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.”
In this message, Casey stirs us up to consider that we have all been given a “cheat code” in Jesus. As the Bible clearly states, “O death, where is your sting?,” because the worst thing the world can throw our way, cannot compare to eternity with Him. This can and should make us brave and cause us to live an inspired life. THIS IS NOT YOUR HOME!
Darrell speaks God’s messages over several members of the congregation. Those words have not been included here. If you are one of the people whom Darrell spoke to, you can contact Beverly Johnson through the Realm for a copy of the complete file.
Daniel shares a message from 1 Corinthians 7 where Paul addresses specific questions of the believers in Corinth regarding various circumstances of their lives. Paul, ultimately, exhorts them, and us, to simply find contentment in whatever place they are.
Corinth was synonymous with immorality. Paul writes to the church there and exhorts them to confront the practice of blatant sin and bring accountability. Love this man enough to challenge him. With the hope of repentance, this community has the opportunity to restore him for eternity.
Paul implores the church at Corinth to rise above their divisions and arrogance and accept his role as their spiritual father. Their immoral behavior requires correction and in this chapter, he prepares them in the hope that they will receive his gentle correction. As we observe what unfolds, Darrell exhorts us all to bring our own lives to the light of God’s Word and to grow as faithful stewards.
The American church is subject to the same kind of distractions and divisions we see among the Corinthians. Paul’s letter to them categorizes these problems as those you see in spiritual babes and exhorts them to see how far from Christ their divisions are taking them.
Paul writes to the church at Corinth to address his concern over the divisions in the church and the need to value a wisdom that reveals the heart of God. He intervenes in his letter to keep this church from losing its way.
Life in Christ is filled with a call to trust God and take risks when He leads. On this journey, we sometimes say, “Yes,” while other times we take detours. Regardless, Jesus waits for us, filled with love and compassion.
In this message, Monira reminds us that we often avoid risk because we associate it with loss. Jesus tells us that persecution is a certainty, and His call to us is to have faith, step into risk and obey.
It’s easy to be stuck in the comfort of the past or the fears of the past. Both of these keep us from hearing God when He is calling us to step into something new and take a risk. Daniel exhorts us to hear the challenge of Isaiah 43:18-19. “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!
In this message, Darrell suggests that we walk through Matthew 5,6, and 7 to consider what our life is built on. Ultimately, we live out our best when we are planted firmly on the Rock and trust Jesus.
Humility is rarely esteemed in our culture, and is frequently viewed more as a humiliating attribute. On the other hand, Jesus modeled for us true humility, and as a follower of Christ, this is what we are called to.
Daniel reminds us that it takes humility to accept God’s love and to walk it out. Love is the final focus of our advent season, and through it we experience the culmination of all the other weeks of advent. Let’s celebrate what God has done in our fellowship by using His amazing love to bring the unlikely together.