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Welcome to the weekly audio podcast for Oak Pointe Church in Novi, MI where we want to see a movement of people who know Jesus and are making Him known. To learn more visit our website at oakpointe.org or download the Oak Pointe App.

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    Together: We Will Not Be Shaken, Week 2 - Always Yes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 37:16

    Together: We Will Not Be Shaken, Week 2 - Always Yes! Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:12-22Speaker: Jon Morales, Lead Paster of Oak Pointe Church Do you have people in your life who usually say “yes” to everything, but sometimes don't mean it? Even if their aims are good, their follow-through isn't so much. It increasingly becomes difficult to not only trust their answers but also to credit their intentions. This week we find the Apostle Paul in such a predicament with the Corinthian Christians. They found him fickle and were unsure if his stated aspirations toward them were real. But in Paul's profound response to the Corinthians, we see the life-changing power in God's response to us.

    Together: We Will Not Be Shaken, Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 45:56

    Together: We Will Not Be Shaken, Week 1 Even under normal circumstances, achieving unity is hard. But when culture is polarized, it seems impossible. The first-century Corinthian Church was discordant; comprised of Jewish and Gentile believers – some slaves, others free – and from a wide stratum of social classes. Paul knew the Church can only stand strong if believers are united. Therefore, he begins this letter with a couple of key ways that the Gospel of Jesus connects everyone. Along the way, Paul reveals God's chosen tool to pry us from our self-reliance. Speaker: Jon Morales, Lead Paster of Oak Pointe Church

    All Things New

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 30:12

    All Things New For some, a new year brings optimism: hopes of new realities, new dreams, and fresh expectations. Others may be more pessimistic, believing the new year won't be tangibly different from the year before and thinking, “It's all going to just be more of the same.” While some things remain steadfast and steady, and others things change, the central truth for the Christian is that God is making something new out of us every day. And the things God makes new are not only excellent but so much better than what came before. Speaker: Brent Buttermore, Missions Pastor

    Beyond Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 16:57

    Beyond Christmas We've spent over a month planning, preparing, and getting excited for Christmas to arrive. Then we celebrated at church and in our homes! Yet, just like that, it's behind us. Besides, there's wrapping paper still under the couch, dishes are piled in the sink, and we're left with what some psychologists label the Christmas blues. But we're followers of Jesus! So, what exactly comes next? Speaker: Adam Mashni, 707 High School Ministry Pastor

    Christmas Presence

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 23:43

    Christmas Presence It is incredibly easy to lose the meaning of Christmas. Becoming so consumed with the finding, buying, and giving of our own presents, we often forget Christmas is really more about the presence of God in our lives. On Christmas Eve, we'll discover what Jesus' presence can mean for us individually and learn how to respond to the greatest gift we will ever receive. The arrival of Jesus changes everything for everyone! Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 4: Love All

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 31:45

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 4: Love All The culture we live in today is enamored with images, and typically those of celebrities: the famous, the flashy, the latest and the greatest. Yet Scripture paints a different picture. In fact, the birth story of the Messiah sets the tone for how Christians would see themselves and others. The nativity of Jesus was not first announced in palace courts for royalty to hear. Rather, it was declared to shepherds in a field. This small detail has big implications for our lives! It exemplifies that we are to love all people this Christmas season and beyond. Speaker: Adam Mashni, 707 High School Ministry Pastor

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 3: Keep It Simple

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 39:21

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 3: Keep It Simple At the beginning of Matthew chapter two, some wise men enter Jerusalem and have a council with the reigning king, Herod. Each party left that meeting seeking a new king, but for very different reasons. In the end, the Magi honored Jesus as King and their lives became simple. Herod honored himself as King, and his life became complicated. If we want to become like the Magi and have our lives simplified this Christmas, exactly what questions should we be asking ourselves? Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 2: Worship Fully

