This message draws on the characters and the surrounding circumstances from the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. As the title suggests, the message centers around the character of Darth Vader and the values and "code" he stood by.
This message draws on the characters and the surrounding circumstances from the major motion picture "The Patriot". Here the three great liberators mentioned are the Word of God, the Praise of God and the Presence of God and their power to free us from the snares of the enemy and enable us to live freely and fully.
Your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The enemy is always looking for an inroad into our lives. This message illustrates the different levels from which the enemy works in our lives and how to prevent him from finding that leeway and if he has found it, how to get him out.
We were made to grow, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. If we don’t, it will cause problems under the surface. This message illustrates the constant hunger we must have as Christians for the greater things of God and how we must not be afraid to move from the shallows into deeper waters.
Gratitude is a weapon! This message outlines how we as sons and daughters of the most high God must behave on a day-to-day basis pertaining to life in general. Being grateful for everything God has done and is doing in our lives - not only in the highs of our lives, but learning
to be grateful in the lows as well, in doing so, we are opening up the heavens for our breakthrough.
The devil seeks to confuse us, by making us second guess what God has said and is saying, he tests our faith. This message brings up the very first time the devil did this, in the garden of Eden and outlines how he tries to mess with our lives everyday; so we can be ready for battle.
Man's heart has always wanted to rebel against God's laws. The law was given to help mankind, not harm it. The law not only pointed out our flaws, but also gave us a lens through which we were to look at ourselves. This message outlines the importance of our identity in Christ Jesus and the power of knowing who and whose we are.
We are all called to be influencers in every sphere of society, but getting to that point takes preparation. This message outlines how we can position and prepare ourselves in order to receive the influence God has for us.
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!