Many followers of Jesus live a spiritually defensive life--one that waits for Satan to attack and then hopes to have the strength to cope with it and endure. What if we had an offensive weapon to help fight off satanic oppression instead of just wait for him to leave? We do--the Word of God. In this sermon Pastor Jacob shares about the why'd how of renewing our minds.
What should we do when we become anxious? God's Word tells us what we can do--give it to God in prayer. But before we can do that we have to realize that our being anxious is the fruit of a lack of confidence in God's hand working in our difficulty.
Mental health is not just a physical thing. It's a spiritual thing. There's something that needs to be believed in order to think about ourselves the way God wants us to. This sermon lays the foundation for the freedom God wants us to have from anxiety and worry.
Sometimes it seems like evil people are more blessed than godly people. Is that true? Esau's descendants seemed to be more prosperous than Jacob's. What do we do about the fact that it appears that ungodly people are more blessed on earth than those who serve Jesus? Pastor Jacob seeks to answer that question from Genesis 36.
Not all of our Bible heroes were upright their entire lives. In Genesis 12:10-20, Abram showed a lack of faith in God's promises and substituted his wife for his own sake. How do we show a willingness to let others suffer so we can gain the benefit? And how can we become free from that tendency and desire?
Following Jesus involves cost. Sometimes we get scared about what it does cost to serve Him and find ourselves reclusive to go into the darkness to speak a word of truth or be Jesus' representatives. Abram wasn't that way though. How can we pursue obedience to God like Abram did?
We tend to find hard work and creativity as endearing characteristics. People like Michael Jordan draw us in and make us want to root for them because of their sheer will power and internal drive. But is there any danger to self-sufficiency? If so, what is it? We find the answer in the account of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.
One decision can make a huge impact later on in life. Shem, Ham, and Japheth learned that through the way they treated their father, Noah, after they got off of the Ark. What kind of forever are we building based off of our today?
Everything went wrong in Genesis 3. The beautiful garden that God created to live in with Adam and Eve was not to be. Why? Sin. In Genesis 3 observing Adam and Eve's fall, we learn why we sin, what sin does to us, and ultimately, how sin loses. May God bless the preaching of His Word.
Lady Gaga said, "I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way." As shocking as that artist is, she is kind of right. It does matter how we were made. The question is, "How has God designed us to function?" And perhaps a bigger question is, "Is the way I was born how God designed us to function?" These questions are answered in this sermon from Genesis 2:4-25.
Many people claim that in order to believe in God you must check out of any discussion related to science. But is that necessarily true? Gary Faust, Physics Teacher and former engineer for Chrysler, says that isn't necessary. In this message, he gives evidences for the reality that science and faith actually are compatible.
Much debate surrounds Genesis 1 and the account of God's creation of the world. What if determining how old the earth is isn't the main point of Genesis 1? In this sermon, Pastor Jacob Riggs preaches Genesis 1 as God's claim of being the king of the universe. May God bless the preaching of His Word.
Jesus taught about the importance of faith when it comes to prayer in Mark 11. As this sermon series is wrapped up, Pastor Jacob shares the main point of the connection between faith and prayer and gives 3 clarifications to keep us from misunderstanding and abusing Jesus' teaching.
There is a key factor in the effectiveness of the prayers of some. It is found in James 5. Are our prayers effective? Do we want them to be? If we do, then we'll follow this one principle more and more.
There are two things happening in each trial of a Christian. God is working and Satan is working. In this sermon from 1 Peter 5:8-11, Pastor Jacob Riggs preaches about how God exercises His power over Satan in our sufferings.