The Connection Church

The Connection Church
Welcome to the audio podcast of The Connection Church! Included are sermons by our lead pastor, TJ Hall, as well as others on our leadership teams and guest speakers. This podcast is a convenient way for you to catch up on a sermon that you missed, or …

Galatians (part 10)
Sep 15 • 46 min
Last week, we ended our study of the fourth chapter of Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia with the truth that because we are born of the Spirit in Christ, we are children of the promise—we are children of the free! As we dive into the fifth ch…
Galatians (part 9)
Sep 8 • 37 min
In this week’s sermon, as we continue our journey through the epistle of grace, Paul appeals to the Galatians to reconsider the truth they once had. The opposing systems of Grace and Law cannot exist together as principles in our lives; there is onl…
Galatians (part 8)
Sep 1 • 46 min
We continue exploring the wonderful truth that we are ALL sons of God, as we begin the fourth chapter of our journey through Paul’s epistle of grace to the churches of Galatia!
Galatians (part 7)
Aug 25 • 49 min
This Sunday, we return to our journey through the epistle of grace, Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia. We pick back up in the second half of the third chapter, where Paul addresses the purpose of the Law, God’s changeless promise, and our ide…
Free to Bear Fruit
Aug 18 • 41 min
A message from our guest speaker, Rev. Gary Thompson, Associate Pastor at First Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries, Virginia.
Galatians (part 6)
Aug 11 • 43 min
This Sunday, we pick up where we left off last week at the beginning of the third chapter of the apostle Paul’s epistle to the Galatians. Thus far, we have been reminded that our salvation is secured through Christ alone, and we have seen the apostl…
Galatians (part 5)
Aug 4 • 19 min
After we heard the amazing testimonies from our recently-returned Puerto Rico Missions Team, we heard a brief sermon introducing the third chapter of Galatians. Join us next week for a continuation of this important part of Paul’s letter to the chur…
Galatians (part 4)
Jul 28 • 47 min
We have seen so far in our exploration of Paul’s letter to the Galatians that the apostle is very passionate about the gospel and getting it right. As we continue this Sunday, we will continue to see that he pulls no punches as he deals with prejudi…
Galatians (part 3)
Jul 21 • 41 min
In the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia, which we share this Sunday, the apostle continues his defense of the true gospel.Don’t miss the next several weeks as Pastor TJ, Pastor Justin, and Elder Joe guide us on a jo…
Galatians (part 2)
Jul 14 • 48 min
This week we continue our journey through Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia, in which reminds them (and us) of the total sufficiency of Jesus in securing our salvation, and of the leadership of the Holy Spirit for living it out. This Sunday, …
Galatians (part 1)
Jul 7 • 47 min
We are very excited to begin a new sermon series. Throughout the summer, we will dive into the entire letter of Paul to the Galatians.Salvation by grace: we believe it and preach it, but do we live it? The reality is that too many Christians…
Pursuing His Promises
Jun 30 • 55 min
Our special guest speaker, Dr. Rebecca Polis from Revival Fellowship International, shares a life-changing message on obtaining and maintaining victory in life through the power of not only reading but speaking the truths and promises of Scripture.
You Are Better Than Your Worst (part 4)
Jun 23 • 49 min
Even though you may have regrets, that doesn’t mean you should live in the shadow of your past mistakes. With God, you can live free because You Are Better Than Your Worst! That being said, it’s also possible to avoid the pattern of making mistakes …
You Are Better Than Your Worst (part 3)
Jun 16 • 49 min
Peter made a big mistake in denying the Lord three times. Scripture makes it very clear that Peter was distraught once he realized what he had done. Even though he made this momentous mistake, it did not disqualify him from what Jesus had called him…
You Are Better Than Your Worst (part 2)
Jun 9 • 44 min
Many people live in the shadow of their past mistakes. At the end of their lives, they are left with unresolved relationship issues, unfulfilled dreams, and long-held resentments. God doesn’t want us to live our lives to the end with regrets. With G…
You Are Better Than Your Worst (part 1)
Jun 2 • 41 min
In the journey of life, we’ve all made mistakes and hurt people mostly out of immaturity, selfishly pursuing our own needs, or acting out of painful emotions and unformed values. These missteps can turn into regret and a feeling of shame. However, G…
The Garden Life (part 4)
May 26 • 49 min
This week, we wrap up our current sermon series. In the first three parts, firstly we discovered where our focus should be in living this Garden Life. Next, we began to see that we have a responsibility in it. And last week, we explored the importan…
The Garden Life (part 3)
May 19 • 41 min
God’s desire is for all believers to have a great relationship with Him. He wants our lives to have meaning and for us to thrive in life, not just get by. But as the Apostle Paul said, we cannot thrive without our lives being “hidden with Christ in …
The Garden Life (part 2)
May 12 • 43 min
Paul wrote to the believers at Colosse to “set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” He is saying that we must keep our minds stayed on the position and authority that we have through Christ. But how do we keep our minds from stray…
The Garden Life (part 1)
May 5 • 41 min
Many believers end up living their whole lives trying to be “good enough” to get to heaven. This creates a constant and unnecessary struggle to live according to standards that God never intended for them. Day to day battles are fought questioning t…
Getting Back on Track
Apr 28 • 44 min
A special message from our guest speaker and friend
Last Word of Christ (part 5)
Apr 21 • 45 min
Every word that Jesus spoke while He was dying on the cross was significant and led to a victorious resurrection that changed the course of the world for eternity.This Sunday, we will look at the final of the seven Last Words of Christ befor…
Last Words of Christ (part 4)
Apr 14 • 45 min
As Jesus hung on the cross, He was not silent. He still had things He needed to say, and those final words are significant. Over the last three Sundays, we looked at the first four of the Last Words of Christ. This Sunday, we will explore the meanin…
Last Words of Christ (part 3)
Apr 7 • 43 min
As Jesus hung on the cross, He was not silent. He still had things He needed to say, and those final words are significant. Over the last two Sundays, we looked at the first three of the Last Words of Christ. This Sunday, we will explore the meaning…
Last Words of Christ (Part 2)
Mar 31 • 51 min
As Jesus hung on the cross, He was not silent. He still had things He needed to say, and those final words are significant. The Gospel writers record seven final words and phrases that Jesus said as He was dying on the cross. This Sunday, as we cont…
Last Words of Christ (part 1)
Mar 24 • 51 min
As Jesus hung on the cross, He was not silent. He still had things He needed to say, and those final words are significant. The Gospel writers record seven final words and phrases that Jesus said as He was dying on the cross. This Sunday, we will lo…
What to Do with Jesus? (part 3)
Mar 17 • 49 min
For the last two weeks in our current sermon series, we asked “What to Do with Jesus?” and we were encouraged as the Scriptures revealed that Jesus is The Object of Our Faith and The Example of Our Faith. We often think of faith as just trusting God…
What to Do with Jesus? (part 2)
Mar 10 • 49 min
The question is, “What to Do with Jesus?” Last week in the first of a three-part series, we were encouraged as the Scriptures revealed that Jesus is The Object of Our Faith. There are many examples in the Bible of faith, great and small, but 1 Peter…
What to Do with Jesus? (part 1)
Mar 3 • 45 min
There is a question the world has been pondering for centuries. The answer to this question can bring life or death. The right answer leads a person into total restoration in the image of God. The wrong answer can lead a person into a faithless, lif…
What Are You Communicating? (part 2)
Feb 24 • 51 min
Clear communication is necessary for any relationship to be successful and grow. Distortion occurs when a person misunderstands what was said. And distortion causes frustration in both individuals who are trying to get through to each other. This is…
What Are You Communicating? (part 1)
Feb 17 • 44 min
Most people want to have good and meaningful relationships, but how do we achieve the connections that we desire to have? There are many things to which one could point to have successful relationships, but few are more vital than communication
Great Relationships Begin with You
Feb 10 • 42 min
There are many in our culture who believe that close relationships with others are unnecessary. However, for the believer, relationships are not only important but vital to our faith. Jesus commanded us to love others multiple times throughout the G…
Cultivating Relationships in the Church
Feb 3 • 45 min
In John 13:34-35, Christ says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” In order to obey thi…
Prayer: Your Ministry
Jan 27 • 48 min
What will birth, maintain, and manifest the will of God for your life? What must be done before anything is accomplished in the Kingdom of God? What must accompany the Word of God to have success in your life and walk with God? You guessed it:
Prayer: Be Vigilant
Jan 20 • 37 min
Years ago, a plastic surgeon who observed the average healing times of his patients, came up with the “21-Day” hypothesis. He coined a term and wrote a book that posited the theory that 21 days is what it takes to build a new habit, break an old hab…
Prayer: Believe It Or Not
Jan 6 • 50 min
Consider the statement, “prayer changes things.” People, in general, may or may not agree with those words. But most Christians, if asked, would emphatically say they do agree that prayer makes a difference in their lives. However, ask those same Ch…
Dec 30, 2018 • 52 min
Suppose you could change anything about yourself, where would you start? Many of us would start on the outside. If you could wave a magic wand and change your outward appearance, would it be a light touch-up or an extreme makeover? We probably all g…
The Messiah: Prince of Peace
Dec 23, 2018 • 43 min
As we finish our Advent sermon series, we will look into the last royal title prophesied in Isaiah 9:6: “…a son is given to us…and he will be called…Prince of Peace…”Jesus fulfilled this title when He walked on this earth, but His methods we…
