Jul 5, 2020
A Relationship with God Part 5
Posted by Ashley Ellison
Pastor Ashley teaches us to rightly divide the passage in Luke 11:5-8, which many have taught as a comparison to God when it is, in fact, a contrast. We do not have to beg God for things that He not only desires to give, but has already given. In the Old Testament, great men like Moses and Abraham had to serve as mediators between God and man; however, today we have Christ as our mediator. He is always advocating on our behalf, but it is our job to position ourselves to receive whatever it is that we are asking for.
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  • Jul 5, 2020A Relationship with God Part 5
    Jul 5, 2020
    A Relationship with God Part 5
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley teaches us to rightly divide the passage in Luke 11:5-8, which many have taught as a comparison to God when it is, in fact, a contrast. We do not have to beg God for things that He not only desires to give, but has already given. In the Old Testament, great men like Moses and Abraham had to serve as mediators between God and man; however, today we have Christ as our mediator. He is always advocating on our behalf, but it is our job to position ourselves to receive whatever it is that we are asking for.
  • Jun 24, 2020Getting Real Part 1: True and False Worship
    Jun 24, 2020
    Getting Real Part 1: True and False Worship
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Melanie Bertoglio teaches from Isaiah 58 to remind us that the condition of our vertical relationship with God does not rest on what we do for Him, i.e. going to church, reading the Bible, fasting, praying, sacrificing, singing in the choir, etc. While all of these things are important, a loving, intimate relationship with God will manifest itself in our horizontal relationships with others. If our relationships and our communications with people do not reflect the heart of God toward them, then our vertical relationship with God is not what it needs to be. In today's culture, the world needs to see Christians being nice.
  • Jun 21, 2020A Relationship with God Part 4
    Jun 21, 2020
    A Relationship with God Part 4
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Prayer is communion with God, and not an attempt to inform a misinformed God. Using the Lord's Prayer as our outline for how to commune with God, Pastor Ashley encourages that if we start and end with praise, all of our circumstances that we are praying about become very small. When we think of our prayer time as communing with God, worshiping and loving Him as our primary goal, we can truly develop a deep and meaningful relationship with Him.
  • Jun 17, 2020Colossians Part 14
    Jun 17, 2020
    Colossians Part 14
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the final teaching on Colossians, Pastor Ashley covers Chapter 4, emphasizing Paul's inclusion of the friends and co-laborers who have been a comfort to him throughout his ministry. As Christians, and like Paul, we need to have people around us who encourage and comfort us.
  • Jun 14, 2020A Relationship with God Part 3
    Jun 14, 2020
    A Relationship with God Part 3
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In Part 3 of our series, A Relationship With God, Pastor Ashley Ellison teaches us how to keep our conversations "attractive" as we are instructed to do in Colossians.
  • Jun 10, 2020Colossians Part 13
    Jun 10, 2020
    Colossians Part 13
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    "Colossians Part 13" by Ashley Ellison. Pastor Ashley clearly explains the master/servant relationship referred to in Colossians 3:22-25 and 4:1, bringing to light the historical context and culture in which this passage was written. He contrasts it with our modern-day understanding of a master/servant relationship so that we are able to receive the truth from this passage concerning employers and employees.
  • Jun 7, 2020A Relationship with God Part 2
    Jun 7, 2020
    A Relationship with God Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    "A Relationship with God Part 2" by Ashley Ellison. Pastor Ashley shares the words of the prophet Zephaniah as he emphasizes the goodness of God as motivation for our desire to have relationship with Him. God rejoices and dances over us with singing because of His great love for us, and if we have genuine gratitude in our hearts for that love, it will ignite in us a love for Him necessary to build a real relationship.
  • Jun 3, 2020Colossians Part 12
    Jun 3, 2020
    Colossians Part 12
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    "Colossians Part 12" from by Pastor Ashley Ellison
  • Apr 29, 2020Results Not Typical
    Apr 29, 2020
    Results Not Typical
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley challenges us to take a look at the life that we lead as Christians and to ask ourselves if we are doing our part to live our lives as advertised as sons and daughters of God.
  • Apr 26, 2020A Cause for Hope
    Apr 26, 2020
    A Cause for Hope
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Pastor Ashley reminds us that we can all have hope, now and for forever, because it is Jesus who has conquered this world.