When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, his heart was yearning for the day when “Christ would be formed in them”. But what does it mean to have Christ formed in us, and what are the signs that this transformation is taking place in us? In this message, Pastor Ed Buch takes a look at how the Scriptures answer these questions.
In our world today, rebellion against authority is often touted as being noble. But what are God's thoughts about rebellion to His delegated authority? In this message, Steve Gallagher looks at some characteristics of rebels and offers a strong warning about what is behind the spirit of rebellion.
On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus chose to take the place of utter humility and washed the feet of His disciples. When everyone around Him was striving to be the greatest, Jesus knelt down and took the place of a servant. In this message, Jim Lewis takes a deeper look at what can learned from this scene, and what it means for our lives.
Life on earth is full of difficulty, trouble, pain and toil. And yet, Scripture is clear: those who have faith in God will have strength to overcome. Nate Danser takes a look at Hebrews chapter 12 to show us how to maintain a vibrant confidence in God despite the pain of living in a fallen world.
We live in a world system that is in rebellion to God’s authority and in a spiritual atmosphere that is controlled by demonic powers intent on leading us astray. Not only this, but our own fallen nature resists the things of God. How then can we overcome the odds against us? Steve Gallagher shows us how, by “Fighting for a Life in the Spirit.”
Do you feel stuck in your Christian life? Is something sapping your strength and joy? Have you fallen prey to addiction? Underneath it all, you may be experiencing the inner turmoil that the Bible calls "shame." In this sermon, Pastor Ed Buch takes a biblical look at shame—what it is, where it comes from, and how to find relief.
When Jesus offered men eternal life, he also commanded that they live their lives on the narrow way. This reality has mostly been lost in today's seeker-sensitive movement—but there is no other path to heaven.
Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, spoke of all that he had endured as “momentary light afflictions”. Even Jesus, “for the joy that was set before Him”, endured the cross. In this message Nate Danser exhorts us to hold fast to our faith, as these two did, looking with eyes set on eternity and gives practical steps to grow and cultivate that faith.
When Jesus called His disciples, He knew it would require of them a devotion that went far deeper than words - even to the sacrifice of their own lives. His aim was not to establish a following, but to recruit people that would be willing to fight for a kingdom that was yet to come.