John Gifford

John Gifford

Role: Teacher

John Gifford is an American Bible teacher in Southern California.

Essential Christianity
Duration: 22 mins 3 secs
"In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity." These wise words guide the Christian attitude toward differing opinions of Scripture. So, what are the essentials? What doctrines and beliefs define the core of Christianity? We'll explore these questions in this session.
Essential Christianity
Passage: Matthew 16:18
Duration: 38 mins 58 secs
How do we know that the Bible, the book upon which we base our knowledge of God, is reliable and accurate over centuries of copying and interpretation? In this portion of our study, we begin to cover the reliability of Scripture as it was given to man, and how it is that the message has survived in tact for millennia.
Essential Christianity
Duration: 28 mins 41 secs
Even Christians with a lifetime of walking with God sometimes need a little refresher course on Biblical basics. In this session we introduce the series to come and discuss the importance, and even the mandate from God, of knowing why we believe what we believe.
Heaven and the Afterlife
Passage: Revelation 1
God is too smart to let us know everything about everything the minute we arrive in heaven. Rather, He intends for us to continue learning about Him and His creation for eternity. And in order for us to know by experience, we must be changed. New bodies, new eyes and new dimensions to enjoy are all aspects of our eternal, heavenly experience as we explore the richness of experience that we look forward to.
Heaven and the Afterlife
We begin this final session by filling in some details of heaven including the city of God, the twelve gates made of single pearls and the the streets of transparent gold. Listen closely to this one. You won't want to miss it!
Heaven and the Afterlife
God is in the business of redeeming, and far from the concept of making all new things, the Word says, "Behold, I make all things new." In the second half of this session, we will explore how God cleanses and redeems His creation.
Heaven and the Afterlife
Passage: Revelation 22
Charles Spurgeon's final words were, "I can hear them coming. Don't you hear them? This is my coronation day." The glories of heaven are continuing to be revealed as this session begins with a brief recap of the New Jerusalem. We also learn how time will pass in our new perception of reality and dimensions.
Heaven and the Afterlife
Passage: Revelation 4
Picking up in the book of Revelation, we see the Apostle John's vision of the New Jerusalem, complete with measurements and an explanation of the immensity of our new home.
Heaven and the Afterlife
Passage: Ezekiel 1
Beginning with a brief recap of the series so far, we continue our learning about heaven by getting a description of the throne of God. Far from being the old guy on a gold chair, we are given a glimpse into the intricacy and depth of what scripture tells us we will see one day.
Heaven and the Afterlife
Passage: Genesis 2:17
In the second half of the lesson on death and the grave, we learn about separation of the body, soul and spirit and what those separations can tell us about the nature of death.