Nov 27, 2022
Grateful Hearts
We have to make the choice to live a thankful life and value gratitude. Out of a thankful life flows many good and positive things. In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on what we can see gratitude bring in our lives, centered on 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18.
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  • Nov 27, 2022Grateful Hearts
    Nov 27, 2022
    Grateful Hearts
    We have to make the choice to live a thankful life and value gratitude. Out of a thankful life flows many good and positive things. In this message, Pastor Chris expounds on what we can see gratitude bring in our lives, centered on 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18.
  • Nov 20, 2022Thankful, Safe, and Secure
    Nov 20, 2022
    Thankful, Safe, and Secure
    “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”—G. K. Chesterton
    As our culture seemingly becomes more entitled and ungrateful, we must never under value the importance of giving thanks. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Jude's letter, where we are given reason to be thankful. In Jude 1 and 21 - 25, we see three points that remind us to be thankful because, in God, we are safe and secure.
  • Nov 13, 2022Where Is Your God?
    Nov 13, 2022
    Where Is Your God?
    Loneliness--one of the most painful feelings we experience in this life. In those moments of loneliness, our emotions will tell us that God has left us. But faith will tell us that God is near and we have to learn to function out of that faith. What does that look like practically? In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 and lays out the three "I will's" that we see the Psalmist exercise in his moments of overwhelming despair and loneliness. As we learn to work these out in our life, we can navigate those moments when we feel despair and hopelessness.
  • Nov 6, 2022Walking in Truth
    Nov 6, 2022
    Walking in Truth
    "One word of truth, spoken in season, can outweigh the whole world." -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    One of the greatest keys to living a holy life is living a life of truth. Unfortunately though, in today's society, tolerance is emphasized over truth. We must remember that tolerance is not a moral principle, truth is. And values are relative, truth is absolute. In this message, Pastor Chris lays out three aspects of truth, referencing 3 John 2 - 4, that we need to walk out a life of truth in a world of deceit.
  • Oct 30, 2022Leaven in the Lump
    Oct 30, 2022
    Leaven in the Lump
    "You're never going to get thoroughbreds from the breeding of mules." E.V. Hill
    Our quality of life is not just determined by our faith and effort, but also by the people with which we surround ourselves. Our influences also include everything around us and we have to guard ourselves from those influences that have negative impacts on our lives. In this message, Pastor Chris points out from 1 Corinthians 5:6 - 8 three aspects of leaven, sin, that we need to be aware of so that we can remove it from our life before it has detrimental consequences. Our mindfulness of this is critical, not only for our sake, but for the sake of our family.
  • Oct 23, 2022Making Sense of Faith
    Oct 23, 2022
    Making Sense of Faith
    If you could sum up the Christian life to one phrase, it would be "by faith". We are called to live by faith and not by our feelings or fears. There is more to this life than what we can know with our five physical senses and faith is that bridge between our natural realm and the supernatural realm of God. In this message, Pastor Chris examines principles from Hebrews 11:1 - 3 and 6 that show us how we can develop and increase our faith so that we can face every doubt and fear.
  • Oct 16, 2022Journey Through the Tabernacle
    Oct 16, 2022
    Journey Through the Tabernacle
    In this message, we hear from special guest Wade Urban of Restoration Ministries. He walks us through a journey of Moses' tabernacle, constructed during the Israelites journey in the wilderness. As he walks through it, he highlights the symbolism that God incorporated, which points to Jesus and all He accomplished through His death, burial and resurrection. And also, Wade emphasizes what that means for us as coheirs with Christ and how His finished work should impact how we see ourselves and how we live as Christ's ambassadors.
  • Oct 9, 2022Three Things Every Believer Ought to Know
    Oct 9, 2022
    Three Things Every Believer Ought to Know
    Contrary to the old adage, ignorance is not bliss. In fact, God, through His prophet, tells us in Hosea 4:6 that His people perish for a lack of knowledge. Along with this knowledge, though, we must also have an encounter with Jesus that brings an assurance and confidence that will carry us through every mountain and valley of life. In this message, Pastor Chris highlights Paul's prayer in Ephesians 1:15 - 23, and points out three things that every believer needs to know to remain steadfast in our walk with Jesus.
  • Oct 2, 2022Triumphing Over Temptation the Jesus Way
    Oct 2, 2022
    Triumphing Over Temptation the Jesus Way
    How well do we fair when we encounter temptation? Satan tempted even Jesus in an effort to defeat Him before He could fulfill His calling. This is the bottom line of all temptation--to keep us from fulfilling all that God has for us to do. We see in the account of one of Jesus' temptations that He was able to overcome even at His weakest, most vulnerable state, to show us that we also can overcome. From that account in Luke 4:1 - 13, Pastor Chris points out five aspects of temptation and shows how, following Christ's example, we can overcome also.
  • Sep 25, 2022Getting Past Your Giants
    Sep 25, 2022
    Getting Past Your Giants
    As the Israelites approached the Promised Land, twelve spies were sent in to survey it. All twelve saw the same things on their mission, but two of the twelve came back with a radically different conclusion, based on their faith in God. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at this account in Numbers 13:30 - 14:4 of the spies expedition. He breaks down the different conclusions of those spies and how we can live our lives with the Caleb and Joshua attitude, the attitude of faith in God. Having great faith does not mean that life will be a cake-walk, but it does mean that as we walk with God, we will be overcomers. Pastor Chris lays out five points on how to practically apply slaying the "giants" in our life. But first, we hear from Jonathan and Alisa Lade, Chi Alpha missionaries to Ivy Tech. You can find out more about them here.
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