Devotion to God leads us to overcome evil with good. Satan’s strongest temptations to destroy our soul strike us when we are hurt. Pain caused by others is always a time of intense spiritual warfare against sin in our own hearts.
Many people expect their salvation to signal an end to temptation to sin. In this message from Romans 7:14-25, Pastor Ritch teaches that we must continually prepare for this struggle to remain throughout our earthly life, but shares the Apostle Paul’s encouragement to trust in the hope of the Gospel for deliverance.
In this message from Romans 7:7-13, Pastor Ritch teaches how the culture of the Western church has swung from being overly legalistic to the equally damaging but opposite viewpoint of largely disregarding the law.
Devotion to God leads us to use our spiritual gifts. Christianity is not a lone wolf religion. We are bound together in God’s family to serve Him uniquely as we join our gifts together to worship our great God.
In this message from Romans 7:7-12, Pastor Ritch teaches how the culture of the Western church has swung from being overly legalistic to the equally damaging but opposite viewpoint of largely disregarding the law.
God gives His church a mission to fulfill and spiritually gifts each member of His church to serve in ministry together as a church for the sake of His Name. We would never have become a Christian without Jesus’ church, and it serves that we will only grow in our faith and worship of God if we joyfully embrace the central place of the church in our lives.
God gives church members a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through honoring those who lead them. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from I Thessalonians 5:12-13, about the call to strengthen the local church by supporting and honoring those called to shepherd it.