Chris & Dann dive into a conversation about what true discipleship actually looks like. What did Jesus really mean for us to make disciples of every nation and how can we daily disciple ourselves to become like Christ.
This weeks message is part two in our quarterly theme: Ways of The Kingdom. We had a very special time hearing from Jazmyn Aaronson, Kalley and Andrew Heiligenthal on the topic of honor. “I think honor is one of the most beautiful things you can cultivate in your life and one of the main ways you can release the kingdom of heaven on the earth right now,” Andrew Heiligenthal. During this time they taught on how to Honor the Father, Yourself and your community as well as challenging the value you place of things which will manifest your true heart for honor. “The true measure of what something is worth is what you are willing to spend on it,” Kalley Heiligenthal.
This particular week is the beginning of our next quarterly theme: Ways of The Kingdom. Pastor Chris Cruz opens up this next quarter talking to us about an other worldly lifestyle for those who embrace the Way of The Kingdom. To list a few: Compassion over comparison, Peace over hate, Scripture over opinion, Purity over immorality, Care over mock, Genuine over sarcasm, Sacrifice over self preservation Community over isolation, Citizen of heaven over citizen of USA etc. A new way of living that we are reborn into, through our identity in Christ. Showing us that the ways of the kingdom always lead to life!
Guest Speaker: Jenn Johnson
“What is your Yes and your No?” Jenn Johnson asks in her message. To be an unshakeable people of His Presence. Jenn speaks on following Him. Because you know He is asking you too. And you will be ridiculed. Some of those experiences will become the monuments of your history with God you look back on. During this message she inspires us to have a continuous conversation with the Holy Spirit on what He wants for our life. If you can obtain a contentment in your relationship with God then anything that comes your way is frosting on the cake because you are content in God.
Intimacy with The Spirit
During this week’s message, Pastor Chris Cruz discusses the importance of holding onto the promises of God. He addresses the reality of holding onto a promise God has given you, and you see no evidence for it in the present. The tendencies we can have when contending for a promise of God to be actualized and how we can posture ourselves in the waiting.
During this message Pastor Chris Cruz discusses the subject of living a wholly surrendered life to Christ. Addressing how religion has tried to tell us what we ought to do, in an effort to be transformed. He begins to show us how the reality of God Spirit in our life transforms our minds through the yieldedness we have with the Holy Spirit. That when we surrender to His Spirit we will have a fruitful life. Showing us that our new identities in Christ will have new behaviors. Not New behaviors create new identities.
Gifts of The Spirit
In this week's message, Pastor Chris speaks on the activation of the spiritual gifts. He discusses how man is unique to all of God’s creation. In the way that we are both natural and spiritual. Through a beautiful surrender to His Spirit we as the church are able to surpass our natural capacity. That we would be willingly available and passionately informed with the Spiritual Gifts.