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

Proverbs: Gear for Life - Week 2

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 Word that goes against every fiber within us.

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

Proverbs: Gear for Life - Week 1

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.”

No Little People (Kindle Edition) (Crossway, 2003)

One of my favorite figures in Christian history is Francis Schaeffer. He wrote a book for people (and churches) that might feel small and unimportant.

Here’s the summary from Amazon:

Most Christians take an honest look at themselves and conclude that their limited talents, energy, and knowledge mean that they don’t amount to much. Francis A. Schaeffer says that the biblical emphasis is quite different. With God there are no little people!

This book contains sixteen sermons that explore the weakness and significance of humanity in relationship to the infinite and personal God. Each was preached by Schaeffer at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland to the community that gathered there to work, learn, and worship together. The focus of this collection is the lasting truth of the Bible, the faithfulness of God, the sufficiency of the work of Christ, and the reality of God’s Spirit in history. The sermons represent a variety of styles-some are topical, some expound Old Testament passages, and still others delve into New Testament texts. No Little People includes theological sermons and messages that focus specifically on daily life and Christian practice. Each sermon is a single unit, and all are valuable for family devotions or other group study and worship. Readers will be encouraged by the value that God places on each person made in His image.

 

How Christ’s Return Affects You (2 Peter 3:11-18) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 11

“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.

Patience and Repentance (2 Peter 3:8-10) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 10

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.

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

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 8

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

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 7

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.