In God’s design, the safeguard embedded within the Church is the discernment of the people. Pastor Josh Beakley teaches from I John 4:1-6 in this exhortation for the church to stay alert doing the hard work of practicing critical thinking, and committing to deep Biblical study.
We are a people in the process of progress; we have not yet crossed the finish line. Forgiveness enables us to glorify God in our local church. In this message from Colossians 3:12-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that not only is forgiveness a means of bringing glory to God, but that very same glorification of God… Read more »
Grace that does not transform our lives on the outside and the inside is not the grace of God received through faith in Jesus. It is a weak and worldly “grace” that does not deliver us from sin and death. Give all your body and mind to the worship of God. Leave nothing for yourself, but trust God to give you infinitely more that you can imagine.
Why do children of God still experience pain and suffering on this earth? In this message from Romans 8:16-18, Pastor Ritch teaches about God’s purpose and design in the temporary sufferings of this life, and about finding an eternal joy in Him.
In part one last week, Pastor Ritch taught about the assurances that the Holy Spirit gives to believers regarding their standing with God. In this concluding message from Romans 8:13-17, he teaches about the actions of the Holy Spirit in giving us assurance of adoption.
In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches from Ephesians 5:15-21, about the temptation to live a life of self-indulgence and comfort. This passage of Scripture gives the church a countercultural way in which to live under the influence of wisdom, leading to a deeper walk with Christ.