Trouble will come to us all regardless of gender, faith, or social status. Jesus is 24 hours from his death and He gives the departing words to his disciples in John 14:1 "don't let your heart be troubled."
Listen to Pastor David as he shows from the word that we have a choice in whether we will let our hearts be troubled or not. We can choose if we will let our hearts be troubled ever again.
The most significant and important command that Jesus gave was to "love one another as He had love us." Jesus said people would know we are His disciples by our love. Not by our church commitment, and memorization of scripture. Listen to pastor David as he teaches one of the most important messages the church must embrace.
From the Gospel of John, chapter 13-17 were written in the last 24 hours of Jesus' life. Jesus begins to reveal to his disciples the plan for the church and their commission. Listen to pastor david as he breaks down these crucial five chapters so we can understand clearly our assignment from God and how to achieve this assignment!
We as Christians put so much emphasis on our performance and production for God. We can busy ourselves with serving in the church and attending church services. These are no doubt important but are secondary. God is looking for fruit but our fruit is a product of one thing. John 15 assures us how to produce much fruit. It is to "abide in Christ." This is the Life Support of every Christian. Listen to Pastor David and hear the blessing of Abiding in Christ.
Associate Pastor Steve gives a powerful message on going from "glory to glory." We like the benefits and blessings of living in our purpose. However, going from glory "to" glory there is a process to get us to the next level of glory. Take a listen and be encouraged on what we can expect in the journey.
God's promotion will come when we pass the test. God wants well rounded christians which means we will be tested so we represent His Kingdom. Listen to Pastor David as teaches his last installment from this series called "The Test of Yes." God will call us and speak to us using various sources influenced by the Holy Spirit. When God calls us to fulfill our purpose, will we say yes? Listen as we look at the life of Abraham on how he always said "yes" to God.
The scripture is clear that God tests us to approve us. Thank God He is patient and determined to help us past test to establish character and reveal our maturity. As Pastor David continues his series you now will be inspired and motivated to pass the "test of unashamed." The greatest asset in establishing our confidence is our relationship with Him. Listen to pastor David and see from the word how we can grow in confidence so we will never be ashamed of the gospel.
As we mature in our Christian walk, we will begin to welcome testing in our life because we see the fruit it yields in our life. Testing is inevitable and how we go through testing shows our maturity and true character. Listen to pastor David as he shows from the scripture that we all will go through the "credibility test." Basically, when we are tested with our credibility, we see how our principles, values, convictions and beliefs will hold up when under pressure. There are countless examples of how men of the bible failed in character, but we will also see how others passed having great victory and the end result was their promotion and God was glorified.
God uses test in our lives to mold us and shape us. There is not a test we go through in life that is not without significance. As we see the fruit and maturity test yield in our lives, we truly can begin to welcome them. Listen to Pastor David as he expounds on the "test of stewardship" that we all must face in our lives. Everything we have in life is not our own. It has been given by God. God has given us an assignment to steward "HIs stuff." To increase and be entrusted in His kingdom, it is a mandate we learn to manage God's stuff God's way.
In almost every aspect of life we are being tested. God test us to approve us so we accurately represent Him. He runs us through a whole battery of test not so He can see our response, but more so that we can see our response. Listen to pastor David as he teaches on the "motives test." God is all for us doing good works, but more importantly, He looks at the motive of why we do good works. Is it for God's glory or for our own?