Spirit & Truth Fellowship International Audio Podcast
The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost

May 14, 2019

On the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, God started the Christian Church. Peter taught about who Jesus Christ was and what had happened to him, and everyone who believed God had raised Jesus from the dead and made him Lord was born again and added to the brand new Christian Church. On Pentecost, the gift of holy spirit was poured out from heaven in a brand new way, and everyone who believed received the holy spirit and the power that came with it.

In this teaching, John Schoenheit examines the Day of Pentecost from different angles, both historical and practical, including the names of Pentecost in the Old Testament, the offerings and what they signified, and presents clear evidence that on the Day of Pentecost the Apostles were not in an upper room, but in the Temple itself. In conclusion, this teaching covers the significance of Pentecost in the life of believers today, especially in light of the manifestations of the gift of holy spirit.

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Stir Up the Gift

Stir Up the Gift

April 1, 2019

God’s plan of redemption and salvation means that when we are saved, we become part of God’s family. In that, everyone has a gift ministry, a service to perform—something God has equipped and enabled them to do. God encourages us to grow up and serve Him by using our gifts and talents to build up the body of Christ.

In this teaching titled “Stir Up the Gift,” Jeff Tyler approaches the subject of our gift ministries in four parts: A background on stirring up the gift; what it means to stir up the gift; looking at keys to recognizing our individual gifts, callings, and service; and ways our gifts can be used and fitted together to glorify God and build up the Body of Christ. We pray this teaching will be a tremendous blessing to you, and that it will help you to gain a clearer and more profound understanding of your gift ministry, the gifts of those around you, and how we all fit and work together to the praise of God’s glory.

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What About the Rapture?

What About the Rapture?

March 1, 2019

"What is the Rapture? Do we know when it will occur? Does the Bible ever reference the Rapture directly, and if so, where? Why is it called “the Rapture” in the first place, and who will be involved in this glorious occasion?

If you’ve ever wondered about any of these things, this teaching is for you! In this teaching on “What About The Rapture?” John Schoenheit takes a deeper look into the biblical evidence for the Rapture, including its purpose, meaning, places where it is referenced in Scripture, and more. The Rapture is a great part of every Christian’s hope, and we pray that a scriptural understanding of what it is and the intricacies surrounding it will help you find a deeper anticipation for the future and an even greater love for all the wonderful things our Heavenly Father has in store for us!"

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Experiencing Ephesians in Love

Experiencing Ephesians in Love

February 1, 2019

The following is a Live teaching recorded from our Thursday night virtual fellowship. If you’re interested in learning more about this weekly online fellowship, please email us at stf@stfoneline.org.

Love is one of the prevailing themes of Scripture, and in few places is this more apparent than in the Book of Ephesians. When we dive deep into the story of God’s purpose for the ages, and the call for mankind to walk worthy of their part in it, the love of God becomes undeniably clear!

In this teaching on “Experiencing Ephesians in Love,” Jeff Tyler explores the themes of love woven throughout the Book of Ephesians. Taking a deeper look into many passages surrounding the story of God’s purpose through the ages, this teaching unfurls a powerful love story between God and mankind through paths of redemption, promise, calling, restoration, commission, and other incredible themes. We hope this teaching will help you to fathom and experience the love of God in new and profound ways that will ultimately strengthen your walk with Him!

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Trust God and Let Go

Trust God and Let Go

January 1, 2019

The following is a Live teaching recorded from our Thursday night virtual fellowship. If you’re interested in learning more about this weekly online fellowship, please email us at stf@stfoneline.org.

In this teaching on Trust God and Let Go, Jeff Tyler explores the importance of trusting God, particularly as we move courageously into the New Year. The heart of this teaching is to empower and uplift all of us as we lean into God’s provision, take an active role in our trust and relationship with Him, and step forward into His will in the coming year. We pray this teaching will provide encouragement and inspiration to help you start off 2019 with joy, peace, and motivation in your relationship with our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!

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Evangelism - Giving the Greatest Gift

Evangelism - Giving the Greatest Gift

December 1, 2018

What is the greatest gift that you as an individual have ever been given? In the grand scheme of things, it’s everlasting life! With the Christmas season just past and the topic of gifts and gift-giving still on everyone’s mind, the subject of evangelism becomes more timely than ever. How can you help someone receive the greatest gift—everlasting life?

