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The Kingdom of Israel lasted three generations before falling into idolatry, deep division, and turmoil. We find ourselves facing some of the same exact problems in this cultural moment. Will we learn from the history of Israel and turn back to God before the fractures cause irreparable damage? Title: Divided KingdomText: 1 Kings 12Series: Prophets…
 
How do you want to be remembered? Successful? Rich? Good friend? Faithful follower of Jesus? We still talk about King David, not only because of the amazing fight with Goliath, but because he left a lasting legacy with his life. In this teaching, we will learn how we can cultivate a life as men and women after God’s own heart. Title: King David Tex…
 
We can learn a lot from the time period of the Kings. We all still deal with questions of faith, power, and temptation. King Saul teaches us the dangers of being too much like the world and the consequences that come from consistent unchecked disobedience. Title: King Saul Text: 1 Samuel 8-15 Series: Prophets & Kings Speaker: Josh Branham…
 
1 in 8 Christians around the world experience persecution for their faith. In a landscape where America is increasingly secular and hostile to the way of Jesus, why don’t we? Jesus told us we would suffer on his account, but only when we begin to live out righteousness. Title: Persecuted Text: Matthew 5:10-12 Series: Citizens of Heaven Speaker: Jos…
 
Many people struggle to see God at work in their lives. We tend to blame God for being distant or absent. Yet Jesus challenges that perspective when he says that the pure in heart shall see God. Maybe God was there all along, but our sin and divided loyalties clouds our vision. Title: Pure in Heart Text: Matthew 5:8 Series: Citizens of Heaven Speak…
 
Good things happen to bad people. We see it all the time. It seems like the only way to get ahead in this world is to play by the world’s rules—be harsh, grasping, vengeful, and uncontrolled. Jesus offers another way—meekness. Through the quiet work of trusting God, we can actually change the world. Title: Meek Text: Matthew 5:5 Series: Citizens of…
 
The world has its own list of desirable characteristics—blessed are the strong, rich, beautiful, popular, powerful, & smart. Jesus consistently preached contrary to this. The Kingdom of Heaven will be full of the last people you would expect to be there. Recognizing our own need of God is one of essential requirements for being a citizen of heaven.…
 
What if the reason we feel so defeated, is because we are fighting the wrong battle? Paul closes Ephesians by pulling the curtain back on the spiritual warfare happening all around us. We need God’s characteristics if we are going to stand firm and advance the Kingdom of Heaven. Title: Stand Firm Text: Ephesians 6:10-24 Speaker: Derek Voorhees…
 
If there was a better way to live, would you want to know? Too often we choose spend our time on foolish things. The Holy Spirit wants to lead our lives so we can walk in wisdom. In order to live the good life, we need humility to admit we need help and openness to God. Title: Spirit Life Text: Ephesians 5:15-21 Speaker: Josh Branham…
 
Just because someone believes the gospel, doesn’t mean they always look like Jesus. We need the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit to clothe us like Christ. Sanctification is a daily process of learning to put off the old and put on the new. Renewal involves removing sin and replacing it with righteousness. Title: Old vs. New Text: Ephesians 4:17-32 S…
 
Dozens of books have been written about how to grow the church. Yet fundamentally we aren’t the ones who grow the church, God is. Our overemphasis on skills and strategies can actually get us off track from our mission. When we take up Jesus’ mission and follow his method for making disciples, we will see spiritual depth in our church and revival i…
 
Too often the church reflects the same exact division as the culture. We have grown so accustomed with fights that we wonder if there is another way. God is building one church. If we want to live according to our calling we must open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit and become people of peace. Title: One Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 Speaker: Josh Branham…
 
God is able to do far more than we could ever ask or imagine. We don’t always think this way when we pray. When we truly recognize who God is, we will start dreaming bigger. In Ephesians 3, Paul prays a powerful prayer for the church to receive. This prayer also gives us a model to follow when we pray for others. Title: Power & Love Text: Ephesians…
 
Life isn’t always easy for Christians. We still struggle with sins and temptations. The fruit of the Spirit isn’t growing as fast as we’d like. There is a real cost that comes with our calling. In moments like these, we ask the question, “Is it worth it?” We need a solid answer to rely on when life is uncertain. Title: Worth It Text: Ephesians 3:7-…
 
No matter how long you’ve been following Jesus, there will still be elements of your faith journey that seem like a mystery. One of the biggest questions people ask is “What is God’s plan for my life?” In this teach we will demystify some of the mysteries of the gospel by learning to see what God is doing in the world around us. Title: Mystery of C…
 
The world is full of walls. Looks, labels, and lifestyle differences create an “us vs. them” mindset. Jesus enters our story and changes everything. He brings peace in our relationship with God and with one another. As we build our lives on Christ, the Holy Spirit builds us together with one another. Title: House of God Text: Ephesians 2:11-22 Spea…
 
Without Christ we don’t have a hope in this world. When we let Jesus into our lives, everything changes. God offers us the gift of salvation according to his great love and rich mercy. He has a beautiful life waiting for you filled with purpose and calling. All it takes is believing the gospel and responding with faith in Jesus. Title: Life After D…
 
