Healing - The Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ
May 10, 2017
The purpose of this teaching is two-fold. First, to glorify the powerful and spectacular healing ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. Second, I want to encourage all sick people, Christians and non-Christians, to put their faith and trust in Jesus for their physical healing. In this study we will answer four questions: Where did Jesus heal people? How did Jesus heal? Who did Jesus heal? What does the Gospel of Matthew say about the healing...
Healing the Sick - Pauls Thorn in the Flesh
May 10, 2017
Many of us have lots of questions about physical healing. This teaching explains clearly that the thorn in the flesh that Paul experienced was not a sickness, but a messenger of Satan. It did not make him sick, it buffeted him. Also, we examine the statement - by His stripes we are healed - and show it speaks of physical healing, not salvation.
Healing the Sick 08 - Healing in Acts - Apostle Peter
April 15, 2018
This is the eighth written teaching in the Healing the Sick series. In this study, we look at the healing ministry of the apostle Peter. We study the healings done by Peter in Acts 5 (Peter's shadow), the healing of the paralyzed Aeneas in Acts 9, the raising of Dorcas from the dead also in Acts 9, and the healing of the lame man in Acts 3. Each of these healings caused hundreds and thousands of people to be saved. There are audio and...
Hell - Going to Hell 1
May 10, 2017
This is part 1 of a two-part teaching on hell. We first learn the 5 wrong views of hell, Universalism, Annihilationism, Post Mortem Conversion, Purgatory, and Reincarnation. The man who went to hell in Luke 16 is also discussed. Finally, we see why Hades and Sheol are the same place.
Hell - Going to Hell 2
May 10, 2017
This is part 2 of a two-part teaching on hell. There are three names for hell in the NT, Tartarus, Hades, and Gehenna. We examine the what and why of these 3 places. Gehenna is the lake of fire.
Hell 01 - Perdition and Those Who Perish - Written
July 19, 2017
In this very important teaching, Pastor Charlie looks at why Jesus, Paul, and Peter used words like "perish," "perishing," "perdition," "destruction," and "lost" to describe people who are going to hell. We examine three Greek words that show that people marked out for destruction are going to hell - apollyon, apoleia, and apollumi.
Hell 02 - The Lake of Fire - Written
October 21, 2017
The phrase, “lake of fire,” is found five times in the Bible with all occurrences in the Book of Revelation (See 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:7-8, 21:27, and 22:14-15). The lake of fire is the “everlasting fire” spoken of by Jesus. It is the place of “eternal punishment” where the “fire is never quenched” and “the worm never dies.” It is the most terrifying of all places for the wicked dead. This written teaching is a detailed...
Hell 03 - The Everlasting Fire - Written
November 2, 2017
In this very important written teaching, we examine carefully the truth about the everlasting nature of hell. Is hell forever? Is it temporary? What about the teaching of universalism? Are we to believe the claims of Rob Bell and conclude that everyone gets saved at the end? We study the main versions used by the universalist and then all the verses that mention the words "everlasting," "eternal," or "forever and ever." There are other...
Hell 04 - Hell Yes Bell No - Written
November 11, 2017
In this detailed teaching, we look carefully at Rob Bell - the person and his false teachings. We first give a background on his life, then we go - chapter by chapter - through his heretical book, Love Wins. What does Rob Bell believe? How does he present his teachings on universalism - that everyone will be saved. We then respond to his beliefs from the clear teachings of the Bible. Other written teachings on this subject are above and...
Hell 05 - The Rich Man In Hell
May 10, 2017
This is the written teaching of the above audio teaching. This teaching includes a verse by verse study of Luke 16:19-31. We take a careful look at the rich man who went to Hades (hell). We first learn the temporarily condition of both Lazarus the beggar and the rich man. The rich man lived in continuously luxury and he never bothered to help the poor beggar. After both men died, the tables turned - the beggar was in paradise and the rich man...
Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit and Prayer
May 10, 2017
In this teaching Pastor Charlie explains all the passages of Jesus in John, Chapters 14-16 on the Holy Spirit. He is our Divine Helper. Next, we look at Romans 8:26-27 and see how the Spirit helps us in our prayer life. In Luke 11, we come to understand that asking the Father for the Holy Spirit is prayer request #1 for the Christian. Then Pastor Avila goes through three great prayers in Ephesians that mention the Holy Spirit. A strong...
Homeschooling Children
May 10, 2017
Over a four year period, Pastor Charlie homeschooled his adopted son. This is the personal story of his homeschooling experience and what he learned about homeschooling families, curriculum, and best educational options for parents. He starts with the difficult situation of his son's arrest after he was attacked by a bully. This teaching covers things you should do before you start homeschooling your children. He also includes recommendations...
Homosexuality - A Christian Manifesto on Homosexuality
May 11, 2017
Because of the rise of homosexuality in our city, state, nation, and world, we, the people of Clovis Christian Center, are making a public declaration of our beliefs on homosexuality. Here are 20 declarations that are clear, direct, biblical, and uncompromising. This is what we believe about homosexuality and God's original purpose and design for marriage. This written teaching is 10 pages long and gives a full explanation of the 20...
Homosexuality - Paul on Homosexuality
March 23, 2018
In this important study, we see that only one person in the New Testament spoke about homosexuality. He was the apostle Paul. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:9-11, and Romans 1:26-27, Paul gives us a clear understanding of the mind and will of God on homosexuality.
Homosexuality - Sodom and Gomorrah
May 10, 2017
This teaching is a comprehensive study from the Bible of Sodom and Gomorrah. Pastor Charlie starts with the sensational murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone in San Francisco in November of 1978. He gives insights from the teachings of Jude, Peter, Jesus, Jeremiah, and Moses. One of his main conclusions is that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah by the judgment of God has been set forth as a historic example of how God will deal with...
Homosexuality - Standing Alone Against Homosexuality
May 10, 2017
Many Christians, Pastors, and churches are caving in to the powerful LGBT community. These compromisers are accepting in the name of love what is an abomination to the Lord. What are true Christians suppose to do in the face of such compromise? We stand. We resist. We fight the good fight of faith. We refuse to give in. We continue to speak the truth in love. In this written teaching we look at the convicting story of Micaiah the prophet. Here...
Homosexuality - The Homosexual Christian
May 10, 2017
Is it acceptable in the eyes of the Lord for a man to be a practicing homosexual and a practicing Christian at the same time? Does the God of the Bible approve and welcome such a lifestyle? Were King David and Jonathan homosexual lovers? Are the strong statements against homosexuality in Leviticus really speaking about something else? Is the Lord gratified and pleased with the ordination of homosexual or lesbian Pastors, Bishops, or Priests?...
Homosexuality - Vile Passions - Lesbians & Homosexuals
May 10, 2017
This is a detailed written teaching of Romans 1:18-28. We start by looking at how slowly but surely, homosexuality has been accepted in the United States military. From the 1950s through the 1980s servicemen and women were immediately removed from the military for homosexuality. But with Presidents Clinton and Obama, all of that changed. At present, homosexuality is fully embraced at all levels of the military. We start the Romans teaching by...
How I Came To Christ
May 10, 2017
Pastor Charlie gives a brief account of his personal testimony. He was raised in a non-Christian home by a father who was divorced four times and fathered 9 children from these four women. Even though he excelled in athletics and academics, he was starving for affection, affirmation, and love. This led to an overwhelming drive to achieve to try to prove himself to his parents and others. He also lived in the home with a very critical and...
How I Found My Wife
May 10, 2017
In this important written teaching, Pastor Charlie and his wife, Irma, share their testimony about how God brought them together supernaturally. He first shows how the Lord brought wives to Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. Each man found his future wife at a well. Next, Irma shares her struggles in finding a man to marry. Next, Pastor Charlie talks candidly about different Christian woman that he meant during his life as a Christian single. He shares...