The Messiah: Everlasting Father
Dec 16, 2018 • 41 min
This Sunday, as we continue our Advent sermon series, we will unravel what seems to be a paradox in the royal titles prophesied in Isaiah 9:6: “…a son is given to us…and he will be called…Everlasting Father…”We know that Jesus is the Son of …
The Messiah: Mighty God
Dec 9, 2018 • 39 min
The people of Israel were waiting for the Messiah—God’s Anointed King that would finally bring everlasting freedom and peace. The people were waiting for God to act. They were anticipating a deliverer to act on their behalf to liberate them from the…
The Messiah: Wonderful Counselor
Dec 2, 2018 • 52 min
Christians have claimed from their beginnings that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Hebrew Scriptures. Isaiah 9:6 says that “…he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” This well-known divine utter…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 7)
Nov 25, 2018 • 52 min
God designed us to leap for joy in victory over every battle. Even Jesus endured the horrible cross for the joy that was set before Him. In every battle you face, large or small, God has set joy before you, too. Come this Sunday and celebrate the jo…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 6)
Nov 18, 2018 • 45 min
Ephesians 6:10 says, “…be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” In order to Face, Fight & Finish our battles, we need to be strong spiritually. God has given us all of the tools we need in our fight against the enemy. It is true tha…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 5)
Nov 11, 2018 • 33 min
Everyone experiences troubles in life that must be dealt with from time to time. For some, it seems like as soon as one battle ends another begins. Despite the barrage of battles, we cannot run from or ignore the fight. In this Sunday’s sermon, we w…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 4)
Nov 4, 2018 • 48 min
Everyone experiences troubles in life that must be dealt with from time to time. For some, it seems like as soon as one battle ends another begins. Despite the barrage of battles, we cannot run from or ignore the fight. In this Sunday’s sermon, we w…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 3)
Oct 28, 2018 • 53 min
Life in this fallen world is full of suffering that tests our faith in God—from illness and financial crises to broken relationships and the loss of dreams. You can do more than just try to get through these battles. You can emerge from them with a …
Face, Fight & Finish (part 2)
Oct 21, 2018 • 49 min
In his first letter to Timothy, Paul told him to “fight the good fight of faith.” These extremely profound words penned centuries ago still resonate for Christians today. They are important words of instruction because it takes faith to fight battle…
Face, Fight & Finish (part 1)
Oct 14, 2018 • 45 min
Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world, you will have tribulation.” This means that trouble is going to come. There is no way to avoid it. Even being a Christian doesn’t exempt you from having to deal with tough situations. No amount of running fro…
Getting Closer to God
Oct 7, 2018 • 34 min
Most Christians will tell you that they want to get closer to God. Unfortunately, too many do not succeed. Can you really do something to cause God to get closer to you? The answer is “yes!” Everyone can experience that desired intimacy with God by …
Who Is God? (part 7)
Sep 30, 2018 • 43 min
God is faithful. The Scriptures inform us numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments that God will never leave or forsake us and that His mercy endures forever. If that is true (and it is), then as we grow to understand and experience this faith…
Who Is God? (part 6)
Sep 23, 2018 • 46 min
Christians and non-Christians alike both desire to be good people. Sometimes we obsess over it. We buy self-help books and DVDs, we go to seminars, we get counseling, we make New Year’s resolutions, and we Google about how to break bad habits. These th…
Who Is God? (part 5)
Sep 16, 2018 • 51 min
You cannot talk about God without talking about grace. Grace is how we are saved, and it empowers us to be victorious in any situation that we face. This is why it is so important for us to really understand this thing called grace. A shallow understan…
Who Is God? (part 4)
Sep 9, 2018 • 42 min
Jesus told parables (stories) to help people understand God, His way of doing things, and His kingdom. Jesus was real, authentic, and what He said made sense. His stories always went straight to the heart of the matter. The parables found in Luke 15 ar…
Who Is God? (part 3)
Sep 2, 2018 • 40 min
Who is God? It might be impossible to fully answer this question, but there are things about God that we can know. As a matter of fact, it’s easy for us to fill in the blank for the statement “God is_____.” For instance, God is love. We can also easily…
Bound Together
Aug 26, 2018 • 46 min
While many in today’s society are engaged in celebrating “diversity,” the Bible places an extraordinary emphasis on “unity.” In the second chapter of Philippians, Paul states that followers of Christ be likeminded, having the same love, being of one ac…
Who Is God? (part 2)
Aug 19, 2018 • 50 min
Who is God? What is God like? These are enormous questions that are difficult to fully answer. But maybe the answer lies in another question: what if God is like Jesus? What if the personality of God is identical to the personality of the man called, J…
Who Is God? (part 1)
Aug 12, 2018 • 41 min
Who is God? This is the question that humanity has tried to answer for centuries. The many different conceptions of God, and competing claims as to God’s characteristics, aims, and actions, have led to the development of many different theories about H…
Managing Expectations
Aug 5, 2018 • 34 min
“Expectation is the mother of all frustration.” —Antonio Banderas… Expectations can be so good, but sometimes they can be extremely frustrating, especially when they don’t live up to what we desired. This Sunday, we will see how God wants us to deal…
Moving Toward Your Promise
Jul 29, 2018 • 48 min
What has God promised you that you greatly desire to come to pass? Has He given you a dream or vision to move in a certain direction, but you just don’t know how? Or maybe you know the direction in life you are going, but you keep feeling like you are …
Think Better, Live Better: Advancing The Kingdom
Jul 22, 2018 • 55 min
For roughly three and a half years Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom. He did this in both the hills and valleys of Israel, along with the temple and synagogues of the land. As he healed the sick and fed the hungry, He constantly preached the Kin…
Think Better, Live Better: Importance of the Kingdom
Jul 15, 2018 • 45 min
The Gospel of the Kingdom was never intended as a one-time work in the life of a believer. The gospel should be on continuous display over the lifetime of a disciple—an unfolding of years of service to our King, Jesus Christ. This is why having A Kingd…
Think Better, Live Better: A Kingdom Mentality
Jul 8, 2018 • 42 min
We continue the bettering of our thinking and lives as we begin answering the question: What does it mean to have a “kingdom mentality”? And why does it matter if we have one? Join us as we begin wrapping up the last few weeks of this multi-sermon disc…
Think Better, Live Better: It Is Your Destiny
Jul 1, 2018 • 60 min
Join us for part 9 of the “Think Better, Live Better” sermon series: In the Bible, we come across words like justification and election and predestination. At times they can be confusing at best and seemingly scary at their worst. Does God choose some …
Think Better, Live Better: Born In Sin?
Jun 24, 2018 • 46 min
As Christians, our theology shapes us. It shows up in our relationships, conversations, and the way we respond to our circumstances. If our theology doesn’t find its foundation in Scripture, we can do serious damage to those around us. Bad theology hur…
Think Better, Live Better: Relying On The Spirit
Jun 17, 2018 • 46 min
“I think, therefore I am…” Rene Descartes, a philosopher and mathematician in the early 17th century, penned this one simple phrase that helped define a worldview for a future generation. As Christians, this cultural philosophy of individualism should …
Think Better, Live Better: Removing Negative Labels
Jun 10, 2018 • 53 min
Negative, self-depreciating, or belittling thoughts should have no place in a Christian’s life. And it’s equally important that you never allow negative labels to be put on you by anyone else. When you wear negative labels, you allow people to control …
Think Better, Live Better: Grace Reigns
Jun 3, 2018 • 47 min
According to Paul in Romans 5:17, “…those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness will reign in life…” Every Christian should be walking in a grace that causes them to rule in their life. This includes ruling over sin. If grace is …
Think Better, Live Better: Standing In Grace
May 27, 2018 • 41 min
Bad theology has caused many believers to live a performance-based Christianity—always trying to be good enough in the eyes of an angry God. But the truth is we don’t serve an angry God that is judging us based on our performance. Our God is a loving F…
Think Better, Live Better: One Nature, Two Consciences
May 20, 2018 • 49 min
Our minds are like a computer. Computers are designed and programmed to function a certain way. You can have the fastest hardware, but if you put the wrong software in it, it’s not going to function the way it was intended. Viruses can get into a perfe…
Think Better, Live Better: You Are Righteous
May 13, 2018 • 50 min
Who are you? Are you the sum of your successes? Or maybe a collection of your failures? The real question is: who are you because of Christ? This Sunday discover how to end the cycle of instability in your walk in Christ, once and for all. Discover who…
Think Better, Live Better: The Importance of Thoughts
May 6, 2018 • 49 min
Your thoughts have incredible power over your life. What you allow your mind to dwell on determines how you live—for better or worse. The good news is that God made you with the ability to control your thoughts. You are equipped to handle anything that…
Faith Is the Equalizer
Apr 29, 2018 • 45 min
We all begin at different places in life. None of us had the chance to choose where we were born or into what kind of family we were born. None of us got to choose our social or economic environment, the educational system we were thrust into, or the o…
Power to Witness
Apr 22, 2018 • 51 min
Please enjoy this encouraging and challenging message from this morning’s guest speaker, Mark Shell.
