God is looking for people to give strength to, and He wants to give it to you. But have you noticed that some Christians are stronger than others? What separates victorious Christians from defeated ones isn’t miracle, but method. Scripture shows us that when we surrender certain rights for a greater cause, strength rushes onto us. So dive into Acts and learn how to do more of what builds strength and less of what drains it.
Life really begins when you realize you are here for God. Yet so often we play a comparison game between ourselves and people who “have it better.” Christ doesn’t call us to one-up other people; He calls us to maximize our capacity to serve Him. Some people have a lot. Some have a little. But everyone has something. Join Pastor James as he unpacks the Parable of the Talents and discover the joy that comes from multiplying your service to the King.
Let’s face it: the world is obsessed with love. From social scientists to songwriters… everyone wants to experience it, but nobody knows how. Because here’s the problem: we don’t have the capacity in us to love like we should! Starting a love story is easy. But loving in a sustained, supernatural, you-before-me way only comes from God. In this powerful message, dig past the deception of worldly love and learn about the foundation, focus and beauty of biblical love.
Mountaintop moments with Jesus are always life changing. But after we get off the mountain, it’s easy to lose sight of where we just were. So how do we live for Christ in the valleys of everyday life? In Colossians 3, Paul writes to remind believers of an awesome truth and the power it has to change our focus from the things on earth to the things above.
People have a lot to say about Jesus. Some say He’s a prophet. Others call Him a liar. But who do you say He is? According to Scripture, there are plenty of wrong answers… but only one that’s right. How you respond is the only thing that will matter to you in 100 years. Because if Jesus really is the answer to everything, it means Christ is exactly who He claimed to be… and He’s coming back again!
Scripture is filled with good news… but it’s also packed with warnings. When God’s Word shows you how certain actions and attitudes can destroy your life, it pays to listen. Learn from one of Israel’s worst kings about how to get to a bad place quickly, and recognize the difference between false religion and Christianity. Because if living for yourself isn’t satisfying in a sustained way, it’s time to let go of yourself and let God be king.
All sin is the same because it breaks God’s Law… but some sins have greater consequences. According to God’s Word, there are patterns of living that will shred everything that matters to you. Many Old Testament kings lived and died with the fallout of rebelling against God. Both in trials and in consequences… if you follow their 3-step pattern, you’re setting sail for failure. Instead, learn from their example, heed their warning, and let God be your King.
In a culture where “kinging” yourself is the norm, wise counsel is seen as an attack on personal autonomy. But how many times have you said or done something foolish that felt good, but quickly made your life worse? In the book of 1 Kings, we see that when wise counsel is refused, our lives go downhill fast. Let God’s Word show you how to find wise counsel, why we refuse it, and how to get back under it.
Maybe it’s family. Maybe it’s integrity. Maybe it’s morality. Somewhere, we all make personal compromises. But in a world so accepting of grey morality, what does God have to say? In this message (taken from the life of King Josiah), learn about the dangers of compromising and how God responds. Killing sinful compromises and chasing after Christ is not an easy play. But today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.
Christ has given the church a command: go and make disciples. But while every believer should want to get more people into church, discipleship is about far more than numbers. When the quantity of disciples becomes more important than the quality of discipleship, we slam the brakes on spiritual maturity. The apostle Paul had a lot to say about discipleship and why we need to grow. So dig into God’s Word and learn the why and how of quality growth.