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 41:06

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 2: Worship Fully Distractions are a normal part of life. We shouldn't be too surprised when they show up at Christmastime - one of the busiest seasons of the year. This week we continue exploring the theme of Reclaiming Christmas by observing the responses Mary and Joseph had to their unique circumstances. They chose to worship God fully, even when their situation could have caused confusion, chaos, and stress. So, how can we lessen distractions and lean into God's story for our lives this advent season? Speaker: Adam Mashni, 707 High School Ministry Pastor

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 1: Shift Your Focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 35:39

    Reclaiming Christmas, Week 1: Shift Your Focus In the story of Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:21-38), we see the focus of their lives was waiting for the coming messiah. Similarly, we can prepare to worship Christ at Christmas by being present, standing in awe, thanking God, then telling the world. Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    A New Community, Week 3: Unity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 46:26

    A New Community, Message 3: Unity The Apostle Paul made a passionate appeal to the Corinthian church to live in harmony with one another, and "to let there be no divisions in the church." It's a couple thousand years later and, unfortunately, unity is still an issue. Is it even possible for the Church to "all be one" as Jesus prayed? It depends on what we believe about our savior and our enemy, the condition of our hearts, and the sharpness of our focus on God's purpose. Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    A New Community, Week 2: Humility

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 43:27

    A New Community, Week 2: Humility Do you ever feel like holding on tightly to your rights? As we continue our series A New Community, this week we learn about humility and the impact it has on our life together. More importantly, we will fix our eyes on the one who displayed perfect humility, the Lord Jesus Christ, and follow Scripture's admonition to imitate his humble mindset. He did not hold on to what was rightly his, but humbled himself in order to restore our humanity and ability to love. Guest Speaker: Pastor Jon Morales

    A New Community, Week 1: Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 39:20

    A New Community, Week 1: Love What does it look like to live together as the family of God? In this new series, we'll dive into some of the fifty-nine “one another" commands found in Scripture to see how we are called to live together as the Church. This week we'll look at Jesus' command to love one another. Jesus reveals the way we love one another will show the world that we are His disciples. This is a marked character trait of Jesus' followers and the community that gathers in His name. Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    All In Sunday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 35:19

    All In Sunday It's All In weekend at Oak Pointe where we celebrate the faith commitments of individuals who are being baptized and families who are dedicating their children. During the service our Oak Pointe pastors explain more about why and how we practice these ordinances and traditions. Speaker: Charlie Koopman, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    We Are The Church, Week 6: Mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 46:37

    We Are The Church, Week 6: Mandate Although we have come to Christ singularly, we do not live in Him separately. Our mandate is to not only come to Jesus, but to be transformed by Him; to not only belong to Him, but to proclaim Him. “Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:10 Guest Speaker: Pastor Sonny Smith, The Detroit Church

    We Are The Church, Week 5: Members

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 33:18

    We Are The Church, Week 5: Members When it comes to the church of Jesus Christ, every member matters. God has given each of us gifts. He has a plan for those gifts, and He calls you to utilize yours. However, His goal for those gifts is not just to have individual members fulfilled, but to unify the body and to build His church. As a member of God's church, you are essential! So...where are you serving and giving? Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    We Are The Church, Week 4: Mission

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 42:25

    We Are The Church, Week 4: Mission Everybody wants a mission in life. That makes sense because "mission" implies purpose and focus. But what about the mission Oak Pointe Church has to know Jesus and make Him known? This week Pastor Charlie explores the church's mission statement, and the results may not be exactly what you'd expect. However, should you choose to accept it, this mission will change your life and those of everyone around you. Speaker: Charlie Koopman, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    We Are The Church, Week 3: Message

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 42:44

    We Are The Church, Week 3: Message Since the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and beginning with the apostles, the message of the Gospel has been passed down from generation to generation of believers. But to keep it moving on to future generations, three questions always need to be answered: What is the gospel? Why do I share it? How do I share it? Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    We Are The Church, Week 2: Method

