Podcast by New Hope Christian Chapel
The Independence Myth
Independence vs. Freedom...are they the same thing or not? Are they both good things or not? Is our American celebration of independence something God values as well?!
Lower The Bar For Ready!
Christians need to lower the bar for readiness, but raise the bar for maturity! We are taught from birth that to be ready we need age, experience, and education. Those things are good, but God doesn't need us to have any of those things to be ready if He wants to use us! We become mature in our faith by practicing and living out our faith, not just by growing older, learning life lessons, or gaining knowledge! God is ready to use you right now! You are ready!
Where Are You Heading?
Do you feel called by God? Do you have a sense of what your spiritual goals and purpose might be? How do we listen to the Holy Spirit to find direction in life? This workshop led by Pastor Dave will help walk you through a practice of spiritual discerment and direction for all those who seek to follow Christ's call to follow Him.
We Are Rebuilders!
The Bible isn't a completed story of everything that God will ever do...it is a collection of stories of all the sorts of things that God can do! As our church moves toward rebuilding a new location for God's glory, listen as Pastor Dave draws a parallel to how God worked with Nehemiah and the nation of Israel as they rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem. God is still in the rebuilding business!
We Are Overcomers!
If Jesus has "overcome the world", as He said in John 16:33, then why do we continue to experience sin and tragedy like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas? Has Jesus overcome the world or not? Or perhaps does "overcome" mean that He has shown the perfect way to "come through" or "come over" all the sin and pain that the world will throw at us? How do we cope with, and more importantly how do we respond to acts of evil? What does it mean for us to be overcomers?! How can we overcome evil with good, like Romans 12:21 says?
Are you lacking something? Do you need strength or comfort? Is there a decision you need wisdom on? Do you need a miracle? Are you close with God? All of these things are Holy Spirit territory, and Jesus has sent God's Spirit to us for exactly what we need exactly when we need it!