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Fatherly Influence - What It Is and Why It Matters - Part 2 of 2
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Fatherly Influence - What It Is and Why It Matters - Part 2 of 2
Happy Father's Day Week! In my last message, I spoke on step 1 to Fatherly Influence, recognizing the single authority from which we must all draw in order to gain wisdom and discernment. That authority is found in the inerrant word of God, the Holy Bible. And we learned where to specifically start in the Bible for understanding how to become a father that honors God THE Father. We learned that the word of God is revealed to Christians in 3 ways: through revelation, through inspiration, and through illumination. If you missed Part 1, you can click here to listen. Illumination is given to all believers by means of the Holy Spirit, and in each case, the Holy Spirit (also known as the Spirit of God) is the divine agent who is doing the work on illumination. 2 Peter 1:21 (NASB) says, “...for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”  We learned why the word "father" has a very negative connotation for some and what can be done about it.  We learned sobering statistics about fatherless homes and the impact on children. And we learned the traits of fathers who will not give up on their families. Learn more on today's podcast about fatherly influence - what it is and why it matters - in part 2 of 2, and also learn how fathers can protect their families from a world which is growing darker by the day. If you would like to help more people learn about the heaven and hell and the saving grace of God's word through radio, television, social media, and the internet, please consider making a donation by going to this link: https://treasuretop.com/give/ Your donation will help us be able to  fulfill the command of Jesus for all Christians as found in Matthew 28:19 (NASB) - "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit..." Popular Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. Click here to read.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Learn more by clicking here. No Second Chance After Someone Dies If you or someone you know is not a Christian (this is referred to as someone not being “Saved”), but you or they feel a stirring or prompting in the heart that has not been felt before, it may be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Only God can save an individual, no preacher or magic phrases. Even you can't save you (refer to Ephesians 2:8-9). There is no second chance to accept Christ if someone dies before accepting Christ.The decision to accept Him must be made now as none of us know when we will draw our last breath on earth.Pray and invite Christ into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that one can make and determines where you are going to spend eternity, either in heaven or in hell. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive wisdom tips based on the word of God for helpful ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.   Email me: john@treasuretop.com   Blessings to you and your loved ones,   Pastor John Haggard
Fatherly Influence: What It Is and Why It Matters (Part 1)
Jun 8 2024
Fatherly Influence: What It Is and Why It Matters (Part 1)
Happy Father’s Day Fatherly Influence … what it is and why it matters. On today’s podcast, learn about recent perceptions of fatherhood and how those perceptions have impacted the current generation, the statistics that speak to the importance of the father, and the characteristics of what comprises a real father.  I know that for some of you, the word “Father” brings about very negative connotations and bad memories. You may have been abused physically or sexually by a father or stepfather. Or maybe you had an absentee father who was never around, or if he was around, he was mentally and spiritually absent. If one of those situations was the case for you, I want you to know that I am very sorry.  That abuse was not God’s intention when he formed male and female. With the introduction of sin into the world when Adam disobeyed God, we have all inherited the sin gene because we are all descendants of Adam. As a result, some people perform horrendous acts as the result of sin being introduced into the world. One thing we know is while there may be accidental parents, there are no accidental children. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV) says, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." God has a purpose and plan for every individual, even before their birth, affirming that in God's eyes, there are no accidental children. One of the best places to begin understanding Fatherly Influence, and how to be a man of God as a father that honors God the Father, is found in the Book of Proverbs 1:1-7 (NASB): “The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding, To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion, A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel, To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Helpful Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. Click here to read.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Learn more by clicking here.Help People Who Are Lost (Those Who Have Not Accepted Christ). Treasure Top Ministries is a non-profit, donor-supported outreach. Your generous giving funds our ability to explain how someone gets into Heaven. Click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Is God Prompting You? If you or someone you know is not a Christian (this is referred to as someone not being “Saved”), but you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before, it may be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. There is no second chance to accept Christ if someone dies before accepting Christ. That’s why the decision to accept Him must be made now as none of us know when we will draw our last breath on earth.Invite Christ into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that one can make and determines where you are going to spend eternity, either in heaven or in hell. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive wisdom tips based on the word of God for helpful ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.   Email me: john@treasuretop.com   Blessings to you and your loved ones,   Pastor John Haggard
What is the Human Spirit vs Holy Spirit vs Demonic Spirit?
Jun 1 2024
What is the Human Spirit vs Holy Spirit vs Demonic Spirit?
