The Light Church Podcast

The Light Church Podcast
Extending the love of Jesus to see wholeness in Baltimore City and beyond.

The Future of The Light Church: Some Significant Updates
Mar 8 • 40 min
Pastor John shares some important updates regarding some significant, exciting, but also bitter sweet, changes to The Light Church. Summary of Next Steps for The LightLast Sunday - After several weeks of discussion amongst leadership, as well as prayer…
A Righteous Reality: God & Government
Mar 1 • 54 min
Romans 13 is an often controversial, mis-appropriated, and even mis-applied chapter of the New Testament. So as we examine it, let’s consider a couple of questions: Where is our allegiance meant to be according to scripture? What context is being…
A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of Romans 12-15
Feb 16 • 28 min
Join us for our fourth contextual reading in this series on righteousness as defined by Paul, this time from Romans 12 - 15.
A Time for Testimonies: Hear from The Light Church!
Feb 2 • 59 min
Here at The Light Church, we make space in our service every Sunday for people to share any testimonies from their own lives, processes, and journeys as they feel led. Join us this week for an extended time of sharing as several members from The Light…
A Righteous Reality: Discerning God’s Will - and Walking In It
Jan 26 • 38 min
We return to our series on Romans, picking up at the top of Chapter 12.Here, we find the recognizable verse 2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what…
Words from Leadership for a New Year
Jan 19 • 38 min
Join us as we hear from each member of The Light Leadership Team as they share the word God has put on their heart for the church in 2020. Family - David MuellerSimple - Calvin FanningHoly - Cynthia MillerDiscernment - Rebecca FanningConnection - Maria…
Setting a Foundation and a Fire for a New Year
Jan 12 • 64 min
Join us as Pastor John unpacks 2 Timothy 5-12, Paul’s reminder to Timothy of: Our existing foundation of faith; Our agency in tending the flame of the Spirit within us; And the role that same Spirit plays in our ability to even perceive and steward the…
Hearing God for a New Year
Jan 5 • 51 min
Join us as start 2020 with a call to stop, slow down, and practice discernment for God’s heart and desires for us in the New Year!
Advent 2019: Love is God Seen
Dec 15, 2019 • 32 min
This time of year we hear a lot about “the Word becoming flesh” and “the Light coming into the darkness” - which implies that it, the Word, the Light, Jesus - is SEEN. It doesn’t mean that it’s showy - but it does show up! So what does Love seen look…
Advent 2019: Beholding
Dec 1, 2019 • 38 min
Sometimes it feels like this time of the year, the holiday season marks a sharp and somewhat unsettling shift - a mad dash to parties, end-of-year festivities, time off, shopping, decorating, you name it. Sometimes it feels like it just sneaks up on us…
A Righteous Reality: The Complexity (and Simplicity) of God’s Plans
Nov 24, 2019 • 49 min
Paul’s letter to the Romans takes somewhat of a shift as he begins Romans 9. He becomes transfixed on this idea of the expansion of salvation beyond God’s chosen people, the Israelites, into the rest of the world. This might seem obvious and normal to…
A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of Romans 9-11
Nov 17, 2019 • 34 min
Join us for our third contextual reading in this series on righteousness as defined by Paul, this time from Romans 9 - 11.
“Get in the Car”: Learning to Trust in the Healing Process
Nov 10, 2019 • 43 min
In the Bible, the word most often referenced in relation to healing is “Sozo”, which translates not only to “heal”, but to “make well”; to “restore to health”; to “deliver from penalties of judgement”; to “save.” It would seem that there is an intrinsic…
A Righteous Reality: “The Working of Our Good” in Context
Nov 3, 2019 • 50 min
Today we continue our pursuit of Romans 8, coming upon one of our favorite verses, Romans 8:28 - “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Verse 28 is one that we as…
A Righteous Reality: Heirs in Glory AND Suffering
Oct 27, 2019 • 41 min
Join us as we reengage with Romans 8 and Paul’s call for us to be co-heirs with Christ - both in His glory, but also (and often first) in His suffering.
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): The Value & Purpose of Fellowship
Oct 20, 2019 • 55 min
Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 that “When two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be also.” And in light of this Word, believers have been meeting and gathering for what we call Church for over 2,000 years. It is fundamentally understood that…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): The Pursuit of Justice
Oct 6, 2019 • 60 min
This past week, the trial of Amber Guyger for the wrongful death of Botham Jean in Dallas, TX was concluded. When it comes to justice, we know it is at the root of God’s heart; it is something that He is after. So how do we respond when it doesn’t feel…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): Fanning the Flame
Sep 22, 2019 • 40 min
Tune in this week as we lean into 2 Timothy 1 and Paul’s charge to “fan into flame” the Spirit of God. It seems that too often, we settle for something less than the intimacy of God’s voice being close to us. We forget in the midst of uncertainty what…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): Questions of Nicodemus, Part II
Sep 15, 2019 • 42 min
Last week we focused on the story of Nicodemus, unpacking his questions and applying Jesus’s answers as they relate to the heightened clarity and understanding that comes from living Life in the Spirit. And this makes sense - according to scripture, the…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): Questions of Nicodemus, Part I
Sep 8, 2019 • 34 min
As we continue our series about Life in the Spirit (Romans 8), we turn our attention to the story of Nicodemus in John 3. Nicodemus, a prominent religious leader in the Jewish community during Jesus’s ministry, comes to Jesus in the night with what he…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): Setting Our Mind on the Spirit
Sep 1, 2019 • 52 min
Last week, we talked about what it means to have the Holy Spirit living in us, the presence of God in us - and what that means in the context of our daily lives. But what about when we believe, when we have received the Holy Spirit - but we aren’t…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): The Presence of God In Us
Aug 18, 2019 • 40 min
The Holy Spirit is often talked about in the collective Church as the distant relative that you’ve heard about, but don’t really know and haven’t really ever met. It seems that frequently, the Holy Spirit and its role in daily Christian life is one of…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): An Unexpected Gift
Aug 11, 2019 • 36 min
As a precursor to Romans 8, we pick back up where we left off last week in our new series within a series “Life in the Spirit”, focusing on what it looks like to engage with the person of the Holy Spirit, to gain a greater understanding of who it is,…
Life in the Spirit (Romans Interlude): What Does It Look Like?
