Last update: 2013-06-18

The Power of Dad

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2013-06-18 :: Brian Jones Length: 22s
Cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, when seeking to discredit the importance of fatherhood, claimed that, “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents. They serve no function beyond what we see in animals.” Margaret Mead ...…


Do I Have To Be Baptized To Go To Heaven?

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2013-06-11 :: Brian Jones Length: 27s
Want to know the single most asked question I’ve ever been asked since our church began? It’s this: ”Do I need  to be baptized in order to go to heaven?” The answer is found, not ...…


Does God Ever Change His Mind?

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2013-06-04 :: Brian Jones Length: 32s
Does God know the future? Does he ever have “a change of heart?” In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer writes, “What comes into our minds when we think ...…


Why I Believe In The Bible

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2013-05-20 :: Brian Jones Length: 28s
What is it about the Bible that causes so much controversy? French skeptic Voltaire (1694-1778) bragged that within 100 years of his death, the Bible and the Christian faith would be ...…


Why I Believe In God

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2013-05-13 :: Brian Jones Length: 23s
Here’s the first message in our new series Why I Believe. In it I share four solid reasons for believing we’re not alone: Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon ...…


Love Does

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2013-05-05 :: Brian Jones Length: 29s
Here is my message, Love Does, from this past Sunday. Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


Power Made Perfect In Weakness

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2013-04-14 :: Brian Jones Length: 20s
Here’s the second sermon in our series called “Renegade.” Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


Renegade

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2013-04-07 :: Brian Jones Length: 24s
Here’s the first sermon in our series called “Renegade.” Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


Easter 2013: Believe

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2013-03-31 :: Brian Jones Length: 18s
Here’s my message from Easter Sunday. Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


Pray Like You Believe It

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2013-03-24 :: Brian Jones Length: 19s
Here’s my final message in our series “Weird.” Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


Do Not Resist An Evil Person

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2013-03-17 :: Brian Jones Length: 27s
Here’s my third message in our series “Weird.” Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


You Will Be Hated

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2013-03-10 :: Brian Jones
Jesus warned us that if we truly believe what He taught and live the life He calls us to live, the non-Christians around us won’t accept us: You will be hated ...…


It’s Time To Get Weird

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2013-03-05 :: Brian Jones Length: 27s
Here’s my first sermon in our new series called “Weird.” During March we’re going to spend time exploring how following Jesus puts us at odds with the dominant culture. Jesus said in ...…


The Real Meaning Of Jonah

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2013-02-18 :: Brian Jones Length: 29s
Here’s my final message in our series Jonah. Like most moderate Old Testament scholars, I place the genesis of the Book of Jonah within the wake of the radical post-exilic reforms ...…


The Story of Jonah

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2013-02-12 :: Brian Jones Length: 30s
Here’s part 1 in our new series Jonah. Click HERE to subscribe to Brian Jones Uncut, my sermon podcasts through iTunes. …


I Want A New Marriage

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2013-01-29 :: Brian Jones Length: 32s
Here’s my message that kicked off the start of our new series, “I Want A New Marriage.” If… You’re thinking about getting married… Have a good marriage and want to make it ...…


Why Is Abortion Such A Line In The Sand For Christians?

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2013-01-22 :: Brian Jones Length: 28s
Based on the emails I received about this message I would say it hit a very painful, sacred, and important nerve for many. My goal was to open our congregation’s eyes ...…


The Secrets Of Truly Happy People

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2013-01-18 :: Brian Jones Length: 33s
Contrary to popular opinion, happiness is not a “fruit of the Spirit.” It’s actually a counterfeit of joy. I talk about that and more in my third and final message in ...…


How To Stop Worrying, Today

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2012-12-18 :: Brian Jones Length: 25s
How great would it be to completely eliminate anxiousness, worry and fear from your life? I’m one of those crazy, deluded Christians that believes when they pick up a book labeled ...…


When Was The Last Time You Were Blown Away By Scripture?

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2012-12-11 :: Brian Jones Length: 29s

When was the last time you locked eyes with a sentence in the Bible and…

It caught you off guard? It changed some facet of your life? It changed your perspective on something?

The passage we are going to look at has the potential to do just that.

In fact, I’m convinced that if you “get” the following verse, you will never be the same. And I don’t say that very often.

Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

Here’s why…

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Church: Why Should I Care?

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2012-12-04 :: Brian Jones Length: 31s

If you’ve ever wondered…

Why go through all the hassle of being a part of a church? Why can’t I just work on my own private Jesus thing, devoid of the expectations and constraints of church membership? Wouldn’t it actually be easier to sleep in, go to Bedside Baptist, and watch Joel Osteen on TV? What real, tangible difference does being a part of a church make in my life? If you’ve ever asked yourself these kinds of questions, then this message is for you.

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How To Live Like No One Else

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2012-11-20 :: Brian Jones Length: 34s

In his book The Total Money Makeover Dave Ramsey writes, “If we live like no-one else now, we can live like no-one else later.”

I believe that that’s exactly what Jesus talked about when he told his followers “Do not store up for yourselves treasures here on earth…but store treasures up in heaven.”

To store treasures in heaven, you MUST store up treasures on earth first, or you’ll never be in a position to store up treasures in heaven.

Though this idea seems to totally contradict the very passage we’ve been studying (Matthew 6:19-21), it doesn’t. Not by a long shot.

Here’s why…

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About this podcast:

Brian Jones - Author, Pastor, Speaker

Senior Pastor at Christ’s Church of the Valley in Philadelphia. Author of 3 books. Popular blogger.

Brian Jones - Author, Pastor, Speaker