The future is uncertain and sometimes scary. This one truth can help you to live free of worry.
Life can be scary. Believe it or not, there's a way to live without fear...even when there's something to be afraid of.
The Bible can seem complex. Christianity can seem extreme. But when it comes to faith, this one thing changed everything.
We're all under pressure. When we look at our lives and all we see are minefields of potential explosions, or we are worn out by the stress of our situation, it's hard to hear God's voice above it all. If we give ourselves over to it, pressure can blind us, making us feel alone and helpless. But if we change our focus to what God can do in and through our situation, that same pressure can have the opposite result.
Don't like the church? Is that your fault or the church's? Today we'll talk about how the church veered off course.
Want to know the one thing Jesus said you can't avoid with loopholes, shortcuts, or workarounds? Today we're going to find out.
Religion is powerful - so powerful it can shape the way we view ourselves and treat others.
Pastor Brian Richardson
Pastor Brian Richardson
We can feel very small in a big world. We aren't very outgoing. We aren't very popular. We even wonder if anyone really notices we're there...even God. Yet among the list of spiritual giants in the Bible is an unnamed woman who would have gone completely unnoticed - except for a Big God who pays close attention to each of us.
Sometimes we can feel like we are surrounded by worry, guilt, pain, problems, needs or uncertainty...We can even feel this before we get our morning coffee. The good news is that the strength we need, the help we need or the supply we need is already there. It's found in the invisible strength we get from God and the unlimited supply from His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!
Have you ever noticed how many fears or phobias we humans have? We have so many fears that it actually keeps us from really living...today we'll take a look at an amazing rescue story and learn from the faith of three young men.
Living in a pagan culture, propelled by the favor of God, Esther rose to a position of influence. When facing impending disaster she chose to lay her life down in hope of deliverance for God's people. When life falls apart we all have a choice to make: trust God or run for your life! Will you, like Esther, decide that God has put you exactly where he wants you for "such a time as this"?
Today we're going to look at a story that is a little more obscure---it's the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer...in this story Jonathan takes a step of faith and through that step of faith God saves the entire nation of Israel...
Psalm 112 tells us that we will live a life with no fear of bad news. Is that really possible? It is difficult to live our lives at peace when it seems like good news is hard to come by. How do we live in peace and keep moving forward when it seems like life just keeps beating us down? This morning we will look at the life of Caleb and how he lived his life believing the good report from God instead of living his life based on the news he received. There is a big difference!
Joseph was faithful to God, even when things weren't going his way. God used the difficulties in Joseph's life to get him in a position where God could deliver His chosen people, His family. God uses the circumstances of our lives, including the bad ones, for His plan and His glory.
This morning we'll take a look at what can happen when we stay faithful and have constant unwavering obedience to God.
Grace is a gift that costs everything to the giver and nothing to the receiver. It is given to those who don't deserve it, barely recognize it, and hardly appreciate it.
Have you ever dealt with insecurity? If so, you know that insecurity wants to be your master and cause you to respond to life in an unhealthy fashion. When Joshua faced a great challenge, he too dealt with insecurity. But like Joshua, we have a Big God that can help us overcome our insecurities and live as we ought.
Today we're going to look at a very familiar story for us---it's the story of Moses and a guy we know as Pharaoh...And I believe that God wants to teach us something new even in the midst of something old... God wants to teach us something unfamiliar in what feels like very familiar territory for most of us...and from this story each of us would be inspired to let God use our life for whatever purposes He might have for us...