God wants us to learn to be generous, because he wants us to be more like him. Pastor Rick teaches in this broadcast why, when you use what God gives you to help others, you learn to trust him and develop one of his characteristics: sacrificial generosity.
The Bible tells us that God is looking for people with faith—but faithful people are hard to find. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why living the life you were created to live requires you to trust God with your finances, your health, your job, your relationships, and your future.
When you get closer to God, his light reveals your sin and how it causes emotional distress and disappointment, relational distance and discord, and a disconnect with God—the worst result of all. But Jesus overcame the world and defeated the power of sin! Learn from Pastor Rick in this message what that means and how it will change your life.
Disappointment is a natural part of life, because everything on this planet is broken. No one is perfect, and nothing works perfectly! The good news is that God knows we’re in a mess. And Pastor Rick wants you to understand in this message why God had to send Jesus to rescue us and bring us home to heaven.
Why is this world so hard to live in? The Bible says it is because we all want to be our own boss—we think we know what will make us happy more than God does, and so we want to do life on our own. But that will never work! In this message, Pastor Rick teaches how Jesus helps us make it through the difficulties of life.
Satan wants to establish a foothold in your life, and once he gets deep enough into an area of sin, he turns the foothold into a stronghold. Once that happens, it will be harder for you to take back control of your life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick talks about strongholds and what we can do to protect ourselves against them.
Spiritual transformation is a process of developing new habits over time. Habits become the building blocks of change and collectively shape our character. Join Pastor Rick as he encourages you to engage in the small, step-by-step process with the Holy Spirit that leads to spiritual maturity.
Before there was sin, death and sadness and sorrow and difficulty did not exist. It was only when everything got broken that our rebellion brought death into the world. But Pastor Rick reminds us in this message that God did not leave us without hope—and he is ready to help us change and become more like him.
It’s easy to become so focused on what not to think about that you end up thinking about it even more! The Bible teaches that the thoughts we resist tend to persist. Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast how Jesus helps us to shift our thoughts from negative to positive.
You can say “no” to sin—and you need to constantly remind yourself of that as you seek freedom from your hurts, habits, and hangups. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains how to make the right choices as you respond to the Holy Spirit at work in you.
You simply can’t make lasting changes on your own. The only way to make a real change in your life is to let God change you from the inside out. Pastor Rick explains in this broadcast how the Holy Spirit helps you overcome the self-destructive things you do that keep you from life change.
Do you feel defeated today? Maybe you’re thinking, “I just want to give up.” Pastor Rick teaches in this broadcast why being ready to give up is a good thing. You can stop trying to do everything on your own, because it’s impossible. But you can’t do life without Jesus. You need his power to keep going!
As Christians, we are born again through the Holy Spirit, yet our old sin nature still fights for control. In this broadcast, you’ll learn how the apostle Paul reached a point in his walk with God where he was exhausted because of the intense war going on inside him and how Paul’s testimony can encourage you as you fight the same battle.
You know that when you come to God and confess your sin, he is faithful to forgive. But God also wants you to confess your sin to another person. Pastor Rick teaches in this broadcast how an accountability partner helps you make lasting changes as you experience someone else loving you unconditionally, accepting you, and praying for you.
God expects you to run the race he has set for you—not the race you set for yourself or the race that other people set for you. Run the race God created you to run! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains how living for the approval of others will hold you back and why you need to live for an audience of One.
The Bible says two things will hold you back as you run the race God sets before you: the things that weigh you down, such as unrealistic expectations or being stuck in the past, and sin, the things we know are wrong but we do anyway. Join Pastor Rick to learn how to let go of the things that keep you from running your race well.
God hasn’t just seen every tear you’ve cried—he’s counted them. He’s even recorded them in a book. You may be in tremendous pain right now, thinking God doesn’t care. But the Bible says that God pays attention to the details of your pain.
Don’t waste your pain. The Bible teaches you need to let it turn you to God, spend more time with him and his Word, and remind you of his promises.
Your life will be transformed as you learn to worship, trust, and draw closer to God when you’re in pain. Learn why God is never closer to you than when you’re brokenhearted.
You may think your weaknesses are something to hide, but they’re actually something God wants to use in your life. For this to happen, you’ll need to learn to recognize and respect your limitations and to trust in God’s power to accomplish his purpose for you.
Nothing is more discouraging than trying to please everybody. If you’re always trying to be something you’re not, you’ll always be stressed and discouraged. To defeat discouragement, simply be who God made you to be. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why you don’t have to be perfect for God to bless you, but you do have to be authentic.
