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NLC LifeCast

NLC LifeCast

By Pastor Ryan Brown
Welcome to NLC LifeCast, a podcast brought to you by New Life Community, where we have conversations, share stories, and collaborate with guests about what it means to practically take the next right step in following Jesus.

Our hope is that in each episode you will discover that you are not alone, you are dearly loved, and are an important part of a much bigger story… God’s story.
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Simple Shifts- Mary Magdalene
June 5, 2022 Surrender and sacrifice are not words of defeat, nor do they mean you have given up. Surrender and sacrifice are words of invitation, an invitation to trust and to be accepted. In this episode, Pastor Ryan talks about the story of Mary Magdalene, the simple shifts she made, and her beautiful story of surrender and sacrifice.
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June 14, 2022
Simple Shifts- Mary (Mother of Jesus)
May 29, 2022 Mary made the simple shift of responding and remembering that led to generational transformation, healing, and hope. Join us today as Pastor Ryan discusses Mary, the Mother of Jesus. 
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June 14, 2022
Simple Shifts- Esther (Ft. Pastor Victoria Grant)
May 22, 2022 Tough conversations are only able to happen when we first receive God's love and understand who we are in Christ. That’s how it was for Esther and what we talk this morning with Pastor Victoria. For help with your next steps click here to get connected to one of our pastors! 
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May 25, 2022
Simple Shifts- Hannah (Growing Trust)
May 15, 2022 We too often give up, stop trusting and miss out. This morning we are going to look at a woman in the bible named Hannah. Hannah made some simple shifts and grew in trust. But that trust led to a significant life and ministry, which ultimately led to the Prophet Samuel, who anointed Saul and David.  What simple shifts do you need to make to grow in trust? For help with your next steps click here to get connected with one of our pastors!
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May 17, 2022
Simple Shifts- Rahab & Jehosheba (Ft. Joshua Brown)
May 8, 2022 These two women have powerful stories and are great examples of taking the right next step. But sometimes, it can be hard to determine whether a step is the RIGHT next step. Is my next step reasonable and is it the right time? Is this change leading me away from things that cause me to stumble? Is what I'm doing leading me closer to Jesus? These are just a couple of question we talk about in today's message as we discover and dig deep into the stories of Rahab & Jehosheba.  If you need help or guidance on your next steps, click here to get connected to one of our pastors! 
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May 12, 2022
Simple Shifts- Lydia (Ft. Pastor Ron Crawford)
May 1, 2022  Taking the right next step leads to the next right step. In today's message, we learn from Lydia that, as we take our next steps, we will help others take their next right step. Your next right step may be to lead someone else in taking their next right step.  If you need help or guidance with your next steps click here to get connected to one of our pastors!
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May 12, 2022
Simple Shifts- Eve (Learning from Women of The Bible)
April 24, 2022 I would honestly say that it is in the simple consistent shifts that we are able to follow Jesus for the long journey. Over the next two months we are going to talk about 'simple shifts' that we can build into our lives that lead to becoming stronger disciples of Jesus. This series is going to be built around women in the bible who faithfully followed and that we can learn some things from… Today we talk about Eve.  Eve had experienced a colossal shift away from relationship with God. Sin created a huge gap and relationship was broken. It was some simple shifts in combination with the incredible grace & mercy of God that led them back and restored relationship. If you need help or guidance click, here to get connected to one of our pastors!
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April 27, 2022
Easter Sunday| Nothing Between Us
April 17, 2022 Do you often feel like the world is trying to come between you and the life that you were created to live… the life that you want and desire? A life being led by and leading like Jesus? Today, Pastor Ryan talks about how we can all be conquerors. How the barriers will come down when we choose Jesus and when we chose to follow him!
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April 19, 2022
Seek God 2022| Welcoming Christ our King {the Hope of Christ's visitation}
April 10, 2022 The scene of Palm Sunday is one of a royal welcome. People were welcoming Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. They had heard and seen about all he had done! Pastor Ryan talks about how we can welcome Jesus and in turn experience His life-giving presence. God’s heart, His desire, is to bring change. When Jesus came he had a mission… Jesus came to bring freedom, healing, hope & restoration!
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April 14, 2022
Seek God 2022| Christ's Peace Among all Peoples
April 3, 2022 In this time of confusion, chaos, and conflict we have a deep desire for peace. Better yet, we have a deep need for peace! Do we know where it comes from, though? In this message Pastor Ryan talks about Jesus being the source of peace and how we can live from that peace in our relationships.
