Would it encourage you to know the Bible is filled with stories of people who faced great fear, and did what God wanted them to do anyway? No matter what we face, getting alone with God is number one way to overcome our doubts and insecurities so we can boldly follow where God leads.
Uncertainty. Doubt. Bewilderment. Each of us have those days, moments when fear wants to creep in and distract us from the better things God has for us. Faith. Joy. Peace.
In this week's message, Pastor Rodney Fouts encourages each of us to remember that God Himself has told us to "Fear Not".
City Church Pastor Matt Nelson joins us this week to share a powerful message to stretch our faith. In the bible, God's miracles are always preceded by someone taking a step of faith and leaving their comfort zone. Today, if we want to see God move powerfully, we must be willing to stretch ourselves beyond what is safe and comfortable.
Guest speaker Pastor Mike Allard has had God stretch him. As pastor of Crossroads Fellowship in Houston, TX, he struggled to lead his church through the financial troubles that came with the Great Recession in 2008. God stretched him, and through that time, he realized that God is always faithful.
In order for our spiritual house to remain standing in the storms of life, we must be built on a solid foundation. That foundation is Jesus Christ.
We all know people who have let cynicism, bitterness and complacency that mark their life. They were excited by their future and the call of God at one time, but over the years, they had lost that zeal. How do we keep hold of that motivation, and not become "that guy"?
The last thought that Jesus emphasized while on earth was the importance of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is given to believer to help us and grow us in the things of God. He stretches us by helping us to manifest the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self-control.