The Power of New Life
Apr 15, 2018 • 49 min
In his letters, the apostle Paul, made statements like “if God be for us, who can be against us?” and “we are more than conquerors.” Where does the audacity and boldness to declare this come from? Does this mean that, like Paul and those early Christia…
Jesus Reigns
Apr 8, 2018 • 36 min
Follower of Christ. Lover of God. Servant of the Most High. The most loving person. These are the things most Christians would want to be said about them long after they are gone. Unfortunately, for one of Jesus’ disciples, none of the above word…
Jesus Rose
Apr 1, 2018 • 35 min
Power. This is one word that must be associated with the resurrection of Jesus. The power that was present when Jesus rose from the grave on that first Easter Sunday morning is immeasurable. Great hymns of the faith remind us how there is “power, power…
Jesus Died
Mar 25, 2018 • 44 min
Great courage was demonstrated on the day Jesus died. He was born sinless to die a sinner’s gruesome death on a Roman cross. Not only do we witness the courage of Jesus on display during Good Friday, but also we see the courage of one of His followers …
Jesus Saves
Mar 18, 2018 • 57 min
If God is love, does He just sit in Heaven pining for us? Last week we began examining Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, the reason we gather, the reason we live and breathe, the revelation of what God is really like. And we saw that everyth…
Jesus Loves
Mar 11, 2018 • 38 min
JESUS. The name above all names. God became man to walk among His people—love them, lead them, and ultimately die for them. But the story didn’t end there. For the next five Sundays, join us for an Easter experience exploring the love, salvation, death…
Upgraded (part 3)
Mar 4, 2018 • 46 min
As believers, we start the maturing process when we accept our responsibility to become sons and daughters of God. However, the process of becoming spiritually mature comes with a cost. This Sunday, we will cover a third cost in our final part of the U…
Upgraded (part 2)
Feb 25, 2018 • 52 min
You can define spiritual maturity in one phrase: Spiritual maturity is being like Christ. Most of us want to grow. Most of us want to mature. Most of us want to be like Christ. Yet many times, we come up short. This Sunday, we will focus on the one dis…
Upgraded (part 1)
Feb 18, 2018 • 49 min
The day a person gives his or her life to Christ should mark the start of an ongoing process of maturing spiritually. This process requires a radical reordering of one’s priorities. It takes a willingness to change from pleasing oneself to pleasing God…
Victories & Failures: Esther (part 2)
Feb 11, 2018 • 47 min
Esther, a Jewish maiden living in exile in a foreign land, faced many challenges in her life. However, this didn’t stop her from becoming the Queen of the Persian empire. As queen, she was able to overcome the horrible odds that were stacked against he…
Victories & Failures: Esther (part 1)
Feb 4, 2018 • 45 min
Esther, a Jewish maiden living in exile in a foreign land, faced many challenges in her life. But she didn’t let the bad cards she had been dealt defeat her. While most would crumble under the pressure, Esther conquered her fears and turned her disadva…
Victories & Failures: Rahab
Jan 28, 2018 • 44 min
In the book of Joshua, we are introduced to one of the most thought-provoking and astonishing heroines of the Old Testament. Rahab, the prostitute of the Canaanite city of Jericho, is noteworthy for her great faith and for her place in the lineage of J…
Victories & Failures: Deborah
Jan 21, 2018 • 48 min
The narratives of the Old Testament are a rich resource for God’s people. There is no better example of this than the story of Deborah in the book of Judges. Deborah was a mighty judge for the people of Israel. She was a strong woman of influence who l…
Victories & Failures: Gideon (part 2)
Jan 14, 2018 • 32 min
Gideon was a mighty judge for the people of Israel. His first victorious battle over the Midianites, with a puny 300 man army, is legendary. Through the amazing story of Gideon, we can learn how to face any battle with confidence. During his 40 year ru…
Victories & Failures: Gideon (part 1)
Jan 7, 2018 • 47 min
Gideon was the youngest in his family, but still became the fifth recorded judge of Israel. By putting aside his station of being poor and being from the most insignificant tribe, he was able to accept the calling of God for his life. Gideon, with God’…
Unexpected Shifts
Dec 31, 2017 • 28 min
We believe for 2018 that God is going to bring unexpected shifts to The Connection Church—unexpected shifts in your life. When we say “unexpected shifts,” we’re talking about supernatural shifts of favor in your life. A turning point that puts you on a…
Preparing for Christmas: Incarnation
Dec 24, 2017 • 41 min
Incarnation is a term used by theologians to indicate that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, took on human flesh. It is one of the greatest events to occur in the history of the universe. It is without parallel. The Incarnation was an astonishing a…
Preparing for Christmas: Redemption
Dec 17, 2017 • 47 min
There is nothing worth more than you. Yes, you! Did you read that and say, “Yeah, yeah…” and mostly, or even partially, doubt that it’s true? Here’s the thing—God really thinks that way about you. Need proof? God lowered Himself from His divine and …
Preparing for Christmas: Mystery
Dec 10, 2017 • 43 min
Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “No pastor, no theologian stood at the manger of Bethlehem. And yet all Christian theology has its origin in the wonder of all wonders: that God became human. Holy theology arises from knees bent before the mystery of the divi…
Preparing for Christmas: Waiting
Dec 3, 2017 • 51 min
More than 2,000 years ago, the Jewish people saw themselves captive in a world that was just not right, with no liberty to live and rule themselves as God had promised. They longed for a God-anointed king to come and save them and set them free. And…
Victories & Failures: Jacob (part 2)
Nov 26, 2017 • 49 min
So far in this sermon series, Victories & Failures, we have seen in the lives of the early Old Testament patriarchs that God was very patient and merciful in spite of these men’s failures. He brought them through those bumps in the road to lead victori…
Victories & Failures: Jacob (part 1)
Nov 19, 2017 • 46 min
As we continue our exploration of the characters found in the Old Testament, we see such drama developing in the story of the family that God is forming under Abraham and Isaac. It is like watching a daytime soap opera play out in the beginning pages o…
Victories & Failures: Isaac
Nov 12, 2017 • 46 min
Isaac was blessed by God just like his father, Abraham. And like his father, he wasn’t blessed because he was good or perfect, but because of his faithfulness to God. Isaac definitely had victories, but he had just as many failures. He even made some o…
Victories & Failures: Abraham (part 3)
Nov 5, 2017 • 43 min
Abraham was a man chosen by God for something huge. But just because he was called by God didn’t mean that he was perfect. As a matter of fact, Abraham was far from perfect! However, despite his imperfections and failures, God still used Abraham mighti…
Victories & Failures: Abraham (part 2)
Oct 29, 2017 • 45 min
There were many times in Abraham’s life that he messed up. However, his failures did not disqualify him. Even though Abraham made the same mistake more than once, God never gave up on him. As a matter of fact, God used Abraham’s mistakes to show him ju…
Victories & Failures: Abraham (part 1)
Oct 22, 2017 • 42 min
We have begun a new sermon series examining the lives of some of the men and women we read about in the Old Testament. The Bible shares with us the ups and downs in their lives. We get it all: richer, poorer, wise, foolish, victories, and failures. As …
An Encounter with God
Oct 15, 2017 • 52 min
In our lives, we have many challenges: relationships, finances, health, jobs, and others. However, everything changes after an encounter with God. There are different types of encounters with God, and each has its own purpose. We need to learn how to a…
The Importance of the Church
Oct 8, 2017 • 30 min
The Reset
Oct 1, 2017 • 54 min
This was a special weekend of growing in God’s Kingdom. It was a time of “Reset” — a time of awakening, activation, alignment, and acceleration into Kingdom reality. Come and have your God-given gifts fanned into flame!
Ephesians (part 12)
Sep 24, 2017 • 51 min
Our enemy, the devil, is very real. His desire is to bring every Christian as low as he can. Satan is persistent, cunning, and attacks in different ways every day. However, he can only devour those that allow him! In the last chapter of Ephesians, Paul…
Ephesians (part 11)
Sep 17, 2017 • 43 min
As believers we are called to a new way of life in family and vocational relationships. These relationships should be governed by principles which mark us as distinctly different from the secular society in which we live. Chapter six of Ephesians conta…
Ephesians (part 10)
Sep 10, 2017 • 49 min
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word submission? Is it positive or negative? In our culture, submission is a word that often incites controversy. For many, the first things that come to mind are words such as inferior…
Ephesians (part 9)
Sep 3, 2017 • 45 min
In the fifth chapter of Ephesians, the apostle Paul exhorts believers to live the way they should be, which is to be as a child of God and an ambassador of His Kingdom. This chapter is not just a moralistic teaching so we can all be nice. It’s also not…
Ephesians (part 8)
Aug 20, 2017 • 42 min
When God looks at us, He sees His sons and daughters. As we have already learned in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, God has joyfully and eagerly welcomed us into His family to be a part of the work of His Kingdom on the earth. This Sunday, we will cont…
Ephesians (part 7)
Aug 13, 2017 • 48 min
No matter how long we have been Christians, God wants each of us to grow in Him. He desires that none of us become stagnant in our journey of faith. This Sunday, we continue our study of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. In the first half of his letter,…
Thriving in the Church Today
Aug 6, 2017 • 59 min
A message from our guest speaker, Pastor Mark Howey from Today Church in Tampa, Florida.
Ephesians (part 6)
Jul 30, 2017 • 42 min
This Sunday, we will examine the second of Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians found in the third chapter as he wraps up the first half of this glorious letter. This prayer serves as a benediction for the message that Paul has so far been conveying—how wo…
Ephesians (part 5)
Jul 23, 2017 • 46 min
In English, a “mystery” is something dark, obscure, secret, puzzling. That which is “mysterious” is inexplicable, even incomprehensible. However, the word mystery written in Ephesians is different. Even though it’s still secret, it is no longer closely…
Ephesians (part 4)
Jul 16, 2017 • 48 min
This Sunday, we will continue examining Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Last week in chapter 2 verse 10, we saw that we are God’s workmanship created to do good works. This week, we will unpack verses 11 through 22, where Paul helps us see what it mean…
Ephesians (part 3)
Jul 9, 2017 • 42 min
As we continue exploring each chapter and verse of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians this Sunday, we will discover what it means to be made alive in Christ. We will uncover the glorious truth of reconciliation, and what that means for all Christians today.
Ephesians (part 2)
Jul 2, 2017 • 44 min
The book of Ephesians is home to some of the Bible’s greatest promises and deepest spiritual insights. The first chapter alone has foundational elements of the Christian faith and doctrine that are vital for every believer. This Sunday, we will continu…
Ephesians (part 1)
Jun 25, 2017 • 44 min
We are very excited to begin a new sermon series this Sunday, June 25. Over the next 10 weeks, we will dive into the entire letter of Paul to the Ephesians. This is the first time that we have shared an expository and comprehensive study of a single bo…
Advancing Faith (part 2)
Jun 18, 2017 • 41 min
Every believer should have a desire to grow in their faith so they can advance the kingdom of God. But is this really possible for every believer in Christ? Is it the responsibility of every Christian to further the kingdom? If so, what are the pre-req…
Advancing Faith (part 1)
Jun 11, 2017 • 43 min
Our faith brings blessings to our lives, but our faith is not just for our own good. The purpose of our lives is to reveal God’s glory so others will see and know His goodness. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series, You Gotta Have Faith, wit…
Living a Life of Faith
Jun 4, 2017 • 42 min
Sometimes we are under the impression that faith is an element of our life that is hard to define or too difficult to understand. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we live by faith, not by sight.” If we are to live by faith, then we must have a goo…
Refreshing Faith (part 2)
May 28, 2017 • 44 min
The Body of Christ needs a refreshing. We become refreshed when we know how free we are in Christ. When we are truly refreshed in Christ, our steps will be ordered by Him. This means that I never have to worry about what I am going through. Because if …
Refreshing Faith (part 1)
May 21, 2017 • 34 min
The Body of Christ needs a refreshing. It seems that too many times we grow weary in our faith. You can’t be weary and refreshed at the same time. You can’t walk by faith if you are not refreshed with the real truth written in the Word of God. Religion…
Building Faith Through Relationship
May 14, 2017 • 39 min
You have begun this journey, one of faith in Christ—a relationship that will not only last a lifetime but through all eternity. Is that the end of the story? Do you just settle in, contentedly relaxing in the knowledge that your eternal destiny is secu…
The Touch of Faith
May 7, 2017 • 30 min
In our continuing exploration of faith, we will compare and contrast the stories of Blind Bartimaeus and the woman with the issue of blood. We’ll discover how the miracle of her healing reveals another level of faith that we can live and walk in. We’ll…
Faith Activated
Apr 30, 2017 • 42 min
How important is faith? It takes faith to even believe in Christ. It takes faith to believe that what God says is always right and true. And it takes faith to trust and walk in that each and every day. However, if your faith doesn’t continue to grow in…
Get A Room
Apr 23, 2017 • 38 min
Prepare to be challenged to think differently than you might have thought before about prayer in this message from our guest speaker, Mark Shell.