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April 06, 2022
Seek God 2022| Christ's Righteousness in our Communities
March 27, 2022 Righteousness is not about religious superiority or behavior modification. It's not about figuring out how to live better or outwardly doing the right thing. Righteousness is about living rightly and living the way that we were created to live. Jesus said: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Matthew 5:6 How badly do we want to live rightly? How willing are we to continue to become more like Jesus, do things like Jesus would do? In this message Pastor Ryan unpacks pursuing righteousness and the effects it will have in our community.
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April 06, 2022
Seek God 2022| Christ's Glory in Evangelizing all Peoples
March 20, 2022 It is not enough for people to just hear about God, to know more information. People need to experience God. God wants for us to be visible expressions of how good He is… His Glory.  Today, Pastor Ryan talks about tapping into God’s glory for the benefit of others.
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April 06, 2022
Seek God 2022| Seeking Christ's Light to Awaken the Lost
March 13, 2022  Week Two of Seek God for the City: Seeking Christ's Light to AWAKEN the lost. Being lost isn't just about being confused about religious things, it's about a broken relationship with God. In this message, Pastor Ryan talks about praying for an awakening for the lost and how we can participate in bringing the light of Christ into the darkness.  To download the app... (printed books are sold out for this year!) Google  Apple
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March 16, 2022
Seek God 2022| Seeking Christ's Life to Revive the Church
March 6, 2022 Week One of Seek God for the City: Seeking Christ's Life to Revive the Church. Before revival can occur there has to be some sort of death. We typically call it repentance, because as we turn away from sin we are putting it to death. In this message, Pastor Ryan talks about praying for lost begins by pursuing a right heart that is surrendered to the will of God. To download the app click here! For more information or to purchase a copy click here!
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March 10, 2022
Seek God for the City 2022| Introduction
February 27, 2022 We are kicking off a new series called, Seek God for the city as we move through Lent in preparation for Easter. Seek God for the City is a 40-Day Prayer Focus, which perfectly flows out of our Jesus Centered and Kingdom Obsessed sermon series over the last 6 months. In this week's message, Pastor Ryan introduces and sets things up for the series.  To download the app click here! For more information or to purchase a copy click here!
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March 10, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 6
February 20, 2022 The Parable of the Net They say it takes 7 positives to erase 1 negative. We cannot hear enough about the Kingdom because we experience so much of this world. So much pain, hurt, self-centeredness, greed… all of what the Kingdom is not. There is another reason for wanting you to be all about the Kingdom right now… because the alternative is terrible. Pastor Ryan ends this series by walking us through Matthew 13:47-50. Ultimately landing on the the question of “Am I Kingdom Obsessed? And if not am I ok with the consequences?”
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February 25, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 5
February 13th, 2022 Taking Hold of the Kingdom What will we do to break free, to find our home, our purpose, our center? What will do to TAKE HOLD OF THE KINGDOM? In this message Pastor Ryan breaks these questions down into three simple steps… Search, Surrender, and Secure.
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February 25, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 4
February 6, 2022 The more obsessed we become with the Kingdom, the more Holy Spirit is at work in us, the more transformed we will become. In this episode Pastor Ryan takes us through Matthew 13:33-35 and shares with us several core truths about having the Kingdom work through us like yeast in a batch of dough. Core Truths for us to Consider this morning… 1.  Kingdom in us may have small beginnings, but when allowed to continue it grows. 2.  Kingdom has its affect from the inside and then out. Heart change leads to changed activity in the world around us…our behaviors, thoughts, attitudes. 3.  Effects of yeast are slow… Waiting, Watching 4.  Yeast affects the whole batch… We want the Kingdom to be in and through all we do, think, and say. Affecting the world around us…
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February 09, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 3
January 30, 2022 In this episode of Kingdom Obsession Pastor Ryan talks about having Kingdom of God planted in our lives from Matthew 13:31-33. When we do it leads to some pretty awesome realities. 1.  Leads to growth- identity, becoming who God created us to be- WHO AM I 2.  Leads to transformation- becoming more like Jesus- action, word, thought- Jesus Centered 3.  Leads to being Kingdom- sowing seed of Kingdom around us. He then talks about some practices that lead to growth.
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February 09, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Ft. Rochelle Myers & Family
January 23, 2022  On this week's episode we are thrilled to welcome Rochelle Myers, who serves with her husband as missionaries in New Mexico, US. Their work involves prison ministry, helping people start again after incarceration, and recovery ministry, but also they focus on an approach the reaches out to the needs of the whole family. Loving people and loving God is the mandate for Kingdom Obsession. Rochelle brings a word of encouragement and shares about ministry in New Mexico!
