The Prodigal Son - The parable of the Prodigal Son is for many Christians their favorite story told by the Savior. In this message, Jim Lewis describes the rejection of the father by his son, his utter ruin, his repentance towards God, and the welcome reception and restoration afforded by the father's merciful heart.
Many equate Paul's teaching about grace with freedom from restriction and a lifestyle of carelessness, but this misinterpretation leaves out a vital part of the apostle's message. In this sermon, Pastor Steve Gallagher draws from Paul's letter to Titus to paint a picture of a life that's truly been trained in the grace of God.
In modern times there has been much discussion about the essence of the Christian life. Some argue that Christianity should be understood as a system of rules and regulations through which we please God. Others say that grace brings a life of unrestrained freedom. In this message, Josh Bergstrom takes a look at what God's word says about the flow of a true believer's life.
The story of the brazen serpent in Numbers 21 is a gripping account of God's painful chastisement mixed with miraculous mercy. But this story becomes of even greater impact when Jesus tells a Jewish leader that, like the brazen serpent, He would be lifted up--so that all might look at Him and live.
One of the descriptions of the Messiah that was given in the book of Isaiah was that He would be called "Wonderful, Counselor." But with that title comes a call to us. In this message, Pastor Steve exhorts and encourages men and women to answer the call to humble our hearts and submit to Jesus who is our Wonderful Counselor.
One of the aspects of Jesus that so many of us miss when we think of Him is that of His lowliness. In this message, Pastor Ed Buch brings us to passages in the Scriptures that reveal how amazing and beautiful He really is.
The gospels tell us stories of miraculous healing and deliverance, where people like blind Bartimaeus and the Syrophoenician woman encountered Jesus. But what was it about these people's cries for help that moved the Son of God to action? In this message, Nate Danser challenges all of us to seek God for what we need by digging deeper into the meaning of the powerful prayer, "Have mercy on me."
There is a widespread misunderstanding in the contemporary church that portrays God's grace as a tendency to overlook people's sin and remove sin's consequences. But the biblical picture of how God responds to sin is vastly different. In this message, Pastor Steve Gallagher paints a realistic picture of grace based on the Word of God and calls Christians to have a proper response to it.
The postmodern world has lots of ideas about who Jesus is—and they're usually not the whole truth. And unfortunately, even many Christians don’t know Jesus well, leading them into halfheartedness, distraction, and even addictions. In this message, Nate Danser explores the true mission of Jesus, because if we want to change, we'll have to discover what he’s really all about.
God has a purpose for every season in the Christian life. It may be to take that person from death to life and to crucify his old nature to give him the nature of Christ. But, before God can build something new in our lives, He must tear down the old. In this message, Steve Gallagher looks at the differences between man’s fallen nature and the new nature that God wants to give him.