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Alive Wesleyan is led by Tom Harding in Central, South Carolina. We believe anyone who finds a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active role in Christian community will experience spiritual transformation! We are committed to this vision a…


Makarios - (Stranger Things - Week 2)
Sep 9 • 43 min
Jesus came to set the upside-down, right side up. Matthew 4:17 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”“The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart f…
Anawim - (Stranger Things - Week 1)
Sep 3 • 42 min
Jesus came to set the upside-down, right side up. Have’s - experience good things. Have not’s — rest of us. Anawim
Just Do It - (Huddle Up - Week 3)
Aug 26 • 39 min
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV84) 17 … if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!We learn (truth) in rows.We grow (train) in circles.Being a disciple is stepping into a new life that starts the…
Disciple Defined - (Huddle Up - Week 2)
Aug 19 • 35 min
We want to reach spiritually hungry people and introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active role in Christian community.Mark 3:33–35 (NIV84) 33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he …
What’s Your Intention? - Huddle Up - Week 1
Aug 12 • 41 min
Do you have any porch people in your life?Church attendance has been cut in half since the 1950’s.We want to reach spiritually hungry people and introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a…
“Blank Page ” - August 4, 2019
Aug 5 • 25 min
Who am I?What am I worth?Why am I here?Who gets to write on your page?If you knew, believed and lived out of what God says is true about you would it change anything?
“Following vs. Fear ” - Joy Bomb - Week 9
Jul 29 • 36 min
Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!”The first part is being awakened to who God is all of His glory, all of His holiness, all of His power…
“Joyful Imperfection” - Joy Bomb - Week 7
Jul 15 • 34 min
We think if our lives were a little more perfect, then we’d be happy. A perfect God sent his perfect Son so that, through Him, an imperfect people may reach and love an imperfect world. …
“Joyful Trust” - Joy Bomb - Week 6
Jul 8 • 31 min
How can we grow in our trust and in turn grow in our joy?1) They are tempted to control. “Joy comes to us in moments—ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” - Br…
“Joyful Response”- Joy Bomb- Week 5
Jul 1 • 36 min
“It’s not your problem that’s the problem, it’s your reaction to the problem that’s your problem.”“JOYFUL RESPONSE”Joyful Response is actually caused by an expectant acceptance of the truthShift our perspective from where…
“Joyful Contentment”- Joy Bomb- Week 4
Jun 24 • 38 min
Contentment - a state of being happy or satisfied.Philippians 4:12b (NIV84) 12b “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation …”Three False Pathways to Contentment1. “The …
“Joyful Endurance” - Joy Bomb - Week 3
Jun 17 • 32 min
The Gospel either works for all people or it works for none. Joyful Endurance. Pain. Humanity is fluent in the language of suffering.
“Privilege of Knowing Christ”- Joy Bomb- Week 2
Jun 10 • 42 min
Fierce Joy isn’t dependent on circumstances, but rooted in eternity. Philippians 3:1-111 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to yo…
“Joyful Perspective” - Joy Bomb - Week 1
Jun 2 • 42 min
Where does joy come from and why does it seem so elusive?Acts 16:25 (NLT) 25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening.True joy…
Solid Inspection- Demo Day- Week 4
May 28 • 37 min
Demolition precedes renovation.Deconstruction precedes reconstruction.We buy into a deception.This produces something new in our lives, division.The result of deception and division in our …
Renovation - (Demo Day- Week 3 )
May 20 • 40 min
Demolition precedes renovation.Luke 10:25–37 (NLT) 25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?”…
Guest Speaker: Rev. Mark Wilson (Mother’s Day 2019)
May 13 • 37 min
Two Very Different Approaches: Pressurized StrivingLiving from the Place of Peace. The Place of Peace Reminds Me Who I AmFalse Identity NarrativesI am What I HaveI am What I DoI am What P…
Blueprint - (Demo Day- Week 2)
May 6 • 44 min
The quality of the construction rests on the commitment of the crew.Matthew 22:36–40 (NIV84) 37 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greate…
“Demo Day” - (Demo Day - Week 1)
Apr 29 • 34 min
Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT) 24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collaps…
“Unbelievable” - (True Colors - Week 5- Easter)
Apr 23 • 39 min
Unbelievable - So great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary The strangeness of the resurrection, points to the significance of the resurrection. John 3:16 (NIV84) 16 “For God so loved the world …
“Forsaken” - (True Colors - Week 4)
Apr 17 • 45 min
What does faith look like when life falls apart? David intentionally makes decisions based on what he knows to be true about God, even though it may not feel good or right in the moment.When was the last time I was m…
“Search Me” - (True Colors - Week 3)
Apr 7 • 38 min
What does faith look like when life falls apart? What do we really put our faith in?Does it work? Psalm 139:1 (NRSV) 1O Lord, you have searched me and known m…
Friendship (Change - Week 6)
Mar 11 • 30 min
Do I want to be in a relationship with Jesus? All of us need a relationship with God. We go into those situations with a relationship with God.Or we go into those situations alone….
