Sovereignty Over Freedom

1. A religious entity cannot maintain integrity as long as it is in a civil contract with a secular governmental institution.
2. The original religious migrants to this continent were not looking to create a Christian nation, but rather a sovereign independent theocracy void of civic contract.
3. In agreeing to function within this nation’s quasi Christian civic founding, religious leaders became unequally yoked and hence became part of the civic society and thus regulated to that and by that agreement, hoping to maintain certain freedoms.
4. Civil rights belong to the civic body, thus one’s perceived civic rights can never be violated by a sovereign state which refuses to be part of that civic system.

The Crown: Episode 6. Faith & Victory. 2 Samuel 5:17-25

David shows us how to apply faith to claim victory in our life over foes and challenges…especially sin. To win his battles, David put his faith in God and trusted the supernatural. You cannot have ultimate victory and freedom without putting your faith in God to vanquish your foes.

The Crown: Episode 5. David, The Shepherd King. 2 Samuel 5:1-5,10

When you know who you are, you don’t have to keep trying to prove it. David was a king, but with a shepherd’s heart. Shepherds were looked down upon at that time, but God anointed a shepherd boy to be king one day. Do you know who you are and God’s plan and purpose for you?

The Crown: Episode 4. The Grace of Wrath. 2 Samuel 4:5-12

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.

The Crown: Episode 3. Hold On Loosely. 2 Samuel 3:1 and 6-11 Episode 3

If you are going to walk with God, you’ll have to fight an internal civil war where the only path to ultimate victory is total surrender. God establishes kingdoms to surrendered hearts. What are you afraid of losing? Instead of living in fear, let God win your battles for you.

The Crown: Episode 2. Kings Without A Crown. 2 Samuel 2:1-7. Episode 2

What is your personal purpose? What is the meaning of life? Many people exchange knowing God for finding their purpose. David never chased the Crown. But he did seek relationship with God. This lesson teaches us not to chase destiny, but to seek the right thing in God’s will.

The Crown: Episode 1. The Death of Saul. 1 Samuel 1:1-16. Episode 1

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?

Run with the Pack: Episode 2. Massive Social Change. Acts 2:42-47.

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.

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.