You haven’t been a Christian very long before you encounter your first door that God refuses to open. When we talk about open doors and closed doors in the Kingdom, we are usually referring to our desire to step into something and, as we attempt to do so, we discover if God is saying Yes or saying No to us. These are important moments for all Jesus-followers because they reveal so much about where we are in our own hearts with the Lord. The Apsotle Paul had a massive calling to pioneer the Gospel in his day. He lived to take the message of Jesus to places where nobody had gone before. Sounds like a tremendous ministry, right? Yet, this message reveals that Paul was met frequently with closed doors…with the answer No from God. We can learn much about how God powerfully uses closed doors in our lives. When we cannot go where we want to go, when we cannot leave where we want to leave, when we cannot receive that which our hearts long for, we cannot give what we powerfully desire to release…these are closed doors that God uses to fulfill His master plan for our lives.
How God Uses Closed Doors
January 19, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
Restore Us, O God!
June 15, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
"Frequently, God will move in a generation of His people to bring them to a deep level of truth and repentance. Before God releases a fresh move of the Spirit, He first moves within His own people to acknowledge their deep need for His presence and power. What does it look like when God has determined to restore His people to Himself? He stirs internal hunger. He exposes an unhealthy tolerance for sin. He reveals the apathy of our hearts toward His Kingdom. Then…He places His love, grace and mercy on full display until we can no longer resist His call for us to return home to Him. This message walks us through a time of generational restoration to God. We are in need of such a move in this present hour."
Remaining Committed To Love
June 8, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
“The Bible teaches the unconditional love of God for people. That is not to say that people are unconditionally accepted by God, but His love is simply offered because it is who He is in His nature. Not as easily received is the truth that God’s children are to love others in this same way. Jesus taught that we are to intentionally love those around us without conditions. He even tells us to press in to loving our very enemies. Of all that Jesus taught, this may be the hardest for us to embrace. We are to love all others just as we ourselves are loved by God. This message unpacks this teaching from the King and exposes how often we fall short of His command to love. How will we ever arrive to this level? By trusting in the One who will pour His love through us."
The Desire & Destiny Of Satan
June 1, 2021 • Jeff Lyle
Many people understand and believe in a literal devil. the Bible teaches that he exists. Jesus was fully aware of the reality of Satan and He battled Satan in the wilderness. But where did the devil come from? How did he become what he is today? This message unpacks one of the rare Old Testament passages that serves to reveal to us how Lucifer, a once-glorious angel in Heaven, became Satan, the evil dragon whom God cast out of Heaven and destined for destruction. If you know your enemy, you are better equipped to defeat him. Here is the story that the devil hates to be told.