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 39:49

    We Are The Church, Week 2: Method God works in and through the community of believers. In Acts 2:42-47, we see the early church gathering in community, teaching one another, regularly sharing meals together, and praying frequently and fervently. The result? God added to their numbers daily (v. 47). Our greatest personal growth happens in community. As we grow, the community of faith grows as well. This week Pastor Adam shares ways we can be a family of believers on mission much like the early church in Acts. Speaker: Adam Schultz, Grow and Restore Ministries Pastor

    We Are The Church, Week 1: Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 38:48

    We Are The Church, Week 1: Movement It all started way back in the Old Testament when God made a promise to Abraham to build a holy and set apart people to bless the nations. In the New Testament, it was commissioned by the risen Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Today it continues as the most influential and world-shaping movement in history. Of course, we're talking about the church. So, what's next for this movement of God? Why should we commit ourselves to be part of it? And just how do we take our next step? Speaker: Charlie Koopman, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    In Step, Week 9: Self Control

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 38:30

    In Step, Week 9: Self-Control Self-control literally means the ability to direct one's will. This is also known as will power – keeping our emotions, impulses, or desires in check. The self in us is very strong, and that's what makes self-control difficult. But self-control is far more than exertion of sheer discipline to keep from doing certain things...like eating donuts. Self-control is really about submitting your will to Jesus, then allowing His Spirit to direct your life. Speaker: Adam Schultz, Grow and Restore Ministries Pastor

    In Step, Week 8: Gentleness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 35:48

    In Step, Week 8: Gentleness Gentleness was not an overly exciting character trait to possess in the first century. It was seen as the halfway point between excessive anger and complete ambivalence – a very meh place to be. Not much has changed in the take-charge culture of today where gentleness is seen as weakness. So why does Gentleness make it into the list of fruit that the Spirit develops in us? What was the Apostle Paul thinking when he included it? He was thinking of Jesus, and how this character trait was modeled first in his life and also in the lives of his disciples, paving the way for the church to embrace it as well. Speaker: Adam Mashni, 707 High School Ministry Pastor

    In Step, Week 7: Faithfulness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 35:20

    In Step, Week 7: Faithfulness At the end of our life, we all want to hear the Lord say to us, "Well done good and faithful servant!" (Matthew 25:21) What is faithfulness? What does it look like for the Christian? Along with those questions, this week we'll also seek to uncover the ancient mystery of what a chainsaw has to do with being faithful. Speaker: Brent Buttermore, Missions Pastor

    In Step, Week 6: Goodness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 38:12

    In Step, Week 6: Goodness God is the source of all goodness. Indeed, he defines what goodness is and he calls us to show it to others. Of course, this is easier said than done. In this message, Pastor Rick shares three steps we can take to consistently reflect God's goodness to a world that needs it. Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    In Step, Week 5: Patience

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 30:41

    In Step, Week 5: Patience Let's face it, we don't like to wait. This makes having patience very difficult in our culture. First molded by God toward us, patience is the Spirit-generated ability to bear with, endure, and wait. This week, we'll examine what biblical patience looks like lived out? Speaker: Adam Schultz, Sozo Young Adult Ministry Pastor

    In Step, Week 4: Kindness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 43:22

    In Step, Week 4: Kindness It seems that everywhere we look in culture, people are talking about kindness. Whether it's on a t-shirt, in a new book, or a way to pay it forward, kindness is everywhere. This tells us two things: that people respond to kindness and that the world is full of a lot of unkindness. Have we missed the mark on what kindness means? This week, we will take a look at the spiritual fruit of kindness and unpack what it looks like to exercise God's kindness through the powerful story of David and Mephibosheth. Speaker: Charlie Koopman, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

    In Step, Week 3: Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 39:42

    In Step, Week 3: Peace The peace that Jesus provides surpasses understanding, as evidenced by the event in Luke 8 where we find Him in a boat with the disciples during a tumultuous storm. This week we'll seek to answer the following three questions. What is biblical peace? How do we get peace? How do we experience this peace daily? Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    In Step, Week 2: Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 39:14

