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In the Unity of the Spirit • June 21, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Looking to the world for the answer to why we are so divided will prove to be an unfruitful search. The only true unity is found, not in the absence of division, but in a true uniting of the individual 'body parts' and the utilization of the gifts that the Father has provided each one. In this message we will look at true humility, standing in awe of all that the Father has committed Himself to do in everyone who follows Christ. It is only when we are of 'one Spirit,' in the hope of 'one calling,' as we serve 'one Lord that we truly will be that shining city on a hill.
Leaving the Palace
Forsaking the 'safety' of privilege. • June 14, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
This powerful group discussion regarding developing unity in the faith by understanding the human condition of our brothers and sister can bring change to the world. Join Pastor Joe Coudriet as he dialogues with Pastors Ron King Jr., Michael Williams and educator Afua Boahene.
When Racism Meets Pentecost
May 31, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
This day in America, this Sunday is like no other Sunday in a long time. Injustice, the unjustified murder of a non-violent crime suspect, riots in the streets...if ever there was a time for God's people to stand up and be counted, it is now. At the root of it all is racism, something our country has never really come to grips with and its results have been pain, poverty and despair for many. What is the answer? And what is the answer for the body of Christ? What was Pentecost all about anyways? Was it a glorious moment in time or was it the 'spark' that would give us the power to face anything that might come our way so that we can share the love of Christ that needs that love so badly?
May 17, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Be honest...at least with yourself. Have you ever compared your life with another persons? Too many have fallen into judging their life against another’s and kept themselves from God’s perfect plan for their lives. Right after Jesus restores Peter in John 21, we find him falling into the Comparison Trap.
The Ascension; What Goes Up, Must Send Down
May 24, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
The crucifixion was real and so was the Resurrection. Along the path to Pentecost, Jesus shared things with His disciples about the kingdom that we are still talking about today. But, before He could send the Comforter, there was one other thing that He had to do. HE HAD TO LEAVE. The ascension of Jesus to heaven is one of the least appreciated events of His life but was critical for us to have 'heaven on earth.' He had to GO UP, so He could send some things down.
Restoration at the Sea
May 10, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
After Jesus' second appearance to the disciples in the upper room, the one where Thomas beheld the resurrected Christ, He instructed them to meet Him next at the Galilee where it all began. On the shores of this familiar place, the Apostles tried to figure out what was next and when Jesus appeared to them again, He showed them things to come. The shores of the Galilee became a place to refocus, repurpose and re-consecrate themselves to His service free of the sin, guilt, and condemnation that they may have been carrying.
40 Days that Changed the World
Why didn't Jesus go straight to heaven at the Resurrection. • April 26, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
According to the Book of Acts, Chapter 1, verse 3, Jesus stayed around for 40 days after His resurrection. But He didn't just lay around...He built upon the work He had done in the lives of the Apostles for 3 1/2 years prior. Verse 3 say's; "...to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them for forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."
The Perfect Passover Lamb
April 10, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Today is Good Friday and tonight as a church we will be commemorating the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross nearly 2,000 years ago. As we gather together we'll consider the ramifications of His broken body and His shed blood in our lives and if we properly discern it, we'll walk in a grace and covering that will strengthen everyone during the pandemic in which we find ourselves.
Emerging From Quarantine
April 12, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
We find ourselves, as a nation and as individuals, in quarantine and with the exception of trips to those places identified as 'essential,' the majority of our time is at home. It's unusual for people in our culture to be 'put away' for this long. What could God be doing in our lives during this time? Are we taking the time to listen for His direction or are we so busy that we are missing His direction for emerging from quarantine? What you do while you are in quarantine will determine how you emerge!
April 5, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
What happens when you pull away, isolate yourself and go into a 'quarantine' of your own making? Well, the journey may not be pretty but because God loves you He will still care for you and your needs until you get into a place of rest in Him. As you watch this teaching, Self Quarantine, see if you can identify with what Elijah went through in your own life.
Benefits of Quarantine
March 29, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
There's a man in the Old Testament, named Elijah, who was self-quarantined 2 times. The first time we see it was in 1 Kings, Chapter 17. And in this case it was a mandate...not from New York State or the White House, but from God; and by faith, Elijah was obedient. When you find yourself in a place of isolation, or quarantine, it's amazing what God can do in you and through you if you'll do it His way.
How to Give the Shoe to the Flu
February 23, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
With the flu going around, the coronavirus afflilcting thousands and fear gripping the world, it seems like a good time to reflect on the promises of God for the believer. With this message, we will continue our Go LARGE Faith series with the message; "How to Give the Shoe to the Flu."
February 9, 2020 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
If there was ever a time for Go LARGE Faith, it's now. Look all around you. Chaos is everywhere and right here in our own nation there are rifts being exposed that have been developing under the surface for years. The recent impeachment battle on Capitol Hill has exposed the fact that even those leading our nation just can't seem to get along. Well, the Lord never calls and individual or a people to a mission unless He is fully ready to move in power to see that mission become successful. There are no missions impossible with God. With Him, every mission is POSSIBLE.
February 2, 2020 • Pastor Colby Sutter
Passionate faith can change the world. What does passionate faith look like? Are you satisfied with the passion in your life right now towards God? In this message we will learn how to increase our passion and faith and how to discover our own individual passions.
Faith to Create
January 26, 2020 • Pastor Colby Sutter
We are ambassadors of Jesus what does that mean? What does that look like and how do we live it out? Situations and circumstances in life stop us from being ambassadors of Jesus learn how to overcome situations and circumstances in your life so you can have the faith to create change in people's lives by being an ambassador of Jesus.
What Am I Doing in Egypt?
December 29, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
The Bible records that after the birth of Christ, He and His family had to find refuge in Egypt. Why Egypt? And, what did they do in Egypt after they arrived? Finally, what does this story have to do with you and your walk with the Lord. We invite you to follow along with your bible closely as we consider "What Am I Doing in Egypt?"
December 22, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Despite sitting in the halls of glory, God looked down upon His creation and yearned to be reunited. But His yearning resulted in action and He sent Jesus, in the form of a servant, so that we might have access to Him and eternal life. He was, until His resurrection, 'Incognito!' This is the essence of the Christmas story.