Wesley Insight

Wesley Insight

By Wesley Foundation at MSU
Teachings from MSU Wesley Foundation
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Thriving prt. 3
Acts 1 & 2 tells the story of how the Holy Spirit takes us from survive mode to thrive mode! + There’s no thriving unless God keeps his promise! + There’s no thriving without receiving what you need! + There’s no thriving without diving in!
31:38
April 29, 2020
Thriving prt. 2
Thriving = fruitfulness.  Katie Heckel teaches on what it means to be fruitful?  How do we grow to produce fruit?  In John 15, Jesus teaches us that God has tied together our fruitfulness with His presence, Word, and our surrender.
37:30
April 29, 2020
Thriving prt. 1
Surviving or thriving?  Hugh Griffith asks, "What if the circumstances you're just hoping to survive could be a place where you could thrive?"  Thriving happens when the life of Jesus wells up in you and flourishes in you and gives life to the world around you.  Time to thrive!
31:24
April 29, 2020
From Emptiness to Capacity
From emptiness to capacity -- Hugh teaches on how God grows grace in our empty spaces. Bible study from 2 Peter 1.1-11.
26:33
April 2, 2020
Turning our Grief into Lament
How "well" do you respond to suffering?  How "well" do you grieve?  What we do within our pain can play a role in determining the direction of our spiritual life.  Our pain needs to be processed.  Katie teaches on how the expression of grief and distress is an important aspect of our relationship with God.  By looking at the book of Lamentations, we learn that the appropriate response to the brokenness in our world is to communicate our distress and grief to God.  Thank you Mark Swayze for joining us on our 2nd virtual Insight on Instagram Live - @MSStateWesley.  And thank you Madison Kendall for sharing a word.  
27:54
April 2, 2020
The Moses Method for Moving from Exile to Purpose
Life was going along smoothly for the most part.  You had your routine.  You had your people.  You knew your identity and your purpose.  Sure, life was a burden at times, but it was mostly good--and at least it was predictable.  But then...a turning point.  Everything changed.  Suddenly.  Abruptly.  And now everything's different.  You're far from where you wish you were, longing for what you used to have.  And you worry and wonder how it'll all play out. All that probably feels true about you, my college student friend, and it is.  But it was first true of Moses.  It wasn't the the coronavirus that rocked his world; it was a series of tough circumstances and bad choices that detoured Moses from life as he knew it.  It turns out that Moses gets you.  So let's get into Moses.  Hugh teaches on the how Moses models four actions we can take even though we're scattered by CV-19.
18:00
April 2, 2020
Relate{able} - prt. 4
Relate{able} takes a look at dating and marriage in light of 1Cor6.11 with Hugh talking through: • Several faithful ideas for dating • How a relationship grows toward marriage • How to know when a relationship is ready for marriage • When a relationship ends
42:16
March 3, 2020
Relate{able} - prt. 3
Single by choice...single by circumstances...single, yet dating...single, but engaged -- Would you use the word fullness to describe your singleness?  What things hinder your singleness?  What does Jesus say about singleness?  God uses singleness to make a significant difference for the kingdom...Tonight at Insight, Katie’s teaching truth to help you make the most of every SINGLE moment of your life.  Relate{able} - prt. 3
37:12
February 19, 2020
Relate{able} - prt. 2
Tonight at Insight, Hugh teaches on Relate{able} - prt. 2.  It sounds like a Jesus juke, but it’s just so true:  What every relationship needs is more Jesus!  More Jesus & less of me/you makes every relationship better so you & I can truly be all that we can be for each other—all because we’re so full of Jesus.  Thank you, John 3.30, for that relate{able} truth!  Also tonight… 2 bad ideas & 1 good idea for what to do with our relationship desires AND an overview of the Bible’s overarching vision for relationships.  