Who Do You Say I Am? (part 3)
Apr 16, 2017 • 38 min
Jesus is the One who conquered the grave after He died for the sins of all humanity on the cross. Jesus is the One who is worthy of our worship and our praise because of the resurrection and the hope He offers all people of all nations. Jesus is the On…
Who Do You Say I Am? (part 2)
Apr 9, 2017 • 30 min
“Who do you say that I am?” No human being ever will be faced with a more poignant question with such eternal ramifications than the one Jesus posed to His disciples. Never will there be another question that rivals its gravity and consequence. This Su…
Who Do You Say I Am? (part 1)
Apr 2, 2017 • 44 min
There is a question that Jesus asked his disciples—the most important question—one that resonates through history. A question that He asks each one of us: “Who Do You Say I Am?” Over the next three Sundays, we will use five mini-movies that depict a va…
Winning Everyday Battles (part 2)
Mar 26, 2017 • 46 min
Our enemy, the devil, is very real. His desire is to bring every Christian as low as he can. Satan is persistent, cunning, and attacks in different ways every day. However, he can only devour you if you let him! In this episode, we will go over the wea…
Winning Everyday Battles (part 1)
Mar 19, 2017 • 39 min
We know that the battle belongs to the Lord, but we must not forget that we are the soldiers. As Christians, we are in a spiritual battle of some sort on a daily basis. In warfare, battles are fought on different fronts, for different reasons, and with…
Doing Your Best for God (part 2)
Mar 12, 2017 • 43 min
In Philippians 2:25-29, Paul describes a man by the name of Epaphroditus as a brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, messenger, and even a minister. These were glowing terms that Paul used for a man who is barely mentioned in the Bible. Paul went on t…
Doing Your Best for God (part 1)
Mar 5, 2017 • 42 min
If you want your work to be blessed by God, then you need to exceed what is expected of you. No matter what you do, whether you’re a truck driver, an attorney, a cook, or a teacher, do more than merely the minimum. Don’t just “get by.” God wants you to…
Overcoming Broken Relationships
Feb 26, 2017 • 57 min
As we wrap up Relationship Month at The Connection Church this Sunday, we ask… Have you ever had a relationship turn sour? When this happens, it hurts. Have you ever had to walk away from a close friendship? That never feels good. Have you ever been…
Love Changes Everything
Feb 19, 2017 • 54 min
February is relationship month at The Connection Church! And this Sunday, we will continue seeking to strengthen our relationships using the truth of God’s Word. Jesus laid down His life because He knew that it was going to change things. You can al…
Promises, Problems, and Provisions in Marriage
Feb 12, 2017 • 48 min
February is relationship month at The Connection Church! Throughout this whole month, we will seek to strengthen our relationships using the truth of God’s Word. We can’t control how others will act or how the world will act, but we can control how …
The Myth of Singleness
Feb 7, 2017 • 47 min
February is relationship month at The Connection Church! Throughout this whole month, we will seek to strengthen our relationships using the truth of God’s Word. We will begin this week by exposing The Myth Of Singleness. We live in a culture that conf…
The Battle Over Truth
Jan 29, 2017 • 51 min
A violent battle is raging around us every minute of every day. It’s an invisible war that many don’t realize is taking place. It’s a fight that determines whether we walk in truth or deception. As believers, one of the most important things we need to…
Grace, Truth, and Time (part 2)
Jan 22, 2017 • 46 min
Here’s a question that is seeking to be answered by the parable of the barren tree: Does God care about results, yes or no? Yes, God cares about results! God cares about us being effective for the Kingdom. The word that encompasses all of that is “frui…
Grace, Truth, and Time (part 1)
Jan 15, 2017 • 41 min
This is the first part of a brand new sermon series on three essential ingredients for the growth of every believer. If you are diligent in applying these principles to your life, it will lead to good fruit. Even if you feel empty and lost, Grace, Trut…
Breaking Into The New
Jan 8, 2017 • 47 min
It is estimated that right now over 127 million well-intentioned Americans set goals for the New Year. Get fit, save money, stop eating fast food, and pray more are all on the list because setting goals is admirable. On December 11, 2016, a University …
2017: The Year of…
Dec 31, 2016 • 16 min
A final message of 2016 leading us into what God has in store for us in 2017…
Let Us Adore Him (part 2)
Dec 23, 2016 • 38 min
Last Sunday we answered the question: why should we adore Jesus? We should adore Jesus simply because of who He is—our Savior, Lord, and King. Tonight we will answer the question: How should we adore Him?
Let Us Adore Him (part 1)
Dec 18, 2016 • 34 min
We hear the song, “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” every year at Christmastime. There is a beautiful and imploring line in this song that instructs us to “come, let us adore Him.” But what does it mean to “adore” the Lord? This Sunday, we will begin to explo…
Finding Your Purpose
Dec 11, 2016 • 40 min
At some point in our Christian walk, we may have questioned ourselves… Why did He make me? What does He want me to do? What does He want me to be? What is His purpose in my life? Join us this Sunday as we confront these questions and build a s…
Dispelling Delusions
Dec 4, 2016 • 19 min
Atheists often use their unbelief as an excuse to live how they want to live. They don’t want to step into the light because they know if they do, they might have to change the way they live. Unfortunately, many Christians live the way they want to liv…
Is My Faith Working?
Nov 27, 2016 • 49 min
Have you ever believed God for something, and you waited for God to answer…and then you waited some more…and then you waited even longer, but nothing? When answers to what we are believing for are delayed, this does not necessarily indicate a definite …
Faith That Works (part 2)
Nov 20, 2016 • 49 min
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:7 that “we walk by faith, not by sight.” Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? Except if you haven’t developed your faith, this verse is near impossible. Walking by faith requires a strong determination to follow God’s Word reg…
Faith That Works (part 1)
Nov 13, 2016 • 50 min
This Sunday, we will continue building our foundation of faith that we began several weeks ago. Faith is not just for when we pray or attend a church service. Faith is for our day to day life. God’s desire for us is to not only understand and have fait…
Faith Over Fear
Nov 6, 2016 • 43 min
Last week we learned that we need to keep moving forward and faith is the vehicle that keeps us advancing in the right direction. Fear keeps us from moving forward. Fear is not a component of progression. How do we eliminate one of the biggest things t…
Forward Moving Faith
Oct 30, 2016 • 45 min
We have a deceitful and cunning enemy that wars against us to keep us down. His desire is to prevent us from being able or even wanting to advance the kingdom of God. However, the Scripture tells us that if we resist the devil he will run from us! (Jam…
Leaving Doubt Behind
Oct 23, 2016 • 45 min
No one is immune to doubt. It can and does happen to us all. You’ve just got to know how to handle it when it comes. Even the great men and women of God recorded in the Bible had to deal with doubt. But how we deal with doubt is up to us. We can either…
Miraculous Faith
Oct 16, 2016 • 42 min
The Will of God for You
Oct 9, 2016 • 46 min
As believers, our faith will increase when we understand and know the will of God. However, confusion exists with many in the body of Christ concerning how to know the will God for our lives. An unbiblical view of the will of God can cause those whose …
Being An Example
Oct 2, 2016 • 26 min
We celebrated Pastor Appreciation this Sunday. We surely look to our pastors as examples for us and rightfully so. God has called them to be godly examples. Likewise, God has also commanded us to be examples to others. This Sunday we take a look at the…
The Presence of The Lord (part 3)
Sep 25, 2016 • 45 min
When you hear the words “the glory of God,” what do you think of? It might be difficult to describe the glory of God, but when you experience it, you definitely know it. This Sunday, as we continue with part three of The Presence of The Lord, we will a…
The Presence of The Lord (part 2)
Sep 18, 2016 • 46 min
The Bible seems to make it clear that one of the most important things to God is for us to seek Him. When we truly seek God, we experience His presence, which gives us joy, peace, rest, comfort, encouragement, strength—blessings of all kinds. This Sund…
The Presence of The Lord (part 1)
Sep 11, 2016 • 39 min
Can we experience the presence of the Lord on a daily basis? We believe Scripture is clear that we can, and those who do get rewarded. Hebrews 11:6 says, “…for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him….
Valuable (part 4)
Sep 4, 2016 • 41 min
We should all hold “trust” as a core value. Trust is something that we have to build up in our lives. While God has given to each of us a measure of faith, it’s not exactly the same with trust. Trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been g…
Valuable (part 3)
Aug 28, 2016 • 39 min
It is written in 1 Corinthians 1:10, “Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.” Paul wrote th…
Valuable (part 2)
Aug 21, 2016 • 46 min
This week we will further explore the values that define our principles and standard of behavior as we continue discussing the importance of excellence in our lives. We read in the Bible that Daniel was promoted and preferred above others because he…
Valuable (part 1)
Aug 14, 2016 • 48 min
What do you consider valuable? Most would say things like my wife, my husband, the kids, family, God, money, my house, my car… and these are all good answers. Value can be define as “a person’s principles or standard of behavior; one’s judgement of …
The Pursuit of Corporate Breakthrough
Aug 7, 2016 • 46 min
One of our guest speakers at the recent women’s retreat, Pastor Kim Howey, is with us this Sunday to talk about The Pursuit of Corporate Breakthrough. A “breakthrough” can be defined as a sudden, dramatic increase in knowledge or understanding—an impor…
Winning With People (part 5)
Jul 31, 2016 • 48 min
God loved people so much that He offered His best, His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus’ one commandment for us was to love others as He has loved us. To truly love others and win with people, we have to offer our best. This Sunday, as we wrap up …
Winning With People (part 4)
Jul 24, 2016 • 49 min
Are you able to learn from others? Are you teachable, or do you have the attitude that no one can teach you anything? The truth is that all of us can learn things, even from unlikely people. But that is only true if we have the right attitude. As we co…
Winning With People (part 3)
Jul 17, 2016 • 40 min
So far in the current sermon series, Winning With People, we have learned that who we are determines how we see others, that the first person we must examine is ourselves, that we should never use a hammer to swat a fly off of someone’s head, and that …
Winning With People (part 2)
Jul 10, 2016 • 37 min
“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Lady Dorothy Nevill. Join us this Sunday as we continue the sermon series, Winning With People. We ar…
Winning With People (part 1)
Jul 3, 2016 • 50 min
We cannot afford to take our relationships for granted. John Maxwell once said that “people can usually trace their successes and failures to the relationships in their lives.” Beginning this Sunday in our brand new sermon series, Winning With People, …
Anchored (part 3)
Jun 26, 2016 • 46 min
F. F. Bosworth once said, “Most Christians feed their body three hot meals a day and their spirit one cold snack a week. And they wonder why they’re so weak in faith.” This Sunday, for our third and final part of Anchored, we will talk about building a…
Anchored (part 2)
Jun 19, 2016 • 43 min
You have probably heard about God’s sanctifying work in your life through His Word. But what does that process look like? How do you know if the living truth of Scripture is actually at work in your life? How do you know that God’s Word has actually ta…
Anchored (part 1)
Jun 12, 2016 • 37 min
What is sanctification? What is justification? These are big words that you have probably heard on a Sunday morning at some point. But what do they really mean? This Sunday, we will begin exploring what these words mean and what the difference is betwe…
Watch, Write, Wait
Jun 5, 2016 • 57 min
Conquering Offense (part 4)
May 29, 2016 • 43 min
Proverbs 19:11 says, “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Overlooking an offense is not always easy, and at times it can seem near impossible. However, if the scriptures say that it can be done, then it can …
Conquering Offense (part 3)
May 22, 2016 • 48 min
Many times when we think of the word offended we think, “ahh, they got their little feelings hurt.” But, offense is much more than that. It is a trap of the enemy to get us so wrapped up in our own feelings that we can’t function normally. Offense will…
Conquering Offense (part 2)
May 15, 2016 • 47 min
Offense is one of Satan’s most deceptive traps to get you out of God’s will. The good news is that we don’t have to give in to the enemies devices. We are made to be more than conquers through Jesus our Lord. If we know what the Word says about us, ins…
Conquering Offense (part 1)
May 8, 2016 • 50 min
Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” So as Christians what do we guard our hearts from? The answer is simple: offense. The enemy makes it his job to get us offended and keep us from walking in l…
Positioned For Greatness (part 3)
May 1, 2016 • 45 min
In exploring the life and trials of Joshua in the Bible, we are finding that God can and will use the circumstances of our life (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to forge in and through us a life of greatness. And we are discovering God’s wisdom for ho…
Positioned For Greatness (part 2)
Apr 24, 2016 • 46 min
God has positioned us for greatness through Jesus Christ. The story of Joseph in the book of Genesis is full of principles that can help every believer reap the benefits of the position that God has promised to us. Last Sunday, we learned of two shortc…
Positioned For Greatness (part 1)
Apr 17, 2016 • 51 min
When we repent and become part of God’s family, we are immediately Positioned For Greatness. That’s right, greatness! Why? Because God wants the best for His children. However, even though God has positioned us, there are some things we have to be care…
It’s a Journey, Not a Battle
Apr 10, 2016 • 47 min
Loving Like Jesus
Apr 3, 2016 • 53 min
Is there some way that could lessen and overcome your emotional hurts? Is there some way that could cause you to be more satisfied, more peaceful, and happier than you have ever been? A way that could change you, the church, the nation, and even the wo…
Our Risen Savior
Mar 27, 2016 • 54 min
Join us as we celebrate the Risen Lord Jesus Christ in sermon and dramatic video (well, the audio portion at least) presentations, which include messages from Barrabas, Lazarus, Mary, Peter, John, and more.
