In this week's installment of the Advent Conspiracy series, Pastor Albert speaks on the identity of God and how he moves in our lives. When the weight of the world comes down on us, we often forget the kind of God we have. We must remember he is Emmanuel, "God with us", and that he makes broken things brand new.
In this week's installment of the Advent Conspiracy series, Pastor Albert speaks on what it takes to walk with Jesus and experience the true essence of Christmas. We need to accept that our God is someone who interrupts our plans for the sake of saving us from a path that would otherwise destroy us.
In this week's installment of the Advent Conspiracy series, Pastor Michael speaks on how hope is often delayed in certain places in our lives. Hopelessness will no longer reign if we remember that Jesus came to let us know we are not alone, that with him broken things are made new again.
In the first Installment of the Advent Conspiracy series, Pastor Albert speaks on the true meaning of Christmas and how it's been distorted. The current interpretation is centered on us, on what we want to receive and what we feel will satisfy us. Instead, it should be about coming to Jesus and worshipping him, not because of what he can do for us, but who he is: the only one who can satisfy the deepest longings of your soul.
In the final installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Albert speaks on what it means to live a thankful life. There are times when life is so rough we don’t even feel like praying, let alone know what to be grateful for. It in these moments that we should remember who our God is, and that his peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
In this week's installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Albert talks about the the identity of the church and what it means in regards to our lives. A vital aspect of the church's identity is the gospel, knowing that Jesus Christ has come to make a new way and give us access to the palace of God. No longer are we outside of his presence, but rather immersed in his love alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ.
In this week's installment of the Rooted series, Family Ministries Pastor Katie Quesada speaks on the problem of exclusion the church often has. Certain individuals are seen as not within Jesus's reach, that salvation cannot or should not be available to them. Not only is salvation available for all, but God has made the church a home where everyone can live- we just need to open the doors.
In this week's installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Albert delivers a powerful message about how we often put more trust in money than we do God. We either have money and hoard it, or don't have any and become anxious about not having anything. When we see past our problems and worldly desires, we'll finally see that our father in heaven is in control of every situation; All he asks is that we give it all to him.
In this week's installment of the Rooted Series, Pastor Ed speaks on what it means to truly have compassion for others. We often marginalize others who are in worse situations than we are, simply labelling them as "oppressed" and nothing more. Through following Jesus, we realize that we all experience times of abundance and lack, and that we are living this life together as equals.
In this week's Installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Michael speaks on how we often buy into the narrative that culture is trying to sell us. While so many are concerned with their own comfort and progress, Jesus shows us what it means to be the greatest: to serve and love one another as he did for us.
In this week's installment of the Rooted Series, Pastor Albert delivers an important message on distinguishing the Devil's lies from God's truth. Satan often tempts us when our relationship with God is strong, and he does this by tricking us into settling for our desires. When we understand the true worth of our faith in Jesus Christ, the devil will no longer have any control over us.
In this week's installment of the Rooted Series, Pastor Albert speaks on trusting God in the midst of suffering. Whenever trouble hits, we often focus so much on the chaos that we lose faith and begin to ask, "where is God?" If we just keep our eyes on Jesus, we will see that the God of all creation is able to keep us stable in any situation.
In this week's installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Albert addresses the commonly asked question "How do I hear from God?" More often than not, The noise of our lives is so loud that we cannot hear what God is speaking to us. It is only when we live a life that's postured to listening to God will we begin to understand how much he cares for us.
In the first installment of the Rooted series, Pastor Albert gives an important message on the image of God and what that means for our lives. Many times in life, we fixate on our problems for so long that they become all we can see. When we realize that our God is bigger than our problems, that is when we will finally be aware of the blessings.
For the second part of this special service, Pastor Albert talks about the new church programs being introduced. The overall objective of these programs is to fulfill the kingdom work God has called us to do, to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need His love.
For this special service, Pastor Albert speaks on the importance of the church of Jesus Christ.The world needs to hear the breaking headline that is found in verse 3, chapter 6, of the book of John: for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him would not perish but have eternal life.
For the last installment of the Summer Speaker series, guest speaker Ricky Jenkins gives a heartfelt message on the all surpassing grace of God. No matter what we go through in life, we should know that God will always provide us with the strength we need to keep on running.
