God is, at His core, love. On the other hand, wrath is His careful opposition to those things in conflict with who He is, that being sin and evil. Thus, wrath, is not who He is, but what He does. Daniel takes on a complex and uncomfortable topic, because how we view a holy God effects how we live.
Montha was not expecting suffering in her young life. As she navigated a surprising diagnosis, she wrestled with the question, "Why me?" With candor, Montha shares her journey into increasing physical weakness, while discovering new depths of an ever-present, loving Father.
Relationship with Christ is where real life is produced. Darrell focuses his message on building a relationship that is built on connection, dependence and continuance.
Worry and Fear are two narratives played out in the world around us. Their implied message is that somehow worry prevents pain. Darrell’s message draws us into the narrative of scripture and Jesus’s exhortation to lay aside fear and pray.
Are our relationships suffering, because we don’t have time for them? Are we too busy for a relationship with the Father? Many of us suffer from the “hurry sickness.” We’ve bought into the lie that time is money, and so we are only as valuable as what we produce. In this pattern, our relationships suffer—at work, at home, and, yes, at church. Phil concludes that the most important things in our lives cannot be rushed, and bottom line, God did not call us to this frantic lifestyle. Listen to this exhortation to “eliminate hurry” and change the tempo of your life.
In order to eliminate the False narratives that keep us in a cycle of defeat, we must, as the scripture tells us, renew our minds with the truth of Jesus. Daniel gives us a picture of what this looks like as he exhorts us to train our souls with the Spirit-led disciplines of life in Christ.
Darrell summarizes in a practical way the “I am’s” of the book of John. As he concludes, he exhorts us to embrace the powerfulpromise of Christ when He says, “Dwell in me, and I will dwell in you."
Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. You might ask, “Was Christ who He said He was?” Do we believe Him when He saysthat He is with us with an unfailing love? Listen in as Darrell clarifies the fulness of the life that Jesus promised.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd…. and I lay my life down for the sheep.” Jacob clarifies for us the the extent to which Jesus rescued us. He did, indeed, drop everything to ransom us so that sin would not destroy us.
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, he also becomes the shepherd of our lives. As our good Shepherd, He protects and directs. Our role is to listen and follow In this message, Darrell explains what it means to be sheep who follow their good Shepherd even in those inconvenient moments.
Jesus says, “I am the gate for the sheep.” He declares in John 10 that He is the only gate through which to enter, and His sheep will hear his voice and walk through. Darrell breaks down the context of this word picture, whereby we are all invited to enter in and find life.
When we are in a dark place, we instinctively look for the light. We always assume that light will be available. In our spiritual life, what does it mean when we say that “Jesus is our light?” Daniel explains the importance of the light He alone can provide.
Jesus becomes linked with the earliest revelation of God to Moses by declaring, “I am the bread of life.” Not only is He one with the great “I AM,” but He further discloses how a relationship with him is indeed like a “staple” of life. Listen in as Darrell opens up this new series on the “I Am’s.”
The people we admire are often the people we become like. So, consider who you admire, for this could shape the direction of your life. In the same way, God wants His influence in your life to shape who you are. We are becoming something. Do we admire Him enough to become like Him?
Live in such a way that those who know you but don’t know Jesus, will come to know Jesus because they know you. In this way, people are transformed by the “Jesus model” of “loving God, loving others and loving your enemy.”
Evangelism boils down to loving people. Daniel encourages us to NOT over complicate what it means to share the Gospel. As we see in the example of Jesus’s response to Zacchaeus. love is primary, indeed, love is the change agent.
Regardless of your experience with Christians, Darrell encourages you to consider becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. Our faith cannot be based on the behavior of others. The true foundation for faith is the resurrection of Jesus. Listen in!
Healthy relationships and families flow from a sincere love of Christ and mutual submission and respect. With these elements in place, husbands and wives can effectively fulfill their roles as they look upward, inward and outward.
Mark highlights how critical it is to the staying power of church planters that they never leave the adventure of the journey. In light of this, he exhorts us all to remain pilgrims instead of settlers.