The Irresistible Church (part 3)
Mar 20, 2016 • 48 min
The arrival of Jesus signaled the end of the Temple Model and the beginning of something brand new—an approach to faith characterized by loving others. The Temple Model is you-focused, but Jesus’ new covenant calls for a focus on others. So what is req…
The Irresistible Church (part 2)
Mar 13, 2016 • 55 min
Jesus stepped into a world where religion was characterized by the “temple model,” and He initiated something entirely new. This new movement that He initiated is rooted in love and makes us free in Him. Unfortunately, many of the old ways of the “t…
The Irresistible Church (part 1)
Mar 6, 2016 • 46 min
Think of your favorite restaurant, band, or clothing line. They have created an image and brand that probably carries a positive reputation and level of trust for many others just as yourself. How does the world view the church? Unfortunately, we’ve…
What’s So Scary About Submission?
Feb 28, 2016 • 44 min
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word submission? Is it positive or negative? In our culture, submission is a word that often incites controversy. For many, the first things that come to mind are words such as “inferior,”…
Taking Responsibility in Marraige
Feb 21, 2016 • 41 min
In our continuing examination of Owning Your Relationships, this Sunday we will discuss the marriage relationship and the responsibilities before and after. Marriage was and is the creative work of God. It is unique in that it conveys the character of …
Owning Your Relationships (part 2)
Feb 14, 2016 • 50 min
Think about your most precious memories. Do they involve things or people? The most important things in life aren’t things. The relationships you have with family, friends, and others are the most important and valuable. This is why Owning Your Relatio…
Owning Your Relationships (part 1)
Feb 7, 2016 • 47 min
Relationships are important. We’re immersed in relationships 24/7 — at home, at work, at school, and everywhere in-between. In each relationship we encounter, we can present the best of ourselves or the worst. This Sunday, we will expose certain relati…
Decimating Division
Jan 31, 2016 • 44 min
Over the next several weeks, we will be talking about the second part: staying connected with each other. We will explore the different type of relationships that we have and how to stay in unity in all of our relationships. As believers, when we have …
Staying Connected To God (part 2)
Jan 17, 2016 • 49 min
When you gave your life over to Christ, He breathed His life into you and made all things new. He didn’t do it so you could simply feel better for a few days. God wants to be in relationship with you for the long term. But for your relationship with Go…
Staying Connected To God (part 1)
Jan 10, 2016 • 49 min
In any relationship, growth happens over time. This includes our relationship with God. God doesn’t expect you to be perfect and to know everything. He just wants you to keep moving forward, connected to Him. God wants to be a part of your everyday lif…
Confidence That Never Wavers
Jan 3, 2016 • 53 min
Confidence is vitally important to our success in life. If fact, it’s so important that without confidence we will not receive a great reward! (Hebrews 10:35) So how can we stay confident in every area of our lives? This Sunday, we will reveal the esse…
It Is Your Destiny
Dec 27, 2015 • 52 min
To destine is to determine something beforehand. Destiny is what God has preordained for your future, what He determined that you are on to earth to do. It is the inner purpose for your life. It is the real reason for breathing. To live in God’s destin…
The Divine Life (part 6)
Dec 13, 2015 • 41 min
Have you ever broken a promise? Maybe circumstances beyond your control caused you to miss the mark. The validity of a promise is dependent on the character and ability of the one who makes it. Living The Divine Life is dependent upon God’s promises, a…
The Divine Life (part 5)
Dec 6, 2015 • 56 min
The average child hears the phrase, “you can’t do that,” 70,000 times by age 7. By the time they are 17 years old, they will have heard 180,000 “no’s.” Most people have been conditioned to fail to one degree or another. These statistics reveal one of t…
The Divine Life (part 4)
Nov 29, 2015 • 47 min
So far in our current sermon series, The Divine Life, some of what we have discovered is in whom we really must have our confidence (hint: it’s not just God) and that we must know who we are in Christ.
The Divine Life (part 3)
Nov 22, 2015 • 50 min
Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Many have believed that we should not have any “self” confidence; it should be only “God” confidence. But the truth is that having confidence in who we a…
The Divine Life (part 2)
Nov 15, 2015 • 44 min
Confidence in who we are is essential to living The Divine Life. What happens when we’re not feeling so confident? How do we get it back and keep it? God has put all things in us that pertain to life and godliness, and it is up to us to discover and wa…
The Divine Life (part 1)
Nov 8, 2015 • 49 min
Have you ever been so stressed that it was hard to sleep at night? Ever been so disappointed with things that you literally cried? Has a situation been so bad before that you felt you just weren’t good enough? We go through things in life that…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 7)
Nov 1, 2015 • 47 min
In this episode, we wrap up the series by finishing up the biblical worldview of the nature of humanity, and establishing the viewpoint we should have concerning the world and society as a whole.
An Unshackled Worldview (part 6)
Oct 25, 2015 • 52 min
So far in this sermon series, we have uncovered the truth about some of the worldviews that have influenced thought and theology in the church. We have been reconstructing a true biblical view of God, and began discovering how God sees humanity. Join u…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 5)
Oct 18, 2015 • 51 min
Over the past several weeks, we have been building a truly biblical worldview by discussing the nature and existence of God. This week, we will turn our attention to the nature of humanity. As far back as the 4th century, Church leaders have taught tha…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 4)
Oct 11, 2015 • 50 min
Many philosophers and rationalists who lived during the Age of Enlightenment cast many doubts upon the validity of scripture. The erroneous teachings of these men were taught in universities and colleges around the world as truth. Their teachings are s…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 3)
Oct 4, 2015 • 50 min
A fundamental change in thought patterns began to emerge from the Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. The spiritual world was seen as insignificant, and the natural world was seen as the “real” world, the world of reason, and the worl…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 2)
Sep 27, 2015 • 44 min
Last week, we began a new series, An Unshackled Worldview. In it, we are continuing to develop and adjust our worldview to God’s perspective as revealed in the Bible. The more biblical our worldview, the freer we get. Jesus said it himself, “…the truth…
An Unshackled Worldview (part 1)
Sep 20, 2015 • 44 min
Do we really have a sound biblical worldview, or have some of man’s ideas shaped our theology? How much has classical Western philosophy affected our thinking? The more biblical our worldview, the freer we get. Jesus said it himself, “…the truth will m…
Hell: Justice and Mercy
Sep 13, 2015 • 55 min
We all know that God is a God of Love, but He is also a God of Judgment. So, how does God deal with those who refuse and reject the Good News: the Savior and King, Jesus Christ? God is a God of Justice, but He is also a God of Mercy. He is both at all …
God’s Advancing Kingdom
Sep 6, 2015 • 50 min
Is evil actually growing throughout the earth? Is humanity descending into greater chaos and destruction? Is the Church really losing ground? Based on social media and news reports, multitudes believe that the world is getting worse and worse. Howev…
Thy Kingdom Come (part 2)
Aug 30, 2015 • 50 min
Last week, we discovered that we don’t have to wait; the Kingdom of God is here. Now. Our King, Jesus, has come and now the world will never be same. And that is such good news! Now what? What does God’s Kingdom on Earth look like? Where is it, and …
Thy Kingdom Come (part 1)
Aug 23, 2015 • 48 min
Jesus taught his disciples to desire and pursue the Kingdom of God. That pursuit is even interwoven into the way that He taught them to pray (Matthew 6:9-10): After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy nam…
He Will Never Fail Me
Aug 16, 2015 • 48 min
The future can be foreboding with all its many uncertainties. However, our God has a remedy for everything we will face. There are many voices in the land but only one with the answer, and He has a plan for each of us. This Sunday, we will see the Lord…
He Has Never Failed Me
Aug 9, 2015 • 45 min
Christians face many obstacles and might sometimes wonder where God was in their distress. This can cause a person to falter in their faith in the Lord. However, we can reign in life by knowing that He has never failed and will never fail us.
To Judge, or Not to Judge
Aug 2, 2015 • 43 min
How does judgment fit in the light of the grace of God? This can be a difficult question to answer for many believers. Having a proper perspective on judging others is crucial for every Christian. However, many people conclude that making judgments on …
Amazing Grace (part 10)
Jul 26, 2015 • 45 min
We all have life issues, such as our concerns, responsibilities, needs, and desires. However, these issues are not supposed to keep us from taking our rightful place in the Kingdom of God. This week we will talk about what it takes to be established in…
Amazing Grace (part 9)
Jul 19, 2015 • 47 min
Every Christian can receive an abundant amount of grace. One of the functions of God’s grace is to empower us to “rule in life” (Romans 5:17). Even though there are many trials and tribulations that we must face, God will always give us the grace to be…
Amazing Grace (part 8)
Jul 12, 2015 • 45 min
Christians were never meant to “just get by.” You were created to rise above adversity and display greatness! This Sunday, we will continue talking about the empowering grace of God that enables us to overcome any and every tribulation we face.
