Episodes

When Life Seems Unfair  

Have you ever felt that life seemed unfair? Or that bad things happen to good people? Or that followers of the Lord don't seem to have it any better in life than those who don't? If you've ever wondered such things, you are not alone. A man in the Bible by the name of Asaph—an accomplished musician and priest in the Temple of God—thought such things. And we have a psalm that reveals his innermost struggles about how he wrestled with the justice of God and the apparent unfairness of life. But a pivotal event happens in his life to help him reconcile these things and the lessons he learns are shared for us in Psalm 73. Join us as Pastor Gary takes us through this encouraging chapter.

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:17.

The Resurrection of Jesus – Historical, Powerful, & Personal  

According to a recent survey, while 67% of Americans identify Easter as a "religious holiday", only 42% of Americans identify it with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Less than half of all Americans understand the true meaning of Easter. In today's teaching, Pastor Gary shares how the resurrection of Jesus is historical, powerful, and personal. Join us for today's service as we join with millions of others around the world to celebrate a 2,000-year old story that has eternal significance!

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of Exodus 12.

The surgeon, the pool man and the stranger  

Join us as guest speaker Stephan Tchividjian, from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, teaches from John 5:1-17.

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 2 Corinthians 1:1-11.

The Refiner's Fire  

The Bible often compares God to a "Refiner", and us to "silver or gold." Silver or gold cannot reach is optimum value without other by-products (like zinc, lead, or copper) being burned away. And the only way to separate the by-products is to put the precious metal in a furnace of intense heat. In the process of refining silver, the intense heat will cause all the impurities (dross) to rise to the surface in order to be skimmed off and discarded. Sometimes God will use the intense heat of difficult life circumstances to cause the impurities of our lives to rise to the surface so that we can deal with those things that mar our lives. God wants to purify and perfect us—to make us more into His image and likeness. Through the patience our Good Refiner, He will make us into the pure vessels for His use.

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 15:35-16:24.

The Sin Solution  

In this very vulnerable psalm, David writes about his own sin and how he longs for God's forgiveness. He teaches us something important about the human condition in general - how we are all sinners in need of God's forgiveness just like David; and that God is merciful, loving, and compassionate. If you've ever been at a place where you long to be right with God and to know that all the wrong things you've ever said or done can be forgiven by God, then follow along as Pastor Gary shares insights from Psalm 51.

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 15:1-34.

Hope for the Downcast  

Life has its share of trials and tribulations. Every person goes through seasons of discouragement from time to time - even Christians! Perhaps you find yourself in such a season now. The psalmist writes in Psalm 42 about being "downcast" and feeling like God has "forgotten" him. But he still holds on to hope and he says that despite his circumstances, he will praise the Lord. In Psalm 42 the psalmist shares some practical advice about how he got through his season of despair that Pastor Gary explains in a teaching entitled, "Hope for the Downcast."

Hurt and Betrayed  

If you've ever been hurt or betrayed by another person; if someone has ever gossiped about you, lied about you, or slandered you--welcome to the human race! In Psalm 41 David is experiencing such mistreatment from others and teaches us how to respond to it. But be sure to listen to the end of the teaching because there is a twist to this story that Pastor Gary shares!

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 13-14:5.

The Frailty and Brevity of Life  

We have only been given one life to live. How will we use the time God has given us? Have we prioritized our lives properly? Are we prepared to face God when we die? These are the questions that are raised in Psalm 39, and Pastor Gary addresses the answers in today's study on the frailty and brevity of life.

Gifts of the Spirit - Part 4  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:13.

God's Mercy for our Mess  

If you've ever gotten yourself into a terrible predicament and felt hopeless and desperate, you are not alone. In the Bible, David made some bad choices that were motivated by fear and which nearly resulted in his death. But God intervened on his behalf as He often does for us. As a result, David writes Psalm 34 as a song of thanksgiving to the Lord who rescues us from the mess WE create. Learn from David's story and be reminded of God's mercy for our mess.

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 12:10-11.

The Heart of Confession  

There's some good news, and there's some bad news. First, the bad news... we are all sinners. The Bible describes the human condition as "sinful"-that none of us measures up to the perfect standard of God. But the good news is that there is forgiveness for all who will confess their sins to the Lord. But what do all these terms-sin, forgiveness, confession-mean? King David expresses these things in Psalm 32 as he opens up about his own failures, and Pastor Gary explains it all in today's study entitled, "The Heart of Confession."

Midweek Service  

An in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 12:10-11.

The Discipline of Waiting  

Have you ever been impatient about something because it wasn't happening fast enough or working quickly enough? Have you ever felt that way toward God - like he wasn't making something happen soon enough for you? For most of us, patience is not a virtue. And it doesn't help that we live in a VERY fast-paced world where technology makes everything lightning-fast! Nevertheless, in Psalm 27 David tells us to take courage and "wait for the Lord." God doesn't work on our timetable. It is usually slower than what we'd prefer. But God is not slow, or fast... He is right on time! In today's study, Pastor Gary encourages us to practice the discipline of waiting - learning how to trust God and lean on Him when life seems to be "on pause."

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