December 1, 2008
Beginning this Wednesday night, December 3, at 7:00 p.m., we will be looking at the life of Christ from Luke’s gospel.
Join us and bring a friend!
November 10, 2008
When asked about the authority of the Bible, there are 5 very common objections that people raise:
* it’s too old
* there are too many translations
* it has errors
* too many authors
* it’s too exclusive
Maybe you’ve heard these, or even wondered about
them yourself. For the next two weeks at DV8, we’ll be watching a DVD from Worldview Academy, called “The Seven Habits of High Suppressive People”.
Join Bill Jack and Rusty Carter as they interview people on a college campus, and explore these 5 objections to the authority of the Bible, and also reveal in their interviews what the REAL root problem is. Don’t miss this short series at DV8, and be a real friend, and find someone to bring with you!
October 7, 2008
A MISSION TO SMUGGLE BIBLES.
A JOURNEY THAT WOULD
CHANGE THEIR LIVES.
What happens when eight ordinary teens set out on a mission to meet the underground church in Vietnam? Travel with The Voice of the Martyrs and a group of American and Australian teenagers as they journey through cities and jungles in order to witness the everyday life of the Vietnamese underground church.
Documented in four episodes, Underground Reality highlights every step of this incredible journey
that ultimately asks,
“How far are you willing to go for your faith?”
October 8th & 15th * 7:00 to 8:30
September 11, 2008
James 3:1-12 deals with our speech, and the fact that it is a clear indicator of our own spiritual health (see James 1:26). The tongue, though a small part of the body, has great power to wound and even destroy. It is like fire, which can both benefit and kill, depending on how it’s controlled.
We all have not only found ourselves in trouble because of words we have spoken, but have been on the receiving end of words that wounded us, and though they do heal over time, these wounds never completely go away. This should make us more careful about the words we speak.
Harsh words, gossip, lying, and outbursts of anger have no place in the life of a follower of Jesus. But the words are only a symptom of the condition of the heart. When we develop deep roots in God’s Word and abide with Him daily, and also remind ourselves of the gospel – that God granted us mercy instead of justice, based on the work of Christ at the cross of Calvary – the result is an overflow from our heart that will “impart grace to the hearers” (Eph. 4:29).
This video, “For Those Who Have Been Hurt by Words”, features Paul Tripp, who will be speaking at the Desiring God National Conference later this month.
August 21, 2008
When Nehemiah was told about the condition of Jerusalem’s wall, it had actually been that way for over 100 years. People had long been traveling back and forth to and from the city, so this was likely not a new revelation to him; rather, for him it had always been that way. It seems that rather than new information, God granted Nehemiah a new heart, and a new burden.
We are too often just like Nehemiah; we all have friends, relatives, co-workers, etc., who don’t know Christ, and are bound for hell. But that’s just the way they are, and we have grown used to it. We’re not burdened like we ought to be, aware of the true sense of urgency in giving them the gospel and praying that the Holy Spirit will open their eyes, grant them repentance, and bring them to Christ.
How can you gain a fresh burden to share Christ?
1. Get Real: Deal with sin in your own life.
Have you received Christ yourself? Are you fighting sin in your own life daily, seeking to live a holy life? Would the people you work with and go to school with describe you the same way as those at church? Are you real?
2. Get Serious: Be a follower of Jesus.
Are you daily seeking to grow in Christ through spiritual disciplines? Do you desire to know Him more, to spend time in His Word and in prayer? Are you seeking to be conformed to the image of Christ every day?
3. Get A Burden: Change your heart.
All believers are commanded to share the gospel of Christ; it is not an optional activity. If you do not have a burden for the lost, ask God to change your heart and create in you a desire to be used by Him to see the lost come to Christ.
At first, Joseph and Daniel both had very little influence, if any at all. But they were faithful, and God used them to do big things. If you will be faithful – Get Real, Get Serious, and Get A Burden – He will use you to bring people to Christ, and that will be a blessing to you, and bring great glory to Him.