Aug 25, 2019
Genuine Love
The thing that is going to transform people's lives is not performance. But rather, a sincere, genuine, unwaxed loved as Christ demonstrated on the cross. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Romans 12:9 - 21 and dares us to live our lives without the mask and to truly love people, letting our "love be without hypocrisy."
  • Aug 25, 2019Genuine Love
    Aug 25, 2019
    Genuine Love
    The thing that is going to transform people's lives is not performance. But rather, a sincere, genuine, unwaxed loved as Christ demonstrated on the cross. In this message, Pastor Chris looks at Romans 12:9 - 21 and dares us to live our lives without the mask and to truly love people, letting our "love be without hypocrisy."
  • Aug 18, 2019The Baptism of Holy Ghost
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Baptism of Holy Ghost
    At the moment of conversion, Holy Ghost takes up residence within us. But, there is an experience following conversion that turbo-charges our life as a believer. As Pastor Chris shows from Acts 2:1 - 4, the initial, physical evidence of Holy Spirit infilling is speaking in other tongues. We need that power component to be effective at all God has for us. And it is a gift for ALL believers.
  • Aug 14, 2019Holy Ghost and Gifts
    Aug 14, 2019
    Holy Ghost and Gifts
    Starting with 1 Corinthians 12:1 - 11, Pastor Chris explains the difference between the way Holy Spirit operates in our private, devotional life and how He operates in the congregational life of a church. It is critical that we understand this difference and the need for the gifts of Holy Ghost when we are gathered together.
  • Aug 7, 2019Have Faith In God
    Aug 7, 2019
    Have Faith In God
    In this foundational message, Pastor Chris looks at one of the most important ingredients we must have to experience any level of success in God's Kingdom--prayer in faith. He shows from Mark 11:12 - 26 that the point of prayer is faith and we will only go as far as we learn how to pray.
  • Aug 4, 2019A New Day & A New Beginning
    Aug 4, 2019
    A New Day & A New Beginning
    We cannot look back at how God has moved in the past and expect Him to move that way now or in the future. Reading from Jeremiah 31:31 - 34, Pastor Chris lays out three concepts that we need for a new day and a new beginning so that we can move forward into all that God has for us.
  • Jul 31, 2019What To Do With The World
    Jul 31, 2019
    What To Do With The World
    What is the Church to do with the world? We cannot abandon it but we cannot blend into it either. There are two extremes that the Church needs to avoid--licentiousness and legalism. How can we avoid both extremes? Find out in this message as Chris references 1 John 2:15 - 17.
  • Jul 28, 2019Forgetting, Reaching, Pressing
    Jul 28, 2019
    Forgetting, Reaching, Pressing
    Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose? Many people are searching for answers to these questions. We can find the answers only in Jesus Christ. He tells us who we are, why we are here and what our purpose is. Referencing Philippians 3:7 - 15, Chris shows us how to practically accomplish finding our identity and living purposefully.
  • Jul 24, 2019Transitions
    Jul 24, 2019
    Only one thing is certain in life--there will be change. How we handle that change will say a lot about us. Our path does not always follow a straight route. But, if we keep our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we can navigate the detours and bring glory to God in the midst of the transitions. In this message, Chris shares some ideas about navigating the transitions of life, using Acts 15:36 - 16:9 as an example.
  • Jul 21, 2019Dealing with Jezebel
    Jul 21, 2019
    Dealing with Jezebel
    There is an idea, an attitude, that, when it gets loose, can hinder or even halt a move of God. It is not always evident and always has an agenda. Its ultimate desire is to control, to dominate and to dictate. This attitude is serious about winning, no matter the cost and no matter who gets hurt in the process. Referencing 1 Kings 21:1 - 18 and Revelation 2:18 - 20, Chris talks about this deadly attitude and how we can deal with it.
  • Jul 17, 2019The Devices of Darkness
    Jul 17, 2019
    The Devices of Darkness
    There is a very real enemy that we are up against. We are in a conflict for the very existence of our lives and the lives of those around us. It is important for us to know who our enemy is, how he works and how to defeat him. Referencing Zechariah 3:1 - 5 and Revelation 12:7 - 11, Chris shows the four ways in which Satan uses accusations in his tactic to derail believers.
