Rules without relationships lead to rebellion. Truth without relationships leads to rejection. Discipline without relationship leads to anger. Relationships form the very foundation on which we pass our faith to the next generation. Josh shares 7 practical principles essential for developing healthy and long-lasting relationships with your kids.
2. 50 Shades of Love
People often claim they are motivated by love to do the things they do. But very few people can define what that actually means. That’s especially dangerous when culture “defines” it for our children. So how do you know whether you are doing the loving thing if you can’t define it? Josh discusses what love is not (especially in terms of sex) and then shares an insightful, biblical understanding of what love is that will dramatically change how you think.
3. Address of Jesus
God narrowed down the search for the Messiah by creating an “address in history.” Just as your address sets you apart from everyone else on Earth so, too, God created an address for His Son, setting him apart from everyone else. Josh takes you through a thrilling journey of over 333 prophecies in the Bible that were all fulfilled in one individual — Jesus Christ — thereby validating His claim to be God.
4. Bare Facts
Josh believes nothing is sabotaging the spiritual growth of college, high school and even middle school young people more than sexual experimentation. Our kids are bombarded daily with a worldview of sex that is detrimental to their well-being. In this message, Josh shares a positive biblical view of sex that may surprise you.
He will answer a variety of questions, including “What is love and purity?” “Why did God create sex?” “What are some of the consequences of living outside of God’s design for sex?” “What are the positives of waiting until marriage?” Josh delivers frank and godly answers to top questions young people ask about sex, love and relationships—questions parents are often afraid their kids will ask!
5. Bible: Fact, Fiction, or Fable
Does the Bible we have today really contain what was written down over 2000 years ago or has it been changed? And, is what was written down true? Josh presents convincing evidences supporting the reliability of the New Testament. Through unveiling actual ancient artifacts and early manuscripts you will have a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand how God has protected His Word through the centuries.
6. Breaking Free (Moody Founders 2015)
Filtered through the heart of a father and grandfather, Josh addresses what he believes is the greatest encumbrance in the 2,000+ year history of the church – the worldwide problem of pervasive internet pornography. Josh offers practical helps for parents and youth influencers.
7. Deity of Christ
IF God became man, THEN what would He be like? Josh guides us with quotations and observations of Christians and non-Christians alike about the person, character, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and His impact on the world for over two thousand years.
What is the basis of our forgiveness? Is it behavior? Is it the church? In this talk on forgiveness, Josh points to the person and life of Jesus Christ as our only hope and promise of total forgiveness.
9. Just 1 Click Away
Josh addresses the impact of internet pornography in the lives of our young people today and what the church and parents can do to curb this insidious intruder.
10. Perfect Storm
A youth crisis of monumental proportions is brewing. It is the confluence of an intellectual storm, a moral storm and a relational storm all driven by the winds of a destructive internet influence on our young people. Josh shares some shocking statistics but also brings hope by sharing the ultimate TRUTH so young people not only know WHAT they believe, but WHY.
11. Pervasive Internet
The size of the internet expands every day and can be overwhelming. Monitoring this activity can be challenging and frustrating since materials can be accessed anywhere, anytime and by just about anyone. Josh shares how this intrusion can ensnare and enslave young people and lead to a lifetime of hurts and struggles.
12. Reclaiming Easter (7-part series)
Josh validates the deity of Jesus Christ by looking closely at events we celebrate today as Easter, including Jesus’ claims of deity, His trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection, eyewitness accounts and much more.
