Thad Lanthripe, the Executive Pastor of Church in the Valley (Ontario Ranch, CA), give some encouragement from the Bible of some reasonable expectations we can take into 2019 and how to move forward confidently in the Lord's provision.
The whole message of the Bible is that through Jesus you don't have to stay the way you are. But what to all of His titles mean (Savior, Christ, and Lord)? Check out this message from our 2018 Family Christmas Celebration!
The message followed the production of the Hope arts Ministry presentation of The Christmas Visitor and talks about some helpful ways we can spread the light of Christ during the hectic Christmas season.
Christmas comes with a lot of baggage and, like Clark Griswold, it is easy to get our expectations, priorities, and focus out of whack. What wisdom does the Bible have on how to get things back into whack?
The plight of George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life" reveals a truth of reality - our wills will not make our dreams happen! But why does God allow the days of small things into our lives, and what are we to get from them?
The Christmas season is here and there are all kinds of things we might hope for. But what exactly is hope? Is it merely a wish or something more?
As we take time this week to celebrate together and give thanks to God for all His great blessings to us, there is an attitude commanded in the Bible that, in good times and hard time, will be a continual blessing.
Today we launch the 2018 Christmas Offering. Our goal is to pull together $150,000 before January 31, 2019. These resources will be sent to our ministry partners around the world. But why should we even try to do something like this? Shouldn't that much money be used other ways? Check out this message to hear the reasons why we do the offering, and the benefits have brought our partners over the years.
Christian Williams, the Senior Pastor of The Grove Church in Gladstone, Missouri, speaks about the power a greeting can have on a person's life as well as how greetings between churches make a difference in individual lives.
Why do we give a part of our income to God in the first place? Where did this concept come from? How is it possible to give and yet get more in return?
We all act because we are motivated to do it. What motivates you to act? Fear, guilt, responsibility, honor? In this message learn about biblical motivation to act in a God-honoring direction.
What if we could trust what God says about Himself were true? What would that mean for our moment-by-moment choices? What if we could put all of our trust in God?
Everything is God's, but it's ours too. So what are we to do with that intersection of ownership? What does God want from our stuff? What do we want from God?
God gives a great gift to those who follow Him - the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven! Imagine getting to team with God as he works in the world. The Book of Colossians looks briefly at how followers of Christ are to use these keys in practical ways.
We lead such busy lives it would be easy to put getting any questions about following Christ in the "when I get around to it" category. However, getting the questions answered now instead of later helps you do life better.
Regardless of what is said in the culture, or because of personal fears, there are many people at this moment God is calling to join His Kingdom.
Not only does individual transformation begin when you begin to follow Christ, but God opens up all kinds of good things in the future. In this message, you will get to hear from several people and how God opened the future in a variety of ways.
In order to get traction in your journey with God, you will need to take some intentional steps. There are several that the Bible talks about as well as some predictable (but powerful) roadblocks along the way as well.
Jesus said that He came to this world to give us life - and abundant life at that! There is transformation available in Jesus, and this message looks at what that means.
The good news of the gospel is good not only for individuals but blesses societies as well!
God created you on purpose (and in a meaningful way), to be a part of His story. To the degree we live in agreement with that purpose, is the degree we will see our story as something more than mundane.
There is a very simple reason we tend to see movies... however, for followers of Jesus Christ, there is a deeper reason we have to see movies and understand what they are saying.