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.

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.

What God Has Done (2 Peter 1:1-4) [Podcast]

The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church - Week 1

Knowing that his death was imminent and that the Christian faith would be left without the leadership it always had, Peter wrote a letter warning the church to beware of those who would lead it astray.

The final message Peter left the church was theological in nature. He needed to instruct God’s people to remember what He had done for them through Christ.

In this first sermon from the series “The Lighthouse: Warnings from Second Peter to an Endangered Church,” Dr. David Rhoades explores the salvation God has given us.

Whatever Works for You, Right? (Acts 8:4-24) [Podcast]

Simon the sorcerer wanted to use God in order to draw a crowd for himself. Peter’s rebuke of him in Acts 8 should serve as a warning to charlatans posing as trusted preachers of God’s Word who do the same today.

In this sixth and final message from the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades exposes the dangers of pragmatism in doctrine and practice.

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What’s In It for Me? (Luke 16:19-31) [Podcast]

Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God's Truth - Part 5

Wealth. Pleasure. Power. The pursuit of these self-centered and worldly goals is neither satisfying nor wise.

In this fifth message from the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades describes the decisive and final day when the question will be answered: What’s in it for me?

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What’s Wrong with Wanting a Little More? (Matthew 6:19-24) [Podcast]

Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God's Truth

Many people (unfortunately including a number of preachers) will tell you that pursuing this world’s temporary wealth is fulfilling. But the one Man who claimed to have come to give us life to the full taught otherwise.

In this fourth message from the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades encourages us to pursue eternal rewards in heaven.

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Is Mormonism Christian? (1 John 4:1-3) [Podcast]

Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God's Truth - Part 3

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (i.e., the “Mormon Church”) has nice TV commercials featuring seemingly perfect families claiming to have “another” testament of Jesus Christ. This narrative is expanded upon by the two nicely dressed young people who knock on your door.

But these young people have been deceived by the LDS Church, and if you are not careful they will deceive you. In this third message from the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades shares three vital questions that determine whether a spiritual teaching is true or false.

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Are All Religions the Same? (Acts 4:12) [Podcast]

Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God's Truth - Part 2

Are all religions the same? Do all spiritual paths lead to God? Does it matter what you believe as long as you are sincere? Does God reveal Himself in different ways to different people at different times?

In this second message from the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades gives convincing evidence that Jesus is set apart from all other religious leaders and teachers who ever lived.

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Is There Really a God? (Psalm 53:1) [Podcast]

Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God's Truth" - Part 1

Is there really a God? Is believing in God something that you just have to accept, or could He have left His evidence written in our hearts and minds?

In this first message of the series “Veiled Deceptions: Destroying False Belief with God’s Truth,” Dr. David Rhoades puts atheism on trial by asking three powerful questions.

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