podcast]
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You Are Called To Fight (1 Peter 5:8-11) [Podcast]

Fighting isn’t Christian, is it? Well, it matters what you’re fighting for.

There are some hills on which to die and some things for which to stand. In this twenty-fourth message from the series “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter,” Dr. David Rhoades shows us how God calls His children to fight.

You Are Called To Fight (1 Peter 5:8-11) [Podcast]
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