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
King David was called "the man after God's own heart" even though he committed adultery with Bathsheba and murdered her husband Uriah. In Psalm 51, we learn the true repentance David expressed and how we can experience the grace and forgiveness of God no matter what we've done. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-10, 2 Samuel 11:1-17, 2 Samuel 12:9-15
God's plan for Israel's victory over Jericho teaches us about spiritual warfare. The ram’s horn celebrated a battle already won. Blast your ram’s horn. Sing songs of redemption, declare scriptures of triumph and keep walking in obedience to God. God has already promised a victory. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27, Psalm 16:6-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 25:5-5, James 4:7-7, 1 Corinthians 15:58-58
We live on hope, not memory. When we focus on our hopes for the future, not the memories of our past, we realize what it means to truly experience joy and contentment in this life. But the source of our hope is in Jesus' promise of heaven and eternal life.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 77:1-12, Ecclesiastes 7:10, Lamentations 3:21-26, Philippians 3:12-14, Colossians 1:5
Psalm 37 teaches us to enjoy God, to trust He will give us right desires. We don't need to be anxious. Just walk in faith and do good. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Psalm 37:1-40
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
God knows everything. He knows what we do before we do it, what we think before we think it, what we say before we say it, what we need before we need it. He knows us completely. He loves, accepts and forgives us. And He lets us know Him. Preached at Fellowship Church. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-6, Psalm 56:8, Psalm 147:5, 1 Samuel 2:3, 1 John 3:20
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
"Brain Cramps" refers to how religious leaders from the Old and New Testament completely missed the heart of God and the teachings of Jesus. Old Testament leaders missed the purpose of the law and how God wanted them to live. In the New Testament, the scholars ignored what they taught, the zealots missed what God wanted and the disciples missed what Jesus said. "Brain cramps"...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: John 5:39-47, Genesis 12:3, Deuteronomy 7:6-7, Deuteronomy 28:15, Psalm 67:2-4
Topic: The Law
Ungodly companions offer bad advice, encourage us to make unwise decisions and lower our ethical standards. Who advises me? To whom do I look for approval of my choices? What is my ultimate guide-the Word or the World. Jesus wants us to be friendly to everyone, but to choose our friends wisely.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 22:24
"Bless" is the most frequently used word in the Old Testament. Don't fail to bless God and honor Him. To fail to bless Him is to rob Him of His glory. As you inhale the Word of God, His Spirit will exhale through you. God's Word will reveal His blessings in a new way. www.theaterchurch.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Psalm 145:1-21
Having money to spend is power and the way we spend it impacts people's lives. The prophet Micah teaches that we must live a life in submission to God's will, treat people with grace and compassion and never ignore injustice. Help the poor and vulnerable.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Micah 6:8, Psalm 146:7-9, Deuteronomy 10:17-18, Job 29:12-17, Job 31:13-23