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
Have you settled for a mediocre faith? Is your prayer life mundane, expectations low. God is bigger than that. Steven Furtick preaches about childlike faith. "Paul said to not let anyone look down on you because you are young." • I’m an expert on the idea of being dumb enough that God can do anything. Anything that is written in God’s Word is possible for anyone who...
Author: Steven Furtick
Two New Testament tales of Jesus' healing blind men. One was the man born blind in John 9 who learned who his Healer was and was unafraid to declare Him master. The second story is the blind man who saw men like trees walking in Mark 8. One understood the Christ by seeing Him clearly, immediately. The other was healed in stages. We are often blind to God working daily in our...
Scripture: John 9, Mark 8
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
Battles are both the bane and the glory of our existence. We adamantly abhor them when they're forced on us by vengeful adversaries who mean us all the harm they can muster up, or when they randomly befall us through indiscriminately cruel circumstances over which we have no control. On the other hand, we rather bask in them when there's something gallantly heroic about them,...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Andy Stanley dove into a pool of piping hot water last week, with remarks pitted small churches against big churches. His comments came within the context of his explaining why he believes churches should be big: “We want churches to be large enough so that there are enough middle schoolers and high schoolers, that we don’t have one youth group with middle school and...
Author: Trevin Wax
The prophet Elijah experienced great victories and great trials in his life. Calling fire down from heaven was a miraculous triumph. But lonely days of starvation at the Brook Kerith, and the death of the widow's son at Zarephath refined the man of God and made him realize the great Creator he served.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 1 Kings 17:1-24, Psalm 23:4, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, Romans 8:18
Generational tension. What I want to do for a few minutes is I want to talk to the older generation. You may say, “Am I in the older generation?” If you ask, enough said. But I want to talk to the younger generation, and as a guy who’s kind of like maybe a little bit in between I want to try to speak to the older guys. So let’s talk first to the older generation, and...
Author: Craig Groeschel
Topic: Church and Culture
John Piper affirms the use of "the miracle gifts" mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12-14, but believes that the most effective forum is in the context of a small group where there is accountability and a way to test the revelation or gift operation. By John Piper. ©2013 Desiring God Foundation. Website: desiringGod.org . Used by permission.
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Jesus delivered the Gadarene demoniac from a life of torment and desolation. Instead of rejoicing over Jesus' power and the man's deliverance, the Gadarenes were angry because they lost their "pig income" and paid dearly for his healing. How far are we willing to go to help the hurting around us?
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Mark 8