Pastor Matt teaches out of Acts 3 this week and shares the six lessons we should take and apply to our everyday lives. We need to learn to take part; we are on assignment every single day and we need to be actively positioning ourselves in front of God saying " I'm ready for your work." Look for the opportunities He brings across our path. When those opportunities come we need to take those moments to show His love. Don't get stuck in the mundane processes. Instead, get in step with Jesus and take part in His will for our lives.
This week Calvin Bennett is guest speaking. He shares his testimony and weaves his message of hope and challenges us to focus on the presence of God. The presence of God is so closely connected to our purpose that if you deviate from His presence you step out of His will for your life. We must focus on Him and use the pain in our lives to point us towards His presence. The pain isn't about us. it is an opportunity to draw closer. His presence and our response to pain influences our position in life. So draw near to him and position your life in His presence.
Faith matters in every area of our lives. We believe, but do we have the word of God to back up in faith what we believe? This week Pastor Scott teaches out of Mark and uses the example Peter before he denies Christ. He did not have the faith, power or maturity to back up what he believed. We need to grow in Christ and grow in power so that we are witnesses to the power of God so much so that when we say something people listen because they know it to be true. Let us all be in a growing, life-changing relationship so that we can move in power and be a blessing to those around us.
Why do we always see the barriers in a situation instead of seeing Jesus in the midst? Listen as Pastor Scott teaches on changing your perception and perspective in a situation. Bring Jesus to the center of every situation. Bring what you have and allow Him to work it out. Stop looking at your limitations and realize that with God all things are possible; because if we believe it's impossible we don't believe in Him.
Guest speaker Dan Lucero shares out of John 6 this week about what we must do to be doing the works of God. He gives practical ways to be going about doing His work everyday. God works with us where we are at; helps us to throw out our preconceived notions of structure and use our gifts to build the Kingdom where we are at. Don't hold back and do His work always.
Everyone has a purpose and every single one of us has a call on our life. We are a builder of people and God has saved us to build the kingdom of God where we are. Pastor Bob Smith teaches out of Matthew 28 and Mark 16 this week. We are empowered through Christ and He has commanded us to go and make disciples. It is time to be obedient and GO! We need to be doing what He has called us to do.
Pastor Scott and Pastor Matt share about their recent trip to Niger, Africa. They share about the awesome, mighty things of God happening over there. They give encouragement to do mighty things here where we live and end in a time of prayer for our nation and the nation of Niger.
This week Pastor Miriam and Ryan share about what it looks like to walk close to Christ through the high school years. They give guidance to the youth on practical ways to grow in the Lord and be a beacon of hope in their school setting. They also share with the parents some encouragement to give their youth. This message is a practical response to the pressures of today and is applicable in everybody's life. Give it a listen and be encouraged today.
After a time of prayer for Texas and for Niger, Pastor Jeff Martin teaches on staying connected. Jesus showed us what perfect connection with the Father looked like. He looked just like the Father. In staying connected, we should increasingly begin to look like what we are connected to. Are we connected to Jesus or other things? Is our connection and fruitfulness pointing others towards Jesus? Pastor Jeff shares what staying connected looks like and shares ways to continue to stay connected to our Father.
We as followers of Christ need to stop making a show of ourselves. We need to be real and start producing fruit. We were created in the image of God to be fruitful. Our focus needs to be on establishing the kingdom of God wherever we go, to use our blessings to be a blessing. Start living real in front of Him because the world around us needs us to be real, fruit bearing, and blessing giving people of God.