Jul 21, 2019 • 22 min
Join us as we take a embark on a mini-series within a series, entitled “Life in the Spirit”, a precursor to Romans 8. Oftentimes in our daily lives, we can lose sight of the fact that our walk with Jesus is not supposed to be easy. When we start to feel…
A Righteous Reality: A Life Beyond Sin
Jul 7, 2019 • 38 min
Romans 5 discusses in great detail the problem of sin that exists in our broken world. And if we aren’t careful, we can (and often even the Church itself will) view these portions of scripture as being focused on and preoccupied with sin itself, rather…
A Righteous Reality: Peace with God
Jun 30, 2019 • 55 min
Scripture says that in light of what Jesus has done, we as believers in Christ have been justified - meaning that we have been declared “not guilty” before God. Our sins are no longer held against us because Jesus took them upon himself so that our…
A Righteous Reality: What Does God Think of You?
Jun 23, 2019 • 45 min
Have you ever wondered what God thinks about you? Do you want to know - or are you afraid to ask? As humanity, it is true that we have fallen short of God’s glory. More specifically, we have lived in a way that is less than what we were created,…
A Righteous Reality: Sons & Daughters
Jun 16, 2019 • 43 min
Tune in this week as we welcome guest preacher, David Mueller! As he walks us through portions of Romans 8, he highlights our God-given roles as God’s sons & daughters, expanding on what it means to walk practically in the truth of our identity…
A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of Romans 4-6
Jun 9, 2019 • 30 min
Join us for our second contextual reading in this series on righteousness as defined by Paul, this time from Romans 4:23 - Romans 6:23.
A Righteous Reality: Belief with a Side of Doubt
Jun 2, 2019 • 39 min
In Romans 4, Paul refers to the extraordinary faith that Abraham had, which was credited to him as righteousness (Genesis 15:6). Paul says that “Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God”. But in the life of Abraham, we see…
A Righteous Reality: Who are “We” & “They”?
May 19, 2019 • 59 min
In light of our congregational reading of Romans 1-3 last Sunday, join us as we delve more deeply into the words of Paul and how it speaks to the character of God. As believers, we are often taught about the goodness and the kindness and the mercy and…
A Righteous Reality: A Contextual Reading of John 1-3
May 12, 2019 • 41 min
Join us for a different type of sermon in our series on Romans as Pastor John leads us in a reading of Romans 1-3, encouraging us to see God in the context of these passages as a whole, and to gain greater understanding of how God’s incredible grace is…
A Righteous Reality: What is “God’s Wrath”?
Apr 28, 2019 • 42 min
Now that the lenten season has concluded, we pick back up our study of Romans from the beginning of the year. While Romans 1 opens with a rather challenging and often misapplied sense of God’s wrath and judgement, Pastor John invites us to better…
LamENT & Justice: Waiting for the Resurrection
Apr 21, 2019 • 36 min
As we end our series on LamENT & Justice this Easter Sunday, we are aptly going to take a look at the resurrection. Not the resurrection of Jesus - but that of Lazarus in John 11. Here we find an interesting response from Jesus: although those He…
LamENT & Justice: Seeking God’s Heart
Apr 14, 2019 • 32 min
As we begin to wrap up this series on LamENT & Justice, Pastor John and guest speaker John Dorsey give us a simple, but perhaps unexpected challenge as a means of moving forward: to seek deeper, greater, and unprecedented daily interactions with…
LamENT & Justice: Addressing Spiritual Warfare & Principalities
Apr 7, 2019 • 47 min
The bible repeatedly affirms that this broken, earthly world we live in is under attack by spiritual forces of darkness (Ephesians 6:12), that as believers in Christ we know that we are facing an enemy with an army who seeks to steal, kill, and destroy…
LamENT & Justice: The Emotional Expression of Prayer
Mar 31, 2019 • 42 min
As we have been moving through this series, we’ve outlined that a fundamental component of lament is simply caring deeply about what God cares about. But what if you aren’t there yet? You might hear of injustices, understand them, and even mentally…
LamENT & Justice: The Biblical Role of Lament
Mar 24, 2019 • 36 min
What is lament? What does it look like biblically, and what role does it play in today’s broken world? While we are often very comfortable with the joy of the Lord and our call to encourage one another, it can be very difficult to see how lamenting fits…
LamENT & Justice: Justice & the Heart of God
Mar 17, 2019 • 38 min
