On Mission - God's Spirit, God's People

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:17–18)

As a people on mission, we often forget that we are not on this journey alone. Long before we arrived, God made plans to send His Spirit as a helper for those who believe in Him. However, how that help manifests itself is often left to the willingness of God’s people. For though we are given a great gift in the Holy Spirit, few of us seem to be taking advantage of his presence. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin expounds on the importance of Pentecost, and some practical ways to seek the fullness of God’s Spirit in our lives.

On Mission - Heaven's Power on Earth

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16)

These days it seems like life’s circumstances are spiraling out of control, and we have zero power to stop it. In truth, even if we are helpless to stop disasters we are not hopeless in overcoming them. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin digs in to the book of Acts, and reveals how the power of Heaven brings promise for the future.

On Mission - Commissioned

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19–20)

In a country were the American dream is preached more fervently than the gospel, it can be easy for Christians to get sucked into the mentality that our life’s purpose can be found in a job, a well built 401k, or in the perfect political platform. However, Christ has made it clear that the life of a true disciple will not be driven by the number of dollars in their bank account, but by number of souls that are still waiting to be welcomed into His kingdom.

Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin teaches us how to align our lives and hold fast to the greatest dream ever given to mankind.

Guaranteed

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. (1 Peter 5:10)

As we start a new year, it is good to stop and think about where we are headed. Though life on our end is uncertain, God has laid out promises before us that are guaranteed for those who love him. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin unpacks 4 truths from 1 Peter that can help guide our lives as we step in to 2019.

Hope Has Come - Hope for the Weary

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

In the tired and exhausting lives that we live, it seems inevitable that we will find ourselves weary and ready to quit. The writer of Hebrews however shows us how to not grow weary in those seasons of life and our faith. Join Pastor Drew on this last Sunday of 2018 as he discusses Hebrews 12:1-17 and reveals the hope we have when we're weary.

Hope Has Come - Hope for the Soul

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. (Luke 46-49)

What greater moment to express gratitude toward God than when you discover that you have the privilege of carrying the long awaited salvation of the world? The magnitude of this honor was not lost on Mary, and the song that came from her expressed as much. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin walks through the moving lyrics in Luke, sung by young mother preparing to receive her savior.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Continuing... In Light of His Coming

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:9–10)

In his final words to the Thessalonians, Paul gave a warning about who we as Christ-followers ought to align ourselves with, and the attitude we ought to adopt in light of Christ’s return. As Pastor Kevin wraps up this series, please listen as he unpacks Paul’s final admonition for God’s people to persevere to the end.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Praying...In Light of His Coming

"We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We are to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient." - Billy Graham

This week we continue our walk through 2 Thessalonians. Prayer is essential for followers of Christ. And yet, as we wait for his coming, we can often become distracted by circumstances. This week Pastor Kevin encourages us to persevere in this important habit, in order to keep our eye on God, and see his kingdom come.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Waiting... In Light of His Return (Part 2)

They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. (2 Thessalonians 2:1–12)

In our continued study of 2 Thessalonians, we will look into the bible predictions of concerning a great deceiver who will oppose God and his church. How will we identify this deceiver? How can we keep from being duped ourselves? These are desperate questions that we need to answer if we are going to be ready for the second coming of our Lord.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Waiting... In Light of His Return (Part 1)

But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36)

As followers of Christ, our greatest hope is the promised day of his return. Waiting for that promise to be fulfilled can be difficult. However, we know that we should not be caught off guard when the day comes. Please listen with us this week as Pastor Kevin discuss the position our hearts should take concerning God’s timing, as well as the signs that our eyes should be on the lookout for as we wait for our coming King.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Suffering... In Light of His Return (Part 2)

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:15–17)

This week we continue our study of 2 Thessalonians, and the meaning of Christian suffering. On this Reformation Sunday, please take a moment with us to remember the great spiritual battles that were fought by those who walked before us for the sake of the gospel.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Suffering... In Light of His Return (Part 1)

 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. (1 Peter 4:12–16)

This week we continue our study of 2 Thessalonians with a serious but encouraging discussion about suffering. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin expounds on the value of suffering, and the promises God makes for those who are persecuted for His name’s sake.

Unshakable and Unafraid - Living... In Light of His Return

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. (2 Thessalonians 1:3–4)

This week we started a new series through the book of 2. Please listen with us as we learn to stand unshakable and unafraid as we wait for or Lord’s sure return.

1st - Things That Matter Most: Others First

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:3–5)

In a country that highly values individuality, it can be burdensome to imagine living life wholly to serve your neighbor. Unsurprisingly, Christ’s vision for the future seems to turn cultural values on its head, for that is precisely what we are called to do. Please listen with us as Pastor Kevin continues his series on the things that matter most, and the importance of putting others first.

1st - Things That Matter Most: Faith First

For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

In continuing with his series on the things that matter most, Pastor Kevin has added faith on the list of our highest priorities. Whether in times of famine or plenty, our calling remains the same. Put your faith in God. Please listen with us this week, as we learn together how God can and will pull us through impossible situations if we only have the faith to trust him.