Three Distinct Spirits There are three spirits that the Bible talks about: the Holy Spirit (also known as the Spirit of God), the Human Spirit, and Demonic Spirits. The Holy Spirit that GIVES people the POWER to be able to become transformed into the likeness of Christ.Demonic Spirits are the fallen angels that went along with Satan’s revolt against God (Isaiah 14:12-15) and have at least 8 characteristics: demonic spirits are liars, accusers, deceivers, haters, intimidators, fear mongers, oppressors, and they can come in the form of disguisers.The Human Spirit comprises our intellect, our feelings, our anxieties, our passions, our creativity. The invisible human spirit is in charge of guiding our mental and emotional processes.  On the Human Spirit, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11 NASB). The Human Spirit was inhaled into Adam, the first man. The breath of God gave Adam life. It’s the Holy Spirit, the "Breath of God," who gives us spiritual life as new creations in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” Pastor Adrian Rogers once said, “’It is the human spirit that is the organ of spiritual knowledge. It is as the Holy Spirit energizes the human spirit that you begin to see and understand the things of God. The Bible says, “they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).’” On today’s podcast, learn more about the Human Spirit, and also learn what caused damage to the Human Spirit which still affects us today. Helpful Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. Click here to read.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.Help People Who Are Lost (Those Who Have Not Accepted Christ). Your generous giving funds our ability to explain how someone gets into Heaven. When you give, you have a ministry of your own because your donation spreads the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) to fulfill Jesus’ command to all Christians: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19 NASB). Click here to give a tax-deductible gift.Is God Prompting You? If you or someone you know is not a Christian (this is referred to as someone not Saved), but you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before, it may be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. There is no second chance to accept Christ if someone dies before accepting Christ. That’s why this decision must be made now as none of us know when we will draw our last breath on earth. Invite Christ into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that one can make and determines where you are going to spend eternity, either in heaven or in hell. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive wisdom tips based on the word of God for ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.   Email me: john@treasuretop.com   Blessings to you and your loved ones,   Pastor John Haggard
Are Demonic Spirits Real, and Should I Be Afraid of Them?
May 25 2024
Are Demonic Spirits Real, and Should I Be Afraid of Them?
Are Demonic Spirits Real, and Should I Be Afraid of Them?   Three Distinct Spirits   The Bible speaks of three distinct spirits: the Spirit of God (also known as the Holy Spirit), the human spirit, and demonic spirits.   Some do not believe the Bible and what it says about spirits. The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:14-16 wrote, “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”   Wisdom that Saves   The wisdom that saves, which man by his own wisdom cannot know, is revealed to us by God in three ways:   By Revelation in 1 Corinthians 10 and 11, by Inspiration given to those who wrote the Bible (1 Corinthians 12 and 13); and by Illumination which is given to all believers who seek the divinely written truth (1 Corinthians 14–16).   The Divine Agent   In each case, the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) is the divine agent who is doing the work of revelation, inspiration, and illumination in us: 2 Peter 1:21 - “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”   Believers Don’t Know Everything   Believers know everything. Deuteronomy 29:29 states: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.”     Believers have been enlightened with wisdom and discernment that the unbeliever does not have. 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”   Truth   To learn about the demonic spirits, a person must first accept the scripture, the Holy Bible, as the inerrant word and truth of God. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)   Learn more on today’s podcast.   Helpful Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
 Help People Who Are Lost (Those Who Haven't Accept Christ)   Help others learn about eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to explain how someone gets into Heaven. And when you give, you actually have a ministry of your own because your donation spreads the Gospel using electronic media (Gospel means Good News) to fulfill Jesus’ command to all Christians: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19 NASB). Click here to give a tax-deductible gift.   Is God Prompting You?   If you or someone you know is not a Christian, but you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before, or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Anyone who rejects the Holy Spirit removes themselves from the only power (that of the Holy Spirit) who can lead one to repentance and restoration to God. Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if someone dies before accepting Christ, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision one can make and that determines where you are going to spend eternity, either in heaven or in hell. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work.   To receive wisdom tips based on the word of God for ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter.   Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.   Email me: john@treasuretop.com   Blessings to you and your loved ones,   Pastor John Haggard
What Is the Holy Spirit, and Should You Be Afraid of It?
May 18 2024
What Is the Holy Spirit, and Should You Be Afraid of It?