As we begin this season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday, we invite you to join us for our new series entitled “LamENT & Justice”, dedicated to two distinct but intertwining themes: 1) focusing as a community on the topic of justice…
Sex Talks: A Testimony from Rebecca Fanning (Worship Leader)
Mar 10, 2019 • 60 min
Join us as we conclude our series entitled “Sex Talks”, a month-long dive headlong into the topic of sex as it relates to God’s intention, the world’s brokenness, and the impact that both have had on us as the Church, as Christians, and more…
Sex Talks: A Testimony from Pastor John, Part II
Mar 3, 2019 • 40 min
Join us as we continue our series entitled “Sex Talks”, a month-long dive headlong into the topic of sex as it relates to God’s intention, the world’s brokenness, and the impact that both have had on us as the Church, as Christians, and more…
Sex Talks: A Testimony from David Mueller (Light Leadership)
Feb 24, 2019 • 45 min
Join us as we continue our new series entitled “Sex Talks”, a month-long dive headlong into the topic of sex as it relates to God’s intention, the world’s brokenness, and the impact that both have had on us as the Church, as Christians, and more…
Sex Talks: A Testimony from Pastor John
Feb 17, 2019 • 77 min
Join us as we begin our new series entitled “Sex Talks”, a month-long dive headlong into the topic of sex as it relates to God’s intention, the world’s brokenness, and the impact that both have had on us as the Church, as Christians, and more…
A Righteous Reality: What is “The Gospel”?
Feb 10, 2019 • 34 min
We use the term “gospel” a lot as Christians, usually in relation to bringing “The Gospel”, bringing the “Good News”, to those who haven’t heard it before, those who don’t yet believe. But what really is “The Gospel” for those who already believe? What…
A Righteous Reality: What is “The Call”?
Feb 3, 2019 • 38 min
Both in secular and Christian contexts, we often speak about “calling” - being called to a profession, called to a specific role, called to a ministry, called to a mission field. But what does that really mean? What does it involve? And how do you move…
A Righteous Reality: An Introduction to Romans (Part 2)
Jan 27, 2019 • 43 min
What is righteousness? Is it following God’s moral law to the letter? Is it about behavioral change and rule-following? Or is there something more? What if righteousness is less about a concrete definition and application, and more about an unfolding…
A Righteous Reality: An Introduction to Romans
Jan 20, 2019 • 41 min
What is righteousness? And what does it look like to live and participate in a righteous reality? Is it about making good choices and pursuing individual growth? Is it about living in such a way that creates a better world for oneself and humanity?…
Emmanuel: In Dreams & Disappointments
Dec 16, 2018 • 46 min
Emmanuel: In Doubt & Disgrace
Dec 2, 2018 • 45 min
Last week, Pastor John introduced the season of advent by exploring the weightiness of the advent story, found in the truth that God came down not as a King with great celebration, but as a humble child in the midst of our mess. This week, join us as we…
Emmanuel: In the Dirt
Nov 25, 2018 • 28 min
Often in our world today, the Christmas season is celebrated in a “sparkly” way - with festive lights and decorations, lavish gifts and holiday cheer. But when we read the advent story and we think about the way that God came to us, we see that the…
Dependency: Saying Yes to God’s Strength & Might
Nov 18, 2018 • 22 min
The world we live glorifies the idea of independence, of accomplishment, of building and learning and growing through the strength, endurance, and determination of the individual. But what does God’s Word say about this? Listen as Pastor John reminds us…
The Joy of the Finished Work
Nov 11, 2018 • 35 min
How Jesus’ work allows us to embrace our identity and destiny, and fully enjoy God while in the middle of our struggles.
The God of Prophesy and Promise
Nov 4, 2018 • 39 min
Anointed with Praise: A Modern Application of Mary’s Sacrifice
Oct 28, 2018 • 19 min
The story of Mary anointing Jesus’s feet with expense perfume is a fairly common one. But how does that relate to our modern understanding of sacrifice, and how is it applicable in our daily lives today? Listen as Pastor John reads the account from Mark…
4 Pillars of Growth: Covenant Family
Oct 21, 2018 • 40 min
The concept of covenant is originally presented in the Old Testament, but shifts dramatically with the coming of Jesus and the New Testament. Listen as Pastor John unpacks what covenant has come to mean, how it functions, and the way it serves to…
Four Pillars of Growth: What Are Our Expectations of Encounter?
