July 10, 2011
Length: 39:57 (36.6 MB)
In contrast to Mary, who wanted to be as close to Jesus as possible, Judas, who was with Jesus often, was far from Him in his heart. While Mary's gift of adoration cost her a year's wages, Judas sold out Jesus for a third of that.
July 03, 2011
Length: 37:12 (34.1 MB)
Mary's gift of expensive perfume oil was extravagant by any measure and Jesus called it beautiful. How extravagant is our worship? Like Mary, we need to take time to sit at the feet of Jesus and offer all we have.
June 26, 2011
Length: 31:18 (28.7 MB)
Pastor Rich uses this passage as a prayer for our church that God would pour out His spirit upon us, a spirit of grace and supplication. It is only by His spirit that any good thing can happen.
June 19, 2011
Length: 37:50 (34.7 MB)
We will all be separated as either sheep or goats. There will be no middle ground. Which we are will be evident by how we live and will determine where we spend eternity. Jesus demands His sheep to be personally involved in helping others.
June 12, 2011
Length: 36:42 (33.6 MB)
Christians commonly question what God's will is for their lives. According to Romans 12:1 and 2, we must first consider what Christ has done for us, surrender our will to His, reject the wisdom of this world, and wash our minds anew in His word.
June 05, 2011
Length: 42:47 (39.2 MB)
Jesus is going to return and we are called to be ready now. The first step is having a relationship with Him, but then we must also be ready to do what He asks. He calls us to do the most with what we have been given.
May 29, 2011
Length: 40:52 (37.4 MB)
The main purpose behind eschatological prophesy is to keep us watching and waiting for Christ's return. No one knows that day or hour, but to be ready, we need to have a right relationship with Him as personal savior.
May 22, 2011
Length: 42:34 (39 MB)
To avoid hypocrisy we can either bring our talk down to our walk or bring our walk up to our talk. Jesus is not fooled by our outward appearance or how spiritual we look, speak, and act. We must have the truth inside of us. We must have Jesus.
May 15, 2011
Length: 41:17 (37.8 MB)
Jesus turns the tables on the Pharisees by asking them some questions like, "Who is the Christ?" The Pharisees were not willing to recognize the deity of the don of David. We as Christians need to ask ourselves why we call Him "Lord" and not obey Him.
May 08, 2011
Length: 42:02 (38.5 MB)
We are to love God with all of our being. How we treat others reflects on how much we love Him. The concern we have for our spiritual and physical wellbeing should be poured out towards our neighbor and we must deny ourselves for the good of others. This is not natural, but it is possible with God.