Mind (Change - Week 5)
Mar 4 • 46 min
Galatians 5:1 (NIV84) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Our minds are troubled, corrupt, anxious, rash, con…
Career (Change - Week 4)
Feb 25 • 39 min
Grace. Can something really change inside of me so that what comes out of me is different? Whatever is going on in my life is coming from inside of me. Sp…
Society (Change - Week 3)
Feb 18 • 37 min
Does God desire for our society to change in how we relate to each other? If he does, how?Genesis 12:2–3 (NIV84) 2“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bl…
Relationships (Change - Week 2)
Feb 11 • 34 min
Can people really change when it comes to family and friends? If left alone and there is not a constant introduction to outside energy, everything will move from order to disorder and chaos. Probably the gre…
Can People Really Change? (Change - Week 1)
Feb 4 • 41 min
People see me as ______________. Behaviors are an overflow of what is inside. Add notesCan people really change? Imagine living in a world where we didn’t believe change was possible. I don’…
Guest Speaker: Santes Beatty (Soul Detox - Week 4)
Jan 29 • 39 min
Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord of God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. Today I want to talk about what may seem like an oxymoron, I wa…
A Seduced Soul (Soul Detox - Week 3)
Jan 21 • 40 min
We are not a body with a soul; we are (first) a soul with a body. Exodus 20:3–5 (NIV84) 3 You shall have no other gods before me. 4“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything … 5 You shall not bow …
A Tortured Soul (Soul Detox - Week 2)
Jan 14 • 31 min
Psalm 40:12 New Living Translation (NLT)12 For troubles surround me— too many to count!My sins pile up so high I can’t see my way out.They outnumber the hairs on my head. …
The Restless Soul (Soul Detox - Week 1)
Jan 7 • 37 min
Genesis 2:7 (NIV84) 7 The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living being (nephesh, soul).We are not a body with a soul; we…
Waiting (Broken Halos - Week 4)
Jan 3 • 34 min
The Christmas story is one of real people who had real lives and faced real events that sometimes got real weird and produced real fears in a very real Bible.
Broken Halos - Christmas Eve Service 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 15 min
Christmas Eve at ALIVE Wesleyan 2018
Suffering Servant (Broken Halos - Week 3)
Dec 27, 2018 • 40 min
God chooses real people to do things we never thought possible in ways we never considered.
