Christ came and died for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead. Those who believe that good news have their lives deeply changed because their greatest problems in this life are dealt with, namely sin and death. In this sermon Pastor Keith explains how we who believe in Christ have hope beyond our failures and hope beyond the grave. He also exhorts Christians to boldly share that good news of resurrection hope with others.
This was a special sending service for Chad and Nancey Bradley, who are missionaries of CCI Garland to Ethiopia. They are working with SIM currently in Ethiopia to train leaders in the Ethiopian church.
In this sermon from Mark chapter 10 Pastor Keith explains why Jesus came, namely to serve and suffer for us to be an example and exchange His life for ours. He also highlights the reality that Christ- followers must suffer, serve and sacrifice for others in order to follow Jesus faithfully.
In the parable of the sower Jesus gave his followers four example responses to the message of the Kingdom and He exhorted His follower to take heed and listen carefully. The Kingdom of God advances in the lives of those who hear the message of the Kingdom, receive it and holdfast to it.
In this sermon the Kingdom Comes Pastor Keith explains how Jesus the King brought God's Kingdom on earth. He also explains what the kingdom of God is and ways that Christians can participate in advancing the Kingdom on earth like Jesus did.
In this sermon Pastor Mike explains some helpful insight for life as you seek to be faithful in following God, yet see the wicked prosper while not following God. In Psalm 37 we are given instruction to not fret over evil doers or envy them. Instead we are instructed to trust God, do good, delight in the Lord, commit our way to God and rest in Him. Believers should resist anxiety and despair by releasing their worries to God.
In this sermon on Psalm 67 Chad Bradley highlights the reign of God, the salvation and the blessing of God from the chapter. The Psalmist expresses his earnest desire for the nations to worship God, which is the thrust for global missions. Chad also shares about the mission work that he and his family are preparing to do in Ethiopia.
The book of Job is helpful for those going through suffering or those who have loved ones suffering. Knowing that God is sovereign and good in our suffering helps us to suffer well. And this is something that we learn from the book of Job.
The Bible teaches us to fear the Lord in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament. In this sermon Pastor Keith explains what the fear of the Lord is, why we should fear the Lord and ways we can cultivate a fear of the Lord in our lives and in our families.
In this teaching Pastor Keith describes not only what evangelism is and how to do it but he also explains the why behind doing it. He gives ten reasons why Christians should share the gospel with the world.
In this sermon Dr. Adrian Smith does an excellent job of telling the story revealing the big picture of the message in the book of Ecclesiastes. He articulately expounds on the reality that we all live under in post the Fall of humanity, yet Dr. Smith doesn't leave us in this message without the hope of the resurrection which "solves the riddle of death" that the Preacher in Ecclesiastes wrestled with. He said "Without resurrection there really is no answer to the pessimistic sermon of Ecclesiastes, a sermon squarely and solidly based on the undeniable reality of death. What Ecclesiastes observed hasn't gone away; fate, accidents, tragedies, injustice, death. But knowing the resurrection of Jesus enables us to face all of those things with hope".
The book of Proverbs teaches us that there are two main paths in life that people follow and pleasant benefits accompany those on the way of wisdom, while painful consequences accompany those who are on the wrong path. In Proverbs we learn how to live well in this world according to our Creator's design and in it we learn why one should seek to live well. In this sermon Pastor Keith explains how; wisdom is to be priority for the person who desires to live well, wisdom is to be parentally transferred to the next generation and, wisdom teaches us to ponder which path each of us are on, along with it's outcome.