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Jan 16, 2022
Christian Counterculture
Is there a solution to the problem of poverty? As Pastor Chris looks at James 1:9 - 11, he digs into this question, reminding us that God has blessed us to be a blessing. God has no problem with people having things; but He does have a problem with those things not being used to help others. The antithesis to poverty is not material prosperity; the antithesis to poverty is enough. The Church must not get swept into the mainstream thought of collecting things just to have the most things. We must see our blessings as a means to bless the less fortunate.
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  • Jan 16, 2022Christian Counterculture
    Jan 16, 2022
    Christian Counterculture
    Is there a solution to the problem of poverty? As Pastor Chris looks at James 1:9 - 11, he digs into this question, reminding us that God has blessed us to be a blessing. God has no problem with people having things; but He does have a problem with those things not being used to help others. The antithesis to poverty is not material prosperity; the antithesis to poverty is enough. The Church must not get swept into the mainstream thought of collecting things just to have the most things. We must see our blessings as a means to bless the less fortunate.
  • Jan 9, 2022Wonderful Wisdom
    Jan 9, 2022
    Wonderful Wisdom
    We live in a time of escalating availability and accessibility of knowledge. But, there is a world of difference between knowledge and wisdom. In this message, Pastor Chris teaches from James 1:5 - 8 the difference between knowledge and wisdom. He encourages us, as we see the world around us devolve despite the prevalence of knowledge, to have the prayer readily available on our lips, "God, give me wisdom!"
  • Jan 2, 2022Blessings and Battles
    Jan 2, 2022
    Blessings and Battles
    Once we become believers, our lives become smooth and easy...right? In this message, Pastor Chris reminds us that, as believers, we are fighting a real war against an enemy whose intentions for us and ours are not good. And, just because we find ourselves in the midst of a struggle does not mean that we missed God. He points out several observations from James 1:1 - 4 and brings encouragement to press on in God.
  • Dec 19, 2021The Infinite Became an Infant
    Dec 19, 2021
    The Infinite Became an Infant
    What is the true message of Christmas? A baby in a manger? Shepherds and angels? The wise men? In this message, Pastor Chris looks at 2 Corinthians 8:1 - 9 to reveal the true message of Christmas--Jesus emptying Himself for our sake. In this passage, Pastor Chris points out that Paul referenced the ultimate illustration of generosity, the ultimate example of giving, the quintessential picture of what a life of giving looks like for every believer, everywhere. During this season that has morphed into a "what will I get" attitude, let us remember and exemplify Jesus' attitude at the first Christmas, "what can I give".
  • Dec 12, 2021Refresh, Revive, Remember
    Dec 12, 2021
    Refresh, Revive, Remember
    In this message, Pastor Anthony looks at Romans 12:9 & 10 and discusses how we should behave as Believers. He points out that the lifestyle laid out in the passage can only be lived through faith and the power of Holy Spirit.
  • Dec 5, 2021We Have Come to Worship Him
    Dec 5, 2021
    We Have Come to Worship Him
    One of the greatest miracles we can experience in the Christmas season is to get our mind around the visit of the Magi from the east and understand their purpose in coming. Their reason--to worship Messiah. The goal of our lives should be to bring honor and reverence to God. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at the account of the Magi in Matthew 2:1 - 12 and brings out three points from their worship that we need to incorporate in our worship of Jesus.
  • Nov 28, 2021Conformed or Transformed?
    Nov 28, 2021
    Conformed or Transformed?
    Holy Spirit's work is making us into the image of Christ Himself. As we offer ourselves before the Lord, as a living sacrifice, there is something that goes on within us where we are being transformed. In this message, Pastor Chris encourages us from Romans 12:1 and 2, reminding us that we ultimately become what we worship and that God is looking for people who will not only die for Him, but people who will live for Him.
  • Nov 21, 2021When Thanks is Tough
    Nov 21, 2021
    When Thanks is Tough
    "When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude." G. K. Chesterton. One of the marks of real spiritual maturity is the ability to give thanks when life gets tough. In this message, Pastor Chris marks out three things, from 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18, that thanksgiving does in our lives. There is something to be said for the great grace that is exemplified in a heart of thanksgiving.
  • Nov 14, 2021Three Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks
    Nov 14, 2021
    Three Stone Cold Lead Pipe Locks
    What are the immovable, non-negotiable tenants of our faith? In the depths of our souls, we must have a bedrock foundational belief that is unshakable. In this message, Pastor Chris points to three of those "lead pipe locks" found in Ephesians 3:14 - 21.
  • Nov 7, 2021Does God Really Want Me Happy?
    Nov 7, 2021
    Does God Really Want Me Happy?
    What is happiness really? Everybody wants to be happy, but few would say that they have ever found it. The Bible, however, is filled with the idea of happiness, using the word "blessed". These blessings are gifts from God that are not contingent upon life's circumstances. In this message, Pastor Chris takes us through Psalm 1, and gives us three points to finding our happiness in our relationship with God.

