[2 Corinthians 12:1-10]
Those in our community and our neighbors are finding ourselves financially, mentally, physically and emotionally running short. Pastor Joel shares a timely message during these trying times on what we can learn and how we can grow in times of suffering. To gain a Christian perspective on processing this situation, tune in to our podcast!
Pastor Joel preaches on the promises of God. These promises give us hope as we have something to look forward to. But they can also lead to sadness and disappointment if they don't align with our expectations. Pastor Joel shares ways we can guard ourselves against this feeling of disappointment. To learn more, tune in to our podcast!
Pastor Joel preaches a message on growing our intimacy with God by dwelling in His presence. In the midst of all the chaos and social distancing we are experiencing due to the spread of COVID-19, we are granted even more opportunities to spend quality time with God. To learn more about how we can go deeper in our walk with God, tune in to our podcast!
As you head into a new week with God, don't forget that every relationship takes time and energy. How has your relationship with God been? Perhaps you would describe it as lackluster - wondering to yourself, "I used to be on fire for God! What happened?" As we step into the season of Lent, may we be challenged to return to our first love. To learn more, tune in to our podcast to hear the full sermon!
With everything happening in the world, it's easy to lose your peace. Perhaps you find yourself in traffic, or in the middle of a fight with a significant other, or simply in a bad mood because you woke up late - whatever it may be, don't worry. We have all been there! Luckily for us, there's a message in the Bible that tells us of a God who created both you and your situation, so you can bet that He has also created a way for you to keep your peace in those moments. Tune in to our podcast to hear all about how we are called to make Christ our portion, purpose, and prize by clicking on the link below!
Pastor Joel preaches on the importance and power of giving and sowing into the Kingdom, especially in the context of the end times. He shares godly principles for giving and testifies of the countless times God has supernaturally provided for his financial needs during his time as a missionary. To learn more about how material offerings can become God-honoring sacrifices, tune in to our podcast!
Pastor Joel teaches on the antichrist in the latest message of the end times series. He warns us about the preceding antichrist spirit and culture that will become increasingly more pervasive over time and teaches us how we can overcome and be victorious as the Church. If you want to be informed about this important topic, take a listen to our podcast!
Pastor Joel continued his sermon series on the end times by preaching on prophecy. We observed the prophecies laid out in Daniel 11 through real historical world events. Everything written in the Bible perfectly lined up with the course of history, despite being written many years beforehand! Three reasons why God gives us a glimpse into the future through prophecy: to show us God is in control, to prepare ourselves, and to point to Jesus. Even during times of uncertainty, we can trust that God is still in control and orchestrating everything. If you want to learn more about how Biblical prophecies were brought to life, tune in to our podcast!
Sunday evening session of EM winter retreat
Sunday morning session of EM winter retreat
Saturday evening session of EM winter retreat
Saturday morning session of EM winter retreat
1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Matthew 19:4-6
Pastor Joel returns to the “Righteous Romance” series with a message on sex. Sex is a gift created by God to consummate the holy union of marriage, but the enemy has perverted it and covered it in shame. Pastor Joel instructs us to save ourselves until marriage in order to honor God, honor your future spouse, and honor yourself. He also offers three practical applications to help us follow through with this commitment. If you are interested in learning more, tune in to the podcast!
Pastor Joel preaches on the retreat hysteria that we typically feel after retreats. Retreat should be about God, not about ourselves and what we want from Him. God wants us to repent and obey, before He can start healing us.
Pastor Joel begins a new series on dating titled "Righteous Romance." As Christians, we are set apart and called to live differently, which includes our romantic pursuits. Pastor Joel lays down seven principles for God-centered dating. Remember, it's never too late to turn towards God because through Christ, we are born again and forgiven of our past sins. If you want to learn how to honor God and your partner through dating, tune in to our podcast!
Pastor Joel delivers the last message of the Focused Life series. Today's passage of Scripture informs us that the only thing that will bring us complete peace and happiness is seeing the beauty of the Lord. Pastor Joel then shares three principles of seeing the beauty of the Lord. If you're curious, tune into our podcast!
Pastor Joel continues his Focused Life series by addressing the present-day social media mania. We spend so much time on social media or consuming other types of media like Netflix when we could be doing something more meaningful - like spending time with loved ones or reading (not too late to join the one-month Bible challenge!). Pastor Joel talks about how we need to discipline ourselves and fight distractions in order to live more productive, focused lives. If you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media and want to learn more about discipline, tune in to our podcast!
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Pastor Joel continues his Focused Life series and preaches on our fluid calling. Our external calling may change during our different seasons and life stages. God orchestrates this so that we are able to connect with the gospel, connect with people, and connect with God's blessings. To learn more about our fluid external calling, listen to this podcast!
Pastor Joel continues his series on living a focused life. Today he went over how to figure out our calling. Our fixed internal calling is to love God with all our soul, mind, and strength. Two ways we can do that is through seeking and serving God. If you want to learn more about our calling to love God, tune in to our podcast!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Pastor Joel preaches about focusing our life on God. We can't just attend church and be content with being in the race. Instead, we need to run this race to win! Think about plugging yourself into a community group or committing to serve the church. Our life purpose is to give, which will lead to a life of focus. If you're interested in learning more about what living a focused life looks life, tune in to our podcast!
Pastor Joel finishes up his sermon series "Hard Questions" by preaching on goodness without God. Why does the tree of the knowledge of good and evil exist? If you've ever wondered if you can be a good person without God or even if you need to go to church to be a good person, tune into this message!
Pastor Joel preaches on the Calvinist view of predestination. We can't believe in a sovereign God without believing in predestination. Three reasons why God predestines salvation is to give us free will, to illustrate the riches of His grace, and to ensure successful missions. If you are confused about how predestination and free will can work together, listen to this sermon! Tune in every Sunday night for a new podcast.