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Plot Twist - Discovering the Goodness of God

(9 Messages)

Do This

November 14, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Joshua 6:1–5

Facing obstacles is a common part of all progress. It’s not if we will face obstacles, it’s when and how that really matter. At Jericho, the people of God had to decide whether they would continue the journey to where God had promised or stop where they were. Would they move forward despite the obstacles, or would they once again retreat into safety? Each of us will arrive at this same intersection. God has not placed us on the planet without purpose; God has a divine design for each of us. Yet as we follow God, difficulties will confront us. The example of Joshua teaches us how to overcome the obstacles that would paralyze us and make progress by the grace of God. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Discoveries In The Desert

November 7, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Exodus 3:1

Moses spent 40 years in Egypt thinking he was somebody, another 40 years in the desert realizing he was nobody, and his final 40 years leading everybody because He had discovered the One who could use anybody. To prepare him for his destiny, he had to trust the process, and matriculate in God’s University of the Desert. Are you in the desert? There are discoveries there waiting to be discerned. Scripture: Exodus 3:1 We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

She Saw Something In Me

October 31, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Exodus 2, Hebrews 11:23

The word Exodus comes from a Greek word that literally means “the road out.” An exodus is a “going out, a departure.” That defines the substance of much of our spiritual journey—it’s about being moved out from one place and into a new one. All spiritual growth has something to do with leaving something behind. It’s about being saved from something, for something. God providentially positions people to aid us along the way. Today, we meet a woman named Jocobeth, a new mother in a situation of crisis. Despite the chaos around her, she saw something special in her new child that moved her out of despair into a perilous posture of hope. Scripture: Hebrews 11:22 and Genesis 50 We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Watch The Throne

October 24, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Hebrews 11:22, Genesis 50

Joseph’s last will and testament about his bones’ final resting place in a land that only belonged to Israel were a testament to his faith in the promises of God. He is an example for us in that our hope of forgiveness and an eternal relationship with God rests on what God himself has promised. Nothing can thwart the providence of God working out His plan in His time. Joseph’s faithfulness advanced God’s plan to keep these descendants of Abraham safe and bless the world. On a personal level, years passed without confirmation that the revelation God gave Joseph was being worked out in God’s timing. God gave Joseph the revelation of the product but not the process by which things would work. He had to trust the character of the God who promised: just like us! Scripture: Hebrews 11:22 and Genesis 50 We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

A Long Way From Where I Started

October 17, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Hebrews 11:21, Genesis 32

We see where we are and where we’ve been, God sees our entire journey. Giving up control is never easy, but sometimes it might be the only way forward. Ultimately, our efforts to control our destinies and manipulate our surroundings will never get us to where we are really meant to go and where we really yearn to be. Today we focus on Jacob’s journey with God, and how God twisted the plot of his life to get him to where he was supposed to be. He ends up a long way from where he started up. Scripture: Hebrews 11:21 and Genesis 32 We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Crush Your Comfort Zone

October 10, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Hebrews 11:8–19

The scriptural narrative has a huge twist when it comes to Abraham. He is called to leave his tribe at a time in history where tribe was everything. Your tribe was the source of your identity, protection, provision, perpetuity: your very survival! He is challenged by God to step out of his comfort zone and the amazing thing is: HE DOES! He finds the faith to crush his comfort zone and discovers a dynamic adventure ahead of him. We can do likewise. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Somehow I've Survived

October 3, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Genesis 6

In today’s message, we look at the life of Noah who lived in a moment where God decided to reset creation. No one would survive a catastrophic flood, yet Noah did. That’s a plot twist. This message focuses on the heart of Noah, rather than the miracle of the storm. It confronts us with three choices we have to make to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives: 1) We must be different from the culture, 2) We must be willing to dismiss the voices of doubt in favor of the voice of God, and 3) We must never relinquish the dream God has given us. The evidence of Noah’s faith is seen in his trusting God, believing in His Word, and acting in obedience to God’s command to build the Ark. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Walk It Out

September 26, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Genesis 5:21–24

Scriptures have limited commentary on a man named Enoch. Most of the details of his life are found in Genesis 5:18-24. For those of us who feel like life is ordinary and mundane, Enoch serves as an example. This is what we know about Enoch: he walked faithfully with God for 365 years, and then he was no more, because God took him away. Often when we think about the larger than life, heroes of faith. However, Enoch gives us a deeper insight into what a great life with great faith looks like—it’s just walking with God. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.

Cain Wasn't Abel

September 19, 2021 • Dr. Lance D. Watson • Genesis 4:1–10

In one of the first stories of scripture, we are introduced to two brothers: Cain and Abel. Their story, which should have been tremendous, quickly turned tragic. Anger, unmanaged and uncontained morphed into murder. In short, Cain wasn’t ABLE to master the mindset that subtly and sinisterly overtook him. Our expectation is a penalty levied upon Cain, but there’s a plot twist that only the grace of God can provide. We are Saint Paul’s Everywhere! Join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:00am on our mobile app, at MYSPBC.TV or @myspbc on Facebook or YouTube. Learn more about our church at http://myspbc.org.