The religious people of Jesus’s day believed that God separated Himself from sinners. In contrast Daniel shares the story in which Jesus calls sinful men by revealing Himself through a surprising fish story. It is through this miracle that Peter sees his sinfulness and first calls Jesus, Lord. Listen in and discover how Peter’s journey with Jesus begins, not with faith, but by simply following.
Darrell continues our Journey with Jesus while looking at the Lord's personal temptation with Satan. In it we see how temptation can lead us away from the very kingdom principles that Jesus came to introduce in the new covenant.
Preceded by John the Baptist, Jesus comes to bridge between the old and the new covenants. John declares of Him, “Look, the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!” In this we see the purpose of Jesus to remove sin and so confirm a new covenant that fulfills the promises of the old.
John 12:23-26 tells us that a kernel of wheat must die to produce a harvest. Darrell tells us that in dying we become what we were created to be. We find our lives by losing it for His sake. Following Christ in this way will never disappoint.
Overflow of blessing in our lives comes from learning to give. It is in surrendering to the Lordship of Christ over every area of our life that we are we able to put others first. Here we are empowered to gain by giving.
True greatness comes from being a follower of Christ that lives out Biblical core values. Such values result in serving others, which is where we find greatness and find ourselves. Explore these core values as Darrell highlights several and inspires us to find greatness in service.
Terri talks about her past and describes how God was with her during difficult times.
Among the many paradoxes of scripture, Matthew 23:12 tells us that those who exalt themselves will be humbled. Darrell explores the idea that real freedom is found when we let go of the need to be honored
Darrell considers four paradoxes that Jesus taught: Gain by losing, rise by lowering, get by giving, and live by dying. Whereas self-centeredness pervades the thinking of our culture, Jesus shows us a different way and a better way.
In each of the opportunities that God calls us into, victory comes only when our eyes are on Him. When we become overcome by the “Giants” in our lives, our focus turns away from the only One who can deliver us. In this message, Daniel encourages us to stop focusing on our “Giants” and instead, focus on the living God.
What do you live for? What makes you feel God’s pleasure? These are fundamental to the spiritual race that we are all running. Darrell highlights the life of one of his hero’s, Eric Liddell, and from that context exhorts each of us to do what we were created to do.
After 40 years of devotion and service to the LDS Church, Glenn was no longer able to ignore certain truths that were slowly coming to light in his life. He began an earnest study of the religious organization he thought he knew, which led to his exit from Mormonism. The son of convert parents, he was the first of his generation to be "born in the covenant". Later, he would become the first in his family to be "born again" and become a believing disciple of Jesus.
Moni shares a brief word from Luke 5:4. In this passage, Jesus tells Simon Peter to cast his nets out into the deep water after a long night of having caught nothing. Peters many years of experience produces nothing, but his obedience leads him to a miracle.
God brought Israel out of captivity after may miraculous events. When Moses met God on Mt. Sinai, he received the Ten Commandments, and in Ex 20:12, we are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers that we might live long upon the earth. On this special Mother’s day, Darrell encourages us with some important details of how we can take seriously this promise and so honor our mothers.
How can we join Jesus in His mission of redemption? Jacob reminds us that following Jesus is more than just knowing and doing the right things. It is a journey of moving toward Jesus that begins as God draws people to Himself. Our role is to come along side and share our story.
In a recent survey, 83% of Americans say that they consider themselves to be a Christian. In this message, Darrell explores what people are expressing when they use the term Christian. In doing so, he answers the question, "What is the difference between being a cultural Christian and a true disciple of Christ?"=
How seriously do we take the command to love our neighbors as ourselves? So, as asked in Luke 10:29, “Who is our neighbor?” Daniel challenges us to take seriously the neighbor who is difficult to love and the neighbor who actually lives next door.
Darrell describes his life in a commune filled with people who love Jesus. He learned to live with people of different backgrounds and learned to appreciate God's kids. We are called to reconcile people to God and to each other.
We all have stories that describe our personal journey of reconciliation with God—the mending of what was broken. In being reconciled to our Father, He further calls us to be reconciled to others and to build relationships. In this message, Monira highlights the basic need of relationships and the challenges they present.