Episodes: Church

Church

  • Cheering on the Church
    October 15, 2013 A Beautiful Mess (Mark Vroegop)

    Mark Vroegop says a lot of people have a tendency to look at the church the way an older sibling treats a younger child. Read or Listen →

  • Embracing Brokenness
    October 14, 2013 A Beautiful Mess (Mark Vroegop)

    Do you ever feel like the church is so broken that you want to give up and not go back? Mark Vroegop shows you why staying in the church is a good idea. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Peter 2:4-4:9
  • Encouraging Your Pastor
    October 9, 2003 A Pastor's Perspective, with Dr. Bill Hogan

    Have you ever wondered if we need local churches in today's world? Read or Listen →

  • God Will Use This in Some Way
    October 10, 2003 A Pastor's Perspective, with Dr. Bill Hogan

    Hear how God used a tragic loss in the life of Dr. Bill Hogan today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • The Value of the Word
    October 8, 2003 A Pastor's Perspective, with Dr. Bill Hogan

    Hear a pastor's perspective on worship--today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Biblical Roles in the Church
    January 31, 2008 A Vision for Biblical Womanhood

    If a woman has a God-given desire to teach, is there a uniquely feminine way for her to exercise that gift? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:12-14
  • A Desperate Need
    November 29, 2012 A Vision for Revival in Your Church

    Does it seem that the world keeps growing more bleak? There is also a widespread movement among God's people to cry out to Him for revival. Read or Listen →

  • What Would Revival Look Like?
    November 30, 2012 A Vision for Revival in Your Church

    What would it look like if your church experienced revival? What would it do to the programs, the outreach and the people? Read or Listen →

  • Encouragement from a Pastor’s Perspective
    October 5, 2012 Encouraging Your Pastor

    Crawford Loritts will show you how to encourage your pastor in this difficult role. Read or Listen →

  • How to Encourage Your Pastor
    October 4, 2012 Encouraging Your Pastor

    When your children aren’t getting along with each other, it can take up all of your time. Maybe your pastor feels the same way. Read or Listen →

  • Getting Along
    September 27, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    When kids argue, nothing gets done while you play referee! Hmm. Did you ever think it can be like that for a pastor. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
  • Holding Him Up
    October 7, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    Can you imagine praying for your pastor for an hour everyday? On today's <i>Revive Our Hearts</i> you’ll get to know a man who actually does. Read or Listen →

  • Honoring Spiritual Leaders
    September 26, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    Are you honoring the spiritual leaders in your church? The Bible has a lot to say on the subject. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
  • Is it Ever Okay to Leave?
    October 4, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    Church-hopping is so common today, choosing a church for life might sound strange or extreme. But Nancy shows why commitment to a church is important. Read or Listen →

  • No Comparison
    October 5, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    In a consumer-oriented society, we like to compare products and get the best value. But churches and pastors are not products! Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Corinthians 3:4-6
  • Pulled in Every Direction
    September 29, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    When you’ve got a problem—and your pastor’s setting boundaries—who’s right? How do you deal with it? Read or Listen →

  • Responding to Failure
    October 3, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    Every human being fails sometimes--including your pastor. How do you respond when he does? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 5:19
  • Right Expectations
    September 28, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    If every leader were perfect—we’d never be disappointed! So why do we bother following them in the first place? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 13:7-18
  • They Need Your Prayers
    October 6, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    How often do you pray for your pastor? Not many people do! Nancy Leigh DeMoss calls you to pray. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Thessalonians 5:25
  • Under a Microscope
    September 30, 2005 Follow the Leaders

    With children there are always good days and bad! Today you may be so impressed with their maturity. Then they blow it big time! Your pastor can be the same. Read or Listen →

  • God Uses Mature Men and Women in Your Life
    August 16, 2010 How God Overcomes Failure in Your Family (Voddie Baucham)

    Pastor Voddie Baucham presents a clear, motivating, and challenging picture of manhood and womanhood in the church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 1
  • Mature Women and Godly, Manly Elders
    August 17, 2010 How God Overcomes Failure in Your Family (Voddie Baucham)

