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  1. Is There a Racist Bone in Your Body? ( Stream | Download )
    No one admits to being racist. Yet it may surprise you how many people actually are. And how about you? Is there a racist bone in your body? And, if so, what should you do about it?

  2. Should a Christian Make a Cake for a Gay Wedding? ( Stream | Download )
    What does God think of homosexuality? What does He think of gay people? What should be a Christian’s attitude toward gay people? And should a Christian bake a cake for a gay wedding?

  3. The Truth About Hell - Eternal Judgment #3 ( Stream | Download )
    Although the Bible clearly teaches the reality of eternal punishment for the lost, many do not want to believe it. In this teaching we look at one of the major errors taught about hell – the teaching of annihilation. This teaching says that the lost as well as the devil will be “annihilated” or totally extinguished – a total cessation of being, a complete ending of existence. Is this true? What does the Bible say?

  4. The Coming Judgment - Eternal Judgment #2 ( Stream | Download )
    Sin is not just a passive weakness or simple imperfection in man. Sin is, in a sense, actively and violently opposed to God Himself – to His own nature and being. Therefore, all sin must be punished by God; His holiness requires it. Thank God for His gracious provision of salvation through Jesus’ death!

  5. Is Hell Real? - Eternal Judgment #1 ( Stream | Download )
    We live in a time of great compromise in the church. Many leaders, teachers and believers are abandoning biblical truths and embracing more comfortable ideas.Many believers have abandoned the doctrine of eternal punishment, wondering how a God of infinite love can send people to an eternal Hell.But … what does the Bible say? Is Hell real?

  6. A tribute To Our Father and To All Our Fathers - Patty Katzer - 06-19-2019 ( Stream | Download )
    God, when we know who You are, when we know the depth of our belonging, that sets us free.  So, Father, Speak to us.  Reveal yourself by your Holy Spirit.  Reveal your glory, your generosity, your beauty, your great love, in a deeper way today so that we can all be amazed at how great you are as our Father.  You are the Father that is the pattern for all fathers in our lives.  We thank you for that in the name of Jesus.

  7. Let This Mind Be In You - Vic Hildebrand - 06-09-2019 ( Stream | Download )
    Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus      Phil 2:1-5

  8. Hallelujah - Andy Collins ( Stream | Download )
    "It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High." " Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise, be thankful to Him and bless His name."  Gratitude not only is the greatest of virtues but, it is the parent of them all!  Thanksgiving not only is a choice but, it is the unsung hero.  It is the little David in the field that accomplishes the greatest feat that no one thought he could.

  9. Doing Well in the Fire

    SL 143 - Part 1 - Doing Well When Everything Is Against You: ( Stream | Download )
    Every believer goes through sufferings of many kinds. These suffering are for a purpose: to transform our lives and to bring God glory. But this transformation is not automatic. It’s how we respond that counts. It is our response to adversity that determines whether it will help us or hurt us. Sadly, probably more often than not, sufferings destroy people because of their bad responses.   But, by God’s grace, we can learn to do well in the midst of the fire. To “do well” means to respond well to suffering and actually to grow through the suffering – to find God in a deeper way and to be more conformed to the image of Christ. It’s good to endure the fire; it’s even better to endure the fire well!

    SL 143 - Part 2 - Faith: ( Stream | Download )
    The Bible teaches us that we will all go through sufferings of many kinds in this life. God allows this to prepare us for eternity. But we must respond well to the suffering. Our response determines whether the suffering helps us or destroys us.   There are four critical components of a good response to suffering. The first one is faith. The lie says, “This bad thing will never change and will only get worse.” This is unbelief and fear which, left unchecked, will destroy us. In contrast, the truth says, “God can do all things. There is nothing too hard for Him!” This is faith.   …God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Heb. 13:5-6)

    SL 143 - 3 Identify in Christ: ( Stream | Download )
    There are four critical components of a good response to suffering. The second component of enduring well is to know our identity in Christ. The lie says, "I have failed. I am a failure." The Truth is: "I have failed. But I am in Christ and, by His grace, I will overcome!" "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)

    SL 143 - Part 4 - Responsibility: ( Stream | Download )
    This teaching looks at the third critical component of a good response to suffering: Responsibility. The lie says, "I can't do anything about this." But the truth says, "I may not be able to change everything, but here's what I can do about this!" You're not powerless. You are mighty in Christ! The great man or woman of God is the one who just keeps getting back up.

