The Power of the Name of God
The Lord's Prayer Series #2 • June 13, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
It is common to hear people misuse the name of God. It can be nonchalance, foolishness or wickedness. In any case, it is based on ignorance of the position of esteem this name holds. A believer who understands and effectively uses the name of God can do great things for the kingdom and wields a weapon darkness is not equipped to advance or stand against.
The Power of the Good Father Concept
The Lord's Prayer Series #1 • June 6, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Important to emotionally healthy spirituality is the concept of fatherhood we embrace. Not only is this concept that starts with Father God taught throughout the scriptures, but Jesus taught an approach to God and modeled a relationship with God that is centered around the loving father belief. When we grow in this, we develop more emotionally healthy relationships as a result. The ultimate goal is for us to embrace God as Father and to model His love to those in our spheres of influence.
Prayer Strategies That Prevail
2021 Holy Spirit Series #6 • May 23, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Some people seem to pray a lot but not much seems to happen. Others don’t put on much of an outward show but seem to have a lot of breakthroughs. Every believer will experience warfare on a spiritual level, but one differentiating factor will be the outcomes. There are a few things that can change your outcomes to the plus side more frequently if understood and that is what we are sharing in this lesson.
The Ministry Gifts
2021 Holy Spirit Series #5 • May 16, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Healthy believers are found in healthy gatherings often referred to as the local church in communities worldwide. Paul said the body of Christ, broken down into localized fellowships, has what we need to grow spiritually so we should not search outside the community of Christ. The Bible gives us insight into influencers within the local church called the ministry gifts who have a vital role in partnering with us for spiritual maturity.
The Importance of Varied Motivational Gifts
2021 Holy Spirit Series #4 • May 9, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
It is possible to be so convinced that our understanding of the truth is the whole truth that we are willing to end relationships over it. What we don’t realize is that no one disciple of Jesus Christ has grasped the whole truth, and we are in need of others in the body of Christ with differing perspectives to come to a more complete understanding of Christ’s compassion. This is where an understanding of your motivational gift and those of others will help each of us become better.
The Fruit of the Holy Spirit
2021 Holy Spirit series #3 • May 2, 2021
Love is easy to say and harder to do outside of the grace of God. Making the choice to love – over and over again – will rewire us to the original blueprint Jesus Christ explained to us. We try so hard to do all the petty detail of what we perceive would be pleasing to God when all He asks in the New Covenant are two things – Love God and love people. And when we mix a little choice, effort, and grace, we become radically different and it’s a beautiful thing.
Run Your Race
April 25, 2021 • Pastor Brandon Little
God has given you a unique race to run and He doesn’t want you weighed down by the worries of this world or entangled by sin. Renewing your mind is essential to being set free to run that race. Today we will talk about shaking off what holds you back and running your race to finish well.
The Legitimate Gifts of the Holy Spirit
2021 Holy Spirit Series #2 • April 18, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are real and active today. They are gifts from God that help us fulfill the life-mission He has given to each of us. But no matter how eloquently or demonstratively we operate in these gifts, they are only recognized by God if they flow out of the motivation of love. And the motivation of love will open doors to greater gifts.
The Fullness of the Holy Spirit
2021 Holy Spirit Series #1 • April 11, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
There can be confusion about what “the spirit-filled life” is. A simple walk through the scriptures with one who is knowledgeable about the Holy Spirit can enlighten us to things we did not know we did not know. It is possible to be a dedicated believer and have more to learn like Apollos in Acts. Today we are going to learn more about the Holy Spirit together, who is so important that Jesus Christ said He would leave Him with us to lead us into all truth after He – Jesus – ascended into heaven.
Three Truths That Will Change Your Life
April 4, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Life is about choices. Truth makes little difference if we choose not to believe it and act upon it. But when we hear eternal truth and act upon it, the Bible says it will set us free. This message focuses on three truths that are life-changing – what Jesus Christ did, what happened after He did it, and the impact it has had on individual lives.
Essential Faith in Dark Times
Good Friday • April 2, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Sometimes we walk through dark places in life. Jesus walked through a dark place the day he was crucified alone. But He was able to do this because of His confidence in the promise of the Father not to abandon Him in the place of the dead – Sheol. When you trust your Heavenly Father’s perfect love, you will be able to walk with determined confidence even through dark places knowing God’s predetermined outcomes for you always outdo the devil’s preconceived plans.
The Blessing of Obedience
March 28, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Jesus knew what it would cost Him to go to Jerusalem to fulfill the Father’s plan. But He also knew what the result would be and that brought Him joy. Joy gave Him strength and the joy of the Lord is our strength according to Nehemiah. When we purposefully follow God’s plans even when it is challenging, we will be rewarded for obedience both in this life and in the afterlife. Living purposefully gives us power for this life and is not overlooked by God.
Death Is Not the End
March 21, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
The idea of death creates more fear than nearly anything. People generally do not understand it or sometimes even take it seriously until they are faced with it. We think about life because that is what we are experiencing now. But death should be contemplated in advance because each of us will encounter it one day and it is different for the believer than the non-believer.
The Blessings of Friendship With God
March 14, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
What if you could feel the presence of God no matter the circumstances? What if you could hear the voice of God over all the other voices? What if you could be fulfilled and content in all situations? In this message we will discuss how these things are available to the friend of God.
Becoming a Friend of God
March 7, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
There are many factors that influence our understanding of and relationship with God. Wrongful theology and legalistic religious systems are the worst because they are the hardest to break free from mentally. Therefore, Jesus had the harshest words for religious leaders who loaded believers with heavy burdens they themselves secretly couldn’t live up to. Jesus Christ hates it when influencers make relationship with Him difficult for otherwise sincere believers.
Embracing Your Purpose in Life
February 28, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
In the Old Testament temple were fixtures crafted to exact specifications from some precious and some common materials designed by God and shaped by men for differing purposes: some to bear light, others to cleanse worshippers, some for fragrance or to carry the weight of sacrifice. In the same way we were each fearfully and wonderfully made by God for a specific purpose that brings about fulfillment and joy in the abundant life God planned for us to experience. Let’s look at how we move into the higher purposes of God that cause righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
February 21, 2021 • Adam Welty
Studying the life of Abraham, a pattern of faith emerges that changed the lives of him, his family, his descendants and even us. In this message, Adam explains the foundation of faith, its implications upon our identity, and how that translates into a blessed life.
Embracing Your New Identity
February 14, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
The world is always trying to control you by defining and redesigning you. But if you embrace the devil’s definition of yourself, it can only steal, kill, and destroy, leaving your life frayed and torn, strewn with relational collateral damage. The Bible teaches that when you embrace Jesus Christ, you are a new and esteemed Creation of God; the old is gone and something new is born. Jesus Christ hits the reset and creates a new you in Him to live a life of righteousness, peace and joy.
The Lord Our Righteousness
February 7, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
To avoid problems such as loneliness, anxiety, and depression, it is important for people to feel loved and accepted. Long before Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explained this, God had already provided the means for broken humanity to be restored and to belong to a family. God made a way for mankind to be in right standing with Himself which is the foundation for all good, healthy, and edifying relationships.
The Lord Our Shepherd
January 31, 2021 • Mike Stubbs
Last week we talked about how God – Jehovah Jireh – is aware of and desires to provide our everyday needs – food, water, shelter, electricity, medical care, gainful employment, etc. Today we are going to talk Jehovah Rohi – The Lord Our Shepherd – who protects and defends us from the tide of darkness all around until we are safely in His eternal embrace. God wants to provide our needs and keep us safe. Learn how you can embrace God's protection by faith.