This the first of three messages in a series called “Undoing.” Have you ever gone too far? Have you ever been caught in a problem that you now can’t quite ever get out of? The solution is found in a Person, not a program!
The Lord asks us to take the salvation message to the entire world, preaching the Gospel to every creature. In and of itself, that seems to be impossible but God has a way of bringing His people to the place of becoming “fishers of men.” We will study how the Lord brought Peter to place where he swapped his career for God’s calling.
Today’s message dovetails with last week’s when we discovered that God is good, even better than we think! Today we discover another, related part of His character that affects or should affect how we carry out our own lives.
Joel and Katelyn Peers joint-preach on challenging concepts borrowed from Bill Johnson’s book “God is Good: He’s Better than You Think”. Too often, disappointment in life challenges our faith and lowers our expectations of God’s goodness, but as Joel and Katelyn describe, “Our definition of God’s goodness dictates how high our faith will go and whether our belief will back up what we pray.”
Guest speaker Michael Cotten gives a very practical approach to obeying the Biblical command to “love one another” … it’s as simple as making an apple pie! Because of some personal prayer in the middle of the recording, this sermon is split into two tracks. Access the second track by visiting this site (https://soundcloud.com/cccbrockport/waiting-for-the-call-pt-ii), or open the full sermon list in SoundCloud by clicking “CCCBrockport” in the track below.
Gill Byrd former NFL player, two-time Pro Bowler, and Assistant Coach- describes what it takes to live God’s way. By sharing from scripture and personal experience, Gill uses the football model of “The Cycle of a Snap” to explain the cycle of the Christian life.
In Romans chapter 12, there is a challenge offered and a description of how to answer that challenge. The challenge is to consider ourselves living sacrifices to God and calls that “reasonable service.” But how do we live as living sacrifices? In great part, it has to do with how we use what we’ve been given in concert with others.
This is the first of two messages taken from Romans chapter 12. It’s a “conclusion” chapter, in that it brings us to a “What do we do now?” moment after eleven chapters that explain what God has done for us. In this short section of God’s Word we find a call to radical commitment that just has to be answered!
Jesus’s parable about the seed falling on different kinds of soil (Matthew 13) is famous. It’s often simply looked at as an encouragement to us personally to keep on eye on the soil of our hearts. But it also offers great insight into the best way to share our faith.
A woman brought a precious and expensive container of expensive oil and poured it out over Jesus (Matthew 26). What are our most precious possessions, and are we willing to pour them out on the body of Christ? This sermon explores that question. The sermon recording begins immediately after the video “Alabaster Box”; the YouTube link is included in the notes below.