Called to Change One Life at a Time!
“Swatting Flies” delivered by Elder Eric, Pastor Judah, and Pastor Nik, remind us that we are the perfume and aroma of Christ and the anointing we have received is the real thing. We have been born again of imperishable seed and as we advance the kingdom, the enemy works through swarms of attacks that aim to annoy, distract, and attempt to overwhelm us from completing our divinely appointed destiny. But we cannot be stop, we will not be deterred, because the anointing that we have received from our king is the real thing! And his grace is the empowerment over sin charging us forward into zealous works for our God!
“More and More Powerful” delivered by Pastor Wade, Pastor Matt, and Pastor Judah show us what it takes to be truly effective in the kingdom and what it means to become more and more powerful. As we looked at the lives of men like David, Mordecai, and Paul, we learned that they were men who feared the Lord instead of the taunts of the enemy. As a result, they built up the surrounding terraces, the lower places in their walls, and dedicated their lives to strengthening other men. When we follow this same pattern of fearing the Lord our God over all, building up the lower places in our wall, and laying down our lives again and again to strengthen the brotherhood, we become more and more powerful!
“We Are” preached by Pastor Nik, Pastor Wade, and Pastor Matt, build us up as a reminder of who we are in Christ. As a body, we are learning how to distinguish and identify the tactics of the enemy that try to hinder us from the joyful work that we must be engaged in the kingdom. As a result, we are awakening to the realities of the kingdom, growing in the unity of the brotherhood, and working hard to cultivate a harvest for our King! This is who We Are!
In this sermon entitled “Walls to THE WALL”, Pastor Payton, Pastor Nik, and Pastor Wade exhort us as one body to rebuild the singular wall of the kingdom. This wall can only be built with one stone stacked on the other, causing there to be an interlocking between stones with no gaps in between. An indivisible connection in the building of the kingdom wall is achieved when we as believers entrust our lives to the brothers to our right and left by inviting them into the lowest points of our wall to be posted as guards. As we do this, we find protection from external and internal enemies. This is what it looks like to build, going from individual walls to THE WALL.
Pastor Judah, Pastor Wade, and Pastor Matt encourage and build us up in this sermon entitled “Water then Fire”. We learned about the two judgements, one that came (water) and one that is yet to come (fire). As sons of the kingdom, we are to consider how we build, as the quality of each man’s work will be tested by the fire. We are called to build with the precious stones of the kingdom, holiness and godliness. By sacrificial servanthood, transparency and ever-increasing unity, we build with gold and silver that will be refined in the fire and proven genuine! We have a choice to make: melt like wax in the fire of His judgement, or to build our house with precious stones, tested and refined by the fire, and still standing on the Last Day!
Pastor Payton and brother Adam Corra lead us in going “Rogue” with this captivating sermon. When Christ set us free from an empty way of life and slavery to the world, we turned our backs on this world’s system, choosing to refuse worldly success and pleasures. As we mature in the kingdom, we are required to ‘rogue’ the fields of our hearts, uprooting diseased and rotten plants, so that we can become more fruitful in the kingdom – and we cannot do it alone! We need our brothers to examine the field of our hearts, joining us in the process of cultivation. As we allow our hearts to be exposed to the family around us, we are purified and can produce lasting fruit. In this process of cultivation, our King transforms us from Rogue, to Royalty as we join with Him to destroy the Kingdom of darkness.
For months now the Lord has been highlighting for us how he has always intended for his presence to be carried in a unified team. This has launched us into an all-out pursuit of perfect unity and is blessing our body in many ways. Brothers Carlos Rueda and Justin Treaster propel us even further into this pursuit by shining light on what we are unifying around in this message entitled “Supreme Purpose”. When our only desires are to please him, having our eyes set on what he wants to build, this is a powerful catalyst based on ever radiating shalom. Like the sons of Levi and their descendants, when we center our lives around his presence the shalom of the Lord rests on individuals, radiates out to clans, which radiate out to tribes and eventually the entire nation. Listen to this soul-stirring word and let it propel you to ever-increasing glory as you pursue his supreme purpose together.
