Welcome to Session 2 of Fellowship Bible Chapel's "Zechariah Seminar" with Dr Randall Smith. God uses people who recognize His voice, and then showed them the larger team he put together to do the work. Recognizing His work in the spiritual world is essential to understanding the troubles of the physical world. The Worldview of the believer is incompatible with that of the atheistic naturalist - for God's Word shares a completely different concept of the world and how it works. Dr Randall Smith shared Ten foundational Principles to understand Biblical prophecy in Session Two: "Laying Foundation Stones".
Welcome to Session 3 of Fellowship Bible Chapel's "Zechariah Seminar" with Dr. Randall Smith. God uses a "test case" to demonstrate when the mourning over the past sin should properly turn into the celebration of present blessing. God's Answer came to the men of Bethel in ten truths that would carefully lift the burden of the discipline and replace it with the rejoicing of a soul set free. Listen in to Dr. Randall Smith's Session Three: "From Weeping to Joy".
Welcome to Session 1 of Fellowship Bible Chapel's "Zechariah Seminar" with Dr. Randall Smith. God communicated through a variety of prophets in differing times. What may seem repetitive is actually God offering counsel and direction to a variety of situations. 20 Old Testament books, the prophets, can be divided into four distinct eras over 528 years; Divided Kingdom, Judah Alone, Judah's Exile, and Post Exilic. Dr. Randall Smith reviews how God communicated through these prophets in different ways during these four periods. Let's join Dr. Randall Smith in Session One: "Four Stages of Hebrew Prophetic Revelation".
"Convergence - The Sequel" could be an alternative title for this week's prophecy update. From ISIS, who is currently operating about 75 miles from Jerusalem, to fallout and demographic info on the gay marriage controversy to Israel's recent discovery of natural gas deposits off the coast that could supply them with energy for hundreds of years, John brings us up to date on the current state of the world in this week's Prophecy Update.
Pastor Steve continues his series on the Book of Hebrews.
Wow...what a week for those whose eyes are opened and whose hearts are seeking the One who is coming to make all wrong things right.
John continues the analysis of the same-sex ruling by the Supreme Court this past week, accentuating and expanding on the very clear message conveyed by Pastor Steve Mitchell in our earlier morning service. Pastor Steve's message from June 28, 2015 on gay marriage can be found here:
John will expound upon and examine the actual language of the decision and will also add some bold predictions on the coming persecution of those followers of Christ who hold to the traditional definition of marriage.
Put on your armor, fellow Christians. Your belief system is the target now. Will will not capitulate, confirm or condone that which God calls an abomination.
Pastor Steve Mitchell makes an unadulterated and positional statement in regards to the recent Supreme Court ruling approving same sex marriage and imposing it upon all states, and eventually on all those people of faith. FBC is taking a stand. Which master will you serve? Will you serve God, or man?
Pastor Steve continues his series on the Book of Hebrews, expounding on the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the model of faith they have set as an example for us to follow.
WARNING: NOT AN OBAMA-FREE SUNDAY
Those who have the discernment of the Holy Spirit understand that the race to the end is gaining speed and momentum. With recent polling indicating that support for homosexual marriage is now over 60%, the basic underpinnings of our societal structure are being cut out from under us, to the detriment of all people.
When things get to the point where "Caitlyn" Jenner is considered to be courageous for changing his physical body to cope with a mental problem, while true heroes like Lauren Hill (the young woman who lost her battle with cancer but lived her dream of playing college basketball) we have reached a tipping point in history from which there will be no recovery short of the direct intervention of our Creator.
When wrong is now called right, and then celebrated by the unwashed masses, we have reached the point where the ability to discern may be lost forever. The coming judgement of God is now likely the only thing that can bring a world full of people have collectively thumbed noses at Him, into full account for their iniquity.
Pastor Steve explores the Faith of our Biblical fathers, beginning with"Avraham Avinu" (Abraham, our father). The ancient world was full of demonic spirits and false gods, including Allah, the moon god, who still today leads billions of people to their ultimate and eternal destruction.
Unfortunately, the modern day church is replete with its own false teachers, who seemingly channel the same spirits but do so in a way to disguise and package an entirely different Jesus. From those teachers, we should all flee.
Scripture tells us that in the end times, people will lose the ability to reason. They will think they are waxing eloquently and intelligently, however their thoughts and actions will lack wisdom.
This is becoming more and more clear everyday, as we spiral toward the end of all known things and come face to face with our Creator.
"Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28
Pastor Steve continues his message on the Book of Hebrews with part 2 of his series, "Faith of our Fathers". What is it like to have the faith of Abraham, who, at the age of 99 is told by God that he would have a son? If God makes a promise, He will keep it, and in the case of Abraham, his descendants are too numerous to count solely because of his faith, and God's promise.
