Advent: A Season of Hope
November 26, 2023 • Pastor Adam Welty
This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent season and also marks the beginning of our annual opportunity to renew our faith, reignite our passions, and reinvest our will into the things that matter the most. Our modern culture has taken this season of restoration, contemplation, and hope and turned it into a season of frantic energy, mile-long to-do lists, and depressive memories. Let's take some time this year to revisit what Advent means in order to refocus our perspective toward God.
Now and Forever With the Great I AM
November 19, 2023 • Loren Houltberg
In this message Pastor Loren Houltberg encourages a deeper, more personal relationship with Jesus Christ moment by moment as we understand what He meant when He called Himself the "I AM" and the blessings that are available us when we apply these truths.
The New Life
November 12, 2023 • Pastor Brandon Little
There is an old self which needs to be put off and done away with and a new self that must be put on. The Bible calls us to do that through the process of discipleship. Listen to the Apostle Paul's instruction on how to put off the old self and change.
Hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit
November 5, 2023
Everyone wants to hear from God. The good news is that believers can hear from God if they want to. Jesus Christ speaks to us daily through the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit also speaks to us through the scriptures, other people, and the whisper of our own heart. If we want to experience the abundant life God promised in John 10:10, then we need to hear the voice of the Holy Spirt and listen to His direction and guidance daily.
Who Are the Unregenerate?
October 29, 2023 • Romans 5:12–19
The Apostle John is often referred to as the Apostle of Love because of his profound teaching on the subject. Yet he is not wishy-washy but quiet straight forward in pointing out the contrasts between what fake love and real love is, who live in the light and who live in darkness, as well as who belongs to God and who belong to their father the devil. There are only two camps – the redeemed and the unregenerate. Fortunately the unregenerate can be redeemed through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Is It Good to Be Religious?
October 22, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs
It has been said that the one who controls the definitions of words controls the mind of the listener. The word “religious” has been defined by many people in many ways both good and bad. Most do not have a biblical understanding of the word and use it based upon what they have been taught. Today we are going to look at the scriptures to see if being religious is good, bad, or if we even understand what the word means.
Who Are the Redeemed of the Lord?
October 15, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs
There is a group of people who live as if their eternity is secure, their present is stewarded by a higher power, and their past is forever forgiven. They have an incredible serenity – an inexplicable peace during tests and trials – that makes them radiate an inner-light that cannot be duplicated. They worship a deity that they seem to feel they have personal access to and privilege with. They act as if everything will always work out for them. They are the redeemed of the Lord – believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Christian children of the Most-High God. Click below to listen to this message that begins with Abigail Budke's testimony of healing ...
Aligning Yourself With the Holy Spirit
October 8, 2023 • Joshua 5:13–15
Some believe God has especially chosen the Pentecostals, the Charismatics, the Baptists, the Methodists, or the Catholics. But God reigns supreme and does not have to choose sides. But all of us must choose if we are going to align with Him in all His fullness. His fulness includes all of Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Today we are going to talk about fully aligning ourselves with God.
Will He Find Faith on the Earth?
October 1, 2023
All signs point to the return of the Lord, so it is more important than ever to have faith in God. We must be led by the Holy Spirit as a result of listening to the Lord. When we listen to the Lord we fare far better and change the lives of other people. The world needs us right now more than ever before.
The Creative Power of the Holy Spirit
September 24, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs
Whether we need a fix or a brand-new start, the Holy Spirit is Creator God. Jesus Christ left Him with us to have an advantage and to be with us as we walk through this present life on our journey to the Kingdom of God. Some don’t know about the Holy Spirit, some misunderstand the Holy Spirit, and some fight the Holy Spirit, but the Spirit-filled believer lives with the full privilege and benefit of the Holy Spirit.
The Convicting Power of the Holy Spirit
September 17, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs • Luke 18:9–14
The world likes to characterize Christians as uptight and angry. Some may come across this way, but it is only an immature subculture within Christianity. Mature disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ understand the brokenness of the world they are temporarily living in and have compassion upon those who have not yet overcome it. When we understand the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, we are free to choose the power of love while feeling confident the Holy Spirit will bring conviction for sin in the lives of those who need to be saved. We are not called to be the Holy Spirit but to partner with the Holy Spirit.
