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  • A Servant and a Friend

    Michael Petillo

    Date Preached: 
    September 11, 2016

    God always prepares His people for what is ahead. We see this in John when Jesus is preparing the disciples for his death and departure. How did Jesus prepare them? He changed the relationship. Jesus tells them they are no longer servants but friends. A servant is one who follows with blind, unquestioning obedience. A friend submits to authority with understanding. God knows you have questions, and He longs to answer them. Some of those answers will come in solitary times or from the pulpit, but many of our deepest questions are answered when we, like those in the book of Acts, devote ourselves to fellowship.

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  • The Necessity of Weakness

    Carter Conlon

    Date Preached: 
    September 4, 2016

    When we are facing a flood of godlessness trying to purport itself as good; when we are at a moment in history when we are being marginalized; when we are being vilified; when we are being pushed to the side-lines of society, Jesus Christ, because of His mercy, will make His church aware of our need of Him again.

    By mercy and grace, just like he did with Paul, God will allow this buffeting of His body to finally bring us to the place of saying, “God, we can’t do this without you!” To finally bring us to the place where we, in humility, go back to prayer again.

    Humankind typically despises weakness. We have a tendency throughout history to shun the simplicity of faith, and gravitate to something more visual, more hands-on, more self-satisfying. Do we live our whole life trying to get out of the very things that God has sent to make us strong?

    God says, I have to make you weak first, so you can be strong because your strength is not in yourself! Your strength is in Me; it’s in the power of My Spirit within your life. But it only comes when we are out of the way. It’s the ultimate irony in a sense, when we become weak, we become strong.

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  • Pleading for an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

    Gary Wilkerson

    Date Preached: 
    September 4, 2016

    It is obvious that there is a rising tide of evil and filth in our generation. As the Bible warns, people and powers are plotting against God and His Anointed. Compromise, lukewarmness and apathy have even creeped into the church. We are not left without hope though. God promises to pour out His Holy Spirit on His people. Pastor Gary Wilkerson exhorts the church to plead with God for a fresh filling of fire, power and boldness to be a witness in these dark days.

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  • Bold Prayer at the Brink of Judgement

    Gary Wilkerson

    Date Preached: 
    August 28, 2016

    God loves to speak to a man or a woman who will listen. Sadly, not many are willing to listen anymore. In America, the moral corruption is evident in many of our political leaders, while much of the church has forgotten how to blush. Pastor Gary Wilkerson cautions the church not to allow the ways of the world to creep into our hearts. Instead, let’s humble ourselves, fall on our knees and cry out to God. Revival and awakening will come!

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  • The Church of Eli's Sons

    Gary Wilkerson

    Date Preached: 
    August 21, 2016

    Many Christians today have settled in the church of Eli’s sons—a church whose light has grown dim, that is focused on self and has no discernment. They prefer comfort and leaders who encourage them to live an ordinary life. In this sermon Pastor Gary Wilkerson shares his heart for a radical church—encouraging those who are hungry for God. In the end, we will have victory because God Himself will rid our hearts of worldly desires and give us a heart that is wholly righteous!

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  • Jesus Wept

    David Wilkerson

    Date Preached: 
    August 19, 2016

    Why does it seem that God relents when we are at out deepest need? God waits and he weeps over our situations and unbelief. Jesus calls on those who love Him deeply to trust Him to do what’s best for them. He longs to assure us of his unshakeable love and concern for us. To show His beloved His glory!

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