This is the Good News: You are forgiven, and you are free. God is for you, and he’s never going to stop loving you. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches you what you need to do in response to the Gospel so that others can have the same hope as you.
In Heaven, you will have unlimited access to the unlimited resources of God, because he created you to be his child. Pastor Rick shares in this message the choice you need to make so that you can accept the awesome inheritance God has for his children.
One day your heart will stop beating, and that will be the end of your body. But it’s not going to be the end of you. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why, as a believer, you can have hope because you were made in God’s image. You were made to last forever!
If you’re going to become a person of faith, you have to learn to give by revelation. Pastor Rick teaches in this message the difference in giving by reason and by revelation and what you need to say to God so that you can grow in your faith through your giving.
You don’t become a godly man or woman by simply doing what you feel like doing. Godly men and women choose to develop the habits that produce godliness in their lives. Pastor Rick shares in this broadcast how to develop the persistence you need to do the best thing and not just the easy thing.
If you do not learn to obey, you’ll miss so many blessings in life. Pastor Rick helps you understand through this message that when you learn to do what God tells you to do without question, even when you don’t understand, then you’re going to grow in faith and be blessed.
Before there is spiritual transformation in your life, you’re too narrow-minded to see the possibility of what God wants to do in your life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why faith requires you to visualize the future and believe it before you see it.
When it comes to your giving, there are two principles you need to remember. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through those two principles so God will “bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
The Bible says there’s only one way you can prove God: through giving, specifically through tithing. Join Pastor Rick for this message as he shares through personal experience why you can trust God to keep his promises when it comes to your giving.
Here’s how you know what’s really important to people: Look at their calendar, and look at their bank statement. Pastor Rick helps you understand through this broadcast why the way we spend our time and the way we spend our money reveals our priorities and our hearts.
You were not put on this earth just to take up space, use resources, retire, and then die. God has specifically shaped you so you can make a unique contribution! Pastor Rick teaches in this broadcast how to discover the unique way God wired you so that you can make the greatest contribution possible with your life.
What will be the center of your life? There are a lot of options. You can center your life around a career, a sport, a hobby, making money, or having fun. In this message, Pastor Rick shares the one thing you can put at the center of your life that will never change and is strong enough to sustain you through life.
You are not the general manager of the universe! The greater your need to control, the more stressed you’re going to be in life. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches what it means to take Jesus’ yoke upon you and how to reconnect with Christ so that you can have peace.
When you’re stressed out, how do you typically unwind? How do you de-stress when you’re exhausted and overloaded? Pastor Rick wants you to understand through this broadcast the first thing you need to do when you’re running on empty so that you can find rest for your soul.
The greatest gift you can give anybody is your time, because your time is your life! In this message, Pastor Rick explains why, if you want to revitalize a dying relationship, a dying marriage, or a dying friendship, it’s got to start with you investing more of yourself by giving your time to others.
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:1, “Let love be your highest goal!” Join Pastor Rick for this broadcast as he gives two reasons why God gave this instruction and how you can leave a lasting legacy through the way you love others.
Selection is the key to an effective life. You’ll be more effective if you figure out what you’re not going to do as well as what you’re going to do. Pastor Rick teaches in this message how you’ll actually accomplish more in life by doing less!
Plans are good, but nothing ever goes as perfectly as planned, so you’re setting yourself up for a big disappointment when you don’t prepare for bumps in the road. In this message, Pastor Rick shares how to build margin into your life so that you have the perspective you need to anticipate problems.
God is the author of your limitations. He put them there for your good! Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast why, rather than fighting your limits, you need to accept your limits and how to recognize the warning signs of reaching your limits so that you are not living an overloaded life.
The Bible is filled with instructions about living the kind of healthy life God made us to live, and one of the most important is taking a day of rest every week. In this message, Pastor Rick shares the three things you need to do on your Sabbath day so that it is actually a day of rest.
If you’re going to slow down your life, you have to learn contentment, and it’s learned over time. Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast what contentment is and what it is not so that you can understand how to slow down.
God is watching to see how you manage your time on this earth to determine what he’s going to have you do in eternity. In this message, Pastor Rick looks at how the Bible says we should be investing our time now with a view of eternity.
If this life is preparation for eternity, how do you do it? How do you use your life here to prepare for eternity? Pastor Rick shares in this message why you need to get to know Jesus Christ and the steps to establishing a relationship with him.
God didn’t create you just for the 80 or 90 or however many years you will live on this planet. God has long-range plans for your life! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches the first thing you need to understand if you’re going to get ready to be used by God.
Envy is based on the myth that you must have more in order to be happier. It’s just not true! Pastor Rick wants you to understand through this message why if you’re not happy now, you’re not going to be happy with more and how to learn contentment.