    What should unmarried women look for in a husband? The Bible offers a list of qualities. That’s what Pastor Voddie Baucham says. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Titus 1
  • God Will Speak
    October 17, 2006 How to Listen to a Sermon

    Do you ever find yourself leaving church thinking, "I didn’t get much out of the sermon today. The pastor didn’t do a very good job." Read or Listen →

  • How To Respond to a Sermon
    October 19, 2006 How to Listen to a Sermon

    How many great sermons have you heard during your life? The more important question is: How many sermons have you put into practice? Read or Listen →

  • How to Listen to the Word of God
    October 18, 2006 How to Listen to a Sermon

    How do you know that a church service has been effective? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Nehemiah 8:1-12
  • Pastors Talk About Church
    October 20, 2006 How to Listen to a Sermon

    You may not always see it, but pastors and their wives are under constant pressure. Today on <i>Revive Our Hearts</i> find out what it’s lik Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Corinthians 13:7
  • The Listener's Role
    October 16, 2006 How to Listen to a Sermon

    Did you get much out of your pastor’s sermon last time you were in church? Maybe that question has more to do with you than with your pastor. Read or Listen →

  • Keeping God's Word at the Center
    September 18, 2014 Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 7): Indispensable Ingredients for Life

    What role should the public reading of the Bible have in a church service? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Joshua 1
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 1
    July 31, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    There are few books of the Bible that create as much heat as Revelation, generating controversy and debate. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 2
    August 1, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    Jesus is coming soon. Some of us have been hearing that all our lives—so much so that it just sounds clichéd. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 3
    August 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    Can you imagine if your church received a letter directly from Jesus? Several churches actually did. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 4
    August 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    The final book in our Bibles is called Revelation. But what exactly does it reveal? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 5
    August 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    "I love Jesus, but I’m not interested in organized religion." Nancy says you can’t love Jesus and not love the Church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • Revelation Part 1, Day 6
    August 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    The church isn’t perfect. You know that. But are you free to leave? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:4-20
  • The Unveiling
    September 8, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 1: A Vision of the Glorified Christ

    There are few books of the Bible that create as much heat as Revelation, generating controversy and debate. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3
  • Returning to Your First Love
    September 16, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Think about the time in your life when your love for Christ burned more strongly than ever. Does that describe you today? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 1
    August 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Think about the time in your life when your love for Christ burned more strongly than ever. Does that describe you today? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 2
    August 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    When Jesus addresses various churches in the first chapters of Revelation, He offers a simple message: Return to your first love. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 3
    August 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    How many items on your task list are motivated by fear, selfish ambition, or obligation? Learn to act out of love instead. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 4
    August 11, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Nancy wants you to fight—to fight laziness, unbelief, and worldliness that will keep you from loving Jesus with a full heart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Revelation Part 2, Day 5
    August 14, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 2: Your First Love Relationship (Ephesus)

    Love is one of the most popular topics in movies, songs, and books. You’d think we would be experts on the subject by now. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:1-7
  • Faith Produces Faithfulness
    August 25, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Do your neighbors know that you are ready to suffer for Christ? When they do, you are making a powerful statement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Jesus Knows Your Suffering
    August 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Does it ever feel like no one understands what you’re going through? There is one person who knows exactly what you’re feeling. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Meeting God in the Middle of Suffering
    August 23, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If you are suffering through some tough issue today, you might be ready to see God in a new way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Purposeful Suffering
    September 25, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Revelation Part 3, Day 3
    August 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Suffering has a limit. God won’t allow more than is needed for your good and His glory. If you feel like you’re at that limit, get some encouragement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Spiritually Rich
    August 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    If someone wanted to give you an incredibly huge gift, you wouldn’t ignore them. But someone does want to give you an incredibly huge gift. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • The Crown of Life
    August 28, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 3: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life (Smyrna)

