In this week's sermon extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss why would God have kept Jesus from being recognised by His disciples on the road to Emmaus, and the Mormon concept of "a burning in the bosom" when you read Scripture.
Also, Pastor Nick shares an embarrassing story about his feelings! You don't want to miss it.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: Seeking Jesus Anew
In this week's edition of Sermon Extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne reflect on this past Easter celebration and some of the controversies that sometimes surround this time of year.
Be sure to check out Pastor Nick’s blog "Theology for the People" at nickcady.org for more details on these issues and much more gospel-centered content.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: Risen to New Life
In John 19:30, with his dying breath Jesus declared, "It is finished." Because Jesus finished his work on the cross, you can be sure that God will finish the good work he has begun in you, as well as the good works he wants to accomplish through you as His workmanship.
In this week's sermon extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss why Jesus wept over Jerusalem and whether the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. was a result of the Jews failure to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: BEHOLD YOUR KING
In this week's sermon extra, Pastor Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss Daniel 1 & Jeremiah 29, including the question of if Daniel was castrated and became a eunuch. As we see the behavior of Daniel in the king's house and Jeremiah's advice to the exiles, we get insight in how to live in the world, but not of it.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: Sermon
In the week's sermon extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss the end of 2 Kings, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, if there are sins that God won't forgive, and if hardship in our lives is always God's discipline.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: The Love of a Father
In 2 Kings 24-25, as we see the fall of Jerusalem and the beginning of the Babylonian exile, we see how in times of difficulty we sometimes question God’s love, but God’s loving discipline is proof of his fatherly love for us.
In this video, Pastor Michael Payne and guest speaker Sean Gilliam discuss the difference between condemnation and conviction of sin and how to move forward when we understand the difference.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: Be Zealous for the Lord
In this week's sermon extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss Manasseh's place in Jesus' genealogy and issues regarding forgiveness, repentance, and the repercussions of our sin.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: https://whitefieldschurch.com/sermon/are-you-ready-to-go-home/
In 2 Kings 20 & 21, we witness the lives of two kings, one who started off well and ended poorly and the other who started very badly and ended right. We see the beauty of the gospel in repentance and restoration.
In this episode, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss how faith grows practically. They then go on to discuss whether there are prophets today like there were in the Old Testament times.
Listen to Pastor Michael's worship song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4Q66......
To listen to Sunday's sermon: https://youtu.be/FjSjtGl2Zko
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In 2 Kings 19, as Hezekiah is threatened by Assyria, we see how in the face of our challenges, rather than succumbing to fear and temptation, we can cast our cares upon the God who cares and has the power to save.
In 2 Kings 18, as King Hezekiah brings reforms to Judah, we are reminded that rather than looking to the things of this world to be what they cannot, or fixating on the difficulties before us, we look to Jesus, who alone can give us what we need for our past, present, and future.
In this week's sermon extra, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss issues related to worship and where the line is between being contextual and contemporary and letting the world dictate how we do church on Sunday morning.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: https://youtu.be/pjQIvBTiAAU
In 2 Kings 15-17 we see why Samaria had become a byword in the time of Jesus, and how incredible it is that God is seeking people like us, with a history of sin and animosity, to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
In this video, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne dig deeper into the stories of Amaziah and Jeroboam II from 2 Kings 14 and 2 Chronicles 25, and discuss whether in God's eyes it is better to rick or poor.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: https://whitefieldschurch.com/sermon/that-which-is-truly-life/
In 2 Kings 14, during the reign of Jeroboam II, we see how god sent a prophetic witness to people with full bank accounts and empty souls to call them to discover true riches and to share his heart for the poor and the nations.
In this video, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss the role of faith and righteousness in God hearing our prayers.
To listen to Sunday's sermon: https://whitefieldschurch.com/sermon/a-vision-for-surrender/
In this video, Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss matters related to worship, including the fear of the Lord, music styles, and what the Bible has to say about it.
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In this video, Pastor Nick speaks with Benjamin Morrison, pastor of Calvary Chapel Svitlovodsk, Ukraine and director of City to City Ukraine about the topic of bribery, corruption, and what the Bible has to say about it - particularly whether the Book...
In the story of King Joash in 2 Kings 11-12, we see that placing your hope in people or things will ultimately disappoint, but the hope of the gospel is the promise of a kingdom which will satisfy the deepest longings of your soul.
Pastors Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss the Radical Reformation and King Jehu, and the question of what God wants from us in this week’s Sermon Extra. They also share some important updates about our church’s COVID precautions, the progress of...
In 2 Kings 5:15-27 we see Naaman’s response to being healed of leprosy and Gehazi’s greed which leads to leprosy, and we are reminded that vital signs can reveal what’s going on beneath the surface, so you can act before the story is over.
In the healing of Namaan the Syrian from leprosy in 2 Kings 5:1-14, we see that his healing from leprosy is a picture of God’s work of salvation in our lives: it requires a work of God and is received through a response of faith.
In 2 Kings 4:38-44 we see that God is always in the business of multiplying our expectations. That in the famine of body and soul Jesus tasted death for all of us and provided Himself as the bread of life.
In 2 Kings 1:1 - 2:14, as Ahab and Elijah pass the baton to their successors, we see the legacies of their lives and are reminded that the end of your life is inevitable, but the decisions you make now can have an impact for eternity.
1 Kings 19: 1-8; In Elijah’s depression, the Lord ministered to him in ways which give us insight into our own moments of despondency, and which point us to the greatness of Jesus and the hope of the gospel.
Psalm 40; What gives me confidence and hope in the midst of my current circumstances? How can I believe that God is my Help and Deliverer? God’s past faithfulness gives us patience in the present and hope for the future.
