The first few pages in the New Testament contain a list of complicated names. Matthew’s account sounds more like a phone directory than the genealogy of Jesus!
Everyone in Nazareth would have known Jesus’ mother, Mary, was pregnant before she and Joseph were married. While everyone knew about the scandal, no one understood Mary’s conception was miraculous and one day her baby would save the world.
Chuck Swindoll presents the storyline of Jesus’ birth in a manner you’ve likely never heard before. Although many of the specific details are familiar to us, Chuck will help us see the powerful backstory of the first Christmas that’s not as obvious or well known.
Our population has heard the Christmas story so many times that all too often the facts are entirely misconstrued. Chuck Swindoll debunks some of those common notions in a message based entirely on the biblical record.
God does not lead His children through superstition. So, believing that’s true, just how does God speak to us about His will? Chuck Swindoll demonstrates the biblical model through a message about Joseph and Mary.
John the Baptist was odd. He wore clothes made of camel hair and his diet included locusts and wild honey. So what do we make of this eccentric personality? Be sure to listen when Chuck Swindoll describes this strange preacher and his strong proclamation.
When John the Baptist appeared on the scene to introduce Jesus, he didn’t charm his audience with a message filled with rainbows and sunshine. Frankly, John was brash and insulting! Why did this biblical prophet come across so hostile and angry?
Listen in to learn how Jesus passed the test and let His example give you wisdom and strength for those times when Satan puts you to the test.
After acing Satan’s test, Jesus began His ministry heralding the exact words John heralded…“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." Join Pastor Chuck Swindoll as he explores where and how the public ministry of King Jesus began.
Near the end of His famous Sermon on the Mount, a leper approached Jesus and asked for physical healing. What can we learn from this spontaneous encounter between deity and disease? Can we apply these principles today? Chuck Swindoll answers those questions and more.