    Is it possible to be a follower of Jesus and avoid suffering? Nancy says no. Find out why. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:8-11
  • Decent People with a Dying Witness
    October 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    You can be decent, hardworking, well-liked—and spiritually dead. Hear about Christ’s call to wake up. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Hope for a Dead Church
    October 5, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    If you have been faithfully serving God in a struggling church, don’t be discouraged. Nancy provides hope for you and your church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Joining a Multitude of Believers
    October 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    Do you ever feel outnumbered? That you are the only one in your church or family serving the Lord faithfully? Nancy will give you a lot of help. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Remember What You Received
    October 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    We so easily use the phrase "the Word of God" to describe the Bible. Do you realize how incredible that phrase really is? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • The Good Works of a Dead Church
    October 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 6: Wake Up! (Sardis)

    It’s possible for a church to look good on the outside, involved in a variety of activities and programs, and still be spiritually dead. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:1-6
  • Coming Back Soon
    October 13, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    In the first century Jesus said, "I am coming back soon." That was over 2,000 years ago. Has Jesus failed to deliver that promise? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Entering by the True Door
    October 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Who carries the keys to your church? The pastor or custodian? Get to know the One who truly holds the key to the church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Expecting Christ's Return
    October 16, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    When you’ve been apart from someone you love, you count the days until you can see them again. Do you feel that type of longing for the return of Christ? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • He Holds the Keys
    October 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    When someone hands you their keys, they are giving you authority and responsibility. Jesus holds some important keys. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Hope for the Powerless
    October 11, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Plenty of people are trying to gain power through political influence, money, or popularity. But do these channels truly provide power? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:11-13
  • Hope that Leads to Holiness
    October 17, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Jesus is coming soon. So what are we supposed to do while we wait for Him? Nancy describes the attitude and behavior of those who are hoping for His return. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • No Trial Lasts Forever
    October 12, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    The book of Revelation describes a great tribulation, and hours have been spent debating it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • Practical Hope
    October 19, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    Do you find yourself thinking of the Second Coming of Christ as a mysterious event far off into the future? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-7:13
  • Strength for the Weak
    October 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 7: Encouragement to Persevere (Philadelphia)

    If you feel weak and powerless, God wants to display His strength through you, not just now but forever. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:7-13
  • A Promise Has Been Made to You
    November 13, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    People will fill your ears with empty promises, but God has the power to carry out everything He says He will do. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:17-22
  • Are You Living Like an Overcomer?
    November 14, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is the greatest overcomer who ever walked the earth. But the victory He won looked backward in the world’s eyes. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Firstborn from the Dead
    November 1, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is referred to as the firstborn. Does that mean there was a time before Jesus existed? It’s an important question. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Firstborn from the Dead
    November 30, 2009 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus is referred to as the firstborn. Does that mean there was a time before Jesus existed? It’s an important question. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • How to Maintain a Fervent Heart
    November 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus told a lukewarm church that He wanted to spit them out of His mouth. That’s a very serious pronouncement. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Is It Loving to Call Someone to Repentance?
    November 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Repentance sounds like a negative word to today’s ears. Nancy says there actually is great joy and hope in repentance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Neither Hot Nor Cold
    November 2, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    The Bible tells us that certain behaviors make Jesus so upset that He wants to spit. It sounds surprising, but it's true. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • No White Garments
    November 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Jesus had a special message to church members who were blind, naked, and poor. He told them to buy some items from Him. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • The Call to a Bankrupt Church
    November 3, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Over the last year we’ve witnessed the crumble of many institutions. They looked strong, but suddenly were threatened with bankruptcy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • What It Means to Truly Conquer
    November 10, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    Is there some habit or temptation you’d like to conquer? Look to the example of the ultimate conqueror, Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • Why You Could Sit on Christ's Throne
    November 9, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 8: The Cure for a Lukewarm Faith (Laodicea)

    The Bible says we will reign with Christ. What does that mean? Hear about the amazing invitation you have to sit with Jesus on His throne. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 3:14-22
  • A Gentle Dogmatism
    November 16, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    Walk through any Christian bookstore and you will find critiques of the church’s activity and theology. How do we discern the real church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • A Mystery Guest at Your Church
    November 15, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    It seems like everyone has an opinion about problems in the church. Nancy says only one opinion truly matters. What does Jesus think? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • How to Keep from Growing Weary
    November 17, 2017 Letters to the Churches in Revelation, Part 9: What This Church Needs (Wrap Up)

