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If you feel like regret is holding you down, and holding you back, it’s possible you haven’t allowed yourself to really receive and understand God’s grace. His grace is the antidote to regret - freely given and impossible to earn. Let today be the day that God moves into your life in a new way. He can bring freedom and healing into your life in way…
 
When we look back at our lives, we can often find two sources of regret: things we wish we had NOT done, and things we wish we HAD done. This teaching is about the things we wish we HAD done. We will explore two areas where fear and hopelessness hold us back from living our lives in a way that will leave us without regrets. By God's grace, and with…
 
Have you ever looked at something in your life and thought, “How did I get here?” How did I end up with this addiction? How did I end up messing that relationship up? How did I end up with that moral failing? Usually they don’t happen in an instant, but rather over time - many small compromises leading up to a big mistake. Can we stop that slippery…
 
Do you ever say things you wish you didn't say? Or do things you wish you didn't do? Are you ever impulsive and then wonder later, "why did I say that?" As we start this series about learning to live with fewer regrets, we begin with addressing how we can learn to get in front of the impulses that we end up regretting. We learn how to target these …
 
We often forget that God is the one who has all of the resources that we could EVER need! We spin around in circles trying to find solutions to the challenges we face. Whether it be in our workplace, our relationships, our finances, etc. We race around and wear ourselves out when Jesus says," Come to Me, all you who are weary and I will give you re…
 
The Holy Spirit is often overlooked or made into hype. These extremes can often make us sour, leading us to ignore the Holy Spirit in our lives. In John 16:7, Jesus said, "But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you." Jesus knew that…
 
If you missed Mark Tindall speak last Sunday, this is your chance to hear it! Mark delivers a passionate teaching on,"Bad Religion". How the church has made a name for itself in ways that do not represent who Jesus was or is. Mark preaches from the book of Luke, chapter 11. In this passage, Jesus is eating with the religious leaders. Jesus calls th…
 
Sometimes we get caught up in the rat race of life. We forget that a big part of our purpose is to "go and make disciples." In this teaching, Christian urges us to take hold of the command Jesus gave each of us, "go and make disciples". Christian highlights how important church community is within that command. Encouraging each of us to take hold o…
 
In Acts 21, we read about Paul's tremendous faith in God. A courageous faith that enables him to be willing to be imprisoned and even die for the sake of sharing Jesus. How did Paul’s faith compel him to take that risk? How can we have faith like that today? In this teaching, Christine shares how we can grow in taking risks for Jesus. How we can sa…
 
As we read through the middle of the book of Acts we begin to see the Apostles beset by all kinds of resistance and setbacks. We also see them leaning into God, and finding out that the He often has purposes beyond their immediate comprehension. And as they learn to trust him more fully, they get to discover that the end of the story is often far g…
 
In this Acts series we are being challenged to, "GO". This teaching drives the message home for each of us as we are challenged to listen to the Holy Spirit and love on those in need. Are we open to serving those who need help? Are we willing to give of our finances when we see someone or hear of someone with a financial need? It sounds basic but i…
 
We are "On Call" as we go about our day and in every aspect of life. As we are doing the mundane in our lives, are we asking the Holy Spirit to lead us? We go to the store, work, interact with our kids, our family, our friends and are we asking the Holy Spirit to give us opportunities in those relationships? In this passionate teaching, you will he…
 
Many of us have experienced the telemarketer Christian. You know who I mean! That Christian who means SO well, but their approach to sharing the "Good News" is one that feels very confrontational. What if we have had it wrong all along? What if our approach is to be one of loving the person first? Not rebuking, preaching at or challenging the perso…
 
This three week series is extremely challenging. Do we make time to open our home to others? Are we seeking out those who believe, think and act differently than us and then being invitational? Not with a heart that,"We must win them over!" But, with the heart attitude that we can listen and extend a place of love and acceptance. Jesus is fully abl…
 
Many Christians believe that hospitality is a gift. And while that may be partially true, it doesn't mean those of us who don't embody this gift get off the hook! In Jesus' time of ministry His "home" was whatever town the Father sent Him. He relied on the hospitality of others. He challenged the boundaries of the "social norms" and sought those on…
 
That slogan speaks quite a bit in three words. If you are like me, you hear that and think," Oh yes, I will! I will push myself! I will get the finish line! Even if I have to army crawl I will make it!" We apply these three words in many areas of our lives. But, when it comes to our faith....do we? Take some time and listen to this teaching. Maybe …
 
The word "confession" can carry a stigmatism. It can feel negative. It can feel as if something huge is about to take place and not in a good way! Confession, is the opposite of these things. Confession should be seen as freedom. You have been held hostage by a wrong doing and now you have the opportunity to confess your wrong(s). Once you do, then…
 
Ever need someone to tell you like it is? That's what you will hear when you listen to Christian speak about Saul. Once Saul was murdering and hunting down Christians. Suddenly, Saul is caught off guard and has a, "Come To Jesus Moment". Saul has a complete transformation! There are times we need those who love us and who are invested in our lives,…
 