“Pride Wars”, preached by Pastor Wade, Pastor Judah, and Pastor Matt, spur us on to the high calling that are ours in Christ. A bold call and mission to ensure that together we, the Church, are building up a wall of unbroken unity. This means caring for the needs and spiritual welfare of the brothers and families to our right and left, while driving out the things in our lives that intend to undermine, cut off, and separate us. As one body, we are to make every effort to keep in the unity of the spirit amongst the believers, as a pride of lions we fight to win. The unity that our Lord Jesus prayed for in the book of John is the perfect unity that wins the war.
We are living in exciting times! The Lord is increasing our teams, our team dependency, and our ability to carry the weightiness of God's presence together. We're growing in our boldness and our desire to carry this weight because of the growing acknowledgement that this weight is marking us. Brothers Spencer McClain, Abimbola Daramola, and Justin Linton remind us of a few of the ways our good father is placing his seal of ownership on us. When we recognize the pressings & persecutions, the dark circumstances, and the very losing of our lives are sign of him placing his seal of ownership on us, we can take on the attitude of " Hey! Don't Take My Seal!". In this light, the pressings & persecutions, the dark circumstances, and the continual losing of our lives are OURS in Christ and are forming his character into us. Don't let that be stolen from you or anybody around you! Instead joyfully grow into the head that is Christ!
Pastor Payton, Pastor Wade, and Pastor Matt deliver an inspiring and encouraging word, continuing to call us to the pattern of unity! In this sermon entitled “Permanent Mark”, we learn that the weighty presence of the Lord is meant to leave a permanent mark on us, and the generations after us. The mark of His glory resting upon us shows us that we cannot be made into victims of our circumstances, but rather we drive out the opposition, because we know to whom we belong! As we carry His presence together as one body, we bear the marks of Christ - our suffering serves to bring life to one another, and it brings glory to the King!
There are no individual lifts in the kingdom, only team lifts! Brothers Justin Linton and Abimbola Daramola remind us of this fact as they reflect on Sunday's message entitled "Hey, You're not doing that right!". This encouraging sermon from the brothers entitled "Keep Building" reminds us of God's intentional and elaborate design that is always meant to be carried in teams. His heavenly pattern over and over again reminds us that his prescence, his plans, and his will for our lives are only meant to be carried together, much like the 4 living creatures that carry his throne or the priesthood that carries the ark. We were encouraged to trust the heavenly pattern and to keep building according to it! We do this by celebrating the fact that we are currently in a team within the body of Christ, by patiently enduring until teams within teams are formed, and lifting up our generations so that this work far outlasts and surpasses us. Keep building according to the pattern family!
In this sermon entitled “Hey! You’re Not Carrying That Right!”, we learned from Pastor Nik, Pastor Wade, and Pastor Matt that God’s original heavenly design is that we work in teams, and no amount of individual gifting, talents, or anointing can carry the weight of the call alone. The Levites worked together as a God-ordained team to carry the Ark of the Covenant. In the same way, we cannot complete the task alone, but are called to operate in a team. In working together, unity is forged, and God’s anointing flows from that unity. This is where we find His favor and His strength to complete the call.
We have been given some pretty amazing gifts to the body to prepare us for our works of service. This causes us to reflect on the gift that God gives us by placing us in God-ordained teams. Whether called into the five-fold or called to be a pillar that supports the body, rest assured that you don't have to do this alone! It's so re-assuring the in God's ordained timing, he builds God-ordained teams that help us carry God-ordained burdens. Brothers Justin Linton and Abimbola Daramola encourage us to continue the line of building God-ordained teams because it is the biblical pattern. From Moses and Aaron, to Matthias and the twelve, all the way to the book of revelation we see this unassailable truth throughout scripture. Have faith in God's ordained timing as he builds his house!
