Revenge is something we all deal with from time to time. Sometimes we are on the giving end, and other times we are on the receiving end. It's a vicious cycle focused on righting wrongs. But how effective is it really? What if there was a better way? David knew all about revenge. Saul was seeking revenge against him. However, there came a moment in David's life when he had a choice to make. In this sixth message from the King David series, special guest speaker Trey Hildebrant walks us through the difference between revenge and mercy and explains the benefits of choosing mercy.
David and Goliath. We all know the story. David, the underdog defeating the Giant, Goliath. But what David wasn't really the underdog. Goliath's primary weapon was fear. David had something greater than fear. David had faith. David had God on his side. Our enemy is much like Goliath. However, through Jesus we have victory over fear and don't have to continue to live in the shadows. In this third message from the King David series, we look at what the story of David and Goliath really means as well as what it means for us.
Life is full of beginnings and endings. Doors open and doors close. The same was true in the lives of David and Saul. Saul's continual "game-playing" with God ultimately led to his tragic end. David on the other hand was honest before God. In this second message from the King David series, we look at how Saul's tragic ending was David's new beginning and learn the difference between playing games with God and being a man or woman after God's own heart.
Murderer, rapist, liar, man after God’s own heart? These are all things King David was guilty of being. However, as you are probably thinking, how can the last one be true if the first three are? David was not perfect. David was dependent on God’s grace. David’s lifestyle was explicit, but so was his dependence on God. In this first message from our King David series we look at the life of King David and how God was able to call him a man after His own heart.
What the heck is love? This message is not about love in a romantic sense, but rather the love of God. Love the way God intends for it to be is the intentional purposeful will to commit to put others’ desires and wants before our own. In this message, special guest speaker Josh Martin walks us through what the love of God looks like in the church, and explains why it is so crucial.
What the heck is service? Have you ever felt like something is missing from your faith? You’re going to church and reading your bible, but it feels like something is still lacking? That something is service. Serving is using the gifts of God, for the glory of God, for your good. In this message we look at what service really is and why it is such a vital element of life as a follower of Jesus.
What the heck is worship? For many, the idea of worship conjures up thoughts of music or songs, as part of a religious service. While these ideas are not necessarily incorrect, they are woefully incomplete. Worship is more than a song. Worship is giving honor to God in everything, with everything. In this message we look at what true worship is, why idolatry makes it so difficult, as well as what these truths mean for us as the Body of Christ.
What the heck is church? Webster's Dictionary defines 'church' as, "a building that is used for Christian religious services." But what does the Bible say? In reality, church is much more than a building or even a service. WE are the Church. In this message we look at what God says about the Church and explore His purposes for us as the Body of Christ.
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