Do you ever get angry? Of course, we all do! It’s okay to get angry because guess what, God does too. But fortunately for us, God’s anger leads to our growth.
This week, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. teaches a compelling message that shows us how God loves us through his discipline. In this talk, “When God Gets Mad,” we explore the biblical account of Mark where Jesus gets angry.
But what was Jesus really mad about? By his sacrifice on the cross, it’s clear that God is not mad at us, but rather the sin that separates us from him. When we claim to have the truth but fail to be honest about our need for grace, hypocrisy sets in. Remember, God operates in all truth and his righteous anger is always meant to turn our hearts toward faith in him.
If we only view Jesus as a teacher, all we’ll get is a lesson. But there is more in store for those who know him as God.
In “Changes: You Have a Paradigm Problem,” Pastor Luke Barry walks through the story of the rich man in the Book of Mark.
Jesus answers the rich man’s question of how to acquire eternal life with an open door for the man to drop everything and follow him. Unfortunately, distracted by possessions, the man turns away empty handed.
For us today, Jesus’ invitation still stands. Let us boldly enter in, knowing he is the God who supplies all our needs for all eternity.
It can take a real aha moment for us to realize we need to make an improvement. Fortunately, when we reach that point, Jesus is right there to give us lasting transformation.
"I Need A Change" is Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson's impactful talk, part of our Book of Mark study, compelling us all to examine our life's motivations.
Ambition is not bad, but having the wrong one will destroy a mission. We ought to wake up to the traps of doing what looks good to increase standing or collecting status symbols to bring validation. Our elevated reputations are not the purpose of our lives.
That's why as Christians we must consistently search our hearts and submit the contents over to God. He is faithful to purify and renew our desires so that they match his own.
It’s not easy waiting in the valley. But what if God wants to teach us something in our lows?
As we continue to navigate through the book of Mark Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. establishes truth in the message “Highs & Lows.”
It’s not necessarily on the mountain tops that we learn the most. Even in the lowest of lows God can step in with divine revelation and strengthen our spirit. It’s in our highs that we seek God, yet in our lows we can serve him by spreading his goodness. Unmet expectations can become opportunities rather than obstacles. God loves us just as much in our highs as he does in our lows, after all it’s in some of our most vulnerable moments that God doubles down on his provision. Let’s open our eyes to the clarity that God provides in the valley.
Easter is a celebration of the best day in human history. Yet the greatest day in history hinges on a moment of darkness where Jesus paid the ultimate penalty for our sins once and for all.
This Easter Sunday pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. explains the life giving power of the death and resurrection of Jesus in a talk title “The Best Day Ever”.
Our sins condemned us, but the resurrection of Christ defines us if we choose him today. Redemption is offered for a debt that none of us could ever repay. The day God tore veil, he gave freedom and access for you and me, to step into light by believing in his son Jesus Christ.
Have you ever found yourself doing the same thing over and over again until it becomes second nature? But what if God is calling you to an unfamiliar place? In the final installment of the small faith collection of talks Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. sharpens our perspective on Jesus in the message “Splinters, Logs, and Doors.” Familiarity can serve as a stumbling block to our faith. Our faith in Jesus captures our hearts to be more attuned to the subtle whispers of the Holy Spirit. Instead of being clouded by the illusions of this world we can take a small amount of faith and put it in the right place and watch how God works in the unknown. Even in his time on earth, we witnessed as Jesus shifted the dynamic of the rooms he walked into and ignored his earthly desires to be comfortable and complacent. Like Jesus, we can be countercultural in our pursuit and ensure that we don’t grow complacent on the journey.
When we find ourselves in challenging times, we can let fear and uncertainty overpower our trust in God. We question his abilities and oftentimes, as a result, we let it get in the way of our obedience.
As we continue our collection of talks ‘Small Faith,” Pastor Tim Timberlake shares a pivotal message titled “What Can You Find?”
The disciples had witnessed Jesus perform countless miracles, yet when they found themselves at a key turning point they still wondered how he would feed five thousand. Similarly, we too can ask how God will work a miracle in our lives when faced with fear. Even though the disciples questioned and maybe even hesitated, they still followed his instructions. When we choose to obey God despite our doubt, we unlock his blessings. Acting out in faith, no matter how small, is more than enough for him to work wonders.
Jesus is within reach for anybody, you don’t have to be famous to have access to God’s power. Our reach is a prayer and his reach is an answer.
In this installment of the “Small Faith” collection of talks Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. encourages us in a message, “Just Reach.” Here, we are reminded of our access to God’s solution through Jesus Christ.
Oftentimes we believe we can succeed on our own strength, just as Jairus, ruler of the synagogue, had done in his life through influence and status. But Jairus and many others faced real problems. In the midst of the trials, Jesus was always within reach to heal and restore. This same Jesus who showed up for countless figures in the Bible is the same Jesus that can show up for us all. It’s on us to have even the smallest faith to reach out for help to our ever-present savior.
Every day we face challenges that cause fear to arise. Sometimes, we can’t see how we’ll make it through, but all we need is a little bit of faith.
As we continue our collection of talks called “Small Faith”, Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson shares “When the Storms Rage”. This encouraging message helps us have faith in the midst of our doubts and trials. In the middle of our circumstances, we feel like we’re all alone. The truth is, God is with us and He never leaves our side.
When the disciples were on the boat with Jesus during the storm, they allowed their environment to scare them rather than focusing on who was with them. At times, we can do the same when we think God isn’t moving. But, we must remember that when the storms in our life are raging, Jesus is the one who commands the wind and sea to obey him. We have nothing to fear.