    In Step, Week 2: Joy Joy is something hard to define, but we know it when we feel it. If you look Joy up in the dictionary it just says “extreme happiness,” but I think we all know joy is more than happiness – it is deeper, broader, more enduring, more fulfilling, and is connected to core things, not circumstances. But here's the question: where do we get it? Speaker: Paul Jenkinson, Milford Campus Pastor

    In Step, Week 1: Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 32:19

    In Step, Week 1: Love Beginning this weekend, our summer series will explore what it means to keep in step with the Spirit. Each week we'll examine an aspect of the fruit the Spirit produces in our lives. This first week we'll talk about “LOVE” and ask ourselves, "What does it really mean to love my neighbor?" In his letter to the Galatians, as the Apostle Paul is addressing the basics of the Christian life, some questions arise. Are we to add a bunch of rules so that following Jesus becomes legalism? Are we to take advantage of the freedom we have in Christ and not care about how we live? Paul would say there's a third way. Speaker: Adam Mashni, 707 High School Ministry Pastor

    Made For More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 28:04

    Made For More It is possible to do the right things and end up in the wrong place? That's the question Aaron Hicks asks in his message, Made for More. What we'll discover is that obedience involves a surrender of your plans in exchange for the plans God has for you. Guest Speaker: Aaron Hicks, Pastor at Rise Church in Romulus, Michigan

    God With Us Epilogue: The Three Gardens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 86:09

    God With Us Epilogue: The Three Gardens The message of the Bible is really pretty simple. God lost something, and He wants it back. That's the story in 8 words. And while it is a big love story, God tells it in a lot of little chapters. As we complete our God With Us journey, we take one last look at this love story by observing the three gardens where the major acts in the story play out. The three gardens are spaced perfectly in the story — one at the beginning, one in the middle, and one at the end. When you stand in these gardens, the whole love story unfolds. This message is the conclusion of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 44:45

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 4 God With Us Jesus repeatedly said that He would come a second time. Here is the fulfillment of His promise. This final act of revelation and judgment sees the Son of God descending from heaven to establish His righteous rule upon the Earth. In one powerful appearing He destroys the remnants of Satan's kingdom in the battle of Armageddon, after which He establishes His righteous administration upon the Earth for a period of 1,000 years, prior to the onset of the eternal kingdom. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 55:14

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 3 The Counterfeit Kingdom From the Garden of Eden forward it has been Satan's intention to thwart God's rule on Earth and to establish his own kingdom. This was the offer he made to Jesus during the wilderness temptations. In the last days, a final conflict will ensue between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan. These chapters show that conflict unfolding in the final 7-year tribulation period on Earth, leading up to the return of Jesus. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 47:20

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 2 Jesus' 2nd “Triumphal Entry” While the first three chapters of Revelation deal with the past and present, the remainder of the book focuses on the future. It opens with John being caught up to the throne room of heaven where he will be given visions of the final events leading up to the 2nd coming of Christ. The time has come for those on earth to give an account for their rejection of the gracious offer of God's love, demonstrated so clearly in the cross of His Son, Jesus Christ. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 46:40

    God With Us: Revelation, Week 1 The Glorified Lord Addresses His Churches The book of Revelation is about the return of Christ and the revealing that His is the King of kings and Lord of lords. That's what "The apocalypse of Jesus Christ" means - the unveiling of Jesus Christ. While the words of Revelation were for the whole world to read, they were originally sent to the seven churches of Asia Minor, over whom the author, John, presided as bishop. The exalted Lord’s first order of business was to address the current condition of these churches He calls His “lampstands.” They were His witnesses to the world, thus He was concerned with their condition and the quality of the light they are shining forth. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 13

