“…count it all joy when you fall into various trials, (consider it an opportunity for great joy) knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience (for you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow…) James 1:2-4.
We are quick to thank God for His goodness but we often don’t thank Him for our difficulties and trials. But if we are to take a closer look, we will find that our faith in God during hard times should actually lead us into a deeper appreciation of those seasons and cause us to praise Him. In this message, filled with inspiring personal stories, you will be greatly encouraged to see your trials in a totally different light. Listen and be encouraged to value your season of trials.
You are a masterpiece – God’s great work. God has an exclusive work prepared just for you to do. It is our individual responsibility to engage in those works as an expression of our faith because faith without works is dead. We love God and desire to serve Him – let’s not stop there – we serve God by serving people and pursuing His Kingdom agenda. That is living faith; otherwise our faith is dead! It is quite easy to know without doing because doing is an action word that requires sacrifice. Those sacrifices are not easy to make but God always helps us!
This sermon is very convicting. It will challenge you to give a practical expression to your faith
How do we appreciate the servants God has given as gifts to our lives? Too often, we take the shepherds God has placed over our lives for granted and we lose a lot of blessings as a result. In this very insightful sermon, we learn that God is stimulated to bless us when we honor the gifts He has endowed upon our lives. Based upon the story of the Shunnamite woman in 2 Kings, we learn that Elisha was moved to bless the woman by prophesying that she would have a child “by that time next year”; and she did! Is there a connection between honoring God’s gifts and our being blessed by God? Listen and be blessed.
We serve a God of purpose. A God who always calls and sends out for specific things to be done and accomplished. So, why did God establish the Church? What is the purpose of the church? This sermon challenges us to refocus on the primary purpose of the Church: Evangelism.
You will be challenged to reach out to the lost and bring them into God’s Kingdom.
Altars are significant spiritually because altars represent the place where we meet and worship God. In a sense, the altar represents the state of our relationship with God. Things fall apart when our altar is in disrepair. In this very insightful message, we are challenged to pay attention to the sate of God’s altar in our lives. We are encouraged to repair God’s altar so that the rains of heaven will fall on us. Listen and you will be blessed.
Vision is the driving force behind every major accomplishment. Vision is a picture of the future that inspires us to move to new levels. Vision gives us purpose and motivates us to work hard toward our goals. The Bible makes it clear that where there is no vision, the people perish.
In this very challenging message, we are encouraged to persevere and pursue our God-given vision. The many personal stories and illustrations will certainly encourage and motivate you.
What exactly did God mean when He said to Zerubbabel in Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit” Discover the insights and context of this very encouraging text of Scripture and be blessed by the practical applications that are very germane to our everyday living. This sermon will give you the encouragement to pursue whatever vision God has placed in your heart. You will be greatly blessed from listening.
What happens when the job situation is not going so well? When things are not well at home? When the bills are behind in payment? What is the one thing that would sustain us in those situations? The answer is found in the fruit of the Spirit: Joy!
Listen to this inspiring message and let your heart be filled with the joy of the Lord.
This is the first in a series of messages on the Fruit of the Spirit. It is part of a broader series on the Holy Spirit. In this first message, we are reminded that the real test of our spirituality is the fruit that comes out of our lives by way of our character. Love is the foundational requirement of everything we do as Christians. This practical message will challenge and give you a whole new perspective on the importance of love.