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Joy, Part 1: Choose Joy - Dr. Mark Batterson
Joy. It’s not getting what you want. It’s appreciating what you have. Joy isn’t always the easiest choice or the obvious choice, but joy is a choice. The Apostle Paul said, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice!” And his life is louder than his words. Paul writes his letter to the Philippians from a prison cell. You can choose joy anywhere, anytime, anyway!
Stirred, Part 5: Stoke The Fire - Pastor Joel Schmidgall
Stirred, Part 4: Discovering Glory - Dr. Dick Foth
Dr. Foth continues our series on the Holy Spirit!
Stirred, Part 3: Evidence of Righteousness - Pastor Joshua Symonette
When Paul the Apostle wrote to the Christians in Galatia, he wanted to address a debate about the evidence of righteousness. Circumcision was at the center of the debate and it was both a theological and cultural issue. Paul makes a clear case that our only hope for righteousness is God's spirit. And the fruits of the spirit are the evidence of his spirit at work in us.
Stirred, Part 2: New Life on the Desert Road - Pastor Heather Zempel
Big moves of God often begin with small steps of obedience. But small doesn’t necessarily mean easy. If we tune our ears to the voice of the Holy Spirit and train our wills to move in obedience, our lives will take turns towards adventure. Sometimes, that adventure may take us along a desert road, but if we partner with him, we get to be a part of new life springing forth.
Stirred, Part 1: Stirred, Not Shaken - Dr. Mark Batterson
Dr. Mark Batterson kicks off our new series on the Holy Spirit.
We find ourselves in a Hebrews 12:27 moment—everything that can be shaken will be shaken. God is shaking false securities and false identities, false assumptions, and false narratives, false idols, and false ideologies.
But we are STIRRED, not shaken. Why? We are grounded in God’s word, standing on God’s promises, and filled with God’s spirit. We don’t take our cues from cultural talking points. We don’t put our trust in horses and chariots.
STIRRED is rising above the rhetoric and living according to your convictions. STIRRED is giving the Holy Spirit veto power. STIRRED is operating in the power of the Holy spirit while obeying the promptings of the Holy Spirit.