God has called us to an abundant life. Our prayer is that you will be blessed by these sermons and discover that they are a great resource that will help you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as well as to come into a life of freedom, destiny and adventure.
The Armor Bearer
The story of Jonathon and his armor bearer, believing God for the impossible!
Dr. Jay preaches a powerful message on being a servant and how necessary it is for the Ester generation and the Mordecai generation to work together.
Boundaries (part I)
Most of the counseling in the world today is focused upon boundaries in regards to the relationships we have with others. Poor boundaries can rob people of joy and peace because the responsible person (Giver) can end up enabling bad behavior in the irresponsible person (Taker). In this message Pastor Shawn goes over 5 keys to creating healthy boundaries.
What does it mean to be filled with God? For many it means morality and being good. But is being "good" what Christianity is all about? In this message Pastor Shawn teaches on the difference between being a product of religion or a product of relationship. What you fill your life with is what you become identified with. Enjoy!
You Are What You Eat
The saying, "You Are What You Eat," holds true not just for your physical body but for your spiritual well being. What you fill your life with is what you become identified with. This is part 4 of the identity series with Pastor Shawn. The first half of the recording was lost due to the church loosing electrical power from the wind storm. But we know you will be blessed by the second half of this message. Enjoy!
2 Corinthians 12 is about one man but presented to us as if there were two. Paul writes that there was once a man who received incredible revelation and even went to heaven but he describes him as if that was some other guy. Instead he decides to identify with the crippled version of himself, stating that he will boast in his weakness. Why would anyone want to boast about their weaknesses? Also, what happens when you don't get your miracle or answer to prayer? Do you give up? Do you throw in the towel? In 2 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul, writes about how Jesus didn't take away the thorn in his flesh. Instead, Paul was directed to take hold and enforce the grace of God.
The Masks We Wear
In the Bible, we find that Sin is most often a noun and not a verb. The church can be guilty of pointing to people's bad behavior without trying to help people overcome the deep issues of the heart. You never get behavior modification without heart transformation.
I'm All In
Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 "For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also." It isn't that your treasure follows your heart but that your heart follows your treasure. Sometimes we don't feel like worshiping God because our hearts are in it or feel up to it. Which is why its important that we take a look at where we have put our treasure. Your treasure is composed of four things: (1) Your Time, (2) Your Thoughts, (3) Your Talent and (4) Your Money. In this sermon Pastor Shawn covers the importance of our giving in worship and how important it is to have the right motivation.
A WOW And A WHY
Everyone needs a strong "why." Without a "why" behind "what" you do you will discover yourself going through the motions. Today, we tend to ignore the "WHY," especially when it comes to God's beautiful creation. We try to explain the how, when, where, what, but never why. Evolution points away from the why because a why involves purpose and intent. To some of the most brilliant minds in society they have no "wow" for the very thing they have devoted their lives to study because they don't see or understand the "why" behind creation. Worship requires a "wow" and a "why." The foundation of worship is wonder but with out understanding the reason for God's wonderful creation we very quickly will lose our ability to worship.
No Mixed Messages
The Gospel is simple but we are amazing at complicating it. In Christianity today there are wrong perspectives of God that have crept into our theology. Some of these views are found in the songs that we sing at church today. In this message, Pastor Shawn points out a few songs that contain negative views of God.Your view of God matters! So lets do our best to know God for the loving Father he truly is. It is this truth that sets people free.