A Christian Teaching Service Founder Richard Innes: Trust, Part II

"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"1 Yesterday we talked about fears that cause us to lack trust. Today I want to share how I faced and overcame my deeply buried fear (terror) and learned to trust and love again. (To read yesterday's Daily Encounter, go to www.actsweb.org and click on Encounter Archives in the left column). Today we want to discuss how to overcome fear/s and learn how to trust.








Pentecost in Old Testament and New Testament

Pentecost (Ancient Greek: Πεντηκοστή [ἡμέρα], Pentēkostē [hēmera], "the Fiftieth [day]") is the Greek name for the Feast of Weeks, a prominent feast in the calendar of ancient Israel celebrating the giving of the Law on Sinai. This feast is still celebrated as Shavuot. Later, in the Christian liturgical year, it is also a feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the twelve Apostles of Christ.

Mother's Day John Piper's sermon: To Be a Mother Is a Call to Suffer

There are at least five things that have conspired to crystallize what I believe God wants to say to all of us this morning, but especially to mothers. First, Mother's Day every year brings up the memory of my mother's death on December 16, 1974. It was a bus collision in Israel, and a very strange thing that my father sitting next to her lived. He was exactly my age when she died.


The Bible Says Not to Judge Others... Or Does It?

This debate has two sides. On one side, Jesus did say, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). On the other side, the Bible provides clear urgency that we should not hang out with wrongdoers.

Ya'll Be Filled with the Spirit

Probably a dozen times a year I’m asked, “How can I be filled with the Spirit”? The motivations behind this question, I think, are two: First, many traditions of sanctification have emphasized the filling of the Spirit as the key that unlocks the spiritual life.

Separating the Wheat and the Tares

In Matthew 13:24-30 we read that during the night an enemy plants bad seeds and tares sprout up in the field. The owner of the field tells his servants not to pull up the tares (the weeds) because in doing so they might also pull up wheat too early.

Why Did Jesus Ride a Donkey?

Zechariah 9:9 ESV says, "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."

Skip the Cheez Whiz

Some human philosophy involves outright rejection of God and His truth. It’s not hard for Christians to spot an utterly secular worldview and know that it is not consistent with revealed truth.


Alcohol and Immorality

Is there a link between alcohol and immorality? Ephesians 5:18 says you should be filled with the Holy Spirit and not with wine. That means, you should be so full of the Spirit that there is no room for any spirit of liquor to occupy.

What the Bible Says about Joy

These are Angela Thomas’ speaking notes from the Faithlife Women Conference, presented unaltered and in their entirety.

Such As I Have

We must permit the Lord to endow us with spiritual sensitivity to the needs of suffering humanity, and to endue us with the ability to offer Christ’s solutions to the problem of human suffering..

Take of Little of Everything

I received a humorous email from a friend for the holidays, that was chock full of “Holiday Eating Tips”. The first tip was to..


The Lion, the Donkey, and Doubt

The story in 1 Kings chapter 13 is about a man of God who hears the word of the Lord. He receives a command from God and sets out to perform his task..

The Threat of Adonijah

Let me give you a very brief history of Adonijah. The name Adonijah means “my Lord is Yahweh.” He was the fourth son of David..

Sin Has Consequences

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba, God’s voice immediately boomed from heaven, “David, my son, you have sinned against me and you’re going to pay the penalty,”..

Why Naaman was Healed

When visiting his hometown of Nazareth "where he had been brought up," Jesus incurred the wrath of the people in the synagogue by stating that many persons suffered from leprosy in Israel during the ministry of the prophet Elisha, "yet not one of them was

Verify Your Spiritual Life

For six years I worked as a medical records verifier for a pharmacy corporation that distributed drugs, medication records, and health care products to long term care facilities. As we handled hundreds of patient documents..