The Supreme God v. The Supreme Court
Jul 5, 2015 • 45 min
One week ago, the Supreme Court decided to legalize gay marriage. What does this mean for the church? How should we as Christians respond? Listen as we explore our way forward.
Amazing Grace (part 7)
Jun 28, 2015 • 45 min
Most people on the earth at one point or another want to grow up and mature. A major aspect of our maturity in Christ is our ability to take on responsibility. Just as we have to accept certain responsibilities to grow up and mature in the natural, we …
Amazing Grace (part 6)
Jun 21, 2015 • 43 min
1 Peter 4:10 says for us to be “…good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” Manifold means “many sided” or “many different forms.” We need to understand that God’s grace is powerful inside of us, and it manifests itself in many different forms. It ca…
Amazing Grace (part 5)
Jun 14, 2015 • 47 min
We serve an awesome God who is very rich in mercy and grace. But many believers have questions about understanding God’s grace and how far it goes. Questions like: If I sin, how do I reconcile with the Father? Since I am saved, do I have to keep asking…
Amazing Grace (part 4)
Jun 7, 2015 • 55 min
Grace empowers you to rule in life, and it is also the only thing that makes you an effective witness for Him. When you truly understand grace, you will not be intimidated to witness. The power of grace strengthens your boldness. When you have grace op…
Amazing Grace (part 3)
May 31, 2015 • 50 min
When we sin, there is a sense of guilt and shame present that hinders our faith and undermines our boldness to stand in the authority of Christ. But when we confess (acknowledge) our sin, God through His grace assures us that we are forgiven and cleans…
Amazing Grace (part 2)
May 24, 2015 • 52 min
Romans 5:17 says, “…they which receive abundance of grace…shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” This is great news! It means that life on this earth is not supposed to surpass us. We are to rule and reign over life. This Sunday, we will continue t…
Amazing Grace (part 1)
May 17, 2015 • 45 min
Amazing grace results in an amazing life. God never intended your life to be average, mediocre, or mundane. He intends your life to be truly amazing, and He has provided the grace to make it a reality.
The Words of My Mouth
May 10, 2015 • 40 min
When we speak, words come out. These words affect not only us but all those who hear them. This is one of the reasons that David prayed in Psalm 19:14 for his words to be acceptable in the sight of God. Our desire should be that our words bless both Go…
Restoring Hope (part 2)
May 3, 2015 • 49 min
It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see things coming to pass for which you have hoped. But Hebrews 10:23 says to “hold fast the confession of our hope.” This means that after our hope is restored, we can hold onto it. We have to fight and win …
Ego: Let It Die
Apr 26, 2015 • 44 min
A child is born with no ego. Your first introduction to identity is usually looking in a mirror and being told that’s who you are. We must relearn our identity so that our ego or confidence is based on Jesus Christ in us. Find out who you really are, n…
Restoring Hope (part 1)
Apr 19, 2015 • 43 min
Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see things coming to pass for which you have hoped. However, God wants you to live in a confident expectation…
40 Days with Jesus (part 2)
Apr 12, 2015 • 47 min
This week, we conclude our series, 40 Days with Jesus. We will hear four more eyewitness accounts that dramatically retell the course of Christ’s ministry leading up to his crucifixion and victorious resurrection.
40 Days with Jesus (part 1)
Apr 5, 2015 • 57 min
For the next couple of weeks, we will watch a series of eyewitness accounts that dramatically retell the course of Christ’s ministry leading up to his crucifixion and victorious resurrection. We will highlight some of the major events in Christ’s life …
The Blessed Life (part 3)
Mar 29, 2015 • 52 min
God desires for His children to truly live a blessed life, but in order for this to take place, our hearts must be right. When God changes a heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of that person’s life-journey is affected for the better. A he…
The Blessed Life (part 2)
Mar 22, 2015 • 56 min
A father always wants the best for his children. This is true of our Heavenly Father as well. God desires to bless you because He loves you and wants the best for you! But, in order for God to bless you, there are certain things that must be in order i…
The Blessed Life (part 1)
Mar 15, 2015 • 41 min
Being blessed means having supernatural power working for your good. You may not be wealthy by the world’s standards, but you can enjoy a quality of life that most billionaires would envy. Join us as we begin examining God’s laws and principles of givi…
Unity of the Believers
Mar 8, 2015 • 40 min
The Bible teaches that victory can be increased in your home, business, and church through unity. The unity of the saints is fought by the enemy of our souls more than any other truth. Gain a greater understanding of the power of unity and how it works…
Marriage: More Than Happily Ever After
Mar 1, 2015 • 57 min
What if God designed marriage to make us more like Him rather than to simply make us happy? Pastors TJ and Karrianne will show us how to use the challenges and the struggles of marriage, as well as the joys and the celebrations, to draw us closer to Go…
Increase in Our Marriage Relationship
Feb 15, 2015 • 50 min
In our examination of and our desire to increase in Quality Relationships, this week we will focus on the marriage relationship. Marriage is unique in that it displays the character of God to mankind. The love that is displayed in marriage reflects the…
Quality Relationships
Feb 8, 2015 • 41 min
We all have relationships during our time on Earth. Unfortunately, not every one of them turns out to be a good one. And some of our relationships even end up being really bad. Everyone would love to have only good relationships in life, but is that ev…
The Fear of the Lord (part 2)
Feb 1, 2015 • 52 min
The ultimate example of perfect love and the fear of the Lord working together is Jesus Christ. He warned us at every turn to fear God, not men, and He confirmed that in everything about his life, death, and resurrection. He spoke lovingly but frankly …
The Fear of the Lord (part 1)
Jan 25, 2015 • 46 min
There are many Christians who feel that the fear of the Lord is an old idea found in the Old Testament and is no longer relevant. However, the principle of fearing God is found in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. It’s not only relevant for…
God Wants To Increase You
Jan 18, 2015 • 42 min
As we discovered during our New Year’s Eve Service, 2015 is the Year of Increase. The word increase means to become or make greater in size, amount, intensity, or degree. This is what God’s wants to do with you in this new year! This Sunday, Pastor TJ …
The Spirit of Faith
Jan 11, 2015 • 50 min
Discover the three areas of faith in which God wants you to be steady.
Increase by Fasting
Jan 4, 2015 • 43 min
The word was given at our New Year’s Eve Service that 2015 is the year of increase. However, in order to receive increase from God there are basic spiritual truths that must be followed. One of those truths is fasting. Even though Jesus spoke often of …
2015: A Year of Increase
Dec 31, 2014 • 17 min
A short, but special, word for the new year.
The Heart of the Shepherd
Dec 28, 2014 • 34 min
In the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15, Jesus shared this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” If you found you…
The Christmas Visitors
Dec 21, 2014 • 39 min
As we continue to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior this Sunday, we will take a look at the birth of Christ as found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. We’ll begin by exploring the account of the shepherds who were visited by an angel proclai…
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Dec 14, 2014 • 24 min
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
God’s Desire for an Intimate Relationship with You
Dec 7, 2014 • 45 min
God has purposed to reproduce His life in and through your life. In order for Him to do that, He must reveal Himself to you and bring you into an intimate relationship with Him. It is His highest priority! How does He do that and what is your part?
Guard Yourself with Gratitude
Nov 23, 2014 • 40 min
Having a spirit of gratitude is extremely important for every believer in Jesus Christ. Being kind to those around us is not the only purpose for gratitude, it’s for our protection as well. Thankfulness is an essential guardian of the soul. We open our…
The Renewed Mind (part 2)
Nov 16, 2014 • 41 min
Transformation is not a one time event. It is the constant never ceasing change of a believer into the image of Christ. As Paul states in 2 Corinthians 3:18, we should always be willing to be “…changed into the same image from glory to glory…” This…
The Renewed Mind (part 1)
Nov 9, 2014 • 39 min
Ephesians 4:23-24 says, “and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” This Sunday, we will explore what it means to be renewed in the spirit of your …
You Don’t Have to Wear Those Genes
Nov 2, 2014 • 50 min
We get our DNA from our parents. And while our genetic makeup tells us what color hair and eyes we will have, what about our personality traits? Studies have shown that we do pass on certain personality traits such as our attitudes and even our sense o…
Freedom is a Choice
Oct 26, 2014 • 48 min
Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” God’s design is for us to put our full trust in the work of the cross. Jesus died for us so that we could not just “live,” but live abundantly. We must cho…
The Church: The Virtuous Woman
Oct 19, 2014 • 43 min
In the Proverbs, a question is proposed: where can one find a virtuous woman? In Christ we find her: the church. His Bride and His Body, the church, is the place of power, healing, and refuge on this earth. Come discover why and how you belong in the B…
Winning the Race of Life (part 5)
Oct 12, 2014 • 37 min
The time to think about the finish line of a race is not when the race is over, but before the race has been completed. When all is said and done in your life, will you be able to look back as Paul did in 2 Timothy 4:7 and say, “I have fought the good …
Winning the Race of Life (part 4)
Oct 5, 2014 • 49 min
In order to win the race of life, we must have the right attitude. No matter what crisis may come our way, if our attitude is right, we can still win. This Sunday, we will uncover another key that will help us face any crisis, overcome it, and stay on …
Winning the Race of Life (part 3)
Sep 28, 2014 • 45 min
So we’ve learned the first two keys to Winning the Race of Life: 1) know who you are, and 2) know where you are going. This Sunday we discover the third and fourth keys, so you can say with Paul the Apostle, “I have fought the good fight, I have finish…
Winning the Race of Life (part 2)
Sep 21, 2014 • 39 min
When David went out to face Goliath, he knew he was going to win. David was able to maximize his own strengths and talents to defeat a giant much taller and stronger than he was. Why? Because he knew who he was, and he was able to draw from the ultimat…
Winning the Race of Life (part 1)
Sep 14, 2014 • 45 min
Every Christian should be able to confidently say they are Winning the Race of Life. Paul, nearing the end of his life said, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) If Paul did it, so can you!
A Clear Vision In A Confused World
Sep 7, 2014 • 43 min
We need to know where we are going in life…it is imperative! We will explore three different aspects of vision: heavenly vision, pastoral or church vision, and individual visions and dreams.
