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When you feel inadequate, it reveals your doubt in God’s power. God has said that his power shows up best in your weakness. That means if you think your sin will make you inadequate to serve God, you’re not thinking like God. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how God views sin and grace in your life.
God wants you to center your life on him, but unfortunately sin puts the focus back on you. When you sin, it reveals an area in your life where you don’t trust God. Willpower will never be enough to break the power of sin in your life. Learn to think with the mind of Christ and watch what amazing fruit God will provide in your life.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach how to focus your mind on the things that lead to the freedom found in Christ.
Does it seem like the thoughts you don’t want to think are what you can’t stop thinking about? How do you focus your mind on the things that lead to the freedom only found in Christ? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches the biblical way to manage your thoughts.
To have the mind of Christ means that you want to do God's will, even when it's painful, even when it's difficult, and even when it seems impossible. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how Jesus gave us the ultimate example of this the night before he went to the cross.
When you have the mind of Christ, you will be so secure in your identity, your purpose, and God's presence in your life that you won't need to look to other people for approval.
Jesus was always aware of God's presence because he knew who he was and what his purpose was. That means, when you learn to think like Jesus, you’ll become sensitive to the truth that God is always present in your life. You’ll know your purpose in life, and you’ll see how God is supporting you to succeed in your mission.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to explain how biblical truth leads us to the life God wants us to live.
God’s truth always leads to life. That’s why the Bible teaches us to take every thought captive, so we can live the way God wants us to live.
Anytime you sin, you’re believing the lie that you’ll be better off going against God’s will. That is never true! Learn why the Bible says it’s important to think about what you think about.
As a believer, your goal is to learn to think like Jesus. This starts by seriously thinking about the things you think about. Learn why it is important to let God guide your thoughts.
The Bible teaches that we should maintain an eternal perspective when we experience trials and tribulations. Join Pastor Rick as he explains how to remain faithful when faced with harassment and bullying.
You need to remember when you’re harassed and bullied that the real source of all evil, meanness, and hatred comes from Satan. Pastor Rick shares how to fight the spiritual battle and not the person when you have a confrontation with a bully.
When God said to take the gospel to the nations, he meant for you to use every tool he’s provided to do that. Pastor Rick teaches in this message on how to use your cell phone to extend your witness and serve God.
Every person has been uniquely gifted for ministry in a way only they can do. And God can even use your cell phone to expand that ministry! In this message, Pastor Rick continues to teach how to use your smartphone phone to serve God.
If you’re not using your cell phone to enhance your spiritual growth, then you’re missing a huge opportunity that is right at your fingertips. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to explore five ways to use your smartphone for the glory of God.
You can use the technology God's put in your hands to worship him through songs, Scripture, and sermons and to stay connected to others. In these broadcasts, Pastor Rick looks at five ways your cell phone can help you walk with God in the digital age.
One way to be a good listener is by asking open-ended questions and then not jumping to conclusions before you have all the facts. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach what the Bible says about becoming a great listener.
Sometimes someone just needs to be heard. The Bible teaches us to be sensitive to how someone feels, because feelings may reveal more than words. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why you need to let others share their feelings before trying to solve the problem.
God says you become a great listener by looking at others with love and then investing as much time as it takes to understand what they’re saying. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why when you speak and listen without love, your communication is limited.
We need to choose friends who will challenge us spiritually and push us to think more clearly and deeply about God’s Word. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach about living in healthy community with other believers.
We need to choose friends who consistently support us emotionally and spiritually—friends who say, “I'm here with you every step of the way.” Pastor Rick continues to teach in this message about living in healthy community with other believers.
You can try to make progress on your own in the Christian life, but you’re not going to get very far. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why we need friends who encourage us to grow spiritually and follow God’s plan for our lives.
You have something to offer the world. No one else has ever been or will ever be like you, and no one will ever be able to make the unique contribution only you can make. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach about your identity in Christ.
