Episode 6: Disruptive Silence. Time with God.
We are living life increasingly out of focus, addicted to the tyranny of the urgent and overwhelmed by the needs of the day. The Devil makes his dwelling at the intersection of distraction and chaos. Everyone wanted a piece of Jesus. He fought disruption with daily, dedicated, solitary personal time with God. Jesus directed His calendar. It did not direct him.
Episode 5: Good Tree, Good Fruit. Bad Tree, Bad Fruit.
Where is your heart planted? It's all about the fruit, but good fruit will not produce in bad soil. Pastor Adam implores us to analyze the silos of our heart - where both good and bad things are stored. If things of the world are allowing bad fruit to grow in our lives, maybe it's time to survey our crops. People are attracted to good fruit.
Episode 3: The Virality of Forgiveness.
It's Youth Sunday at LJCF and following worship by the Youth Band, then 4 youth Baptisms, Student Ministries Pastor Harry Wilson explains how the pathway to freedom is forgiveness. He shows us how, through Jesus' death and resurrection, we are forgiven of much, then in genuine gratitude, we love much; and love is contagious.
Episode 2: Facing Life's Troubling Moments.
Guest pastor Dr. Smith shares the scripture in which Jesus models how to face unsettling times as He faced His own worst moment, turning to His Father instead of turning away. The steps outlined include practicing honesty, glorifying His name, and embracing the assurance that Jesus gave us as He headed to the cross.
Episode 1: The "Already-Not Yet" Mission.
To kick off this new sermon series explaining some lesser known aspects of Jesus' ministry, Small Groups Pastor, Joe Brandi, shows us one of Jesus' last acts before ascension. He commands and empowers us to make disciples based on the authority He was given from God. And Jesus assures us that He is always with us because of the Holy Spirit inside us...making us indestructible!
Sparking the Flames of Revival.
Episode 10: Fruits of the Spirit.
Freedom is one of the most underestimated weapons of spiritual warfare. We are often shackled by 2 types of bondage - self-justification (guilt, pride, shame) and unrestrained freedom (lust, greed). In this scripture, Paul shows us how to stand in battle and weaponize the fruits of the Spirit as the final episode of the Revival sermon series.
Sparking the Flames of Revival. Episode 9: Spiritual Warfare.
Warfare is a strategic theme of scripture. Jesus is our captain, but the Holy Spirit is portrayed as the equipper, supplier and trainer of God's troops. In this bonus episode of the Revival series, Pastor Adam gives us a list of things that will equip us to battle the enemy.
Sparking the Flames of Revival.
Episode 8: Go.
Jesus is a master at bringing restoration in the “Afterwards." When Christ appears in the "Afterward" moments of our life, He tends to offer Himself in a different form and bring a new understanding and presence to your current reality. The Revival series concludes showing us how to capitalize on the setbacks of our lives and become a master of our "Afterwards."