John makes bold statements on the decisions coming down from the SCOTUS regarding marriage and other critical issues. Evil is clearly on the rampage...could the persecution of the American Christian Church be near?
Tune in, and get ready to do your homework on 2 Thess 2:6-8, which John will address in next week's message.
…6And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;…
Pastor Steve continues his series on the book of Hebrews, focusing on 5 distinct warnings for believers contained within.
Pastor Steve continues his series of messages on the Book of Hebrews. Related passages will include:
One moored word on fellowship
Acts 2:42, 1Cor. 1:9, 10:16
Early Church Acts 4:32-37
Reasons for Leaving
Col. 4:14, 2Tim. 4:9-10
Encouraging Ro. 12:8
Day of Judgment. Heb. 9:27-28, Mt. 7:22-23, a Rev. 20:11-15
The Warning Heb 10:26-39
Five Warnings in Hebrews
1) neglect 2:1-4
2) unbelief 3:7-4:13
3) immaturity. 5:11-6:20
4) drawing back. 10:26-39
5) refusing God 12:25-29
John typically pulls no punches and true to form, this week is no exception.
From gender-identity issues, to the Pope, to the Turkish President, this week's Prophecy Update is sure to stimulate interesting conversation and comments. Is the modern day church in America, the Church of Babylon mentioned in Scripture?. Be sure to tune in and listen to John's thoughts on the State of the World as we draw closer to the soon return of Christ.
God is raising Watchmen in the End Times. They are here to observe and warn, as America and the world continues to spiral toward an ultimate confrontation with our Creator God.
From elaborate ISIS recruitment videos, to man's worldly pursuit of eternity through trans-humanistic technology, to a Draw Muhammed cartoon contest, it seems that the ability to reason has been lost. When Elton John and Rick Warren team up, and when the open call by radical Imams for Pam Geller's death bring little condemnation by the mainstream media, one of FBC's "Watchmen" brings us up to date on the state of the world with today's Prophecy Update.
Pastor Steve continues his teaching on the commands in Scripture to gather together as believers in study, in communion, and in fellowship around the the Word of God.
Pastor Steve Mitchell continues a series of messages on the command for Christians to assemble. Iron sharpens iron, and unless we gather and study the Word of God, it is difficult to grow as Christians.
We live in unprecedented times in America when standing up and professing one's belief in the Christian faith is now license to be mocked, abused, assaulted and ridiculed.
Christians are being told by Presidential candidates that we must change our belief on such things as marriage and abortion.
Christians are considered "old fashioned", "backward" , "uneducated" and a major obstacle to a world utopia, devoid of any reliance on mythical characters from ancient books.
Christians are being targeted by activists and progressive government entities demanding a "group think" mentality when it comes to the matter of marriage, gender identity and all things sexual. The pressure to compromise on our sincerely held beliefs it reaching a tipping point.
Despite being a country who allegedly prides itself on free speech, it is on a road to classifying the tenets of Christianity "hate." Followers of the cross are under assault, with the tacit approval of the current administration.
As professing believers, none of this should surprise or alarm us. What is surprising, is the speed at which the war on Christianity is accelerating in a country founded upon a Judeo-Christian belief. When all morality is relative, who will become the rulemakers?
Hang on tight, as John shares insight and info on the state of the world, and the soon return of Christ to make all things right!
The walled city of Petra. Most will recognize this strategic city, located about 200 miles SSE of Jerusalem as the place featured in an Indiana Jones movie. The "Treasury", an amazing structure carved into the steep vertical walls of the city, is a frequent destination for tourists during any visit to the Middle East. However, there is substantial evidence from Scripture that indicates that Petra will be the place where the Jewish people will flee once the Antichrist desecrates the temple by declaring himself to be God. With their eyes now open to his deception, they will flee into the mountains as the persecution rages and many fall under the blade of the Antichrist. On the American home front, the persecution and harassment of those holding Christian beliefs continues to accelerate. High ranking officials, with skeletons in their own closets, are imploring those with long held religious beliefs to "change them" in order to fit into the permissive agenda being set on the world stage. Clearly, the time of our redemption is drawing near. The world is falling apart, and now, more than ever, we need to draw more near to our Savior.
Are you a lone wolf Christian? Join Pastor Steve Mitchell as he explores the command to assemble together as Christians, even in groups of two or three. An ember, separated from the fire, quickly burns out, however, gathered together with others, a fire can quickly ignite and spread a message of Faith, Hope and Love.
Special guest, Dr. Martin Erdmann defends the doctrine of the Trinity and implores believers everywhere to stand strong in the defense of the faith.
Special guest Dr. Martin Erdmann, of the Verax Institute, shares a message on what it means to be "called by God."
Pastor Steve continues his series from the Book of Hebrews with Part 3 of his study on the attributes and sufficiency of Christ entitled "The Messiah's Superior Sacrifice."