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The Covert Danger of Pleasure, Victory, and Your Family Legacy

12 Mar 2022 | Dave Patty

These three final archetypes—Ashtoreth, Chemosh, and family gods—are also more common today than we realize. What is their nature, how do they impact us, and how can we discover and remove them? This is part 5 of a 5-part series on The Secret Path Out of Spiritual Dryness.

 

How to Spot an Idol in Your Life

12 Mar 2022 | Dave Patty

We all experience times of spiritual dryness, periods where resources are low, vitality is gone, and the voice of God seems distant. Our natural inclination is to long for a break, but sometimes what we really need is a breakthrough. Hidden areas of unrecognized idolatry can sap our spiritual strength like buried infection in a body. Finding and removing these idols can result in surprising release and blessing. In this Master Class, we look at the Biblical x-ray for discovering your hidden idols, as well as the practical steps to remove them.

How You Can Initiate Breakthroughs in Your Life and the Lives of Others

12 Mar 2022 | Dave Patty

Josiah accomplished the most complete cleansing of the land since the time of David. What was his approach? How can we apply his strategy to our lives and the lives of others? This is part 2 of a 5-part series on The Secret Path Out of Spiritual Dryness.

The Seductive Power of Stability and Threats

12 Mar 2022 | Dave Patty

Gods of the heavens (Sun, Moon, and Stars) and gods of destruction (Molech) are not often identified because of their unusual nature. Why did people worship these two kinds of gods, and where do we find them in our lives? This is part 4 of a 5-part series on The Secret Path Out of Spiritual Dryness.

 

The Hidden Temptation in Storms and Plenty

12 Mar 2022 | Dave Patty

Baal and Asherah are the first two of seven archetypes found in 2 Kings 23. What is their nature? How were they worshipped? What do Baals and Asherahs look like today? This is part 3 of a 5-part series on The Secret Path Out of Spiritual Dryness.

The Jesus Model: How Simple Principles from the Life of Christ Can Transform

16 May 2021 | Robert Chestnut

Since youth culture is a constantly moving target, those who work with young people are often looking for something “new.” What are the latest trends, how do we capture young people’s attention, what will make our programmes attractive and contemporary? While there is nothing wrong with being trendy, the most profound insights about youth ministry are actually very “old.” We forget that Christianity began as a youth movement.

Understanding and Evangelising Jehovah's Witnesses

19 May 2021 | R. Philip Roberts

Jehovah’s Witnesses are a particularly aggressive and widespread alternative Christian movement. This talk provides information and history on the JW movement. Additionally, it assists Christians in knowing how to best approach them to share the Gospel as well as to deal with objections raised by them.

Postmodernism: The Root of the West's Civilizational Crisis

16 May 2021 | Todd Huizinga

In the postmodern age, the West has lost its faith in the existence of objective truth. In so doing, it has discarded the only coherent ground for human dignity and respect for fundamental freedoms; that is, the idea that humanity is made in the image of God, which entails an objective truth and moral code to which all people are subject. Rather, in the West, every person now claims the right to re-create themselves in their own freely chosen image – to decide for themselves what is true.

Caring for the Most Vulnerable: The Unborn Babies and Their Mothers

17 May 2021 | Roxana Stanciu

There is a huge push for abortion at the European level – often in the name of love, dignity, freedom, and empowerment. Christians cannot turn a blind eye to this situation. How do we make a difference? What does it mean to care for the most vulnerable in a society where the right to life – a fundamental human right – is threatened? What does it mean to care for both mothers and unborn babies and to show that there is hope and there is a better story to tell? What are some best practices that we can employ?