In this teaching on Evangelism: The Greatest Gift, John Schoenheit explores the topic of evangelism from many angles, including: God’s perspective, why evangelism is so important, why it’s risky, and why it’s ultimately worth it. Included as well in this teaching are helpful, practical tips on how to be an ambassador for Christ in a way that engages people and helps show them the love, power, and reality of God. We pray that this teaching will bless, inspire, and empower you to be a living witness for Christ!

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God’s Seal of Ownership

God’s Seal of Ownership

November 1, 2018

The Church Epistles, Romans through Thessalonians, sets forth all of the truth, background, and details on the Sacred Secret. The Book of Ephesians sits at the apex of all communication regarding the Sacred Secret, the One Body nature of the Christian church, and the life we have as believers who are part of that Body of Christ with Jesus at the head. Chapters 1-3 of Ephesians explores our position in Christ, and Chapter 1 in particular lays out the train of thought regarding our place in God’s plan and in His family.

In this three-part teaching on The Seal of God’s Ownership, Dennis Hickman first presents an overview of Ephesians 1:3-14; he then takes a more detailed look into this segment of Scripture; and finally, he explores a particular word in verse 13 to better understand what God is trying to communicate to us by using it.

Our position with God and the promises He has made by sealing our salvation are important aspects of the Christian walk, and we hope that this teaching on what it means to be sealed will bring great peace and joy to your life.

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Family Unity

Family Unity

October 1, 2018

We are so blessed and excited to share this LIVE teaching from the 2018 STF National Event!

In this three-part teaching on Ephesians 5:21-6:4, the Theisen Family explores the topic of unity and our Christian walk as it pertains to the family. In the first segment, Gary & Karen Theisen bring their insight on the interplay of care, respect, and submission between husbands and wives, what that looks like in a healthy relationship, and why these demonstrations of love are so important to God. In the second segment, Grace Theisen addresses the parent/child relationship, how our earthly parental relationships reflect our relationship with God as His children, and why an intimate bond with our Creator is essential to our wellbeing. In the final segment, Caitlyn Theisen explores the master/servant relationship, the necessity for love and care, honor and respect, and how God cares for us as we serve Him.

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A Look into Ezekiel

A Look into Ezekiel

September 1, 2018

The Book of Ezekiel can be very difficult to understand. It is a deeply detailed section of Scripture that requires a lot of attention, but there are many lessons we can learn if we take the time in prayer and research to better comprehend both the content and background of Ezekiel’s life and visions.

In this teaching on “A Look into Ezekiel,” John Schoenheit gives a basic start into understanding the Book of Ezekiel, particularly through the background and opening chapter. We pray that this teaching will help you to gain a deeper insight and appreciation for this wonderfully detailed, inspiring book.

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Free Will

Free Will

August 1, 2018

The subject of free will is an important one to our Christian walk as it helps us to fully understand God’s interaction with mankind now and throughout the ages past. Freedom of will has a powerful impact on our relationship with God and our understanding of Him, because He wants us to voluntarily choose to love Him and be a part of His family.

In this teaching, Dennis Hickman covers the subject of free will in the Bible and Christian life, exploring how it effects God’s interplay with mankind as we are given the day-to-day freewill choice whether to honor God and do His will, or to accomplish our own agenda. It is our prayer that this teaching will be a tremendous blessing to you.

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Blessing One Another

Blessing One Another

July 1, 2018

The Body of Christ is a family, and God calls us to elevate our fellow Christians through our actions, speech, and conduct. The New Testament gives many commands about how to relate to one another, but much of Christianity doesn’t realize that the phrase “one another” refers specifically to Christians. Scripture tells us that people will know we are followers of Christ through the love that we have for one another, and God calls us to act on that love in tangible ways.

In this teaching titled “Blessing One Another,” John Schoenheit offers a challenge to think of real and practical ways to help other Christians. Exploring many of the instances where “one another” is used in the New Testament, this teaching offers practical advice for how we can best support and uplift one another in genuine, palpable love on our journey to obey God and strengthen the Body of Christ.

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Rewards in the Future Kingdom

Rewards in the Future Kingdom

June 1, 2018

The subject of rewards in the coming Kingdom of Christ on earth is not very well understood, and for a number of reasons. Perhaps the biggest one is the common teaching that people go to heaven when they die and live there forever—but without any certainty of what we will be doing all that time. But the teaching of the Bible is that Christ will fight Armageddon, conquer the earth, and set up his kingdom such that “the meek will inherit the earth.” Once that happens, Christ will reward each person based on what they have done.

In this teaching, John Schoenheit covers the subject of rewards in the coming kingdom. He shows that, far from being a seldom-mentioned subject, rewards are addressed dozens of times in the Bible. Through these verses, he teaches about the kinds of rewards we can earn, how our inheritance can be a reward, and whether or not we can lose our rewards. It is our prayer that this teaching will be a tremendous blessing to you.