In this week's episode, Pastor Nick Cady and Michael Payne discuss various topics and questions related to 1 Kings 18, including if there were other prophets in Israel at this time and what they did, and the flood, and Elijah's prayer life.
Pastors Nick and Mike discuss the question of why we sometimes persist in doing things even when we know they are wrong, and the idea of sin as "disordered love," as well as how to cultivate desire for the right things.
We are warned against false teachers, and the false hope that they provide by Paul, and instructed on how we are called to teach, and respond to the gospel. We are called to receive God's grace, walk humbly before him, and go forth teaching the...
During Solomon’s reign, the people of God prospered because of his wisdom and administration, and yet Solomon disregarded the will of God, sowing the seeds for his own downfall. His story is our story, which is why we need “the one who is greater than...
When given the opportunity to ask God for anything, Solomon asked for wisdom. Not only does God promise to give us wisdom when we need it, but has given us the ultimate manifestation of His wisdom in Jesus.
The promise of the gospel is not that God will give you a perfect life here on Earth, but that He will raise you to “better life” when this Earthly life is finished. Such a hope would transform your entire life, but how can you be sure that this...
When Jesus hung on the cross, a great darkness covered the land for three hours, and where was God during that time of suffering, isolation, and questions? At that moment “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.”
Have you ever had a troubled heart? Something happened in your life that knocked the wind out of you and made you lose heart? Guest Pastor Cody King teaches from John 14 on the theme that your heart is not the victim of circumstance.
Are we living in the last days? If the early Christians expected Jesus to return in their time, why is it that He still hasn’t returned yet? In this section, Peter addresses these very relevant questions and instructs us about how to live as we await...
How much of a danger is false teaching in our day, and what can you do to make sure you don’t fall for it? Knowing that he didn’t have much time left, Peter writes a strong warning to believers to be on guard against false teaching, explaining what...
What makes Christianity unique is that it is based on historical events, not myths or legends. Peter was an eye-witness to Jesus' life and saw his glory revealed, and based on those experiences, he assures us of the suirty of the hope of the...
How do you see others around you? Paul the Apostle urges us to view those around us with spiritual eyes, seeing them not in worldly terms defined by race, economics, politics, etc. - but to view them as God sees them. To do this would have radical and...
Pastors Nick and Mike discuss issues of identity, including the mistake of conflating function with identity, the power of labels, the hope of the gospel and how it relates to sin and restoration, and more in this week's sermon extra, following...
The church is not a social club, a group of like-minded religious individuals, or a man-made institution of people who like to gather together, but a God-ordained, divine institution, built by His own hands for His purposes and pleasure to make known...
When Elisha and his servant found themselves surrounded, in a hopeless situation, Elisha asked God to open his servant's eyes to the spiritual reality of the situation, which revealed that God had not abandoned them but was protecting them with...
Taken from Acts 18:1-18, this weeks sermon focuses on Paul's journey to Corinth and the victories and failures he suffered through fulfilling the vision God had for that city. Pastor Nick also discusses Jonah's lack of vision for the city...
When Paul was in Corinth he was discouraged by the culture and its opposition to the gospel, but God gave him a vision for the city which caused him to stay and continue reaching out. There are more people God wants to reach in our communities as...
We begin the year with our vision series and a "vision for your future". Pastor Nick looks at our tendency to be intense in the short term, but inconsistent in the long term. He also spills his coffee - don't miss this one!
Throughout the Bible we see how God transformed the lives of those who responded to his call. God has a vision for your life. What could your life look like in 5 years if you were to take God’s hand and give him your life?
The killing of the innocents by Herod the Great is a chapter of the Christmas story which is often skipped over, but it illuminates important aspects of who Jesus was and why He came: the promised Savior who came to defeat evil and reconcile us to God.
"...casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." One of many great thoughts in 1 Peter 5. We conclude 1 Peter with a look at Satan, our adversary, and though He might seem dangerous, He is more bark than bite.
Peter concludes his first letter with a warning about the enemy of our souls and some key strategies he uses against us, along with how we can avoid these traps by the strength of “the God of all grace.”
Continuing through our series in 1st and 2nd Peter we come to 1 Peter 3:18 - 4:11 and Jesus preaching to dead spirits. Join Pastors Nick and Mike to find some understanding with this very interesting text.
The Christian life is not about reformation but resurrection, and resurrection requires a death in order for rebirth to take place. In this section, Peter describes what it means to live the resurrected life here on Earth.
The greatest challenge to loving others comes when we are wronged. Peter shows us how the gospel sets us free from fear and the feeling that we need to vindicate ourselves, so we can do right even when we are wronged.
Outward beauty inevitably fades, but there is an inward
beauty which can be cultivated and gets more beautiful with time.
Peter talks about this beauty as he gives practical guidelines for a
Once you've become a Christian, what's the next step for you to take? In this second chapter of Peter's first letter, he shows us that while Heaven is our ultimate home, God has a purpose with us here on Earth. We are called to live as...
Pastor Nick elaborates on Sunday’s sermon from the text 1 Peter 1:1-12, looking at the curiosity of angels.
Catch up here with Sunday's sermon in case you missed it: http://whitefieldschurch.com/sermons/our-reason-for-joy-on-the-journey/
Rather than drudgery and hardship, Peter reminds us that we can have joy as we journey as pilgrims through this life because of the salvation we have received, which changes not just our ultimate destiny, but also our everyday.
Pastors Nick and Michael discuss church discipline, busybodies and idleness on site at Ravencrest Chalet in Estes Park.
Catch up here with Sunday's sermon in case you missed it: http://whitefieldschurch.com/sermons/mind-your-business/
The essence of the Christian life is working out that which God has worked in us by what Jesus did for us. In the final chapter of his second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul encourages us to mind the business that God has called us to in light of...