Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Our struggles reveal our need for salvation. In some form or another, we all want freedom, release, salvation. While we cannot secure it for ourselves, we can turn to God, our Redeemer. The exodus story not only shows his redeeming power but establishes his people as his prized possession
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
God is our Father. Jesus knew Him intimately and eternally as such. Thus we allow him to define the terms of fatherhood. While this is hard for those who have distant, abusive, or deceased fathers, we cannot avoid the metaphor. And when we understand all that is wrapped into the fatherhood of God, we cannot help but feel cared for by Him.
Sun, Jun 10, 2018
Duration: 46 mins 18 secs
The churches in Revelation dealt with timeless problems. The church of Sardis struggled with an identity crisis. God sees through their religious act; He knows their spirits need renewal. As do ours. This message encourages us to find our true name in God.
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Duration: 38 mins 24 secs
One of life's hardest lessons is giving up our goals, letting go of our expectations, releasing our grip on our dreams. Our ways will not always come to pass. God's way will. And when our will collides with God, his will win. The prayer of concession helps us deny ourselves and submit to Him. Fortunately, His way is better.
Sun, May 27, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 19 secs
Confession feels like a dirty word. And, in a way, it is because it admits the guilt we bear for our wrongful deeds and attitudes. Ezra the priest made confession for the people who returned from exile (454 BC). He lamented the mixed marriages of his people, knowing their religious devotion would likely suffer as it had in the past. Ezra's confession teaches about God's compassion and our culpability. It encourages us to take time to lay bare our souls before God.
Sun, May 20, 2018
Duration: 39 mins 34 secs
Praise comes naturally when we talk about things we love. We praise our kids, spouses, and sports teams. We praise our company, accomplishments, and delicious foods. We praise what we love because we want to share the joy with others. Do we do this in prayer? Do we do this with God? Hear how David teaches prayer as celebration; you'll want to join him!
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
Life is like the game of Life. Money comes in; money goes out. But what God gives is always good enough. This is the secret Paul learned - satisfaction and contentment do not come from prosperity or security but knowing our strength and provision come from God.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017
Duration: 40 mins 45 secs
Trust Big is the theme for 2018. It sees faith as more than a matter of intellectual assent. It is a relationship with God, where asking and expecting, abiding and rejoicing mark a healthy dynamic. Hear how to make this theme a reality in every day life for 2018.
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Duration: 45 mins 36 secs
God welcomes us back to Him when we drift. He is our refuge, our hiding place, our home. People in Hosea's day needed this reminder as they faced exile (by Assyria). They had lost their bearings. Their relationship with God had thinned. But He welcomed them back. He always welcomes a come back.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 44 secs
We put too much weight on our politicians (and they too much on themselves). They are not men and women in positions of influence; they are not messiahs. Sadly, we can put more trust in them to solve our problems than God, who sets people in their seats of power. Hosea calls his people to look past politics to find spiritual solutions to spiritual problems.