    SL 143 - Part 5 - Eternal Perspective: ( Stream | Download )
    This teaching looks at the fourth critical component of a good response to suffering one: Eternal Perspective. The lie says, "What just happened is huge. It is the end of the world. Things are hopeless!" But the truth says, "What just happened is bad but, in reality, it's only a small thing. It's not the end of the world. And, from the perspective of eternity, it's nothing!" Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor. 4:16-17)

  10. SL 142 - The Preeminence of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 1:13-20) ( Stream | Download )
    This teaching looks deeply at Colossians 1:13-20, which is probably the greatest passage in the whole Bible about the Person and Preeminence of the Lord Jesus. As we go through the passage, we’ll look at Jesus, loving Him, surrendering to Him.

  11. SL 141 - What Does It Mean to Abide in Christ? ( Stream | Download )
    In John 15:1-11, Jesus shows us the central importance and the incredible power of “abiding in Christ.” It’s truly amazing. But what does it actually mean to “abide in Christ” and, practically, how do we do it?

  12. SL 140 - Its a Test! ( Stream | Download )
    Before God brings us into a new place of power, opportunity, effectiveness and fruitfulness, He often tests us. He did that with Peter, with Job and with many others in the Bible. He did that with His own Son, the Lord Jesus! And He certainly does that with us. It’s helpful for us to know that we’re in a test so that we respond well. And the good news is that through the testing, God is preparing us for the next season in Him.

  13. Whatever Happens - Bill Frisbie - 2019-01-27 ( Stream | Download )
    Whatever happens, may God give us the grace,  may God give us everything we need to choose to respond, to choose to think, to choose the right attitude, to choose the correct action that brings glory to His name, and reflects the great price He paid for us to become his children.  And he will!

  14. SL 139 - Our Brokenness is His Opportunity ( Stream | Download )
    In our culture, we value things like: confidence, success, wealth, strength, winning. But are these the things that God values? God’s ways are not our ways. In ourselves we strive for strength and power, when God desires brokenness. This teaching looks at the nature and power of brokenness.

  15. SL 138 - The Constant Faithfulness of God - 01-06-2019 ( Stream | Download )
    This teaching looks deeply at the ways of God and His incredible faithfulness to us. God is so faithful to us. He’s always so faithful to us – especially when things seem tough!   All of us will experience deep struggles at some point in our lives when things aren’t going well – perhaps, at times, they go really badly. We wonder where God is and why He allows it.   How should we understand these struggles in view of His faithfulness? And how should we respond in these times?

  16. Present Tense, Ongoing Action - Eric Richardson - 12-09-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    The flavor that I'm wanting to communicate is that as we individually, and one on one, with the Holy Spirit living inside of us, take our Bibles and press into and read them, we WILL have deep revelation from the Lord.

  17. God Delights In His People - Patty Katzer - 12-02-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    What can we learn about the emotions of God?  What gives delight to God?  What gives God grief?  How does God feel?  How do things that happen in the world affect how God feels?  How do the things I do affect how God feels?

  18. Who, me? A witness about what? ( Stream | Download )
    Trusting God in the hardest of times requires the balance between understanding the goodness of God, His answer to prayer, and His ever present power to do whatever, against the stories of Joseph and Daniel.  These two very young men were taken away from their homeland and everything that they knew and placed in the most hostile of conditions.  And there they flourished under God in ways we could never have dreamed of.  But, there were days, weeks, months, and years, when it didn't look like it.  I've come to the persuasion that the finest thing in walking with God, is trusting Him, just trusting Him!

  19. SW 23-2 - Your True Enemy - Part 2 - What Satan Is - 11-11-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    In this teaching we expose the nature of our enemy. Satan is your enemy. He is proud, he’s a tempter, a deceiver, a murderer, a liar, and an accuser. Don’t align yourself with him! Resist him! And the good news: Satan is soon to be crushed under your feet!

  20. The Place Of Complete Dependence - Abby Strukel - 10-28-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share what God has laid on my heart.  We will take a look at what it means to be dependent on God or independent of God!