God says your value and worth are priceless. You are precious, treasured, and cherished by the God of the Universe. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick continues to teach about your identity in Christ and why God chose you for his family.
The Bible says God created the entire universe because he wanted a family—and he wants you in his family! Join Pastor Rick as he teaches that God chose you for his family before you were even born and how that affects your identity.
The Bible says you are in Christ, chosen, loved, accepted, and totally forgiven by God. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how, when you fully understand these things, it will be difficult for anyone to redefine who you are because you find your identity in Jesus.
Pastor Rick uses this broadcast to remind us that God can turn any situation, no matter how unfair it may seem, into something beautiful that he can use for his glory.
Suffering doesn’t automatically build character, but it can if you respond to it in a godly way. Pastor Rick explains how to deal with unfairness in a way that honors God.
God could make the world completely fair in just a moment. In this message, Pastor Rick tells us why God doesn’t do that and how God wants you to respond.
No matter how you’ve strayed from God’s design for sexuality, there’s hope and forgiveness available to you. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains how you can find a fresh start after moral failure.
Garbage in, garbage out. That’s not just a cliché. It’s what the Bible teaches! In this message, Pastor Rick shares truths from God’s Word about making good choices that protect our moral purity.
You can’t expect to maintain moral purity if you can’t agree on a standard. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick reminds us that purity begins with a commitment to live by God’s standard instead of making your own rules.
Job’s story demonstrates how to deal with resentment in a healthy, God-honoring manner. Join Pastor Rick for this lesson on forgiveness.
God wants us to put our hope in him, regardless of our circumstances. Today is not the end of the story. Jesus is coming back someday! Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach how God can give you hope, even during terrible times.
An important precursor to experiencing hope during difficult times is to change your perspective, because you’re not going to take your problems into eternity. Listen as Pastor Rick explains how God uses even your terrible times for good.
Why does God expect you to show mercy to everyone? How does God expect you to show mercy to everyone? Join Pastor Rick as he reveals the answers to these questions from the book of James.
James says your tongue displays who you really are, because it reveals what’s going on inside your heart. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the book of James on how to control your words.
Your words have tremendous influence and control over your life. In fact, your tongue can destroy your life quicker than anything else. That’s why you need to ask God to help you filter your words. Join Pastor Rick for this study in James.
When your faith remains strong after being tested by fiery trials, you will find you’ve gained a more intimate walk with Jesus as you learn to trust him in the darkest places. Join Kay Warren as she gives testimony to the blessings God will bring into your life when you suffer well and allow him to use your pain for his glory.
How can you be patient when circumstances are uncontrollable, people are unchangeable, and the pain is unbearable and unexplainable? Pastor Rick looks again into the book of James for the answer.
We may not know all that is happening during this pandemic or how long we will be in it, but we do know God is in control. How should that change the way you think and act? Find out when you join Pastor Rick for this broadcast.
If you're quick to listen and slow to speak, then you will be slow to get angry. Learn how listening intentionally and intensely will help diffuse conflict as Pastor Rick continues to teach from the book of James.
In this message, Pastor Rick introduces us to the best model for forgiveness as modeled by Jesus.
It’s easy to retaliate for rudeness with more rudeness, but Jesus calls us to a higher standard. Pastor Rick shares how to respond biblically when others do not treat us with respect.
In this message, Pastor Rick looks into God’s Word to explain how to respect even those we disagree with.
Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to respect people who make life difficult.
You have just enough time to do everything God wants you to do. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares how to put Jesus in the center of your schedule.
If you’re carrying a heavy load, it isn’t from Jesus. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches how we can find rest and balance in Jesus.
In this message, Pastor Rick reminds us that balance is achievable if we put Jesus in the center of all we do.
Anger has a price tag. When you realize that truth, you’ll be more likely to control your anger. Join Pastor Rick for this message as he continues to teach about self-control.
Join Pastor Rick as he explains how to have more self-control so that your anger won’t turn into sin.
