Resources on Character Studies

The Ministry of Intercession and Mediation

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God always sees our idolatry. When we worship idols, we give ourselves over to all manner of unrighteousness. Our only protection against evil is the One true God who is righteous, holy and good.

The Ten Commandments

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No one can know the utter darkness of humanity until they see the awesome holiness of God.

Learning to Worship, Part 2

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God’s purpose for our deliverance always expands beyond the deliverance itself. God rescues us from sin us so that we would become worshippers.

Learning to Worship, Part 1

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God’s purpose in redeeming His people from bondage is worship. If you are redeemed by God through Jesus Christ, God’s purpose is to transform you into a worshipper.

God’s Deliverance

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God delivers His people from bondage by grace through a blood sacrifice. But His primary focus in His redemption is freedom from the spiritual bondage of our own sin, not liberation from external oppression.

God Against gods

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Yahweh is a God of dominance. He suffers no challengers to His supremacy, and He demonstrated the futility of those challengers when Moses faced off against Pharaoh in Exodus 5-10.

God’s Self-Revelation

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Salvation is from God alone. God reveals Himself to His servants to shape us as worshippers who become His instruments of deliverance.

God’s Providential Protection

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God is faithful to fulfill all His promises. He calls us to wait on Him in faith to prove Himself faithful to us.

The Shepherd’s Authority

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In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.

Hearts on Fire

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When we find joy in the resurrected Lord we will share it with the world! In this Easter sermon, Pastor Ritch shares the experiences of Cleopas, one of the disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35.