Oct 14, 2018 • 21 min
As we near the end of our series on the pillars of growth here at The Light, we reflect on what our expectations of Encounter and subsequent growth are (or often aren’t). What happens when we feel discouraged in a certain situation or season? What…
Four Pillars of Growth: Expand
Oct 7, 2018 • 41 min
Join us as we explore the fourth and final pillar of growth here at The Light Church: Expand. God is always growing His family. Expansion means seeing an open seat at His table for the person in front of you and inviting them in. It sounds like sharing…
Four Pillars of Growth: Engage
Sep 23, 2018 • 35 min
Join us as we explore the third pillar of growth here at The Light Church: Engage. Engaging is about embracing the call to collaborate and co-create with God. This requires us to let God uncover how He has uniquely designed and purposed us to make an…
Four Pillars of Growth: Equip
Sep 16, 2018 • 38 min
Join us as we explore the second pillar of growth here at The Light Church: Equip. We believe that through Jesus we have not only been forgiven of our faults and failures, we have been adopted in to His family as sons and daughters! Equipping is about…
Four Pillars of Growth: Encounter
Sep 2, 2018 • 39 min
Join us as we delve into the four pillars of growth we at The Light believe are crucial in your spiritual journey with God, beginning with Encounter. We believe that the depths of God are unsearchable and yet He has made Himself known to us and desires…
God’s Rest: Contending from the Prophetic
Aug 26, 2018 • 47 min
We believe that God speaks in numerous and abundant ways - thru His Word, thru His People, thru His Holy Spirit - about where we are, who we are, and where we are going. The word “prophetic” has often been misunderstood and misapplied, and it often…
Hope from Habakuk: A Modern Promise of God’s Justice
Aug 19, 2018 • 39 min
Listen to guest teacher Michelle Miller as she leads us through the historical context of Habakuk, its modern application for social justice and peace, and the sustaining and modern encouragement that God shares with us through it.
God’s Rest: The Relationship Between Discipline & Active Belief
Aug 13, 2018 • 41 min
Have you ever read about God’s discipline and left with more questions than answers? Ever felt like a situation or season was a punishment from God? Join Pastor John as he breaks down Hebrews and its interpretation of God’s discipline as it relates to…
God’s Rest: How to Contend in the Context of Family
Aug 5, 2018 • 37 min
God’s rest is more than just taking time off and paring down activities - it’s about actively contending with God and His people for greater peace and joy. Listen as Pastor John explores the definition of “contend” in Philippians and how it is an active…
God’s Rest: What Is It & How Do We Find It?
Jul 22, 2018 • 37 min
When we think of rest, we often imagine days off of from work, vacations, sleep, and even just doing nothing. But what is God’s definition of rest, and how do we find it in our busy, day-to-day lives? Listen as Pastor John unpacks God’s rest as outlined…
Rooted in Eternal Hope & Perspective
Jul 9, 2018 • 33 min
An unpacking of 2 Timothy 2 and Ephesians 4 as they relate to the paradox of hope in the eternal and the utilization of the precious time God has given us here and now.
Identity in Christ: A Simple Reminder
Jul 1, 2018 • 43 min
We often use the phrase “identity in Christ” within the church. But what does that really mean - and how do we ultimately find and embody that identity?
Kingdom Efficiency
Jun 17, 2018 • 20 min
Kingdom Efficiency is God’s timing and sovereignty in bringing about His Kingdom purposes. He invites us to participate in these purposes through relationship with Him.
Worship Set by Nathan and Sarah
Jun 17, 2018 • 30 min
1. Immortal, Invisible 2. You are my Vision 3. Elohim 4. Confident 5. Trust in You
Called to Share: A Blueprint for the Church
Jun 10, 2018 • 33 min
An unpacking of 1 Corinthians 14:26-33 and its encouraging, yet challenging notion that all parts of the family of God have something unique to contribute for the building up of the church - and the generation of hopeful purpose!
Testimony: A Living Process
Jun 4, 2018 • 27 min
Hear from a few of our Light Church family members and Pastor John as they seek to both share and define the concept of what it means to have a living testimony.
Influencers: Stewarding our Identity in Christ to Bring about Change
May 27, 2018 • 43 min
How do you view yourself and your identity in Christ? How does that affect your ability to seek and to bring about significant change in your spheres of influence for the glory of God?
Racial Reconciliation: Listening, Taking Ownership & Seeking God’s Heart
May 20, 2018 • 20 min
What does it look like to approach the topic of racial injustice, listen to the voices around us already speaking Godly wisdom, take ownership of our participation or our ignorance, and seek God’s heart for understanding, justice, and…
Mother’s Day
May 13, 2018 • 18 min
A charge from Pastor John about how to practically honor your mother, and a powerful prayer by his wife, Maria!
Renewed Vision & Motivation
Apr 22, 2018 • 33 min
A lack of motivation often stems from an inability to see what God is doing in your midst. So how do we let God take our perspective and breathe identity, life, purpose and motivation into and over it?
Growing in Godly Discernment
Apr 15, 2018 • 54 min
Having the ability and the choice thru God-given wisdom to believe, see and obey God.
The Kingdom of God
Apr 8, 2018 • 41 min
We are told that if we seek the Kingdom of God, we WILL find it - but then what happens? What do we do when we have found it, and how does it change our perspective?
The End of Philippians: Joy in New Beginnings
Apr 1, 2018 • 28 min
Rejoicing in Christ in ALL circumstances!
Philippians: The Beginning of a Journey
Feb 11, 2018 • 34 min
Enter into this Lenten season by stepping out of the traditional sermon format and exploring the book of Philippians as it relates to the journey of Jesus to the cross.
Faith: Do We Believe That Anything Is Possible with God?
Feb 4, 2018 • 44 min
In Time of War: The Cost of Engagement
Jan 31, 2018 • 35 min
We have already been given the victory thru Jesus Christ - but we are still at war, and if we want to walk in Jesus’s victory, we must also walk in his suffering. Is it worth it - and why?
