Tim Dilena explains about how one of the worst things we can do in our Christian walk is to waste the trials God gives us. As difficult as it may be to believe, God has great plans for the toughest times in our lives, if only we let him work. Otherwise, as Dilena points out, “Something happened to you, but nothing happened in you.” Through our struggles, God wants to develop maturity and steadfast joy in our hearts that will outlast even the darkest nights.Download MP3 Download MP4
When we're going through hardship, it becomes very easy to believe that we've lost God's favor or that he's punishing us. Gary Wilkerson talks about how God gives us his favor in the midst of our struggles, and he identifies a couple areas where we can consistently see God's blessings.Download MP3 Download MP4
David Wilkerson (1931-2011)
David Wilkerson delivers an Easter message on the power of Jesus' blood. The Son's mighty atoning sacrifice not only wipes away all of our sins and makes us clean but also gives us an eternal hope because now we are justified and will be able to stand before God's throne. Christ gives us peace and joy as we look forward to heaven, and that great gift should be one that we desperately desire for others to know too.Download MP3 Download MP4
Gary Wilkerson examines Job's cry to God and God's response. God points out the overwhelming behemoth and leviathan that Job could've never overcome on his own and then points Job to his own authority and power in the world.
If we attempt to take on demonic powers without God's authority, it's a struggle we'll never forget. However, we are called to be Davids with Goliaths. We are called to do battle against evil and chaos as the children of God. That can be deeply frightening, but the Bible says over and over, "Don't be afraid."
Where there is chaos, you are called to bring order as a child of God. Gary talks about how we walk this out without becoming overwhelmed.
Many of us have been wounded. The Bible has promised us freedom, but often it feels like we’re still held back by scars. Pastor Gary Wilkerson talks about how God uses truth to set us free from the damage in our past, but how God also allows the snake to be in our garden. The automatic question is “Why? Why would God allow there to be a snake in our lives that tempts or wounds us?” There are four major “snakes” in our lives:
1. Fear or anxiety
4. Shame or self-loathing
The Bible’s most common command is “Fear not” even in the face of great challenges. God wants to show us the strength his Holy Spirit has within us to make us more than conquerors.
God’s people are meant to be a light and blessing to the world. Even the darkest, most entrenched parts of society can be overcome by faith as small as mustard seed. All God needed to overturn pervasive culture in the book of Acts was 120 common, ordinary people who were willing to let their hearts be overcome by the Holy Spirit. In this passionate exhortation, Pastor Carter reminds Christians that we are called to live for the benefit of others.Download MP3 Download MP4