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Can Anything Separate Us From the Love of God?

Can Anything Separate Us From the Love of God?

May 1, 2018

The Book of Romans has been called the “Magna Carta” of the Bible, proclaiming the rights and privileges of the believer. One of those privileges is eternal life, and in this teaching John Schoenheit explores what it means to be “more than a conqueror” in Christ. To do that, he sets forth the theme of Romans, which is the “Good News” about Jesus Christ, and then develops the scope of Romans, starting in Romans 1 and going chapter by chapter until chapter 8. He shows how Romans clearly portrays the way to salvation and eternal life, and that once a person is a born-again Christian, his or her everlasting future is never in doubt. We pray that this teaching will bring you great inspiration, clarity, and direction as you continue to grow in your relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

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Fulfilling Your Function in the Body of Christ

Fulfilling Your Function in the Body of Christ

April 1, 2018

What is the work that God has called us to do? This is a vital subject for all Christians to know and understand, so that we can be as effective as possible for Christ. In this LIVE teaching on “Fulfilling Your Function in the Body of Christ” from the March 2018 Leadership Meeting, Jeff Tyler looks at the three parts to answering this question: why it’s important, what it looks like, and how it applies to each of us. We pray that this teaching will bring you great inspiration, clarity, and direction as you continue to grow in your relationship with God and Jesus Christ, and to fulfill your God-given function in the Body of Christ.

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Living Wholeheartedly

Living Wholeheartedly

March 1, 2018

Living wholeheartedly is difficult to do in a fallen world. But when we go through life with hearts that are numb, we are unable to fully experience the beautiful things that come from the heart-including the depths of joy and love-because we are afraid to also feel the pain and sadness that come from the same place. In this LIVE teaching on "Living Wholeheartedly" from the 2017 STF National Event, Caitlyn Theisen explores the journey to wholeheartedness and how it requires us to be invested deeply in the words of God, as well as some of the steps we can take to heal with the help of Jesus, and how we can acquire strength for the journey through the presence of Christ in our hearts and the knowledge of his love for us.

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When It Hurts to Bend the Knee

When It Hurts to Bend the Knee

February 1, 2018

“Worship” is a common word that is often thrown around in Christianity. But what few people realize is that there is a lot more to worshipping God than prayer, going to church, and singing praise. A large and overlooked part of worship involves sacrifice. Part of our worship is giving up things that hinder us from picking up our cross and following Jesus—becoming a disciple is an act of worship because a life of following Jesus consists of a life of sacrifice. In this teaching, “When It Hurts to Bend the Knee,” Jerry Wierwille lays out a dimension of worshipping God that cuts to the very heart of the Christian faith: worship involves sacrifice. Worship is about obeying God even when we don’t feel like it or want to. Being a follower of Christ means that we must forsake ourselves and follow him, no matter the cost.

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Thinking Like God Thinks

Thinking Like God Thinks

January 1, 2018

Isaiah 55:8 is a verse that has been used over and over again to explain away many uncomfortable things about life by covering up unbiblical doctrines, and as a result it has set a false barrier between God and many people. In this three-part teaching titled “Thinking Like God Thinks,” John Schoenheit explores the examples of Jesus’ life and the Torah, showing from Scripture how not only is it possible to think like God does, but that this is a vital part of living a godly life. If we want to conduct ourselves in a way that serves and honors our holy God, we must immerse ourselves in His way of thinking, so that we can be imitators of Christ, and therefore, imitators of God.

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Crisis in Colossae

Crisis in Colossae

December 1, 2017

The Book of Philemon is a section of Scripture that is sometimes not read in great depth; but there are some amazing insights into relationship and personal dealings among believers that can be gleaned from this wonderful book! In this teaching titled “Crisis in Colossae,” Dennis Hickman examines the situation in Colossae at the time of Paul’s letter, which threatened to become a crisis within the Body of Christ. Looking deeper into the Letter to Philemon, this teaching explores how the blend of grace and truth as demonstrated in this record can translate into our lives—encouraging us walk in love, even through difficult situations.

No matter what has happened in our lives, we can stand in truth and receive the Word with meekness, helping our brothers and sisters in Christ to heal and move forward; this way, we can all fight for unity and for one another. We hope that this teaching will encourage you to do all of that, and more.