The Full Armor of God: Are You Wearing It?
Jan 21, 2018 • 28 min
The Armor of God is a gift freely given to us to use in the spiritual battle that Christ has already won and has called us into alongside him. But are you actually wearing it - and fighting with it?
What is Your Why: Lacking Motivation in the Context of God’s Family
Jan 14, 2018 • 35 min
How do we move forward in confidence, peace and joy when we have a motivational deficit in our lives? Listen to some honest confessions of Light Church family members, and how to be encouraged by being a part of not just a church or institution, but…
Motivated by the Father’s Delight
Jan 7, 2018 • 45 min
Advent: A Reading of Luke
Dec 10, 2017 • 23 min
The Story of the Birth of Christ as Told by Luke
Advent Begins: Three Responses to the Star
Dec 3, 2017 • 30 min
Accepting & Sharing God’s Love
Nov 26, 2017 • 38 min
How do we take the information we have about God’s love and transform that knowledge into actual acceptance and sharing of that love daily in our personal lives?
Remembering the Prophetic
Nov 20, 2017 • 35 min
Seeing God’s Provision in Your Life
Nov 5, 2017 • 56 min
What is the purpose of Holiness?
Oct 22, 2017 • 38 min
Dreamer Awaken
Oct 15, 2017 • 57 min
Belief That Leads To Action
Oct 8, 2017 • 46 min
Walking In Righteousness
Sep 24, 2017 • 33 min
What does biblical righteousness mean? This message explores the fundamentally relational nature of righteousness and what it means to be righteous before God.
Walking By The Spirit
Sep 17, 2017 • 41 min
What does it mean to walk by the Spirit? In this message we discuss what it means to be free and the role of love in how we use that freedom.
Walking In Holiness
Sep 10, 2017 • 38 min
Is holiness what we are or what we do? In this message we explore the gift of holiness as both our identity as well as the manner we are to live.
Walking in Fullness
Sep 3, 2017 • 32 min
What does it mean to have the fullness of Christ in us? How do we walk in the fullness of God?
How New Are You?
Aug 27, 2017 • 40 min
What does it mean to be a new creation? What has been made new in Jesus?
Being built up in God
Aug 20, 2017 • 40 min
Remember who you are in Christ. Be reminded of what it means to have everything we need in Christ.
Process AND Respond
Aug 13, 2017 • 30 min
In light of the terrorism in Charlottesville Va. and the effect of social media in regards to this event and others like it, we discuss the wisdom given to us in James 1:19-20 in regards to how we should process and respond to brokenness, hate and…
Childlike Simplicity
Aug 6, 2017 • 19 min
Living in Awe
Jul 30, 2017 • 19 min
Wealth and Dreams
Jul 23, 2017 • 41 min
A Dream of Dreams
Jul 16, 2017 • 36 min
When it comes to the dreams we have, how do we know if they are from God or not? One significant test is to find out if they are rooted in His ultimate dream for us. Discover what it looks like to dream from heaven and to join God in His dream of dreams.
Courage to Dream
Jul 9, 2017 • 49 min
Honoring Each Others Gifts
Jul 2, 2017 • 47 min
The Apostolic - Spiritual Fathers Building God’s Family
Jun 18, 2017 • 56 min
Specific Equipping: Apostolic
May 28, 2017 • 50 min
Jesus calls his disciples apostles- a word with very specific connotations in the Romans empire of that day. Learn about the foundational role of the apostolic in the church then and now.
Equipping every member- Power of the Prophetic
May 21, 2017 • 50 min
Can Anything Good Come Out Of…..?
May 7, 2017 • 55 min
Love: An Existential Crisis
Apr 23, 2017 • 41 min
Specifically Equipping Every Member
Apr 23, 2017 • 38 min
Ephesians 4 gives us a vision for the whole church to be equipped for ministry. This involves a number of specific offices functioning in the church (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher) together. It also requires that we figure out what is…
Discipline of Justice (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Apr 9, 2017 • 28 min
Sacrifice of Praise (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Apr 2, 2017 • 33 min
Discipline of Worship (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Mar 26, 2017 • 37 min
Solitude- Being Alone With God (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Mar 23, 2017 • 30 min
Protecting Joy
Mar 5, 2017 • 36 min
The Discipline of Study (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Feb 26, 2017 • 42 min
Fasting Part 2 (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Feb 19, 2017 • 49 min
Prayer and Fasting (Beautiful Surrender Series)
Feb 12, 2017 • 40 min
Christian Meditation- Beautiful Surrender Series
Feb 5, 2017 • 42 min
What is meditation for the believer? Simply put it is hearing Gods words and obeying them. Learn keys to growing in this discipline.
Intro- Beautiful Surrender Series
Jan 29, 2017 • 25 min
Discover the spiritual disciplines new and fresh in your life- not as a way to earn Gods approval or grace but as means of positioning yourself to receive what He has given freely.