The Bible tells us to “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15), yet we’re not very good at handling the success of other people. In this message, Pastor Rick explains why you’ll enjoy life a whole lot more if you will learn to be happy for other people when they succeed.
Comparing is the root of all envy. If you can get rid of comparing in your life, you can get rid of envy in your life! Join Pastor Rick for this broadcast as he shares how God has called you to be the best you can possibly be given the background, experiences, and talent that he gave you.
When you envy other people, you are so fixated on what you don’t have and what you are not that you totally miss God’s plan for you. Pastor Rick teaches in this message the four ways envy damages your life so that you can eradicate it from your life.
A lot of Christians go through life living under condemnation and guilt, thinking it’s the voice of God. But it’s not. That’s the devil! In this message, Pastor Rick shares the difference between conviction and condemnation and how it will help you have peace and know whether or not you are hearing God’s voice.
If you want to recognize God’s voice, you need to ask, “If I follow through on this impression, will it make me more like Christ?” In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through James 3:17, a great checklist of the character qualities of Jesus that helps you to see if something is an impression from God.
God is consistent. He will never contradict what he’s already said in his Word, and he will never tell you to violate a principle that’s in the Bible. Pastor Rick teaches in this message why you need to ask of your impression, “Does it agree with the Bible?”
If your prayer life is stuck in a rut and you feel like you’re saying the same prayers over and over, one of the best things you can do is start writing down your prayers. Pastor Rick uses this message to explain how journaling can make your prayers more personal and serious.
While you’re waiting for God to speak to you, you need to be ready for him to give you a mental picture. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches two practices that will help you look for a mental image from God, even if you’re not a visual thinker.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “I will wait to see what the LORD says and how he will answer.” After you withdraw to a quiet place to hear from God, you need to wait and calm your thoughts and emotions. Join Pastor Rick as he shares in this message how to stay put and be still until you hear from God.
God speaks to you through ideas from the Holy Spirit. Pastor Rick shares in this message why, if the Holy Spirit brings God’s truth to mind, there’s got to be something in your mind to bring out and how you can spend more time in the Bible.
We all have blind spots. You have things in your life that you’re never going to see that need to be corrected, so God puts people around you to tell you the truth. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains how God speaks to you through friends and family and what it takes to receive a message from him through other people.
Ephesians 4:11-12 says, “Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong.” Pastor Rick uses this message to share how you can know if someone has the gift from God to be a teacher.
Pastor Rick continues to teach from the parable of the seeds in Luke 8. And he encourages you to grow spiritually by rooting yourself in the best, most fertile soil.
God speaks to the person who decides in advance to do whatever God tells him or her to do. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about the four traits of what the Bible calls the good soil in Luke 8 and what you need to do to respond in faith to God’s Word and bear fruit.
God is trying to make contact with you. Is he getting a busy signal? Join Pastor Rick as he shares three common weeds that tend to choke out God that you need to eliminate so that God can speak to you and produce fruit in your life.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick wants to help you understand that God put you on Earth for a purpose, and he has a mission for you to fulfill. Part of that mission is to tell others the Good News about God’s grace. You know about it because someone told you. Now, who are you going to tell?
Jesus Christ did not die on the cross for you to go on living any old way you want to. He created and redeemed you for a purpose! Pastor Rick shares in this message that if you want to measure how much you’re grateful for and living by grace, you just have to look at your giving.
When you became a believer in Christ, you were born again into God’s family, and you cannot be unborn. So, although fellowship with God is broken when you sin, the relationship is still there. In this message, Pastor Rick shares the one thing you need to do when you sin to keep a right relationship with God.
The Bible says there is no condemnation for our sin, but there are still consequences, like losing rewards in Heaven and joy here on Earth. You may lose your joy, but you can never lose your salvation. Pastor Rick explains in this message the five reasons God doesn’t reject believers when they sin but instead offers his restoring grace.
God wants us to forgive others in the same way he has forgiven us. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach about how God offers grace to us and how we can offer grace to others.
Many people are carrying deep wounds from hurt that may have happened months or even years ago, and it’s hard to think about forgiveness when the pain still feels fresh. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick gives three reasons you need to offer grace to the person who hurt you, no matter how deep the hurt, so that you can get on with your life.
Many people think that forgiveness is some cheap term you just throw out that instantly makes everybody feel better. That’s not real forgiveness! Join Pastor Rick as he shares the four things that make forgiveness real and godly.
There’s only one antidote to perfectionism: You have to experience the liberating grace of God and learn to relax in it. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through the steps you need to take to learn how to let go and let God work in your life — in other words, relax.
Before you can learn to relax in God’s grace, you need to learn the consequences of perfectionism in your life. Join Pastor Rick as he shares the destructive nature of perfectionism and how to avoid it and rely instead on God’s liberating grace.