31:02
February 14, 2020
Relate{able} prt. 1
Relate{able} – A new teaching series at Insight on relationships.   The One who wired us to relate makes us able to relate. How’s it going with that huge part of life we refer to as relationships?  Friends and family.  Single, dating, marriage, and sexuality.  Gender, orientation, and preference.  Can you relate? Roommates, classmates, til-death-do-us-part mate? Single, single for a season, called to be single, reluctantly single, strategically single? Mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, uncle, aunt, and cousin. Boyfriend, girlfriend, hanging out, talking, dating? Gay, straight, bi? Male, female…neither? But you don’t know what I’ve done… But you don’t know what’s been done to me… Relate{able} doesn’t promise easy answers to complexities, but Relate{able} does offer the honesty and truth from God’s perspective that the One who wired us to relate makes us able to relate.
30:31
February 5, 2020
A Beginner's Guide to Holy Spirited Prophecy, Dreams, and Visions
Hugh teaches from Joel 2.28-29 pointing out three Holy Spirited ways you can bring the Kingdom to your corner of our crazy world.
30:06
January 29, 2020
Rooted in Jesus
The Bible’s idea of rooted is a relationship.  Rooted means I’m connected to the One who nourishes and anchors my soul.  Rooted means being connected to Jesus in a way that creates an overflow from my life into the world around me.  Rooted full-fills me with the treasure of Jesus! Tonight at Insight, we’re ramping up to our Rooted Retreat with this message by Hugh from Colossians 2.7. 
28:25
January 22, 2020
What Kind of Blind are You?
What kind of blind are you?  Nearsighted, farsighted, blurry vision, double vision, tunnel vision, partially blind, completely blind, blind spots, legally blind, color blind, blind date, blinded by the light, blind to truth, blind as a bat… So many ways to be blind—and spiritually blind.  But here’s hope: “I once was blind, but now I see!”
25:06
January 15, 2020
A New Kind of New
New Year’s resolutions, a word for the year, fresh goals, exercise plans, & good intentions… Down the drain on average by January 12!  That’s how long most of our new efforts last—12 days.  Maybe what we need is a different kind of new.  Maybe what we need is someOne who specializes in new. 
24:52
January 8, 2020
Christmas Insight
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!  Tonight’s message unpacks the meaning of this prophetic name Isaiah gives to Jesus.  That poor innkeeper had no idea who he was turning away that first Christmas night!
21:12
December 4, 2019
Wait on the Lord
Is your waiting marked by passivity or are you actively waiting on God to show up--expectant that He's going to work within your waiting?  Tonight, Katie Heckel's preaching on Waiting on God. 
28:02
November 20, 2019
The Posture of a Surrendered Will
Your will…Probably the single most strategic thing about you.  It’s the place in you where what you think & what you feel & what you want all converge into what you do.  The posture of your will has everything to do with how you pursue God & how you partner with God’s work in your life.  Tonight at Insight…Hebrews 12.14, Genesis 22.1-18—and the posture of a surrendered will led by Hugh Griffith.
43:40
November 13, 2019
How To Turn Your Crisis Into An Opportunity
When it comes to a crisis situation, how do you typically respond? Tonight at Insight, Hugh Griffith helps us look at and learn from Hezekiah and his response to a crisis.
23:39
October 23, 2019
The 2nd Half of the Gospel
The first half of the gospel…saves us, rescues us, forgives us, & reclaims us as God’s own forever.  The second half of the gospel…reorients us, realigns us, equips us, & transforms us to profoundly love God and people.  But did you know that 89% of Christians live their lives in the first half of the gospel only?  Just 11% of believers say they are experiencing the second half.  What does the second half of the gospel look like on a college student?  What would it look like on you?  As the second half of the semester begins, let’s dive in to the second half of the gospel as Hugh Griffith preaches. 
32:25
October 16, 2019
Seek His Voice
How does God speak to us today?  How do we learn to hear God's voice?  Why does God choose to speak to me in a way that's different than someone else?  Tonight Katie Heckel breaks down some different ways God speaks to us and how to make sure you're at a place where you can hear Him.
26:02
October 2, 2019
Seek His Face
Our life often carries tension between connection and disconnection -- even our spiritual life.  As followers of Jesus, we believe that God is always with us, but what do we do when we feel disconnected from God and his presence?  Katie Heckel helps us learn to actively Seek God's Face....
27:25
September 25, 2019