Join Pastor Rick for this lesson on self-control and how to respond to situations in a rational and reasonable way.
In Proverbs we learn that “a gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1 NIV). Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast how applying this simple, biblical truth in any conflict will de-escalate the situation.
God wants you to step out of your comfort zone in faith. Join Pastor Rick for this message as he explains what God can do through your life when you trust him.
When you don’t trust God, it leads to worry, conflict, and the feeling you have to control everything. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches more steps to developing a greater trust in God.
When we trust anything or anyone other than God, we set ourselves up for more and more stress. Pastor Rick shares in this broadcast how to develop a greater trust in God.
Join Pastor Rick as he teaches practical wisdom from God’s Word on how to become more responsible in all areas of your life.
God cares less about your achievements than he does about your character. In this message, Pastor Rick explains what the Bible says about living a life of high character.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why it is important to say and do things that honor God.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach how you can build your life on the only standard that is truly dependable, God’s Word.
In this message, Pastor Rick helps you understand how to make the Bible your standard as you build your life on its unchanging values.
What you value in life will define how you live your life. In this broadcast, learn how to live your life standing on a rock-solid foundation of God’s eternal values.
When things don't go your way, focus on the things that will last beyond your life. The greatest use of your life is to invest it in what is eternal. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the book of Jonah.
When God’s plans conflict with your own plans, remember God’s goodness. Even though Jonah is mad at God, God is still good to him. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the book of Jonah.
God sees the big picture; he sees the past, present, and future all at the same time. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why we should trust God instead of clinging to our limited understanding.
When God give you a second chance, expect him to use you, no matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been. Join Pastor Rick as shows you why God keeps you alive to fulfill his mission whether you've done anything about it or not up to this point.
When God gives you a warning, it's a good sign. It means he still trusts you with your life mission. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why it’s critical to obey immediately when God gives you a second chance.
No matter how your circumstances have changed since you stopped following God’s plan, your life mission never changes. When God gives you a second chance, he’s expecting you to return to the mission he created you to complete. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the book of Jonah.
When God gives you a second chance, respond with gratitude and make the mission he gave you the top priority in your life. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the book of Jonah.
Drawing from the life of Jonah, Pastor Rick continues to teach biblical principles for responding to feelings of hopelessness.
Teaching from the book of Jonah, Pastor Rick continues to teach about seven biblical principles for overcoming hopelessness.
Pastor Rick continues to teach biblical principles for overcoming hopelessness, including accepting God's grace and expressing gratitude to God in advance.
Join Pastor Rick as he discusses the biblical principles for responding to feelings of hopelessness. This includes looking to God for your rescue, praying passionately, and focusing on the goodness of God.
Is there something God has told you to do that you’re not willing to do? Jonah teaches that running from your mission will create storm in your life.
Pastor Rick draws from the book of Jonah, teaching how your life mission will align with God's Word, require a step of faith, and in some way help others. He also looks at the consequences of running away from God’s plan for your life.
From the book of Jonah, Pastor Rick teaches principles related to that your life mission. For instance, it will align with God's Word, require a step of faith, in some way help others, and scare you at first.
How do you put on the full armor of God? Pastor Rick teaches that you do it through prayer. Prayer is how we fight the battle! And just as you do when getting dressed for your day, the best time to pray for the battle ahead—the best time to put on your spiritual armor—is before you even set foot out the door.
If you’re going to win spiritual battles over doubt, discouragement, depression, and defeat, you’ve got to learn how to control your thoughts. The helmet of salvation helps you see that the truth about you is what God says about you, not what someone else says. If you’ve ever felt mislabeled by others, join Pastor Rick as he teaches you how to submit your thoughts to God.
We’ve all been born into a battlefield. An invisible, cosmic war is going on all around us. No matter who we are, we are part of this eternal warfare. But the Bible tells us that we’re not alone in this battle. God is with us, and Jesus has already won the battle. Pastor Rick teaches that our fight is not FOR victory; our fight is FROM victory.