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Jesus - The Red Thread

Jesus - The Red Thread

November 1, 2017

Throughout Scripture, we’re presented with many accounts of people who walked bravely down the path of God’s will that was laid out before them. But sometimes we can become so familiar with these stories that we lose sight of the fact that each one was pointing toward a bigger picture—the red thread of Jesus Christ! In this live teaching from the 2017 New England Women’s Conference, Janet Speakes explores several records in Scripture, taking a deeper look at the source of bravery for each person in them, and how these accounts paralleled and pointed toward the reality of the coming Savior—showing the plan for mankind’s redemption, woven throughout history. 

Jesus Christ is the red thread of the Bible, the One whose coming was so beautifully illustrated in the life-journeys of those who courageously obeyed the leading of God. We believe that this teaching will bless and enrich your understanding of the Word, as well as help you to see more clearly how our strength and bravery comes from the Lord.

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Making the Most of Your Time / Invest in Your God-Given Talent

Making the Most of Your Time / Invest in Your God-Given Talent

October 1, 2017

We are so blessed to share TWO live teachings from the 2017 STF National Conference held in Atlanta, GA!

In the first teaching, Ryan M. talks about the time we have now in life, and how we must make the most of it. Using concrete and inspirational analogies, he explores the importance of doing our best now, because our time in this life is limited…and how what we do with that time will echo in eternity.

In the second teaching, Jerry Wierwille takes a deeper look into the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25; he demonstrates from the evidence of Scripture how each person is talented in their own unique way, and shows how we can look to this parable for guidance on how we should be using our talents, however great or small, to invest in the future kingdom.

We trust that both of these teachings will be deeply enriching and greatly motivational for you, as you use your time and talents in this life to invest in the people around you…and in the kingdom to come.

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What is Faith?

What is Faith?

September 1, 2017

In the early 1900’s, a movement started that is now referred to as “the Word of Faith Movement,” which teaches that if a person has faith, he can be successful, prosperous, and healthy. But is that really what the Bible teaches? In this teaching, John Schoenheit examines how the English word “faith” came into our language, and what it means; why the Word of Faith Movement is so strong, and why faith so often seems to work for people; some of the consequences of believing that our faith makes things happen in the world around us; how our trust in God or Christ does not force things to happen; and the wonderful effects of trusting God and living wisely.

Trying to make things happen by “just having faith” puts an immense amount of pressure on Christians, and we believe that this teaching will help many people to better understand what happens in the world around them, and to be more peaceful in their hearts.

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Prepare to Win

Prepare to Win

August 1, 2017

No one would ever think of running a long distance marathon race without going into proper training. Many may desire to win but few do because, as Coach Bear Bryant once said, “It’s not he will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters!” As followers of Jesus, each Christian has a race course laid out ahead of them and to win that race we must prepare ourselves in order to win. In this teaching Dan Gallagher begins by defining what “winning” for he Christian means and he examines five specific areas where we need to have the will to prepare ourselves to win: prepare for good works, prepare to give an answer, prepare to resist, prepare to fight, and prepare to endure. We believe you will enjoy this teaching with it’s many real life examples and antidotes, as well as finding it will helpful for you on your way to “winning” with Christ.

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What in the World Are We Doing?

What in the World Are We Doing?

July 1, 2017

As Christians, we are often warned about the perils of getting too involved in the world. We’re told not to love the things of the world; not to conform to the world; and to keep the commandment unstained while we are living in this world. With all of these instructions, it can be difficult to know how we should truly conduct ourselves in the world—to know what, in the world, we are doing!

In this live teaching from our 2017 20’s and 30’s Conference in Paducah, KY, Jerry Wierwille takes a look into Scripture to determine what it means to be of the world; what it means to be in the world; what things can tarnish the teaching of the Word; and how God admonishes us to keep His commandments unstained while we navigate life and maintain a steadfast faith in a fallen world.

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Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

June 1, 2017

Despite the fact that adversity of all kinds is a part of everyone’s life, people spend a lot of time, effort, and money trying to avoid it all costs. This mindset of ease and comfort can actually limit us in seeing how God can and does use adversity to work powerfully with us. Having a proper attitude during difficult times can help us develop the character of Christ, increase in godliness, and grow more into the image of our Lord.

In this teaching Dan Gallagher uses the forging process of steel to demonstrate the spiritual process of transformation through adversity. We think you will enjoy the many examples and parallels as you learn more about how God disciplines (teaches and trains) us as His children.