Confidence For What’s Ahead
Jan 22, 2017 • 43 min
Sharing Our Dreams With God
Jan 15, 2017 • 29 min
Undeserved Generosity (and preparing for a new year)
Dec 18, 2016 • 33 min
James 2 reminds us that we have an obligation in the family of God to be generous, especially with those who might not seem worthy in our eyes. In this way, we reflect the generosity that God has shown each of us through His son. As we prepare for a…
Generous Words
Dec 11, 2016 • 28 min
In his heart, God is full of life giving words for each of us (Psalm 139) and He desires to share these thoughts generously with us. Learn how to receive and give generous, life giving words and so reflect the Father through what you say.
A Way Forward- Vision For The Future
Nov 13, 2016 • 44 min
As we encounter significant change in our country, we as the church need a prophetic vision for how to move forward in the middle of uncertainty, fear and oppression. As we receive this, we will know by the fruit of peace and confidence.
Expanding The Kingdom (Light Discipleship Series)
Nov 6, 2016 • 29 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. In this message we talk about the importance of defining success the way God does. This…
Engaging The World (Light Discipleship Series)
Oct 30, 2016 • 29 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. In this message we discuss how to engage the world- that we would be a church of “sent ones”…
Equipping The Church (Light Discipleship Series)
Oct 23, 2016 • 61 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. In this message, we discuss the importance of equipping EVERY person for discipleship,…
Cultivating Childlike Dependency (Light Discipleship Series)
Oct 16, 2016 • 36 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. In this message we talk about the significance of child like dependency and discovering…
Encountering God (Light Discipleship Series)
Oct 9, 2016 • 39 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. This week we discuss the significance of knowing God through encounter. What we discover is…
Cultivating a Supernatural Lifestyle (Light Discipleship Series)
Oct 2, 2016 • 42 min
What does it look like today to be a follower of Jesus? In this series, we will answer that question, specifically in the context of the Light Church community. At its core, we believe being a disciple means: Cultivating a supernatural lifestyle…
You are Chosen and Wanted
Sep 4, 2016 • 37 min
One of the most important truths of the gospel is that God created us to be a part of His family and through Jesus He has made us His children through the glorious act of adoption. Embracing Gods love for us starts with knowing and remembering our worth…
Gods Work Vs. Our Work
Aug 28, 2016 • 41 min
2 Peter 1 gives us a very clear path for avoiding being ineffective or unproductive in our relationship with God and others. The key lies in discovering the difference between what only God can do and what only we can do.
Living Beyond Disappointment pt 2- John 6
Aug 21, 2016 • 35 min
For many, one of the surprising things about the gospel is that God does not shield us from the possibility of disappointment. In fact, He promises it will come. Often following Jesus leads us in to disappointing moments. Moments that can even lead us…
Living Beyond Disappointment- Hebrews 2
Aug 14, 2016 • 50 min
When you start pursuing things that matter, you will experience opposition, including- disappointment, discouragement, doubt and disbelief. How do you continue on with Jesus without losing heart?
Race & Reconciliation Panel Discussion
Aug 7, 2016 • 75 min
Becoming Peacemakers- Pursuing Racial Reconciliation and Justice
Jul 31, 2016 • 32 min
In the middle of injustice, violence and systemic racism the words of Jesus are as relevant as ever “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.” What does it mean to pursue peace, especially for those that have none?
The Riches of Our Inheritance: Suffering For Glory’s Sake
May 8, 2016 • 47 min
The Riches of Our Inheritance: Searching Out and Honoring Previous Generations
May 1, 2016 • 39 min
The Riches of Our Inheritance: Activating the Authority of Jesus
Apr 24, 2016 • 34 min
The Riches of Our Inheritance: Stewarding Our Mercy, Grace, and Forgiveness
Apr 17, 2016 • 28 min
The Riches of Our Inheritance: Holy Spirit Communication
Apr 10, 2016 • 31 min
Easter 2016: See the Risen Jesus
Mar 27, 2016 • 9 min
This Easter, we pray for the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may see the risen Jesus and his hope in our lives!
In Pursuit of You - His Victory, His Peace
Mar 20, 2016 • 28 min
Before his work on the cross, Jesus celebrated that work as the king who came in the name of the Lord. He brought peace, as he himself is peace. And he brought us his victory over death. So we celebrate, too!
In Pursuit of You - Let the Prodigal God Love You
Mar 13, 2016 • 31 min
Jesus knew the Father as the prodigal God who loves his children with reckless abandon. God is recklessly compassionate and joyful toward us, withholding nothing. Let him love you. And if you are already with him, ask for his gifts and you will receive.
In Pursuit of You - A Testimony of God’s Pursuit
Mar 6, 2016 • 33 min
God works in our lives even before we acknowledge him. This is part of his pursuit of us. Will you trust him to give you what you need? If you do, he will speak to you and invite you to understand his faithfulness and experience it more and more.
In Pursuit of You - Let Hope Rise
Feb 28, 2016 • 49 min
God desires to engage us with our biggest hopes and deepest fears. This means being honest with God not only about our needs but also our wants and desires.
In Pursuit of You - “What are you doing here?”
Feb 21, 2016 • 43 min
When God asks us a question, it isn’t because he doesn’t know the answer but rather because He desires to hear from us. Often it is the questions God asks that reveal our motives and heart. Listen to the story of Elijah and what God reveals about his…
In Pursuit of You - Lent Series intro
Feb 7, 2016 • 22 min
When we give something up for Lent season, God replaces it with something much greater.