- Part 1: Claims of Deity, Trial of Jesus, the Trilemma, Resurrection Claims
- Part 2: Resurrection Testimonies, Scientific Method, Legal Method, Approaching History, the Historian
- Part 3: Bibliographical Test – How many manuscripts? Internal Evidence Test, Eyewitness Accounts, Appeal to Listeners, External Evidence Test, Biblical Variants, Hostile Eyewitnesses
- Part 4: Eyewitness Accounts, Trial of Jesus, Crucifixion of Christ, Dead Man Speaks, Crucifixion/Medical Explanation (whips, breaking legs, spilling of blood & water, furca, Roman customs, solid rock tomb, reasons for confidential burial, Jewish burial procedures, body preparation)
- Part 5: Post-Resurrection Facts (Roman seal broken, security guard, empty tomb, moved stone, Roman guard goes AWOL, grave-clothes tell a tale, Christ’s confirmed appearance)
- Part 6: Theories: Myth, Wrong Tomb, Unknown Tomb, Legend, Swoon, Hallucination; Theory Weaknesses, Muslim Substitution Theory, Conspiracy Theory, Skeptic’s Opinion, Certainty of Jesus’ Death, Passover-The Plot
- Part 7: Evidence for the Resurrection: Direct Evidence vs Circumstantial Evidence, Circumstantial Evidence, Prophecy Fulfilled in Christ, Possibility of Just 8 Prophecies fulfilled, Why did Jesus have to die?, Who is God?, Redemption/Propitiation, Why did God create us?, Illustration: Story of the Judge
13. Relationships That Transform
Sharing how and why we need to develop authentic relationships with our children, Josh points out the importance of showing unfailing love and truth to them.
14. Relevant Christ
Is Christ still relevant in our culture? Josh gives biblical and practical insight for leaders to relate to their community and motivate families to remain active in the church and strong in their faith.
15. Resolving Conflict
Seven timeless principles in resolving conflict in any relationship with words of encouragement and direction from Scripture.
Josh shares the agonizing events Jesus suffered during His trials and crucifixion and the incredible details leading up to Jesus’ glorious resurrection and the hope we have as a result.
17. Right From Wrong
Help your young people learn to make right moral choices based upon God and His Word as the absolute standard of right and wrong. Josh will help them discover what standards of behavior are right for all people, for all times, for all places. This message can play a vital role in strengthening the moral foundations of our young people!
18. Self-Image (See Yourself as God Sees You)
Too often we fall into the trap that our identity is shaped by how we look, how we perform and what we achieve. We live a life of performance and expectations. In this life-changing message, Josh gets to the heart of how God sees us—lovable, valuable and competent. And He demonstrated that by taking extraordinary steps so He could enjoy a relationship with us. You’ll learn that your self-image should be based on how God views you…no more and no less.
19. Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex
Taken from Josh and Dottie’s own experience raising four children, Josh gives encouragement and solid information during that sometimes awkward process of guiding your children into a healthy understanding of God’s gift of sex.
20. Teaching Truth in a “Whatever” Culture
Do we allow our youth to believe “whatever” the culture dictates?
What do our values, beliefs and worldview have to do with the next generation of the church? In this talk, Josh deals with why youth are leaving the church and how leaders and parents can leave a faith legacy.
21. Tolerating The Intolerable
What is the difference between tolerance and judging? Where is the boundary? Josh presents biblical implications and six practical steps in understanding God’s view on judging others.
22. Touch the Evidence (Lodz Scroll)
This spiritual adventure through history, archaeology and antiquities will satisfy your mind and soul about the reliability of the Bible. Doubts fade as rock-solid facts unfold. You will leave knowing with real confidence why you believe! You will be able to touch AND photograph the 500-year-old Lodz Torah, learn how these ancient scrolls were preserved and see manuscript fragments that were hidden for over 1600 years!
Experience a greater appreciation for the Word of God as you see and touch a living treasure.
23. Undaunted (Josh’s Testimony)
Join Josh as he shares the unforgettable story of his personal encounter with Jesus Christ. A dysfunctional family life, an alcoholic and violent father and a sexually abusive worker on the family farm left Josh with a lifetime of scars and shame. Eager to rail against the existence of a loving God, he set out to intellectually disprove Christianity. You’ll find encouragement, hope and redemption in Josh’s story of how God’s passionate love and grace, along with the evidences for the truth of Christianity, forever changed the life of this former agnostic.
24. Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
If we are not confident that Jesus literally rose from the grave to atone for our sins, our faith regarding salvation is on shaky ground. The good news is that Christ’s bodily resurrection IS an historical fact! Josh’s message will help to solidify and firm up our faith as he shares some of the many evidences for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.