Understanding Wisdom Literature in the Bible

Understanding Wisdom Literature in the Bible

May 1, 2017

As Christians, we want to read the Bible and believe it. But that is more tricky than it sounds. The Bible employs many figures of speech that are not literal; it also contains poetry and wisdom literature that are written in a non-literal way. In the biblical culture wisdom statements were well-understood, but in our much more straightforward and factual writing of today, those statements can be confusing. For example, how are we to understand Psalm 1:3, that for the righteous person, “whatever he does prospers,” when it is not factually correct?

In this teaching, John Schoenheit explains wisdom statements in the Bible and goes over four characteristics as outlined by Dr. Bruce Waltke. Then he shows how wisdom statements can be interpreted in light of the scope of Scripture. We hope that this teaching will help you to gain clarity and confidence in your reading of the Word of God.

Focus on the Mission Possible

Focus on the Mission Possible

April 1, 2017

The mission of every born-again Christian is to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and their neighbor as themselves, and to honor and serve Christ. In this teaching on “Focus on the Mission Possible,” Dave Hanson delves into the Book of Hebrews, exploring the theme of Jesus as the Christ and the reasons why we should spend our energy and focus serving, worshipping, and obeying him, turning our eyes constantly to follow him.

7 Spiritual Battlefields

7 Spiritual Battlefields

March 1, 2017

There is an ongoing war raging between good and evil. While most Christians are at least aware of this spiritual battle, not everyone understands the many different arenas in which it is fought. In this three-part teaching, Dan Gallagher looks at seven different spiritual battlefields—arts & entertainment, media, education, government, business/science, religion, and family—and explains how both God and the Devil are fighting to capture our hearts and our loyalty through these mediums.

We hope that this teaching will help you to become more aware of the spiritual battlefields where both God and the Devil are waging war, in order to increase in your discernment and spiritual judgement and to help you to become more effective in fighting the spiritual battle of which we are all a part.

Persistent Prayer

Persistent Prayer

February 1, 2017

In order to run the race for the joy that is set before us, we must endure! In this live teaching from our 2016 National Event, John Truitt delves deeply into the subject of prayer, including how everything in the process of endurance begins with prayer, how to get our prayers answered, and how persistent prayer ties back into the race that we run.

In this teaching, Truitt explores how Jesus set the example when he endured intense suffering through fervent prayer, and how the Bible tells us over and over again that we must set aside the things of this world so that we, too, can bear the things we will suffer in this life. Through prayer, endurance, and keeping our focus on Jesus, we can truly experience the joy that is set before us.

Joy and Forgiveness

Joy and Forgiveness

January 1, 2017

Suffering is a universal problem, and almost as universal is the hurt, anger, resentment, and bitterness that can accompany or follow suffering. But Paul was able to rejoice in spite of the fact that he suffered as a prisoner in Rome after being framed and unjustly accused. He wrote to the church in Colosse: “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you” (Col. 1:24).

In this teaching, John Schoenheit talks about forgiving others from the perspective of his study of Colossians 1:24. He shows that sin is a debt, and when people sin against us we have the choice to either pay the debt and cancel the sin with forgiveness, or refuse to pay it, in which case the sin produces anger and resentment, and leads to more sin that just contributes to the sin in the world. This teaching covers the sin cycle, the fact that Jesus is still suffering now, how sin is a debt that must be paid, and that if we are going to have joy in life we cannot be carrying the burden of unforgiveness and resentment. To truly have joy in this life, we have to be willing to pay for the sins that others commit against us, just as Jesus forgave the sins we committed against him.

3 Weeks in Thessalonica

3 Weeks in Thessalonica

December 1, 2016

The Bible is a wonderful book that is meant to be read, not just for memorization of facts and figures, but critically, in order to better understand the heart of God and what the Lord is trying to communicate through its pages. In this teaching entitled “3 Weeks in Thessalonica,” David Hanson takes a deeper look at Paul’s time in Thessalonica, exploring this account especially as it pertains to starting and growing a church. Through its three parts, addressing Paul’s time in Thessalonica, the things that Paul and the others did there, and what Paul did when he left, the purpose of this teaching is to look more deeply into church leaders and the body of saints in the church, and to show how the Thessalonian record encourages believers to build one another up, bless each other, and assist brothers and sisters in Christ in creating and growing a lasting work in the Lord. This is a wonderful way in which we can serve him and our fellow believers.

Begin with the End in Mind

Begin with the End in Mind

November 1, 2016

What does it mean to “begin with the end in mind?” This term refers to how we start things with a clear idea of our destination, and many successful people over the years have accomplished great things by keeping the end goal of their efforts in mind. In this live teaching from our 2016 National Conference, Jeff Tyler defines “beginning with the end in mind” as it applies to our Christian walk, showing examples of it in both the Old and New Testaments and giving an exhortation for us to walk out our lives according to it. We hope that this teaching will greatly equip you with hope and steadfastness for the future! Teaching by Jeff Tyler.

