We all want our children to live better lives than we’ve lived. This week, Pastor Doug challenges us to think about what that means. Does a better life mean more prosperity, or does it mean a stronger legacy for Christ?
In the middle of the chaos in our lives between Halloween and Christmas is the holiday of Thanksgiving. We don’t only overlook it on the calendar, but we also overlook its meaning in our lives. Pastor Doug shows us the importance of giving thanks to God — even in the middle of tough times.
Pastor Ben talks about redeeming a very present tool in our lives. He shows how our smart phones can be a distraction from the things that God may call us to. Instead, we are urged to keep in mind that our phones are gifts from God and that we should use them to His glory.
In Week 8 of the Sermon Series, Pastor Doug encourages us to keep Jesus at the center of our lives and not promote ourselves to God’s position. By being with God, and not attempting to be like Him, we find peace and contentment. God constantly thinks of us and cares for us, and because of this, we have the privilege to encourage others through their struggles.
This week Pastor Doug explores addiction. Not necessarily the physical addictions that we regularly see and hear about, but the everyday addictions that we may not recognize in ourselves. Pastor Doug asks us to search our hearts to find out what we turn to and what we use to make ourselves feel better. And he asks us to take them to God, trust that He has the power to free us from that dependency and to trust in God’s plan.
If you are struggling with addiction and need help, we hope that you’ll reach out to the many great resources available. God has the power to heal our hearts and bodies, but sometimes we need professional support to treat physical sickness. Call, email or talk to us if you feel like you need help.
We often consider anger to be a sin. In reality, it can very quickly lead to sin if it is not appropriately dealt with. We need to be careful that we do not sin while we are angry, and that we deal with anger quickly and forgive others.
Pastor Doug teaches us the pitfalls that can come from relying on comfort. Although it can be difficult to let God control our plans, we are called to keep God’s plan at the front of our minds as we make our plans around His will.
This week Ben Long continues our series Goliath Must Fall and takes a look at rejection. We all face some degree of rejection and desire acceptance. Pastor Ben encourages us to find our identity and value in God.
This week at church there was a technical problem and the podcast could not be recorded. As in, I never technically pressed record. So apologies for that. Since we can’t have Doug’s thoughts, we can at least hear Lou Giglio’s thoughts about Fear, the third chapter in his book Goliath Must Fall.
This recording is from Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. I’ve also embedded the video from the sermon if you’d like to watch. Thanks for understanding. ~Tyler.
As we continue to look into the story of David, we see that we often find ourselves facing enemies similar to those we thought we had destroyed. Pastor Doug shows us some of the similarities between Goliath’s points of view and those of Saul after Goliath had been struck down.