Have you ever missed something that was right in front of you? It's easy to miss something that you're not looking for, Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. recalls in the final installment of our collection of talks on Jonah. It's easy to read the Bible and miss Jesus. Yet, as we listen, we learn how Jonah is a shadow of what is to come. There are similarities throughout scripture that all point to one thing. Our one and only truth: Jesus.
Pastor John Gray reminded us that this is not a time to be casual in our faith. It’s a time to be vigilant, passionate, and deliberate. Just as the father welcomed his son home, so should the church welcome everyone who walks through its doors, no matter what they look like or where they come from.
When God interrupts your plans, it's because he wants you to get on board with HIS plans! Find out how to align your life to his bigger purposes as Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. continues his collection of talks on The Book of Jonah: From The Whale To The Worm.
We serve a God of second chances. No matter how far you wander He waits for you to seek Him and receive the calling He's placed on your life. He hasn't written you off and nothing you do can separate you from His love. Pray. Listen. Go!
In his continuing collection of talks from the Book of Jonah, Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. preaches Prayers From The Fish. Much like how Jonah receives God's grace while in the stomach of a fish, we often find ourselves in a season of brokenness and can confuse God's provision with punishment. We're encouraged to know, however, that when we turn to prayer- prayer with precision, purpose, and passion- God is able to take us out of a season of desperation and into our destiny.
What are you running from, that you should be running to? When God calls us to our purpose we have an opportunity to listen and run towards it, or we can choose to run away. Do you find yourself running toward God's plan for your life, or are you looking for an excuse to choose something more comfortable? Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. challenges us in a new collection of talks that we simply can't keep running away.
Often it seems it's not too long after the presents are unwraped that we can forget what the whole story of Christmas is about. This Christmas Eve, Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. reminds us to hold on to Christmas— the faith that it takes to walk out our purpose, and the grace that God has given us to do so. Enjoy this special Christmas Eve message.
What are some of the dreams that God has placed in your heart? Have they faded as a result of hopelessness? Or, maybe you have stopped dreaming altogether. Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. continued a collection of talks about hope. Hope: having a constant expectation that God is working in our midst even when we cannot see it. In this talk, Pastor Rich outlines how we can keep our hope afloat, even when God is working behind the scenes.
Pastor DawnChère Wilkerson spoke hope into our hearts as she continued in the collection of talks, "An Anchor Called Hope," designed to encourage all during this season through our anchor found in Jesus. She landed on a passage in Romans 4:18-21 where Abraham, against all hope, in hope believed in the promise given to him by God that he will be the father of many nations. Abraham did not weaken his faith or waver in unbelief, but rather grew in his faith knowing that God had the power to do what He had promised. Many of us are believing for great things and are hoping for our promises to be fulfilled but may not be seeing them instantly come to pass. So how do we, like Abraham, against all hope, in hope believe?
We can all feel like a canoe sometimes ... enjoying the surf or river water, fighting the waves, and looking for an anchor; sometimes we don’t want to be anchored, just wanting to drift away even when it’s still and the waters are calm. Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. reminds us that as children of God we don’t have to drift or waiver or wander, nor do we have to ever wonder whether God's promises for our life will be fulfilled; we have Jesus Christ, and he is an anchor for our soul!