What Is The Holy Spirit, And Should You Be Afraid Of It?   The Holy Spirit is part of the trinity, which means it is part of three persons in one: the Father (God), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Every believer possesses the Holy Spirit in them.    “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NASB)   The Holy Spirit  transforms people into the likeness of Christ by empowering people to share His moral character. The Holy Spirit gives people the power needed in order to be able to become transformed.    Other Names   The Holy Spirit is also referred to in the Bible as The Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, Comforter, Helper, Counselor, Advocate, the Spirit of Christ, and the Spirit of Truth among other names.   A Friend, not an Enemy The Holy Spirit empowers, convicts, and is a helping friend to all believers, those who have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. We cannot transform into the likeness and image of Christ on our own power. Will-power is no power compared to Holy Spirit power.    Afraid Only those who are unbelievers and who are unwilling to accept Christ have reason to fear the Holy Spirit. Unbelievers do not possess the Holy Spirit. Those who do not possess the Holy Spirit are condemned to eternity in Hell.   Truth   To learn about the Holy Spirit, a person must first accept the scripture, the Holy Bible, as the inerrant word and truth of God. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)   Learn more on today’s podcast.   Helpful Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
 Help Others Help others learn about the implications of eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others learn about how someone gets in to Heaven. We are only limited by our resources. And when you give, you actually start a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 using electronic media. You can click here to give a tax-deductible gift.If You or Someone You Know Is Not a Christian: If you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. If you reject the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you remove yourself from the only force (the power of the Holy Spirit) that can lead you to repentance and restoration to God. Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that you can make about where you are going to spend eternity. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive wisdom tips from the word of God on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.   Email me: john@treasuretop.com   Blessings to you and your loved ones,   Pastor John Haggard
Women in the Bible & How It Applies Today
May 7 2024
Women in the Bible & How It Applies Today
What You Need to Know About Women in the Bible and How It Applies Today As we get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, learn what the Bible has to say about the role of women versus what society promotes. The Authority that Determines the Role of Women The foundation of all truth as it relates to women (as well as men and children) is the Holy Spirit-inspired word of God which says “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (in Hebrews 4:12 NASB). All scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV), “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”  Learn more about these proclamations including: Women Made in the Image of God (Genesis 1:26-27) Women as Interdependent with Men, Dependent on God (1 Corinthians 11:12) Women Rule Creation (Genesis 1:28) Women Declared as Very Good (Genesis 1:31) Women, Like Men and Children, Under the Curse of Sin (Genesis 3:6) Women in Leadership (Judges 4:6-9) Women as Rulers (1 Kings 10:1-7) Women as Prophetesses (Luke 1:39-34; Exodus 15:20, Numbers 12:1-2) Women in the Early Church (Acts 2:17-18) Popular Resources How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
Help Others Learn About the Implications of Eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are only limited by our resources. When you give, you actually start a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 using electronic media. You can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation.If You or Someone You Know Is Not a Christian If you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. If you reject the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you remove yourself from the only force (the power of the Holy Spirit) that can lead you to repentance and restoration to God.Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that you can make about where you are going to spend eternity. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive wisdom tips from the word of God on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Click here to make a donation to help us to continue to teach the word of God through electronic media. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
Dealing with Burning Anger (Part 2)
May 4 2024
Dealing with Burning Anger (Part 2)
Is Anger Good or Bad? Last week we learned that there are two types of anger : Righteous Anger and Unrighteous Anger.  Self-Help Books On today's podcast, learn why self-help books don't work in dealing with burning anger. The Sin Virus Unrighteous Burning Anger comes from sin. And we all have ALL inherited the sin virus…that’s the guilt and moral corruption of Adam’s sin. “Therefore, just as through one man / sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned…” (Romans 5:12 NASB). What You Can Learn An example of righteous angerHow to keep from feeling guilty when you are angryHow a God of love can be a God of wrath at the same timeIf people can really be angry even though they don’t look or sound angryAnger cues that are the warning signsShould we forgive someone who has maliciously hurt us?How can the 4-second rule help? Most Requested Free Resource How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article. Help Others Learn About the Implications of Eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are only limited by our resources. When you give, you actually start a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 using electronic media. You can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation. If You or Someone You Know Is Not a Christian If you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. If you reject the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you remove yourself from the only force (the power of the Holy Spirit) that can lead you to repentance and restoration to God.Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that you can make about where you are going to spend eternity. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
Dealing with Burning Anger (Part 1)
Apr 27 2024
Dealing with Burning Anger (Part 1)
