We all love it when the bully gets what’s coming to them. But do we allow God the same luxury? In today’s world, any concept of God’s wrath upsets our modern sentiments. God used David to right injustice. God’s character demands that every offense be atoned for…as a path to peace.
Are you chasing a destiny…or walking in God’s destiny for you? Pastor Adam begins a new series on the chapter of David’s life when he becomes king as he was anointed by God. And that’s when the trouble began. David was a very flawed man, desperately in love with God. Are you waiting for your destiny to find you? Or chasing it on your own?
Large scale spiritual and social transformation begins at the doors of the local church. Not built upon big projects and programs, but rather crucified hearts. God’s Word offers a compass and an anchor. When we take it into our hearts and devote ourselves to the church community, social restoration happens.
Faith was never meant to be lived in solitude, but rather in solidarity. Jesus said that when 2 or 3 believers are gathered in one place, He is there among them. That doesn’t mean He abandons us as individuals, but that there is even more strength in numbers. Pastor Adam encourages us to devote ourselves to being part of the church community.
This is an idea that I have been considering for a few year’s now, especially as it relates to Christian culture. The bag of goods you are being promised is that if you can just find that “thing” or “purpose” or “center of God’s will” than you will have all of those riches Christ promised. These would by hope, joy, contentment. The problem is that those things are not found in making it to some destination, but rather in Christ alone. This is the bait and switch that offers all Christ gives you for free and says you have to reach some imaginary place of future being to have it. It is Christ plus “your purpose” will bring fulfillment and man does it sell…
Proverbs 13:12,19Happiness….Joy….Happiness….Joy….???? What is the difference, is there a difference? Is it possible to have Joy even in the midst of sorrow? Understand the relationship that Hope has with Joy. In this sermon, Pastor Adam explores the complex relationship between the heart, hope, and joy.
Joy to the World: Part 1. …MORE than Happy. Hebrews 12:1-3. The Christ following life is meant to be characterized by Joy. While we often expect Joy to be a natural byproduct of Christ following, it actually takes work. It also requires changing your heart and removing hindrances that strangle Joy. Pastor Adam begins this Christmas season with a template for creating a heart that manufactures Joy.