Do we really love all that God is? It may be difficult to understand, but we often do not like God's character. This is because we know ourselves too well. To love God is to know Him, and to know Him is to be free from our own will to live in His. In this second message of a four-part series, Ofer Amitai shows us how Abraham successfully separated Himself from both the world and his own will.
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God appeared to Abraham while he was still living according to the spirit of the world and called Him out to a land yet unknown. Then, "by faith, Abraham obeyed." In this first message of a four-part series, Ofer Amitai reminds us that God's chief purpose is to glorify His name, not to make us happy. God is inviting us to follow the Lord to glorify His name in the earth, where we will experience joy unspeakable.
The Christian’s hope is eternal life. But is eternal life simply about living forever? If so, why does Paul exhort his friend Timothy to “Take hold of eternal life?” In this message, Nate Danser implores us to seek a deeper experience of eternal life, so that we might live a life worthy to be called "christian."
Even those who are not pursuing God are being pursued by Him. He is relentless in his pursuit, because He longs for us to be restored to fellowship with Him. In this message, Glenn Meldrum gives us a terrible warning: “Fear the day God's pursuit of you is over." We cannot trample his grace and expect to return to Him whenever we want to. We must respond to His pursuit so that we might be known by Him.
Many of us may have placed little to no value on God's kindness, and the results have been catastrophic. In this message, Luke Imperato leads us through some biblical history to discover the key to repentance. Luke challenges us to take a look at our own recognition of the Lord's goodness, pointing out that many of us have not come into real, heartfelt repentance. In fact, many of us stay under the control of sin because we reject His mercy and kindness; if we want any life-changing repentance, we need to understand that His will is mercy and He desires forgiveness.
Can we really expect to walk in daily victory over our sins? We know from experience that, left to ourselves, we will fail. In this message, Jim Lewis explores Romans 6 to show us that real freedom from sin is provided in the cross. His cross kills the power of sin in our lives. This victory is not a characteristic we posses or a skill we practice. The only way to victory is the hope that Christ's power indwells and strengthens us. We owe our entire lives to the death of Christ, and we may receive and apply His victory through faith, repentance and brokenness.
The book of Revelation is just what its title says it is—a "Revelation of Jesus Christ." But instead of focusing on the glorified and victorious Lord, many people just get lost in the book's end-times prophecies. In this message, Glenn Meldrum contrasts the "tame, safe" God of our imaginations with the terrifying, awe-inspiring Savior portrayed in Scripture, a God who issues us an awesome invitation us to "come up" to where He is.
The living God longs to reveal his mercy to us. But as Nate Danser challenges us in this message, if we want to discover who God really is, we will have to take a serious look at our priorities. Are we overwhelmed by the Lord's love and compelled to respond by giving him our lives? If not, now is the time to seek the Lord!