Wisdom in Relationships (Proverbs 3:27-35) [Podcast]

The most difficult thing you will ever deal with is people. Love. Revenge. Empathy. Bitterness. These are just a few of the complex spiritual dynamics that impact our lives every day. In this third message from the series “Proverbs: Gear for Life,” Dr. David Rhoades brings to light some life principles the Book of Proverbs […]

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Unlocking the Door to Wisdom (Proverbs 1:20-33) [Podcast]

When was the last time you prayed, “God, rebuke me!”? Never? You’re not alone. But would you be surprised if I told you that this was the key to unlocking the door to God’s wisdom? In this second message from the series “Proverbs: Gear for Life,” Dr. David Rhoades explores this incredible principle from God’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Remember What God Has Said (2 Peter 3:1-7) [Podcast]

Why hasn’t Jesus returned yet? Is He ever coming back? These are the questions asked by seekers and the accusations leveled by scoffers. To answer the question, we must look back to the past, not to the future. When we evaluate the promises God made in His Word, we discover that He has kept every one. […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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