November 29, 2020
You may find yourself in a distant place and unsure of how to get back home. Many times we haven’t lost our way, but rather think we are too far to return.
As we continue the collection “Play the Long Game,” Pastor Earl McClellan talks on a “Long Walk Home,” reminding us that we are never too far away.
Wherever we may find ourselves God’s loving arms are always waiting to run towards us. Once he embraces us and restores us we should never forget that people along our path helped us get back. Let us never grow so comfortable as to not leave our homes and help others that are on their way. God is ridiculously generous toward us. Let us be the same towards others.
November 22, 2020
Without clear markers it’s impossible to see your progress. The result isn’t always readily apparent because sometimes it’s small. But God is working inch by inch.
In the continuation of the “Play the Long Game” collection, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. challenges us to appreciate the “Gradual Gains.” It’s the small marks that God is creating daily that come together to tell the ultimate work of his grace.
Slowly but surely, God prunes and sharpens us for more. As his grander plan for our lives is measured in seasons rather than seconds.
November 15, 2020
Know that when it comes to God’s preparation, design, and plan for your life, it is never rushed and never delayed. It is done with excellence. Sometimes, this timing is longer than what you had planned. In a culture that glorifies instant gratification, it can seem painful and counterintuitive to accept.
Kicking off the new series and vision for 2021, “Play the Long Game”, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. shares “A Just Cause”, which lays out a safety net for enduring the setbacks and hardships in reaching goals and growth throughout life.
Enduring the hardship requires commitment to our Godly calling. Further, when we prepare for the battle, manage the monotony, and continue to clarify our calling, we can be confident that we will not just endure, but be more than conquerors stepping in to our future.
November 1, 2020
The world often teaches us to chase after recognition, to be top in our class and chase after fancy titles. But Jesus, the greatest man in history, had none of the above, but still gave his all.
In a convicting installment of the Endure collection, Pastor Manouchka Charles prompts us to check our hearts in the message “Humility Looks Good on You.”
Humility looks the best on us when we decide to firmly put our pride to the side. When we choose to make God our number one, his glory is on full display in us. We tend to look and act differently when we clothe ourselves with humility! We quickly realize that God can move through us when we mark our lives with humbleness. So when deciding on what to wear, let’s dress for success, clothing ourselves in the promises of God with an extra layer of humility!
October 25, 2020
Life is like one big road trip, accompanied by pit stops and speed bumps along the way. At times we can find ourselves questioning our destination. Yet, despite the unknown road, we can allow God to set our paths straight and use all things for his glory.
In a message from the “Endure” collection, Pastor Dakota Duran highlights “The Road to Glory.” As believers, we are called to glorify and honor God in all that we do. Although we have different spiritual gifts we can be faithful stewards of what God has granted us and find innovative ways to maximize his ministry.
God’s glory isn’t just reserved for Sundays, as we love deeply and remain faithful we are posturing ourselves to serve others. Serving God’s people is the byproduct of his grace and the ultimate way we give Him the glory
October 18, 2020
When it rains it pours! Yet thankfully when the roof caves in we don’t have to suffer alone.
In an installment of the Endure collection, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. illustrates “How to Suffer Well.” We are reminded that our source of hope is not the absence of suffering but the presence of our savior.
When pressure hits us on the outside we can rely on the peace that is planted on the inside. As the Church, we can lead the way being a symbol to the world that a life with Jesus is not a life free of suffering but a life full of endurance.
October 11, 2020
The quality of our lives depends on the quality of our relationships. We can’t win in life if we’re not winning in our relationships—and the enemy wants to keep them broken.
In “5 Keys to Relationship Endurance,” part of the “Endure” collection of talks, Pastors Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson share how to be mission-minded in our relationships. The world sees the love of Jesus through our relationships.
When we steward our marriages, celebrate the strengths of those we’re in relationship with, let our behaviors show our beliefs, and put our hope in the eternal, God will be glorified.