One of the challenges of living in a broken world is that it will fall apart on us at some point. If you think your life is beyond repair, you’re wrong. If you think that your best days are all behind you, you’re wrong. If you think it’s impossible for God to bring good out of bad, you’re wrong. No matter how broken your life may seem, no matter how badly things have fallen apart, Jesus can make you whole again.
No matter what you’re going through and no matter what’s happened in your life, God isn’t through with you. You don’t have to be afraid. He’s never going to leave you or forsake you. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains that God can hear your cries for help, no matter how deep the well seems.
God wants you to know he can handle your anger, your gripes, and your grief. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches that if we don’t talk out our emotions with God, we’ll end up taking them out somewhere else. When you feel like your world is falling apart, the first step toward recovery is getting good and honest with God about how you feel.
God uses shortages to test our generosity and to grow our faith. It’s easy to be generous when you have a lot. But faithful people are generous even when they don’t have a lot. God will multiply the little you have when you trust him with it. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches that when you do all God tells you to do, he does what you can’t, and he’ll give it back to you in abundance.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches that when we use what God has given us to help others, we show our faith in God. You demonstrate that you can be trusted with the things he gives you and that you’re developing one of his characteristics: generosity.
The Bible tells us that God is looking for people with faith but that faithful people are hard to find. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick will encourage you to trust God when it comes to your finances, your health, your job, and your relationships.
When you get closer to God, his light reveals the reality of sin. We can see that it causes emotional distress and disappointment, relational distance and discord, financial difficulties, physical decay, deformities, death, and a disconnect with God—the worst result of all. But Jesus says we can take heart because he has overcome the world. He can fill the emptiness in your life and guide you through the tough times.
Disappointment is a natural part of life because everything on this planet is broken and nothing works perfectly. But God doesn’t just leave us alone to sort it all out. The Good News is that God knows we’re in a mess and that’s why he sent Jesus to rescue us and to bring us home to heaven.
Why is this world so hard to live in? The Bible says it is because we all want to be our own boss—we say, “I know what will make me happy more than God does. I want to do live life on my own.” But here’s the Good News: God has not left us here without hope. He sent us a Savior, his Son, Jesus Christ. When you choose God, he will help you make it through the difficulties of life.
Satan wants to establish a foothold in your life, and once he gets deep enough into an area of sin, he turns the foothold into a stronghold. Once that happens, it will be harder for you to take back control of your life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick talks about strongholds and what we can do to protect ourselves against them.
Spiritual transformation is a process of developing new habits over time. Habits become the building blocks of change and collectively shape our character. There is no such thing as instant maturity. It is a small, step-by-step, gradual, incremental process as the Holy Spirit guides us into deeper maturity.
Imagine what it would be like if you tried to live a perfect life, but the way you keep things perfect is by avoiding any chance of making mistakes. You’d always be paralyzed by indecision. The Bible says the answer to this is Jesus Christ. You don’t have to be perfect because Jesus is, and that’s Good News.
The Bible says rebellion against God broke everything in life. Before sin there was no death, no sadness, no sorrow, and no difficulty in the world. It was only when everything got broken that sin brought death into the world. But God has not left us here without hope. He has sent us a Savior, in his Son, Jesus Christ.
Whenever we’re afraid, we need to turn our thoughts to God. This is how God’s Spirit sets us free from fear. The Bible says, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’ For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:14-16 NLT).
We can become so focused on what NOT to think about that we end up thinking about it even more! The Bible teaches that the thoughts we resist, tend to persist. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches how Jesus helps us to shift our thoughts from negative to positive.
You have the ability to say no to sin. Do you hear that? The Bible says we do not have to sin. Pastor Rick explains how we can make the right choices as we respond to the Holy Spirit at work within us.
