"The wilderness is the place of soul-making. Soul making is essential."
On Sunday, Pastor Kevin spoke of Elijah's time in the Kerith Ravine and how God uses HARD PLACES in our own lives to cut away the UNNEEDED parts and draw us closer to Him.
“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle.” (C.T. Studd)
Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. (James 5:17)
Do you ever doubt that you have the skills, wisdom, or faith enough to make an impact for God’s kingdom? Fortunately for us, God has a habit of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Please join us and Pastor Kevin as we observe the amazing life of Elijah and discover keys to living an extraordinary life.
“I am convinced that multitudes of Christians who suffer from stress, depression, discouragement, relationship problems, and all sorts of other hardships experience these things because of a refusal to forgive.” (John MacArthur)
“How many times should I forgive my brother or sister…?” Matthew 18:21 The Apostle Paul struggled with this question, but it is a problem that disciples of Christ still grapple with today. Join us in a search for answers as Pastor Kevin talks about Christ’s response to the problems of unforgiveness in relationships.
If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that “every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector. (Matthew 18:15–17)
Listen this week as Pastor Kevin explains how people respond to hurt/harm, and that God’s Word gives us ways we can practice “carefrontation” with our fellow believers.
Join us this week as Pastor Kevin gives us practical ways to build intimacy in our relationships.
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)
Relationships can be hard! Listen as Pastor Kevin shows us nine contributors to relational disease as well as principles for healthy relationships.
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. (John 20:1–5)
In this week's sermon, Pastor Kevin helps us to see life from the perspective of Christ's empty tomb.
"Words of GRATITUDE are right and EMPOWER life change." Listen as Pastor Kevin concludes his sermon series and gives us ways to cultivate and speak from a life of gratitude.
In this week's sermon, Pastor Kevin explains how our self-talk reveals what we believe about God, ourselves, and others.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. (James 1:26)
Listen as Pastor Kevin gives us 5 words to use in bridling the tongue in his latest sermon in the Unwholesome series.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
Join us this week as Pastor Kevin teaches us 4 reasons the tongue causes trouble.
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut. (Proverbs 10:19)
Listen as Pastor Kevin points out seven deadly sins we commit with our mouths and how to become accountable and be correctable as we recognize them.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building
others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
In this week's sermon, Pastor Kevin answers the question "What are your words saying?" by outlining three ways that the words we use reveal our heart.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for
building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians
Pastor Kevin begins his new series with a reminder that the words we speak matter because they are both directional and relational.
... And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering… (Philippians 2:16–17)
What does it look like to labor in God"s work? Find out this week with the last sermon of our Fresh Start series "Labor."
"Our lives need to be anchored in the fact that God is love and He loves you." Join us this week as Pastor Kevin teaches how to love others with God's grace and God's help.