We often get so caught up thinking about where we'd rather be and what we'd rather be doing, that we forget all the places God has already been with us. But there is a way we we can experience God's presence wherever we are, wherever we go. Jacob's story reminds us that the biggest obstacle to a fulfilling life is us! Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Genesis 28:10-22, Genesis 32:10-10, Genesis 35:1-7, Psalm 103:2-5, Romans 12:1-1
Spiritual gifts are given by God to build up the church and impact the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit empowers each believer with distinctive gifts and ministries.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 7:7
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
How do we balance justice and forgiveness? "Can we pray for justice, and yet love our enemy at the same time?" The answer is yes. But let's start with our own guilt. Christians know that if God dealt with us only according to justice, we would perish under his condemnation. We are guilty of treason against God in our sinful pride and rebellion. We deserve only judgment....
Author: John Piper
Scripture: Romans 4:5-5, Romans 3:25-26, Romans 5:10-10, Romans 12:14-20, Luke 23:34-34
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson adapts thirteen sermons describing spiritual gifts-what they are, how they are used, and how to discover your own gifts and ministry for the Kingdom. The spiritual gift definitions are adapted from Spiritual Gifts by Dr. James Robert Clinton.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, Galatians 5:13-14, Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love
Jesus created a model for a new society in Matthew 5. Anger was no longer about retribution, but reconciliation. To refuse to forgive is self-destructive and receives God's judgment. Preached at Reality Church, Los Angeles. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26, Ephesians 4:26, Romans 12:1-2
Topic: The Attributes of Christ, Anger
Jesus asked Jesus to follow Him immediately. What a bold request! How do you recognize and respond to God's call for your life? Expect it to be clear, progressive and doable. Whenever God's will is clear and makes no sense, remember with whom you are arguing! If you want to know God's will for tomorrow, follow God's will for today. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Matthew 4:18-20, Mark 1:16-20, Isaiah 53:2-12, Romans 12:1-2, Proverbs 4:18-20
The psalms are inspired by God and are meant to instruct us how to think about God, man and the world. Zeal for God's glory, pleading for rescue and crying for help are included in this poem. Imprecatory psalms show an approval of God's judgment, a foreshadowing of Christ's ministry and incentive to forgive. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: ...
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Psalm 69, Romans 11:9-11, Romans 12:19-21, Matthew 21:25, Matthew 22:42
Andy Thomas, Casas Church worship pastor, shares about how worship is a 168 hour a week adventure. He shares some insights and principles that can influence your experience. We are all worship leaders of our own hearts, all the time. Worship can be practiced all week long by marveling at God's creation, praying without ceasing, giving thanks for God's goodness, and submitting...
Speaker: Andy Thomas
Scripture: Hebrews 13:15-16, Romans 12:1-3, Philippians 4:8
The problem with a living sacrifice is the tendency to crawl off the altar. When we fail to allow God to be magnified by complete surrender to Him, we lose the opportunity to see Him manifest His glorious power in our lives. Magnify Conference held at University Reformed Church April 5-6, 2013, Kevin de Young, pastor. For more information, visit University Reformed...
Speaker: Alistair Begg
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2