How Do We Deal with Burning Anger Most would agree that intense, burning anger is everywhere, and perhaps at its highest level in modern times. We see it on television, in our homes, on college campuses, at work, on the internet, almost everywhere we go including churches. But did you also know that not all anger is bad? There are actually two types of burning anger: Righteous anger and Unrighteous anger. The unrighteous form of burning anger is one of the hardest emotions to control. It’s easy for any of us to get “set off” by just hearing a few words spoken to us from someone we know, especially those who are closest to us as they always know best the hot buttons to push that end up quickly ramp up our anger. To handle burning anger, some people will turn to drugs, alcohol, excessive shopping, gambling, or other addictions. Others become the abusers in abusive relationships. Some will turn to self-help books for answers. Why Self-Help Books Don’t Help with Burning Anger Often times, people think they can solve anger problems on their own by reading self-help books to try to heal their behavior or the behavior of others. Self-help ideas from self-help books, while they can initially sound like good ideas, usually only last for a few weeks, if even that long, and then have you noticed how quickly it’s back to the same old behavior of spewing out burning anger against loved one or anybody else in their path? Holy Spirit Power Lasts Christians have Holy Spirit power, the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, to deal with unrighteous anger. Holy Spirit power is what powers us with the wisdom and discernment that we receive from the Holy Bible to help suppress and eliminate spewing out burning, unrighteous anger. The Holy Spirit convicts us when we are about to “spew” and can help hold us back from destroying relationships. It’s like an inner voice that says, “Hey wait just a minute before you blow up…count to 5…settle down…think about what you are going to say and how you are going to say it before you speak.” Two Choices Life is about the choices we make, and there are two choices to make in dealing with burning anger: choose to stay self-energized as long as the batteries hold out (that’s the same as relying on self-help power), or choose a greater power that comes from the Holy Spirit, the power to stay energized and that never runs out. Sin Virus Learn about the “sin virus” on today’s podcast and how it impact unrighteous, burning anger, and learn why we must submit to the authority of scripture, the word of God, in order to conquer burning anger. Just like you have a playbook in the game of football to know how to win a game, the Bible is the playbook on how to conquer spewing unrighteous, burning anger. Good advice comes from the Bible. Here is just one of many wisdom proverbs: “Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, Lest you learn his ways, And find a snare for yourself.” (Proverbs 22:24-25 NASB). 4 Types of Anger You Should Understand Learn about the 4 types of burning anger, including righteous anger (the good form of anger) on this podcast by clicking here, and learn how to deal with each of the 4 types of anger so that you can live a more fulfilled life. If you have missed other messages, you can click here to listen, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series. Most Requested Resources:  How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article.Help Others Learn About the Implications of Eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are only limited by our resources. When you give, you actually start a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 using electronic media. You can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation.If You or Someone You Know Is Not a Christian If you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. If you reject the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you remove yourself from the only force (the power of the Holy Spirit) that can lead you to repentance and restoration to God.Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that you can make about where you are going to spend eternity. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
How Is the Best Way to Pray (Part 2 of 2)
Apr 20 2024
How Is the Best Way to Pray (Part 2 of 2)
How Is the Best Way to Pray (Part 2 of 2) Recalling the word pray as P-R-A-Y is the easiest way to remember what to include on how to enjoy a more effective prayer life. We should do each of these things in our prayers to God: P (Praise)R (Repent)A (Ask)Y (Yield) In Part 1, we learned that without accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and without accepting the totality of the word of God, the Holy Bible, as the inerrant and true word of God, He is under no obligation to answer an unbeliever’s prayer…unless it’s the unbeliever’s prayer of salvation, where an unbeliever is asking Jesus to come into their heart to become converted. God is ALSO under no obligation to consider the prayers or answer the prayers of a Christian who does NOT repent. All scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” In Part 2 of How Is the Best Way to Pray, all 4 letters of the acrostic P-R-A-Y are explained in detail to help you enjoy a more fulfilled prayer life. If you have missed other messages, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series. Popular Resources:  How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved
. Click here to read the article.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
Help Others Learn About the Implications of Eternity. Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are only limited by our resources. When you give, you actually start a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 using electronic media. You can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation.If You or Someone You Know Is Not a Christian If you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before or maybe have ignored before, it could be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. If you reject the prompting of the Holy Spirit, you remove yourself from the only force (the power of the Holy Spirit) that can lead you to repentance and restoration to God.Because there is no second chance to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him, invite Him into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that you can make about where you are going to spend eternity. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work. To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter.Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know.Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
How Is the Best Way to Pray (Part 1)
Apr 13 2024
How Is the Best Way to Pray (Part 1)
How Is the Best Way to Pray? Before we can answer that question, we must first set the foundation of belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior by accepting the word of God, the Holy Bible, as the inerrant word of God.If someone does not accept the truth of scripture, God is under no obligation to hear or grant any prayer of an unbeliever.“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” This means that God’s word is ALIVE today, right now. Learn more about how the Bible is satisfying Learn more about how the Bible is satisfying in its contents, is a mirror, is water to those who are thirsty, is meat for our strength, is like a hammer to break us, is honey for our delight, and is above even His name. Simplest way to think about the word PRAY Think of the word PRAY as an acrostic with the letters, P-R-A-Y. PRAISEREPENTASKYIELD If you have missed other messages, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series. Do you feel something moving in your heart? If you are not a Christian but you are feeling a prompting in your heart, it may be God who is asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Accept Jesus into your heart NOW, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. There are no second chances to accept Christ IF YOU DIE before you accept Him. Do it now if He is prompting you. Popular Resources:  How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. 
