You can't be holy on your own. No matter how hard you try. Apart from the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, we may look good to the world, but we will never look like Christ. The foundation that our faith must be built upon depends on Christ as our Cornerstone. From His death and resurrection, every facet of our life must be aligned with His teachings, the Word of God. If any part of our faith does not align with Him, our faith system will be off. Even minor inconsistencies bring huge errors! The same is true for the community of believers, the church. If we do not focus on and function by the Word of God, Jesus Christ as our cornerstone and foundation for life, our mission to the world will never reveal the awesome power of The One True God. Listen in as we hear Peter's message in 1 Peter 2 about what it means to have Christ as our Foundation for a Holy Life!
We take a look at Romans 7 this week as we understand the struggle within each of us and the call of faith to desire to do the things of God. But what do we do when our heart's desire is overcome by our sinful inability? Pauls shares with us his own experience. Listen in as we discover how sin had made each of us completely and totally rotten before a Holy God. But God sent His son Jesus to do what we could not!
Christians are called to be holy. Everything about the life of a believer must be built on the foundation that God is holy and we are called to be likewise. An unholy Christian, though they may look pleasing to the world around them, will never give the full image or likeness of Jesus Christ. Paul tell the church in Rome that we have been buried with Christ as in death, BUT, we have also been raised again to new life. No more is sin to rule over our earthly bodies. The freedom from sin and abundant life made possible through the resurrection of Jesus Christ is meant to be experienced even today! Join us as we walk through this new life as we explore Romans chapter 6. Why Holiness? Because The World Needs Christians to be Holy.
This week we look at Peter's letter to the believers who were scattered among the nations. Even in the midst of persecution and lack of fellowship with other believers, Peter reminded them of the life that comes from faith in Jesus Christ and an inheritance that is kept safe in Heaven. We are called to be holy, set apart for God and obedient to His word, not to earn salvation, that is a gift through the work of Jesus Christ, but out of gratitude for what was done for us! Christ, our savior known before the foundations of the world, has come to give us life abundantly that cannot be shaken by our circumstances. (1 Peter 1)
Everything about God begins at one place. His holiness. As we explore the way that God is set apart from us in every single way, we can begin to understand His righteousness and the importance of our obedience to the word of God.
As we celebrate Pentecost 2020, we experience the power and joy that comes from the fulfillment of Christ's promise to send us a great helper. We take a look at that day when the Disciples were given extraordinary power and through their actions changed the world. We also look at Paul's letter to the believers in Rome as he testifies to the new life that come from a relationship with Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit of God in our new lives!!
Why do some people respond to the Savior's calling and some do not. Jesus answers that question as he addresses the crowds in Matthew 13. He asks each of us to consider what type of soil our heart may be when we consider what it means to be a disciple of Christ!
For our final week in our Reset Series we finish Lukes 13th chapter. His lament for Jerusalem and their unending denial of the salvation that God has extended to them conveys to us. Do we deny and ignore repeated attempts of God trying to warn us and draw us into repentance through Jesus Christ necessary to experience the abundant life and eternal salvation.
Join us as we continue our Reset Sermon Series where we walk through Luke's Gospel, chapter 13 as Jesus shares what it means to be a true disciple and not a person who is along for the ride, without the commitment. This week we listen as Jesus shares the narrow way to God's Kingdom. Some follow for the show, but Jesus tells us to follow for life!
Do we tell others about God's Word because they need to "get it right," or do we share our faith because we realize where we once stood before God but with Jesus Christ realize how He loves us? Join us this week as we reset theological understandings of what it means to share what Christ has done in our own lives so that we may walk with others as they discover the life of repentance that Christ calls each one of us into. We look at Luke's gospel and discover how we are called to love others, because He first loved us!!
Is our faith cultural or conversional? Do we tell people about Jesus because we understand what He has done for us, or do we simply want people to be like us? Do we share God's Word to change lives or in attempts to make someone's life more acceptable to us? Are we more worried about our systems, traditions and our "church" than we are about the people we are called to love? Join us as we walk with Jesus in Luke's 13th chapter as we continue to discover what it means to repent and how sometimes our best intentions are not based on the right motivations.
Sometimes, Jesus withholds the awareness of His presence from us because our hearts are not ready to understand the message of His words. Join us for this Easter Celebration as we look at the events of that first Easter morning to see the way that Christ seldom works in the ways we think He should.
This is Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate Christ the King's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem to establish His kingdom on earth. Yet it wasn't done the way one would expect. Listen in as we continue in our Journey with Seedbed Publishing's "Listen To Him- 40 Days On The Road To The Cross With Jesus"
Also in the episode, hear the testimony of one of our students, Rayleigh House.
Listen as we discover Jesus' teaching as he speaks to the crowd in Luke 18:18-30. As we think about what is means to be a disciple, Jesus asks us how much we are willing to pay. The Gospel will cost us everything, are we truly ready to give it?
Lenten Sermon Series, based on J.D. Walt's, "Listen To Him" devotional series. This Sunday we explore Luke chapter 15, The Prodigal Son, as we discover the way that pride is a strong force that can keep us from experiencing the Father's love, even if we know Jesus!
This week we explore Matthew's Gospel account of the Transfiguration of Jesus. As Jesus embodies not only His full humanity, but also His full diety, we discover not only what that meant for the disciples, Peter, James and John, but also what it means for us today as disciples of Christ. Our God came down to us, so that we may come back to Him.