Peter Waldo

From the life of the early Waldensians, Brother John D. Martin draws several practical lessons — The Preaching of the Gospel is non-negotiable. True Christians are committed to literal obedience. True Christians should maintain a healthy suspicion of clever theological rationalizations. The priority of Christians is a thorough understanding of the Scriptures. The Biblical teachings of wealth should be taken seriously and literally. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

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Encountering Christ in Worship

In modern Christianity today, worship is one of the most misunderstood words. This messages explores four main topics: worship defined, worship determined, worship demonstrated, and worship declared. In this sermon, Brother John D. Martin shares how worship acceptable to God begins with a true vision of our holy God and is centered on the Cross. Learn the Old English etymology of worship, and how that can instructs the priorities of our life. If our worship does not make Jesus the primary focus of our lives, then it is not true worship. 

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Following Christ in Embracing His Kingdom

Why were you “saved?” To gain heaven, or to glorify God on earth?

In this message, Brother John D. Martin explores the paradigm difference between a typical “gospel” message and the “Gospel of the Kingdom.” He says it succinctly when he says, “I want you to forget about yourself; I want you to get your relationship with God established, and then lose yourself in something bigger than yourself!” This message includes many illustrations and stories from recent history, the Anabaptists, and the early church to urge a return to the Kingdom hermeneutics of community, economics, and peace.

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