God is a living, communicating being. The term “word” is used to describe the expression of one’s thought. In the Bible the terms translated “word” have both Hebrew and Greek roots.
One thing quickly becomes apparent to anyone who reads the gospels, the pages of Scripture that contain Jesus' words and actions: no one who heard His words failed to react. Some who listened shook their fists at Him. Others marvelled at a depth of wisdom they'd never heard before. And some believed His words, choosing to follow Him. Whatever the reaction, no one left His presence unaffected by the encounter.
Jesus easily stands as the most influential person in history. Even today, millions call Him Saviour. Why? What was it about His short time on earth that shook the world so? What did He say to grab people's hearts the way He did? Why do so many believe in Him as the Son of God?
Embark on an eye-opening journey into the life and times of this carpenter from Nazareth. Just don't expect to be unstirred after your encounter with Jesus.
Chuck Swindoll examines a prayer Jesus prayed for His disciples and everyone who would follow Him in faith. You will learn not only the meaning of Christ’s words but enter more deeply into fellowship with Him as you realize He was praying for you!
Jesus says if we build our lives on Him, when the storms of life come, we will stand. We can trust in His wisdom and power.
Join Chuck Swindoll in exploring this life-transforming prayer of intercession by Jesus Christ. Chuck helps you to enter this quiet scene and learn what was utmost on Jesus’ heart in the hours leading to His death.
Scripture reveals many facets of God’s character. We could spend eternity reflecting on His holiness, His justice, or His power. But Chuck Swindoll reflects on a more intimate aspect of God’s nature…His love.
Few of us have trouble picturing Jesus in human form. And we can easily relate to the image of God as our Father. But the Holy Spirit is often a lot more difficult to understand! Chuck Swindoll describes the role of the Holy Spirit in your life in this message.
There’s no shortage of preachers who offer a “prosperity gospel” promising health, wealth, and happiness. While those outcomes are wonderful, they’re not guaranteed! Chuck Swindoll reminds us that as followers of Christ, we will face persecution.
If you were to list the basic essentials for life, you would likely include air, water, food, and perhaps shelter. But what about friendship? Chuck Swindoll argues that companionship isn’t a perk, it’s a requirement for life.
Clipping away the dead growth on a grapevine is hard work. But any gardener can tell you, pruning is an essential step if you want the vine to flourish! Chuck Swindoll describes how God prunes His children…so we can be healthy and produce spiritual fruit!
Jesus urged His disciples, who were still shaken by His talk of death, to overcome their fear by depending on the Holy Spirit, claiming Christ’s peace, accepting God’s plan for the future, and following His pattern of obedience to the Father.