The Bible is worthless to you when it’s sitting on a shelf at home. But with God’s Word in your mind, it becomes a powerful weapon to fight every temptation Satan can throw at you. In this message, Pastor Rick explains why memorizing God’s Word will help you overcome the persistent temptations in your life.
Don’t be intimidated by Satan. As a Christian, the Holy Spirit’s power lives in you. You’ve got God’s Word to give you truth. You’ve got Jesus who is the Truth. The Bible says you have everything you need to overcome your temptations.
You are far more vulnerable to temptation when you’re experiencing negative emotions. Satan knows what they are and will try to use them for your destruction. Shouldn’t you know what they are, too?
Join Pastor Rick as he explains how to change the way you think by relying on the power and direction of the Holy Spirit.
When you feel inadequate, it reveals your doubt in God’s power. God said that his power shows up best in your weakness. So if you think your sin will make you inadequate to serve God, you’re not thinking like God. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how God views sin and grace in your life.
God wants you to center your life on him, but unfortunately, sin puts the focus back on you. When you sin, it reveals an area in your life where you don’t trust God. Willpower will never be enough to break the power of sin in your life. Learn to think with the mind of Christ and watch what amazing fruit God will provide in your life.
Does it seem like the thoughts you don’t want to think are what you can’t stop thinking about? How do you focus your mind on the things that lead to the freedom only found in Christ? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches the biblical way to manage your thoughts.
To have the mind of Christ means you want to do God’s will, even when it’s painful, even when it’s difficult, and even when it seems impossible. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how Jesus gave us the ultimate example of this the night before he went to the cross.
When you have the mind of Christ, you will be so secure in your identity, your purpose, and God’s presence in your life that you won’t need to look to other people for approval.
Jesus was always aware of God’s presence because he knew who he was and he knew his purpose. That means, when you learn to think like Jesus, you’ll become sensitive to the truth that God is always present in your life. You’ll know your purpose in life, and you’ll see how God is supporting you to succeed in your mission.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to explain how knowing and applying biblical truth leads us to the life God wants us to live.
God’s truth always leads to life. That’s why the Bible teaches us to take every thought captive, so we can live the way God wants us to live.
Anytime you sin, you’re believing the lie that you’ll be better off going against God’s will. That is never true! Learn why the Bible says it’s important to think about what you think about.
As a believer, your goal is to learn to think like Jesus. This starts by seriously thinking about the things you think about. Learn why it is important to let God guide your thoughts.
When you give your life away for Jesus, you can’t fail. Join Pastor Rick as he explains how you’ll begin to fully live when you do this.
When you go through deep waters of difficulty, God doesn’t promise you won’t get wet. But he does promise you won’t drown. Pastor Rick explains in today’s message how God is for you and wants you to succeed.
Make your time on earth count for eternity. Listen to Pastor Rick as he explores how to help people come to know Christ, discover their purpose for life, grow in their maturity, find their ministry, and serve in their mission in the world.
Part of God’s plan and purpose for your life is for you to become like Jesus, who is unselfish in his love. When you give your life away, it takes on new meaning, new joy, and new excitement. In today’s message, Pastor Rick explains why you can’t fail when you follow God’s will.
One of the most significant things you can do with your life is to give it away. God calls you to be generous with what you’ve been given, including your money, resources, time, and talent. Join Pastor Rick as he examines what God’s Word says about being rewarded in heaven for our generosity on earth.
God wants you to succeed in life and to fulfill your purpose. That’s why you can step confidently into the future, trusting God to keep his promises. Join Pastor Rick to find out what this means for you.
Imagine what God can do with godly women and men who refuse to stop working for whatever God has called them to do. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach about the promises God has for your future.
If love is the motivation for everything you do, then you’ll be able to live out your purpose in the face of fear. Join Pastor Rick for today’s broadcast about God’s promises for your future.
Many people think faith is the opposite of fear. It’s not! The opposite of fear is love. Join Pastor Rick as he explains why real love—God’s love—will chase away your fear.
The Bible says you determine how much God blesses your life: “The amount you give will determine the amount you get back” (Luke 6:38 NLT). Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach on God’s promises about giving.
The truth is that we can’t out-give God. When we learn to be generous with others as God is generous with us, he promises to bless us with more and in a variety of ways. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches on God’s promises about giving.
Does your life revolve around giving away what God has blessed you with? Is it marked by a joyous desire to grab hold of God’s promises as you let go of earthly things? This message by Pastor Rick will help you answer these questions.
Christmas is all about peace on earth and good will toward others. But there will never be peace on earth until there is peace in us. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about the peace Jesus came to bring and how to let the Prince of Prince reign in our hearts.