Praise During Conflict: Breakthroughs to Your Destiny
Jan 31, 2016 • 32 min
God Planned for Our Revival Before Crisis
Jan 17, 2016 • 25 min
Cultivating Intimacy With God Through His Word
Jan 10, 2016 • 20 min
Courage and Faith to Pray for Baltimore
Jan 3, 2016 • 32 min
Sensing God: The Fragrance of Sacrificial Love and Taste of Goodness
Dec 20, 2015 • 25 min
Sensing God: Taking Hold of God
Dec 13, 2015 • 26 min
Experience the heavenly here, expressed through a God who is with us, among us and now in us. This advent, encounter the multi-sensory nature of His love as expressed and experienced through sound, sight, touch, smell and taste.
Sensing God: God Made Visible
Dec 6, 2015 • 35 min
Experience the heavenly here, expressed through a God who is with us, among us and now in us. This advent, encounter the multi-sensory nature of His love as expressed and experienced through sound, sight, touch, smell and taste.
Sensing God: God Speaks
Nov 29, 2015 • 31 min
Experience the heavenly here, expressed through a God who is with us, among us and now in us. This advent, encounter the multi-sensory nature of His love as expressed and experienced through sound, sight, touch, smell and taste.
The Mission of the Light Church - Pt. 2
Nov 22, 2015 • 36 min
Pastor John Kovacs explains God’s vision for wholeness in people, through a word study of the Greek word, sozo—which means saved, rescued, healed, delivered, and made whole.
The Mission of The Light Church
Nov 15, 2015 • 32 min
(Extend the love of Jesus to see greater wholeness in our city and beyond)
Discernment - A Testimony of Hearing God
Nov 8, 2015 • 31 min
Purposeful Equipping - Pt. 2
Oct 25, 2015 • 37 min
Purpose-filled equipping- becoming who God has created you to be.
Purposeful Equipping - Pt. 1
Oct 18, 2015 • 39 min
Persistent Prayer
Oct 11, 2015 • 30 min
Sacrificial Generosity: The Light Church Values Series
Oct 4, 2015 • 32 min
Passionate Prayer: The Light Church Values Series
Sep 27, 2015 • 35 min
Cultivating Honor: The Light Church Values Series
Sep 20, 2015 • 37 min
Our worth comes from being created in the image of God.
Choosing Authenticity: The Light Church Values Series
Sep 13, 2015 • 36 min
Growing Family: The Light Church Values Series
Sep 6, 2015 • 36 min
Just as it was God’s idea to establish the church, it is His great plan that this relationship would be one of FAMILY- SONS and DAUGHTERS of a GOOD Father. In this family, our value is defined by WHOSE we are, not WHAT we do. This is our God-given…
Fond Farewell - Honoring the Lanoixs
Aug 30, 2015 • 30 min
Be the Call of God
Aug 23, 2015 • 40 min
Acts of the Holy Spirit: Conclusion of the Acts Series
Aug 16, 2015 • 30 min
Seeing What God Has Made Sacred- Acts 10
Aug 9, 2015 • 45 min
Seeing What God Sees- Acts Series
Aug 2, 2015 • 25 min
God For Us- Acts 9
Jul 26, 2015 • 38 min
His Work Prepared for You- Acts 8
Jul 19, 2015 • 51 min
Acts 5- Come out of hiding (Acts of the Holy Spirit Series)
Jul 5, 2015 • 54 min
Acts 4 pt.2 (Acts of Holy Spirit Series)
Jun 21, 2015 • 49 min
See and Hear Gospel, part 2 (Acts of Holy Spirit Series)
Jun 17, 2015 • 50 min
Continuing in the book of Acts, we discuss “how to” for sharing our faith today in light of the precedent established for us by the early church.
The See and Hear Gospel (Acts Of Holy Spirit Series)
Jun 11, 2015 • 34 min
The Gospel is fueled by the combination of demonstration and proclamation. At the core of our message and our works, the resurrection of Jesus is THE defining moment and work. How can we better live out this “see and hear gospel” today?
Spiritual Warfare:Walking in Authority
May 10, 2015 • 51 min
God and Baltimore
May 3, 2015 • 40 min
Light Family Meeting
Apr 19, 2015 • 47 min
Spiritual Warfare:Reclaiming Authority
Apr 19, 2015 • 43 min
Spiritual Warfare: Growing Your Spiritual Awareness
Apr 12, 2015 • 50 min
Resurrection Sunday
Apr 5, 2015 • 26 min
Guarding Against Offense
Mar 29, 2015 • 34 min
Kingdom Sense: If the Lord Wills It
Mar 22, 2015 • 29 min
Kingdom Sense: “Come Back to Me”
Mar 15, 2015 • 38 min
Kingdom Sense: Taming Our Speech
Mar 8, 2015 • 48 min
Kingdom Sense: Active Faith
Mar 1, 2015 • 33 min
Kingdom Sense: Seeing Worth
Feb 22, 2015 • 38 min
Kingdom Sense: Wisdom in Trials
Feb 15, 2015 • 28 min
Kingdom Sense: Wisdom from the Book of James
Feb 8, 2015 • 37 min
Gospel Resolve: Be Set Apart
Jan 25, 2015 • 21 min
Gospel Resolve: A Vision Called Grace
Jan 18, 2015 • 40 min
Gospel Resolve: In View of God’s Mercy
Jan 11, 2015 • 45 min
Gospel Resolve: Faithfulness
Jan 4, 2015 • 39 min
Simeon: Desire and Process
Dec 21, 2014 • 22 min
The work of God’s process in our lives shapes and molds the desires of our heart.
