Take a close look with us at Nehemiah chapter 9 as we look closely at how God reveals His character to us. We will see that God’s character draws us to repentance. Open up your bibles and examine new ways to see God’s goodness.
God’s truth is unchanging in and ever-changing world. ⠀
We seek his truth by:⠀
•reading His word, our instruction manual ⠀
•clarifying our understanding and how it applies to our life ⠀
•celebrating God’s goodness and love⠀
We strive to understand the deep truths around the simple truths of sin, repentance, and salvation. ⠀
The joy of the Lord is our strength.⠀
You are never too broken to engage with our loving Father, you simply must come with an open heart. ⠀
The fear of God must be central to how we handle and interpret our lives.
Fear of God gives:⠀
•a voice to the weak⠀
•eyes for justice ⠀
•a picture of restoration ⠀
It gives us an understanding of his Grace, the awareness that true justice does not exist without God, and that He gives value where the world sees none. ⠀
We are His people and have been created in his image. Our mission is to be a light, a reflection of His glory...to let his Grace flow through us, not just to us. ⠀
How do we relate to God in the face of the opposition we experience in life? As we continue to look at the book of Nehemiah this week we see a picture of faith that blends trust in God’s saving power with response and confident action to follow after what God has called the people to do. Faith emboldens us to face the challenges we encounter and humbles us to remember the victory belongs to God.
Purpose Understood: allows us to serve where we are, no matter where we come from. When we understand God has a purpose that’s bigger than us, we can trust that even the things that seem insignificant, can be made beautiful and glorious through His Grace.
Listen in as Pastor Brandon digs deeper into Nehemiah chapter 2.
“No matter what you are going through, there is Grace in the process...nothing of this world can touch your identity in Christ. You are safe there.”
Listen in to this weeks message as pastor Brandon continues in our NEHEMIAH series.
Do we treat God as if we are his servant or he is ours? Sin is sneaky...we must look at our own “stuff,” at how we are contributing to the world’s brokenness. Personal confession breeds humility, and draws us closer to God.
Listen in as pastor Brandon kicks of our new series Nehemiah.
“What if we think it’s over, but it’s only just the beginning? Sometimes when you think it’s done, God has just begun.”
God knows you and invites you into encounters with him. We must only turn our ears to him to listen.
Stages of Search for Life in God
Do not lay in the brokenness of ashes and sin in your life, because the resurrected king is resurrecting you!!
Part 4 of our Series in the Gospel of John goes through Jesus entering Jerusalem. Jesus is no ordinary king and He does not enter Jerusalem ready for war but as the King of peace. Listen in as we explore the Gospel of John together.
In John chapter 11, Jesus bring Lazarus back from the dead. There is only one thing that matters in life for all people and His name is Jesus. Listen in as we continue to learn how Jesus was no ordinary man.
Drawing with a blindfold on is like walking through life in darkness. We need the light that is Jesus: he reveals God, allows work, and reclaims the unclean.
The truth is that we are saved by Grace, and the Father will draw more near to us as we lean into him ...Jesus said “whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35. Don’t focus on things of this earth that can “spoil” or let you down, but keep your heart fixed on the one who never will.
Join us as we listen in to Pastor John’s final challenge from 2nd Timothy.
“God loves you more than you can imagine, YOU are His favorite! He has an unmerited charity towards you, and remembers you EVERY DAY.”
“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,”
2 Timothy 2:1
For a few weeks we have looked at what it means for sin to change the way we look at sin. The deception of believing that something bad is good. This week we will change the perspective. Jesus is the lens through which God looks at us. We can be made new through Him. Listen in as we see hope for our sin through Christ.
Do not become so focused on what is happening to you that you miss what God is doing in you.
Week 1, FILTERS: Temptation is never what it seems. Even though it may bring you short-term gain, sin will ultimately leave you empty and full of regret. — “There is no one who will tell you they regret submitting to the Word of God.”
Forgiveness is one of those things we all like for ourselves, but aren’t always as keen to extend to someone else. As we look at Matthew 18 we see that forgiveness carries a burden for the forgiver, the forgiven, and the unforgiven. As difficult as that can be to carry, we are reminded that Jesus Christ first carried the burden for us on the cross.
How is it possible to joyfully give everything over to God? Listen in as pastor Brandon continues in week 2 of our The Content Life series.