A special edition podcast. With host Jamie Davis interviewing Mick Wakefield. Hear about his journey from dreams to reality of moving to America. And his over the top excitement of Englands quest for the World Cup trophy.
Paul was in Athens, a city known for its religious tolerance and philosophical debates. He had one chance to share the truth of Christ and in those few moments, he had to capture the minds and hearts of his greatest critics. If you had one sermon to give, what would you say? What truth would you stand on? How would you get people’s attention? What could you offer that would spark renewal and life-change in people who were cynical and leery of outsiders? Paul lays out the gospel in a way that...
Paul was renewed by Jesus, but inside he was still waging war with his own sinful desires. He wanted to do what was good, but was constantly falling short. “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? (v.24) This is the struggle between the renewed self and the person who hates what they do--standing face-to-face with our own shortcomings. Who will rescue Paul…who will rescue you and me?
What changed for Paul? How did he find renewal? Paul abandoned his controlled, self-filled life to become “crucified with Christ.” Faith was no longer about rules but about turning everything over to Jesus. Passage: Galatians 2: 15-21 Music by Hooksound
If you are a “letter of Christ”, what does your letter say about you? Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Passage: 2nd Corinthians 3 Music...
Why does God allow pain? Should we expect a pain-free life or is that part of the package of living? A day rarely passed in Paul’s Christian life when he didn’t feel intense pain, suffering, and/or pressure of some kind…yet he never complained or asked “why me”. Instead Paul had a way of seeing his set-backs through the grace of a God who loved him. Passage: 2nd Corinthians 4:8-11, 12:1-10 Music by Hooksound
Randy Nelson, our missionary to Thailand, joins us this week to share about how we, like Paul in Ephesus, can bring the presence of God into dark places. Join us as Randy shares stories from Thailand and Kenya and invites us into a greater understanding of what it means to go and spread good news. Passage: Acts 19: 8-20, Ephesians 2: 21-22 Music by Hooksound
How is it possible for Christianity’s greatest enemy to find new and renewed life in Jesus Christ? Is anyone beyond God’s reach? What is our role in reaching out to those who are lost, misdirected or angry towards those who profess faith in Christ? Passage: Acts 9 Music by Hooksound
Saul had passion, Saul had zeal, Saul had murder in his heart. Is it possible to be going strong yet going in the wrong direction? How do you know you’re going the right way, and if you’re not, how do you get going in the right direction? This is Part 2 of a two part message. Passage: Acts 5:27-29, 33-39, 7:55-8:3; Phil. 3:4-14; Music by HookSound
Saul had passion, Saul had zeal, Saul had murder in his heart. Is it possible to be going strong yet going in the wrong direction? How do you know you’re going the right way, and if you’re not, how do you get going in the right direction? This is Part 1 of a two part message. Passage: Phillipians 3: 4-14 Music by HookSound
Jesus’ identity is revealed. Because of the cross, evil is defeated but not yet destroyed. How do we share in Christ’s victory and claim the triumph of the cross now? Passage: Matthew 21:1-10 Music by Hooksound
Jesus not only taught that He would have to go to the cross, but that anyone who follows Him must also “take up their cross.” So, what is this cross that we, as followers of Jesus, are to take up? Passage: Matthew 6:24-25 Music by Hooksound
Can we really understand the forgiveness of Christ if we don't first understand our sin? Audrey McCormick takes us on a journey through Scripture to truly understand the nature of our brokenness and disconnect from God and brings us back to the beauty and grace of the cross.
We hear the words “Jesus died for us” but what did his death actually accomplish? What God in Christ has done through the cross is to rescue us, disclose himself and overcome evil. The more we see the cross for what it really is, the easier it will be to place our trust in Jesus. Without the cross we have nothing. With the cross we have everything. Passage: Romans 3:24-25, I Timothy 2:5-6 Music by Hooksound
Every company has an identity, every organization has a logo—that which shows off our brand, priorities, values, and strengths. So what’s our identity as followers of Jesus? Where is our strength and power found? What is the essence of what we stand for? Passage: I Corinthians 1:18-2:5 Music by Hooksound