Run with the Pack: Episode 1. Why You Need the Church. Acts 2:42-47.

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.

Discontent

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…

Joy to the World: Episode 2 More Than Happy

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.

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.

SPENT: Episode 2. What’s SOW Important About the Harvest? Proverbs 3:9-10; Isaiah 61:1-7

Tithing starts with the understanding that we are God’s greatest treasure and He is ours. Tithing is an overflow of this understanding. It is with that foundation and understanding that sacrificial generosity unlocks “deeper favor” upon your life from God. Join Pastor Adam as we learn what it looks like when you move away from thin margins of giving to walking in the deep favor of God.

My Interview With Life Coach Kent Porter

Kent Porter is a faith-based executive life and business coach who has worked with companies like Apple, Disney and Qualcom just to name just a few. Kent has a passion for people and helping them find passion in their workplace no matter what they do. Kent and I sit down to talk about work culture, faith and fixing your frustrations at work.

SPENT: Episode 1. What the Bible Says About Tithing. Malachi 3:6-12.

Tithing is not the Lotto. The tithe was an obligatory law of Moses requiring 10 percent of the first fruits of the harvest. It was a reminder that all things we have are His. Is tithing still required? No. God paid the debt due to the law by tithing His son. God is not a fan of the mandatory tithe. He loves when we give freely with a cheerful heart.

The Tongue: Episode 3. The Word of Encouragement Acts 15:32 & 9:27

Various. Encouragement fuels Kingdom growth and drives destiny. The final part of our 21-day tongue cleanse looks at encouraging stories in the Bible and how words were used to alter individual and corporate destiny. Encouragement also allows us to live in the supernatural, expecting miracles. Your words could strengthen somebody.

The Tongue: Episode 2 Gossip and Slander. Ephesians 4:29, James, Proverbs.

Gossip wouldn’t exist if we didn’t consume it. Continuing the 21-day cleanse of our tongue and the words we use, Pastor Adam asks us to commit to becoming a gossip-free church. His message explains how gossip and slander affirm lack rather than abundance. How it is in direct conflict with God’s Law. And how it poisons and destroys us from the inside out. Grace and encouragement are the wholesome approach.

The Tongue: Episode 2. Gossip and Slander. Ephesians 4:29, James, Proverbs.

Gossip wouldn’t exist if we didn’t consume it. Continuing the 21-day cleanse of our tongue and the words we use, Pastor Adam asks us to commit to becoming a gossip-free church. His message explains how gossip and slander affirm lack rather than abundance. How it is in direct conflict with God’s Law. And how it poisons and destroys us from the inside out. Grace and encouragement are the wholesome approach.