Jul 4, 2021
Dull of Hearing- Part Two of The Deception of Immaturity
Spiritual immaturity over a prolonged amount of time will give way to accepting things that will bring corruption. Hebrews 5:11-14 warns against the dangers of becoming "dull of hearing" and not progressing from consuming spiritual "milk" to consuming "solid food". To be fully prepared to face the evil in the world today we must grow in our relationship with Christ and mature, consuming the "meat" of the Word of God, so that we can be equipped to discern between good and evil. 
  • Jul 4, 2021Dull of Hearing- Part Two of The Deception of Immaturity
    Jul 4, 2021
    Dull of Hearing- Part Two of The Deception of Immaturity
    Spiritual immaturity over a prolonged amount of time will give way to accepting things that will bring corruption. Hebrews 5:11-14 warns against the dangers of becoming "dull of hearing" and not progressing from consuming spiritual "milk" to consuming "solid food". To be fully prepared to face the evil in the world today we must grow in our relationship with Christ and mature, consuming the "meat" of the Word of God, so that we can be equipped to discern between good and evil. 
  • Jun 27, 2021The Deception of Immaturity
    Jun 27, 2021
    The Deception of Immaturity
    In his message "The Deception of Immaturity", Pastor Ashley lays out the importance of moving from a place of spiritual immaturity to a place of spiritual maturity. The biggest sign of maturity is coming to a place where you can recognize immaturity in your own life. It is important to identify those areas and put them away, and grow in knowledge and wisdom.
  • Jun 20, 2021Commitment and Surrender
    Jun 20, 2021
    Commitment and Surrender
    In his message "Commitment and Surrender", Pastor Ashley explains the importance of being fully surrendered to God. We live in a culture where people struggle with keeping commitments. Without surrendering to God's call on our life, we cannot fully commit. Without surrender we can't fulfill God's call on our life.  Life is daily about surrendering our will to the Lordship of Jesus. Surrender to God allows our commitments to line up with him. 
  • Jun 16, 2021Ordinary People
    Jun 16, 2021
    Ordinary People
    We are in a culture that is pushing everyone to believe that if there isn't something extraordinary about themselves that they aren't special. Many Christians spend so much time trying to identify a grand call for their lives that they miss the simple assignments that God has set before them. Melanie Bergoglio encourages us to "show up, accept the assignment, and do it to the best of our ability." In doing so, we often discover the call of God in our lives. 
  • Jun 13, 2021Essential With Potential
    Jun 13, 2021
    Essential With Potential
    Guillermo Rodriguez, Pastor of Christian Ministries Church in Houston, shared a message reminding us that our thinking will influence our behavior. Wrong thinking can influence wrong behavior and bring destruction. We need our minds to be renewed and transformed, and it starts with an encounter with Jesus!
  • Jun 9, 2021Following Our Faith
    Jun 9, 2021
    Following Our Faith
    Through the story of Timothy's calling, Chatman explains how essential "Following Our Faith" really is.  It's only by allowing our faith to lead us, that we will ever make it beyond the obstacles to our faith.
  • Jun 7, 2021A Perfect Result
    Jun 7, 2021
    A Perfect Result
    Melanie Bertoglio shares from James 1 about the importance of developing endurance in our lives. James tells us that God develops endurance in us when we go through the trials of life by planning ahead and choosing ahead of time what we will believe when they come. Whether the trials be ones that we "fall" in or ones that we bring on ourselves, God knows and cares and uses them to develop us that he might do a thorough work and achieve perfect results in us and for us. 
  • Jun 7, 2021Proving Our Faith Part Two
    Jun 7, 2021
    Proving Our Faith Part Two
    In the second pat of his "Proving our Faith" series, Chatman talks about being careful that as we seek to prove our faith, we don't fall into either the ditch of being a "works" only Christian or a "faith" only Christian.  we should instead marry our faith and our works in wisdom through loving God and loving people. 
  • May 30, 2021Remember the Plan
    May 30, 2021
    Remember the Plan
    Ashley Ellison encourages us to remember the plan that God has for us. Ephesians chapter 1 shows us that God loves us, chose us and has an ultimate plan of salvation for us. 
  • May 26, 2021Proving Our Faith Part One
    May 26, 2021
    Proving Our Faith Part One
    In the first part of Proving our Faith, Chatman brings up the essential part that works plays in our relationship with God, along with his grace. Sharing out of James 2, Chatman reveals that our righteousness is made complete by the actions of what we believe.
  • May 24, 2021The Good Samaritan
    May 24, 2021
    The Good Samaritan
    Pastor Ashley provides unique insight into the parable of the good Samaritan, illustrating that Jesus is the ultimate good Samaritan, rescuing the broken and giving the gift of healing and life. 
  • May 22, 2021Dealing With Doubt
    May 22, 2021
    Dealing With Doubt
    Ashley Ellison addresses the topic of dealing with doubt, taking a look at Thomas in John chapter 20. Doubt is inevitable, but how we deal with that doubt is incredibly important. We must choose to believe when doubts arise, making the choice to build up our faith and stand on the Word.
