Enjoy these short lessons from various young men, presented at the 2017 Missouri 4th of July Meeting.
Young Men’s Talks 2017 4th of July Meeting MP3 Link
One of the chief goals of congregational assemblies is “that the church may receive edification” (1 Corinthians 14:5). In order for edification to be achieved, men who teach the Scriptures must be adequately prepared through diligent study. Sadly, many congregations fail in this regard, opting instead to hire-out the job God has placed upon each local church. Evangelist Brandon Stephens exhorts those who have the ability to teach to take that seriously and he reminds congregations of their obligations in this matter.
The Congregational Teacher MP3 Link
Christians are engaged in a great battle for truth in modern society. Human philosophy denies the existence of absolutes concerning truth and morals. Evangelist Brad Shockley encourages followers of Christ to stand firm in their convictions for God and His word.
The Battle for Truth and Morality MP3 Link
Many people fear demon possession and are worried about the influence of Satan and the demonic world. However, even with this concern, many people fail to see the most powerful and threatening influence the Devil has over them – false doctrine. Evangelist Brett Hickey reminds us that Satan is first and foremost a liar and has used his deceitful influence to lead many away from God.
Beware of the Doctrine of Demons MP3 Link
It’s very easy to become discouraged and weary in life, especially in light of all the hardships Christians often face, but the apostle Paul has a message for us in times of difficulty: “let us not grow weary while doing good” (Galatians 6:9). Evangelist Doug Hawkins reminds us how to be of good cheer and press on in the face of great obstacles.
Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good MP3 Link
Many great parallels can be drawn between the wilderness wanderings of Israel and the Christian journey on the earth: Israel left the bondage of Egypt while Christians leave the bondage of sin; Israel passed through the waters of the Red Sea while Christians pass through the waters of baptism, and Israel journeyed to the promised land of Canaan while Christians journey to the promised land of Heaven. Consider more on this theme from evangelist Bruce Roebuck in this exciting sermon.
The Christian’s Onward Journey MP3 Link
While heading to Jerusalem, Jesus became hungry. He spotted a fig tree, but when he approached it He realized it bore no fruit; the tree had nothing but leaves. The Master cursed the tree and it withered away, however the question to ask is: why do such a thing? What was the purpose of this peculiar miracle? Evangelist Shahe Gergian answers these questions in this sermon: “Nothing But Leaves.”
Nothing But Leaves MP3 Link