Unity

Unity

October 1, 2016

Somewhere deep in every heart there’s a desire to be connected to others, to be known and accepted; a desire to be united to family and friends. This is the glue that drives people to form communities, to stick together in a tribe, clan, or even an outlaw gang. As Christians, we often feel the deep tug on our hearts for unity; but lacking a genuine understanding of it can cause lots of problems. In this live teaching from our 2016 National Conference, Dan Gallagher explores the subject of unity from the three perspectives presented in Scripture: Unity of the Spirit, Unity of the Faith, and Unity of Fellowship, showing how we can achieve godly union with others, honor our personal integrity concerning our beliefs, and enjoy the greatness of the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. This is how we live worthy of the calling we have received, in the true unity that’s available to us today.

Father Figures

Father Figures

September 1, 2016

Both in the Bible and in the world around us, it is evident that one of the most fundamentally important relationships is the one that exists between a father and a child, and it’s no coincidence that one of the primary ways God relates to mankind—specifically to the Body of Christ—is as a Father figure. In this teaching by Dave Hanson, we will look at the topic of father figures from three angles: father and son relationships; what the love of the Father looks like; and what we should do with that great love that God has provided for us. We believe that this teaching will give you greater insight into the relationship between God and His children and how this bond enriches and empowers us to walk out our lives and serve God and others, following the leading of our Heavenly Father.

Living Behind Enemy Lines

Living Behind Enemy Lines

August 1, 2016

The rescue of mankind from the Enemy’s captivity was secured through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. The cry of God’s heart through the ages of, “Let my people go!” finally became a spiritual reality when Christ escaped the hold of the grave, rising forever from the dead. But until the day comes when we are gathered to Christ, we must continue to live behind enemy lines. In this teaching, Dan Gallagher reminds us of our true heavenly citizenship, and the tension we presently live in between the two comings of Christ—the “already, but not yet.” We think that you will enjoy the three essential strategies presented, which we can all employ in order to live and thrive behind enemy lines.

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

July 1, 2016

Jesus taught us that the second most important commandment in the whole Bible is that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Despite the fact that almost every Christian knows this, sometimes there is a surprising lack of love for one another in the Christian community. In this three-part teaching on loving our neighbors, John Schoenheit focuses first on why we should love our neighbor—the premise being that if we know the “why,” we will have more motivation to do as God commands. The second part looks at this commandment and shows how we already love ourselves, and how we need to love others. The third part discusses practical, loving things we should consider and do for those around us.

The Bible: Told Through Story

The Bible: Told Through Story

June 1, 2016

Stories are central to the way we connect with each other and the world around us, so much so that we often fail to realize that we all live inside the stories we tell ourselves about our lives and others’. In this teaching Dan Gallagher illustrates how our minds are specifically designed for stories and the powerful force they play in our daily lives, and he reminds us that, as Rabbi Bernhardt Ott states, “The Bible is not a theology textbook full of definitions of God and the world, but rather a fascinating narrative, a not-yet finished story of God’s ongoing dealings with people throughout history. And we are all invited to be a part of this story.” We believe this teaching will help you to connect in a new way with the story that God is telling, and will also help you to reach others and connect them to His story.

The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb

The Wedding Banquet of the Lamb

May 1, 2016

There are a few things in the Bible that everyone seems to be aware of even if these subjects are misunderstood in many ways. One such topic is the banquet mentioned in Isaiah 25:6, which is a feast with the best of meats and the finest of wines which God will host in the Messianic Age. Just as with other biblical subjects, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about this great banquet. Today, in Christian circles, this feast is called “the wedding supper of the Lamb” (Rev. 19:9 KJV). There are a number of things that keep people from understanding the great wedding banquet, which is part of the celebration of the inauguration of Jesus Christ as king over the earth. In this teaching, John Schoenheit covers the prophecy in Isaiah of the feast, and follows it through the Scriptures, showing what all saved people will enjoy in the future—a great celebratory banquet with the King of Kings.