Get Real (Broken Halos - Week 2)
Dec 17, 2018 • 38 min
I wonder if we have almost sanitized the Christmas story so it’s believable as a Fairy Tale for children and yet not believable as adults who know better. Baby Jesus came to die on the cross because we had to be forgiven. But that is too dark for us, so…
Guest Speaker: Rev. Andrea Summers (Broken Halos - Week 1)
Dec 4, 2018 • 42 min
Our lives are burdened under the epidemic of busyness. What is the antidote for a world that is weary and exhausted? SABBATH. Sabbath literally means cease or stop. Sabbath is a posture of becoming instead of doing. It’s about moving from managing time as…
Remain (Feed the Creature - Week 3)
Nov 26, 2018 • 39 min
Worship—treasuring God above all things. Jesus wouldn’t cave to something he admires less at the cost of what he admires the most. Did you know what happened this week during the Compassion Experience? 2,830 Stories walked through 226 Children Rescued…
Compassion (Feed the Creature - Week 2)
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
The Bible talks about a heart that is divided, a heart that pursues one thing but needs another. The heart needs tending. The heart is powerful. The heart is to be protected and valued. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV84) 23Above all else, guard your heart, for it is…
What do we Admire the Most? (Feed the Creature - Week 1)
Nov 12, 2018 • 58 min
This series is built on the premise that every single one of us—man or woman, young or old, religious or not—we were all created by God to know and to worship him. Colossians 1:16: For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth… —all things…
Harvest (Live Life - Week 5)
Nov 5, 2018 • 44 min
#1—God’s greatest goal in my life is to form me into the kind of person who He can trust with whatever it is that I want. Matthew 17:20 (NIV84) … I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from…
How do we know it’s working? (Live Life - Week 4)
Nov 5, 2018 • 42 min
We work for big incomes, large houses, easy retirements and long lifelines. John 10:10 (NRSV) 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 3:16 (NRSV) 16 For God so loved the world…
How to Change the Want-er (Live Life - Week 3)
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
Spiritual formation—something Spiritual is being formed in us, making us into something better. Growing spiritually isn’t about me changing what I want. It’s about Jesus changing the inside of me. John 17:3 (NRSV) 3 And this is eternal life, that they may…
Seeds (Live Life - Week 2)
Oct 15, 2018 • 37 min
Last week we started with some big questions. What does Jesus say needs to be done? What does Jesus say needs to change? What does Jesus say I need to do better? #1 - God’s greatest goal in my life is to form me into the kind of person who He can trust…
Broken Wanter (Live Life - Week 1)
Oct 8, 2018 • 36 min
And after coming out of a series like Meat and Potatoes we would place ourselves under a similar scrutiny but we would add some Jesus. What does Jesus say needs to be done?What does Jesus say needs to change?What does Jesus say I need to do better? Do I…
An In-Depth View of Holiness (Part 3 of 3) | Second Helpings Class
Oct 2, 2018 • 63 min
Former Southern Wesleyan University Religion Professor, Dr. Bob Black goes deeper into the concept of Holiness. This event was the third of three weekly classes provided at ALIVE Wesleyan Church.
Live Your Convictions (Meat & Potatoes - Week 6)
Oct 2, 2018 • 37 min
Do I have a relationship with God and if I do, what does it look like? Matthew 11:28–30 (NIV84) 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,…
An In-Depth View of Holiness (Part 2 of 3) | Second Helpings Class
Sep 26, 2018 • 55 min
Former Southern Wesleyan University Religion Professor, Dr. Bob Black goes deeper into the concept of Holiness. This event was the second of three weekly classes provided at ALIVE Wesleyan Church.
Spend Me (Meat & Potatoes - Week 5)
Sep 24, 2018 • 38 min
God allows us to reject him.What is God like?What does God want with me?God made us individually to be like Him.
An In-Depth View of Holiness (Part 1 of 3) | Second Helpings Class
Sep 18, 2018 • 52 min
Former Southern Wesleyan University Religion Professor, Dr. Bob Black goes deeper into the concept of Holiness. This event was the first of three weekly classes provided at ALIVE Wesleyan Church.
Reclaiming Sin (Meat & Potatoes - Week 4)
Sep 17, 2018 • 39 min
Do I have a relationship with God and if so, what does it look like? “ … let us remember that we are in the battle for our own souls here, and when we decide the fate of holiness for this generation, we are, in that moment, deciding everything else.-Steve…
Relating to God Pt. 2 (Meat & Potatoes - Week 3)
Sep 10, 2018 • 36 min
There is great power in presence. I am most afraid when there is an awareness of how out of control I really am. Do you have a relationship with God and if so, what does it look like?
“Relating to God” - (Meat and Potatoes - Week 2)
Sep 5, 2018 • 36 min
Do I have a relationship with God and if I do, what does it look like? Leviticus 19:2 (NIV84) 2 Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Matthew 5:48 (NIV84) 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Life After God (Meat & Potatoes - Week 1)
Aug 27, 2018 • 41 min
Do I have a relationship with God and if I do, what does it look like?