What do you do when life hurts so bad and you can’t change it? You rely on the sustaining grace of God. Pastor Rick wants you to hear this message today so that you know the four things to do to get God’s sustaining grace that will get you through temptations, trials, tension, and troubles.
There are three things in life that can cause you to stumble, get cast off to the side of the race, and not finish well in life. Pastor Rick uses this message to show how God’s sustaining grace will help you in each of those three situations.
In this message, Pastor Rick explains that God doesn’t play favorites. Regardless of background, status, religion, or sin, God’s saving grace is available to everyone. “[The promise] is not only for those who live under the law of Moses but for anyone who lives with faith like that of Abraham” (Romans 14:16).
Romans 3:24 says, “All need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift.” Pastor Rick uses this message to help you understand that the gift of God’s saving grace is absolutely free — you can’t earn it, you can’t buy it, and you can’t work for it. That’s Good News!
God says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that there’s something he wants you to dedicate to him: your body. Pastor Rick uses this message to explain three areas you need to focus on as you sanctify your body so that God can use you more effectively here on Earth.
If you want to be used by God, you need to purify your heart. You don’t have to be a perfect person, but you do have to have a pure heart! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares the one simple thing that you have to do to purify yourself so that you can be the kind of vessel God can use.
It may be tempting to use your money to invest in comfort, but God wants you to use your money to invest in something that’s going to Heaven: your character. Pastor Rick helps you understand in this message how to use your giving to grow up spiritually and become more like Jesus Christ.
God wants you to learn to love and invest in other people in his family. Pastor Rick explains in this message how investing in God’s “Mutual Fund” helps the needs of God’s people but is also proof of your faith.
There’s nothing you can give God that he needs. But when you give him an offering, you’re saying, “God, I love you. I want you first in my life.” In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches on the four ways that giving is worship so that you can honor God with your offering.
While you’re here on Earth, God wants you to learn to love other people, and he wants you to practice loving others in his family. In this message, Pastor Rick shares why your spiritual life does not amount to anything if it’s disconnected from the family of God. He also talks about how to connect with other believers.
God didn’t put you on Earth to live a self-centered life. His purpose for you is to build your life with him at the core. Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast how being a part of a church family helps you focus and center your life around God so that you can fulfill his purpose for you.
God shaped you to serve him, and he wants you to serve him by serving others while you’re here on Earth. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick helps you understand what ministry is and how you can use your talents for the benefit of other people.
God created you to become like Christ. He wants you to grow up spiritually! Pastor Rick teaches in this message how, instead of saying, “God, why is this happening to me?” to ask, “God, what do you want me to learn from this?”
The whole reason you exist is because God wanted you to become a part of his family, and his family is going to last forever. We need each other in the family of God! In this message, Pastor Rick explains how your spiritual family helps you fulfill God’s purpose for your life.
The Bible says that the entire universe was created simply so God could create the human race so he could love us. We are the focus of his love! Pastor Rick shares in this broadcast how grasping this truth and understanding the way God feels about you will take away all your insecurities.
Proverbs 20:5 says, “People’s thoughts can be like a deep well, but someone with understanding can find the wisdom there.” Pastor Rick explains in this message why you’re going to have to learn how to ask wise questions if you want to be wise.
You don’t need a lot of friends in life. You just need a few good friends who build you up, not tear you down, who are wise, not fools. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares why you cannot grow to spiritual maturity by yourself and how wise people help you become wise as well.
If you want to be wise, you’ve got to feed every day on truth, not trash. Pastor Rick teaches in this message the three kinds of things you can fill your mind with and why the first place you need to go to fill your mind with truth is God’s Word.
What matters is not the size of your faith but the size of the God you put it in. A little faith in a big God gets big results! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through the fourth resolution Moses made when he went up against the most powerful man in the world and how it shaped his life.
Can you name the top three or four values in your life? Pastor Rick explains in this message how if you don’t decide what’s important in your life, other people are going to decide for you, and you’re going to live your life by their values, not yours. You’ve got to decide what’s most important to you!
Moses made a choice to endure the short-term pain for the long-term gain of doing the right thing. Pastor Rick teaches in this message why you have to make the same resolution in your life if you want to be all that God wants you to be.
God made you to be you. If you’re going to become all you can be, you have to refuse to be defined by others. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares how Moses’ identity crisis is an example of how to have real success in life by being exactly who you were created to be and nothing else.
The Bible teaches that prayer helps us recover even when other people tell us it will never happen. Even if people say, “You’re never going to get well. You’re never going to recover. You’re never going to change,” listen to what God says: “You will recover, and not only that, I’m going to do all these other things in your life too.” Stop listening to what other people say, and start praying. God specializes in change. The Bible teaches that we can recover and then God can even use our failures to help others to recover.