The only way to make real change in your life is to let God change you from the inside out. You simply can’t make lasting changes on your own. Pastor Rick explains that the Holy Spirit is there for us, to help us overcome the self-destructive things we do that keep us from really changing.
Pastor Rick continues to teach from Romans 7, where the apostle Paul explains why we face temptation, how much temptation costs, and how to win the battle by doing what God tells us to do.
You may feel totally defeated today. And you’re thinking, “I just want to give up!” Pastor Rick teaches if you’re ready to give up, that’s GOOD! You can stop trying to do everything on your own because it’s impossible. You can’t live life without Jesus. But Jesus can empower you with new life.
As Christians we are born again with a “new” nature through the Holy Spirit, yet our “old” sin nature still fights for control. The apostle Paul reached a point in his walk with God where he was totally exhausted because of the intense war going on inside him. But ultimately, Paul’s testimony offers us encouragement as we fight the same battle.
God says when you come to him and ask for forgiveness, he will be faithful to forgive. But God also wants you to confess to another person. Pastor Rick teaches that this accountability partner will help you to make lasting changes because you will experience someone else loving you unconditionally, accepting you, and praying for you.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why it’s important to get your mind off of your circumstances and your problems—and to focus on God’s goodness in your past, his closeness to you in your present, and his power to help you in your future.
God expects you to run the race he has set for you. He doesn’t expect you to run the race you set for yourself; he doesn’t expect you to run the race other people set for you. Run the race God has set for you! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why living for the approval of others will hold you back.
The Bible says there are two things that will hold you back as you run the race God sets before you. First, there are the things that weigh you down, such as unrealistic expectations or being stuck in the past. Second, there are sins, the things we know that are wrong but we do them anyway.
You’ll never be sinless on this side of eternity, but you can sin less. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to identify the emotional patterns that lead to sinful habits. Knowing this will help you stay faithful, even under the stress of the coronavirus crisis.
God is on your side and wants you to win over temptation. James says that God is faithful and won’t let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But first you must let God help you. Join Pastor Rick for this practical message about overcoming your bad habits, particularly when you’re under stress.
When you’re facing tough choices, the Bible says be encouraged because God will guide you. In fact, even if you make a mistake, God will work things out for good. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the book of James.
Did you know God will give you wisdom if you just ask for it. But in order to receive God’s wisdom, it’s important to put him first in your life, to practice his Word, and to trust what he says. Join Pastor Rick for this message on learning how to make stress-free decisions.
How does God want us to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic? The book of James shows us how we can choose to remain joyful, knowing God can create good from this crisis. We can relax and ask God for wisdom, believe he will help us, and rely on his many promises.
The book of James says God uses the difficulties in our lives for good. They test our faith, help us develop the perseverance necessary to handle pressure, and mature our character. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches about a faith that isn’t troubled by trouble.
What kind of seeds are you planting to establish peace in your relationships? Are you sowing seeds of harmony, trust, patience, and encouragement? Or are you sowing seeds of disagreement, distrust, impatience, and criticism? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the book of James on how you will reap what you sow.
How can you plant seeds of peace in your relationships? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the book of James about the six essential seeds you need to plant in your home and community for better relationships.
The Bible warns: “The gullible believe anything they're told, but the prudent sift and weigh every word” (Proverbs 14:15 MSG). Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to protect yourself from people who try to take advantage of a situation, such as the COVID-19 crisis.
When we make decisions out of fear, we become vulnerable to lies and fantasies. Faith is the antidote to fear. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the book of James.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach us how we can anchor our lives in a way that gives stability, even against life’s inevitable storms.
How do you anchor your life in a way that gives you stability against life’s inevitable storms? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the book of James about how we can experience a stabilizing faith.
Anger is a choice. Mismanaged anger is a sin, but managed anger is an asset. The problem isn't anger as much as it is inappropriate expression of anger.