Hearing God (I’m Shook - Week 3)
Aug 22, 2018 • 36 min
I want to hear God’s voice and know it’s God’s voice. Do I know God’s voice? 1 Samuel 1:11 (NIV84) 11 … “O Lord Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give…
I Can’t Sustain Myself (I’m Shook - Week 2)
Aug 13, 2018 • 33 min
We are not alone. We are not fending for ourselves. We are not meant to sustain ourselves. And, that’s ok. It’s a good thing.
I Can’t Sustain Myself (I’m Shook - Week 2)
Aug 13, 2018 • 33 min
I Can’t Control Everything (I’m Shook - Week 1)
Aug 6, 2018 • 39 min
If we can’t control everything, is there someone who can? And if someone else can, are we willing to trust them through the unknown?
Hosea (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 7)
Jul 30, 2018 • 34 min
What is true confession? What does actual repentance look like? Hosea 6:1-6 (NIV)
Esther (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 6)
Jul 23, 2018 • 39 min
If God decides He wants to do something, He will do it and nobody can ruin or stop His plans. Your past does not have to disqualify your future because God’s grace is bigger than your sin, or anyone else’s.
Daniel (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 5)
Jul 16, 2018 • 34 min
God has the ability to intervene in His creation and do the impossible. Do I hold onto my faith or let go of my faith and pursue something different?
Joseph (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 4)
Jul 9, 2018 • 40 min
Even though we can’t see what God is doing, it doesn’t mean He isn’t doing something. And whatever God is doing is good.
Samson (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 3)
Jul 9, 2018 • 35 min
Jonah (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 2)
Jun 25, 2018 • 29 min
Malachi 3:6 (NIV84) 6 “I the Lord do not change. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV84) 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever. But the “You gotta be kidding me” moment has to do with the main character of this story, not Jonah, not the fish …but this all…
David and Goliath (You Gotta Be Kidding Me - Week 1)
Jun 18, 2018 • 38 min
Malachi 3:6 (NIV84) “I the Lord do not change. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV84) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. God is good. God is faithful. God is able.
Relational Evangelism (Psalm 23 - Week 6)
Jun 11, 2018 • 38 min
Value 6: Relational Evangelism—We will intentionally leverage our influence in the world for the purpose of introducing people to the transforming love of Christ. The number one way the Gospel spreads is one person telling another and that is because of…
Excellent Environments (Psalm 23 - Week 5)
Jun 4, 2018 • 40 min
Excellent Environments—We believe that our role is to remove obstacles and create opportunities for people to bump into Jesus so that He can teach and do what only he can teach and do. Excellent Environments—If we believe Jesus is the hope of the world,…
Gifted Service (Psalm 23 - Week 4)
Jun 1, 2018 • 42 min
Gifted Service—We are committed to reflecting the purpose and personality of Jesus by leveraging our God-given gifts for the benefit of others, both inside and outside the church. I long for the day at ALIVE where this is true of us.Everybody serves…
Authentic Community (Psalm 23 - Week 3)
May 21, 2018 • 42 min
Psalm 23 (NIV84) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Value #3 - Authentic Community — We believe pursuing truth together is the best way to…
Relational Intimacy (Psalm 23 - Week 2)
May 14, 2018 • 42 min
Relational Intimacy — No matter what you have done wrong, by grace through faith in Jesus alone, it is possible to be restored into an intimate relationship with God. Luke 19:10 (NIV84) 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
Biblical Authority (Psalm 23 - Week 1)
May 14, 2018 • 40 min
One of the key phrases Jesus used when he was talking to folks was this, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” “Because I am now available to everybody, to be in you and around you, you might want to rethink your strategy for life.”
Guest Speaker: Rev. Mark Wilson (Jesus à la carte - Week 5)
Apr 30, 2018 • 28 min
Jesus is the greatest treasure the world has ever seen. Matthew 13:44 - ”The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” We were created…
Strength and Anger (Jesus à la carte - Week 4)
Apr 23, 2018 • 43 min
Do I even believe in Jesus?Can I trust Jesus? Week 1: Jesus cares about all parts of our lives, the inner world and the outer world. Week 2: No matter what we’ve done, Jesus offers acceptance, love, friendship and forgiveness Week 3: Jesus offers mercy…
Can’t Touch This? (Jesus à la carte - Week 3)
Apr 16, 2018 • 41 min
When you sell something to someone else, it is for personal benefit and profit. When you give something away, it is for someone else’s benefit and profit. The REAL Jesus doesn’t want something from us; he wants something for us.
