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.”

Live According to God’s Word (Ecclesiastes 12:8-14) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 8

The task of the preacher is to take a text written two millennia ago to people in a vastly different culture than our own and make it understandable and applicable to people’s lives today. Above all else, the preacher must help people fear God and keep His commands.

In this eighth and final message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades presents the ways of God in contrast with the ways of humanity. You be the judge how you should live.

Living with Generosity and Joy (Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:7) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 7

If you were to throw a piece of bread into some water, what would happen? It wouldn’t take long for that bread to disintegrate. So why does Scripture say to “cast your bread upon the waters and it will come back to you?”

In this seventh message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades explains the mystery of this strange saying and how it compels us to become generous, joyful people.

The Parable of the Two Sons (Matthew 21:28-32) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 5

For those who do not yet believe in Christ, God has given you this day to do so. It is not too late.

For those who do believe in Him, you must resist the temptation of agreeing with God simply out of habit. He wants your heart’s devotion, not just for you to say the right words.

These are some of the lessons that Dr. David Rhoades finds in the fifth message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity.” In this brief but powerful parable, Jesus tells the story of two sons who responded to their father in vastly different ways.

The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 4

Many people have noticed that the very first miracle Jesus performed was at a Jewish wedding feast. But did you know that when Jesus wanted to teach His followers about the kingdom of God, He told a parable about a Jewish wedding?

If we want to understand God’s kingdom and how we can invest our lives in it, we would do well to first understand Jewish weddings. In this fourth message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades provides fresh insight into how the parable of the ten virgins can change the way we view serving God.

The Untold Story of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 3

Everything that happens in life is a test. Whether you pass or fail depends on your faith.

Jesus told a story of three servants who were allowed to invest their master’s resources. Two of them passed the test, but the third failed. The reason the third one failed, however, is hidden from most of us that read the story two millennia after Jesus told it.

In this third message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades exposes the secrets of this passage to deliver its true meaning—and its application to our lives.

Time, Judgment, and Wisdom (Ecclesiastes 11:9) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 2

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). In other words, true wisdom is gained only by first having a right view about God and your relationship to Him.

But is that it—you just think rightly about God and all of a sudden you are wise? Not exactly. Wisdom from God is a gift that grows throughout your life.

As we age, eternal truths about two important topics come into greater focus: time and judgment. In this second message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades explains how our understanding of time and judgment contribute to the growth of wisdom in our lives.

How To Handle Growing Older (Ecclesiastes 3:14) [Podcast]

How To Invest In Eternity - Part 1

Growing older may not be your favorite thing about life, but there’s only one alternative. So how do you make the best of it? How can you maximize the time you have in this life?

In this first message from the series “How To Invest In Eternity,” Dr. David Rhoades tackles this difficult subject with humor, truth, and timeless advice from Solomon. Check it out below.