“Am I Really a Christian?” A Checklist

Last updated on Sep 26, 2018  |    ()
Have you ever taken the test? The Bible counsels, “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Pastor Doug Batchelor offers ten brief but vital checkpoints to help you self-evaluate if you have been genuinely converted. No matter how long you’ve been a Christian, get ready for eye-opening results!

Worrying About Stuff

Last updated on Jul 17, 2018  |    ()
Are you overwhelmed with worry? There is no limit to the things we can fret over—kids, health, finances, material possessions, and even our salvation. Wouldn’t it be nice to be free from all that anxiety? Pastor Doug explores how to find lasting freedom from worry.

Staying with the Ship

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Have you ever been tempted to jump from the ship because the seas were too rough? Pastor Doug Batchelor presents the reasons why staying in the boat with the body of Christ is so important in these last days.

Finding Your Place in the Body of Christ

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Each part of the body depends on another to function properly—this is true both physically and spiritually. Different gifts among God’s people mean different roles in the church for each member. Do you ever wonder if your place is important? Find out in this inspiring, heartfelt look at the body of Christ.

A Storm Shelter

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Where is the best place to hide from destruction in these last days? Will an underground bunker keep you safe from the wrath to come? Pastor Doug examines when we should seek shelter during earth’s final events.

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Is Calvin’s doctrine of predestination biblical—or could it actually lead a soul to eternal loss? Pastor Doug explores the ramifications of once saved, always saved.

The Power of Forgiveness

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
In this inspirational article, Pastor Doug explores the theme of forgiveness through the lens of one of Jesus’ most challenging parables.

The Truth About Angels

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
What does the Bible really teach about angels? In this eye-opening article about the spiritual realm, Pastor Doug reveals amazing facts about these heavenly messengers, facts that will inspire you about God’s love and that will help you avoid falling into dangerous spiritual traps.

Rahab: Hero of Faith

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
No one is surprised to see the apostle James’s reference to Abraham as a beacon of true faith, but why does he also include Rahab the harlot? Pastor Doug shows why this great-grandmother of King David and ancestor of Jesus is a powerful picture of salvation by faith!

A Solid Foundation

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
Jesus predicted that the earthly temple would be destroyed, but He also spoke of a building that will never fall—God’s church. When the church stands on Jesus, it rests on a sure foundation, and we need a solid foundation in our lives because a storm is coming to our world.

Wakening the Slumbering Saints

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Even as we see evidence of last-day prophecies being fulfilled with alarming speed, many of God’s people are still spiritually asleep. Pastor Doug Batchelor sounds the alarm and shares why two Bible prophets—Elijah and John the Baptist—have special meaning for Christians today. Learn to be bold and fearless even in a time of rapid change!

Landmarks of Prophecy

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
The Bible provides many prophetic “landmarks” to safely guide us through to the heavenly Promised Land. Pastor Doug Batchelor takes you on an exciting, faith-building fly over of these prophecy high points through history and uncovers what’s still to come!

What Do You Think?

Last updated on Jul 26, 2018  |    ()
If your family, friends, and co-workers could read your thoughts right now, could they tell that you're really a Christian? Pastor Doug Batchelor explores the Scriptures to reveal just how crucial it is for Christians to think about what they think about!

New Life for a Dead Church

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
Do you belong to a church that has become cold, lifeless, and mechanical? Is your congregation failing to grow—or is it shrinking month by month? Pastor Doug Batchelor shares powerful biblical insights that will help you survive and thrive in your church, whether it’s big or small, and help it to become all God wants it to be!

The Mystery of Revelation

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
Revelation is one of the most spectacular books ever written. Within its pages is a kaleidoscope of bizarre beasts, mysterious women, and powerful angels. What does it all really mean? Pastor Doug Batchelor explores the heart and history of Revelation to give you the keys to better understand its message from Jesus and, along the way, introduces Amazing Facts’ groundbreaking new DVD documentary - Revelation: The Beast, the Bride & Babylon.