He Did What?! (Jesus à la carte - Week 2)
Apr 9, 2018 • 41 min
A supersized Jesus, extra grace, double forgiveness, hold the hard truth, with a big order of “don’t make me feel bad about anything I want to do” on the side. Answer every prayer I ever offer and protect me from any hurt or pain in my life and eventually…
Easter Sunday (Jesus à la carte - Week 1)
Apr 9, 2018 • 37 min
A supersized Jesus, extra grace, double forgiveness, hold the hard truth, with a big order of “don’t make me feel bad about anything I want to do” on the side. Answer every prayer I ever offer and protect me from any hurt or pain in my life and eventually…
Peace (War Effort - Week 8)
Mar 26, 2018 • 41 min
There is a heaven and there is a hell and every person in history will spend eternity in one or the other based on what they did with Jesus Christ. John 14:6 (NRSV) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the…
Unlikely Recruit (War Effort - Week 7)
Mar 19, 2018 • 35 min
Anyone, at any time, can find themselves in a room with Jesus. Matthew 28:16-20 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them…
New Territory (War Effort - Week 6)
Mar 12, 2018 • 41 min
ALIVE will become a multiplying movement. Is this Gospel, this Jesus, worth the effort? It is time to take the inspiration and information you have received in this series, and add some perspiration. Many of us are carrying conviction; God has burdened…
Basic Training (War Effort - Week 5)
Mar 5, 2018 • 42 min
War—a struggle to achieve a goal. War Effort— A group of people willing to change and do whatever needs to be done in order to achieve a common goal. Do I place enough value in what Jesus has done for me to enter the struggle of introducing Jesus to…
Economy of Force (War Effort - Week 4)
Feb 26, 2018 • 41 min
War—a struggle to achieve a goal War for a specific number on a scale.War for our families.War against cancer.War for the environment.War against an addiction.War for our children. Do I place enough value in what Jesus has done for me to enter the…
Strategic Maneuvers (War Effort - Week 3)
Feb 21, 2018 • 47 min
War effort - A group of people willing to change and do whatever needs to be done in order to achieve a common goal. There is a heaven and there is a hell and every person in history will spend eternity in one or the other based on what they did with…
Unity of Command (War Effort - Week 2)
Feb 12, 2018 • 40 min
War—a struggle to achieve a goal. A group of people willing to change and do whatever needs to be done in order to achieve a common goal. There is a heaven and there is a hell and every person in history will spend eternity in one or the other based on…
Commander’s Intent (War Effort - Week 1)
Feb 9, 2018 • 41 min
War—a struggle to achieve a goal. War effort—a coordinated mobilization of a society’s resources towards the support of a force seeking a goal and the good of its citizens. Another way we might define war effort might be this:A group of people who are…
Guest Speaker: Rev. Santes Beatty (You Are Here - Week 4)
Jan 29, 2018 • 39 min
One Problem – Sin One Solution – Jesus One Hope – Jesus’ Resurrection and 2nd Coming One Mission – Make and Multiply Disciples One Vehicle - Love
Rough Road (You Are Here - Week 3)
Jan 22, 2018 • 33 min
Reality Check. Faith. Repent. Do you know what Step 4 always is? Road Block. And many of us have already discovered this, maybe even this week. We defined our here and set out to make real, lasting change. “I’m going to get in shape.” “I’m going to get…
Financial Learning Experience with Joe Sangl
Jan 21, 2018 • 121 min
Joe Sangl led ALIVE Wesleyan Church in a Financial Learning Experience on January 15th, 2018. Joseph Sangl is a leading teacher of personal finances. It is his passion to help people accomplish far more than they ever thought possible with their personal…
Guest Speaker: Joe Sangl (You Are Here - Week 2)
Jan 19, 2018 • 47 min
You are able to do exactly what God has put you on earth to do regardless of the cost or income potential. You are able. God owns it ALL. God recognizes our ABILITY.
