For most of us, life is racing right along, so we can only stop for a good reason.   

As pastors, teachers and speakers for more than 25 years, we are especially aware of how precious your time is.  Each session’s subject matter is thoroughly relevant, practical and meaningful - you’ll take it with you for the rest of your life.  

Below you will find page one of a few of our teaching topics.  For more information and/or to request a particular subject not necessarily listed here, please contact us - just ask.  (For page two, click here or at the bottom of this page.)

satan’s game
“I try to live a life that honors God; why does it feel like something is missing?”
God has determined to live in and display Himself through man.  Think of that - God in you!  However, Satan is determined to deny you this knowledge.  He fights night and day to prevent you from realizing the life that God has made available to you.  If you are not genuinely and regularly awed by the fact that Christ literally lives in you, then there is awful evidence that Satan has been about his game with you.  You must know where God is, who you are and how well off you’ve become with Him before you can truly honor Him.  From there, your very life is worship, and no one will be able to keep you quiet!  2Corinthians 4:18; John 17:15-16; Colossians 1:25-29, 3:1-2; 1Corinthians 3:16-17; Ephesians 3:10


The Demolition Derby Drama
“Why do I feel like I’m a crash test dummy?”
Most everyone I know enjoys a good drama, a well-told gripper of a story.  There is a local stage where the most violent, revealing and life-determining drama is taking place every day, and everyone’s invited to the show; the drama within.  The Spirit and the flesh are having a no-holds-barred, knock-down, drag-out fight within you, keeping you from doing what you want.  If you understand the conflict, your part in life is much easier and far more rewarding!  Galatians 5:16-25


Aliens Have Landed
“What is the proper care and feeding of the everyday foreigners in my family?” 
As Christians, isn’t it amazing that our kids are as foreign to this world as we are?  Indeed, parents are living with born-from-above aliens in their midst (1 Peter 2:11).  Yet if we fail to tell them of their foreign lineage in contrast to those of this world, we’ve set them up for confusion.  This session will assist parents and adults toward seeing and treating children with their true, God-given identity in mind.  Indeed, “aliens have landed,” and the sooner we become aware of that fact, the better we’ll live in faith about God and in faith about our kids.  John 17:16; 2Corinthians 5:16-18


Doin’ The Monster Mash
“Is there something in the water that makes me find sin irresistible?”
While we are certainly no monsters, we have a monster within: the flesh we have is a monster.  Though it is not who we are, the flesh will always produce monstrous feelings, monstrous desires, monstrous thoughts, and monstrous behavior.  What beckons to this seeming graveyard of my life, inducing the monster in me to rise from the dead and parade about making a mockery of all my good intentions?  Did Jesus provide a way to be free?  Absolutely!  Romans 7; Galatians 3 & 5


The eyes have it
“When I look at the church I don’t like what I see. Am I missing something?”
Pretend for a moment you’ve heard about a very sloppy-behaving church, with sinful behavior nearly the norm.  They look awful.  You’re asked to write a short letter to the believers of that church, which will be read during service on the following Sunday.  What would you write?  The apostle Paul’s first chapter in his first letter to the church of Corinth reveals this very scenario occurred.  
Paul saw them and thought of them not as the world sees and thinks, but as having been chosen and changed by God...and that made all the difference.  Paul’s godly eyes saw their behavior as clear evidence that they were temporarily nuts, because they had forgotten who they had become - and that was the real problem.  His approach to them put them back in their right minds, and their changed behavior became new evidence.  What our eyes see “under the surface” of everyone’s life has enormous effect upon how we approach and treat people.  Related or not, young or old, whether simple acquaintances, friends or co-workers, what we see changes everything!  2Corinthians 5:16; 1Corinthians 6:9-11


Who Is I?
“I don’t always act like a son of God or a new creation, so who am I?”
You cannot know how you work if you do not know who and what you are.  Like an airplane coughing and struggling for fuel because it’s doing a maneuver for which it’s not made, you’ll stall out.  If God has made you an entirely new creation - not an upgrade, but a new original - then what exactly are you now?  After new birth, who have you become?  The answer lies in the work of Christ and the Spirit now in us.  Every son and daughter of God receives the genetic imprint of their Father, becoming an actual child of His, with desires and attitudes in keeping with their new nature. Who you have become is fantastic!  Participating with Him is the way to live – it’s the new normal.  2Corinthians 5:17; John 1:12-13; Romans 7:15-25; 2Peter 1:3-4


The End of Pretending
“How come it seems that sometimes God and I aren’t on the same page?”
We are designed to experience the life of Christ in us, and will be frustrated when we don’t.  Perhaps we are frustrated so we can experience it.  The apostle Paul wrote of his struggle to overcome and champion life in 2 Corinthians 12. He also wrote of his discovery of the incredible grace of God, giving thanks to frustrating weakness as the avenue by which he found it.  Frustration did its work with Paul, and frustration is doing its work with us today.  We must recognize the evidence of His leading in our lives, with or without our permission. This keeps us vibrant and alive, free from pretending we don’t need Him. 2Corinthians 4:11, 12:7-10; Ephesians 3:16-21; 1Peter 4:12-13; Galatians 4:19-20



Taking Heaven With You
“If all heaven is my audience, then what are they thinking?”
Heaven is singing!  Why?  Because of what God has made of you!  Looking out over all the men and women, boys and girls – these sons and daughters of God – heaven is wild with ecstasy!  They see the glory of God in the vessels of His grace and they’re singing with abandoned glee.  They recognize Beauty-Christ in us.  This is heaven’s view of you and me and this is heaven’s response to the One who made it so!  The rest of your life will be about the growing confidence and grace you gain by accepting heaven’s view as reality and living from it.  Made in His image, sharing in His glory, once a beast, now beauty recognizing Beauty.  Incredible!  Astounding!  Revelation 5:9-13; Matthew 13:34; Titus 2:11,12; Galatians 5:1-6; Colossians 2:6-10; Ephesians 3:16-21


You Stink!
“What does death have to do with my life?”
Because of the strange and sometimes ugly things we think and do, we’re tempted to believe we are part friend-of-God, part enemy…and we’re more than a little concerned and ashamed about the latter.  Does that mean we’re part noble, part trash?  The sinful state of an unsaved individual is inherently at odds with God.  For this to change something significant must take place - we must die.  The real question is this:  as a Christian, when will my death take place?  Having been included in the crucifixion of Christ, we’ve already died and were raised with Him!  Because of this we have both the fragrance of life and death in Christ.  There is quite a smell about us!  We don’t need to wait until this life passes in order to be God’s friend.  Romans 6:3-7; 2Corinthians 2:14-16; Galatians 2:20


Cleaning Up Toxic Relationships
“I pray to be a good person in relationships, but why doesn’t that seem enough?”
The apostle Paul wrote that concern for our earthly associations divides our devotion and will be a hindrance to life, proving toxic.  Undivided devotion to Jesus allows Him to affect directly the lives of everyone around us.  Relationships are not an arena in which we’re supposed to focus on doing the right thing, but an arena for us to be with God who is the right thing. Knowing Him in the midst of our involvement keeps us focused and free in Christ and allows Jesus to work in and through us.  This is what Christ intended for all our relationships!  That’s the best of life, and we can breath deeply!  2Corinthians 7:29-35; Romans 7:6

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