At Christmas, we have more parties than any other time of the year. Yet often, the Guest of Honor is left out of the party. Pastor Rick shows us in this message why Christmas is good news of great joy for everyone and why Jesus should be the focus of our celebrations.
No matter where you’re from, you have something in common with everyone else in the world: hidden wounds. None of us have it all together! Pastor Rick shows us in this message why we needed Jesus to come at Christmas to heal our hurts and offer us new, abundant, and eternal life.
God can see much further along the path than we can. That’s why he wants to guard and guide our steps as we trust him to lead us through life. In this message, Pastor Rick continues to teach about the different ways Jesus came to earth to light up our lives.
Before you were born, God planned a purpose for your life. He wants you to know and live out your purpose—and that’s why he came at Christmas! Pastor Rick teaches in this message why we need Jesus to light up our minds with truth so that we can know his purpose.
When Mary and Joseph’s plans were turned upside-down, they didn’t have all the promises from the Bible that we do today to help them have faith. Pastor Rick helps you understand through this message what God is doing when he changes your plans and how he wants you to respond.
God’s plans will always be better than yours—and that’s why he sometimes messes up the plans you were making for your life. In this message, Pastor Rick explains how to have faith that God is changing your plans for the better.
Have you ever put God on hold? Many times, God is trying to speak to us through his Word, but we’re too busy listening to social media, the news, and other people for him to get through. Pastor Rick shows us in this message how God sometimes changes our plans to get our attention—all for our good.
Jesus was convinced that, no matter how busy he was, he needed time alone with God to pray. Do you have any time like that in your life? If you want to be a resilient person, learn from Pastor Rick as he shares insight on how to develop the habit of spending time with God.
Some things in life aren’t necessarily wrong—they’re just not necessary. Once you figure this out, you’re going to be able to better withstand the hard times in life. You’re going to be resilient! In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches how to set priorities that have an eternal focus.
Our culture is constantly trying to fit you into its mold. When you have a confused and unclear identity, when you don’t really know who you are, it makes you more vulnerable to the culture’s influence. Join Pastor Rick as he helps you settle in your mind that God loves you unconditionally.
The antidote to the two biggest causes of stress in your life is gentleness and humility. You learn them by reminding yourself every day that you are not God and you don’t need to be anybody’s savior. Listen to this broadcast by Pastor Rick to continue learning about the calm and rest only Jesus offers.
One reason we often feel overloaded is because we’re trying to control things too much. Sometimes we act this way without realizing it. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches the importance of staying in step with Jesus, the One who loves us and has great things in store for us!
What does Jesus say when we come to him with an emptiness in our lives—an empty soul, an empty heart, an empty character? How does he respond when we tell him we have nothing to give? Join Pastor Rick as he reminds you that God will never scold you or turn you away; he will always say, “Come to me.”
The bigger the changes that happen in your life, the more time you need to spend with God. You read the Bible, talk to God in prayer, and listen to what he wants to say to you. Join Pastor Rick as he highlights the importance of spending daily time with God so you can experience God’s peace and rest.
There will always be people in your life who have bad intentions, who will resent you, criticize you, and hurt you. There is no way around it. Thankfully, as Rick teaches in this broadcast, we can trust that God sees, cares, and will have justice.
Anybody can be happy when everything’s going their way. But God teaches you true joy in the middle of suffering, grief, and heartbreak. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explores how God’s peace can flood into the most chaotic of circumstances.
Happy people are more likely to look at every situation in life from God’s viewpoint. They look past the pain and pressure; they see the bigger picture. Listen to Pastor Rick to learn that God “causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God” (Romans 8:28 NLT).
The negative opinions of others can easily get us down. But if our happiness depends on the approval of other people, disappointment is bound to follow. Discover God’s strategy for happiness in this broadcast by Pastor Rick.
Pain, pressure, people, and problems—they’re the four most common sources of unhappiness. They’re the killjoys of life. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick examines why happiness is not based on circumstances; happiness is a choice we all get to make.
Many of us tend to focus on our problems instead of on God. But when we do that, we don’t have the eternal perspective we need to keep going, no matter what happens. Listen to Pastor Rick as he once again reminds us that God promises to help us when we feel like giving up.
Do you feel under attack? Tell God. Do you feel like you have no energy? Tell God. Do you feel rejected or lonely? Tell God. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick encourages you to dump everything you’re feeling right now onto the Lord—he wants to hear it all!
Spectators at a race often shout, “Keep going!” to motivate the athletes. That’s also great advice for anyone who feels emotionally, mentally, or spiritually exhausted from running the marathon of life. Join Pastor Rick as he reminds us that God will give us the power we need to finish what he has called us to do.