You Are Here (You Are Here- Week 1)
Jan 10, 2018 • 42 min
You are here. Two Reactions:I don’t want this life.This isn’t the life I thought I would Today is the sum total of your life to date. Romans 3:23 (NIV84) 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,John 16:33 (NIV84) 33 … In this world you…
Spiritual Disciplines- Beth Petersen
Jan 5, 2018 • 26 min
Have you ever found your self in a place where you are suddenly and painfully aware you are an outsider? You look around and have no clue what you are supposed to do or say. Have you ever had a moment like this at church? Have you ever felt like this when…
Manger (Family Tree - Week 4)
Dec 26, 2017 • 29 min
Christmas is this tension between style and substance. If we remove the manger from the Nativity, can we still have Christmas? Matthew 1:1 (NIV84) A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Do you know what the name…
Crossroads (Family Tree - Week 3)
Dec 18, 2017 • 43 min
A few observations about this crossroads: · First, we will often choose to listen to our fears more than God. · Second, we will often listen to our selfishness and pride more than God. · Third, I have no problem with God when he asks me to do something I…
Stump (Family Tree - Week 2)
Dec 11, 2017 • 34 min
A couple of observations about stumps:There is little to no value in a stump.There is little to no hope in a stump. A stump is simply a memorial that something used to live there. Isaiah 11:1 (NIV84) A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his…
Christmas Tree (Family Tree - Week 1)
Dec 5, 2017 • 40 min
You don’t get to choose your family. If we are not careful, we begin to believe some of those things about ourselves. · I am less because of where I grew up, so I had better perform or pose. · I can’t beat this; it’s been part of my family tree—my dad, my…
Run With A Limp (Hitting the Wall - Week 4)
Nov 27, 2017 • 35 min
Running is hard. Hitting wall is going to happen. Running in a team is better than running alone.And running with a limp changes the game. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may…
Run Together (Hitting the Wall - Week 3)
Nov 20, 2017 • 41 min
Hebrews 10:19–25 (NIV84) 19 Therefore, friends, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the…
Heart of Running (Hitting the Wall - Week 2)
Nov 13, 2017 • 34 min
To reveal the kind of faith required for the life of Christianity and this is revealed through Jesus Hebrews 11:1 (NIV84) Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Faith is not: If I do this, God will do this. That is…
Running (Hitting the Wall - Week 1)
Nov 6, 2017 • 33 min
Maybe you have never ran or cycled in such a way as to hit a wall, but we all share experiences when life became so tough, a season of life was so trying that we felt it was going to crush us and we hit a proverbial wall. · Mothers of young children know…
Strategies Against the Enemy (What’s Under the Bed? - Week 3)
Oct 30, 2017 • 46 min
Whether you are believer or not, I don’t have to convince you of evil. We may differ on where evil comes from. Some people believe evil is random. Some believe evil is part of humanity so evil happens whenever people get together. Some people evil is from…
Schemes of the Enemy (What’s Under the Bed? - Week 2)
Oct 23, 2017 • 36 min
And now we can see the two main strategies Satan uses in our lives. Strategy 1: To get you to believe something different than what God says is true about himself or his promises. Strategy 2: To get you to believe something different than what God says…
Know the Enemy (What’s Under the Bed? - Week 1)
Oct 16, 2017 • 39 min
Research reveals about 80% of Americans believe in God while only 60% believe in the Devil. He is saying that fear that there is something under the bed, is a legitimate fear. The Bible affirms there is more than meets the eye and if that’s true, who and…
Making a Difference (Hope Grows Here - Week 5)
Oct 9, 2017 • 30 min
Can one person really make that big difference One person can make a difference to God. So this idea of making a difference to God sounds like an oxymoron,creation making a difference to the creator. The finite making a difference to the infinite. The…
Bread Casting (Hope Grows Here - Week 4)
Oct 2, 2017 • 43 min
