Jesus is not only interested in giving us a new heart, He is also interested in giving us a purpose. Every believer has a part in God's kingdom, and when we embrace our identity as salt and light we are connecting with people's spiritual and material needs, bringing purpose and meaning to our Christian faith. Connect with your purpose and you won't lose your faith.
Questions and doubts about God, church and faith in general are part of our walk as believers. The danger is to think that giving up is the best solution. One of the reasons why people quit believing has to do with the idea that we are like a tree, the stronger and deeper the roots, the more we are able to keep on believing. Today's message encourages us to keep on believing by growing stronger roots.
In today's message, Pastor David continues teaching on the life of Samson - losing your religion is the easy way out.
Why do people walk away from church? There are many answers to this question. This is a real issue that Christianity in America is facing. The deeper problem is when people have lost their faith at all. Today's message opens a new series of teachings that deals with this reality. Pastor David begins this series teaching on the life of Samson, one of the Old Testament Judges.
What do you do when troubles wakes up in the middle of the night? It is a given that we all would go through trouble, challenges and testing. It is not easy to have peace and joy when trouble wakes you up in the middle of the night. In Psalm 77 we see a person who is going through something very difficult and that is wrestling to find answers to his pain. Today's message inspires us to find rest by searching deep in our souls and by remembering what has done for us in the past.
Like with many other good things in life, prayer requires hard work and discipline. For many prayer can be something pointless, for others it is delightful. How do we enjoy prayer? Does it work? How can I maintain healthy rhythms when it comes to prayer? In today's message, the pastors encourages us to see prayer as a powerful gift that can transform and help us to grow as followers of Jesus.
It is very easy to think that doing the right thing is the same as loving God. When we focus on the external, our lives and faith can look great, but we might be missing the main thing. Today's message is a challenge to all of us to rethink what it means to love God.
In our culture we have the tendency to cheapen and worship sex. What does the Bible say about it? Sex is a special gift created by God for marriage! Husband and wife are given this gift for intimacy and enjoyment. Today's message explores what the Bible has to say about sex.
What do you do when you open your garage and discover that it is a mess and that things aren't in their place. Life and our Christian faith is similar, we sometimes forget to keep certain things in order. The Spring Cleaning Series touches on key topics of our faith that tend "to store in the garage." Today's message offers biblical wisdom on dating.
Each of us have been hurt at some point in our lives. Those experiences have left wounds in our hearts that we sometimes hide and try to move on. That pain becomes a type of treasure that we don't want to let go because we are hopeless about healing. Today's message offers wisdom on how to heal from that pain by daring to forgive those who have hurt us.