Sermon: Love Challenge Week 2: Loving Yourself Speaker: Erwin Lopez We continue the #LoveChallengeOrlando movement as we hear another message from Erwin Lopez about what it means to love ourselves- something that often gets overlooked. We ask you to join us with these challenges! View each week's challenge card online and check out other stories about people's experiences with #LoveChallengeOrlando at the website. www.LoveChallengeOrlando.com Week 1 Challenge: Buy a Meal for a Stranger Week 2 Challenge: Do something nice for someone with a service job
Sermon Series: Love Challenge Week 1: Loving God Speaker: Erwin Lopez We begin the Love Challenge sermon series as we kick off #LoveChallengeOrlando. Check out the website for more information regarding our challenge cards. LoveChallengeOrlando.com We ask you join us with the challenge. View each weeks challenge cards! Check out other stories. www.LoveChallengeOrlando.com Week 1 Challenge: Buy a Meal for a Stranger
Sermon Series: Poets & Saints Week 4: Saint Therese January 31st, 2017 Erwin Lopez really challenges us with this thought provoking message that embraces lessons that we can learn from St. Therese. This was a really great message in our humble opinion. Highly recommend this and how we can learn and apply to today's worldly situation.
Sermon Series: Poets & Saints Week 1: St. Francis January 09th, 2017 7:45pm This sermon series is inspired the by the new album by All Sons and Daughters. The album is called Poets & Saints and it's awesome!
Sermon Series: Fullness of Grace Week 3: Sanctifying Grace Erwin Lopez Whereas Justification is an instantaneous change in someone's life, Sanctification is is the process that goes on for the rest of the person’s life moving them towards holiness.
Sermon Series: The Fullness of Grace Week 2: "Justifying Grace" Erwin Lopez November 1st, 2016 Erwin teaches about Justifying Grace which is the type of grace we experience when we use our free will in cooperation with God's prevenient grace and say "yes" to a life with Christ. Join us next week as we explore Sanctifying Grace
Sermon: The Fullness of Grace Week 1 - Prevenient Grace Erwin Lopez October 27th, 2016 We started a brand new series called The Fullness of Grace. During this message, we looked at Prevenient Grace, which is a grace that has always been with us as it follows us throughout our life. This is the type of grace we experience when we recognize that God has been calling us into life with his Son, Jesus Christ, our entire lives. Join us next week as we explore Justifying Grace.
Hurricane Stories November 1st, 2016 Richie Hartig & JT Hadley NOT A SERMON We asked Wesley alumni and current students to share some of their hurricane stories and memories. Please note, that while all of these stories are relatively light hearted, out intention is not to downplay or to ignore the seriousness of hurricanes. We are well aware of their destructive nature and devastative affects. Wesley at UCF sends mission teams out every year to help with ongoing hurricane relief efforts. If you'd like to learn more about our missions, please visit, http://www.cflwesley.org/missions.
Sermon Series: The Pursuit of Happiness Week 4 Erwin Lopez During this message, Erwin will wrapping up our happiness sermon series by asking ourselves, "Does God want us to be happy?" Our next sermon series starts up next week. It is called the "The Fullness of Grace"
Sermon Series: The Pursuit of Happiness Week 3 Erwin Lopez We explore at what finding happiness in the wilderness - those wild, uncertain moments of our lives we all find ourselves in from time to time - looks like.
Sermon Series: Pursuit of Happiness Week 2 We will look at how God magnifies our gifts so that we can thrive even in the most unlikely of circumstances. We reference Paul's story. He was naturally rebellious and very forward and thrived when he was put in prison. What would have otherwise been a really hard experience, was seemingly easy for Paul and he spread the gospel like no other.
Week 1 Sermon Series: The Pursuit of Happiness September 27th, 2016 Tiffany Staral Tiffany Staral guest preaches as she challenges us stop trying to find happiness in the future and in instead to try and find happiness in the present and everything around us.
Nothing - until we have hope in God. September 20th, 2016 Bobby Brooks - Pastor of Vessel Orlando Bobby Brooks guest preaches. We will be wrestling with the doubts we face in light of what hear as we compare them to what actually happens. We'll learn how to ask better questions and we will self reflect as we wrestle with how far we'd walk before turning around and leaving. Until hope in God is all we have, we will have NOTHING. Once we have nothing but hope in God, we will have EVERYTHING. Join us next week as we start our happiness sermon series.
Sermon Series: More Than A Season Week: 3 Sermon: "More Than A Team" Speaker: Richie Hartig September 13th, 2016 A message on the importance of community and why we need to concentrate our efforts of getting back to the roots of the early church found in the book of Acts. Community is at the core of our faith and we need to embrace the vulnerability that comes with Christ centered community. We can either embrace growth, or comfort, but the disciples of the Christ and the builders of the early church chose growth and completely stripped away their masks. Which will you choose? Live stream available on our facebook profile page. Also look us up online at CFLWesley.org
Sermon Series: More Than A SeasonWeek 2: Representing Jesus, Representing the Church September 6th, 2016 It’s hard to represent UCF football when your team went 0-12 the previous season. No one would ever take a job in a school that is not in an upward swing but in a downward spiral of despair. It’s hard to represent an institution that is failing. And so it is with the church. Sometimes it’s hard to represent the church, represent Jesus in a world where Christians have been more hurtful than helpful. Tonight we are going to look at how we can live faithfully in a culture that no longer give us “home court advantage.” I believe God is using this season in the church to humble us. But we would rather win than have to do the hard work of being the underdog. But when you are the underdog you are trusting in God more.
Sermon Series: More Than A Season Week 1: "Forgetting the Past" August 30th, 2016 So the UCF team was 0-12 last season. And yes that sucks. Like big time. Like really bad. I mean it can’t get any worse. But!!! It’s a new season. It’s a new year, we have a new coach, we have actually upgraded facilities and administration. So things are looking better. But we need to put ourselves in the shoes of these players. Think about the pressure they have to at least win one game. And think about the pressure the coaches have. Paul may have experienced something similar. He was a murderer of Christians and now he had to minister to them. Guilt could have overtaken him but he persevered, kept moving forward and changed the world. We are going to be looking at how God gives us second chances everyday and how we don’t need to allow our past or our old habits define our future.
Sermon: Recognizing God Date: August 23rd, 2016 Time: 8:15pm Pastor Erwin Lopez shares more about his time in the hospital this summer. If you missed it, in June Erwin was hospitalized for appendicitis. He actually delivered one of his sermons that month from his hospital bed and we played it via video. Well about a month later, Erwin was reflecting on this summer and his time in the hospital and was inspired to continue the story with one more message on Recognizing God. Next week, we will start our first sermon series of Fall 2016 - "More Than a Season".