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 oppression is like microbial contamination. Elisha and Gehazi had a glimpse into the invisible war between God and Satan. We know from the Bible that Satan and his demons were once exalted, now fallen. They are powerful but limited, active but defeated. Be encouraged of God's power, aware of Satan's schemes and prepared to fight spiritual battles. Sermon one from...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 2 Kings 6:15-17, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 1 John 3:8, Romans 16:20, Romans 18:31-39
Topic: Satan and Temptation
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
Romans 8 is a powerful picture of victory in Christ. Because we are unconditionally loved and freed from condemnation, we can be completely honest and vulnerable before God. We are to use our freedom to engage with Him and His Word. Instead of a body of death (Romans 7), we are given a powerful new life (Romans 8). Preached at Central Christian Church.
Speaker: Jud Wilhite
Scripture: Romans 7 - 8
Keys to overcoming temptations, according to James, are taking responsibility for one's actions, avoiding deception, changing direction, getting help. The four stages of temptation are desire, deception, disobedience and death.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: James 1:13-17, 1 John 1:9, Romans 5:20-21
Brain cancer survivor Matt Chandler talks about making the most of every moment by rejoicing in God and remembering His goodness, His redemption and His sovereignty. Every day, we are several hours closer to stand in front of our Great Father. Sermon courtesy of The Gospel Coalition .
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11:7 - 12:14, Romans 1:1-17, Romans 8:28, Job 38:1-13, Exodus 12:14
Topic: Death and Dying
Covenant marriage involves: personal commitment, public commitment, permanent commitment and private consummation. In Matthew 5, Jesus warns of the damage consumeristic sexuality has on our relationships with people and with God.The chaste show respect, reverence, patience and integrity. Preached at Reality Church, L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-37, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Genesis 2, Romans 8:31-39