There are a lot of modern distortions of the church. The Bible makes clear that the church isn't a building, nor is it an order of superior priests. The Church is the body of Christ and every single member is a minister of Christ in this world. Paul prays for the church in Ephesus and this message not only calls out distortions, but also shares the three deep things that Paul prays for all of us who belong to Christ.
Acts 1:8 explains that we are witnesses. For many that word brings fear, anxiety, and guilt. In this message we look at the difference between your part and God's part. The Holy Spirit softens hearts, convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and draws people to Jesus. Our part is to be a witness of what God has done in our lives.
When Jesus shares the parable of the sheep and the goats it sounds like the ones who had compassion on the poor, imprisoned, and sick will get to heaven and the rest are heading for destruction. However, a closer look may help you to understand this text much better. In this message we discover the keys to Biblical compassion.
"Why are you here?" is the question posed in this message. The Scriptures are actually very clear that we have been left here for ministry. Pastor Dave takes a look at the call to ministry, including the motive and model for ministry.
It is my conviction that every believer has to deal with strongholds. Strongholds are areas where Satan has taken a natural desire and supercharged it to create something that controls us. At the core of a stronghold are lies built up to drive a wedge between you and God. In this message we talk about how to overcome strongholds.