May 17, 2015
Perception Vs Reality
Series: general
In this message we look at the ways Satan tries to use our perceptions to distort God's reality in our lives.
  • May 17, 2015Perception Vs Reality
    May 17, 2015
    Perception Vs Reality
    Series: general
    In this message we look at the ways Satan tries to use our perceptions to distort God's reality in our lives.
  • Apr 26, 2015Do You Shine?
    Apr 26, 2015
    Do You Shine?
    Series: general
    Light of the World Christian Stock PhotosIn Exodus 34 we see Moses descend from Mount Sinai and immediately the people noticed he was shining.  The glory of God that surrounded him on the mountain left a literal impact upon Moses himself.  Over time, however,  the glory of God would fade until Moses went to commune with God once more.  In 2 Corinthians three, Paul teaches us that because of the Holy Spirit who now dwells in believers, we should shine permanently and the veil has permanently been removed from our faces.  Unfortunately, we sometimes put the veil back in place and do not reflect to the world the inward reality.  The question we must ask ourselves is, "Do I Shine?"
  • Apr 19, 2015Salvation, The Great Equalizer
    Apr 19, 2015
    Salvation, The Great Equalizer
    Series: general
    Salvation is the great equalizer of mankind. In Romans chapter three verses ten through eighteen, the Apostle Paul quotes a series of passages from the Old Testament. These verses make it clear that regardless of man's race, social status, or economic status all of mankind is universally wicked. The great truth of scripture is God provides a remedy to our wickedness through the sacrifice of His Son, thus reconciling us to Him.
  • Apr 12, 2015Simple Belief or Saving Faith
    Apr 12, 2015
    Simple Belief or Saving Faith
    Series: general
    A simple belief God exists is not saving faith. Romans 10:9 and 10 defines saving faith as belief leading to repentance, which results in submission of our lives to Jesus Christ as Lord.  If we do not submit our lives to Jesus Christ as Lord, we cannot be saved.
  • Apr 5, 2015Believe and Have Life
    Apr 5, 2015
    Believe and Have Life
    Series: general
    Abstract Ink Splash Shining CrossAll of us have an innate desire to experience peace, happiness, and fulfillment in our lives. The reason these rewards are so elusive is because we are striving for them apart from the one who created us. If we want true peace, permanent happiness, and fulfillment they can only be found in God and His Son Jesus Christ.
  • Mar 29, 2015Our Motivation To Worship
    Mar 29, 2015
    Our Motivation To Worship
    Series: general
    On Palm Sunday so many years ago, we see a crowd gathered to “worship’ Jesus as King.  They waved palm branches and laid their cloaks in the street for the donkey to cross over.  These were merely outward expressions they thought they had to do, to get the King to do what they wanted Him to do. In contrast, Mary anoints the head and feet of Jesus days earlier in an act of devoted, humble, and sacrificial worship.  In this message we contrast these two events and ask ourselves, “What is our motivation to worship?”
  • Mar 22, 2015A Voice In The Wilderness
    Mar 22, 2015
    A Voice In The Wilderness
    Series: general
    In our world todayForty Days of Lent Desert Worship Still, it is imperative the bride of Christ preach the Gospel with authority and with passion. In order to accomplish such a daunting task, we can learn from the life and ministry of John the Baptist. John was separated to God, empowered by the Holy Spirit, humble, and preached true repentance.
  • Mar 15, 2015Be Still
    Mar 15, 2015
    Be Still
    Series: general
    Morning Devotions Christian Stock ImageIn this message we look at two specific instances in the Bible where God issues the command to “Be Still.”  Sometimes God commands our circumstances to be still and sometimes He commands us. Either way, we come to know God more as we experience Him in our daily lives.
  • Feb 15, 2015A Matter of Perspective
    Feb 15, 2015
    A Matter of Perspective
    Series: general
    Right Perspective Christian Stock ImagesWhen one reads the words of Psalm 34, it is easy to assume they were penned by someone who was living a life of peace and victory.  A deeper look, however, reveals that its author David was hiding in a cave running from King Saul and the Philistines.  In this desperate time, David writes of continual praise, seeking God, and the faithfulness of the Lord.  Join us as we uncover David's uncommon perspective during a time of struggle and rejection.
  • Jan 25, 2015What’s Your Source?
    Jan 25, 2015
    What’s Your Source?
    Series: general
    The Ripple Effect Christian BackgroundIn Jeremiah 2:13, the prophet compares the rejection of God by the people of Israel to them choosing a cistern over the fresh watered offered by God.  For those who lived in arid regions and were not blessed with a fresh spring on their land, they were required to dig a hole in the ground and to seal the walls of the hole with lime. Water was then transported to the hole or cistern to be stored for use at a later time.  Unfortunately, these crude storage containers would develop cracks over time and the water would leak out into the surrounding soil. As a result, the water would be lost and the walls would have to be sealed again and the cistern refilled.
    Have we, like the people of Israel, chosen to abandon our relationship with God for personal pursuits of happiness that are not eternal. Pursuits that bring temporary moments of happiness, but eventually crack and run dry.
      We must ask ourselves, "Are you digging cisterns or drinking directly from the spring?"