ALIVE will become a multiplying movement. If churches don’t plant churches, who will? We need more churches to reach our communities. In order to build campuses and plant churches, ALIVE is getting intentional about raising missional leaders We need…
Equal Sacrifice not Equal Gifts (Hope Grows Here - Week 3)
Sep 25, 2017 • 43 min
God honors movement. God honors sacrifice. Today I want to go after the way we think about sacrifice. Throughout the New Testament there is a word that is used 29 times. It is the word “phroneo” which is translated “mind.” Mark 8:33 (NRSV) 33 But turning…
God Honors Sacrifice (Hope Grows Here - Week 2)
Sep 18, 2017 • 41 min
ALIVE will become a multiplying movement. In order to become a multiplying movement, we have to get intentional about raising up leaders, men and women who understand that God has gifted them and God has called all of us to be part of advancing His…
Movement (Hope Grows Here - Week 1)
Sep 11, 2017 • 43 min
Vision Submission must be part of any group that believes it is being led by God-given vision. Tom, the daily responsibilities for the ministry have lessened for you but the responsibility of charting the course of all that is ALIVE has risen in…
Bursting the Bubble (Won’t You Be My Neighbor - Week 5)
Sep 5, 2017 • 46 min
This lawyer has lived his life in his bubble. But, his bubble was not about personal space thing. Because, from his perspective, eternal life - the good life - a life that would honor God means staying away from everything that would make him dirty. It…
Preventing the Ditch (Won’t You Be My Neighbor - Week 4)
Aug 28, 2017 • 40 min
We can never be good enough. We can never earn what we do not deserve. And what the lawyer didn’t understand is what some of us do not understand. The answer to his problem was standing right in front of him. God loves his creation and he sent Jesus to do…
My Closest Neighbors (Won’t You Be My Neighbor - Week 3)
Aug 21, 2017 • 38 min
I pay my own way. I am all that. The two great cliffs people who follow God frequently make the mistake of jumping off of. And you know what, people who do not believe find these two schools of thought repulsive and they detest any gathering that espouses…
What’s The Difference (Won’t You Be My Neighbor - Week 2)
Aug 15, 2017 • 37 min
He talked about how we can be like the religious lawyer and get stuck thinking I’ve earned it and I pay my own way. How can we be a people who give mercy away? The story is in Luke 10:25-37. If you have a bible Luke is about 3/4ths of the way through. In…
The Other Side (Won’t You Be My Neighbor - Week 1)
Aug 7, 2017 • 40 min
Let me share the two mistakes the lawyer makes and perhaps some of us make, as we relate to God. “Pay my own way.” Another more boring term would be to over-moralize. “God blesses me because I am good. The “good-er” I am, the more blessings I achieve. The…
The Code Practiced (Back To The Future - Week 4)
Jul 31, 2017 • 39 min
We all have a personal code we live by. Last week, we discovered the code of Jesus. First, he tries to appeal to the physical desires and physical appetites. When the temptation to his physical desires doesn’t work, he appeals to the possibility of…
The Code (Back To The Future - Week 3)
Jul 26, 2017 • 39 min
What is the code that moves us from regret to redemption? If the only things that change are time and circumstances resulting in less opportunity to build regret, then we haven’t really changed. Circumstances do not build solid character. Circumstances…
Ruth 2 (Back To The Future - Week 2)
Jul 19, 2017 • 29 min
Last week we began this series called back to the future. This idea that looking back we see a series of events that lead us to this moment. If one thing had been changed the outcome could have been completely different and you may not be sitting here.…
Ruth 1 (Back To The Future - Week 1)
Jul 10, 2017 • 40 min
Speaker: Matt Irvine Ruth 1:1 “In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s name was Elimelek, his…
Demon Possessed Man (Heat - Week 5)
Jul 5, 2017 • 37 min
The issue is not how big this moment seemed to be but rather how small and insignificant we label the miracles God does in our lives every day What matters is our anticipation of them and our response to them. This requires anticipation. This requires…
Moses (Heat - Week 4)
Jun 29, 2017 • 38 min
Since the beginning of time, God has been doing completely impossible things in the hearts of completely average people like us. He won’t stop now.