  • Jul 14, 2019The Will of God
    Jul 14, 2019
    The Will of God
    God desires to bless us. And as our hearts are set on Him and His ways, He allows for some latitude in making decisions. There are even times when God will ask us what we desire. In this message, Chris looks at Jeremiah 29:11 - 13 to give some clarification to understanding the will of God. The will of God, according to Romans 8:28, is God Himself wanting to work together for good everything that happens in our lives.
  • Jul 3, 2019The Hope for America
    Jul 3, 2019
    The Hope for America
    What's the answer for our nation, or any nation for that matter? Is it more or less government? Better government? Is it in the local, state or federal leadership? The answer for every nation is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Chris unpacks this "you will, I will" verse and highlights the three things that we need to do to see an American revival--participate, pray and be penitent.
  • Jun 30, 2019More
    Jun 30, 2019
    God wants to take us to places we've not yet been. One of the greatest enemies in the church is complacency--getting to some level of satisfaction where you lose your appetite for God. In this message, Chris shows us three Biblical paradigms of more--more victory in 2 Kings 13:14 - 25; more anointing in 2 Kings 2:1 - 14; and more boldness in Acts 4:23 - 31. We are not just to be purpose-driven people, but also passion-driven people, believing for the more of God.
  • Jun 26, 2019Embracing Excellence 5
    Jun 26, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 5
    As we wrap up Point 1 in the "Ways To a Better Life" series, Chris references Romans 12:11 to speak about the need for motivation as we pursue excellence. All successful people have learned the art of self-motivation through the power of Holy Spirit. We have to learn to motivate ourselves and not rely on other people to keep prodding us on. We also need to stay modern, not falling into the trap of "we've never done it that way before." And, finally, we need to keep the momentum and not hinder what God is doing.
  • Jun 23, 2019Made, Unmade, Remade
    Jun 23, 2019
    Made, Unmade, Remade
    There is much spiritual confusion today. Many think they can make up their own spirituality and put God's Name on it and then He will bless it. As Chris shows us in Judges 17:1 - 13, people can follow a "scrapple" religion--a little bit of this 'ism' and a little bit of that 'ism' and think they are ok. But self-made religion cannot save or redeem anyone. We need God to take the self-made, the man-made and the unmade person and remake them in His power and in His Spirit.
  • Jun 19, 2019Embracing Excellence 4
    Jun 19, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 4
    Winston Churchill said, "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." We are not perfect and we will make mistakes. But failing does not make us failures. In our pursuit of excellence, we can look to Micah 7:8 for encouragement to keep getting up and learning from our mistakes. We will never achieve excellence if we are not afraid to make mistakes.
  • Jun 16, 2019Hooray for Dad
    Jun 16, 2019
    Hooray for Dad
    We need God in our marriages, in our homes, and in our families more than we ever have. We need to recognize that if we honor God and His Word, and do things His way, we will stay under His covering. In this Father's Day message, Chris looks at the succession of four kings, four dads, found in 2 Chronicles 26 - 29. The key to seeing the blessing of God in our lives is found in 2 Chronicles 26:5.
  • Jun 12, 2019Embracing Excellence 3
    Jun 12, 2019
    Embracing Excellence 3
    After reviewing the first four points thus far in the Embracing Excellence discussion of the "Ways To A Better Life" series, Chris moves on to points five and six. With 1 Timothy 4:7, 8 and 2 Corinthians 13:5 as references, he reminds us that we are either in a process of continuing to develop or we are deteriorating; there is no standing still. We need to establish good habits to continually pursue excellence and we must evaluate our lives in the light of God's Word, not in comparison to others.
  • Jun 9, 2019Holy Ghost & Power 3
    Jun 9, 2019
    Holy Ghost & Power 3
    There is something beyond conversion that we need to live full, powerful lives. Referencing Acts 19:1 - 6, Chris talks about the power and necessity of Holy Ghost. We are intended to be people of power and have Holy Ghost power working in our lives to make our ordinary life extraordinary.
  • Jun 2, 2019Eleven Life-Changing Words
    Jun 2, 2019
    Eleven Life-Changing Words
    Picking back up in the "Fearless: His Presence Makes the Difference" series, Chris looks at Mark 1:16 - 18 and the eleven life-changing words found in verse 17. In today's message, he discusses the first three--come, follow, Me.