Men Transformed by the Holy Spirit
September 10, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs
In this spontaneous exhortation, Pastor Mike shares some of his testimony of the Holy Spirit's work in his life and marriage as an encouragement to men and the women they are married to. Every man can become a better man who leaves a worthy mark upon his family and wives can partner in this transformation by the lead of the Holy Spirit.
By Grace Through Faith
August 27, 2023 • Pastor Brandon Little
This message is intended to remind you of the Biblical truth that we are saved by grace through faith. The examples of Abraham, David, Peter, and Paul show us how God's grace confronted them. Even after intentional blatant sins, they each found forgiveness which fueled their faith to fulfill their calling.
The Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit
August 20, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs
True believers are well-meaning people. But they are imperfect and struggle with things they would like to change in their lives. People want to be better spouses, parents, employees, citizens, and over-all reflections of Jesus Christ while experiencing the righteousness, peace, and joy the abundant life offers. There is a secret to change for the better, and it is found in the Holy Spirit.
How to Feel Closer to God
August 13, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs • John 4:7–26
Most people want to feel close to God. But there are a lot of misconceptions about God that make it difficult for them to experience the intimacy that Jesus paid for with His blood. Sometimes these misconceptions can become generationally embraced false narratives about God, become institutionalized theological misconceptions about God, or even lead to cults and false religions. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit has been sent by Jesus Christ to guide us into all truth. Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot experience the abundant life of Jesus Christ and are bound to be led astray.
It Starts With Repentance
August 6, 2023 • Shane Tiffany
Everyone wants an abundant life, yet many do not realize this is a promise from Jesus Christ ... an abundant life. But it is the starting point many - even believers - can be confused about. It starts with repentance. This was demonstrated by the revival led by John the Baptizer through the first messages of the disciples: Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Listen to Shane Tiffany's exhortation from the Gospel of Matthew and beyond that'll stir your heart.
July 30, 2023 • Pastor Adam Welty
When we leave behind our old ways of seeing God and we learn about His love, grace, patience, and compassion towards us we learn to see Him as a friend rather than merely a Master. Once we discover this amazing friendship that encourages us, builds our faith, and moves us deeply we will find it easier and easier to get excited about our faith! If you want to become a more passionate disciple (picture the person you thought of earlier) then learn from God’s word and from listening to the Holy Spirit about why God picked you to be His friend! When you discover a life-giving friendship with the God of the universe you won’t be able to help but inspire others with your own example of faith in Jesus.
Walking in the Spirit
July 23, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs • Galatians 5:16
The Holy Spirit wants to lead us to, teach us about, and use us to lead others to the abundant life of Jesus Christ. The best results happen when we learn to walk in stride with the Holy Spirit moment by moment and use the gifts He has given us. Resisting the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit leaves us vulnerable to Satan stealing, killing, and destroying the abundant life in us and being religiously deceived into thinking we can interpret from and instruct in the scriptures without His help. That is why we should press into the Spirit-filled life.
Two Ways the Holy Spirit Works in Our Lives
July 16, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs • John 16:7
Jesus said that the Father is always at work and so is He. So, since the Holy Spirit is God the Father and God the Son at work in our midst, He is always at work as well. If the Holy Spirit is always at work, we should and can be aware of what He is doing and be actively cooperating by allowing Him to work in and through us.
Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for Us Today?
July 9, 2023 • Pastor Mike Stubbs • John 16:7
Many have debated whether the baptism of the Holy Spirit simply happens when you are saved, is a distinct second grace, or ended with the twelve disciples. But evidence demonstrates renewal movements worldwide experience the power and presence of the Holy Spirit while the dying church has long since decried and tried to bury Him. But the Holy Spirit is like wind that cannot be grasped or contained and does what He wills. Our response is to open our hearts to his full work so times of refreshing can come.