  21. SW 23-1 - Your True Enemy - Part 1 - What Satan Is Not 10-21-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    God tells us to resist the devil and to draw near to God. We must continually do both!   But in order to resist the devil we must first recognize his work. If we don’t recognize his work, we won’t resist him and we will pay a high price.   Satan is the enemy of your life – your true enemy. Let’s expose him and resist him!

  22. SL 137 - What Should We Do In Impossible Situations - 10-07-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Have you ever noticed that life seems to be full of impossible situations? I’m sure you have. God intentionally allows this to happen to us. And He has a great purpose in doing so.   In 1 Samuel 8, Samuel appointed his sons as the next rulers over Israel. But his sons were ungodly. What should the people have done? What did the people do? And what were the results?   In Genesis 15-16, God promised Abraham and Sarah a son. But Sarah was not able to have a child. What should they have done? What did they do? And what were the results?   In Matthew 4, Jesus was hungry after 40 days of fasting and the devil came to Him tempting Him to turn the stones into bread. What could Jesus have done? What did He do? And what were the results?   What should we do in impossible situations?

  23. SL 136 - Returning to Your First Love - 09-30-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    According to Revelation 2:1-6, the Ephesian church – once a very deep and mature church – had left her first love! How does this happen and how can we prevent this? And if it has already happened in our lives, how can we return to our first love?

  24. 10 Things Every Jewish Boy Ought To Know - Vic Hildebrand - 09-23-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    We take a quick look at Daniel and how he had the confidence to go through the lion's den, the difficulties and trials of working with dictator kings, and people who hated him.  We also look at what we should do to prepare the next generation for the struggles they will have

  25. Trusting God's Sovereignty - Delphine Fanfon - 09-09-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Do we need to shift the point of our concentration from the circumstances that are causing us so much pain, to God, Himself?

  26. L5 - Three Generations Working Together - 09-02-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    In 1 John 2:12-14, God speaks of three distinct generations in the church. This teaching looks at the responsibilities and needs of each of them. In a healthy church, all three generations will work together well, providing a clear path of generational succession

  27. Led By The Holy Spirit - Josh Ercoli - 08-16-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Sometimes there is doubt and discouragement because of what we are going through. Sometimes we think we need to "dress up" so that God will notice us, when what we really need to do is to clothe ourselves with Jesus.  God wants to restore confidence in our hearts.  We need to be in relationship with Jesus.

  28. I Want To See The Kingdom Of God - Andy Collins - 08-19-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    The disciples asked Jesus, "What shall we do that we may do the works of God?"  And Jesus replied,  " believe."  Why am I following Jesus?  Is it for what's in it for me, or for what's in it for Him?  Is it really for love, or is it for what I get.  Are we on an assignment or are we on an agenda?

  29. SL 135 - Don't Give Up - Part 3 - 08-12-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    A thorough exposition of 1 Peter 4:12-19. “Do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”

  30. SL 134 - Don't Give Up - Part 2 - 08-05-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    A thorough exposition of 1 Peter 1:3-9. In His love, God gives us incredible encouragement about our eternal future along with the privilege of following Him through the midst of refining fires now. It’s only the faith that does not run from the fire that will receive the glory.

  31. SL 133 - Don't Give Up - Part 1 - 07-29-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    A thorough exposition of 1 Peter 5:6-11. Peter was writing to encourage suffering saints. These words are very powerful and a great encouragement. A successful faith in time of trial does not succeed in removing the trial necessarily, but in bringing the believer through the trial, perfected and refined by it. This teaching is a must listen for those going through suffering!

  32. SL 132 - The ONE Question We Must Continually Ask - 07-22-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    God’s purpose in everything in your life is that you will know Him. Therefore, in everything, we should always ask this question: “Through this, how can I know God more deeply?” This is the ONE question.

  33. God Is So Much More - Andy Collins - 07-08-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    God is so much more, so much greater!  Sit at the feet of Jesus and say, "God, what did You create me for?"

  34. SL 131 - Solving The Mystery Of Unanswered Prayer - 06-24-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    This teaching continues to solve the mystery of unanswered prayer. This mystery can be solved by studying John 14 – 17 and the book of 1 John. Those who walk in union with Christ will have all their prayers answered.

