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

Proverbs: Gear for Life - Week 3

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 teaches about relationships.

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.”

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.

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

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 9

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. There is no reason to doubt Him with regard to the return of Christ.

In this ninth message from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades shows how we can always trust God’s promises.

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.

Why Jesus Died and Rose (2 Peter 2:3b-10a) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 6

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.

The Influence of False Teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3a) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 5

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.