Click here to read the article. Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
 Help Others Learn About the Implications of Eternity Your generous giving funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are only limited by our resources. When you give, you have a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News) that allow us to fulfill Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19 (to go out and make disciples) using radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation in any amount, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
If You Die Tonight, Why Would God Let You Into Heaven?
Apr 5 2024
If You Die Tonight, Why Would God Let You Into Heaven?
If you died tonight, why would God let you into Heaven? To answer that question, let’s look at two statements that don’t make sense to most people: 1: You cannot be GOOD enough to get IN to heaven 2: You can’t be BAD enough to stay OUT of heaven. Statement #1. Our own goodness or righteousness is not good enough or righteous enough to get us into heaven. Neither our goodness nor our righteousness can overcome the stain of sin that is on us in order to make us saved for eternity in heaven.   The Old Testament says that compared to the perfect righteousness that God expects, our righteousness is like an unclean, filthy rag. “For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away” (Isaiah 64:6 NASB). When Isaiah wrote those words, he was speaking to a group of religious Jews, but his words apply to us today as well because sin exists in every person in the world today. In the New Testament, in the Book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says the same thing that Isaiah said: “as it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one; There is none who understands, There is none who seeks for God; All have turned aside, together they have become useless; There is none who does good, There is not even one (Romans 3:10-12 NASB). It’s only by the saving grace of God that we are saved and can go to heaven. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8 NASB).   The gift of grace comes from God; we can’t earn it or deserve it. And we don’t come about grace naturally. It is God who imputes grace to us, and it is God who saves us. Grace is unmerited favor by God. God wants a relationship with us; that’s why He formed us. But because God is sinless, and because there is no sin in heaven, we cannot go to his heaven in a sinful state. That’s why He sent his son, Jesus Christ, to earth…to make us worthy before God by paying for our sins – past, present, and future. Christ became sin for us on the cross so that as believers we are called saints and cleansed of all sin. It does not mean that Christians won’t sin, but we will sin less, and we will not remain in the continuation of the same sins if we are truly converted as Christians.   A. W. Tozer, a preacher and writer, once wrote, “God wants us to worship Him. He doesn’t need us, for He couldn’t be a self-sufficient God and need anything or anybody, but He wants us. When Adam sinned it was not he who cried, “God, where art Thou?” It was God who cried, “Adam, where art thou?”   Statement #2: You can’t be BAD enough to stay OUT of heaven. A lot of people think there is NO WAY a good God would ever let them into heaven, because of something terrible they have done to someone else or to themselves. The proof, that no matter how bad you have been you could still get in to heaven, is illustrated by the person who wrote down the words of God as inspired by the Holy Spirit. This person wrote about half of the New Testament, was a murderer of Christians. We’re talking about the Apostle Paul.   If Jesus Christ can convert a murderer of Christians into a Christian, couldn’t He do the same thing in your life no matter what you have ever done?  That’s the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Today’s podcast answers more questions about If you died tonight, why would God let you into Heaven? If you have missed other messages, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series. If you are not a Christian but you are feeling a prompting in your heart, it may be God who is asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Accept Jesus into your heart NOW, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. There are no second chances to accept Christ IF YOU DIE before you accept Him. Do it now if He is prompting you. Popular Resources:  How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. 
Click here to read the article.Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
 Help Others Receive Breakthroughs It’s your generous giving that funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. When you give, you have a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News). We are listener-supported and rely on donations from people like you that allow us to fulfill Matthew 28:19 on radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation in any amount, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
What's the Big Deal About Easter?
Mar 30 2024
What's the Big Deal About Easter?
