Resources on Life Issues

A Desperate Dad Petitions Jesus

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Faith is a gift from God that connects us to God’s person and to every one of God’s blessings. Without faith we do not have God and without God we have nothing. In this Father’s Day message from Mark 5:21-43, Pastor Ritch teaches how Jesus used the circumstances of one father to grow and shape his faith and dependence upon God.

Vessels of Mercy, Part 1

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Are you most concerned about God’s standing before you or your standing before God? In this message from Romans 9:21-24, Pastor Ritch begins to explain why the way you answer this question offers a stark diagnosis of your spiritual health.

Hallelujah! A Leader Worth Trusting

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Christians are often quick to place their trust in saviors that offer to hope of salvation. In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches the ancient call to worship found in Psalm 146, and the strength it holds for our faith today.

The Potter and the Clay

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God is right to do that which successfully pursues His own glory to the greatest degree. In this message from Romans 9:19-24, Pastor Ritch begins to unpack the deep theological lessons from one of the most challenging passages in the Bible.

God Has Visited His People

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For every sorrow that sin brings to the doorstep of our lives, Jesus is present and ready to show His love to us. In this special Mother’s Day message, Pastor Ritch shares the story of Jesus raising a widow’s only son from the dead in Luke 7:11-17, and why that miracle should still fill us with hope and joy today.

God Has Mercy on Whom He Desires, Part 1

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In order to be justified, we need to meet the condition that God establishes for us: belief in Jesus as our Savior. But in order to be elect by God, we have no condition we can meet; God must choose us. Is God fair to accept some while rejecting others? Pastor Ritch explores this question through the lens of Romans 9:6-18.

Godly Sorrow for the Unsaved

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In this message from Romans 9:1-13, Pastor Ritch teaches about the seeming contradiction between God’s sovereign power over salvation and the lack of faith so many people have demonstrated both in Bible times and today.

The Victory of the Resurrection

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In this Easter message, Pastor Ritch teaches the third sermon in our three-part series, The Resurrection, and shares about the hope and eternal joy that belongs to every believer because of Jesus victory over death.

The Hope of Our Resurrection

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No Christian can withstand the assaults of the enemy if he or she refuses to labor in grasping sound doctrine. In this message from I Corinthians 15:20-35, Pastor Ritch shares the hope and reality of our future resurrection, and the urgency of the Apostle Paul’s charge to the church in Corinth to pursue a life of holiness.

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.