  • May 17, 2021Cut The Rope
    May 17, 2021
    Cut The Rope
    In Chatman's message Cut the Rope, he tells the story of Elisha Otis who invented the safety elevator. Only by displaying his faith in his design, was he able to win over people to trust its capabilities. In our own lives, Chatman encourages us to "cut the rope" that is holding us back.
  • May 13, 2021Decisions, Decisions
    May 13, 2021
    Decisions, Decisions
    Our blessings and problems in life often come from the decisions we make. The foundation for a right decision cannot be made without consulting God. Psalm 119:105 says, "Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.". When we go to the word, it illuminates the path. 
  • May 10, 2021Honor Your Mother
    May 10, 2021
    Honor Your Mother
    It is important to honor your mother. Ephesians 6 references honoring your father and mother. True honor is born out of a heart surrendered to God. Pastor Ashley gave four reasons for honoring our mothers: 1. Because it is right 2. Because it is scriptural 3. So it may be well with you 4. Obedience and honor lead to living a full and long life.
  • May 6, 2021Your Breakthrough
    May 6, 2021
    Your Breakthrough
    Mark two tells the story of a paralyzed man, whose friends pushed through the crowd to get him to Jesus. The paralyzed man surrounded himself with men of faith, who broke the barriers before them and pressed through to get to Jesus. Your breakthrough comes by getting to Jesus. 
  • Apr 28, 2021Destroying Strongholds
    Apr 28, 2021
    Destroying Strongholds
    2 Corinthians 10: 3 tells us that the weapons we have as Christians are mighty in God for the complete destruction of strongholds. Strongholds are unholy filters through which our thoughts pass that are based on satanic lies, generational mindsets, and human woundings. But praise be to God that He has given us the weaponry needed to attack the enemy behind those strongholds and eradicate them from our lives.
  • Apr 22, 2021Biblical Friendship
    Apr 22, 2021
    Biblical Friendship
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In his message Biblical Friendship, Ashley Ellison explains that it is not an accident that you have friends in your life. It is a God appointment. He urges us to be intentional in our friendships, and examine who we are investing in. True friends don't focus on what they're getting. They focus on what they're giving.
  • Apr 19, 2021Iron Sharpens Iron
    Apr 19, 2021
    Iron Sharpens Iron
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In his message, Iron Sharpens Iron, drawn from Proverbs 27:17, Ashley Ellison reminds us that there is value in Biblical friendship. We are made unique by our Creator,  and with the ability to sharpen each other. He challenges us to examine if the friends we are surrounding ourselves with are sharpening us for the Kingdom of God or dulling us for the Kingdom of God. Finally, he challenges us to examine if we personally are the kind of friend God has called us to be. 
  • Apr 15, 2021Essential: Deep Roots
    Apr 15, 2021
    Essential: Deep Roots
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In his message of Essential: Deep Roots, Chatman Laxton urges us to turn our focus off of what we produce and turn our attention to what allows us the ability to produce in the first place. Being deeply rooted in the Word will allow us to produce longer and fulfill all of what God would have for us. 
  • Apr 11, 2021Wash Your Mind With The Word
    Apr 11, 2021
    Wash Your Mind With The Word
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    Many Christians today are struggling with their faith and are prone to question God's goodness and faithfulness after their initial salvation experience. Pastor Ashley Ellison reminds us of the importance of daily washing our minds with God's Word, thereby growing our faith and confidence in our relationship with God Himself.
  • Apr 7, 2021Proverbs Part 9
    Apr 7, 2021
    Proverbs Part 9
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the ninth part of our Proverbs series, Chatman Laxton brings the message of the path of wisdom to a culmination, reminding us of the protection, direction, and perfection that the Lord has for us along that path.
  • Mar 31, 2021Proverbs Part 8
    Mar 31, 2021
    Proverbs Part 8
    Posted by Chatman Laxton
    In the 8th part of our Proverbs study, Chatman focuses on the importance of our spiritual maturity as we continue down the path that wisdom has for us. Maturity in Spirit, is essential if we are to ever grow in the Lord. Without being spiritually mature, we will never be able to fully grasp ahold of the truths that God has for us, instead we will always stay locked in an undeveloped state. Which limits our ability to do what God would have us to do. 
  • Mar 28, 2021The Big Picture Part 3
    Mar 28, 2021
    The Big Picture Part 3
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    In the last part of his Big Picture series, Pastor Ashley teaches about the importance of every part of the body of Christ operating at the fullest compacity that it can. in order for the body of Christ to accomplish the will of God. From Ephesians 4:16 Pastor Ashley calls the church to see the part they play as bigger than themselves, while at the same time, pursuing the part they play in Godly excellence. 
  • Mar 24, 2021Where You Are Part 2
    Mar 24, 2021
    Where You Are Part 2
    Posted by Ashley Ellison
    What is kind of fruit are you producing? If we aren't producing the right kind of fruit, or if we aren't producing fruit period, we may want to look at where we are allowing ourselves to be planted. Where are we allowing ourselves to be watered? Because God is the only source that will allow for our lives to always be full of live. In this second part of Pastor's Where You Are message, we take a look at what our live is producing as a great indicator towards an answer to these questions.