  35. D 6 - The Basics of Water Baptism - 06-17-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    A brief teaching on the New Testament nature, meaning and method of water baptism.

  36. SL 130 - When God Does Answer All Your Prayers - 06-10-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Jesus gave us some incredible promises in John 14:13-14, 15:7, 15:16 and 16:24 that God will answer all our prayers. But how should we understand these promises? So much teaching on prayer revolves around how to pray so that our prayers are effective, and we end up with a list of techniques on how to pray so we can get things from God. Was that Jesus’ intention?  (NOTE: At 231/2 minutes into this teaching, we have placed 3 seconds of silence to note the absence of about 6 minutes that are missing from the recording.)

  37. SL 129 - Why God Doesn't Answer Your Prayers - 06-03-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    There are many promises in the Bible that God will answer your prayers. However, there are quite likely times in your life experience when it didn’t seem like it! Why didn’t He answer? Here are four Biblical reasons.

  38. The Kingdom; Aliens and Ambassadors - Eric Richardson - 05-20-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    "Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires which wage war against your soul.  We are therefore God's ambassadors as though God were making His appeal through us."  1Pet 2:11, 2Cor 5:20

  39. Updates and Announcements - Eric Richardson - 04-22-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Updates and announcements for the Living Faith family

  40. CL 74 - What Is the Church and How Does the Church Meet? Part 2 04-15-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    What should happen when the church meets? What are the practical implications of this? How can we, as a church today, meet the same way that the New Testament church did? Revolutionary stuff!

  41. CL 73 - What Is the Church and How Does the Church Meet? Part 1 04-08-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    The first in a two-part study on what a "church" is, what "church life" is, and how the church meets. Our source for understanding church life is not the latest trends but the eternal Word of God! In particular, Acts 2:42-47 and Ephesians 4:15-16 give clear and powerful direction. Revolutionary stuff!

  42. SL128 - The Cross and the Resurrection - for Jesus and for You - 2018-04-01 ( Stream | Download )
    A verse-by-verse study of Psalm 22. Even though it looks like God has abandoned you, He has not. He is with you and will carry you through to the end. Don't give up!

  43. To Be Known - Eric Richardson - 03/11/2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

  44. Gaining Strength Through Prayer - Patty Katzer - 03-04-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    How do we connect with God to get the strength we need?  We awaken our hunger for God through prayer.  When our hunger for God increases, we will be stronger in prayer.

  45. SL127 -The Prayer Of A Righteous Person Is Powerful And Effective 2-25-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Powerful and effective prayer is not a ritual and it is more than positive desire. Jesus continually went to His Father - all the time pulling back and praying. This was not just because He enjoyed prayer - it was because He needed to pray. How much more do we! The measure of what's happening spiritually in our lives now is closely connected to the depth of prayer in our lives. If we will be a praying people, we will see our cities and nations impacted!

  46. SL126 What To Do in Times of Suffering, Pressure and Opportunity 2-18-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    How did Jesus respond to suffering, pressure and opportunity? His response was always the same. Always! We should respond the same way.

  47. What is the Definition of Faith - Abbie Strukel - 02-04-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    The Bible is filled with stories of the faithfulness of God.  The stories of Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, Naaman, and Elijah are just a few of those stories.  God is always faithful!

  48. Wrestling With God - Angelo Morales - 01-28-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    What is the one thing that brings us back to Christ?  Many times it is an experience that we would not choose to have because of the pain and difficulties that come with the experience.

  49. Worry - Eric Richardson - 01-21-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Worry, what is it good for?  Absolutely nothin'!   A worry free strategy is to:   1. Read the psalms   2. Go to Jesus   3. Pray   4. Go to prayer group meetings 

  50. L4 - Our Deep Connection with the Generations - 01-14-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    Jesus did not see His own life and ministry in a vacuum. He understood where His own ministry fit within the context of the previous leaders God had sent, and He recognized and honored those who had gone before Him. Jesus respected the past, honored the past and built on the past. And then, in everything He did, He prepared for the future. Next generation: honor the past. Honor your spiritual mothers and fathers. Build on what they have done. Don't disregard it. If you honor the past, you unlock the future!

