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To Life

John 11:38-44 • April 21, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.

We believe death impossible to overcome. We may not say it. We may even say the opposite, but if we are honest, we know this to be true. And yet before us, in what is arguably one of the most fascinating series of events recorded in the Scriptures, John, who became as a little brother to Jesus, gives us *proof*, perhaps difficult proof for those who have not come to trust Jesus, but proof nonetheless, that death is not impossible to overcome. If we had time we could look at the various historical and documented items that support the historicity of the Bible, and the unlikeliness of it even presently existing if not Divine in origin, but today we will all have to have faith for a moment—or at least enough doubt in our suspicions—to accept that these words are history and not fiction. And according to these words… Jesus defeated death and promises the defeat of death for any who trusts in Him.

To A New Way

Galatians 2:15-21 • April 28, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.

We often do not believe that people can change… and here is the most painful part… because of that, we do not believe that we can truly change. We may say we do aloud, but our thoughts run counter to our words… We trap ourselves, and others, in defined categories, past actions, and concretized ideas, and leave little to no room for them… or us, to get out. But according to the Scriptures, Rocky was right. Everyone can change. No one has to remain the same. God says that we can rise to a New Way… no matter the history we have behind us.

To A New Season

Luke 5:33-39 • May 5, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.

We often resist the new work of God because of fear and familiarity. God has something He wants to do in me, in you, in us… at all times… but because we are afraid of what it might cost, or what we might lose, or how it might feel, or what someone will think, we shrink back. The hope for today is that we will be set free from fear and not be captive to familiarity, so that whatever new work He is doing in each of us, and through each of us, we might welcome it with gladness and freedom. Why? Because as Jesus is going to show us—by way of what He taught others—is that The new season of God is unfit for the old.

To A Clear Calling

1 Kings 19:9-15 • May 12, 2019 • Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.

We often believe that God's calling on our lives is contingent on our version of success. What if instead of judging our calling by what we believe is a success; we judge it by what God deems as a success.