Home is always a journey and the path to freedom becomes closer with each step. What is freedom? There are some acts of so-called freedom that actually destroy freedom. They hide in darkness, whispering lies that limit our sight and inhibit our hearts. Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson reminds us that true freedom comes when we allow God to remove our record, our regret, and our resistance.
Has anyone ever surprised you? Some people love surprises, thrilled with the idea of waiting for Christmas Day to open each present, full of excitement and anticipation. Others are the type that will raid the Christmas closet and open every present early, unable to wait for a surprise. God loves surprising people, though, and no matter how often you may try to sneak a peek under the wrapping paper of our lives, God will continue to throw surprises our way.
This week, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. preached a sermon titled “Consider The Raven,” where we learn that even in the midst of life’s surprises we can learn to trust God more than we trust ourselves. Worry produces nothing fruitful in our lives. In fact, worry can wreck our miracles because it distracts us from being present in the here and now.
Jesus gives us the antidote for worry, which is to consider. Consideration of our situation allows us to move away from worry, and move towards a place of practical faith where we can sow, reap and steward in ways that produce miracles and faith in our lives. Find out how to live a life free of worry, and full of worship today.
What if we learned to value the small things in life? What if we understood the value of being a manager and not just an owner? What if we championed the mini tasks in God's plan? In a sermon titled "What If”, Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. reminds us that understanding the small tasks God gives us leads us to the big miracles in life. Once you can do something small for God, you can do something big for God! Being trustworthy in the little things plants the seeds for God's blessing in our purpose. God already owns our purpose; we’re just managing it for him, and realizing this leads us to bigger opportunities and greater trust in God. Find out more about what happens when we learn to give up control and follow God’s lead.
Home is always a journey. From earth to eternity, the path of purpose leads us onward. Pastor DawnCheré reminds us that no matter your past, present or future mistakes, the love of God and the community of believers he has placed around us are a constant encouragement to just keep walking.
It's one thing to have a great start, or a great ending— but in the middle is where life gets messy. Pastor Chad Veach from ZOE Church, LA reminds us that when we go through a mess, we can rely on God to get our vision, our strength, and our faith back.
So maybe you’re a little frustrated. You may be struggling to land that job, make more sales, buy that new home. Maybe you’re struggling in business or having marital issues. You are not alone. Peter dealt with the same frustrations when Jesus told him to cast his net at a certain spot, only to see no results at all in the beginning. However, Peter decided to say YES to Jesus despite how things appeared and suddenly there was a shift. Peter decided to say yes to being empty, yes to being full, and yes to more.
The cross has become a widely recognized staple of our culture. From tattoos to jewelry to fashion, crosses can be found almost anywhere. But when you wear a cross around your neck, or draw it on a t-shirt, do you really know what it represents? The cross is more than just a fashion statement; it’s a God declaration.
In this week’s sermon titled “Posterized,” Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. explores all of the statements that Jesus made final on the cross.
When Jesus died for you and me, he put an end to sin, shame, the power of our “self,” and most importantly, He put an end to Satan. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done in your life, whether you’ve been good or bad, right or wrong, or even done unthinkable things, when you accept Jesus as your Savior, the cross becomes a declaration of your victory through Jesus. The cross doesn’t just make you right with God eternally; it makes you right with God immediately. Tune in to hear more about how the power of the cross can change your life today.
Have you ever noticed something obvious that after seeing, you realize was there the whole time? Often times we miss things because of the way we are looking at them. Pastor Levi Lusko of Fresh Life Church delivers a powerful message reminding us that the lens we see life through really matters, and even through our own pain we can see God use our situations for good. So what does it mean to know that God can bring good out of our painful experiences? Do we feel hurt because of the experience or do we praise God for the hope he gives us? We’re assured that there is no conflict between these two thoughts and, in fact, God is comfortable with the tension between the two. Hurting with hope still hurts and we are allowed to feel that. Yet, we can hurt with hope and run towards God at the same time.
God has a plan for each and every one of us. But when God gives us a vision of His plans, we learn that those plans are rarely just for us. God’s plans always extend to the world around us, and our role in that plan pertains to the way He wants to use us on a higher level. However, we can’t outwork the plans of God for our lives alone; we need community. In the final sermon of the series Church: it’s a Group Project, Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson reminds us that rebuilding can be harder than building because you have to go back and face the ruins. By uniting together and preparing to stand against your opposition, we can rebuild the wall, reject the opposition, and protect our position. What seems impossible alone is possible with God as we come together and work towards a common goal.