Vision is always a lightning rod for criticism. Many times, a vision with a lot of potential will be destroyed because of people criticizing the vision. Many people can’t take criticism well, so it shuts down the vision. Nehemiah was threatened multiple times on his vision for the wall being rebuilt in Jerusalem. Through Criticism, we must make sure to stay focused on the vision so it doesn’t die out. How do we do that?
Mike Cavanaugh giving an explanation of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the purpose behind it at Foundations Weekend.
Nathan Sanders giving the full explanation of a water baptism and the purpose behind it at Foundations Weekend.
Rev. John Miller speaks on breaking spiritual bondage and how you can become free from addiction at the last session of foundations weekend.
Pastor John Benedetti speaks on the unchanging gospel. How do we apply the unchanging, everlasting gospel to generations that have changed their values and the way they think?
Nehemiah got permission from King Artaxerxes to go back to Jerusalem. He had the vision of seeing the wall of Jerusalem rebuilt. He had the favor of the king, a plan, and resources to accomplish that plan. However, he had one more challenge to face in front of him. God told Nehemiah to ask every family in the city of Jerusalem to build the wall by taking responsibility for a little section of the wall that is nearby where they live. But, what if the people are not on board? What if he can't impart the vision?
Pastor John Ault speaks on addiction in a biblical sense and how does it fit in with the sinful nature of this world. He goes through the steps of overcoming addictions and the freedom of resisting temptation.
Do you remember a time in your life when you weren’t in a great place with God, but you knew someone who was? They were always in a great mood and they would always get excited whenever they mentioned God or church. You may have looked down on them, you were maybe jealous. You may have thought that the only Christians that should be excited about God are the Christians who were recently saved and haven’t struggled. However, God wants all of us to be excited about Him continuously. No matter where we’re at. But how do we keep that [...]
We are all called to be leaders. Leadership is not about personality, it’s about behavior. If you want to be a great leader, you must learn how to serve. Pastor Josh Hamlin of New Covenant church elaborates on the true meaning of Godly leadership and how we should walk it out.
Vision develops through the favor of those in authority. God wants to give you something to do, but there are very few things you can do it by yourself. It always requires the cooperation of those in authority in order to accomplish something great. Anyone who sees the fulfillment of vision has had to received favor from some human authority. Nehemiah found favor in the eyes of King Artaxerxes to accomplish his vision.