January 19, 2020 • Rev. Tolbert Livingston
Transition is hard and scary at times. But just as Joshua transitioned from being a follower of his leader to becoming the leader, we are also called to move forward. Holding on to past versions of ourselves will just hinder the better God has planned. This message will encourage you to embrace transition, understand loss and grow in maturity.
Can You Save Yourself?
2020 Romans Series #2 • January 12, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
Something in the heart of humanity tells us eternity is real, we will be accountable for our life and we need to prepare. Without someone explaining the way to a safe harbor in the afterlife, we are relegated to inventing our own self-soothing solutions and countless religions that don’t work. The Apostle Paul searched the scriptures and gave us answers to life’s most pressing questions.
2020 Romans Series #1 • January 5, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
We are starting a series on the Letter to the Romans written by the Apostle Paul. We are here dealing with writing of massive substance, presenting a formidable intellectual challenge even to seasoned believers while offering a breathtaking theological and spiritual vision for the church. In our current cultural war, this epistle becomes increasingly relevant. It is important for us to enter this new and challenging decade sharp, alert and unashamed of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are You Feeling Bad Yet?
December 29, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
This is the time of year people start thinking about their New Year resolution. It is usually the result of feeling bad about weight gain, lack of exercise, failure of personal discipline or spiritual standards and objectives we fall short of. Although New Year resolutions are not bad, I want to talk to you about some truth that will take the sting out of your self-imposed condemnation and empower you to hit a little closer to the mark next time you evaluate yourself.
Are You Covered by the Blood?
Christmas Eve 2019 • December 24, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
There is an important question to ask after the gift-giving is done if Jesus Christ is to be properly considered. Is He of any benefit to you? Only if you are covered in His blood, spiritually speaking, can you be viewed as righteous and depart the captivity of sin.
Advent: A Season of Love
December 22, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
God’s love is not always easy to understand because we tend to view it through the lens of our human understanding. What if your understanding isn’t accurate? When we gain heavenly perspective through Jesus Christ, we begin to understand a new kind of love that empowers us in a new way to love those who are particularly challenging to us.
Advent: A Season of Joy
December 15, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Revival hit Israel when they turned to the scriptures at their leaders’ lead. It was characterized by vocal and physical acts of worship, demonstrative prayer with and audible responses to their spiritual leadership. They were left with a choice to dwell on their awareness of sin or to rejoice in the work of God in their hearts. Hopefully you will choose to rejoice with me today.
Advent: A Season of Preparation and Peace
December 8, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Everyone wants peace whether it is just enough to sleep at night or for wars to end. No matter large or small issues, there is one who now and ultimately offers peace and will one day establish it everywhere forever. The first step in changing the world is to change ourselves and a good start is embracing God’s peace through His Son Jesus Christ.
Advent: A Season of Hope
Advent 1 • December 1, 2019 • Adam Welty
This message, the first in a series about the season of Advent, sets the tone for the Christmas season by emphasizing the hope that Christ brought to earth over 2000 years ago and the hope that He continues to inspire in the hearts of humanity today.
Gratitude: A Heart Realignment
Thanksgiving & Pre-Advent Message • November 24, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
A large part of discipleship 101 is gratitude – learning to take our eyes of the deficits and to focus on the benefits – what we already have. It ignites the power of God in our lives in a dynamic way closing the door to the curse and opening another to the abundant life. Gratitude is a mind-transforming faith-focus that revolutionizes our lives and is only a decision away.
November 17, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The Kingdom of God has been a priority from before it was prophesied in the writings of Moses. It was a priority to the patriarchs of the faith, to our Messiah Jesus Christ, to the New Testament writers and historical figures in church history. It should be a priority to us and carries great reward with it.
November 3, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
A new kingdom has been established on the earth that has tremendous authority and power. In this kingdom are influencers for good who are tasked with undoing all the work of the evil one. Those who chose to live up to the task will reign in life through Christ Jesus.
The Kingdom of God
October 27, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
There is a kingdom that is greater than all the empires of history. Jesus followers are part of that kingdom and the power and influence that go with it. Our objective is to take over the world for the salvation of the nations. We should use all our influence, titles and means to further the kingdom of Jesus Christ and provide its representatives platforms of impact.
God Has Better Plans for You
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #7 • October 20, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
God's plans for us are far better than we can imagine. But we often put caps on God and think, "This is as good as it gets." In this message you will be challenged to press in closer to God and allow Him to take you beyond the patriarchs in this new covenant based on better promises.
Faith Unencumbered by Edicts, Ethnicity or Epidemics
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #6 • October 13, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Many well-meaning Christians feel they are hindered because of factors that are out of their control. But the truth is that God is more in control than we can ever imagine. Faith empowers us to stand under the shelter of the Most High without fear of disadvantage.
Seeing Miracles in Advance
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #5 • October 6, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Words are powerful. They articulate what we believe to be true. It’s often based on our 5 senses and it is often limited to the natural. Faith sees things that are not as though they already were. When we view life through the eyes of faith, we see things fulfilled before they even happen. When this kind of faith is unleashed, wonderful things happen.
What You Fix Your Eyes on Matters
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #4 • September 29, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
People get stuck and find themselves in dark places wondering if God even cares. But, as Ben-Hadad found out, God is the God of the valleys as well as the mountain tops. Lifting your eyes to the promises of God, like Abraham did, will take us from a our present circumstance to the fulfillment of God's promises. The key is to fix our eyes of faith on Jesus Christ who is faithful beyond our creative imaginations.
The Key to Igniting the Power of God in Your Life
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #3 • September 22, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
The life of the believer is full of challenges. Between the complexities of life and the onslaughts of the devil, our hands are full. Sometimes we even doubt He cares. But there is a secret to breakthrough available to every believer. And this key will release the power of God in unexpected ways beyond your creative imagination.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #2 • September 15, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
A reputation takes time to build and is more than mere words – it is corresponding action. Whatever reputation we build will outlive us. A reputation for being a man or woman of faith is built upon faith-filled action and is both sought after and highly rewarded by God.
Ancestral Faith in a Modern World
Hebrews 11 Faith Series #1 • September 8, 2019 • Mike Stubbs
Everyone needs the supernatural. But the supernatural can only be engaged by faith. In order to understand faith properly, we need to take a look at the beginnings. In our increasingly progressive landscape, foundations of faith are more important than ever. We can't finish a race well we never started right.