The Covenants of God

The Covenants of God

April 1, 2016

Millions of people regularly gain inspiration and enlightenment from reading the Bible, and yet few really see the full story because they don’t understand the Covenants of God and the role they play. In this teaching, Dan Gallagher shows how the Covenants of God are a key piece to understanding His moves through history as He brings about His plans and purposes, explains the concept of a covenant, and then explores the major Covenants and their meanings. This teaching culminates with the New Covenant, the covenant which was instituted through Jesus and under which we now live. We pray that this teaching will help you to see that reading the Bible without a comprehension of God’s Covenants is like eating a cake without the sugar.

The Revelation Manifestations

The Revelation Manifestations

March 1, 2016

One of the most exciting and invigorating things in this life is to personally be in touch with God and the Lord Jesus Christ and to receive revelation from them. It is important in these dark times to be confident that the Lord will give us revelation, and also that we know what it is when we receive it. In this teaching, John Schoenheit covers revelation from God and the Lord as it comes as a message of knowledge or a message of wisdom to the gift of holy spirit born inside you, and then to your mind or body in any of the seven ways: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, when you “just know,” or when you have a strong emotion. This knowledge helps Christians greatly as we witness to others and work to turn people from darkness to light, and it may just keep us alive in dangerous circumstances.

Pride

Pride

February 1, 2016

Jesus taught that the greatest commandment of all is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This being the case, it only makes sense that the greatest sin a person could commit would be idolatry—loving someone or something before God. At the root of all idolatry is pride: the desire to do things my way, not God’s way. In this teaching Dan Gallagher explores the insidious nature of pride, the various faces that it wears, where pride comes from, and some practical ways to lessen its vise-like grip on our hearts. The reality is that we all have pride, so if we are going to live the victorious life Jesus wants for us, we have to face our personal pride issues. After all, God declares that He “opposes the proud but shows grace to the humble” (James 4:6).

Offended

Offended

January 1, 2016

Over twenty years ago the author John Bevere wrote in the book, The Bait of Satan, that he had “observed one of the enemy’s most deadly and deceptive traps. It imprisons countless Christians, severs relationships and widens existing breaches between us. It is the trap of offense.” What he observed over two decades ago seems to have increased exponentially today. The spirit of offense is behind much of the tension in the world as it engenders frustration, resentment, anger, and bitterness between people. The result is an increasing loss of compassion; coldness; and even hatred. As people lose the ability to genuinely dialogue about differences, they lose the ability to hear one another, discuss these differences, and most importantly the ability to spread the Good News of Jesus. In this teaching Dan Gallagher exposes the problem of offense, the cause behind it, and the godly solutions we can all employ to free ourselves from the Enemy’s trap of being “offended.”

God’s Divine Council

God’s Divine Council

December 1, 2015

A great biblical truth, but one not well-known by the Church, is that God has an inner divine council of spirit beings with whom He works to administer the universe. There is good biblical evidence for this, and it also makes perfect sense when we think of the way God works with His creation: when God created mankind, He gave them dominion over the animals; when our numbers increased, He asked us to appoint rulers and judges who would administer a godly society; and when He raised Jesus from the dead, He gave him all authority and made him ruler of His creation, just to give a few examples. Similarly, before mankind existed, God had a council of ruling spirits to help Him administer His creation. In this teaching, John Schoenheit goes over many of the verses of Scripture that reveal this divine council, and shows that they have been active in the past in helping God, and will continue in that role in the future as well.

That’s Ironic

That’s Ironic

November 1, 2015

God is a master in His use of irony. There are different forms of irony, but whether verbal or situational, they involve events that happen in exact opposition to what is intended. There are times when the irony is very subtle, but there are others when it is so unmistakable that it seems to be a neon billboard brightly flashing the words, “God is at work here!” In this teaching, Dan Gallagher uses a number of examples to show God’s use of irony, starting in Genesis, going through a number of Old Testament records, the Gospels, and the crucifixion of Christ. We believe that this teaching will inspire you and help you to get more in touch with God’s use of irony, not only in His Word but also in your own personal life, so that you too will say, “God truly is at work here!”

Mature in Christ

Mature in Christ

October 1, 2015

In this teaching, taught live at the 2015 STF-USA National Conference, John Schoenheit talks about what being a mature Christian is and is not. For example: Although many people think that mature Christians have good physical health, that is not an indicator of Christian maturity. Similarly, many mature Christians are not financially or materially prosperous. It should be the goal of every Christian to grow become mature in Christ. But if we have the wrong idea about what that means, we can set goals for ourselves that are unattainable and that leave us feeling demoralized and defeated. The Devil works hard to defeat us in the material realm, and that often means believers have problems in this world. Mature believers seek to do God’s will before fulfilling their own desires and are centered on the welfare of others. We believe this teaching will help to guide you as you endeavor to grow in Christ.

