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Oct 24, 2021
The Sacrifice of Praise
As believers, we are in a fight of faith and God has not left us weaponless. Our weapons are the Name of Jesus, the Word of God and the Blood of the Lamb. Unfortunately, many Christians do not even know what their weapons are, let alone know how to wield them. In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on Hebrews 13:15 and 16. He delves into how we launch our spiritual weapons into the heavenly realm where the real battle takes place--through prayer, proclamation and praise. Of these three, his focus in this message is praise.
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  • Oct 24, 2021The Sacrifice of Praise
    Oct 24, 2021
    The Sacrifice of Praise
    As believers, we are in a fight of faith and God has not left us weaponless. Our weapons are the Name of Jesus, the Word of God and the Blood of the Lamb. Unfortunately, many Christians do not even know what their weapons are, let alone know how to wield them. In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on Hebrews 13:15 and 16. He delves into how we launch our spiritual weapons into the heavenly realm where the real battle takes place--through prayer, proclamation and praise. Of these three, his focus in this message is praise.
  • Oct 17, 2021The Lost SonS
    Oct 17, 2021
    The Lost SonS
    We are battling in our time a certain mentality within the body of Christ of people who are so disconnected from the world in which they live, that they do not recognize the needs around them. The Church needs a paradigm shift when it comes to the love and grace and mercy of God towards those who are away from Him. In this message, Pastor Chris wraps up his series on Luke 15, looking at the final parable in verses 11 - 32. He points out that, although we are well aware of the lost son who left home, there was another lost son who also needed to repent--the one who stayed home but became self-righteous. Self-righteousness can put us as far away from God as going into a "far country".
  • Oct 10, 2021Greater Than
    Oct 10, 2021
    Greater Than
    In this message, Pastor Anthony looks at the different characters we see in the passage from Luke 7:36 - 50. He reminds us that we must remain humble like the woman who worshipped Jesus and not allow ourselves to become arrogant and proud like the Pharisees. We must remember that God is greater than our past, greater than our sins, greater than our shortcomings, greater than all.
  • Oct 3, 2021The Lost Coin
    Oct 3, 2021
    The Lost Coin
    The value of an object is based on what someone is willing to pay for it, no matter what other value is placed on it. God revealed our value by the exorbitant price He paid for us through the cross of Jesus Christ. In this message, Pastor Chris continues looking at the parables in Luke 15, focusing on verses 8 - 10. We are reminded that because of our value to God, He will not abandon His search for a lost soul. And, as believers, we should mimic His desire to see the lost come to Jesus.
  • Sep 26, 2021The Lost Sheep
    Sep 26, 2021
    The Lost Sheep
    The Lord never wants us to forget His burden for people without Him. In this message, Pastor Chris dives into Luke 15, beginning with the first parable in verses 1 - 7 and points out that the subject of this, and the following parables, is not the lost sheep; but rather, the response of the shepherd to that lost sheep. He exhorts us to not become callous to the lost people around us, for those are the ones whom Jesus came to seek and to save--not explorers, not adventurers--lost people.
  • Sep 19, 2021How Long Will You Waver?
    Sep 19, 2021
    How Long Will You Waver?
    One of the greatest keys to enduring success is learning how to make the right kind of decisions. And our lives are not a matter of chance, but choice. In this message, Pastor Chris exhorts us from 1 Kings 18:18 - 21 to make the choice to choose Jesus. He reminds us that God did give us the freedom to make any decision we want; but, with every decision, there is a consequence.
  • Sep 12, 2021Being the Person God Can Use
    Sep 12, 2021
    Being the Person God Can Use
    There is much unrealized potential in many lives, but that is not how God created us. Pastor Chris, using 1 Kings 19:19 - 21, reminds us that the Lord, Who redeemed us from our sins and restored us into the image of God, has chosen us and has called us for a higher purpose. Pastor Chris lays out three points on how we can realize our purpose in God and live it out to the fullest.
  • 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.

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.