A.D. The Series

Put It On Me

There is no guarantee that once we place our faith in the hands of Christ, that our lives will suddenly, magically improve. In fact, we often find that it’s quite the opposite. But a life in Christ is not built on the outcome of our circumstances, no matter how shaky and unstable they may become. […]

Scar Shaper

Many wish their lives were a constant stream of blessings. If that is true, how do we deal with everything that doesn’t turn out just right? I. THE BADGE AND THE BRUISE (2 Timothy 1:12) Often the weakness we want to hide is the place that God produces the strength that he wants to show […]

The Second Circle

We don’t always understand God’s ways, especially when life seems out of control. I. GOD IS IN CONTROL (2 Timothy 1:9, 12) What you really believe about God isn’t tested or proved by the arguments you conduct, but by the life you live. II. PRISM OF THE PRISON Paul said “God is in control” from […]

More Likes

If what we’re believing isn’t effecting what we’re becoming do we really believe? Three areas that can derail us from living a holy life: I. LIVING FOR MY OWN LIKES: HEY, LOOK AT ME (Matthew 4:1-4) I love myself more than I love the purpose of God for my life. II. LIVING FOR THE LIKES […]

I Don’t Know What I Believe

It’s Not What You Believe, It’s Who You Believe In   I. What vs. Whom (1 Timothy 1:9-14) You don’t have to completely understand God in order to completely trust Him with your life.   II. Confidence vs. Certainty It is possible for you to have confidence in your relationship with Jesus even if you […]

How To Have And Hold

How could the early church push away their fears of taking such a bold stand for God in the midst of horrific persecution? They learned to hold on to the right thoughts and to take captive the thoughts that attempt to take hold of them. I. Focused Faith (Philippians 4:1, 8-9) You can’t live a […]

How To Be Brave

How could Stephen (and the other apostles) have been so brave? (Acts 5-7) Today we want to learn how to rely on God’s peace and promises in every situation. I. Anxious for Nothing (Phil. 4:6-7; Rom. 8:31-39) We all want the peace of God, but you have got to “be anxious for nothing” first.   […]

The Truth About The Holy Spirit

Jesus final instructions to His disciples was to wait for the promised baptism in the Holy Spirit. Three Baptisms: 1. Baptism of the Holy Spirit – Salvation 1 Corinthians 12:13 2. Water Baptism Matthew 28:19 3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit Matthew 3:11   Peter’s Pentecost Day Sermon – Acts 2:37-39 1. Repent – salvation […]

The Reality of the Resurrection

The resurrection is power for everyday life. When Jesus showed up and confronted Thomas, He really wanted Thomas to throw away his doubts and just believe. No matter how hopeless your situation is, it is no match for the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Life is still a very real possibility for you, […]