During these difficult times in our country, it's often easy to succumb to fear. But in this sermon, Pastor Stetzer encourages us to live courageously because of who we are in Christ. Four key points from the message: fear is the opposite of faith; peace is the Christian response; the cross is always our hope and motivation; and we always go because Jesus came to us. Let's remember to "Be The Church" to those around us.
As Christians all over the United States adjust to the COVID-19 outbreak, many are asking: what should I do when I don't know what to do? In this sermon, Pastor Lutzer offers important lessons from the Old Testament and New Testament about how followers of Jesus should respond to challenging circumstances. We should: pray, not panic; praise, not flee; and proclaim the name of the Lord in all things.
How do we be hearers and does of the Word along the path to spiritual maturity? In this sermon, Pastor Stetzer leads us through four steps that help us grow in our faith: slow down, prepare to receive the Word of God, apply the truth, and consider your heart. Trying to be like Jesus outside of the power of Jesus ultimately dishonors Jesus and discourages you.
When we experience temptation and trials, how should we respond? It's easy to be deceived about the origin of trials and the path forward to victory. This passage calls us to refocus our minds on what God is teaching us through these experiences. It illuminates three truths that lead to an indomitable spirit in the face of trials.
Suffering and trials are a part of life. What are we to do? In this sermon, we learn three keys to overcoming trials: keep our eyes on the prize, never blame God, and purify our desires. For those who overcome, they will receive the crown of life.
In Pastor Ed Stetzer's final message at The Moody Church, we look at what it means for our church family to be all in for the gospel of Jesus Christ and His mission. Three things that a healthy church needs to live out: a world-changing message of the gospel of the Kingdom, a life-changing message of the gospel of personal transformation, and a Jesus-focused mission to reach other.