Agape

Presentations: 7 • Presenter: Various

A01 Revelation of the Father show video ▼hide video ▲

What is God really like? Jesus came to this world to reveal the character of God. He is the perfect expression of Him. Jesus said to Philip in John 14:9 "If you have seen me you have seen the Father."

In the first 4 books of the New Testament we are shown the first image of God and it is this picture that we will use to explain all the stories of the Bible that appear to give us a different picture.

This video is from the book called Agape.
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This part 1 of 24 in the series.

Presented: Mar 01, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

A02 How Do You Read show video ▼hide video ▲

The Bible often seems to throw up apparent contradictions to the reader. Take for example:

Luke 22:36  Then He said to them, "But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 

In the above text Jesus tells his disciples to buy a sword just before his death, but then on the night He was taken He said to Peter:

Matt 26:52  But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. 

How do we resolve these apparent conflicts? It is not enough to read the Bible, we must know how to read it so it will make sense and this is the question Jesus put to a lawyer.

Luke 10:26  He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 

This presentation looks at some key guidelines for reading the Bible that will resolve these apparent contradictions. This is important in our study of the character of God because there are many apparent contradictions that need to be resolved. 

 

Presented: Sep 04, 2018
Presenter: Gary Hullquist

A03 The Death of the Cross show video ▼hide video ▲

Does God demand death for sin? Did He institute a death penalty to punish those who transgress Him? Did Jesus die to satisfy His Father's death penalty? If this were true then God killed His own Son to satisfy His death decree and this is suppose to cause you to love Him. Do you detect a problem here? 

What really is the death of the cross? Why did Jesus have to die to save us? 

 

Presented: Sep 08, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

A04 My Beloved Son show video ▼hide video ▲

Almost all of the Christian world believe that God will personally destroy the wicked; they believe He will throw them away as worthless. 

Would you throw away something that you paid billions of dollars to purchase? Would you smash and destroy something that you paid an infinite cost to secure? 

To answer this question we must consider the cost of salvation. The cost of our salvation is measured by the love of God for His Son. The love between them and the cost they paid determines the value of what they paid to save us. 

When you realise the full cost you will know that God could not throw sinners away but in infinite sorrow and respecting the choice of the wicked let them have their decision to refuse Him. 

Behold the love of God and His suffering to save us and realise He would never crush and destroy someone so precious to Himself.

Presented: Sep 11, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

A05 Love Your Enemies show video ▼hide video ▲

In the book of Matthew is recorded one of the greatest sermons ever preached. It is a sermon preached by Jesus Christ. In these sermons He tells us to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies that we might be children of our Father in Heaven. So we become children of God when we love those who oppose us.

Presented: Oct 22, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens

A06 Fire From Heaven show video ▼hide video ▲

Just before Elijah was taken to heaven the Bible tells us that he called fire down from heaven on 2 lots of 50 men and their respective captains. When the disciples of Jesus came to Jesus frustrated with some Samaritans who were not treating their master correctly, they cited the example of Elijah bringing fire down from heaven to destroy them. The answer of Jesus tells us something profound about the character of God.

Luke 9:54-56  And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?  (55)  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.  (56)  For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Did Jesus rebuke the actions of Elijah as well as His disciples? This presentation puts these pieces together to reveal the loving character of our Father in heaven. 

Presented: Oct 29, 2018
Presenter: Gary Hullquist

A07 Harden not you hearts show video ▼hide video ▲

Would you burn your wayward child to death after decades of disobedience and evil? How is it possible to become so hardened in heart as to believe that the God who claims to be love would burn His wayward and wicked children alive in the agonies of hell? It is most certainly true that the wicked will die in agony and the torture of their internal torment will make their physical suffering feel insignificant. In this video you will learn the truth about hell and what causes the intense suffering. It does not come from our tender heavenly father but from the hardened hearts of sinful men. 

Presented: Nov 14, 2018
Presenter: Adrian Ebens