Virtual Renewal Services

 Conquering Emotional Battles Series


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?".
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  • 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 4, 2019Facing Fear
    Dec 4, 2019
    Facing Fear
    As Pastor Chris begins with Genesis 3:1 - 10, he points out that the first consequence of the fall was fear. Satan does not want us doing anything productive for God's kingdom and fear is one of his most potent weapons used to keep us immobile. We must learn to answer with faith when fear is knocking at our door and remember that as God has taken care of our past with His grace and mercy, He will also take care of our future.
  • Nov 20, 2019Weathering Worry
    Nov 20, 2019
    Weathering Worry
    Nowhere in Scripture do we read where God says that to show how much we care, we need to worry. In fact, as Pastor Chris shows from Matthew 6:25 - 34 and Philippians 4:4 - 7, the exact opposite is true. He points out that the antidote to worry is prayer. And it is our job to do everything in our power and leave the deficit for God to make up.
  • Nov 13, 2019Surviving Stress
    Nov 13, 2019
    Surviving Stress
    How can we heed the exhortation found in James 1:2 - 8 to "count it all joy" as we find ourselves in the midst of life's stresses? Pastor Chris takes us through this passage and gives us three tips on how to successfully walk through life's stressful seasons.

 Readying for Revival Series


Mar 4, 2020
Readying for Revival – Part 3
In his continuation of discussing differing reactions during revival, Pastor Chris reminds us that we should not minimize one's reaction to the glory of God. But, we also cannot make those manifestations the litmus test for determining whether or not God has moved. In this message, Pastor Chris discusses the manifestation of the travail, as referenced in Romans 8:26 - 27.
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  • Mar 4, 2020Readying for Revival – Part 3
    Mar 4, 2020
    Readying for Revival – Part 3
    In his continuation of discussing differing reactions during revival, Pastor Chris reminds us that we should not minimize one's reaction to the glory of God. But, we also cannot make those manifestations the litmus test for determining whether or not God has moved. In this message, Pastor Chris discusses the manifestation of the travail, as referenced in Romans 8:26 - 27.
  • Feb 26, 2020Readying for Revival – Part 2
    Feb 26, 2020
    Readying for Revival – Part 2
    In his continuation of "Readying for Revival", Pastor Chris highlights documented accounts of people's response to God's glory. He also looks as Daniel's encounter in Daniel 10:1 - 8 and reminds us that when we, as natural people, encounter the supernatural God, there is only so much we can take before there is an outward response to His glory. Ultimately, our goal is not the manifestations, but rather, an encounter with God (Daniel 10:6).
  • Feb 19, 2020Readying for Revival – Part 1
    Feb 19, 2020
    Readying for Revival – Part 1
    Do you know that you can prepare and plan for a revival? In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on the idea that "revival is not a fluke", taken from Charles Finney's book "Lectures on Revivals of Religion". It always comes in direct response to the prayers of the saints. Pastor Chris also begins to walk through some manifestations that might occur when God begins to move.
Hit the Ground Running

Sep 5, 2021
Hit the Ground Running – Part 4
This is Part 4 of our "Hit the Ground Running" series. In this message, Bishop Phil Russell gives us four points for maturing in compassion and faith.
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  • Sep 5, 2021Hit the Ground Running – Part 4
    Sep 5, 2021
    Hit the Ground Running – Part 4
    This is Part 4 of our "Hit the Ground Running" series. In this message, Bishop Phil Russell gives us four points for maturing in compassion and faith.
  • Sep 3, 2021Hit the Ground Running – Part 3
    Sep 3, 2021
    Hit the Ground Running – Part 3
    This is Part 3 of our "Hit the Ground Running" series. In this message, Linda Long discusses how we can run our race effectively.
  • Sep 2, 2021Hit the Ground Running – Part 2
    Sep 2, 2021
    Hit the Ground Running – Part 2
    This is Part 2 of our "Hit the Ground Running" series. In this message, Wade Urban, of Restoration Ministries, reminds us of our identity in Christ and how to be effective ministers of the Gospel.
  • Sep 1, 2021Hit the Ground Running – Part 1
    Sep 1, 2021
    Hit the Ground Running – Part 1
    This is Part 1 of our "Hit the Ground Running" series. This powerful, hard-hitting message was preached by Pastor Richard Ware of Higher Praise Worship Center in Connersville, IN.
Breaking Free