When anger is managed, it produces great marriages, great friendships, great businesses, great leaders, and great progress. It’s important to make the choice beforehand to manage your anger in ways that honor God and other people.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach principles from the book of James that will help you emerge from any crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic, mentally stronger, emotionally healthier, and with greater spiritual maturity.
The Bible teaches us a faith that leads to emotional health. Join Pastor Rick as he explores the practical principles for coping with stress found in the book of James.
You can't control the circumstances of life — such as COVID-19 — but you can control how you choose to respond to a crisis. Join Pastor Rick as he explores the practical principles for coping with stress found in the book of James.
Prejudice toward another person is essentially saying, "God, you made a mistake in creating a variety of people. You should’ve just made everybody like me." Join Pastor Rick as he explains why God hates prejudice and bigotry.
Prejudice is a blatant expression of pride and arrogance. The Bible teaches that when you reject what God has created, you reject his perfect plan and design. Join Pastor Rick for this important teaching.
What you claim to believe is worthless if it doesn't translate into action. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches the many ways to love your neighbor, even during a pandemic.
Don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic be your excuse not to follow God’s command to love your neighbor. Reach out, open up, and share life with your neighbors so that they can one day share eternity with you.
There are thousands of promises from God in the Bible. You need these promises to stay stable and strong during the COVID-19 pandemic. But to access those promises, you need to fully trust God. This message will help you look at your actions and see if they are true to what you say you believe.
What’s the use in saying you have faith, if it doesn’t show up in the way you live and the things you do? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how we can put our faith to work.
God answers our prayers when we humbly confess our sins, and when we thank him for his love and promises.
Pastor Rick explains how the life of Daniel teaches us that God answers prayers that we pray with sincerity and passion. God wants us to demonstrate that we are serious about our requests.
The life of Daniel teaches us that God answers our prayers when we focus our attention on him and when we let God speak to us before we speak to him.
Teaching from the book of Daniel, Pastor Rick explains that when we publicly stand strong for God, it encourages other believers to stand strong, too. And it is a powerful example to unbelievers.
Daniel teaches us that when we publicly stand up for our beliefs, it gives God a chance to do a miracle in our lives.
Pastor Rick talks about the ways we benefit every time we stand for God. Daniel shows us how God gives us victory over fear.
In this message, Pastor Rick explains, “If I don’t humbly learn from the generations before me, I will end up making the exact same mistakes.” Daniel shows us that we should put into practice what we’ve already learned. In fact, we really haven’t learned it until we apply it in our lives.
Daniel reminds us that we can learn lessons from prior generations. Pastor Rick explains one way this can be done is through relationships with mentors, role models, partners, and friends.
We must make a commitment to never stop learning. The Bible says, “If an ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success” (Ecclesiastes 10:10 NIV).
When God makes us successful, he wants us to tell others about how God saved us and changed us.
When we’re successful, God wants us to continue to trust him, wake up to his greatness, and worship him.
Daniel teaches us that the first way God will test our success is if we will continue to trust in him.
Pastor Rick teaches from the book of Daniel, explaining that trusting God in a crisis will bring unbelievers to God. And God will reward your faith in Heaven.
Teaching from the life of Daniel, Pastor Rick explains how God will give you a new freedom as he walks with you through the fire.
The book of Daniel teaches us that no matter what crisis we face, God will walk through the fire with us. But God will also use the fire (adversity) to burn off the things that keep us from a full commitment to him.
When we’re asked to do the impossible, the Bible teaches us to use what we learn through the circumstances to point others to God.
Pastor Rick teaches from the book of Daniel, explaining why we should enlist prayer support from friends when we’re asked to do the impossible. And then we should praise God, expecting him to answer our prayers.
Teaching from the life of Daniel, Pastor Rick explains why we should respectfully ask “why” when we’re asked to do the impossible. And then we should ask for time to create a solution.
Pastor Rick teaches from the book of Daniel, explaining why we need to stay connected to a church, a small group, and a ministry.