A major part of Paul’s story is three days of blindness after seeing the resurrected Christ. During that time the eyes of his heart were opened to understand that Jesus is Son of God. Paul’s prayer for the church is that we would have our spiritual vision restored as well. Title: Eyes of Your Heart Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 Speaker: John Whittaker…
 
Do you feel blessed? We all have times in our lives where we have trouble seeing our blessings through the trials and heartache. Yet in Christ, we are profoundly blessed. If we want to live life to the fullest, we must slow down to seriously consider our blessings. When we do this, we will praise God and be a blessing to others. Title: Blessed Text…
 
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is just as relevant today as it ever was. He is writing to church united with Christ, but divided with one another. This is not God’s will for those who are in Christ Jesus. In Ephesians, we learn that all of history is moving to the point where everyone and everything will be united under the kingship of Christ. Titl…
 
There are times when we all need a second chance. The gospel teaches us that we have a God of the second chance. Wherever you find yourself today, God can show you grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Once we experience grace, it transforms us and we become people of the second chance. A community that embodies this characteristic can chance the world. T…
 
The last year has been brutal for division. We see it in the world, the church, and even our own lives. The way of Jesus should lead us to true unity. This kind of unity is harmony where we can be in sync without being the same. In order to achieve this result, we have to become the kind of people capable of healthy relationships. Title: Harmony Te…
 
Humility is the secret sauce of healthy relationships. Everyone wants to be around humble people, but no one wants to be humble. It’s impossible to display true humility on our own strength. That’s why we need to be impacted by the gospel and receive the mindset of Christ. Title: Humility Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Series: Called Out Speaker: Josh Br…
 
According to Jesus, there is one defining characteristic that proves our discipleship—love. We live in a world that mistranslates and overuses the word “love.” In this teaching we will get clear on what loving one another means and how we can create the kind of loving community that changes the world. Title: Love Text: John 15:31-35 Series: Called …
 
Why do so many Christians have lives that look nothing like Jesus? Largely this is due to the reality that few Christians really understand the cost associated with the calling to follow Jesus. Preaching an incomplete gospel has led to unformed disciples. We need to get clear on our calling. Title: Cost & Calling Text: Luke 14:25-33 Series: Called …
 
We live in a culture of individualism and at an age of social distancing. The combination creates an “all by myself” attitude. This teaching explores how to go deeper in relationship with God and one another. If we are going to be the people God calls us to be, it has to begin by learning to practice presence. Title: All By Myself Text: Luke 10:38-…
 
The gospel is power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. It is the central truth upon which we build our lives. Yet for many Christians the gospel is taken for granted. We’ve heard it so many times that we starting tuning it out. If we are going to see revival in our time, God’s people must never stop experiencing and sharing the gospel w…
 
What’s my purpose? Why am I here? What’s my calling? We all wrestle with these existential questions at some point in our lives. That’s because we were made by God with a purpose in mind. It’s time for us to stop “getting through” the day and start fulfilling our calling in Christ. Title: Work Text: Ephesians 2:8-10 Series: Rule of Life Speaker: Jo…
 
We crave in-person community, but the default is now digital. Technology is a blessing which allows us remotely to connect with people. Yet there are some things you simply cannot do online. In this new season we will need to learn new rhythms for relationships. Title: Relationships Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 Series: Rule of Life Speaker: Josh Branham…
 
Our culture sends us mixed messages about our bodies. On the one hand, we are bombarded with unreasonable beauty standards on a daily basis. On the other hand, we are told to indulge in anything and everything that makes us feel good. So which is it? We need to stop looking to culture and start looking at Scripture to help us develop an embodied th…
 
What you think today determines who you become tomorrow. We are told in Scripture to have the “mind of Christ.” Sadly, the vast majority of Christians in America don’t have a biblical worldview. If we want to become like Jesus, we have to think like Jesus. Title: Mind Text: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 Series: Rule of Life Speaker: Josh Branham…
 
How is your heart? Your heart is more than your feelings—it is your inner self. Jesus taught us to love God with our whole heart. The trouble is, many of us don’t really know how we are doing on the inside. Take time during the teaching to become attuned to your heart and allow God to heal even the deepest parts of you. Title: Heart Text: Luke 6:43…
 
The Kingdom of Heaven couldn’t be more different than the Kingdom of this World. How do we go from the domain of darkness into the kingdom of light? The bad news is it’s something we can’t accomplish on our own. The good news is Jesus brought the Kingdom of Heaven to earth. Title: Now & Not Yet Text: Luke 17:20-25 Series: Kingdom Speaker: Josh Bran…
 
When we see evil in the world it can cause us to ask the question “where is God?” People often wonder how a good God could allow so many bad things to happen. The question we wrestle with in this teaching is this—“Is God on the throne of your life?” Just because God is King over everything doesn’t mean everyone treats God as King. Title: Kingdom Re…
 
Samson is one of the judges we are often most familiar with because of the epic stories that surround his life. But sometimes we can miss the point of the story. Though God does raise up and call Samson to deliver His people, we see Samson compromise his calling time and time again as he and the rest of the Israelites "did what was right in their o…
 
Jephthah represents an ethical and spiritual low point in the book of Judges. He is a living example of what happens when an entire nation continues down the path of rebellion. This lesson is incredibly important as our world is increasingly hostile to the gospel. In this teaching we will look at the importance of continually submitting to the work…
 
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