Aug 29, 2021
Breaking Free: It’s a New Day
The word "new" fills Scripture with the understanding of the synonymousness of God's grace and power that is constantly bringing freshness to our lives. We need to avoid spiritual staleness and not allow our faith to become moldy. In this final message of the "Breaking Free" series, Pastor Chris encourages us from Isaiah 52:1 & 2, with five things that God is saying on how we can avoid the attitude of "oldness" and shake off the "weight...which so easily ensnares us".
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  • Aug 29, 2021Breaking Free: It’s a New Day
    Aug 29, 2021
    Breaking Free: It’s a New Day
    The word "new" fills Scripture with the understanding of the synonymousness of God's grace and power that is constantly bringing freshness to our lives. We need to avoid spiritual staleness and not allow our faith to become moldy. In this final message of the "Breaking Free" series, Pastor Chris encourages us from Isaiah 52:1 & 2, with five things that God is saying on how we can avoid the attitude of "oldness" and shake off the "weight...which so easily ensnares us".
  • Aug 22, 2021Breaking Free From Shame
    Aug 22, 2021
    Breaking Free From Shame
    Shame--that acute sense of failure, unworthiness, embarrassment, the emotional residue of sin. It can be overwhelming. In this message, Pastor Chris gives us hope from 1 John 3:19 & 20 and reminds us that Jesus came and gave His life to set us free from the residue of sin. And that there is deliverance from the shame of the past.
  • Aug 15, 2021Breaking Free From Poverty
    Aug 15, 2021
    Breaking Free From Poverty
    Jesus came to liberate all of us from the bondage of poverty--spiritual, emotional, social, and financial poverty. According to Luke 4:16 - 19, Jesus came to make us whole, completely free, not just save us from hell fire. Pastor Chris shows us that the spirit of prosperity begins with generosity and a trust in God as our Provider. And he reminds us that the reason for God's blessing on our lives is so that we can be a blessing to those around us.
  • Aug 8, 2021Breaking Free From Strongholds
    Aug 8, 2021
    Breaking Free From Strongholds
    The faith life we live is a spiritual war; we are in a fight with a real enemy. Paul tells us to "fight the good fight of faith". If we are to fight and be victorious, we must learn to demolish strongholds. In this message, Pastor Chris references 2 Corinthians 10:3 - 5 and shows us five way in which we can demolish strongholds and live a victorious, though not necessarily easy, life.
  • Aug 1, 2021Breaking Free From the Mundane
    Aug 1, 2021
    Breaking Free From the Mundane
    We are living in an hour when people are needing and actively searching for divine direction, even if it does not come from God. Therefore, there is greater need than ever before for believers in the Church to move into the realms of the gifts. In this message, Pastor Chris, in referencing Revelation 2 and 3, urges us to have ears to hear what Spirit is saying, so that we can be the desperately needed prophetic voices, speaking God's life and wisdom into a lost and hurting world.
  • Jul 25, 2021Breaking Free From Generational Curses
    Jul 25, 2021
    Breaking Free From Generational Curses
    Is it inevitable that we are cursed because of what someone in our family did in a previous generation? Is it possible to rise above familial or even national disfunction? In this uplifting message, Pastor Chris shows that we do not have to be bound by where we came from or by what someone else did in another time and place. Where we start does not determine where we end because of Jesus Christ and who we are in Him.
  • Jul 18, 2021Breaking Free From Fear
    Jul 18, 2021
    Breaking Free From Fear
    Everyone encounters moments in their life when fear comes and tries to take over. Pastor Chris reminds us of the powerful verse in 2 Timothy 1:7 that we can memorize and use to combat this. He also enumerates, from the parable in Matthew 25:14 - 30, what fear does and how we can overcome it to be effective for God's Kingdom.
    *Editor's Note: The volume may need to be turned up more than normal as there was a hardware malfunction that resulted in a lower grade recording.
  • Jul 11, 2021Breaking Free From Bondage
    Jul 11, 2021
    Breaking Free From Bondage
    Life without liberty is truly not worth living. But there are times in which we find ourselves in bondage, whether it be spiritually, emotionally, or physically. Jesus Christ came to bring us salvation, which means deliverance and freedom. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at three people from the account in Luke 13:10 - 17 and points out each one's response toward a certain bondage. He reminds us that as Believers, our mission in this world is to empower people toward freedom as Jesus demonstrated.