"Self control", applies to so many aspect of our daily lives. From how we act in a traffic jam to how we react in our relationships. This fruit of the Spirit, can actually feel overwhelming as if we must manage and somehow "control" this fruit of the Spirit. If you are new to the Bible or have been a follower of Jesus your entire life, the Bible te…
 
Have you ever had a "faithful" friend? That friend you can text or call and you know no matter what, they will drop everything and run to be right by you side? They would do whatever was within their power to rush to your aid! They are consistent, loving, assume the best of you even when circumstances may say differently, they are compassionate. An…
 
How do you define "goodness" or "being good"? Many of us take the word "good", we toss it and turn it until it meets our own definition. The Bible gives us a way to define what it means to be "good". To fully embrace this fruit of the Spirit, we need to look in scripture. There we will find the tools and instructions on how to live out what it mean…
 
Gentleness seems like such a subjective fruit of the Spirit. The way I demonstrate gentleness and the way I think gentleness should be given to others, may look vastly different in the way you demonstrate gentleness. Your idea of gentleness might be, coming alongside someone who is suffering and being a friend. Maybe in your eyes, gentleness (in th…
 
How do we have patience? Not just situational patience. But, how do we obtain patience so that it becomes part of who we are? Ephesians 4:2 tells us, "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." In this teaching Christian will challenge you to check yourself. What is the status of your patience? Is it only situat…
 
Joy. One of the most challenging fruits of the Spirit could quite possibly be, joy. Joy is not an emotion like being happy or exuberant. Joy is a trait that is fostered and developed. Think about it. Do you have joy in the challenges that come your way? Do you know that even in the midst of following Jesus down the toughest roads, that there is joy…
 
As Christians we are called to be "disciples". But, what does that really mean? If we choose to follow Jesus, as His "disciples", we are asked to "take up your cross", "deny yourself" and "follow Me(Jesus)". How do we apply this to our lives? How do we live our lives keeping in step with those commands? Listen, as Christian challenges himself and e…
 
Christianity stands or falls on the resurrection. What evidence is there for this miraculous event? You've probably heard theories against the resurrection, but what evidence do those theories have? In this teaching Josh covers several theories against the resurrection, and how we can thoughtfully respond. This teaching will strengthen your faith a…
 
Did Jesus actually claim to be God, or was that something that his followers added to his story over the centuries? Is his claim to divinity a modern invention that we've layered on top because of our religious hopes, or did Jesus actually think he was God? This week we explore evidence from the earliest followers as well as what Jesus actually sai…
 
It's nothing new that the credibility of the Bible is constantly challenged. What could be new is your stance on the validity of the Bible. Have you had doubts about the accuracy of the Bible? Have you wondered if all your faith is resting on a book that might be wrong? Listen, as Christian digs deep and challenges us not to be afraid to discuss th…
 
Do you think your past disqualifies you from a deep relationship with Jesus? Do you think the fears and anxiety you struggle with, cancel out your opportunity to be used by Him? We are the ones who put regulations and rules around people. We make it so complicated, but Jesus just asks us to come to Him. If we allow Him to, He is ready and willing t…
 
What happens when we make ourselves fully available for God? It doesn't have to be the major events like saying yes to a missions trip or selling all of your possessions! It is living in the day in and day out life where God wants to hear us say, "Yes!". Do we respond when we feel that nudge from God to tell a co-worker, "I will pray for you". Do w…
 
Today's culture is, arguably, obsessed with safety. We are constantly given ways to stay safe financially, emotionally and physically. Many of these are valid and true. However, has this thinking crept into our faith? Listen, as Christian preaches about what it means to follow Jesus. It was never meant to be a cushy life. One filled with so many ca…
 
Alison Groenendyk, from Chester Springs Vineyard Church, gives a compelling teaching on prayer. Listen, as she speaks on the tension of believing in a good and perfect God and trying to understand why He doesn't always answer our prayers. Alison shows us in scripture how even Jesus prayed and wanted His "cup taken" yet, still He had to go to the cr…
 
Praying for one another is vulnerable. It means we have to be transparent and allow someone into a place in our hearts. That place may be wounded, depressed, anxious, grieving, worried, stressed about your job/health/family or struggling with sin. It feels easier to just go it alone and pray on our own! In this teaching, Christian uses scripture to…
 
Prayer. A topic Christians discuss often. But, why is it SO important? If you are a new believer in Jesus, have been for decades or you are just testing out what this faith is all about....Prayer is for you! It is a muscle we have to exercise. Not many people enjoy those taxing workouts that push you to your limits. But, we all love the results IF …
 
How would you define your faith? One that's rooted and growing? One that's just Sunday morning? Or maybe your faith is something that you have not really given much attention to? You say you are a Christian, but what does that really mean to you? In this teaching, Christian challenges us to have our faith deeply rooted in scripture and truth. It is…
 
The story of Naaman is one that should grip us. A valiant solider, second in command to the king and yet he has leprosy. On one hand Naaman has it all! On the other, Naaman is slowly dying and nothing he has can change that. Listen, as Mandy challenges herself and each of us to realize no matter how much we have, none of it can make us whole.…
 
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