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.
Everyone experiences a "slump" from time to time. A slump are those moments in life that keep us from moving forward. Sometimes we don't want to get out of bed and face reality or deal with the situation at hand. King David found himself in such a place in Psalm 40 which he called the "Pit of Destruction." God pulls out of there and gives him a firm place to stand, but as you read on you discover that David is still in a world of trouble. Evil is all around him. He has messed up more times than he can count, and there are people after his life. God pulled him out of the slump so he could face and overcome the situation before him. What you surrender to is what you crown king over your life. Will you bow the knee to your problems and remain the victim or will you bow the knee to Jesus and become the victor?
When God Became King
Without understanding the Big Picture of the old testament we miss out on what the Gospels are all about. Israel was expecting their King, but the old testament ends with no king in sight. Instead, Israel is left with the greatest cliff hanger in history. With this in mind, the Gospels are then the good news to the cliff hanger we are left with. Jesus was the king Israel was waiting for. The Gospels tell the climatic story of how Israel's God became King of the world. Its a world that we find ourselves a part of today. So is Jesus your king? Has God become King of your life? There is a major difference between a belief in God and a life that is surrendered to Him as King!
Everyone Needs A Jonathan
The friends that you have and the company that you keep are important because they will either make or break your purpose. Jonathan was a true friend to David because he was a friend to David's purpose. Do the people in your life promote you to your purpose or prohibit you from it? In this last installment of the Difference Maker Series, Pastor Shawn shares about the importance of friendship.
The Power Of Words
We don't often recognize just how powerful our words are. Jesus said that, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." Your tongue will call into existence and make tangible the condition that the heart is currently engaged in. Your words can and will shape your reality. In this message, Pastor Shawn shares about the story of Zechariah and how God kept him from speaking. Enjoy.
What Are You Expecting?
How you understand God is important because it shapes our beliefs and thoughts and actions. Likewise the way you interpret scripture matters. In this message, Pastor Shawn, takes an academic approach to Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation and how it applies to us today. Enjoy!
Pregnant With God's Promises And Purposes
The problems we face are never fun, but they serve a purpose. What matters most in life isn't what happens to you but what happens in you. The problems we face position us for purpose and makes us pregnant with the promises of God. What is birthed through you could be the answer to someone else's prayer. The work that God is doing in you could be the victory to someone else's battle. We get to be surrogates or partners with the purposes and promises of God. Enjoy!
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Every character of the Bible who took hold of a great purpose had to push through an equally great problem. You don't get purposes with out problems because they walk hand in hand. But the problems that we face are never the real problems. The real problems are the issues of our hearts. God allows difficulties to help us overcome those issues so we can take a hold of the purposes for which He has promised.
Living Into The Kingdom of God
Everyone loves a good story... its a human thing. Stories connect us. They teach us and motivate us. Stories can have powerful affects upon us. Jesus understood this about us which is why when he taught about what was near and dear to his heart he related to his listeners in the form of a story. Jesus taught about the kingdom of God this way. He didn't leave us with a set of rules and regulations. He didn't set a standard for us to try and hit. Instead Jesus told a story and invited us to participate and to live into it."The Kingdom of God isn't a standard to live up to but the story of Christ to live into." - Pastor Shawn White
In this message Pastor Phil shares about how legalism robs us of life and therefore the ability to be difference makers in this world. You cannot become more or less righteous or than you are right now because righteousness is a gift of God.
Its important for us to understand the mission of Jesus when the Word took on flesh. Jesus came to make the Father known! Right from the garden of Eden we see the devil at work trying to corrupt and disguise the image of who God is. So God in His love, sends a representation of Himself to reveal to the world what He is truly like. When you see the mission of Jesus and the plan of attack from the enemy, it positions you in this world to be a solution to the problem. Being an example of God's love to the world around us is what makes all the difference in a person's life and you have been called to be a difference maker.