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by Rick Shabi

The world we live in is rapidly changing. Domestic and international political upheavals lead us to wonder where all this will end. Bible prophecy shows a very different world order in the end time than the world we know today.

by Rick Shabi

Many people and religions have different ideas about what “grace” means and whether it “requires” anything from the recipient. In this sermon, we will see what the Greek “charis” meant to people in early New Testament times, what grace really encompassed, and how they knew they must respond.

by Rick Shabi

The history of mankind has been marked with conflict, on national as well as personal levels. Divorces and other separations of families occur because of unresolved conflict. God’s will is for us to be at peace with one another and to resolve our differences. But how can we do that?

by Rick Shabi

The Bible and secular history reveal the history of man’s government and religion, stemming from rejection of God’s ways. What are the “marks” of that governmental and religious system? Surprisingly, they are evident in every phase of man’s history.

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We are constantly bombarded with ads that tell us what we need to have. We live in a nation where we are constantly encouraged to spend. Do we need all the new inventions and things we see around us? How can we be content with “what we have” and not fall prey to covetousness?

by Rick Shabi

We should all know that in order to be happy with life, we must have the attitude of gratitude. But is just having the attitude of gratitude enough to please God, in recognition of all He has done for us?

by Rick Shabi

When God blessed Abraham in Gen 12, He also said to him, You shall be a blessing.” Are we a blessing—and are we increasingly becoming a blessing—to all those in our lives?

by Rick Shabi

Many people are called, but few are chosen, Christ says. Many can come to understand God’s ways and principles and begin living that way, but cares of this world or other situations come up and they fall away or lose interest.