These messages represent the highlights of 2019 with fresh and transforming instruction from pastor and teacher Tony Evans. The Best of Tony Evans CD-series includes ten messages on CD and ten additional FREE MP3 downloads. Order the series today, and experience the inspiration from this past year.
The Best of Tony Evans 2019 CD Description
Divine Coincidences (Esther 5–6): Contrary to popular opinion, there is no such thing as luck. Rather, what appears to be a coincidence is actually God’s providence combined with His divine timing. Using the story of Esther, Tony Evans demonstrates how God puts all the pieces of the puzzle together to prepare us for “such a time as this.”
Changing God's Mind (2 Kings 20:1-11) - When the Lord has spoken and your situation is hopeless, it seems far-fetched to think that there’s anything you can do to change God’s mind. Dr. Evans discusses the Scripture that says otherwise as he explains how we can get a new shot at life even when our circumstances are terminal.
Game Changers (1 Samuel 17:41-47) - There's an old saying that goes, "it's not over 'til it's over." Dr. Evans explains why the same is true when it comes to the spiritual contests in your life and reveals how the "game-changing" power of God can come to your rescue.
Faith: The Conduit of Spiritual Growth (James 2:14-26): The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. If faith is the only mechanism that God has provided to us that can link us to a realm we cannot see, then it is crucial we know how to practice it. In this lesson on faith, Tony Evans looks at the meaning of faith and the function it has in our Christian lives.
Calling: The Ministry of Spiritual Growth (Acts 13:1-5): Have you ever experienced the feeling of being incomplete despite having the perfect home, perfect car or perfect job? Tony Evans says far too many of us are just existing and not truly living because we have not gotten around to our divinely ordained reason for being here. In this lesson, learn about the divine purpose that God has uniquely given to you to further His kingdom.
The Key to Ruling Your World (Genesis 2:7-17): Just like Adam was given a garden to rule over, every one of us has also been given a garden: an area of responsibility that God has placed in your care. But one reason that many Christians aren’t able to fully enjoy their lives is that nobody has explained the freedom God has given them over their gardens. In this lesson, Tony Evans takes a look at the key to ruling your garden in the way that God has created you to do so.
Rules for Ruling Your Word (Joshua 1:1-9): Many people spend their whole lives defining their success by how much money they have or what title they hold. But Tony Evans says that we should measure our success by simply whether or not we arrive at the destination that God has ordained for us. In this lesson, explore four key principals crucial to taking charge of your life to help you pursue the Biblical success that God wants for you.
Oh Yes, He Cares (Hebrews 4:14-16) - When you're stuck in one of life's low points, it's common to wonder if God is really watching out for you. Deep inside, you know the answer, but Dr. Evans offers some added assurance in this message as he explains why Jesus does much more than just sympathize with our problems and pain.
Freedom from Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34) - If God promised us peace, why are we still experiencing anxiety? In this lesson, Dr. Evans explains why being worried at all is a bigger problem than whatever we're worried about. He'll also explore practical, biblical ways to break free from this sinful form of fear.
Be Happy, Don't Worry (Philippians 4: 4-9) - We can't control the future or even see the future, but that doesn't stop us from worrying about it. Dr. Evans explains how you can put a stop to that pointless and sinful habit in this lesson about trading in worry for happiness.
Jehovah Shalom: The Lord Our Peace (Judges 6:19-24) - When you take stock of what's going on in your life, Dr. Evans says that your perception depends on your perspective. So, in this lesson, he explains how you can see life from a more peaceful point of view by adding focus to your faith.
Lame Man Walking (Acts 3:1-10): Lameness can come in all shapes and sizes. Even if you may be able to walk or run, you could still be mentally, politically or spiritually lame if you find yourself relying on others to do what you should be doing yourself. Tony Evans says there are far too many men failing to stand up on their own two feet and fulfill their responsibilities that God placed before them. Experience what it means to stop depending on others in order to man-up where you should stand-up.
Finishing Strong (2 Timothy 4:6-8): If Jesus were to come back today to take you home, would you be able to tell Him, “I have finished all that I need to do”? When your life is all said and done, the issue will not be how you started; it will be how you finished. In this lesson, be reminded no matter how bad your situation may be right now, there is still time to finish strong.
Jesus the Great I Am (John 8:48-59): When Moses asked God what He wanted to be referred to as to the Israelites, God responded: "I Am." But what does the name I Am even mean? Jesus uses this name for Himself indicating that He is God. In this lesson, Tony Evans explains that this name is more than just a name—it defines a personal God who is who He declares Himself to be.
Something About that Name (Isaiah 9:6-7): Throughout the Bible, you’ll find countless names that are said to represent Christ Jesus and His character. In this lesson, Tony Evans takes a look at four of these names in particular: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace. Experience the significance of these powerful names and how they can impact your world should you allow Christ to govern your life.
Stop Blocking Your Miracle (John 11:38-46): Trying to make sense of God and how He operates is often a fruitless exercise. He tells us that His ways are not our ways, and once we begin to surrender our logic and start trusting Him, He can start working miracles in our lives.
Seeking God's Kingdom First (Matthew 6:25-34) - The Christian life begins when we choose Christ and it grows when we choose Christ first. Tony Evans explains why developing the right priorities will keep us too busy for fear and worry.
How to Understand a Thorn (2 Corinthians 12:7-10): If a large cloud of fog is only composed of a single glass of water, then how does such a big problem stem from such a tiny source? Tony Evans says fog is just like the thorns of life: little irritations that can cause big complications. If you can’t see God, hope or anything beyond what’s in front of your eyes, learn why God places difficulties in our lives for a multitude of reasons—not just to grow you, but also to bring Him glory.
Remembering God’s Faithfulness (Joshua 4:1-24): When God parted the waters of the Jordan river for the Israelites, He provided to them a breakthrough in a way they hadn’t seen in over 40 years. But unlike the parting of the Red Sea, God then instructed them to create what the Bible calls stones of remembrance. In this lesson, Tony Evans discusses the significance of noting what God has done so that we might remember what He will do.
Living in Light of Eternity (2 Peter 3:1-14) - One day, both this earth and the heavens will be destroyed, and they will be replaced by new and more glorious ones. How we live today comes to bear on the life that is to come. We should pursue holiness and righteousness, which will be the hallmark of our eternal destination.