As we return to Exodus 7, we are going to see God call Moses to go back to confront Pharaoh yet again. So far, Moses’ track record of “victory” is pretty low when it comes to these kinds of confrontations and yet, he was still on the path to victory. Sometimes winning with God feels like losing in the world. My prayer for us today is that we would peel away from the pages of Exodus and look deep into our own lives. Some of you watching this may not feel like you’re being victorious right now. May we all get a sense of how to respond when winning with God feels like losing in the world.
If you’re not familiar with the prayer of Jabez, it’s a powerful verse that’s sandwiched in the middle of 1st Chronicles. This prayer essentially matches up with what every person wants in life. Books have been written about it, some of you might have it memorized and for others of you, this might be the first time you are hearing this.
We know 2020 was the “canceled year.” What about 2021? Is it going to be another year where everything is canceled again? Well, we can’t control that. Believe it or not, your 2021 doesn’t have to be canceled. There might be elements of it that still aren’t anywhere near what any of us would wish but I want to all of us today to think about creating a cancel-proof plan for the year.
"We’ve all learned what it means to long for something… to wait for something… and to hope for something in a way we probably never have before. I believe the events of 2020 have given us all a unique emotional glimpse into the world Jesus was born into. We’re going to look at what happened 2000 years ago when an angel of the Lord announced that God was sending Jesus, 'The Shot of Hope,' into the world." - Pastor Kyle
Egypt wasn’t a place you wanted to go to, it wasn’t a place God wanted his people to live, and it wasn’t a place you wanted to be from. At the same time, the biblical concept of Egypt also meant redemption and hope. God brought His people out of Egypt. Whenever “Egypt” was uttered, it was a reminder that somehow, some way, the “Egypt’s” of life would never be endless. With God’s mighty hand and His outstretched arm, he would always faithfully rescue His people from Egypt.
Today, we are living in uncertain times, there is no doubt about it. Open a bible to Luke 2:22-38 and you'll see the uncertain times that Joseph and Mary were living through at this point in history. As we read these verses today, I pray we find some glimpses into what it means for us to find hope in the uncertain times we are facing.
We join Pastor Kyle in the Book of Exodus as take a look into how a request by Moses and Aaron caused the lives of the Israelites to become harder before things got better.
We join Pastor Kyle in Exodus 4 with some examples on how to keep things from 'going wrong" in our lives.
Today at City Church we join Pastor Kyle as he explores Exodus 3 & 4:1-17 on what it means to "go back to our calling."
Today we are going to unpack the tiny book of Jude, right before the book of Revelation. Jude is not a detailed story of Jesus’ life like the Gospels. It doesn’t describe the historical growth of the Church like the book of Acts. It’s not an exhaustive theological unpacking of how we are to live like the writings of Paul or even the condensed letters of Peter we just finished. It’s more of a stick figure drawing of the Christian life.
We are joined today by Dr. William Nolte of Transformation Ministries to take a deeper look into God's "Big Picture" plan for the world that stared unfolding before our time and continues to this very day through us.
Today we’re going to close out our 2nd Peter series that we’ve titled “FINAL WORDS” with Peter’s true final words as recorded in the Bible. The last thing Peter wanted every subsequent generation of Christian to keep in mind is the continual importance of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we’re going to look at a doozy of a question: “Are we living in the last days?” In 2nd Peter 3, the Apostle Peter deals with this question as he knew he was living in his last days as he wrote this letter. This past year has caused me to a closer look at whether or not we are living in the End Times and it’s certainly possible that we could be. Even if we’re not, we’re going to see that we’re being asked to live as if we are.
Today we’re going to see Peter talk about false teaching and false teachers. You might have a different picture in your mind about what a false teacher looks like but I tend to think about the extremes. As I prepped for my message, I challenged myself not to think about the extremes but to think about the well-meaning Christians who got wrapped up in false teaching. I want to challenge all of us to do the same. Let’s make this even more personal: how do we make sure we don’t get there?