Empowered By The Ghost Part 3
Ephesians 5:17-21 • June 15, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Many of us would probably be quick to admit that we'd much rather be with The Lord than continue on with the current state of the world. In some cases, we can even begin to question just why it is that The Lord leaves us here as if to suffer. As Pastor Bill will remind you in his message today, we're called to be both a testimony and a witness as sojourners on Earth. In his study, you'll learn the importance of our calling to offer the hope of Christ to others who have yet to place their faith in Him.
Empowered By The Ghost Part 2
Ephesians 5:17-21 • June 14, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Many of us would probably be absolutely shocked if we knew just how many people rely on substances to mitigate their woes. As believers and followers of Christ, we too can sometimes fall into the trap of relying on other forms of escape, rather than Jesus. In today's message, Pastor Bill will remind you that as a recipient of God's Spirit, you can rejoice in any and all circumstances. In his study, you'll learn that by regularly asking God for a refilling of The Holy Spirit, you'll find no need for substances in your life.
Empowered By The Ghost Part 1
Ephesians 5:17-21 • June 11, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Have you ever been described by a friend or someone you know as someone who overcomplicates things? When it comes to the will of God, almost every single believer and follower of Christ has a tendency to overcomplicate the basics of God's will. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, you can take heart in knowing that several portions of Scripture are very specific. In his study, you'll learn that while there are unique callings, all believers are called to make use of the time we have wisely.
Living with the Ghost Part 3
Acts 16:6-40 • June 10, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Often times we think that the obvious and easy way out of a bad situation is God’s way of opening a door. But Pastor Bill reminds us today that that’s not always the case. When Paul and Silas were imprisoned, an earthquake came and broke their chains. But instead of running – which seemed obvious – they followed the Holy Spirit’s lead and stayed. If they had fled, God’s intended work would not have been accomplished. They stayed where they weren’t wanted, listened to God, and led people to Christ through love.
Living with the Ghost Part 2
Acts 16:6-40 • June 9, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Many people have a skewed idea of what the devil and his demons do in this world. We know the Bible speaks against fortune-telling and spell casting, but does that mean there’s no truth in them? Pastor Bill reminds us today that Satan often speaks truth…but He manipulates it until it’s a twisted truth. Be wary of what the devil is trying to accomplish around you; he’ll mock your truth and do his best to numb those around you to the message you have. Pay attention to the Spirit who leads you.
Living with the Ghost Part 1
Acts 16:6-40 • June 8, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Many people think that if they follow Christ, their life will be so comfy, and they’ll be spared from troubles and hardships; Pastor Bill reminds us today, that that’s not the case. When Jesus left the earth, He sent the Holy Ghost to us, to comfort and to lead us. That doesn’t mean our lives will be comfortable just because we have the spirit… but it does mean that through the trials and in the face of tribulations, you have the Holy Ghost inside you, to lead you and direct you and to fill you with the peace of God.
Jesus Freaks Part 3
Acts 11:15-26, Acts 9:26-27 • June 7, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
As a Christian, it’s hard to share the Gospel and not take rejection personally. But are we not blessed for that as well? Pastor Bill reminds us today that if you call yourself a Christ-follower, then you’re called to spread the Good News to any and all in your life. Don’t be afraid of the rejection; they’re not rejecting you, but Christ. All you can do is be a light, live like an example, and do your best to encourage those around you. Your gentleness and kindness will be enough to open the door and let God work.
Jesus Freaks Part 2
Acts 11:15-26, Acts 9:26-27 • June 4, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Often times we identify with our parent’s beliefs and the way we were raised rather than our own personal opinions; many people identify as Christian even though they have no intimate or personal relationship with Christ at all. Today, Pastor Bill reminds us that Christ has no grandchildren – you can’t be adopted into the family just because you have connections. Don’t rely on your family’s faith to save you, because it won’t. Christian is just a well-known label for someone who loves and follows Christ.
Jesus Freaks Part 1
Acts 11:15-26, Acts 9:26-27 • June 3, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
We often look at people who are different than us and cringe. Whether we don’t like their look or how they carry themselves, do we have any real reason to treat them poorly? Pastor Bill reminds us today that this behavior is nothing new. Humans have always judged others and oftentimes, they struggle even to treat them like humans! Don’t fool yourself into thinking that only you know what’s right. God has a plan and He sees no difference in you that makes you more or less worthy of His love.
Spirit-Filled Church - Radical Togetherness Part 2
Acts 2:42-47 • June 2, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Can you look at your life and see the ways that God has been at work? If not, you’re probably not looking close enough. He’s doing amazing things every day in the lives of believers and unbelievers alike. He’s a God of resurrection and redemption. He can bring life to broken relationships, and restore hope to hopeless hearts. In today’s message, Pastor Bill will reflect on the ways that God has been at work in his own life and the ways he’s seen Him transform numerous lives through the Church.
Spirit-Filled Church - Radical Togetherness Part 1
Acts 2:42-47 • June 1, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
We’re so far removed from the extreme chauvinism of the culture Jesus was born into that it’s hard to understand the extreme nature of His ministry to women and their inclusion in the early Church. This was revolutionary in and of itself. Women have always mattered to God, but culture and misunderstandings of the Law had led to severe oppression in their society. As Pastor Bill will point out in today’s message, Jesus and His ragtag group of followers changed all of that.
Spirit-Filled Preaching - The Ghost Poured Out Part 3
Acts 2:12-40 • May 31, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
You can’t fathom the depth of love that Jesus has for you. Now think about your worst enemy – maybe it’s a personal enemy, or maybe it’s someone we all see as an enemy, like Osama Bin Laden – that person is (or was) loved deeply by God. He sent Jesus to save even them. As Pastor Bill will remind us in today’s message, this message changes lives and can bring reconciliation to the most divided hearts. If we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us, we can be instruments of that love.
Spirit-Filled Preaching - The Ghost Poured Out Part 2
Acts 2:12-40 • May 28, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Have you ever stood in front of a crowd who were convinced of a certain set of ideas, and presented them with facts that contradict what they believe? The very thought may make many of us sweat. Where did Peter get the boldness to present the message of the resurrection to the very people who had helped execute Jesus? As Pastor Bill will explain in today’s message, it’s amazing what the Holy Spirit can enable us to do. Through Him, we can overcome every fear that has taken root in the minds of men.
Spirit-Filled Preaching - The Ghost Poured Out Part 1
Acts 2:12-40 • May 27, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
Have you ever felt that pull to share the Gospel with a complete stranger? Or maybe a coworker you’ve known for years, and never brought up your faith with? Sometimes the opportunity only lasts a few seconds. You feel that pull, and then in response, you’ll likely feel another force holding you back, making you question whether it’ll be effective. As Pastor Bill will encourage us in today’s message, don’t hesitate at that moment. The Holy Spirit wants to speak through you and can give you the words to say.
Ignited By The Ghost Part 3
Acts 2:1-13 • May 26, 2021 • Pastor Bill Gehm
When the Church is ignited by the Holy Spirit, amazing things happen. As Pastor Bill will point out in today’s message, the book of Acts lays this out for us. As we examine its pages, it reveals an early Church made up of everyday people who were transformed into powerful instruments of the Holy Spirit. None of it was to their credit – apart from waiting with open hearts, they did nothing of their own power. They simply submitted themselves to God and He established His Church through them.