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Jan 12, 2020
The God of Fire and the Fire of God
In today's message, Pastor Chris walks us through Elijah's confrontation on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings 18:16 - 46. Pastor Chris reminds us that we need the fire of God in our lives to catch the attention of the people to whom we minister and influence. And for real change, to make an lasting difference, we need the real power of God--His fire. We cannot rely on flashy substitutes or manipulations.
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  • Jan 12, 2020The God of Fire and the Fire of God
    Jan 12, 2020
    The God of Fire and the Fire of God
    In today's message, Pastor Chris walks us through Elijah's confrontation on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings 18:16 - 46. Pastor Chris reminds us that we need the fire of God in our lives to catch the attention of the people to whom we minister and influence. And for real change, to make an lasting difference, we need the real power of God--His fire. We cannot rely on flashy substitutes or manipulations.
  • Jan 8, 2020Frustrations in Fasting
    Jan 8, 2020
    Frustrations in Fasting
    Do you ever wonder why Jesus went into the wilderness following His baptism? As Pastor Chris highlights from Matthew 4:1 - 11, Jesus went because He was led by the Spirit. He knew the temptation was coming, so He fasted and prayed so that He might withstand it. He was in a place of utter exposure in the wilderness and, after forty days and nights of fasting, He was at His weakest point physically. Yet, He conquered the tempter! As we move forward in our prayer and fasting and encounter challenges, we can be encouraged by this fact--Jesus conquered so that we can conquer.
  • Jan 5, 202020/20 Vision
    Jan 5, 2020
    20/20 Vision
    As people of God, we have a different vision than those in the world. In today's message, Pastor Chris references 2 Chronicles 20:1 - 26 and exhorts us to have "20/20 vision" (2 Chronicles 20:20). We need to ask ourselves, "Where does our faith lie?"
  • Jan 1, 2020Prayer & Fasting Q & A
    Jan 1, 2020
    Prayer & Fasting Q & A
    As we begin our church fast, Pastor Chris takes some time to answer some questions and encourage more on the subject of fasting.
  • Dec 29, 2019Prayer & Fasting
    Dec 29, 2019
    Prayer & Fasting
    In this "nuts and bolts" message, Pastor Chris discusses some basic ideas regarding the discipline of prayer and fasting, referencing Matthew 6:1 - 18. As we head into a new year, we want to be in sync with God and His plans. By praying and fasting, we are volunteering for whatever God wants to do in our lives and in our hearts.
  • Dec 22, 2019The Eternal Child
    Dec 22, 2019
    The Eternal Child
    Can we fully comprehend what it meant for Jesus to put on humanity in the incarnation? In this Christmas message, Pastor Chris takes a different approach and looks at the nativity from Jesus's perspective, using John 1:1 - 18 as the reference. We need to understand what it must have been like for Christ to take on flesh and the pain of that decision. And we must be forever grateful that He willingly chose to take on the predicament of our pain.
  • Dec 18, 2019Big Three For Me
    Dec 18, 2019
    Big Three For Me
    In this message, Pastor Anthony looks at three factors that should characterize our lives as believers. He highlights our necessity to forgive others, to extend grace to those in our lives and to walk in love so that we prove ourselves to be Jesus' disciples.
  • Dec 15, 2019Mission Completed
    Dec 15, 2019
    Mission Completed
    We are the first generation in the history of the Church that can fulfill the Great Commission. We have within our grasp the opportunity to touch the entire world and bring the King back! With this message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Matthew 24:1 - 14 with an equation on how we can take this rich opportunity and reach all people with the Gospel.
  • Dec 11, 2019A Discussion About Depression
    Dec 11, 2019
    A Discussion About Depression
    Looking at 2 Corinthians 7:2 - 16 as a jumping-off point, Pastor Chris leads a discussion regarding depression. Several ideas are discussed to answer questions such as "why do people get depressed?" and "what can be done when we are depressed?".
  • Dec 8, 2019The Caleb Connection
    Dec 8, 2019
    The Caleb Connection
    Winston Churchill is noted as saying that "success is going from one failure unto another without losing your enthusiasm." In this message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Joshua 14:6 - 15 to be people of faith and perseverance just as Caleb was. We need to look at our situations and speak to them in faith as he did.