In this week's installment of the Summer Speaker series, Guest speaker Megan Fate Marshman gives a passionate preaching on what it means to truly know God. We can know a lot about God and the gospel, but end up missing the beauty of why Jesus came. God created not out of need but out of abundance, and he gave us the good news of his son so that we can live and love because of his abundance.
In the final installment of the Wisdom series, Pastor Albert gives a crucial preaching on what it means to truly serve God. A lot of times we come up with excuses for why we can't serve and help others, but excuses will get us excused from the presence of the greatness and glory of God. When we bless others, we are blessing God and living out our kingdom purpose.
In this week's installment of the Wisdom series, Pastor Ed delivers a powerful message on the power of self-control. The wisdom that comes from God serves to build a wall around our hearts that protects us, allowing for a level of discernment that will bring us closer to our Father in Heaven.
In this week's installment of the Wisdom series, Pastor Katie speaks on wisdom in friendships. Jesus in the business of 100% transformation, and often carries it out through those who believe in him. Being a Christian friend means being in community, spurring one another on out of love which comes from our Heavenly Father.
In this week's installment of the Wisdom series, Pastor Albert gives a powerful message on how wisdom brings us closer to God. Wisdom is the tool that gives us the skill to live a God fearing life on earth, but we cannot talk effectively about wisdom without talking about foolishness. The surrender of our hearts is the end of foolishness, so when He gets our hearts we will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is our God.
In this week's installment of the Wisdom series, Pastor Albert speaks on the wisdom of letting go. It's amazing how much dysfunction we can get comfortable with and start living in, dysfunction that needs to be cast out of our lives. Letting go, however, means nothing if we don't know what to hold onto. Let go, so you can fully hold onto your father in heaven.
In the final installment of the Family Dynamics series, Pastor Albert speaks on what it means to be a man in today's society. Men should not take on the typical typecast role of what culture thinks their kingdom role should look like. Instead, men should be be intentional about embracing the image of Christ and letting their inner superhero shine.
In this week's Installment of the Family Dynamics series, guest speaker Dr. Michelle Anthony speaks on what it means for parents to raise their children with faith as the guiding light. Faith is often mistaken for good behavior, which is actually a counterfeit the enemy uses to keep parents from imparting faith to the next generation.
In this week's installment of the Family Dynamics series, Pastor Albert speaks on how God uses different strokes to paint on the canvas of our lives. The life of Job is used to illustrate how these strokes can seem harmful to the plans we make for ourselves. However, when we bow down and trust that the God we worship knows what he's doing, that is when beautiful things begin to happen.
In this week's installment of the Family Dynamics series, Pastor Albert speaks on the wonder of God. The struggles we face often stop us from looking back over our lives and seeing the wonder of God's hand moving in every situation. What does it mean to intentionally look over your life and see the wonder of God moving in your life, the wonder of God moving in your crisis?
In this week's installment of the Family Dynamics series, guest speakers Lucia Barren, Paula Summers, Larosa Harris Tate, and Tiana Spencer speak on the joys and realities of motherhood. Through their personal testimonies, we see a common thread tying all of their experiences together, and it is the simple truth that true strength and hope are found through trusting God.
In this week's installment of the Family Dynamics series, pastor Albert speaks on how dysfunctional our home lives can be. The church should be a place where we can be truthful about our family struggles, but instead we often act as if everything is perfect. God created the church to be a place where broken people can come and tell the truth about their brokenness, and not feel judged.
In the first installment of the Family Dynamics series, Pastor Albert speaks on how this world is not our home. There are times when we forget we are not of this world, and begin to build for ourselves places here on Earth. This is why Jesus came down from his home in heaven, to not only remind us where we come from, but to show us the way back.
For this week's sermon, Pastor Albert speaks on how Jesus turns over the tables in our lives. This overturning completely disrupts the plans we make for ourselves, and makes a mess of our lives. It is done for the sake of establishing a new table, creating a brand new identity made from our broken pieces.
