July 24, 2011
Length: 29:56 (27.4 MB)
In the garden of Gethsemane, prayer came before action. Jesus prayed there before going to face His betrayer. Some trials and decisions must be faced alone, but in that loneliness, God is there. Pray persistently!
July 17, 2011
Length: 36:23 (33.3 MB)
We learn from Peter's denial of Christ that God restores, forgives and heals. Be careful to put no confidence in your own strength and look for opportunities to witness. Confess Jesus now!
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.