    The church is facing challenges from the outside and problems from the inside. Do you ever feel like giving up? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 1:1-3:22
  • Belief and Behavior
    September 6, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When sin is allowed to flourish in the church, two groups of people need to repent: those committing the sin and those tolerating it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • God Knows Where You Live
    September 4, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    Obedience to God is not like paying federal income taxes. There are no exemptions and no deductions. God gives you the grace to obey. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • Keeping Your Covenant
    September 5, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    Imagine the devastation of a wife whose husband has been unfaithful. That’s the type of grief we should all feel when we are unfaithful to God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Love of a Jealous God
    September 7, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When the Bible describes God as being "jealous," do you find that confusing? Nancy explains how a loving and holy God can be jealous. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Love of a Jealous God
    October 15, 2009 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    When the Bible describes God as being "jealous," do you find that confusing? Nancy explains how a loving and holy God can be jealous. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • The Reward for Faithfulness
    September 8, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 4: Compromising Truth (Pergamum)

    If you remain faithful to biblical truth, the book of Revelation promises some rewards. They are hidden manna and a white stone. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:12-17
  • Always a Remnant
    September 25, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Do you ever feel alone making biblical decisions while most people around you go with the flow of culture? Gain encouragement today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Culture, Career, and Compromise
    September 20, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Say your child wants to see a particular movie and tells you it’s okay since all the kids at church have seen it. Can you trust that? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Hope in the Coming King
    September 26, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Jesus refers to Himself as the morning star. It’s a star that appears when the night is almost over. What does this mean for you? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • No New Heresies
    September 19, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    What’s more important in a church--truth or love? Nancy says most churches emphasize one or the other, but we need to balance both. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Raising Discerning Children
    September 21, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    How do children learn discernment? Do they need to experience the latest books, movies, and music in order to judge them? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • The Judgment of a Just God
    September 22, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    When God acts as judge, He is never unjust. His judgment follows mercy that has been refused. Gain a clear understanding of God’s justice. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • The Only True Son of God
    September 18, 2017 Letters to the Churches of Revelation, Part 5: The Sin of Tolerance (Thyatira)

    Jesus is a model of meekness and humility, but that’s only half the picture. Nancy will introduce you to a powerful Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Revelation 2:18-29
  • Generosity in the Desert
    September 27, 2018 Mirror, Mirror

    When you’ve been the recipient of God’s amazing kindness, it’s natural to want to give back. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Exodus 38:8
  • What Relevance Really Means
    June 30, 2015 Opening Your Life to Serve Others (Eric Mason)

    Pastor Eric Mason has a very different definition of “relevant as he watches the church become more “relevant” in some tough neighborhoods. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Leviticus 19:8-18
  • God's Deep Mercy
    May 2, 2012 Remember Miriam

    Nancy says a mom can lead her children and keep her cool. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Numbers 12
  • Holiness in the Church
    October 16, 2007 Seeking Him (week 6)—Holiness: A Heart Like His

    The new buzzword in churches is "relevant." It seems like everybody wants their music and presentation to be relevant to an unchurched audience. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Nehemiah 10:31-32
  • The Family of God
    June 9, 2003 Seven Secrets for Singles

    Nancy talks about the importance of being part of a church, the importance of functioning and serving in a community of faith--especially for singles. Read or Listen →

  • Women in the Church
    June 6, 2006 The Attractive Christian Woman

    Women in the church can be either a great blessing, or they can do incredibly great damage. They can make the gospel believable, or they can Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Timothy 2:8-10
  • Psalm 126, Day 2
    May 24, 2016 The Cry of the Captives (Psalm 126)

    Almost everyone has good intentions. We all want to change the world for good. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Psalms 126:1-6
  • Feminism and Roles
    September 16, 2005 The Feminist Mistake, with Mary Kassian