What’s the Big Deal about Easter? Why Does the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Really Matter? Three Things We Should All Know #1: The word of God is applicable to our lives in today’s times The writer of Hebrews in Chapter 4 verse 12 (NASB) wrote, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart”. This means the word of God is ALIVE TODAY, ACTIVE TODAY, and APPLICABLE TO OUR LIFE RIGHT NOW. The word of God did not die when the writing of the Bible concluded. #2: If Jesus Christ had not been raised from the dead Then Christianity would be dead, your faith would be worthless, and your life would be over the moment you die. The Apostle Paul who wrote this first letter to the Corinthians in the church at Corinth: “…and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we witnessed against God that He raised Christ, whom He did not raise, IF in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished” (1 Corinthians 15:14-18 NASB). In this passage we learn of 5 disastrous consequences if there were no resurrection: Preaching Christ would be senseless.Faith in Christ would be useless.All the witnesses and preachers of the resurrection would be liars.No one would be redeemed from sin.All former believers would have perished. #3: The resurrection proves that Jesus was who He said He was. There are at least 11 post-resurrection appearances recorded in the Bible, and the one thing about Jesus’ resurrection is, His is the ONLY permanent return to life; everyone else who had been raised to life in the Bible died again. Jesus rose, and never died again. Whether you consider yourself to be a Christian or not, what I am about to say has eternal implications for everyone: we will all die a physical death, but that is not the end of the story. We actually have two lives, one on earth and one in eternity. The question is, which eternity are you going to live in…heaven or hell? Today’s podcast answers more questions on What’s the Big Deal about Easter. If you have missed my other messages, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast. Bonus Did you know - Jesus Christ prays for you if you are a Christian! “Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25 NASB). Intercession means to pray on behalf of. How awesome is that to have the Son of God pray for you! If you feel a prompting in your heart Jesus said, “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:44 NASB). This verse means that it is GOD who draws someone. No one can save you. No pastor, no preacher, no magic phrases of words of “say this and be saved.” Even you can’t save you. No one can save you except God. If you feel a prompting in your heart, it may be God who is asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior. Accept Jesus into your heart NOW, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. There are no second chances to accept Christ if you die before you accept Him. Do it now if He is prompting you. Popular Resources:  How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved Click here to read the article. Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here. Help Others Receive Breakthroughs It’s your generous giving that funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. When you give, you have a ministry of your own because your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News). We are listener-supported and rely on donations from people like you that allow us to fulfill Matthew 28:19 on radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation in any amount, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
How to Survive Financial Bankruptcy (Part 4 of Bankruptcy Series)
Mar 24 2024
How to Survive Financial Bankruptcy (Part 4 of Bankruptcy Series)
Today’s podcast is the conclusion of the series How to Survive Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, and Financial Bankruptcy.  If you missed the other messages in this series, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series.  What Happens When Experiencing Financial Bankruptcy? Experiencing financial bankruptcy can profoundly impact one’s individual's spiritual well-being, often leading to a profound period of introspection and re-evaluation of one's values and life priorities. This challenging time can become an unexpected journey towards spiritual growth and renewal. As material possessions and worldly status are stripped away, the essence of one's faith and personal beliefs may come to the forefront. Content in All Circumstances The Apostle Paul speaks to the strength found in faith from being in Christ, strength that allows one to be content and resilient in all circumstances, underscoring the spiritual empowerment that comes from reliance on God's strength: “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:12-13; NIV). How Do We Get into Heaven? Faith brings salvation. "'...for Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?...'" (Romans 10:13; NASB). To enter heaven, we must first admit that in our spirit, no matter how wealthy or poor we may be in the material world, in the spiritual realm we are absolutely totally bankrupt and a beggar before God. Popular Resource: How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved Click here to read the article. Help Others Receive Breakthroughs It’s your generous giving that funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. No one can be saved without first hearing the Gospel, and your donation helps us spread the Gospel (Gospel means Good News). We are a listener-supported, non-profit ministry, and we rely on donations from people like you that allow us to remain on radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation in any amount, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you in advance for your donation. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Click here if you have a prayer request for you or someone you know. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
How to Survive Social & Emotional Bankruptcy (Part 3 of 4-Part Series)
Mar 16 2024
How to Survive Social & Emotional Bankruptcy (Part 3 of 4-Part Series)