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January 27, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 2
January 16, 2022 In today's episode, Pastor Ryan brings the second sermon of the Kingdom Obsession series. Continuing in a study through Matthew 13 He unpacks four traits that mark Kingdom Obsessed Christ-Followers. It would be easy to pursue Kingdom Living if everyone was doing it, but that's not how it was for Jesus's disciples and it's not how things are today. Looking at the marks of commitment, conviction, character, and consistency, we learn how important it is to be fixed and focused on Jesus's teachings and example.
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January 20, 2022
Kingdom Obsession| Week 1
January 9, 2022 In today's episode, Pastor Ryan is launching a new sermon series, called Kingdom Obsession. Looking at Matthew 13 he will unpack Jesus's teaching about what the Kingdom of God looks like and what kingdom living looks like. Kingdom Obsession is call for God's people to be obsessed with pursuing kingdom lives, fixed and focused on seeking the heart of God in every part of life.
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January 20, 2022
Jesus Centered: Pray for Others to Follow Him
January 2, 2022 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about how we can pray for others to follow Jesus. Living a life that cultivates an openness for others to see and hear. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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January 07, 2022
Jesus Centered: Build Bridges to Him
December 26, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ron Crawford dives into how we can build bridges to Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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January 07, 2022
Jesus Centered: Point the Lost to Him
December 19, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into how we can point the lost to Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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December 23, 2021
Jesus Centered: Seek His Kingdom
December 12, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to seek the Kingdom of God. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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December 23, 2021
Jesus Centered: Develop like Him
December 5, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to develop ourselves and others like Jesus.  If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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December 08, 2021
Jesus Centered: Find Rhythms like Him
November 28, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to establish rhythms like Jesus! If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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December 01, 2021
Jesus Centered: Pursue Holiness like Him
November 21, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to pursue holiness like Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 24, 2021
Jesus Centered: Respond like Him
November 14, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to respond like Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 24, 2021
Jesus Centered: Serve like Him
November 7, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to serve like Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 11, 2021
Jesus Centered: Think like Him
October 31, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to have the mind of Christ; what it means to think like Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 11, 2021
Jesus Centered: Grounded in Him
October 24, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to be grounded in Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 11, 2021
Jesus Centered: Loved by Him
October 17, 2021 In today's episode, we are continuing in the sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it means to be loved by Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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November 11, 2021
Jesus Centered: Abide in Him
October 10, 2021 We are currently in a sermon series called, "Jesus Centered: focusing on Jesus in a distracted world."  Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it looks like to Abide with Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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October 27, 2021
Jesus Centered: Follow Him
October 3, 2021 Today we begin a new sermon series called Jesus Centered, focusing on Jesus in a distracted world. Using Steve A. Brown's book, Jesus Centered as a guide we will explore a number of aspects of what it means be be Jesus Centered. This week, Pastor Ryan Brown dives into what it looks like follow Jesus. If you would like a copy of the the book, follow the link below. Purchase your copy here!
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October 27, 2021
Who Am I: Salt & Light
September 26, 2021 Join us for the sermon of the week as Pastor Ryan Brown finishes our sermon series on "Who am I?" As children of God we are called to be salt and light. We are God's good seasoning in a world that is dark and bland.  Purchase your copy here!
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October 06, 2021
Who Am I: A Minister of Reconciliation
September 19, 2021 Join us for the sermon of the week as Pastor Ryan Brown continues our "Who am I?" Series. As children of God we are ministers of reconciliation, which means we get to carry the shalom of God everywhere we go. The ministry of reconciliation is all about restoration, healing, and hope! Purchase your copy here!
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October 06, 2021
Who Am I: An Enemy of the Devil
September 12, 2021  Join us for the sermon of the week as Pastor Ryan Brown continues through our Who am I series. As children of God we are identified as enemies of the devil. That means we have a pretty big target on our backs, but we are not victims. We are no longer obligated to give into sin, through Christ we overcome. Purchase your copy here!
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October 06, 2021
Who Am I: An Alien & Stranger to this World
September 5, 2021 Join us for this week's sermon of the week, where Pastor Ron Crawford continues in our "Who am I?" series. Today's message digs into our status as aliens and strangers to this world. That may not sound encouraging, especially in a world that doesn't typically esteem foreigners, but followers of Christ are positioned to experience and share al the best of God's goodness with generosity and joy. Standing out because we are different should point others to the greatness of God. Purchase your copy here!