Seize the Day: Keeping the Sabbath Holy—Part 2

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
In our last issue, Pastor Doug Batchelor explored the importance of having the right attitude about the fourth commandment. In part 2, he now offers you a number of practical ways you can be sure that you’re keeping the Sabbath holy in all you do—while also reminding you where to look to find the true purpose of the Sabbath.

Seize the Day: Keeping the Sabbath Holy—Part 1

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
What does it mean to keep the Sabbath holy? Pastor Doug Batchelor invites you to explore the fullness of God’s fourth commandment to help you understand what it means for a day to be holy, how to prepare for the Sabbath, and why your attitude about the seventh day is as important as what you actually do on it!

The Lion and the Lamb: Pictures of Paradise

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
We’re often surrounded by so much misery and death that it can discourage us and take away our hope and peace. That’s why you’ll love Pastor Doug’s exploration of the promised paradise to come—to inspire you, give you hope, and re-energize your outreach efforts.

Confusion in the Cemetery

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
It’s one of the most important topics in the Bible, yet most people today are confused about it—even Christians. Pastor Doug Batchelor sets the record straight on what really happens when we die, sharing vital light you need to know in these last days.

Setting Dates for Christ’s Return

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Few things hurt more than failed expectations, yet Christians continue to set dates for Jesus’ return even though it causes many to doubt God’s Word. Pastor Doug tackles this crucial topic and sets the record straight about what we can and can’t know.

Watching

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
In this day and age, people are watching a lot more television and web videos at the expense of something far more important. Pastor Doug offers encouraging and inspirational biblical insight on knowing what to watch, when to watch it, and what it all means to your spiritual development.

Be Zealous!

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Being labelled “zealous” in a religious sense often comes with negative connotations, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this inspirational message, Pastor Doug shares how much the Lord wants you to be on fire for Him and for outreach—and how you can make it happen in your life starting today.

Aliens, Angels, or Adopted? Who Are the Sons of God?

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
Did aliens or fallen angels marry human women and produce superhuman offspring? What does the Bible really say about the mysterious "sons of God"? Pastor Doug gets to the bottom of this controversial issue to provide a clear, biblically consistent solution that makes sense!

The Bible on Marriage, Divorce, & Remarriage

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
In this extended excerpt from Pastor Doug’s latest book, he explores the meaning of marriage in our culture and why this God established institution is in so much danger. He also provides some practical advice for keeping your marriage—and just about any other relationship—strong in the Lord.

AFCOE: Special Report

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Our first AFCOE Ukraine class has already reaped a harvest for Jesus Christ! In this special international report, AFCOE global coordinator Wes Peppers shares the challenges and victories experienced by this Spirit-led class and where God is leading AFCOE around the world today.

Am I a Phariseee … or a Publican?

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
The parable of the Pharisee and the publican must have sent shock waves through the hearts and minds of Jesus’ day. But the deeper meanings behind this story apply to every soul who takes on the name of Christ. Pastor Doug explores the many facets of this heart-searching parable.

The Dangers of a Diluted Gospel

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
In this powerful message, Pastor Doug investigates a very real threat facing the church in the last days: Satan’s plan to neutralize the transforming power of the gospel. Learn why this “gospel lite” illusion is such a seductive, powerful delusion for Christians and how you can avoid it in your walk of faith.

The Road to Emmaus: 15 Tips for Effective Witnessing

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018  |    ()
In our last issue issue, Pastor Doug challenged every Christian to develop a deep, abiding passion for witnessing. Now Don Mackintosh, director of AFCOE, offers you 15 practical and effective tips for better witnessing that come directly from the outreach methods and manners of Jesus.

Be a Witness: A Personal Passion for Evangelism

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Sharing your faith in Christ with others is the cornerstone of a growing church. If you aren’t involved in witnessing, it could be a sign that something is wrong and a real danger to your faith. In this important study, Pastor Doug inspires you to reach out and save yourself by helping to save others.

7 Facts About the Seventh Day

Last updated on Jul 18, 2018  |    ()
Throughout the ages, one of Satan’s favorite targets of attack has been the fourth commandment, which establishes God’s absolute right to rule as Lord. So in the interest of honoring the Creator, let’s take a moment to rediscover some amazing facts about the true Sabbath day.

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