What a special Sunday service we just had! In this sermon entitled “Gifted”, we celebrated the ordination of Pastor Nik Arezina, Pastor Payton Parsons, and Pastor Judah Stephens. This ordination followed the biblical pattern outlined in Numbers 8 for the ordination of the Levitical priests. We recognize that these men working as a unified team are a gift to the whole community, so that together with the community we might make our lives a gift to the world on behalf of Messiah. At LCM, we are so thankful for the gift of these three Pastors and just like a three-cord strand, they are strong and fitted for the task that is ahead.
We are learning to move in the military movement as days are darkening. God is training us, organizing us, and putting us in our military rank and file. He is building a priesthood that represents Christ to a world in such desperate need for salvation. Brothers Payton Parsons, Nik Arezina, and Judah Stephens elucidate for us the pathway by which our heavenly commander has been making us ready for war. Through the proper precision of the pastoring of our homes and by properly preparing the brotherhood of believers, we are being prepared to present Christ to the world through our body. The brothers call us to have confidence in this process and to trust the one who is at work in our training regiment. Let this word stir you as you become more unified with the brotherhood of believers and more confident as the days grow darker.
We are learning to man our position as the battle’s rages all around us. Elder Eric, Pastor Wade and Pastor Matt delivered a timely word that helps us refocus on the mission and goal ahead. In this sermon called “The Seventh Stage of Military Movement”, we learned that every man of God is called to be a priest - first and foremost in his own home, and then overflowing to the body of Christ. Through the process of priestly consecration, and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we join with our King to redeem the whole world.
We are growing, and learning what it is to move as one man. The forefathers who built this country knew how to move as one man, tearing down tyrannical dictatorships for the sole purpose of forming a more perfect union. It’s fitting that brother’s Abimbola Daramola & Justin Linton share a message entitled In-dependence Day! They encourage us to dethrone the monarchs of self-rule shown through deceptive pride, entitlement, and toxic independence in the same way they did! All for the purpose of forming a more perfect union for the purpose of moving as one anointed priest!
What a beautiful time we are living in! In this sermon entitled “Military Movement”, Elder Eric, Pastor Matt, and Pastor Wade continue to draw out the biblical gems of how we are to operate as the body of Christ. If we want to truly grow in the Kingdom, it can only be done alongside the brotherhood of believers. This brotherhood made up of many parts, is called to function and operate as one body, connected to each other, and moving in perfect unity! This is Military Movement!
Stand up! Look ahead! Our heavenly commander is preparing us for what is to come, helping us to reassign the fixed value we place on our brothers and ourselves. With this in mind, we are arming ourselves with the same attitude as Paul, Moses, and all the saints before us who knew who they were and as a result, did great exploits. Pastor Matt and Pastor Wade arm the saints with 4 keys to unlock the treasure that is walking in the fullness of our fixed value. When you know your value doesn't change, you can refuse to rely on your reputation, choose to be mistreated with God's people, regard disgrace for Christ's sake as a treasure, and looking ahead to your reward. All these are markings of a mature priest who's fighting age and that is who our father is making us into. We are the Spoils of War!
This soul stirring sermon delivered to us by brothers, Payton, Nik, and Judah, is the call to attention that we need. “Winning the War” is more than a sermon title, it is a principle that must be demonstrated in the way of life of every believer. No Christian is an island to themselves, rather we have been called by our great King to be joined together with our brothers to attain the perfect unity that Christ died for. King Jesus is raising an army that will never be defeated, an army that values the brother to their left and right. An army that knows the importance of “Winning the War”!
It’s clear to see that our heavenly commander has been preparing us for the dark and glorious days before us. Through the discipline of our father, we are being trained into mature men that can be sent into the heart of the battle and rise up victorious. Elder Boz and brother Payton encourage our body with this stirring call to arms entitled "Seal Team". As America's most illustrious and revered fighting group, the NAVY Seals are known for their rigorous training requirements, their "I'll die before I quit"/ complete the mission at all costs kind of attitude, and their devotion to brotherhood. How much more do these principles apply in the kingdom of God? The training we are undergoing now is so that we will complete the mission at all costs, by any means necessary, and diving into the depths of discipleship as we are being trained as God's SEAL Team. Above all things, we never, ever give up our seals! Be encouraged. and more importantly rise up into your high calling as you listen to this amazing word!