For this week's sermon, Pastor Albert speaks on the church's problem of separating itself from the culture of the world. God meant for the church to engage culture, yet we have grown fearful of getting stained and dirty. God tells us that we shouldn't be afraid, for his grace and love are constantly cleansing and restoring us.
For this service, Pastor Michael shares a heartfelt message about who is the greatest in the eyes of God. It's counter-cultural to think that greatness is actually humility & weakness, but that's what Jesus means when He says the greatest in the kingdom of God is a little child. If we want to be great, then our hearts need to be in a place where it needs and cries out for the Lord like a child cries out for their parents.
For the last installment of the Legacy of a Disciple series, pastor Albert delivers a heartfelt preaching about the hope we receive through Christ's death on the cross. On Calvary’s cross he took nails in his hands, & the blood that came streaming down paid the debt we could not pay. Through Jesus's loving sacrifice, we realize we were made for this fellowship, this oneness with God.
In this week's installment of the Legacy of a Disciple series, Pastor Albert speaks on what it means for God to make all things new. In for order for Him to make all things new, we need to give him all things, and that includes the good as well as the bad.
In this week's installment of the Legacy of a Disciple Series, Pastor Albert delivers a powerful message on the extent of God's love for us. Christ died for our sins so that we might have a relationship with God and fully experience his love, but he never meant for us to keep it to ourselves. We can have all the faith and hope in the world, but if we don’t have love for God and God’s people, then we've missed the whole point.
In this week's installment of the Legacy of a Disciple series, Pastor Albert delivers a brutal yet inspiring preaching on giving God our most valuable resource- time. The problem with focusing heavily on ourselves and accumulating stuff is it causes us to ask questions like “how more can I get?”, and not “how much more can I give?” When we don’t reach out and love people, when we don’t step out and be the Christians God calls us to be, our silence fuels unbelief.
For this week's service, Guest speaker Ray Johnston delivers an inspiring preaching on the power of hope. Discouragement is the anesthetic that the devil uses on a person just before he reaches in and carves out their heart, but staying in rooted in God's promises will give us the encouragement we need to conquer any circumstance.
For this service, Pastor Albert preaches an unforgettable message about the legacy of love we should leave behind as followers of Christ. The legacy that we want to leave is a legacy that’s devoted to loving God, but we should recognize that this love will create some uncomfortable situations for us. What would it mean for us to not resist the Holy Spirit, for our devotional to turn into a devoted heart to God, and for us to commit to surrendering all to him?
For this service, guest speaker Bryan Loritts preaches an unforgettable sermon on being utterly desperate for God. We often function as if life is our most treasured possession, leaving no room in our hearts to truly love and cherish our father in heaven. As we strive to be in closer fellowship with Him, we must answer this question: Are you more in love with God’s stuff than with God? Are you more desperate for the gifts than the giver?
For this service, guest speaker greg Waybright delivers a heartfelt message on allowing Jesus to fully shape and mold you into something beautiful. God often does his greatest work in our lives and in our churches through the toughest times, and we just have to lean upon him.
For this service, Pastor Albert preaches an unforgettable sermon about what truly matters in the eyes of God. Jesus is known for what He gave away, not for what He had, so what does it mean to give our lives away in community? It’s not about the story that we write, it’s about the story that is to be written on our lives, the one God intended for us all along.
For this service, Pastor Ed Barron gives a passionate and impactful preaching on the importance of vision in our relationship with God. A vision is divine revealing, something that God speaks to you; When the moment is right and that vision comes, it will speak and remind you, “This is what God said." Vision ignites passion, passion fuels discipline, and discipline empowers you to take risks; it is in taking those risks that things start to change.
For this special Christmas service, Pastor Albert preaches a monumental message on what it means to truly value Jesus and all that he has done for us. We’d never audibly say with our mouths “Jesus there’s no room for you in my life", but our actions and plans scream ”Jesus I have no room for you!” How can we see a crucified Jesus, blood streaming down, and tell him “there’s no room for you”? He wants to bring us to where he’s always meant for us to be: in His provision, power, strength, and out of ours.
For this service, Pastor Albert gives a crucial preaching about bringing Christ back home home with you, where ever that might be. What would it mean if we just told the truth about what the Lord is doing in our lives? If He’s good and He’s worthy, why not tell somebody?