Our radical worship of God leads us to confront our own selfishness. Self-centeredness always presses the church to be about disputable matters, while God-centeredness always yields disputable matters over to God and humbly pursues the spiritual health of others.
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.
When we find joy in something, it is the most natural thing in the world to invite others to join us in expressing joy in that joyful thing. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Psalm 95, about pursuing joy in God by worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ as the gathered church.
While God’s sovereignty extends over all of creation, he still calls the church to participate in accomplishing those plans through prayer. In this message from Acts 12:1-19, Pastor Ritch teaches about Peter’s miraculous escape from prison and the call to earnest, corporate prayer that the early church demonstrated for believers today.
In this message from Ephesians 3:20-21, Pastor Ritch teaches about the magnifying effect that the local church can have in glorifying God when its members worship and serve the Lord together in Christian love and unity.