Wednesday April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019 • Bill Gehm
As believers and followers of Christ, we're called to live a life that esteems others above ourselves and to put their needs before our own. As you've probably already guessed, there's no better example of this than that of Jesus, The Son of God. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you about the humility that Christ displayed when He took on the form of man. In his study, you'll learn that not only was this for our salvation, but to teach us an important lesson about humbling ourselves before others.
Tuesday April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019 • Bill Gehm
You've probably heard many people respond to the Gospel with something along the lines of “Jesus was a good person” or “He was a good teacher.” While these things are definitely true, it's important that we remember that Jesus didn't come to make bad people good, but to give life to the dead. In today's message, Pastor Bill reflects on the substitutionary nature of God becoming flesh. In his study, you'll gain a better understanding of why it is that God had to become flesh to be the sacrifice for our sins.
Monday April 22, 2019
April 22, 2019 • Bill Gehm
There's not very many of us that can foretell or foresee when a radical change is going to occur in our lives. Whether it's a traumatic event, a change in interests, or a complete shift of choice in career, there are several factors that contribute to change in our lives. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, one change we can expect, is when we put our faith in Christ. In his study, you'll learn how a life of faith should be marked by constant change and growth as we become more like Christ.
Friday April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019 • Bill Gehm
As the body of believers, we're called to strive for unity, peace, and joy so that the world around us might better recognize Christ. Unfortunately, many congregations will focus on other methods of drawing in the lost, rather than these key components of our faith. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you that one of the best ways we can draw the lost to Christ, is by simply living out the Gospel. In his study, you'll learn just how powerful of a message we send when we live in unity, peace, and joy.
Thursday April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 • Bill Gehm
All throughout the letters found in the New Testament we read about the importance of unity and being of one accord. As many of us have probably experienced a handful of times in our own lives, without unity or like mindedness, things can quickly fall apart. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you just how crucial it is that we strive to be of one accord in Christ. In his study, you'll learn that just as with an orchestra or symphony, each of our unique roles compliment each other when done so in unity and without selfish intent.
Tuesday April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 • Bill Gehm
The idea of persecution can be quite the challenging concept for us as believers in western civilization. While some of us might indeed be afraid of persecution, many of us have a hard time comprehending the reality that our brothers and sisters in Christ are being killed for their faith. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the importance of not being overcome with fear as a believer. In his study, you'll learn that by relying on God's Spirit, the support, and prayers of each other, we're sure to persevere in our faith.
Friday April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Due to the rampant increase in virtue signaling and social justice movements, many of us as believers have become intimidated about sharing our faith with others. With all the recent pushes for inclusiveness and equality, the exclusivity of Christ isn't a message that's well received. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, the Gospel is nothing to be ashamed of. In his study, you'll learn that just as the Apostle Paul did, no matter what the disagreement might be, we're to boldly proclaim the Gospel with peace and love.
Thursday April 11, 2019
April 11, 2019 • Bill Gehm
The circumstances of life don't always make it easy for us to be joyful and excited to share The Lord with others. However, the Apostle Paul gives us a powerful illustration of just how we as believers should behave, whether life is smooth sailing or completely upside down. In today's message, Pastor Bill will encourage you to live your life in such a way that others can't help but notice your unity with Christ. In his study, you'll learn that no matter what life might throw at you, there's nothing that should hinder your witness for Christ.
Monday April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Due to the constant shuffle of life, family, work, and friends, it can be easy for us as believers to forget just where it is we truly belong. From working hard, settling in with family, and going after our dream house, we often lose sight of our true citizenship status. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the importance of regularly remembering where you truly belong. In his study, you'll learn both the importance of remembering your a citizen of Heaven, and living your life accordingly.
Wednesday April 17, 2019
April 17, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many congregations easily lose sight of the key components that contribute to the very things they so eagerly desire to succeed in. Whether it's getting caught up in teaching seminars or extra curricular, it's surprisingly easy to over complicate the simplest components of the faith. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, these are none other than the Gospel, and unity. In his study, you'll learn that the key to a joy filled congregation is rooted in a solid understanding of the Gospel, and striving for unity.
Wednesday April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 • Bill Gehm
The promise of life everlasting in the presence of Christ can be quite the pick-me-up in the face of trial, tragedy, and hardship. In some cases, when things are more than we feel we can handle, we sometimes think that we'd rather The Lord just take us home. However, as Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, the current life we have is one that can be used to bear fruit for The Lord. In his study, you'll learn that while it's perfectly normal to desire to be in the presence of God, we should be just as excited to represent His Kingdom.
Tuesday April 9, 2019
April 9, 2019 • Bill Gehm
Many of us have probably thought of the old expression “life dealt a bad hand of cards” whenever we experience terrible circumstances in life. What we do in those particular instances makes all the difference in the world as believers and followers of Christ. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you that no matter what your circumstance in life might be, you can always be a witness for Christ. In his study, you'll learn that whether rain or shine, death or life, God can use you in every situation.
Monday April 8, 2019
April 8, 2019 • Bill Gehm
What are some of the ways in which you typically find yourself responding to hardship, tragedy, or trials in life? Do you call a friend, find something to distract yourself with, or quickly shut yourself off emotionally? Or do you look to God's Word? In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the importance of turning to both God's Word and His Spirit during the struggles of life. In his study, you'll learn how a daily devotion to prayer and Scripture is a sure way to better take on the challenges of life.
Friday April 5, 2019
April 5, 2019 • Bill Gehm
One of the common misconceptions regarding Christianity is that when one accepts Christ, they no longer suffer or experience tragedy. This is what's typically referred to as the prosperity gospel and is not only deceptive, but dangerous. As Pastor Bill will teach you in his message today, we as believers will still go through our fair share of hardships and sorrows. In his study, you'll learn that while we indeed walk through the same valleys of darkness, it's fellowship and Christ that carries us through it.
Thursday April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019 • Bill Gehm
One of the unfortunate side effects of being zealous for drawing in the lost is that we sometimes end up forgetting what we're really all about. The Gospel. Whether it's focusing on visuals, lighting, or sound, we can easily lose sight of our initial goal. In today's message, Pastor Bill will teach you the importance of regularly centering your focus on the death, burial, and resurrection. In his study, you'll learn that when you witness to others, the Gospel should always be the main focus.