Following up to last Sunday’s message, brothers Justin and Abimbola preached this timely sermon entitled “Weight of Responsibility”. We learn that there is a weight of responsibility laid on our shoulders by our heavenly Father that brings about an ever-increasing development of the priesthood. Under this weight of responsibility, the believer undergoes a spiritual definition that is necessary for growth in the kingdom in order to properly watch over his word and guard his covenant. Listen now and embrace the weigh of responsibility your good Father has laid on you!
It's encouraging to see the lengths by which our father is going to make us into mature men. As we reflect on Mature Manhood: The Making of a Priest, we see how the priesthood was made. The call from our heavenly father is clear, he is making us into a holy priesthood in the exact same way. This gives us confidence that as ask for what we need of him, have the courage to give all then we will grow into mature manhood. Listen to this encouraging message from brothers Justin Linton and Abimbola Daramola!
Saints, we are starting a new series called “Mature Manhood”! A deep dive into what it takes to produce true biblical maturity in the Kingdom. In this sermon entitled “The Making of a Priest”, Pastor Wade and Pastor Matt bring to the surface the hidden gems from the blessing of the tribe of Levi in Deuteronomy 33. With the Levitical Priesthood as our example, we learn the first three steps in The Making of a Priest! Listen to this sermon now to mature your manhood!
What a blessing it is to have directed steps! On Sunday we learned what it meant to follow our Big Kehunah! To ride the wave of obedience by guarding the mission or mishmeret of both our high priest and the people of God at the same time! This Wednesday we reflect of that message with the sermon “Hang 10” brought by Pastor Matt and Brother Abimbola Daramola. We learned to let all ten of our toes hang over the board! What that means is that we can have supreme confidence that we will be able to guard both missions because our father is guarding our feet as we align ourselves to hear from him. Knowing that he’s guarding our feet as we are guarding his missions should produce a certain level of joy and confidence because we know our faithful father is working in us what is good and pleasing to him! Let this message stir you to participate in his heavenly priesthood as he destined you to!
We conclude our reflections on the priest-making process with this sermon entitled "Measuring Peter and Paul's Deep Convictions". We've been talking about things like not fearing the razor, living in a joyfully willing manner towards the Lord. all so that we can show ourselves measuring up to the mature manhood of Christ! We want to be made into mature men in Christ & in the lives of Paul and Peter, we find the process by which Christ makes his followers into mature men. It's through pruning that priests are made. We see clearly Peter was willing to be pruned again and again and also how Paul's deep convictions were forged. Knowing what this pruning produces, we can joyfully engage in the process that is making us mature priests.
“A Shave and Two Bulls” is more than a thought-provoking sermon title, it delivers a crushing truth that pairs along with it. Elder Eric and Pastor Matt continue in Numbers 8 with steps three and four in the seven-step process of how Priest of God are developed. We learned the importance of the Two Bull process and how it affects our lives in the Kingdom. When we have a willing heart to obey our King regardless of the circumstances, we find His favor and redemption in response to our voluntary joyful service!
At LCM, we are walking in the victory that is ours in Christ Jesus! In this sermon entitled “Don’t Fear the Razor” by Elder Eric, Pastor Wade, and Pastor Matt, brought to life the biblical truth of the ever-increasing need of biblical discipleship and the process by which it is done. This process first illustrated in how the Lord set apart His people (Israel), teaches us that in order to be made spotless, priestly, and united with Him, we must not fear the razor. Instead, it is necessary to learn to embrace the razor process in ALL areas of our lives! For it is the very thing that will bring about the development needed inside of us to produce the divine nature of our King! Listen now!
We are basking in the revelation given to us by our good father and we are beginning to grasp the word of his promises in a special way. The certainty of God's promises to Israel is settling in on us and deepening our own faith as gentiles. Brothers Abimbola Daramola and Justin Linton encourage us with the truth of God's word to his chosen sons. As gentiles, we can see how the sons of Israel responded to God's word to them and we are partaking in the benefits of it today! It is astonishing that we could even participate with them in these promises. Because of this, we were encouraged to respond with the same active faith as his firstborn sons. God's faithfulness to Israel inspires us to trust him and respond with action. In fact, our father's too good for us not to move when his word speaks to us!