We Ought to Obey God Rather Than Men

We Ought to Obey God Rather Than Men

September 1, 2015

In Acts 5 we find the record of the Apostles being told by the Jewish leadership to stop spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. In obedience to Christ’s commands to “go and make disciples of all nations,” they boldly replied, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” In many cultures and societies around the world, we are seeing increasing attacks on Christian values and the passage of laws and governmental actions that contradict the ways of God. In this teaching, Dan Gallagher explores the concept of obedience to God as it relates to the realms of our personal, family, church, civil, and corporate lives. We believe this teaching will help to guide you as you endeavor to always “obey God rather than men.”

Rough Weather Ahead

Rough Weather Ahead

August 1, 2015

Many parts of the world are experiencing weather patterns that are unprecedented, at least in recent history. This is unsurprising as the Bible clearly ties weather patterns to the behavior of the people in a country. In this three-segment teaching, John Schoenheit covers: the nature of the earth as a war zone between Good and Evil, that everything that happens on earth is not God’s will, and that people have an effect on what happens on earth, including the weather; many of the verses that tie people’s behavior to the weather, showing that it is a consistent message throughout Scripture; and Jesus’ teaching at the Last Supper about how to prepare for difficult times, explaining and expounding on how Jesus told his disciples to prepare for them.

Effective Witnessing for Christ

Effective Witnessing for Christ

July 1, 2015

Most Christians understand that Jesus directed his followers to be witnesses for him; yet the reality is that the majority of the Body of Christ is not actively spreading the Good News. In this teaching, Dan Gallagher examines the problems that keep most Christians from witnessing, and provides practical solutions that will help many to become more comfortable and effective in engaging others. We believe you will be inspired and encouraged by this teaching to be the ambassador Christ has called you to be.

Be Strong in the Lord

Be Strong in the Lord

June 1, 2015

Life is too difficult for Christians to be mentally, physically, and spiritually successful without help from the Lord. The Bible encourages us to be strong in the Lord—and that is a must, if we are going to succeed as God’s workers, athletes, warriors, and ambassadors.

When Jacob was told that his beloved son Benjamin had to go to Egypt if the family wanted more food, he exclaimed, “Everything happens to me!” Of course, that was not true—but it expressed how he felt at the time, and how a lot of us feel when things go wrong in our lives. If we allow our thoughts to run in that direction, we can become pessimistic and even depressed, or we can slip into escapism and not engage the world the way God calls us to. In this teaching, John Schoenheit addresses 5 simple points for staying positive, being engaged in life, and being effective ambassadors for God—through our awareness of how our flesh makes us feel; our honesty about the world as a war zone; our understanding that it is not abnormal or ungodly to have strong emotions when bad things happen; our having control of our thoughts, and being willing to let go of the things of this life and keep the Hope in mind.

Faith Lessons from Everyday Life

Faith Lessons from Everyday Life

May 1, 2015

Most Christians understand that God is their spiritual Father, but what many don’t realize is that God wants to be a very intimate part of our lives just like a good father that loves his children, providing instruction and lessons on a daily basis. One of the ways God does this is through Faith Lessons From Everyday Life.

In the Book of Hebrews we are told that, like a father, God “disciplines” his children. In the Western world we often think of discipline as corporal punishment, but in the Greek and Hebrew mindset, discipline was about teaching and instruction. In this teaching Dan Gallagher shows how, when we are seeking His instruction, God will guide and train us at all times, through both the good times and periods of hardship, provided we are focused on the Creator and not the creation. We believe you will enjoy and be inspired by the many personal examples cited in this teaching.

Take Control of Your Life

Take Control of Your Life

April 1, 2015

It can be very unsettling to feel like we are out of control of our lives. Yet we all face unwanted circumstances on a regular basis that we may not be able to change. The Bible says that Satan controls and enslaves people through fear. While we may not be able to change our circumstances, we can still be in control of ourselves, and Jesus showed us how to do that.

Jesus faced many difficult situations as well as hours of torture and then death on the cross at the end of his life. It is amazing and inspiring to see that Jesus was not just another prisoner being overcome with fear and controlled by others, but instead he stayed in control of himself. He may have been tied up, beaten, and nailed to a cross, but he was not confused and in despair. He knew who he was and what he was doing and he was not afraid of the pain and death. In this teaching, John Schoenheit reads the records of the trial and death of Jesus Christ, examines the principles Jesus used to maintain his control in some of the most difficult situations that any person could ever face, and then discusses how we can use those same principles to be in control of our own lives.