  51. CL 72 - The Healthy Church Lifestyle - 01-07-2018 ( Stream | Download )
    A healthy church is one in which every member is functioning properly. In such a church, what are the roles of the staff? And in what ways should every member function? And, practically, what can this look like in everyone's daily life?

  52. SL 125 - Faith for Opportunity - 12-31-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    Real faith trusts God in the midst of the contradictions of this life. And real faith not only endures the contradictions - it thrives in the midst of the struggles and pursues the opportunities of God! Together, let's honestly reflect on the pain and struggles of the past. But we won't be overwhelmed by them. Together we will push into the opportunities that God has prepared for us in the future!

  53. Can You Recognize Jesus? - Eric Richardson - 12-24-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    In this time of year when the hustle and bustle of the season can be overwhelming and downright distracting how are you focusing on the true meaning of Christmas?  Do you have Jesus at the center?  Can you even recognize Jesus for who He truly is and what He is offering?  He won't be physically coming down to a manger on the other side of the world this December 25th, so how are people going to recognize Him?  (Please note that there is poor quality audio with the children's video.)

  54. SL 124 - Faith for Contradictions - 12-17-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    God loves us with an everlasting love and He has promised to care for us. He is infinitely powerful so He's certainly able to do that. And yet we suffer in this life. This is such a contradiction! How do we understand it? We need real faith.

  55. L3 - How God Views the Generations - 12-03-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    We are so different from God. God is self-existent - we're totally dependent. God is infinite - we're small and weak. God is eternal - we're here for a moment. And His perspective about the generations is different from ours. God has been working with man from the beginning and everything now is connected to everything that has gone before us. Moreover, everything now is preparation for what is coming after us. God's work is not just about you here in this moment. It's about those who have gone before you - your spiritual mothers and fathers, back for generations - who prayed and labored and wept. And everything we do now is not just for us and our generation. Everything now is preparation for the generations to come. This is how we need to think!

  56. CL 71 - Speaking From The Heart - 11-19-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    Around the world there is so much pain between the generations; there is disappointment, hurt, and brokenness.  But today we heard such wonderful affirmation.  There was the recognition of disappointment and hurt, but also a deep recognitioin of the good and a sincere gratitude for the good.  In spite of the struggles, there was still a deep thankfulness from one generation to the other.  That's so healthy!

  57. CL 70 - The Living Church - 11-12-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    We are invited together into the eternal experience of God's presence, His fellowship, His self-giving love. We're invited to look at Him, to know Him. And this happens together. Together, as His people, we experience His fullness. And out of His life in us, we express His love. This is the meaning of our relationships together in the church. This is the source and the nature of our unity together. It's Him - His life, His presence, His love.

  58. CL 69 - What Is A Multicultural Church? - 11-05-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    What's a "multicultural church" and is it a Biblical idea? In reality, the churches in the New Testament were all multicultural. Moreover, God's vision for His redeemed people has always been that they would be one, united in Him, serving and preferring one another. This should be the vision of every church!

  59. The Multi Cultural Church - Alex Anderson - 10-15-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    We need to start with the end in mind.  Rev 7:9 tells us that John, "saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before The Lamb."  Heaven is a place where every culture, every language, and every people group, will be represented.  His church is to be a replica of what Heaven will be like.  Yes, we still have our preferences but our preferences should never become prejudices.  If my preference turns into prejudice, then something is very wrong.  Our fears and prejudices will prevent us from doing what God wants us to do.

  60. CL 68 - Some Practical Paths For God's Church - 10-08-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    Through the centrality of Jesus Christ, everyone grows in God and we become a people of His presence.  One life, one truth, one family, one vision.  "Let all things be done for building up".

  61. CL 67 - God's Vision For His Church - 10-01-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    God's vision is for His church to be a healthy church through the indwelling life and presence of Christ in every member.  Through the indwelling life of Christ, every member grows, builds others, reaches out, and serves others.  

  62. SL 123 - Where are The Nine? - 11-26-2017 ( Stream | Download )
    "Ingratitude is worse than revenge.  Revenge is doing bad for bad.  Ingratitude is doing bad for good."  If you want to destroy any relationship, then focus on what's wrong.  Correct, criticize, point out the flaws.  If you want to build any relationship, then focus on what's right.  Affirm, encourage, support, be grateful, share thankfulness.

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