Resonate Church

Resonate Church
By Resonate Church
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Listen to the weekly audio messages from Resonate Church
Latest episodes
Oct. 22, 2017
For Jameel McGee, a day that started out as a normal day like any other ended with him being arrested for a crime he never committed. When falsified reports and a lying police officer landed him in federal prison with a ten year sentence, all he wanted to do was get out and hurt the man who put him there. That man's name was Andrew Collins. Andrew's crimes eventually found him out, and he found himself in prison as Jameel's conviction was overturned. The two met again years later, but things didn't go the way they might have expected. Andrew and Jameel's story could easily have been one of hatred and revenge, but God had a different plan.
Oct. 15, 2017
We all seem to have conviction when it's easy, when everyone agrees with us. But that's not really conviction. What happens when what we say believe is put to the test? When hard choices come, will we kneel to what's easy or will we have the conviction to stand in the fire?
Oct. 8, 2017
Our everyday lives are made up of a series of decisions. Sometimes, even if we don't always make the right choices, it's easy to know what we should do. Don't kill, don't steal, don't lie, and so on. There are plenty of choices that are black and white. But what about when things seem a little gray? Not every question has an easy answer, some definitive moral stance that will tell you what to do no matter what. What is the secret to living black in white in the black and white, but showing grace in the gray?
Oct. 1, 2017
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." If you've been around church for a while, you've probably heard this verse a billion times. It's been highlighted in our Bibles, printed on our coffee mugs, and preached to us from countless stages. But what about when it doesn't seem like we're being prospered? Where's that "hope and future" then? Hope may not come from where we think it should or want it to, but when we really understand where it comes from we can begin to rise above our difficult circumstances and live well in a difficult world.
Sept. 24, 2017
Life is better together, and sometimes so is preaching. This week, Davey brings several members of the Resonate staff on stage for a special panel discussion about what community really is, why it's important, how to find it, and more.
Sept. 17, 2017
We all experience hurt in relationships from both sides of the problem. We know the feeling of being hurt, and we know the feeling of hurting others. Whenever there's hurt, the natural progression is bitterness. It's so easy to hold on to that resentment for someone else after the wrong they've done, but all that does is poison ourselves. To move on, we have to make a conscious choice to forgive and be reconciled with the people around us.
Sept. 10, 2017
We live in a world where the statuses of the people around us are constantly in our face. Our neighbors have a nicer house, our coworkers get that promotion, old friends post pictures of their perfect families online for the world to see. It doesn’t matter what we have, we’re constantly focused on what “they” have that we don’t. When we concentrate on measuring our lives against others, it kills any chance of healthy relationships for us. Comparison is the cancer of our communities, and the only way to cure it is to look at it in a different way.
Sept. 3, 2017
"It's impossible to do alone." That's the whole point of this series, the truth that we want to make clear. It it absolutely vital that we have other people in our lives. But what if there are too many voices around us all the time? If we only surround ourselves with people and take what they give us, then what to we bring to our communities? Our relationships are best when we can bring what God has filled us up with into them, but we can't bring what we don't have. For us to bring Jesus to the people around us, we have to first learn to be filled up when we're alone.
Aug. 27, 2017
What do you say if someone asks "Who are you?" You give them your name, right? Our names are how we identify ourselves, tell the world who we are. It's easy for us to take our identities from what we do, but it's not healthy. To truly know who we are, we have to let our community, not our activity, define our identity.
Aug. 20, 2017
What's your relationship to authority? Maybe you have a boss you don't see eye to eye with, a parent you want to rebel against, a leader you have no interest in following. Maybe you are the boss, the parent, the leader, and there's a tension you can't quite shake between you and those under your authority. For most of us, we've probably been on both sides of this equation. We know that there's nothing easy about working together on either side. When we struggle with authority, it's usually because of one simple divide between us, and the only way to fix it is to close the gap.