Are you happy? Does God want you to be happy? In Psalm 128, we are told fearing the LORD and walking in his ways leads to happiness. In this message, Pastor Kevin explores what this means and where/how the psalmist says this happiness will reveal itself in our lives. If you're not as happy as you would like to be, listen prayerfully to this message.
Did you have any idea what you signed up for when you made the decision to follow Jesus? In our continuing James series, we come this week to the action oriented steps involved in the exalted Christian life. Let the Spirit challenge your heart and head!
Do you play favorites? Can you help it? In our continuing James series, we come this week to the enormous issue of how favoritism destroys Christian fellowship. James has some strong ideas on the subject. Let the Spirit challenge you!
The early church used to jokingly refer to James, the brother of Jesus, as "camel knees" or "leather knees" because of the amount of time he was known to spend in prayer. For the next several weeks, we're going to listen to old Leather Knees talk to us about how we're supposed to live in relationship with Jesus and the world around us. In this message, we consider the enormous issue of wisdom, what it is and where it ultimately comes from. If you, like most of us, feel a profound need for wisdom, listen prayerfully to this message.
On the day of Pentecost, the Bible says bystanders at the scene were "cut to the heart" and cried out to the Apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" In many respects, people have been asking the same question ever since. As we consider the Apostle Peter's answer, Pastor Kevin bluntly challenges us to consider the only answer to that question. Listen prayerfully!
Shortly after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to some of his disciples on the seashore and invited them to breakfast. In this Easter Sunday message, Simon Peter remembers what that moment was like and what it taught him. Listen prayerfully!
On Palm Sunday, churches all around the world gather to remember a wonderful moment of worship. Yet what do we honestly know about worship? Is worship something we do periodically or is it a new way of walking through life? In John 4, Jesus had a fascinating conversation with a woman who was an outcast among outcasts. Amazingly, this simple conversation has much to teach about worship. May God lead us deeper and deeper into the "way of worship!" Listen prayerfully!
As we close our conversation about "living like you were dying," we inevitably come to the issue of our eternity. Which retirement are we preparing for? An earthly retirement or an eternal one? In this message on Luke 12:13-21, Pastor Kevin challenges us to consider again these ancient questions. We all intuitively know the correct answers to these questions, but do our lives reflect what we say we believe? Listen prayerfully!
One of the most difficult choices we must learn to constantly make as Christians is the choice to forgive. If our relationships are to be genuine, we must know how to forgive each other. And yet forgiveness is quite often easier said than done. In this March 10th study of the Apostle Paul's letter to the Colossians, we are challenged to forgive deeply. Listen prayerfully