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This week's sermon was a walk through the LOVE chapter. 1 Corinthians 13 is a beautiful explanation of love, but it's often approached out of context. Paul shows us the more excellent way to use our gifts, by getting, gaining, and possessing love. Love is not just a feeling, but love leads to action. Love elevates our work to be God-honoring and body-building. Tune in now for the full message!
“I Need You to Thrive” is the beginning of our “We’re Better Together” series. In Soul Food (Bible Study), we dealt with spiritual gifts. This message builds on Paul’s teaching on spiritual gifts, calling us to reevaluate how we live in community. Being a part of the body is about giving what God has given me, not merely about position and authority. Tune in to see how God designs the corporate Christian body.
How do I forgive myself for the failures I cause? Or, what do I do when I did it all right and someone in my team, on my boat, or in my home brings trouble to me by their failure? And how do I reconcile individual failiures that affect more than just me? Is there grace for me? Tune in to the full message to find out….
Failure happens. Yet, God lovingly meets us. In Christ, we are met with God’s love to move forward from our failures. Sometimes it requires the uncomfortable work of returning to places and spaces where we failed, and there we can be offered new purpose. Will you drop everything to follow Jesus?
Sometimes the Lord has to do great things to get our attention - not for punishment, but to show us that His mission must become ours. God has the prerogative to interrupt our lives. These spaces, divine holding cells, work to change how we handle God even as God handles us. The goal is always to produce God’s intended transformation.
As Christmas approaches, Pastor Jackson helps us wrestle with how the coming of Christ into the world helps us to reconcile our family relationships, temper our family engagement, and govern our perspective of family.
Through the genealogy of Jesus, we find that Christ has much in common with us. He has a history, comes from a people, and teaches us how to love those among us. Tune in and hear the Word!
This week, we explore through the Magnificat the reasons why Mary sang. Mary’s realization of the favor of God brought about a song that expresses her recognition and gratitude of God’s goodness toward her…. But God is not just good and gracious to Mary, but to all who fear Him.
God promises to come to broken people in tough situations. The Lord’s faithfulness benefits us in situations where we feel neglected and estranged from God.
Therefore, we have an opportunity to embrace God’s benevolence and share the goodness to come, even the coming of Christ into the world.
How do you see what you have? How do you assess and value what you’ve been given? This week’s message centers on God’s plans for what we often become discouraged about.
If you’re building it, God isn’t done with it. Trust that God can make your tomorrow much brighter and better than your yesterday. Just keep trusting and working!
In Part II of Don’t Forget Who You Are, Pastor Jackson shares the significance of reconciliation to God, restoration for service, and calling of God.
Our Lord’s engagement in mercifully forgiving and graciously calling us to divine labor is meant to provide us both confidence and humility in our stewarding of what belongs to God. Tune in and be blessed by this word!
Life has a way of testing who we’ve become, and Jesus has a way of showing up to tell us, “Don’t Forget Who You Are.”
Peter teaches us that no sin, fault, or failure changes how Jesus handles us. When we feel separated from God, God shows up to call us from our wandering and settling. To fulfill God’s divine will and purpose is our call.
Watch the entire sermon and meet us next week for part 2 of this message.
Why do we struggle? Some would say struggles are created from our own foolish decisions. Others would say struggles are a part of life and happen with no rhyme or reason.
Dr. Cummings reminds us that we struggle in the areas we need to grow. God places these irritants in our lives to help us produce beautiful, priceless pearls of wisdom that cannot be created any other way.
Why? Because we're worth it.
When you and I are in the middle of something good and the goodness runs dry, how shall we interpret what to do next? Mary and Jesus teach us how we are to handle life when “I Need More Wine!”
Let us be challenged by the reality of faith in action, particularly in seasons where we don’t have what we want.
Brooks dry up. Things in life lose their ability to nourish and fulfill us. While everyone is promising better days, believers must faithfully manage the spaces in life that move us in the opposite direction.
When the brooks of life dry up, we are called to listen for the voice of God and become a student of the situations that bring us both fear and grief. Plunge into the Fountain, and keep life’s brooks in their proper place.
At times, we are thrown into situations that we would not enter into voluntarily. While these situations are real, painful, and life changing, we are challenged in this message to see God’s work in and through our lives.
Joseph’s story is a wonderful example of God’s work in and beyond unfortunate situations. When we examine why we suffered, maybe like Joseph we can find that God preserves us “for the hood.” May we see that our path and present position can be a blessing to the lives of many.
How will we handle the troubles of life when we expect Jesus to move? If the trials we endure are able to be undone, what is their purpose? Maybe the Lord’s aim is bigger and much deeper.
This week’s message pulls on us to trust God as we face situations we’d hoped to avoid and maintain a stance of trust in God as God works to grow our faith. Let the first week of our new series comfort and challenge you. Let’s grow to the place that wherever God leads, we’ll be willing to “Just Go With It!”
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