Songs of Advent: The Angels Song
Dec 14, 2014 • 43 min
Songs of Advent: Zechariah’s Song
Dec 7, 2014 • 44 min
Advent is the beginning of adventure with God. For Zechariah and for us, one of the most challenging things to live out is the truth that this adventure is ahead of us rather than in our past. Zechariah’s song reveals to us that the key to this is in…
What is Love?
Nov 23, 2014 • 39 min
Nov 9, 2014 • 12 min
The Redeemed Church
Oct 19, 2014 • 35 min
One of the most amazing discoveries in the gospel is the truth that God has not only redeemed humanity through Jesus but He has chosen us to be sons and daughters in his family. Do we know what kind of family we have been adopted in to and the…
Redeeming Rest
Oct 12, 2014 • 30 min
Redeeming Work
Oct 5, 2014 • 48 min
Redeemed Speech
Sep 28, 2014 • 43 min
Sticks and stones AND words can hurt. Our words our powerful. They have the ability to shape the environment around us. Jesus shows us that the problem of what we say has to do with a deeper issue- what is stored up in our heart. Learn how to let God…
Resurrecting Hope
Sep 21, 2014 • 34 min
Are we really ready to believe God for the impossible? And what do we do when we believe for things that don’t come to pass the way we had hoped? God is a God of hope and it is in our hoping and even in our disappointment that we find a God who is…
The Redeemed Imagination (Redeemed Life Series)
Sep 14, 2014 • 42 min
Does God invite us to imagine? If so, what should it look like for us to dream with Him? Our imaginations are always at work and play a powerful role in the way that we see the world around us. Will we use our imagination to fuel faith or to feed fear?
Intro: The Redeemed Life Series
Sep 7, 2014 • 39 min
At the center of Jesus’ work on the cross is the initiation of redemption (buying back) and reconciliation (restored relationship) of all things to God. There is no thing and no one that is excluded from the comprehensive scope of Gods amazing plan of…
Aug24-Tilling the Soil of your life.mp3
Aug 31, 2014 • 40 min
How To Find Peace By Trusting God
Aug 10, 2014 • 41 min
Hungering For God (Everyday Kingdom Series)
Aug 3, 2014 • 31 min
3 John
Jul 27, 2014 • 43 min
Stewarding The Spirit (Everyday Kingdom Series)
Jul 13, 2014 • 39 min
In the kingdom of God, one of the most important principles is taking care of the things of value that God has given to us. In the realm of stewardship comes the promise that if we are faithful with little that He will entrust us with more. What does…
Boldly Meek (Everyday Kingdom Series)
Jul 6, 2014 • 49 min
What does it mean to be meek as Jesus meant it when he declared “Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.” ? As we continue our series on the Kingdom of God, we look at what it means to be meek and why this truly is a blessing in the kingdom.
Generosity (Everyday Kingdom Series)
Jun 29, 2014 • 44 min
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An Unfair Love (Everyday Kingdom Series)
Jun 22, 2014 • 58 min
In the kingdom of heaven we are called to love the way that Jesus has loved us. This means loving in a way that is inherently unfair. As we realize the injustice that Jesus bore so that we could know His love, we realize we are free to love others in…
Engaging With God
Jun 8, 2014 • 55 min
Contending for Gods Word
Jun 1, 2014 • 26 min
A New Way to Live (Kingdom Series)
May 26, 2014 • 35 min
EmbracingTensionOverComfort (Hebrews Series)
May 11, 2014 • 31 min
Dreams,Visions and a Glimpse of the Creator
May 11, 2014 • 19 min
Hear from Light Church members as they share how God is stirring up creativity and inspiration in a big way for His purposes!
Blazing A Trail
Apr 27, 2014 • 29 min
The Redemption of All Things
Apr 20, 2014 • 39 min
Lifestyle Worship
Apr 13, 2014 • 38 min
Priests,Sacrifice and the Most Interesting Man In The World
Apr 6, 2014 • 46 min
Our Personal And Collective Call
Mar 30, 2014 • 36 min
Our Only Way (Hebrews Series)
Mar 23, 2014 • 50 min
Our Only Hope (Hebrews Series)
Mar 16, 2014 • 37 min
Worth The Blood of Jesus
Mar 9, 2014 • 38 min
Intro To Lenten Season
Mar 2, 2014 • 20 min
ObedientFaith (Hebrews Series)
Feb 23, 2014 • 36 min
The Final Word (Hebrews Series)
Feb 9, 2014 • 28 min
Who We Are Because Of Who He Is
Mar 10, 2013 • 43 min
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Mar 3, 2013 • 41 min
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Feb 24, 2013 • 38 min
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Feb 17, 2013 • 47 min
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2-10-13Goodness of God wk 2.mp3
Feb 10, 2013 • 20 min
2-3-13Goodness of God.mp3
Feb 3, 2013 • 48 min