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FRANCIS CHAN – GREATER THAN SERIES

Francis Chan walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin or hardship that we might encounter in this life. Watch the videos and follow along with the study guide, and you too will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way.

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If you missed the Thursday, Men’s Bible Study session, just click the video below:

DAY 1 – THE CREATOR

In addition to the Day 1 video, Steve Jaros gave us a great insight into one of God’s really interesting but very homely animal, the Dromedary Camel. Click here to learn.

Arguments for creative design continue to be strengthened by science. The more we know about the life on the micro level, the more it points to The Creator. DSMM member, Don Olson has provided a brief video on protein manufacturing within the cell. Read Don’s notes on God and the Living Cell.

DAY 2 – WHY IS THERE EVIL

If God is so good, why is there so much pain in this life? Find out how the pain in Francis Chan’s childhood, brought him to God. To watch Day 2, click here.

DAY 3 – HOW MUCH DOES GOD LOVE US?

God the Creator made us perfect. However, through Adam & Eve and their rebellion has led to judgement with eternal consequences. But Pastor Chan explains how much God loves us and what that means. To watch Day 3, click here.

DAY 4 – JESUS CALLS US TO SERVE, WHY?

God gave His Son as a pathway for eternal life but the way is extremely difficult. But Pastor Chan explains why Jesus instructs us to humble ourselves and serve others. To watch Day 4, click here.


COACH J DAVID MILLER – SET APART, NOT SET ASIDE

Coach Miller presented his SET APART, NOT SET ASIDE Bible study based on 2 Corinthians 4:8,9 which outlined the Apostle Paul’s four statements that describe how Christians should respond to faith under fire, in the trials of life:

  • We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
  • Perplexed, but not in despair;
  • Persecuted, but not abandoned;
  • Struck down, but not destroyed.

You can catch the video replay by clicking here.

Learn more about Coach Miller.


DON STEWART & PROPHECY

As a follow-up to Don’s outstanding prophecy presentation during our Thursday Men’s Ministry Bible study, Don has made available, at no charge, all of his books on his website.

Click the following links for:
Living In Light Of The Last Days presentation
Living In Light Of The Last Days session notes
Download God Wants Us To Know The Future: An Introduction To Bible Prophecy book


The Disciples Playbook – Pastor Paul David Tripp

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #6 Thursday, May 21, 2020

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #5 Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #4 Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #3 Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #2 Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga – Authentic Manhood #1 Thursday, April 16, 2020

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David Pond – Easter Message – Thursday, April 9, 2020

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Shoulder-To-Shoulder (SOS)

Do you have a life issue or situation and need someone to talk to?

In today’s society, it’s not uncommon for men to face struggles due to careers, finances, illness, sin, or other life’s circumstances. Desert Springs Men’s Ministry provides a safe environment for men facing difficult times. We offer confidential, spiritual-based assistance for a wide range of challenges through lay counseling. If you need help, don’t continue to struggle on your own, get help.

Contact one of our church leaders or email us for confidential assistance.

John Eldredge, Ransomed Heart Ministry

John Eldredge, author of Wild at Heart, delivers a video message which highlighted the book’s message on learning the core desires of men. In Wild at Heart, John Eldredge invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. Take a few minutes to watch the video… it worth your time!

In summary, God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy… or the boy in us today even as we get older. Men were challenged by a few questions raised during the program:

Where have we been tested on trials to “live like men” for God?
What areas would you like to test your faith and be “wild at heart”.
Or how about, the rest of my life, I want to …? (Church involvement, community service, relationship with family, etc.) Get started today.

Introduction to Creation, Evolution & Science

DR. DON JOHNSON has earned Ph.D.s in both Computer & Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota and in Chemistry from Michigan State University. He was a senior research scientist for 10 years in pharmaceutical and medical / scientific instrument fields, served as president and technical expert in an independent computer consulting firm for many years, and taught for 20 years in universities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, and Europe. He now maintains scienceintegrity.net to expose unsubstantiated claims in science and has made presentations on most continents.

  1. Intelligent Design – An Introduction to the Scientific and Biblical Basis which introduces the scientific and Biblical basis for the explanation of intelligent design (which is not creationism):
  2. Mass and Energy: Origin & Fine Tuning – This session covers the common “naturalistic” scenarios (quantum vacuum energy, oscillating Universe, and string theory’s multi-verse) as well as the Biblical account. The incredible fine-tuning that allows for life is highlighted.
  3. Life and Its Origins – The incredible complexity of all life is highlighted by examining the components of a “simple” cell. The computer-controlled protein (including enzymes) manufacturing process illustrates that DNA, RNA, and over 150 proteins must be present and fully functional for life to exist. The natural scenarios (proteins first, DNA/proteins first, and RNA first) are analyzed and shown to be totally inadequate, even from the natural sciences. The information systems of life illustrate with certainty that life had an intelligent source. The Biblical basis for life’s origin demonstrates agreement with known science. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
  4. Evolution, Species and “Kinds” – This 4th session of the 6-part series distinguishes between micro- and macro- biological evolution. The role of “junk DNA” in the Darwinian explanation is explored. The fossil record evidence for the biological tree of life is analyzed, especially in the Cambrian explosion of life. Irreducible complexity and computer simulations are also examined. The Biblical account and Darwinism are compared.
  5. The Flood, Catastrophism, Fossils and Time – Scientific data and the Biblical account for the pre- and post-flood environments are examined, along with the likely flood experience (e.g. the ark). The flood’s result in the fossil record and continental drifts is explained. Evidence of contemporaneous existence of man and dinosaurs is examined. Mt Saint Helen’s is shown to be a great example of catastrophism. The radioactive carbon-14 dating method is explained, highlighting the probable effect of the flood on “early” dates. The Biblical 6-day creation scenario is examined in the light of the General Theory of Relativity. Scientific evidence for a much younger Earth and Universe is presented.
  6. Scientific Reliability of the Bible – The last of the 6-part series highlights Biblical insights that were truly amazing for such an ancient book, including fields like astronomy, meteorology, health, biology, and physics. The science of the crucifixion will be shown. The archaeological evidence from the Ebla Tablets, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other findings will be examined. The statistical probabilities of several Biblical prophecies will be analyzed. The possibility of “hidden” codes embedded within the Hebrew text is shown to defy probability. The Bible is shown to be amazingly accurate and reliable, even in areas of science.

Bible Class Favorite Verses

During the December Christmas program, members were asked to discuss their favorite Bible verse that guides their life. Learn more…