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.
We take communion to commemorate the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, and to show our commitment to Him and the new covenant. But Jesus' teaching on communion has always been controversial-even his closest followers found it difficult to understand. Pastor Samson Varughese shared with us this week on how we are stretched by our practice of communion.
The first step to following Jesus' command to make disciples is to learn to disciple ourselves. Pastor Clint Smith shares the 3 keys to discipleship: digging into scripture, constantly seeking God in prayer, and building healthy and authentic relationships. These disciplines will stretch us, but in the process we will grow and mature.
Anxiety happens when you keep thinking the same thing over and over without resolution or hope for something better. The devil uses those thoughts to distract us from the fact that God knows our future, and that we can trust God to make a way for us.
Lies can seem harmless, but the word of God warns us over and over that lying is a sin. God hates lies. So why is it so easy for us to deceive others-and even ourselves? This week Pastor Rodney Fouts teaches on the danger of lying, how it separates us from God, and how to come back to the truth.
King David's great struggle was not with anger or unforgiveness, but lust. Lust isn't always sexual, but it is always destructive. This week, Pastor Rodney dives in to what lust is, how it can trap us, and what we can do to avoid its grip.
David was called a 'man after God's own heart'. While he certainly made mistakes, he demonstrated his faithfulness to God through relationships. Today's message shows us how we deal with our human relationships is directly related to our relationship with God.