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September 14, 2021
Who Am I: A Citizen of Heaven
August 29, 2021 Join us for this week's sermon of the week as Pastor Ryan continues the "Who am I" series. Followers of Christ are citizens of Heaven. Today's message unpacks what it means to live as a citizen of Heaven while we still live in this world. Purchase your copy here! 
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September 14, 2021
Who Am I: A Joint Heir with Christ
August 22, 2021 In part 16, of the "Who am I" series, Pastor Ryan talks about our identity as joint heirs. Inheritance is usually reserved for after a death, but as joint heirs with Christ we get access to the kingdom of God now! Join us this week as we unpack what it means to walk in the identity of a joint heir with Christ. Purchase your copy here! 
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August 25, 2021
Who Am I: A Member of Christ's Body
August 15, 2021 In Part 15, of The Who am I series, Pastor Ryan talks about our identity as members of Christ's body. We are all connected and have an important purpose to fulfill!  Purchase your copy here!
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August 25, 2021
Who Am I: A Temple Where God Lives
August 8, 2021 In Part 14, of the "Who Am I" series, Joshua Brown talks about how the children of God are identified as the Temple of God. As dwelling places of God, we carry life everywhere we go.  Purchase your copy here!
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August 17, 2021
Who Am I: Complete in Christ
August 1, 2021 In Part 13 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about what it means to be complete in Christ. Humanity struggles with brokenness on many levels, but through Christ there is redemption, restoration, and wholeness. Purchase your copy here!
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August 03, 2021
Who Am I: Able to Approach God
July 25, 2021 In Part 12 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about how the children of God are able to approach God with confidence. The sons and daughters of God have the right and responsibility to approach God with bold confidence.  Purchase your copy here!
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July 28, 2021
Who Am I: Righteous & Holy
July 18, 2021 In Part 11 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about how the children of God are identified as righteous and holy. God's purpose is to deliver humanity from a broken identity and restore each of us into the person He created us to be. There is nothing we can do in our humanity to make ourselves right before God, but He can! The righteousness of God comes through a personal and intimate relationship with Christ.  Purchase your copy here!
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July 22, 2021
Who Am I: A Saint
July 11, 2021 In part 10 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about being identified as Saints. Many people struggle with this identity marker because they just don't feel like they measure up, but this is what God calls His people.    Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Free From Condemnation
July 4, 2021 In part 9 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown unpacks what it means be free from condemnation. Salvation brings about deliverance from the condemnation of sin. Children of God, are no longer obligated to their sin nature. There is authority and power to say no and to choose obedience instead. Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: A New Creation
June 27, 2021 In part 8 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown unpacks what it means to embrace the redemptive work of God in our lives. God created humanity, but when we respond to His invitation for saving grace He creates us anew. He restores, revives, and renews every aspect of who we are so that we can experience the fulness of what He has for His beloved. Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Forgiven
June 20, 2021 In part 7 of the "Who Am I" series, Pastor Ryan talks about what it means to stand firmly grounded in our identity as forgiven. Guilt and shame are ideas shaped by the enemy who wants to rob the children of God of their identity. This message talks about how to live in the freedom of forgiveness. Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: A Child of God
June 13, 2021 In part 6 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown unpacks what it means to be sons and daughters of God. Living from the identity of 'Child of God' has some pretty big implications. Leaning in and walking out these truths changes things. Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Rescued
June 6, 2021 In part 5 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan looks at what it means to be identified as Rescued! We all need Jesus and we all have a rescue story. What does it look like to live from the identity of one who is rescued? Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Chosen
May 23, 2021 In part 4 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown unpacks what it means to be identified as chosen. God created, but He has also chosen to be in relationship with His sons and daughters. What does it mean to live as chosen? Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Loved
May 16, 2021 In part 3 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan Brown talks about what it means to be identified as beloved of God. It's one thing to know that God loves the whole world, but what does it mean to embrace and live out of this profound truth?  Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Created To Do Good Works
May 9, 2021 In part 2 of the "Who Am I?" series, Pastor Ryan talks about our identity as created! God made us with a purpose and a plan. Purchase your copy here!
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July 14, 2021
Who Am I: Wonderfully Made
May 2, 2021 Joshua Brown kicks off our sermon series called, "Who am I?" based on Sharon Simmonds's book, called "Who Am I?: A devotional journey for you to soar in your identity in Christ"  Purchase your copy here!
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July 08, 2021