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.
Suffering is a common experience. In this message Pastor Dave looks at a philosophical question generated by pain. He also explores the theological answer to suffering and a few practical reasons for pain. Although we try hard to avoid pain, it has some very good results.
Every believer is equipped to hear from God. Jesus said that the indwelling Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth. In this message Pastor Dave teaches about how we hear from God. He also teaches on the principles guide us in discerning whether we are hearing from God or something else.
In Acts 2:42 we have the job description for every believer. As the church explodes on the scene of history, they begin to establish the key commitments. These four things that we are all to be constantly devoted to will lead to a full Christian life.