Prepare Him Room
When Jesus was born there was no room or vacancy for him anywhere. All the hotels were booked up. Expedia couldn’t even help them. Everyone was meant to live expectant of their coming King but when he was born almost everyone missed it. The politics and fear of that time occupied everyone’s thoughts leaving no room for Jesus. What does it mean to leave room for Jesus in your life? So often occupy our minds and lives with clutter and we end up leaving no space for Jesus. In this message Pastor Shawn teaches on one of the ways we can make space for King Jesus to occupy. Let every heart, prepare Him room!
The Sound of Agreement
Faith has nothing to do with what you see but it has everything to do with what you hear. Romans 10:17 states that faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the words of Christ. In a world where people are hungry for the right words, what type of words do you consume and agree with. What you agree with in life is what you give authority to.
Dr Jay - December 9, 2018
If there was ever a moment for the church to anticipate God moving like He never has before, it is now!
A New Position
If we are ever going to go the distance in the race that we are called to run then we will need to learn to rest. Rest is a position faith because faith rests in the faithfulness of God. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus despised the shame and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Shame is that feeling we have that says we aren’t enough of something so we find ourselves motivated in life by constantly trying to measure up because we try and perfect everything. Shame keeps us from rest and offers our lives on the altar of perfection. Growth and hard work and learning to overcome are important but if you are motivated by shame you are eventually going to burn yourself out. If we are ever going to go the distance we need to learn to rest in the goodness of God. This is our position of faith.
Despising The Shame
Shame is an enemy to the race that we are called to run. Its an epidemic in our society that destroys lives and keeps us from reaching our potential. This message shares about the reality of shame and its effects on our lives and offers practical ways to overcome.
THE DOCTRINE OF SOUND - PART II
Part Two of the series, "The Doctrine of Sound."
Set A Joy Before You
It’s important that we have a vision for our lives but more importantly we need to have a vision that produces joy. Hebrews 12:1-2 mentions that the joy set before Jesus enabled Him to endure the cross. The joy of Christ’s vision enabled Him to endures the brutality of the cross. What kind of vision do you have for your life? If your current vision isn’t one that produces joy then you need a better vision.
What Is Sound Doctrine?
Sound Doctrine' appears four times in the New Testament and is translated, "Healthy Teaching." The context of this phrase is found in having love for others. Sound doctrine is not academic. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up (1 Corinthians 8:1). If you want to have sound doctrine, it is always found in the way you love others."
Getting A Profit
According to the writer of Hebrews you have a race to run, but this is no typical race. The only person you are actually racing against is the worst version of yourself. Its a race for identity with the aim of maturity. In this race that we have to run what is it that will benefit us the most so that we can go the distance? What experiences, involvements and commitments taking place in your life will cause you to benefit from or gain a profit. These are important questions to consider. You have a race to run and we need to keep looking to Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
Glory & Unity
Glory is a big topic. It relates to the goodness of God. But what we also find in scripture is that it relates to the unity found in the body of Christ. A glorious church is a unified church because you cannot have glory where there is no unity. The body of Christ becomes glorious when we are united around Jesus Christ. Jesus is the image of God who is love. When Christ is at our center (the hope of glory) then love is at our center which is able to hold everything together.
Longevity vs. Legacy Mentality
There is a major difference between King Saul and King David. Saul was a man who spent his life trying to hold on to a kingdom that was slipping out of his grasp, while David was a man after God's own heart. Saul tried to preserve his longevity and in the end lost everything. David was a man who left a legacy for all generations and for all mankind!
God Has Something Better For You
What you identify with in life is very important. You become a product of what you identify with. The beauty of the cross and what Jesus Christ has done is that you no longer have to identify with what you've suffered but you can identify with what you have overcome! This is Pastor Shawn's baptism message. Enjoy!
The Character Of God
In this message Dr. Jay Leroux shares how Abraham represents important attributes of God's character. His representation of God is vital for our ability to Hope. Enjoy!
Thorns (Sower Series - Part III)
In the parable of the Sower, Jesus relates the 4 soil conditions to the condition of a person's heart. The condition of your heart is so important because it will determine the produce or fruit of your life. In this message Pastor Shawn shares about the soil with thorns and what it relates to. Enjoy!
Rocky Ground (Sower Series - Part II)
God desires to produce something beautiful through your life. In Matthew 13 Jesus talked about four different types of soil and how they relate to the condition of a person's heart. The fruit or the produce of your life is determined by the soil or the condition of your heart. If the soil or the condition of your heart isn't right, then God is going to get it right because He knows our life gains purpose and meaning when we are fruitful. In this second addition to the Sower Series Pastor Shawn shares the meaning behind the soil Jesus refers to as Rocky Ground. Enjoy!