Pastor Mike Cavanaugh, delivers another stirring message in his three week series. In this third and final message, he informs of the different types of refinement. He instructs us to be aware of the of trials that God may lead us through, so that we may realize the work God has begun in us. Pastor Mike ends in encouragement to follow Christ in full surrender.
Proverbs 17:3 " The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests our hearts" Pastor Mike, brings a stirring word on God's refining process. He explains how much God wants us to reflect his image. Pastor Mike goes through the 5 ways God refines us, don't miss it!
"God will speak to you on any ordinary day. You don't need a huge revival or a whole day of worship to hear Him speak to you. He will show up any day, any time". Stacy Cline, Dean of Students, affirms that God desires to reveal his love, power, and glory in our everyday life. If you want to hear God speak to you, you do not want to miss this message!
Matthew 10:30-31 "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows". " God does not count sins. He does not keep record of our wrong doings. He counts hair. This means that God cares for us so much that knows how many hairs in our head we have. He is not a God that dwells outside of this world. He is inside us helping us to keep moving forward with life". Jared Ruddy
Have you ever visited a Cathedral? They are magnificent buildings but require a community effort. They usually take one hundred years or more to be completed. Many times people who started the process of building them did not see the final product. They put countless hours of work toward something they would not get the opportunity to see. They labored for the glory of God, not seeking recognition, but instead were willing to be part of a process that was larger than themselves. What is your purpose? You were also created for the glory of God. Are you willing to [...]
We are trained to be ambassadors of the Kingdom. We need to make sure that we set our eyes on Jesus instead of this world. We sure make mistakes and fail many times, but those mistakes or failures don't and will never disqualify us from His calling. Rimon Armaly encourages us with this tremendous word. Are you letting your mistakes define who you are?
Emotional Intelligence is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately to adapt to environments or archive one's goal. Daniel Goleman stated "If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are you are not going to get very far". In this message Wayne Hedlund challenge us about the importance of being self-aware!
As Christians we are called to enlarge our capacities for greatness, but we won't be able to do so, unless we clean our surroundings. When we go camping, before setting up our tents, we clean the place from rocks, weeds and other things that might hurt us. In the same way, in order to reach greatness, we need to clean the rocks, weeds, and hurtful things in our lives. Pastor Chris Ball, president of Elim Fellowship, shares a powerful message that will help us to accomplish great things for the Lord.
"We need to live our lives loving on people. The body of Christ is multicultural. It's our job to immerse ourselves in multicultural relationships" affirms Dr. John Miller. The Bible in 1 Corinthians 12:21-26 says "The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need [...]
Pastor Mike Cavanaugh kicks off our Summer Chapels speaking about "Spiritual Exercise", and the difference about training and trying. We need to remember that true spirituality is the quest for authentic spiritual transformation in our lives. In other words, spiritual disciplines are not about counting how many verses I've read or how many minutes I've spent in prayer; they are about positioning myself to be transformed by God. This message is for you, as you look to increase you spiritual life this Summer!