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.
October 4, 2020
Life can often feel like a construction zone with tons of caution signs, detours, and debris. Don’t fret and don’t quit, God has a vision for your life that he is shaping from the rubble.
In an installment of the “Endure” collection,” Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. reminds us in the talk “Please Excuse the Mess” that endurance of the faith journey, requires us to know we are constantly under construction.
So what do we when it feels like we don’t measure up? Or when the construction project doesn’t have a foreseeable end? Just stick with Jesus. It’s our daily walk with him that makes all the difference. Our relationship with the living Stone-a firm foundation, will purify our hearts and sustain us in becoming a people of great endurance.
September 27, 2020
Through trial and triumph, life marks us. Over the years, there are defining moments, incidents, and milestones that present an opportunity for us to reflect.
Pastor DawnCheré shares that what truly defines us as Christ-followers is the presence of God in this second installment, “Ever Since...“, of the “Endure” collection.
The ultimate “ever since” moment of history, Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the grave, makes it so that every disappointment holds divine redemption. Our living hope hinges on every act of our Savior. We can live holy lives because he lived a holy life. So, let it be our call to action to reflect Jesus.
September 20, 2020
Life is not always about conquering, often it’s simply about enduring. Even as we are called to be more than conquerors, we are also called to stand firm. Kicking off the “Endure” collection of talks, Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. demonstrates “How To Carry Pain” and walk in purpose as the Church. The inevitability of pain can either lead us into conformity or push us into the hope, help, and healing found in Jesus. When we remember we are God’s chosen misfits, we can see that the chaos around us does not have to get inside of us.
September 13, 2020
You may think your circumstance is crushing you but what if it’s actually pulling you closer to God’s heart? Although celebration doesn’t seem like the natural response in the face of problems, we serve the God that can speak through our pain.
In a 5 year celebratory message, pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. empowers us through the talk, “Preach to your Problem”. Undoubtedly, life brings many challenges but God’s grace is always sufficient through the speed bumps.
Our fears may create mountains, but our faith smoothens them into valleys. When we decide to stand firm in our commitment to trust God, our mountains become the materials for our miracle.
September 6, 2020
A note to everyone living in 2020, God is not done with your story yet. It’s not time to pack up the vision board, but instead to look at it with a fresh perspective, one of hope in God’s enduring promises.
In the final installment of the “Day by Day” collection, Pastor Manouchka Charles shares “Dear 2020,” a talk about the faithfulness of God and his ability to work miracles through the habits we choose to develop.
God is not in a rush, nor has our purpose been delayed. This is the year where we can come out stronger. Now more than ever, the world is in need of the Church to move forward in faith. A church with a heart modeled in the image of God. Through daily disciplines, we can radiate the love and hope that is Jesus.
August 30, 2020
Did you know celebration is a spiritual discipline that can be cultivated daily? It may seem counterintuitive to rejoice in hardship, but Jesus promises to be our source of strength and joy when our flesh is weak. When we lean on the Lord, we begin to walk in faith, and our perspective changes for the better.
In an installment of the Day by Day collection, Pastor DawnCheré Wilkerson shares “This Must Be the Place,” showing that celebration is central to every other discipline in our lives as we follow Jesus. We are given a picture that celebration is a process of transformation from the inside out.
As we choose to celebrate our values, we step into a place of trust and obedience. It is a great exchange in which God gives us gladness for mourning and beauty for ashes. These daily transactions not only renew our heart and strength but allow us to see the fruit that was in our lives all along.
Take a moment to declare today, “This is the best day of my life!” and see how God shifts what is happening on the inside of you.
August 23, 2020
While the ways of the world point us to gain control over our life Jesus calls us to trust him with every detail. How do we as believers loosen our grip on the things we hold so tight? Through submission, a daily practice of surrender that prompts us to fully release all of our desires into the hand of our savior.
Continuing the collection of talks, “Day by Day”, Pastor Adrian Molina opens our eyes to the importance of obedience in the message, “The Mission of Submission”. Here we are given a picture of what submission looks like in our daily lives.
Jesus wants us to experience the positive ramifications of submission and find contentment in trusting his sovereignty. We can pick up our cross daily and acknowledge that when we get under the authority of the Lord, we can overcome every battle.