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PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR? (Respond – part 9)

There’s a right way and a wrong way to respond to God when He moves.  Actually, God is always moving, but the question is “are we moving, and in what direction?”  In this message, by using the illustration of a football game, Pastor Chris shows us what we...

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WHY DO WE NEED TO RESPOND? (Respond – part 8)

Have you ever wondered why we don’t just automatically have what God desires for us--what His will is--eliminating our need to respond? One of the reasons is that God doesn’t violate our free will—He needs our permission to work in our lives.  Because it...

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KNOWING GOD’S WAYS — KNOWING HIM (Respond – part 6)

We are not meant to be spectators when the Holy Spirit moves, but rather we are to take part by fully jumping into the river of the power of God that’s flowing around us and to us. So how do we do that? In this message, Pastor Chris shows us the best way to respond in...

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PREPARING TO RESPOND (Respond – part 5)

In order to receive more of what God has for us, we must respond to the Holy Spirit more.   How do we do that?  Preparation!  In this message, Pastor Chris shows us how we can prepare to respond, create an atmosphere of honor for God so His power can be released,...

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BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT 101 (Respond – part 1)

Join us for our new series entitled "RESPOND!" beginning with this message - Baptism in the Holy Spirit 101.  Do you suppose God truly wants us to have everything He has made available for us to receive? The simple answer is "Yes!" One of the gifts He's made available...

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RECONCILIATION – HOW & WHEN

People can be separated through conflict, but once forgiveness occurs, they can be brought back together again through the process of reconciliation--agreeing to make amends after a conflict. Because of our sin, we were separated from God and had to be...

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THE KEY TO FORGIVENESS

In the parable of the unforgiving servant, we are painted a vivid picture of the reality of God’s forgiveness of us and our unforgiveness of others. In this parable, the master forgave his servant of a debt that could not be paid while the servant would...

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WHAT FORGIVENESS IS NOT

With the emotional pain that comes from offenses, our hearts can cry out for justice, requiring payment for the debt!  But, unforgiveness is destructive to us and a hard task master. Regardless of the scale of the offense, we need the ability to forgive...

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HOW TO GET RID OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

When an offense comes, we have a choice. We can chew, stew, and brew over the offense, which leads to a root of bitterness, or we can do as Jesus has instructed us to do and simply get rid of it. Thoughts born out of offenses are toxic, deep-rooted, and...

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

Offenses are a universal problem, and no one can escape having to deal with them! First and foremost, it is our responsibility to deal with the offense in order to keep it from turning into a root of bitterness. By comparing the characteristics of a...

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THE DANGERS OF A ROOT OF BITTERNESS

One of the things that can creep into our hearts when we are offended is a root of bitterness, and that root of bitterness can stain our very souls. God extends a special time of grace to the brokenhearted, allowing healing to take place, but if that gift...

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BECOMING A VESSEL OF HONOR

The nature of the flesh (human nature) is pride and selfishness. And every one of us, saved or unsaved, has to deal with hurt feelings and offenses at one time or another. What is our response to these hurt feelings and offenses? Do we allow someone else’s...

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CONQUERING POWER FOR A LIFE OF FREEDOM

No one has to be stuck in life-destroying behaviors! When a person opens up their heart to God and truly sees their condition for what it is, they have the opportunity to allow God's powerful grace to do a deep work in their hearts.  In this message,...

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FREEDOM FROM DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS

Ever wonder the difference between godly sorrow and worldly sorrow? How can you tell that the work of freedom has begun if you're dealing with someone who has destructive patterns of behavior? In this message, Pastors Chris and Christen address “diligence,” which is...

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THE WAY OUT IS TRUTH

With a high level of honesty, whether you feel controlled by your own sinful behavior, or whether you’re someone being impacted by another person’s self-destructive lifestyle, there is a way out! We must walk according to truth, and God’s mercy and grace...

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