Do You Love Me? (Heat - Week 3)
Jun 19, 2017 • 40 min
What do you do when you don’t feel like God is with you? Heat Series: Wrestling through trusting God when life is painful, confusing and doesn’t make sense.Speaker: Tom Harding
Elijah - (Heat - Week 2)
Jun 12, 2017 • 37 min
God doesn’t “need” a person like you. You need a God like Him. Speaker: Tom Harding Heat Series: Wrestling through trusting God when life is painful, confusing and doesn’t make sense.
Burn - (Heat Week 1)
Jun 5, 2017 • 40 min
The most important thing that a church will ever do is announce that it is possible to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus. After that, all things are now possible. Speaker: Tom Harding Heat Series: Wrestling through trusting God when life is…
Salt & Light - (Pieces Week 6)
Jun 1, 2017 • 37 min
The most important thing that a church will ever do is announce that it is possible to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus. After that, all things are now possible. Speaker: Tom Harding Pieces Series: Under the headship of Jesus, all of the most…
Marriage Design - (Pieces Week 5)
May 22, 2017 • 32 min
There are two primary threats to our marriages: what we bring in from before we are married and what we allow in after we are married. Speaker: Tom Harding Pieces Series: Under the headship of Jesus, all of the most important pieces of our lives are…
Parenting - (Pieces Week 4) Mother’s Day
May 16, 2017 • 39 min
Happy Mother’s Day! Join us as we take a deeper look at what the Bible says about parenting. Speaker: Tom Harding Pieces Series: Under the headship of Jesus, all of the most important pieces of our lives are brought back into a right relationship with one…
Marriage Threats - (Pieces Week 3)
May 11, 2017 • 43 min
There are two primary threats to our marriages: what we bring in from before we are married and what we allow in after we are married. Speaker: Tom Harding Pieces Series: Under the headship of Jesus, all of the most important pieces of our lives are…
What Did God Say? (Pieces - Week 2)
May 1, 2017 • 43 min
What Did God Say? - The reason that marriage and gender are under such attack in today’s world is the same reason that they have been under attack since the beginning of time. Speaker: Tom Harding Pieces Series: Under the headship of Jesus, all of the…
Faith (Pieces - Week 1)
Apr 24, 2017 • 38 min
Faith: Everybody has a faith system that they lean their lives against. Some holdup. Some fall apart. Speaker: Tom Harding Alive Wesleyan Church
Curtain - Week 6: Unshakable
Apr 17, 2017 • 42 min
Unshakable: When Jesus rose from the dead, He proved that He will be able to keep His promise to give us an unshakable life inside of His Kingdom.Speaker: Tom Harding Alive Wesleyan Church
Curtain - Week 5: Freedom
Apr 10, 2017 • 41 min
Freedom: Jesus redeems (purchases) us out of slavery and into freedom. But, it is possible to BE free, and not ACT free. Speaker: Tom HardingAlive Wesleyan Church
Curtain - Week 4: Two Covenants, Two Kings
Apr 4, 2017 • 44 min
Two Covenants, Two Kings: Under the New Covenant, King Jesus gives us the power to put our faith into action and crush the enemy.Speaker: Tom HardingAlive Wesleyan Church
Curtain - Week 3: Rest
Mar 27, 2017 • 41 min
Rest - Jesus, as our Great High Priest, brings us into a right relationship with God the Father, and we find rest.Speaker: Tom HardingAlive Wesleyan Church
Curtain - Week 2: Mercy
Mar 20, 2017 • 37 min
Mercy - Many of us walk around with a profound sense of shame from the things we’ve done, the things we didn’t do or the things done to us. How does Jesus remove our shame and make us clean?Speaker: Matt Irvine
Curtain - Week 1: Good Father
Mar 13, 2017 • 41 min
Good Father OR Confidence: Confidence in yourself grows only when confidence in God grows. But how is that possible? Much of our lives are marked by a distinct sense of separation from our Creator. We might believe that He exists, but it feels like He is…
Blueprint of a Movement - Week 6: Relational Evangelism
Mar 9, 2017 • 45 min
As we study through the Book of Ephesians and our six values, we will see how Christ can bring unity and “one-ness” in each one of us individually and in all of us as a church. When something is effective, important and makes a real difference in our…