    It’s a question many have asked, but few have answered! Can a woman serve as a pastor? Read or Listen →

  • Women in the Church
    June 4, 2008 The Makings of a True Woman

    The apostle Paul wrote that in Christ there is no longer male or female. Does that mean there aren’t any distinctives between men and women? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Galatians 3:28
  • Older Women Teaching Younger Women
    May 28, 2015 The Power of Relationships

    Have you ever thought, "I don’t know how to be a wife! I don’t know how to be a mom!" So many women have never been taught what a godly woman looks like. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ecclesiastes 4:1-12
  • Holiness: Boring or Beautiful?
    July 20, 2015 The Splendor of Holiness

    What comes to mind when you hear the word “holiness"? Does it seem boring or beautiful? Nancy will show you the splendor of holiness. Read or Listen →

  • Set Apart
    July 21, 2015 The Splendor of Holiness

    If people knew the real you—knew what you do in secret—what would they think? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 6:16-17
  • Does the Bible Belittle Women?
    April 12, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Affirmations, Part 1

    Some people have used the Bible to justify behavior that is demeaning to women. Others say the Bible belittles women. Is this true? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 1:26-28
  • Everyone Submits to Someone
    April 16, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Affirmations, Part 1

    Everyone is required to practice submission. Women are called to submit, and men are called to submit. Dr. Bruce Ware explains why. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Galatians 3:28
  • Men and Women in the Church
    April 17, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Affirmations, Part 1

    The church is filled with energetic, talented women who are eager to proclaim the gospel. Is it biblically permissible for these women to be leaders? Read or Listen →

  • Practical Questions on Submission
    April 18, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Affirmations, Part 1

    New Testament instructions regarding women in the church need to be correctly interpreted. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Corinthians 11:5-10
  • A Body, a Building, a Family, and a Bride
    July 6, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 2

    The church has fallen on hard times in the evangelical world. It’s easy to find people who love Jesus but are fed up with their local church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 1:22-23
  • We Are One in Christ
    August 22, 2019 We Are One in Christ with Dr. Venessa Ellen

    We find racism on our streets and in our pews, because we still find pride in our hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Preparing the Church
    January 12, 2005 When Revival Comes

    Do we, as the Church, need revival? Nancy gives us a list of ways to tell when God's Church needs an awakening. Read or Listen →

  • An Organism
    August 2, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Our culture divides people based on age, income, social status, and race. But Nancy Leigh DeMoss shows how all those barriers get erased when the church works. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 5:25
  • How to Choose a Church
    August 8, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    What questions should you ask when looking for a new church? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Acts 2:41-47
  • How to Form Community
    August 10, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    It's sad to think of valuable gifts being left unopened. God gives us spiritual gifts so we'll use them. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Romans 12:6-7
  • How to Get Involved
    August 9, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    What's church like for you on Sunday mornings? Do you arrive late, let your mind drift during the sermon, and rush home after the amen? Read or Listen →

  • Is it OK to Leave?
    August 11, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Leaving a church can be hard. How do you know when it's time to make a change or whether it's even okay to do so? Read or Listen →

  • No Plan B
    August 3, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Jesus entrusted the church with the responsibility of continuing His work on earth. Do you think He set up a back-up plan? Read or Listen →

  • One Another
    August 5, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Rugged individualism is a trait Americans tend to admire, but is it biblical? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • The Family, the Building, and the Bride
    August 1, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    The apostle Paul has told us that marriage is a mystery representing Christ and the church. Read or Listen →

  • What is a Church?
    July 29, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Who needs the church? Does being committed to a local body really matter? Today Nancy offers some answers to those questions. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 3:9-11
  • Who Needs the Church?
    August 12, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    The problems of this world are so big, and our contributions are so small. Do you ever feel discouraged? Read or Listen →

  • You Need the Church
    August 4, 2005 Who Needs the Church?

    Maybe you've heard people say they believe in God but don't feel the need to go to church. Well, Nancy Leigh DeMoss emphasizes the importance of the church. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 1 Corinthians 12:12-21