Led By The Spirit (part 3)
Aug 24, 2014 • 42 min
Last week, we began exploring a theology of the Holy Spirit, discovering who He really is according to the Bible. In doing so, we found that theology is an important and even exciting part of our daily walk with God. This Sunday, we will discuss what t…
Led By The Spirit (part 2)
Aug 17, 2014 • 46 min
Theology is not just that tedious, boring thing that is taught in seminaries. Our theology, or our system of beliefs, good or bad, affects our daily lives. We do not want ineffective, or worse, lives lived in opposition to God’s Spirit. This Sunday, we…
Led By The Spirit (part 1)
Aug 10, 2014 • 42 min
One of the areas we desperately need to examine is how we think about and relate to the Holy Spirit. As Christians, we have a good understanding of God the Father and Christ the Son, but when it comes to the Holy Spirit we are too often forgetful. This…
The Exciting Christian Life (part 4)
Aug 3, 2014 • 36 min
As we grow and understand the purpose of our lives, we see more and more of the life of Jesus being lived through us. This Sunday, we will see how God uses our circumstances to bring about the fulfillment of our destiny in him as we conclude the series…
The Exciting Christian Life (part 3)
Jul 27, 2014 • 42 min
Devestating circumstances can be used by the enemy to rob you of your future blessings. However, God changes those circumstances for our good. This Sunday, discover God’s great plan for you as we continue to examine The Exciting Christian Life.
The Exciting Christian Life (part 2)
Jul 20, 2014 • 32 min
We continue to look at The Exciting Christian Life. God has provided all that is needed (and more) to fulfill our destiny in Him. The battle and the fight associated with our walk in Him can produce a thrilling and abundant life. Our understanding and …
The Exciting Christian Life (part 1)
Jul 13, 2014 • 43 min
The Christian life can actually be an exciting adventure! This Sunday, we will discover God’s process in which He makes the Christian life exciting. Understanding ourselves and God’s Word will ensure the antidote to a boring life.
Serve Him (part 3)
Jul 6, 2014 • 39 min
The 5 characteristics of a servant of God.
Serve Him (part 2)
Jun 29, 2014 • 37 min
Joshua 24:15 says, “…as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” This Sunday, we will talk about the type of service that is pleasing to God, brings Him glory, and makes Him look supremely valuable in the eyes of those around us.
Serve Him (part 1)
Jun 22, 2014 • 34 min
God has called each of us to Serve Him. Service is not just about doing good things; it is about doing good things for the Lord. However, in all of our doing, we must make sure that our service is acceptable to God. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will begin di…
Spirit & Truth (part 3)
Jun 15, 2014 • 40 min
For the past two Sundays, we have been exploring what it means to be a true worshiper in our hearts and attitudes. But what does that look like on Sunday or in our day to day life? This Sunday, we will discover how the Bible instructs us to live and ac…
Spirit & Truth (part 2)
Jun 8, 2014 • 36 min
This Sunday, we will go deeper into what it means to be a true worshiper who worships God in Spirit & Truth.
Spirit & Truth (part 1)
Jun 1, 2014 • 41 min
If Christianity is the transformation of rebels into worshipers of God, then it is imperative for Christians to know and understand what constitutes biblical worship. This Sunday, we will begin a brand new sermon series, Spirit & Truth.
Blessed: To Be or Not To Be (part 4)
May 25, 2014 • 31 min
True biblical happiness is independent of our circumstances, and it is not based on what others around us do or don’t do. This Sunday, we will finish up the ten things happy people don’t believe, and discover the truths of our acceptance, security, and…
Blessed: To Be or Not To Be (part 3)
May 18, 2014 • 36 min
A few weeks ago we began discovering how the Bible defines being blessed and redefining our beliefs about true happiness. This Sunday we will return to the Blessed series by finding out what happy people don’t believe.
I Choose
May 11, 2014 • 41 min
Every morning we wake, we have a day full of choices to make. The choices we make can affect us and those around us. However, many of those choices are difficult and have lasting effects. Beginning a right choice with the two words “I choose” can be ha…
Blessed: To Be or Not To Be (part 2)
May 4, 2014 • 38 min
James 1:12 says, “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial…” The word blessed in this verse means happy. However, happiness defined by our culture basically depends on good things happening. If things are going reasonably well, then we are happy. …
Blessed: To Be or Not To Be (part 1)
Apr 27, 2014 • 38 min
Many believe that if you are blessed, you have been fortunate or lucky to have something: health, love, fame, fortune, talent, etc. But, is being blessed a matter of fortune or luck? What does it really mean to be blessed? As Christians, should we seek…
Encounters with Christ
Apr 20, 2014 • 47 min
From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, Jesus goes from being ushered in like a king to being crucified like a criminal, and then ultimately overcoming the grave. We’ll take a look at six individuals who had Encounters with Christ during His final week, and…
Me Without Fear
Apr 13, 2014 • 40 min
If you could live without fear, what would you do? Who could you be? Fear does not need to hold a grip on your life, nor does it need to chart the course of your life.
Faith That Endures
Apr 6, 2014 • 47 min
The Bible says that he that endures to the end shall be saved. This principle is expressed throughout the Word of God. Faith that endures to the end shall receive the reward. Like many of the men and women of the Bible, sometimes we have to keep the fa…
The Gospel (part 5)
Mar 30, 2014 • 35 min
In the final part of our sermon series, The Gospel, we will talk about being a citizen of the Kingdom of God, and what it means to be blessed by Him.
The Gospel (part 4)
Mar 23, 2014 • 42 min
As Christians, it’s important to really know and understand the magnitude of what Christ has done for us. He sacrificially died for us and then rose again, and now he makes intercession for us at the right hand of the Father. It is equally vital for us…
The Gospel (part 3)
Mar 16, 2014 • 41 min
The four core truths of the gospel are vital for every Christian to know and understand. As we go deeper into each core truth, our hearts become more grateful and full of awe because of what Jesus has done for us. We also gain a greater level of confid…
The Gospel (part 2)
Mar 9, 2014 • 42 min
The second part of the sermon series, The Gospel.
The Gospel (part 1)
Mar 2, 2014 • 42 min
The gospel of Jesus Christ stands at the very center of Christianity. However, there are many different things that come to people’s minds when they are asked, “What is the gospel?” This is because many Christians make assumptions about what the gospel…
Forgive and Move On (part 3)
Feb 23, 2014 • 39 min
The third part of the sermon series, Forgive and Move On.
Forgive and Move On (part 2)
Feb 16, 2014 • 38 min
Here are two reasons why many people don’t turn to God when they are offended.
Forgive and Move On (part 1)
Feb 9, 2014 • 43 min
Everyone has opportunities to get offended or upset. We all have to deal with the issues of bitterness, resentment, and unforgiveness at one time or another. However, we should not accept unforgiveness as an inevitable part of our lives. Through the st…
The Forgotten Pursuit (part 4)
Feb 2, 2014 • 38 min
God desires for us to be holy. In order for us to be holy, we can’t try to hide from God when we sin like Adam and Eve did in the garden. Instead, we must be open before God and not allow our guilt to turn into shame. Shame seeks to paralyze us and kno…
The Forgotten Pursuit (part 3)
Jan 26, 2014 • 44 min
Part three of the series, The Forgotten Pursuit, a rediscovery of real holiness.
The Forgotten Pursuit (part 2)
Jan 19, 2014 • 36 min
Why does God want us to be a royal priest for Him, as it says in 1 Peter 2:9? Why does He expect us to obey Him? Why does He command holiness? It’s not because He is some control freak who just wants to keep us in line. God is not up in heaven with a f…
The Forgotten Pursuit (part 1)
Jan 12, 2014 • 30 min
When you say the word “holiness” you might as well spray a can of conversation repellant on everyone around you. This tells us that the church desperately needs to pursue being holy. Holiness is not just some archaic idea from past generations. It’s th…
The Message of the Tabernacle
Jan 5, 2014 • 36 min
What significance is the Old Testament tabernacle to a New Testament believer?
Worshiping God in the Fast
Dec 29, 2013 • 41 min
Learn how to use the spiritual tool that God has given to release spiritual power into your personal life. Getting into God’s presence while fasting has helped many to gain greater insight and understanding. Long time barriers are broken and joyous abu…
From the Stable to the Table
Dec 22, 2013 • 41 min
On the front of most communion tables are usually found the words, “This do in remembrance of Me.” When we come to observe this ordinance, it should be a time of remembrance of the difference Christ made. This Sunday, we will remember Jesus’ sacrifice …
Fall Down, Stand Up, and Go Forth
Dec 8, 2013 • 58 min
Hear this encouraging message from our guest, John Peyton, Pastor of Reconciliation Community Church of Manassas, Va.
The Power of Grace (part 3)
Dec 1, 2013 • 34 min
Find out what the last two icebergs are in this third and final part of the sermon series, The Power of Grace.
The Power of Grace (part 2)
Nov 24, 2013 • 28 min
The Titanic sunk because it couldn’t avoid all of the icebergs. Just like the Titanic, the the church in America hasn’t avoided all of the icebergs and is having trouble staying afloat. Christ is becoming less important in our Western culture every yea…
The Power of Grace (part 1)
Nov 17, 2013 • 36 min
No one ever thought that the Titanic would sink, but an iceberg sunk it. Many times we tend to equate size with stability. Many times we do the same with the church of America. You could look at it’s size and think it’s stable, but that is not necessar…
Stronger: Trust God’s Power
Nov 10, 2013 • 38 min
God’s desire is for us to grow in Him and get stronger. If we want to be spiritually stronger, we must learn to Trust God’s Power. This Sunday, Pastor TJ concludes the Stronger series with four things that will help us to understand how to trust in the…
Stronger: Share God’s Love
Nov 3, 2013 • 41 min
God wants us to grow stronger in Him. As a good Father, He has a plan for each of us, His children, to grow spiritually mature. One of the many things we must do to grow according to God’s plan is to accept and experience His love firsthand for ourselv…
Stronger: Give Jesus More
Oct 27, 2013 • 43 min
The sixth part of the “Stronger” sermon series.
Stronger: Grow Spiritual Grit
Oct 20, 2013 • 39 min
God doesn’t want us to be spiritually weak! He wants us strong and able to stand firm and trust Him during any trial, tribulation, or attack of the enemy. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will share four things that we need to know and understand so that we can …
God’s Greatest Gifts
Oct 13, 2013 • 26 min
Elder Joe Thompson shares a special message with us dealing with God’s three gifts that will strengthen our faith.
