Palm Sunday Sermon.
Never Judge A Gospel By Its Popularity.
Jesus rode into Jerusalem and within a week he would be dead, condemned to be crucified by the voices of the same crowds lauding him as the coming king, but why? Jewish leaders condemned him for what he had been saying and doing, and the crowds for what he ended up NOT doing. They lost faith when he did not save himself. They couldn't see the bigger picture.
Accelerate: Episode 4.
Abba Father: The Authoritative Parent.
How do you think of God? We tend to project the parenting style of our own parents onto God. The trend these days is often for "permissive" spirituality...like the fun parent who lets us have our way. But God gave us laws to guard our way. And He gave us hope and joy through the resurrection and redemptive power of Jesus.
Accelerate: Episode 3.
Time With God.
The human attention span is at its lowest...ever. Our daily lives are increasingly out of focus, overwhelmed and chaotic. In this verse, Jesus was in great demand, but He chose to spend time with His Father. This is how He got direction for His life. Spending daily, dedicated time with God is the best way to find power and peace in our life.
Guest Pastor Bryce Maurer.
SnL: Salt 'n Light.
You cannot put the Great Commission before the Great Commandment. Pastor Adam's good friend, Pastor Bryce Maurer, focuses his message on getting our biblical priorities in the right order. He asks, "are we the salt and light of our world?"
Accelerate: Episode 2.
Being A Disciple.
Are you a disciple? Being a true disciple is a lifelong process of "dying to self" and allowing Christ to come alive within us. It's not comfortable, requiring faith and obedience. But it leads to exponential living, freedom and blessing. Maybe it's time to accept Jesus' call to go into deeper waters as His disciple.
Accelerate: Episode 1.
The Great Commission.
The last words of Jesus on earth instruct us to "go and make disciples." Pastor Adam begins a new sermon series to accelerate our faith beyond the starting blocks. The first core essential is to lean on the unchanging truth of God's word. If we really want to change the world, go and make disciples. There is no Plan B.
The Crown: Episode 7.
Rest On All Sides.
2 Samuel 7:8-11.
Is your life all about getting "Likes?" One of the curses of our age is convincing people that they must be great to have value. David never pursued greatness, greatness pursued David. He allowed his life to be crafted by God. Let God take you to the place you were meant to be. You might just find peace and rest there, instead of chasing Likes.
The Crown: Episode 6.
Faith & Victory.
2 Samuel 5:17-25.
David shows us how to apply faith to claim victory in our life over foes and challenges...especially sin. To win his battles, David put his faith in God and trusted the supernatural. You cannot have ultimate victory and freedom without putting your faith in God to vanquish your foes.
The Crown: Episode 5.
David, The Shepherd King.
2 Samuel 5:1-5,10.
When you know who you are, you don't have to keep trying to prove it. David was a king, but with a shepherd's heart. Shepherds were looked down upon at that time, but God anointed a shepherd boy to be king one day. Do you know who you are and God's plan and purpose for you?
The Crown: Episode 4.
The Grace of Wrath.
2 Samuel 4:5-12.
We all love it when the bully gets what's coming to them. But do we allow God the same luxury? In today's world, any concept of God's wrath upsets our modern sentiments. God used David to right injustice. God's character demands that every offense be atoned for...as a path to peace.