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 41:03

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 13 Walking in the Truth Much like a modern postcard, Second and Third John are very short letters that would have fit on a single sheet of papyrus. John's brevity was due to his audience - people that he was hoping to visit "face to face" in the near future. Second John is addressed to “the chosen lady,” likely a reference to the church in a certain city. Third John is addressed to Gaius, who was a leader in a local church (equivalent to a modern day “pastor”). Both letters continue a theme from First John, namely the need for believers to “walk in truth” amidst heresies that were threatening the churches. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 12

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 62:40

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 12Walking in Love Love is central to who God is, and is a big focus of the Apostle John's theology. Of all the letters in the New Testament, John gives the most attention to the theme that love for others is proof of one’s love for God. Various forms of the word “love” occur 34 times in this short letter – significantly more than other New Testament epistles of similar length. As God's true children come to resemble Him more and more, they will show increasing evidence of God’s love in their character. Then, they will display that love by exhibiting genuine care for others. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    Mother's Day 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 32:18

    Mother's Day 2021The Woman God Uses to Change the World Sunday is Mother's Day, and since we’re about to complete our journey through the whole Bible in the God With Us series, it seems fitting to focus on the woman who stands at the center of the whole story — the woman God used to save the world – Mary, the mother of Jesus. What can we learn from her about the way God uses women in our world? We'll explore that question this weekend.

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 11

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 46:00

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 11 Walking in Truth Along with James (his brother) and Peter, John was the third member of Jesus' inner circle. He lived many decades after the other apostles, and was key in the establishment and growth of the first-century church. Along with the Gospel of John and the book of Revelation, he authored three short letters, unique in their emphasis that love for others is the essential evidence of true love for God. In the first section of 1 John, we see that faith must be founded on a true view of Jesus, obedience to God is evidence that we truly know Him, and Love for people and love for God go hand in hand. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    Student Takeover Weekend 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 29:25

    Student Takeover Weekend 2021 Gen-Z is a generation like no other. They've never experienced a world without technology at their fingertips, and their influence permeates almost every aspect of our culture. You likely have ideas about their generation as a whole, but we invite you to come hear directly from them as they tell you what they value, what they fight from, and how you may have more in common with them than you realize.

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 44:02

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 10Dangers Ahead The New Testament books of Second Peter and Jude both deal with potential pitfalls for the early Christians. False teachers were infiltrating the churches introducing destructive heresies and immoral practices. Both Peter and Jude felt compelled to address these issues. As protection, Peter specifically encourages believers to focus on their spiritual growth and underscores the importance of God's Word. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 43:04

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 9 Hope Fixed on God The overall theme of this letter is that our greatest testimony will often come through our greatest trials. At the time of its writing, some believers were suffering severely, and Peter was challenging them to keep their hope fixed on God. Even though this world might mistreat them for their faith in Christ and deprive them of justice, they would surely be rewarded in the next. Our heavenly Father will always honor our faithful perseverance! This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    Empty is Good – Easter at Oak Pointe

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 33:41

    Empty is Good – Easter at Oak Pointe Usually, we think of emptiness as a bad thing; a negative. Like when your refrigerator is out of groceries, or your closet is empty because all your clothes are in the hamper. But many times, emptiness can also be a good thing; a positive. Like when you find that empty parking space in the first row at the grocery store, or discover that $20 bill in your pants pocket (before it goes through the wash). Yes, empty can be bad or good. But as far as Easter goes, the empty tomb of Jesus is a very good thing. Because with the empty tomb – with the resurrection of Jesus – some very good things come to us, and those things all add up to new life!

    Palm Sunday 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 36:05

    Palm Sunday Our Expectation of Jesus People have always come to Jesus for a variety of reasons. Many come to Him because of the miracles He’s done in their lives. Others come for the meaning and purpose He gives. Looking at Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, we will examine the manner in which we come to Jesus. Do we come expecting Jesus to conform to our lifestyle? Or, will we follow a crucified Jesus who calls us to take up our cross and follow Him?

