In this message, Pastor Brad takes us to one of the golden passages in all of Scripture - Philippians 2! We are charged in this passage to have the mind of Christ, to act in humility and to embrace unity. It's as relevant in 2020 as it ever has been!
We're often called by God into the next chapter of our faith. But we can find it difficult, because stepping forward means turning a page. In this message we look at the early church's struggle to let go of good practices (the Law) that had helped them previously so that they could be free to pursue the new practice (belief in Christ).
What is the greatest attribute of yourself? We're tempted to think our witty personalities, our sharp minds, our perfect hair..(ha!) But Scripture shows us the greatest attribute of you is that God has chosen to take up residency in you. We have the light of Christ living in us, and that ought to be the first description we ever tell someone when introducing ourselves. It's that big of a deal!
On Reformation Day, we look at the words Paul writes himself at the end of Romans to call the Christians away from the fringe of doctrine and into the anchored assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ.
In this message we are going to look at a passage from Mark 8 in which Jesus and the disciples have strong – and opposite! – beliefs on what is right. We’ve all felt frustrated at times when we feel we know a better way than God’s chosen way. I mean, we believe in God and trust Him… but does that mean He’s always right? What if it seems so obvious that our way is better??
When Jesus is involved, always think big! Our life journeys are opportunities to pursue excellence, modify our plans and see God provide more than we can imagine. Grace is what we call it when Jesus goes above and beyond our wildest dreams.
We take a glance at a section in Matthew in which Jesus displays His authority. In this message, we narrow it down further to three episodes in which people fail to understand that His authority is real, good and powerful!
We put a bow on the Old Testament in this message and consider what the closing of the OT means for the "400 years of silence" before Jesus comes to save the world. The final words of the Old Testament are filled with both Law and Gospel!
Have you ever noticed that when different people exhibit the same characteristic, sometimes it's a good thing, and sometimes it's a bad thing? The Bible offers us one of these characteristics that's caused a lot of confusion in believers. Shrewdness. Satan had it, yet Jesus encouraged us to have it. And it seems easily corruptible. In this message, we look closer at this aspect of a wise person and consider Esther.