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.”
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.