Pastor Rick teaches from the book of Daniel, explaining why it is important to know God’s Word and to maintain Christian friendships.
Daniel teaches us how to stay faithful, even when surrounded by people who don’t live according to the Bible.
Daniel teaches us the biblical way to appeal to an authority when we’re asked to do something we don’t think we should do.
Daniel helps us discover four qualities God wants us to develop in our lives: (1) Integrity — Daniel never forgot who he was; (2) Discipline — Daniel controlled his ego and his appetite; (3) Control — Daniel was willing to stand alone; and (4) Humility — Daniel was tactful with authority.etkyhnhz
Daniel’s life shows us that God tests us with stress before he trusts us with success.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to look into the book of Daniel for the answer to the question: “How can I grow from this problem?” This is a message that teaches us why we can choose to trust God even when we don’t understand our circumstances.....
The life of Daniel teaches us to look for ways that God might use adversity for our good. Join Pastor Rick as he explains why when we’re in a crisis, we should ask, “Where is this problem leading me? Where does God want me to go?”
Teaching from the life of Daniel, Pastor Rick explains we shouldn’t be surprised by adversity in life, and he outlines three sources of our problems.
God’s blessing comes from obeying the truth, not just knowing it: “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them” (John 13:17 NIV). Pastor Rick wants you to know that Satan doesn’t mind your Bible study as long as you don’t do anything with what you’ve learned. Find out what you need to do to make sure that doesn’t happen.
You’re not going to have much success in winning spiritual battles if you’re starving yourself to death. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shows how to feed yourself on the Word of God—the only thing that has everything you need for sustenance.
In this message, Pastor Rick teaches about building your life on a solid biblical foundation because God’s Word is the only thing that never changes. Opinions change, but truth never changes. If it’s true, it has always been true and will always be true. Lies don’t last.
It’s not enough to just know the Bible; you have to do it! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick wants you to understand how to turn your biblical knowledge into action so that you can take responsibility: “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it” (James 4:17 NLT).
Simplicity is key when it comes to having an effective quiet time. Join Pastor Rick as he walks through six simple steps that will start you on a rewarding devotional journey. “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty” (Proverbs 21:5 ESV).
One tip that will help you become a doer of the Word is to write a one-sentence application based on what you read in the Bible. Pastor Rick points to four characteristics of a good application sentence that will help you become a doer of God’s Word and not just a hearer.
As you read the Bible, you should be asking God, “What should I do with this passage?” In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares his Bible study tool called the “probe-it” method, in which you probe a biblical text with questions so that its application will change your life.
In this message, Pastor Rick teaches that the ultimate goal of all Bible study is application. If you only believe the parts of the Bible that you apply in your life, then what do you truly believe? Let God’s Word and this message move you forward in faith as you let the Bible change the way you live, love, and think.
If you want to be successful, God says you should meditate on his Word: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8 NIV). So, how do you do it? Pastor Rick shares the answer in this broadcast on biblical meditation.
The Bible is your water and bread—you were never meant to live without it! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick uncovers just how essential God’s Word is to living a full and abundant life.
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31 NASB). In this message, Pastor Rick shares four tips that will help you develop a lifelong habit of reading and studying God’s Word.
Too many of us spend our lives working for the approval of others. But Pastor Rick wants you to know that no one can fathom your full potential except your Creator. Join Pastor Rick as he reveals words from the Bible that will unlock all you’ve been made to do and be.
The more you read God’s Word when you’re down, the more he lifts you up. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick presents the Bible as the ultimate mood elevator. Find out how you can get freedom from discouragement through the truth of God’s Word.
It’s not enough to just know the Bible and study it. We are meant to be doers of the Word and not just hearers. Find out how to activate your faith and stimulate your spiritual growth through this message from Pastor Rick.
God doesn’t want you to carry the baggage of guilt, regret, and shame throughout your life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick offers hope through the Word of God for those struggling with the weight of their sin: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NIV).