Pastor Erik continues our series "Dangerous Prayers" by diving into the story of Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32). We learn from Jacob that we 1. START with prayer, 2. KEEP holding on, even when it hurts, and 3. REMEMBER whose we are.
Pastor Erik kicks off our series "Dangerous Prayers" by diving into Psalm 139. In order to be more like Jesus, we need to ask God to search our hearts, reveal our fears, and show us our sins, so that we can move forward in grace and love. *There was an issue with the audio recording, so around the 22 minute mark, the audio switches from the board mix to the room mic from the video camera*
Pastor Erik wraps up our series "Let It Go" as we look at the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. 3 Things we learn from Mother Mary: 1. Let go of the PATH, 2. Let go of the PROMOTION, and 3. Let go of the PROCESS.
What is it that you need to let go? Pastor Erik dives into the story of Joseph, the adopted father of Jesus. Joseph had to let go of being misunderstood, let go of his future, and let go of the results. In the same way, we need to let go and trust and follow Jesus.
Pastor Erik wraps up our study on the life of Elijah by diving into 1 Kings 19. We learn that EVERYONE spends time in the wilderness, but that God STRENGTHENS us in the wilderness. Not only does he strengthen us, he will MEET us in the wilderness! What can we learn from Elijah on how to deal with discouragement and depression? God tells Elijah: get some rest, replace the lies you have been telling yourself with My truth, and get back to doing what prophets are supposed to do!
Pastor Erik continues our series "Peaks and Valleys" by diving into the second half of 1 Kings 17. We learn that not only is God the one who PROVIDES, he is the God who brings dead things to life! What is dead in your life that you need God to bring to life?
Sometimes we miss God’s PROVISION because it’s disguised as a PROBLEM. We keep sending back the package God is giving us, because we don’t like how it looks! PROVISION and PERSPECTIVE are linked! We might need to change our thinking, which will change our PERSPECTIVE, to see that God’s PROVISION is already in front of me! God’s PROVISION often awaits our PREPARATION. God led Elijah through 3 Seasons of Preparation: 1. Isolated Pain (I Kings 17:1) 2.Total Dependance (I Kings 17:2-3) 3....
We all want to leave a legacy! But how do we do that? We need to understand that what we do today will echo into future generations. (The audio didn't record on our normal board mix, so this is our back-up audio from the video camera.) MAIN IDEAS: -There’s a difference between FORGIVENESS and RECONCILIATION -The essence of manhood is RESPONSIBILITY. -It’s okay to TEST people before you TRUST them. -Actions don’t just speak louder than words. Actions ECHO into the next generation. -You never...
Pastor Erik and his wife Kristin tag-team preach! We learn the importance of the relationship goal to always PURSUE our TWO! How do we do that? If you think something good- SAY IT! If you think of something special to do- DO IT! If you want to see change in your marriage- BE IT!
Paster Erik dives into Acts 5 as we learn 4 marks of a Holy Spirit Empowered Church. Marks of a Holy Spirit Empowered Church: 1. People are being LOVED 2. People are being SAVED 3. People are being HEALED 4. People are being DELIVERED
As Christians, we should stop being known by what we are against and start to be known as a generous people. This has more potential to change the world than anything else. Why? Because extraordinary generosity is extraordinarily powerful! Be generous and SEE what God can do through you! When you give—you will be a blessing! When you give—you will be blessed!
We all have areas of our lives that we would like to see CHANGED. Pastor Erik dives into Acts 4 as we learn that the Holy Spirit changes us from COWARDLY to COURAGEOUS. We learn that we are to pray for boldness and to pray for miracles! We are going to pray BOLD PRAYERS, believing that we serve a great God who is able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine!
In order for the gospel to SPREAD, the Church had to be STRETCHED! The STRENGTH is in the STRETCH! You need to put into PRACTICE the POWER you have received! Pastor Erik continues our series of looking at the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the early church by diving into Acts 3.
Rheanna Arfsten continues our series on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts by diving into the last part of Acts 2. We learn how to RESPOND to the power of the Holy Spirit, how to build RELATIONSHIPS through the power of the Holy Spirit, and the RESULTS of life in the Holy Spirit.
What could possibly be better than having Jesus beside me? What could have transformed the Apostle Peter from being a COWARD who denied he even knew Jesus, into a COURAGEOUS preacher in just 50 days? Pastor Erik answers these questions as we dive into Acts 2 and learn about the PERSON of the Holy Spirit, the PRESENCE of the Holy Spirit, and the POWER of the Holy Spirit and how the Holy Spirit can transform our lives!