Complexities Today As we navigate through the complexities of the world we live in today, it's evident that the world faces significant social and emotional challenges, contributing to a sense of deepening malaise. Global political unrest and economic uncertainties intensify feelings of anxiety.  The digital age, while offering unprecedented connectivity, has also led to issues of social isolation, digital addiction, and a crisis of misinformation, further complicating our social fabric and emotional well-being.  The Good News The good news is that even amidst these challenges, all Christians have a power that is greater than any world power and greater than any political regime. It’s the Holy Spirit power that enters every person who becomes a Christian. As Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5 NASB). No Worry We don’t have to worry. Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB) reminds us, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Part of the deepening malaise and what one can do about it are covered in this latest podcast, How to Survive Social & Emotional Bankruptcy – Part 3 in the series How to Survive Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, and Financial Bankruptcy. On this podcast, we learn about two other forms of bankruptcy, Social and Emotional. If you missed the other messages in this series, you can click here to hear them, and feel share to share this podcast or any of the messages in my podcast series.  Popular Resource: How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. Click here to read the article. Help Others Receive Breakthroughs It’s your generous giving that funds our ability to help bless others by delivering these messages. We are a listener-supported, non-profit ministry, and we rely on donations from people like you that allow us to remain on radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work - To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones, Pastor John Haggard
How To Survive Physical and Mental Bankruptcy (Part 2 of 4-Part Series)
Mar 8 2024
How To Survive Physical and Mental Bankruptcy (Part 2 of 4-Part Series)
Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, and Financial Bankruptcy On this podcast, we learn about two other forms of bankruptcy, Physical and Mental. If you missed the first message in this series, How to Survive Spiritual Bankruptcy, you can click here to hear it. Physical & Mental Bankruptcy In the previous message, we learned that the level of spiritual bankruptcy in one’s life is directly proportionate to his or her view of God. Because one’s view of God will determine how one lives their life. One of the main reasons we see bankruptcy of all kinds is the unwillingness of people to accept the truth of the word of God. The attitude is, “It’s my life, and I’ll live it the way I want to.” When there is the unwillingness to be held personally accountable for one’s actions in life, this is a sign that someone is not truly converted as a Christian, even though they may think they are. Such rebellion leads to self-destruction. Non-believers do not have the Holy Spirit power in them, which is the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead. More Reasons Why Learn more reasons in this message about why there is rampant Physical & Mental Bankruptcy and what you or someone you know can do to survive it. Popular Resource: How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved Click here to read the article. Life Change Moments For ways to help you break through troubled times, Join me at TreasureTop.com for ways help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help Others Receive Breakthroughs It’s your generous giving that funds our ability to bless others by delivering these messages. We are a listener-supported, non-profit ministry, and we rely on donations from people like you to help us remain on radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive tips on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here to subscribe to our free newsletter. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard
How to Survive Spiritual Bankruptcy (Part 1 of 4-Part Series)
Mar 2 2024
How to Survive Spiritual Bankruptcy (Part 1 of 4-Part Series)
How to Survive Spiritual Bankruptcy There has never been more Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Social, Emotional, and Financial Bankruptcy in modern times than there is right now. My new series may be one of the most important messages I’ve ever preached. Because the world is in such a massive and horrific meltdown, it will take several messages spread out over several weeks. Spiritual Bankruptcy Celebration This seems hard to believe, but Spiritual Bankruptcy is actually celebrated by millions of people who define it as their best life now, even though they do not call it Spiritual Bankruptcy. It’s a way of life embraced by a new world order that is largely based on current trends of this world. One of the main reasons we see Spiritual Bankruptcy in such large numbers of people today is largely embraced by this one truth that is actually not truth at all. Have you heard this statement: “Whatever is someone’s truth is their truth, and it’s none of your business?” That statement says that no matter what someone is facing in life, what they FEEL is truth is their truth.  More Reasons Learn more reasons why there is rampant Spiritual Bankruptcy in today’s message and what you or someone you know can do about it. Life Change Moments Learn More About Life Changing Moments to Help You Break Through Troubled Times Join me at TreasureTop.com for more messages and life hacks that can help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help More People Receive Breakthroughs We are a listener-supported, non-profit ministry, and we rely on donations from people like you to help us continue to be able to deliver our messages through radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. How To Make Life Work When Life Does Not Want to Work To receive our free newsletter on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here. Email me: john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard
How to Conquer Fear (Part 2)
Feb 24 2024
How to Conquer Fear (Part 2)
Fear Is and Fear Is Not In Part 1 of this message, we learned that not all fear is bad. And some fear is F-E-A-R, False Evidence Appearing Real. And we learned that there is self-preservation fear that kicks in when someone is trying to cause bodily harm. To conquer fear, we learned in the last message that Step 1 is to determine who is going to be the ultimate authority in the first pole position in our lives...is it God or is it idol worship (anything other than God that takes first position in our lives). Living Life In Order of Priority We also learned that we should prioritize our lives by ranking what is most important in the following order: 1) faith, 2) family and friends, 3) fit (job or occupation).  What We Learned in Steps 2 & 3 Step 2 in Part 1 of this message is Understanding The Power of Prayer, and we learned the chief part of thankfulness that God requires of us: “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High; And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” (Psalm 50:14-15) Step 3 in the last message is Rely on the Word of God for Wisdom, Instruction, and Discernment. We reviewed the importance of Proverbs 1:7 - “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Learn Steps 4-7 on How to Conquer Fear in this podcast: Using the Word of God Against Fear, Knowing the Enemy’s Weapons, Using Spiritual Weapons, and Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing. If you missed Part 1 of this message, you can listen to it here. Learn More About Life Changing Moments to Help You Break Through Troubled Times Join us at TreasureTop.com for more messages and life hacks that can help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help More People Receive Breakthroughs We are a listener-supported non-profit ministry, and we rely on donations from people like you to help us continue to be able to deliver our messages through radio, television, YouTube, social media, and the internet. Please prayerfully consider a donation, and you can click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. How To Make Life Work To receive our free newsletter on ways to make life work when life doesn’t want to work, click here. Email me here. Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard
How to Conquer Fear (Part 1)
Feb 16 2024
How to Conquer Fear (Part 1)
How to Conquer Fear (Part 1) Gallup Poll A Gallup poll conducted in October of 2023 says that personal safety fears are at a three-decade high in the United States. "Forty percent of Americans, the most in three decades, say they would be afraid to walk alone at night within a mile of their home. Additionally, half of U.S. adults worry about having their car stolen or broken into, while 44% worry about their home being burglarized when they aren’t there. More than 3 in 10 worry about getting mugged (37%) or being attacked while driving (32%)." Types of Fear Not all fear is bad. Some fear is good. Some fear is productive. And some fear is of God Himself. God has put in all of us the good part of fear which is the self-protective kind of fear, to help protect us and to serve us. The Fear You Should Be Afraid Of In Matthew 20:28 (NASB), Jesus speaking to his disciples on what it means to be a disciple says, "“And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" [emphasis mine]. God is the one who destroys in hell; persecutors can only harm or kill the body. Steps to Conquer Fear Listen to today's podcast to learn the first three steps on How to Conquer Fear including the power of prayer and the word of God to serve as your fortress. Learn More About Life Changing Moments to Help You Break Through Troubled Times Join us at TreasureTop.com for more messages and life hacks that can help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help More People Receive Breakthroughs If you’d like to help be responsible for more people hearing the saving grace of Jesus Christ and what life in eternity will be like, click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. How To Make Life Work To receive our free newsletter on ways to make life work when life doesn’t work, click here. Email me at john@treasuretop.com Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering (Part 3 of 3)
Feb 8 2024
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering (Part 3 of 3)
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? (Part 3 of 3) This message concludes our 3-part series If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? If you missed Parts 1 and 2, be sure to listen so that you can better understand why God allows us to suffer and to understand the good news that we have to look forward to in our suffering. One of the reasons that God allows suffering is to reveal our spiritual condition. Another reason is that God uses suffering to humble us. Charles Spurgeon once said, “You have two choices: you can either be humble or humbled.”A benefit we receive when we go through hardships and feel God's comfort is that we become better equipped to comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NASB) says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”Another reason God allows us to suffer is that He uses hardship to draw our attention away from this world and toward the next. The Bible constantly reminds us to look forward to the world to come rather than get sucked into the fleshly desires of this world. God's reign is eternal, and this world and all that is in it will eventually end.  As Jesus declared in John 18:36, “…“My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”  Learn more reasons about why God allows us to suffer on this podcast. Join us at TreasureTop.com for more messages and life hacks that can help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help More People Receive Breakthroughs If you’d like to help be responsible for more people hearing the saving grace of Jesus Christ and what life in eternity will be like, click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your prayerful consideration. How To Make Life Work To receive our free newsletter on ways to make life work when life doesn’t work, click here. Email me here. Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering (Part 2)
Feb 3 2024
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering (Part 2)
If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? (Part 2)? In Part 1 of this message, we learned that the first step of interpreting scripture is to read scripture in CONTEXT, not in isolation out of context, which is known as PRE-TEXT. Pre-text is taking a sentence here and there out of Scripture and then trying to expand its meaning to suit the topic being discussed instead of focusing on the totality of the Word of God to determine what God is saying. God warns us not to ADD TO or TAKE AWAY from His word: "I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book” ((Revelation 22:18-19 NASB). If you did not hear Part 1 of this message, I encourage you to listen by clicking here because understanding truth versus opinion is critical to understand answers to questions like If God Is Good, Why Is There Suffering? What Does Jesus Know About Our Suffering? In Revelation 2:9-11 Jesus says: “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty but you are rich. Do not fear what you are about to suffer….Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” What Jesus means by rich is those who have inherited the kingdom of God in Heaven when they die. How Suffering Began in the World The world today is under a curse due to sin, which includes suffering and death (Genesis 3:16-19). Sin was introduced into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God which then caused death to befall all of their offspring as well as themselves, and that includes you and me, many generations later. Why Did God Allow Sin to Enter the World? Learn why on today’s podcast. Learn More About Life Changing Moment to Hel You Break Through Troubled Times Join us at TreasureTop.com for more messages and life hacks that can help you make life work when life does not want to work. Help More People Receive the Word of God If you’d like to help be responsible for more people hearing the saving grace of Jesus Christ and what life in eternity will be like, click here to give a tax-deductible gift. Thank you for your donation in any amount. Free Newsletter To receive our free newsletter on ways to make life work when life doesn’t work, click here. Blessings to you and your loved ones. Pastor John Haggard