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 43:14

    God With Us: Later Letters, Week 81 Peter 1 - Testimony Through Trials Written to Christians who were scattered throughout the five provinces of Asia, this letter was received by believers enduring serious persecution. Peter, the unlikely leader of the early Christian church, encourages them to trust God through their suffering while continuing to proclaim the reality of their faith in Christ. The theme of the letter can be stated: Trials can become your testimony if you suffer well. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Letters, Week 36

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 43:55

    God With Us: Letters, Week 36 Hebrews #3 - The Supremacy of Christ As the letter of Hebrews concludes, the focus moves to having a faith that trusts God no matter what is happening on earth, and regardless how difficult it becomes to maintain allegiance to Him. To inspire that kind of faith, the writer commends to us an extended list of Old Testament heroes who held fast to their faith in God amidst the challenging circumstances of life. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Letters, Week 35

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 44:53

    God With Us: Letters, Week 35 Hebrews #2 - The Supremacy of Christ In the religious life of Israel, the High Priest was the most important person, for he mediated the relationship between the people and God. In the second section of Hebrews, Jesus is identified as the Father’s supremely appointed High Priest who offers the perfect sacrifice for sins. But because this supreme high priest is also sympathetic with our weaknesses, we are encouraged to draw near Him to receive the mercy and grace we so desperately need in times of vulnerability and trial. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Letters, Week 34

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 41:52

    God With Us: Letters, Week 34 Hebrews #1 - The Supremacy of Christ In the first century, pressure from Rome was making it increasingly difficult to be a Christian. As a result, some believers were fleeing for safety back into the “legal” religion they had come out of – Judaism. Written to those Jewish Christians considering abandoning their faith, the book of Hebrews makes the argument that Jesus Christ is superior to anyone or anything that they might turn back to, including angels, Moses, and the Old Testament priests and prophets. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    Drift: The Consequence of Compromise

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 36:25

    Drift: The Consequence of Compromise We pause the God With Us series this weekend and welcome Pastor Rick Barry back to the teaching role. This weekend he'll tackle the topic of spiritual drift – the condition that happens when we make small compromises that end up taking us to places we really don't want to be. Speaker: Rick Barry, The Rock Middle School Ministry Pastor

    God With Us: Letters, Week 33

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 47:35

    God With Us: Letters, Week 33 Paul’s Last Words As Paul's last letter draws to a close, he warns his spiritual son, Timothy, of what is to come in the following generations. A challenging future lies ahead for the servant of God in a world turning toward godlessness. Opposition will be strong; deception will be rampant; people will live in ways that are completely contrary to the ways God designed them to live. Thus, Timothy must stay rooted in the unchanging, inspired Word of God, reading it, living it, teaching it, and preaching it. Today, God calls his servants to nothing less. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Letters, Week 32

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 48:44

    God With Us: Letters, Week 32 Paul’s Final Letter Still in a Roman prison cell, Paul sensed his end was near and was ready to meet Jesus in heaven. But before departing, he wanted to breathe courage into the heart of his spiritual son, Timothy, who had many years of ministry yet ahead. Of the 83 verses in this letter, at least 54 are about finishing, fighting, enduring, and being faithful. These are his “last words” and through them we gain a true grasp of the passion of the Apostle Paul. If we take them to heart, they will serve as a powerful encouragement to us as well. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

    God With Us: Letters, Week 31

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 41:32

    God With Us: Letters, Week 31 Marks of a Healthy Church, Part 2 Just as Paul left Timothy in Ephesus to bring order to the churches in Asia Minor, so he left Titus on the Island of Crete to bring order to the churches in the various cities there. In this sermon, Pastor Bob melds the second half of 1 Timothy with the complimentary content of Titus to complete the framework from his previous message on how any local church can be an effective community. These additional marks of a healthy church include character, care, generosity, anticipation, and good deeds. This message is part of our God With Us series where Pastor Bob walks us through the entire Bible.

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