Resources on Character Studies

A Second Wind: Unveiling God’s Goodness

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Sometimes God’s goodness seems missing in life. But we must not mistake the subtlety of His goodness for its absence. In the face of trials and uncertainty, God’s goodness is always certain.

Finding Your Role in God’s Big Project

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“We have to find our role in God’s big project, the one that stretches across the border from this life into the next.” (Cornelius Plantinga Jr.) In this message from Nehemiah 1, guest speaker John Waldrop teaches how revival came to God’s people through the obedience of Nehemiah, and the example it gives to the church today.

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

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This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and we are taking some time to focus on the doctrines of the Five Solas that emerged during this time. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of Sola Gratia (Grace Alone). God’s grace is God’s undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.

The Costly Risk: The Tragedy of Samson’s Ruin

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In the final message of this series, Pastor Josh teaches about the consequences of Samson’s indulgence and arrogance in Judges 16.

Mary Slessor: the First Female Missionary

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The Wedding Fight

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In Judges 14-15, Samson displays his tendency to seek out revenge and to disregard the instruction and guidance of all other voices but his own. In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches that, in spite of Samson himself, God’s sovereign power is on full display in every outcome.

A Surprise Visit: The Prophecy of Samson’s Rise

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In this message from Judges 13, Pastor Josh Beakley begins a three-part series on the life of Samson and the mystery and sovereignty of God’s plan throughout his life.

Spirit-Filled Martyrdom

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We must be filled with the Spirit if we are to have a Christ-like response to persecution and hardship. In this message from Acts 7:54-8:3, Art Georges (Senior Pastor of Living Hope Community Church) teaches about the death of Stephen and the encouragement it holds for the church to stand for Christ today.

The Great Reversal

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There’s only one right side of history: God always wins. In this final sermon from our series on the book of Esther, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches through chapters of 8-10, about the clear demonstration of God’s sovereignty despite His name never appearing in the book.

Trouble In Paradise: Our Depravity

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In the first message of this five-part series, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches from Esther 1-2, about the sure hope believers can place in God’s sovereignty in spite of seemingly hopeless circumstances.