The Bible teaches that prayer helps us recover when we are paralyzed by our emotions. Pastor Rick asks, “Ever been paralyzed by grief? I have. Ever been paralyzed by anger? Paralyzed by lust? Paralyzed by fear? Paralyzed by guilt? Paralyzed by shame? You can recover the normal use of your emotions through prayer.”
The Bible teaches that, with prayer, we can recover from problems we cause by our own impatience. Any time you get in a hurry, any time you take a shortcut, it’s usually going to lead to problems. God is not in a hurry with your growth.
The starting point in healing from abuse is to get to know your Healer. When you do, you’ll learn that God is truly just, and he is a whole lot better at settling the score than you are. In this broadcast, learn from Pastor Rick how to leave judgment in God’s hands so that you can move on from abuse.
People don’t like to talk about abuse or even admit that it’s there, but trying to minimize it only makes it worse. Pastor Rick wants you to understand that God can give you the courage to take some healthy steps forward instead of minimizing and rationalizing the abuse.
You can take a page from the book of Psalms when it comes to breaking free from abuse. In this message, Pastor Rick shows how King David modeled taking the first step in breaking free: sharing your pain with someone else.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach from the Bible — that when you give God your pain, he promises to use it for your benefit, for his purposes, and to help other people. When you experience recovery and renewal in your life, you’ll be able to pass it on to others who need hope.
It’s not your job to convince people to accept Christ. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job. You’re not called to be an attorney. But you are called and commanded by God to be a witness. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches the difference between an attorney and a witness and how you can be a witness and share hope.
For God to use the pain that’s happened in your life for the good of other people, for his purposes, and for your benefit, you have to be authentic. Join Pastor Rick for this message as he shares the five things you have to be honest about if you want to have an impact in someone else’s life.
Your greatest ministry will flow out of your pain — not out of your strengths or your talents but out of the painful experiences of your life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick uses the biblical example of Paul to explain how to use your weaknesses to help other people who are hurting.
It’s easy to confess and forsake a sin from five years ago. It’s far more difficult to confess and forsake the ones you just did! In this message, Pastor Rick teaches how to face and let go of your failures quickly and why you should be encouraged by God’s response to your confession.
God always operates in your life by faith. That’s why you need goals in your life, because a goal is a statement of faith. Pastor Rick explains in this message how to set a “FAITH” goal so that you will not just dream about something but get to work on it and accomplish it in faith.
If you’re not spending time getting to know God, you are missing the number one purpose of your life. Satan knows that, so he’s going to try to keep you busy. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why you cannot bear fruit in your life if you’re not connected to Jesus on a regular basis.
If you want lasting change in your life, you have to admit in humility, “I am the problem.” In this message, Pastor Rick uses the biblical example of Jacob to help you understand how God responds to your brokenness when you are honest with him and with yourself.
Most people miss God’s best because they give up too soon. Pastor Rick shares in this message the two reasons why God may not answer your prayers immediately and why, if you’re serious about letting God change your life, you’ve got to hang on and not give up until God blesses you.
Whatever the problem is in your life, it boils down to two things: Will you trust God to take care of the situation? And, will you obey God and do the right thing even if it doesn’t make sense? In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains the root of your conflicts and what you need to say to God so that your problems can be resolved.
It’s easy to get spiritually distracted! You may have started down the road to recovery, but you’ve relapsed into your old patterns of grief, guilt, shame, habits, hurts, and hang-ups. Join Pastor Rick as he shares why you need to make Jesus your GPS for life — your unchanging point of focus so that you can get back on track.
Every morning when you wake up, you have a decision to make: Who’s going to be in charge of your life? When you choose to make yourself the manager of your own life, it causes conflict, confusion, and stress. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why you need to let God be God and make Jesus the manager of your life.
If you want to make healthy choices to be well and whole again, you have to learn to be meek. Pastor Rick uses this message to explain the difference between meekness and weakness and how letting go and letting God will help reduce the stress in your life.
If you’re going to have hope, you’ve got to see who God really is. You’ve got to understand that he doesn’t come into your life to make you feel judged but to let you know he really cares. In this message, Pastor Rick explains why God’s “rod and staff” are meant to comfort you and not condemn you.
You know that problem you’d like to get rid of in your life? You’re never going to get rid of it on your own. If you could, you would, but you can’t, so you won’t. Pastor Rick shares in this message what you need to do to get well — even if it makes you uncomfortable.
If God can raise a dead person, he can raise a dead marriage, career, or dream. God can bring good out of bad. He can do miracles! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick talks about how God specializes in turning crucifixions into resurrections. But you’ve got to ask for his help!
The good news is your habits and your hurts and your hang-ups can be healed. The bad news is it takes humility. James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble” (NIV). In this message, Pastor Rick shares the fact you need to admit about yourself so that God can bless your life.