May 8, 2022
Having a Positive Family In a Negative World
Parenthood is the greatest ministry in the world. In a culture that is increasingly diminishing parenthood's value, how can we grow strong, healthy families? Pastor Chris answers that question in this Mother's Day message, centered on 1 Thessalonians 1:3. He also emphasizes the critical role that mothers have in rearing a strong, healthy family.
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  • May 8, 2022Having a Positive Family In a Negative World
    May 8, 2022
    Having a Positive Family In a Negative World
    Parenthood is the greatest ministry in the world. In a culture that is increasingly diminishing parenthood's value, how can we grow strong, healthy families? Pastor Chris answers that question in this Mother's Day message, centered on 1 Thessalonians 1:3. He also emphasizes the critical role that mothers have in rearing a strong, healthy family.
  • May 1, 2022Working Out
    May 1, 2022
    Working Out
    We really only have control over two things in our life--our attitude and our effort. Although we are saved by grace, true salvation is evidenced in our works. In this message, Pastor Chris continues the journey through James with James 2:14 - 26 and discusses how the ideas of "saved by grace" and "faith without works is dead" are not contradictory, but rather, complimentary.
  • Apr 24, 2022Beating Bias
    Apr 24, 2022
    Beating Bias
    Discrimination can have all sorts of faces. But, in the Kingdom of God, we all stand on the same foundation and the Gospel is a "whosoever" Gospel. In this message, Pastor Chris continues teaching through the book James and come to James 2:1 - 13. He exhorts us to be diligent in our witness by remembering that how we treat others really determines our level of maturity as Believers.
  • Apr 10, 2022Nailing It To the Cross
    Apr 10, 2022
    Nailing It To the Cross
    The greatest mystery of all is the mystery of the cross. Why was it necessary? Was it a back-up plan for man's failure in the garden? In this message, Pastor Chris answers those questions and opens up Colossians 2:13 - 15, showing the great transaction that took place at the cross--our transgressions transferred to Jesus, and His grace transferred to us. Because of this, we can live without condemnation, knowing that we are reconciled to God through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Apr 3, 2022Five-Legged Dogs
    Apr 3, 2022
    Five-Legged Dogs
    "You can call a tail a leg if you want to. But a dog will still only have four legs." -Abraham Lincoln. We are living in a time when people are trying to redefine right and wrong. In this message, Pastor Chris comes to James 1:26 - 27 in his walk through the book of James. He reminds us that it is not just what we believe that makes the difference; but how that belief affects our behavior, our living. He highlights three points from the passage that will enable us to live out "pure and undefiled religion".
  • Mar 20, 2022Don’t Just Hear…DO
    Mar 20, 2022
    Don’t Just Hear…DO
    Dreams do not work unless we do. To truly make an impact with our life, we cannot just be listeners; we must transition to doers and put feet to our faith. We must come to the point where we put into practice what we have been hearing, because what we do not respond to we will lose. In his continuation of the journey through James, Pastor Chris digs into James 1:22 - 25 and exhorts us to embrace a life of doing.
  • Mar 6, 2022The Move of God In Your Life
    Mar 6, 2022
    The Move of God In Your Life
    There is a rich history of God moving in the Church throughout the ages. But, we must remember that we need the move of God in our own personal life. As we pray for God to move in our communities, churches and countries, we must first pray that He moves in us. In this message, Pastor Chris continues teaching about Holy Spirit infilling and lays out the four "A's" we need to see God move in our life.
  • Feb 27, 2022The Baptism of Holy Spirit
    Feb 27, 2022
    The Baptism of Holy Spirit
    To even be capable of living a holy life, we need the power of Holy Spirit. Our life must be Spirit-led, Spirit-inspired, Spirit-filled. In this message, Pastor Chris digs into what that Spirit-filled life looks like and discusses the experience that is subsequent to salvation. As he digs into the upper room account, found in Acts 2:1 - 12 and 2:37 - 39, he highlights that this infilling is for and needed by every believer.
  • Feb 20, 2022Deconstructing the Holy Life
    Feb 20, 2022
    Deconstructing the Holy Life
    As people of the Word, we are to pursue holiness. In fact, without it we cannot see God (Hebrews 12:14). So, biblically, what does holiness look like? Is it a list of do's and don'ts, a particular dress code, a prohibition of where or with whom we can hang out? In this message, Pastor Chris lays out what a holy life looks likes, according to James 1:19 - 21, and exhorts us to live our lives by Holy Spirit and not by flesh.
  • Feb 13, 2022The Goodness of God
    Feb 13, 2022
    The Goodness of God
    Everyone, at some point in life, will have to walk tough roads and will have tough questions that need answers. In those moments, we will be tempted to question God's goodness. We will be tempted to believe what we feel about the situation or what we have heard someone say about the situation. In this message, Pastor Chris lays out the strategy, referencing James 1:16 - 18, for standing in faith and believing what God says about the situation. Pastor Chris reminds us that God is our Source to meet any and every need we have.
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