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If the fight's for unity, then it's a fair fight. • August 25, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Nothing can be more divisive than an unfair fight and whether it is in marriage, with children or with your brothers and sisters in Christ, division can keep you from pursuing the will of God. There is a way to fight fair, however, and a commitment to the motivation, methods and outcomes of a fair fight can keep the devil out and you on the path that Christ has for you.
You're not helpless when helping an addict. • August 18, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Regardless of the addiction, those coping with a friend or loved one in addiction struggles with what to do. The addict is always looking for their next 'fix;' whether it's a drug high, a porn, food, alcohol or other addiction. But, God's Word can help guide and lead you to a place where you can present the greatest 'fix' of all.
Addicts All Around
There's no escaping it. • August 11, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
There are addicts all around. We often think of drug addicts but what about alcoholics? Rage addicts? Sex addicts? Pornography addicts? What about 'pleaseaholics,' and so many more. No matter what the drug of choice, each shares something in common. If you're an addict, know an addict or live with an addict, today can be a new beginning!
It's time to learn another dance • August 4, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
There's a dance that often takes place in relationships and whether those relationships are in the context of marriage, family, friends or other associates, it is one that needs to be dropped. The thing that makes the dance so awkward and 'out of step' is that it is often driven by fear. It's time to learn a new dance; one in which both 'partners' win!
Men and Women are Different
As if you didn't know it. • July 28, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
This shouldn't come as a surprise, but ask any married person. Men and Women are different. And, if that isn't obvious enough, then why are men and women trying to treat each other as if they are the same? The differences are not only obvious but they serve a great purpose. With over 50% of marriages ending in divorce, including Christian marriages, isn't it time we learned how to appreciate the differences?
Love and Boundaries
Without love, boundaries can become barricades • July 21, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
The establishment of boundaries to clearly define what we are willing to do and not willing to do, what we will endure and what we will not endure and what we are responsible to God for and what we are not are very important for a healthy soul. But, we must be careful that our boundaries do not become barriers to God's desire to bring love and healing to our lives and those that transgress our boundaries. Love must be the ultimate goal of our boundaries in order that we might have joy and lead effective Christian lives.
July 14, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
We've been talking the past few weeks about SOUL PRIORITY; that is, making the health of our soul a priority in our lives. Today we will be looking at how some of the things of our past can be weighing us down and keeping us from God's best for our lives. Like heavy bags, this past hurts, regrets and abuses can overwhelm us. As long as we aren't identifying and dealing with them, we become 'Baggage Handlers.' Jesus died to set us free and it's up to us to cast off the bags.
Boundaries are not bad...they may save your life. • July 7, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
An old farmer once said; "Tight Fences make good neighbors." The meaning was clear. When we have and maintain fences around the boundaries of our lives we are able to clearly define what is, and what is not, our responsibility. Problems arise when we try to do things on 'other people's property' or allow trespassers on our own. In this message we'll see that boundaries are not only biblical, but necessary in order to accomplish God's will for our lives.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
June 30, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
In the first message of "Soul Priority" Pastor Joe Coudriet discussed the neglected 'leg' of the human trinity; our souls. We often take care of our bodies and we certainly like to feed our Spirit but all too often we neglect soul maintenance. In this message we'll see why we should move boldly towards addressing the things in our soul that might be holding us back from God's best because His Word, now proven by science, shows us that we were "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made"
Cope to Hope
June 23, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
God didn't create us to cope with the unbearable. He made a way for us to walk in victory over even the most painful experiences. In this message, we'll see how our minds were created by God to 'write over' and 're-wire' so that we can live in victory!
The Perfect Storm
June 16, 2019 • Pastor Dawn Coudriet
Job was a man that appeared to have been doing everything right. He had a great family, wealth and he loved God. But, Job was exposed to a storm in his life that not only tested his faith, but took away almost everything dear to him. Despite that, he weathered THE PERFECT STORM and showed us that we can too!
His Ways Aren't Our Ways
Give God Something to Work With • May 26, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
When people get jammed up financially, they often try to work harder to make up the shortfall. But, like our salvation, a gift we cannot earn or work to receive, financial victory is the same...it comes when we do it His way. Because His ways and our ways can be so different, we'll look to God's Word to get perspective.
May 19, 2019 • Pastor Colby Sutter
Have you asked yourself the question; "What am I doing with my life?" "Why am I here?" In this message we will address that question by looking at how Jesus often crossed over through chaos in order to get to the other side during His ministry. What does the other side, that Jesus wants you to cross over to, look like for your life?
Are you getting your daily bread? • April 28, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
On Easter Sunday we talked about how Jesus came, 'not to give bread, but to be bread.' This morning we are going to look at what receiving our 'daily bread' is all about and how, when making bread, the recipe never changes.
Easter 2019-That We Might Have Life
April 21, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
Today we celebrate Easter; the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. He came that we 'might have life.' But, what kind of life did He die for? Was it one in which He dies and we receive? Or, was it a death that yielded something greater? Something that accomplished a purpose bigger than ourselves. Jesus didn't come to give bread, but to be bread.
Good Friday- Not My Will
What is your prayer? • April 19, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
In the Gospels, as He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus cried out for the Father to relieve Him of His assignment. BUT, in the end, His desire was not to do what felt best for Him but what had to be done to please the Father. We can all learn a lesson from; "Not my Will."
Palm Sunday- The throng, the Messiah, and the city
April 14, 2019 • Pastor Joe Coudriet
It was, as we know it, Palm Sunday. There was a throng there to witness the arrival of their Messiah, their King as He entered the City of Jerusalem. They were cheering wildly and excited as they shouted Hosanna. Just five days later, their cheering had turned to jeering and they watched as He was crucified before their eyes. But just 57 days later the tables were turned as the throngs who so easily were swayed from their praise of the King to His condemnation became passionate about Him again.