We are learning to follow the leading of our Father and it is glorious! In this sermon entitled “Clarion Call”, Pastor Wade and Pastor Matt sound a call to action in an expository walk through of Numbers chapter 10. In Numbers, we learned the prescribed way of how the Lord instructed the nation of Israel to sound a clarion call for various conditions…we also must recognize the clarion call being made to us. To receive this clarion call our ears must be trained so that we can give a clarion call.
In this sermon entitled “Covenant Calling to You”, we have our eyes opened to the essential and foundational importance of the Law by understanding it through its proper biblical lens as a Covenant of Love. This Covenant of Love as displayed in the book of Leviticus (Vayikra) to the nation of Israel, teaches us about the nature of our Father; a good Shepherd calling out to us that we might have the opportunity to draw near Him. This drawing near Him as characterized in the life of David, serves as an example to us that our devotion must be ongoing, daily, and ever-increasing in our journey to know our Father better. As you listen to this sermon, with open ears, hear the calling out of your Father to you and take the necessary steps to draw near!
We are growing in our elevation of God’s word! In this sermon entitled, “Directed Steps”, Pastor Matt and Pastor Wade breakdown how a man’s steps are directed by the Lord through an examination of Proverbs Chapter Two. While it may be easily agreed that the life of a believer must be directed by the Lord, we learn the primary source of our heavenly Father’s direction to us is unequivocally direction based on His word! In a time and day where some are looking for ways to dissect His word, we as sons of the Kingdom are called to collect, treasure, and engage His word in its entirety! As we do so, trusting He will reveal His will and direct us through it!
Our church is experiencing a time of abundant fruitfulness! The Lord has blessed us with an overflow of children, marriages are being maximized, and ministries are being multiplied. We are learning that with increased fruitfulness comes increased opposition. We can see clearly just how victoriously he's led us through the opposition, and just as clearly still recognize that we aren't "there" yet. We have some persevering to do! Pastor Matt and Pastor Wade lay out four obstacles that must be overcome to increase in what God has for you! In every case, an increase in the depth of God's word is the answer! Listen to this word and be inspired to increase in your depth of God's word!
Pastor Matt and Pastor Wade open our eyes to the hidden gems in God’s word in this sermon entitled “Do Not Hold Back”. Through a beautiful exegesis of Isaiah 54:2-3, we learn the importance of the ever-increasing kingdom of God that must be displayed in the need for an ever-increasing life in every believer. This increase can only come through being stretched spiritual in the most uncomfortable of ways and the results of this God ordained process will produce lasting fruit. As you dive into this sermon, listen with an open heart and ears to hear the key to unlock the fruitful increase that our Heavenly Father requires for your life.
Our brothers Justin and Abimbola deliver a powerful word in this sermon entitled ‘GET TO WORK!”. Drawing from the disciple’s interaction with Jesus at the end of His earthly ministry, we can see a cyclical pattern that brings about the necessary transformation required in all believers. From the time of Abraham until now, sons of God must Hear the Word, see the Signs, and GET TO WORK! We learned the true purpose of the Signs in front of us are the mechanism that beckons us forward into transformation as we do the Father’s will. As you listen to this sermon, ask yourself “What Word have I heard from my Father?”, What Signs are in front of me?”, and “What am I waiting for?”…it’s time to GET TO WORK!
Church! We are building momentum with full steam ahead in this sermon entitled “Step Up, Raise Up”. Pastor Matt and Pastor Wade give a clarion call to the family of God to our responsibility to Step Up into the chaos all around us. In a time when others are shying away, avoiding, or even stepping down from those difficult moments, we are called to Step Up because the word of God demands it. The result of Stepping into these chaotic situations ultimately will bring about Raising Up God’s right order. This timely sermon is a message for today, tomorrow, and the future. As you listen, allow the Holy Spirit to illuminate the areas in your life where you must Step Up and Raise Up!