CCI Garland

CCI Garland
By Keith Dollar
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Latest episodes
Jan. 14, 2018
God calls Christians to be people devoted to prayer who not only petition for their own needs but faithfully and fervently pray for others. In this sermon Pastor Keith explains how praying for others is hard work and it is expression of the love of Christ.
Jan. 7, 2018
God invites His people to meet with Him every day in prayer. Jesus modeled for us what it looks like not only to value meeting with His Heavenly Father in prayer but also to prioritize it. In this sermon on Mark chapter 1 Pastor Mike shares on the importance of rising early to seek God in prayer like Jesus did.
Dec. 31, 2017
Fasting is a practice that has lost popularity among Christians today. It was something Jesus did and the early church did and many church leaders today that we most respect do as well. Jesus taught His disciples about fasting saying that "when' they fast they were to do it secretly to be seen by God and God would reward them. He taught them not to fast be seen by people because that would become their reward.
Dec. 24, 2017
In this message Pastor Keith explains how and why Jesus came to earth and what our appropriate response should be. Jesus is the King who came miraculously and humbly to the earth to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God.
Dec. 17, 2017
It is God's will for His people to be filled with joy and His reign in His people brings great joy into their lives, which is also a testimony to the world that God is enough to satisfy the human heart. In this sermon Pastor Keith explained how joy is a requirement for God's people and yet it is result of God's work in their lives. Joy is a commanded by God (Philippians 4:4, Matt. 5:12) yet it is produced by God's Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Joy is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God reigning in His people. The last portion of this sermon did not get recorded. In that part of the sermon Pastor shared how joy is also something that Christians must fight for in their lives.
Dec. 10, 2017
God has designed His people to display and advance His Kingdom in the world through being peacemakers in every relationship.
Dec. 3, 2017
The Kingdom of God is to be the priority of every follower of Christ and the point of view from which all of life is seen. In this sermon Pastor Keith addresses the problem of worry and anxiety, which tends to be magnified around the holidays. Looking at the teaching of Christ in the sermon on the mount he explains how we all need a Kingdom perspective to effectively combat anxiety. He also unpacks what it looks like to prioritize the Kingdom of God in our lives.
Nov. 27, 2017
The gospel leads believers to put off pride and see themselves accurately according to the grace of God. Saints find their value and significance on the basis of the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ not upon their performance or comparison to others. In this sermon Pastor Mike address the problem of pride that even mature saints battle with and he gives reasons why one should live in humility and how they can live humbly in the grace of God.
Nov. 19, 2017
Every Christian has great reason to be confident in the goodness and love of God towards them. God has been good to them in many ways throughout their life but ultimately God has demonstrated His goodness and love through the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ. Jesus suffered and died for us. He was raised to life and is at the right hand of God the Father interceding for us in this moment. God has been good to us and He promises to be good to us. In this sermon Pastor Keith highlights the greater lesser logic of Romans 8:32, that if God gave us the greatest gift of His Son than we can be confident that He will also give us all things. God has been good to us by giving us salvation through the gospel, God will be good to us by the glorification that He has promised us and God is being good to us through the intercession that the Son and the Spirit are currently making for us. God is for us! Are you convinced and "sure" that He is for you and that nothing can separate you from His love?
Nov. 12, 2017
Christians have a glorious and certain future though there is suffering on their way to glory. In this sermon Pastor Keith expounds on what that glorious future is for the Child of God and he gives some frame work for the suffering that we experience in this life from Romans chapter 8.