We were honored to have Ps. Chris Hodges with us for our last LEAD Night of 2017. This message focuses on Daniel and how he stood out among all those around him because he "so distinguished himself" with exceptional qualities. Ps. Chris combines this story of Daniel along with the four faces used to describe God in Revelation, and attributes them to 4 main character traits that we as leaders and christians should have!
We are meant to be in the world; it's when the world gets inside of us that there becomes a problem. In this timely message, Ps. Leanne touches on four points that include: Preach the Word, Keep your Head in All Situations, Endure Hardship, and Do the Work of an Evangelist.
Friendship has been clouded by competition. We need to re-evaluate what it looks like to be someone's friend. This message illustrates how one can be a good friend by studying the relationship between Sarai and Hagar.
The Devil is the slanderer, the maligner. He comes to steal, kill and destroy and he does it a lot of the time by making us believe lies about God. The message illustrates the methods the enemy uses to get a hold in our lives.
We pretend everything is okay, when it clearly isn't, and put our best fake smile on for all the world to see. We need to stop hiding what's going on within us. This leads to isolation and isolation makes us sitting ducks for enemy of our souls, who roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. This message outlines how we need to live, by being open and honest about what's happening inside us. The truth sets us free.
We as being part of a Church must always be ready to bring Heaven to Earth. No matter what happens to the walls of the church we must be steadfast and secure in our beliefs. We must strengthen our hearts and minds with the Word of God against the attacks of the enemy and when it is our time we can make it rain on the enemy's parade! Volunteer in Church and make yourself ready to be on the front lines of the battle, your purpose is unlocked when you serve.
Captivating Contours outlines the story of Abraham, the 'Father of the Faith' as he appoints one of his men to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The story that unfolds is an old testament foreshadowing for the Helper, the Holy Spirit and the Bride of Christ. The woman the man finds, Rachel, possesses the character that we as the Bride of Christ must aspire toward. The message also illustrates the power in names and the meanings behind them.
The church was meant to empower us to live a purpose-filled life. We weren't made to be ordinary, signs and wonders were meant to follow us. We are called to live by faith (not by sight). Jesus calls us to overcome, to do the impossible!