Stronger: Learn God’s Promises
Oct 6, 2013 • 41 min
Part of Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesians 3:16 (NLT) was, “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit.” God has glorious, unlimited resources available for us right now! As Chri…
Stronger: Accept God’s Plan
Sep 29, 2013 • 44 min
Many people ask the question, “How do I know God’s will for my life?” Get this: God wants you to understand His plan for your life. He doesn’t want you to live in confusion, or get off track from His will. He wants to reveal His will for your life so t…
Stronger: Knowing God Better
Sep 22, 2013 • 38 min
Spiritual growth doesn’t “just happen” in our lives, or come to us instantly. We must be in constant pursuit of God, and learn His ways to grow strong. This Sunday, Pastor TJ shares five practical things that we can do that will lead us to know God bet…
Stronger: Pray Forward
Sep 15, 2013 • 36 min
Spiritual growth doesn’t just come to us automatically. It’s not something God can give us instantly. Growth happens over time through our pursuit of God and the disciplines that we apply to our lives. This Sunday, Pastor TJ begins a new sermon series,…
Why We Need Each Other (part 4)
Sep 8, 2013 • 46 min
Paul said in Galations 3:28 that, “…you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Oneness is defined as being unified despite having two or more parts. In order for the church to be unified, we must love, honor, and be devoted to one another. Oneness takes a com…
Why We Need Each Other (part 3)
Sep 1, 2013 • 42 min
For the past two Sundays, we’ve learned that we need each other. So how do we do life together? What does that look like? This Sunday, Pastor TJ will share part three of the sermon series, Why We Need Each Other, addressing these questions and more.
Why We Need Each Other (part 2)
Aug 25, 2013 • 40 min
The church is more than that thing we do on Sunday morning. God did not make any of us to be Lone Rangers. We need each other for support, strength, and encouragement. This Sunday, Pastor TJ continues sharing Why We Need Each Other, preceded by a brief…
Why We Need Each Other (part 1)
Aug 18, 2013 • 37 min
Life can be tough, and we need encouragement and help from others. When we do life together, we can also learn from one another. We need each other. Hey, even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will begin a new sermon series, Why We Need…
Remove the Struggles of Faith (part 3)
Aug 11, 2013 • 32 min
Miracles! Everyone would love to see a miracle, or better yet experience a miracle in their own lives. What kind of faith does it take for a miracle? You may be surprised.
Remove the Struggles of Faith (part 2)
Aug 4, 2013 • 34 min
Faith is more about receiving than doing. When we relax and receive God’s promises, the end result of faith is realized. Faith will always bring a brighter future. Our loving Lord has already given to us a multitude of promises which can be experienced…
Remove the Struggles of Faith (part 1)
Jul 28, 2013 • 44 min
In Hebrews 11:6 we are told that “without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Faith is required in our walk with Him. However, pushing, pulling, and fighting is not necessary. Faith brings us to a place of trust and rest. This Sunday, Pastor Tony w…
Take Hold of Your Destiny (part 5)
Jul 21, 2013 • 36 min
Confidence is the fuel that can propel a man to his destiny. However, a wrong belief can kill his confidence, and derail him from fulfilling God’s plan for his life. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the wa…
Take Hold of Your Destiny (part 4)
Jul 14, 2013 • 45 min
This Sunday, Pastor TJ will continue to challenge us to let go of our personal insecurites and live confidently the life that God has planned for us, unleashing us to our full God-given potential.
Take Hold of Your Destiny (part 3)
Jul 7, 2013 • 43 min
Our personal insecurities create an invisible “glass lid” that keeps us from growing to maximum capacity and potential. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will talk about unleashing the lion within, which will erase those invisible barriers, launching you to the n…
Take Hold of Your Destiny (part 2)
Jun 30, 2013 • 47 min
Are you Eeyore, or are you Tigger? Listen to last week’s sermon to find out. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will continue to share how to Take Hold of Your Destiny, unleash your potential, and receive the rewards that God has promised you in life.
Take Hold of Your Destiny (part 1)
Jun 23, 2013 • 39 min
Do you feel like you should be much further along in life than you are right now? Do you feel like you are destined for more, but don’t know how to get there? This Sunday, Pastor TJ gives away the master key to accelerating your destiny. It will unleas…
What’s the Greatest Gift a Father Can Give?
Jun 16, 2013 • 33 min
What is the greatest gift that a Christian can give? What is the greatest gift that a father can give? The answer is a consistent example of Christ. This Sunday Pastor Tony will share how can we be a consistent example year after year that our children…
Building Good Habits
Jun 9, 2013 • 41 min
Part of being a wise person is knowing how to build good habit patterns in your life. The key to building good habits is having the right amount of discipline. Discipline is doing the right thing even when you don’t feel like it. Saying yes to right th…
It’s Time To Manage Your Time
Jun 2, 2013 • 45 min
The concept of time management is not just a business concept; it’s a Biblical concept. A key part to being a wise person is knowing how to manage your resources. If you manage something wisely, it grows and develops. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will share …
The Truth About Your Tongue (part 2)
May 26, 2013 • 39 min
Last week we learned that if we want to be wise people that we need to know what to say, what not to say, and how to say what we say. This Sunday, Pastor TJ will continue to reveal what the Bible teaches about the power and effect of the words of our m…
The Truth About Your Tongue (part 1)
May 19, 2013 • 33 min
When you study Proverbs you will find that wisdom is linked to our words. You can’t study this book without realizing that God is very interested in the words that we say. If you are a wise person, you need to know what to say, what not to say, and how…
Prayers That Produce
May 12, 2013 • 35 min
Prayer is vital to all Christians, yet so many times our prayers don’t seem to produce results. Listen as Pastor Karrianne shares on how to see God moving in our prayers.
Getting a Head Start (part 2)
May 5, 2013 • 35 min
This Sunday we will share the next five characteristics of wise thinking.
Getting a Head Start (part 1)
Apr 28, 2013 • 44 min
Wisdom is the greatest asset that you can obtain. Your thoughts indicate where your heart is, so you could even say that your life is a reflection of your thinking. Join us as we begin examining ten characteristics of wise thinking.
How to Get It (part 2)
Apr 21, 2013 • 39 min
Wisdom comes to us through right practices. This is something we have to do for our entire lives. We can be wise today and foolish tomorrow. We can do what’s right today, and be wrong tomorrow. Having the right practices is important on a daily basis. …
How to Get It (part 1)
Apr 14, 2013 • 40 min
We kicked off the new sermon series last week with You Need It. This Sunday we begin to explore more about How to Get It. Don’t miss out on the Uncommon Sense that we all need to live the blessed life that God has in store for us!
You Need It
Apr 7, 2013 • 47 min
The Bible says that wisdom is one of the most precious things we can obtain in this life. It is more valuable than rubies, gold, or silver. Wouldn’t you do anything to get a hold of as much of it as you could? What if it was offered to you for free?
Mar 31, 2013 • 55 min
A celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Just Start
Mar 24, 2013 • 45 min
We are the church. We are individual people that make up one body — the body of Christ. As His body, we were given the assignment to love the Father with all of our being and to love others. When the New Testament church followed their assignment, “the…
Open the Doors & See All the People
Mar 17, 2013 • 44 min
The church. What exactly is it, and does it really matter? Surely it’s more than just that thing you do on Sunday morning. If it is, then what is it’s purpose?
Don’t Take the Bait (part 2)
Mar 10, 2013 • 46 min
Last Sunday we learned that we can have victory when tempted to sin, or when enduring trials. One may ask, “but what if I fail?” We need a contingency plan. We also need to develop a battle plan to help prevent falling into temptation, and to get throu…
Don’t Take the Bait (part 1)
Mar 3, 2013 • 47 min
Have you ever been in a situation and had no idea how you got there? Has temptation come knocking, and now your wondering why you gave in and accepted the invitation? God wants us to be an overwhelming conqueror in all of the trials, tests, and temptat…
Having a Restoration Mentality
Feb 24, 2013 • 41 min
Despite whatever losses (great or small) you have encountered in life, it is God’s will to restore you to a life of abundance and joy. Our faith must remain in God, and we need to have a restoration mentality.
Rapid Recovery & Radical Restoration
Feb 17, 2013 • 43 min
Have you ever experienced loss? Have you recently gone through a really tough time? Maybe you lost a job, a business deal, or time with family. Do you feel frustrated and robbed by what could have been? Despite our losses we should never lose heart, be…
The More Excellent Way
Feb 10, 2013 • 55 min
About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year for Valentine’s Day. That’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy, to Valentine, Arizona, 20 times and back again. It’s a day we try to spread love to those we care about. This Sunday Pastor TJ…
Decisions for Success (part 4)
Feb 3, 2013 • 47 min
The conclusion of the “Decisions for Success” series.
Decisions for Success (part 3)
Jan 27, 2013 • 44 min
Everyone wants to have a successful 2013. Throughout the year we make daily choices that determine whether or not we are successful. Pastor TJ will continue to share the principles that will help us make Decisions for Success.
Decisions for Success (part 2)
Jan 20, 2013 • 32 min
The second part of the series, Decisions for Success.
Decisions for Success (part 1)
Jan 13, 2013 • 45 min
Life can be hard. It’s full of twists, turns, and decisions that we have to make. The choices we make determine the course of our lives. The decisions we make not only affect us, but they affect those around us as well. What choices are the right ones?…
The Power of Fasting
Jan 6, 2013 • 52 min
Jesus taught more on fasting than baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Fasting is a spiritual journey that will change your life.
God or Government? (part 2)
Nov 18, 2012 • 44 min
The second part of the series, God or Government?
God or Government? (part 1)
Nov 11, 2012 • 35 min
The election was an anxious time for many people in our country. People are often very passionate about their political beliefs. They believe that their candidate will affect positive change for our country, while at the same time they are concerned th…
You’ve Got Issues (part 2)
Nov 4, 2012 • 42 min
With so many social and political issues that concern all of us, how do we tell which one is the most important? Which one is the most important to God? In this sermon, Pastor TJ shares another issue that concerns God greatly and should concern us as w…
You’ve Got Issues (part 1)
Oct 28, 2012 • 50 min
There are so many social and political issues that concern all of us today: health care, the economy, foreign policy, marriage, gun control, social security, abortion, the environment, education, and the list goes on. Which one is the most important? W…
True Worship (part 2)
Aug 26, 2012 • 50 min
The second part of the series, True Worship.
True Worship (part 1)
Aug 19, 2012 • 40 min
We read in the Gospel of John that God is looking for those who will worship in spirit and in truth. What is true worship? What does it look like? Is it simply a prelude before listening to a sermon on Sunday morning? What if worship is just not your t…
Live Life Well (part 4)
May 6, 2012 • 50 min
The fourth and final part of the Live Life Well series.
Live Life Well (part 3)
Apr 29, 2012 • 38 min
The third part of the Live Life Well series.
Live Life Well (part 2)
Apr 22, 2012 • 46 min
The second part of the Live Life Well series.
Live Life Well (part 1)
Apr 15, 2012 • 47 min
One word: relentless. That is how God wants us to live our life.
The Art of Communication in Marriage
Feb 26, 2012 • 49 min
The fourth and final part of the “Unlocking the Secrets of Great Relationships” series.
God’s Design for Marriage
Feb 19, 2012 • 54 min
The third part of the Unlocking the Secrets of Great Relationships.
Friendships, Sex, and Dating
Feb 12, 2012 • 52 min
Toxic friendships, and what the Bible has to say about sex and dating.