Charish highlights the simplicity of Jesus’s transforming power as we surrender to Him and let Him do His work in us. In sharing a part of her own journey, she demonstrated how the richness of the scripture can inspire us to lean into the work of the Holy Spirit and make us living temples of a merciful, loving God.
Jake shares an intriguing message that demonstrates how the ways of Jesus often come into conflict with the tribal tendencies that dominate the thinking of mankind. Starting with the story of Jonah, we see how truly difficult it was then and is now to love our enemies.
In this message, Lazarus shares many scriptural exhortations to reject fear. At the same time, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is troubled by fear. We see that we are not alone when it comes to fear. It is a common human experience that even Jesus experienced. The issue is how long do we stay in that fear and how do we respond to it?
Casey led a Father’s Day discussion with three fathers, Jake Ulasich, Daniel Moore and John Moore. Each one gave their perspective on fathering children at different stages of life. Listen as they share in a transparent way, the highs, the lows and the do-overs.
In this message, Daniel reminds us that hearing God’s voice requires a kind of discernment that is only effective through a deepening relationship with God. Within that context, Daniel reviews the areas in which God speaks to us, but ultimately, we are exhorted to learn to be still and listen for the “gentle whisper."
In this message, Jacob encourages a foundation for prayer that invites heaven into our life, and, in so doing, abides in Christ. He continues by reviewing the important components of prayer and its power to shape our life into something new.
Daniel’s message exhorted us to trust God to use us in the lives of others through prayer. As he outlined the Vineyard prayer model, he also encouraged us to draw on the Holy Spirit and step out in faith for the sake of those around us who are in need.
Darrell shares a message on the importance of prayer out of Luke 11. The question is, “Does prayer matter?” As he looks closely at the parable in this chapter, the theme of persistence becomes abundantly clear. It is in persistently asking, seeking and knocking through prayer that we begin to see what God is doing.
Casey leads a panel of three moms, Lisa Clark, Terri Hahn and Betty Moore, in a discussion of some various parenting questions collected from the congregation. From date night to soul care and teenagers, these moms shared the ups and downs of their own experiences in trying to raise children who love the Lord in today’s world.
Darrell shares about his personal journey out of prayer-less-ness, and how he, eventually, found a place of prayer that flowed out of relationship with Jesus. Although books were a source of great encouragement, Darrell found he learned the most about prayer by doing it and engaging in actual prayer meetings. In this message, he explores Jesus’s teaching from Matthew 6 and the exhortation to find a place alone with God and a place of simple conversation.
Pastor Shannon exhorts us in this message to take seriously the call on each of us to release the Kingdom and bring heaven to earth. For in the end, we will each stand accountable with what we have done with the period of time in which God has placed us. Jesus took back the keys to the dominion that Satan stole, but he expects his sons and daughters to walk into the land and take possession of everything they see. These are they who will understand the times, understand the seasons and know how to act. Finally, Pastor Shannon leaves us with this sobering question: “Does anybody know what time it is, and does anybody care?”
Pastor Shannon shares his heart concerning the call of God to His Kingdom kids. This call is to represent on earth the One who has sent us. The “fresh outpouring" has already come, and the question is, “Are we going to walk in it?" You will never see heaven move until you place a demand on heaven in keeping with what God has declared. In this way, as Christ’s ambassadors, we can walk in His authority and shift the culture everywhere we go.
Darrell opens his message by exhorting us to consider how the power of the resurrection removes guilt, shame, rejection and hopelessness. Its mark on humanity is unmistakable. So, how did a small band of Jews, comprised mostly of fisherman, change our present day world to the point that one third of today’s population confesses faith in Christ? The answer? The Resurrection!
Jesus prepares his disciples for His departure from this world. What does their future hold? How can they go forward without Him? At this point, he tries to make clear to them that they will be left behind, but not left alone. He promises a future with Him. “Trust in God, trust also in me.”