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Intimacy: A Relationship With God

TLTF Trustee Franco Bottley shares the Word about having intimacy with God. Being intimate involves mixing our life with another’s, a uniting of souls, a sharing of hearts. This is something we all long for because it’s how God made us. We were created to connect. God made us and He intimately knows us better than anyone can. And for …

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Pay Your Vows

A word that is not used often in our culture is the word ‘vow’. God places a high premium on our vows. So much so that he would discourage us from making the vow if we don’t intent to follow through. But it’s with the making and fulfilling of the vow that life takes on the godliness that God intends …

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The Unity of God

Jon Touchstone teaches on oneness, or unity, and how it is a vital aspect of our relationship with God. In the Shema (Deut. 6:4ff), every Old Testament Jew daily recited, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.” But more than just a declaration of God’s monotheism, the Shema conveys the element of relationship. “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh …

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The Character of the Seven Churches

Just as a person develops a reputation for his works and words, so a church is know by its reputation as well. It is certainly true that the Lord’s perspective is often very different from ours. The Seven Churches of Revelation shows us how the Lord deals with Churches – how he encourages right behavior, confronts wrong and warns those …

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Keep Running–The Beginning Is In Sight

Well, it’s now 2020, which begs the ocular question: What is your VISION of yourself and your ministry in the Body of Christ? Do you see yourself doing great things with the Lord this year? In this initial WWF teaching of the new year, John will take us to a number of relevant and provocative sections of Scripture, including 1 …

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Godliness

What is godliness? How necessary is it within the Christian experience? In this teaching, we explore what it means to be godly and how to do so in an ungodly age.

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

You’ve no doubt heard that phrase from Nehemiah 8:10, and perhaps sung the catchy song by that title many times, but what is its context, what exactly does it mean, and how do you apply it? John did this simple and most edifying teaching several times on his recent Western trip, and it was so well received that we want …

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No Apology for Your Apologia

Probably more so than I’ve ever seen in my brief 76 years, there is a massive cultural assault on freedom of speech. Why? Because in the spiritual battle raging in the realm beyond our five senses and playing out in the world, the Enemy knows that those promoting his lies cannot defend them in an honest, civil verbal exchange, so, …

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Saved to Serve, Seated to Stand, Woke to Walk, Raised to Reign.

A subtitle of this teaching could be Grace Unto Works. Much of the controversy about whether salvation is permanent misses the point that BIRTH and GROWTH are two totally different processes, with the former really being a one-time event. God does not get us “out of the soup” (“death unto life”) just so that we can spend the rest of …

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Main Event: Logos Versus Muthos

In Acts 17, while hanging out at Athens waiting for his pals Silas and Timbo, the apostle Paul encountered a gaggle of Greek philosophers who spent most of their time “listening to the latest ideas,” not unlike many people today. The way in which Paul masterfully presented God’s Truth to those steeped in paganism and godlessness gives us some keys …