The Bible says, “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12 NIV). In this message, Pastor Rick explains how you earn respect from others when you show respect for their feelings.
Nehemiah earned the respect of others by the way he handled conflict. In this lesson, Pastor Rick explains how Nehemiah did it—and how you can do it too.
In order to build a better future, God calls his followers to “bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone” (Colossians 3:13 NIV). Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why God uses your humility and generosity to earn respect from others.
In this message, Pastor Rick continues to teach how Nehemiah responded to discouragement even as people around him began to doubt his abilities.
When God’s people were facing overwhelming opposition, Nehemiah did three things to lead them to finish the wall around Jerusalem. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how to keep going when you feel like giving up.
Are you feeling discouraged lately? Discouragement is one of the primary reasons people feel tempted to give up on their God-given dreams. Pastor Rick talks about what will typically discourage you and how God wants you to respond.
Opposition often creates opportunities for you to build on your dream. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach a biblical response to opposition and criticism. And learn why God wants you to use the gifts, talents, and abilities he’s given you to make a difference.
Rather than worrying about what people are saying about you, God wants you to spend your days doing the things that please him. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach about biblical responses to criticism when you’re chasing your God-given dreams.
Life is full of God-given opportunities. But with every opportunity, there will always be opposition. How do you respond to that kind of criticism? Pastor Rick looks to the Bible for an answer to that question.
The secret to working well with others is to never stop saying thank you. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach what the Bible says about working together.
The New Testament uses the phrase “one another” 58 times. The Bible says Christians are to love one another, help one another, serve one another, bear one another’s burdens, and so on. Join Pastor Rick as he explains what it means to support one another.
God never meant for you to go through life isolated, trying to do everything by yourself. Pastor Rick teaches why the work God has for you will always be done—and succeed—in partnership with others.
In this message, Pastor Rick discusses how the support of others can help you withstand opposition and stay encouraged.
God’s timing is always perfect. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why you can rely on God’s timetable while pursuing your dream.
Anything significant you do in life will require help from others. Join Pastor Rick as he explains why you need the support of others as you work toward your dream.
Without a plan, you muddle through each day, living a life of confusion. Pastor Rick teaches why God wants you to plan so that you don’t waste your life.
Nehemiah knew that, as he made his plans, he also had to depend on God. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches what the Bible means when it says, “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” Proverbs 16:9 (NLT).
When it comes to building a better future for yourself, both you and God have a part. God won’t do what he’s given you the brains to do. And you can’t do what only God can do. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why a better future involves intentional planning in cooperation with God.
Sometimes you find yourself in situations you don’t want and don’t like. So how do you keep from being blown over by life’s devastating winds? Pastor Rick continues to teach the need to stay connected to your spiritual family, put into practice everything you’ve learned from the Bible, turn your focus to the greatness of God, and remind yourself how much Jesus cares.
God never meant for you to withstand difficult days by yourself. You need a spiritual family for support so you can stay connected when hard winds blow. One of the main reasons Jesus created his church is to be a family of support.
As God moves you toward a better life, you probably want change to happen fast—a total makeover in an hour. But God is not in a hurry because he’s interested in growing your character. God grows you by using incremental change—and that incremental change is called sanctification.
God is a God of newness. He doesn’t do the same old things all the time. To live a better life, you need to cooperate with the new things God wants to do in your family, in your career, in your friendships, in his church, and in the world around you.
God wants you to live a life of intention, focusing on what really matters. Join Pastor Rick as he explains the secret to an effective and fulfilling life.
Don’t be in a rush to restart everything all at once just because you have the freedom to do it. What is the best use of your time and your life? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why you need to stop doing some things in order to do the things God wants you to do.
God never wants you to waste an experience, not even a painful one. What lessons have you learned while you were in captivity? In this broadcast, Pastor Rick talks about why God wants you to focus on what matters most as you return to your new life.
Every day you have a choice. You can walk in freedom or in bondage. How do you choose to be free? Join Pastor Rick as he finds the answer to that question in God’s Word.
What does it mean to find true freedom in Christ? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how the Holy Spirit guides you toward radical freedom.
You have the freedom to say no to things that mess up your life—and the freedom to say yes to things that build up your life. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches about the radical freedom you have in Christ.
You have the freedom to talk to God anytime you want. Join Pastor Rick as he explains how you get that access when you become part of God’s family.
Jesus says, “Your heart will be where your treasure is” (Matthew 6:21 NCV). When you give yourself to Jesus, it makes you love him more. Find out why, as Pastor Rick teaches more about radical generosity.
One mark of maturity is when you begin to understand that there really is more joy in giving than in getting. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from the Bible about radical generosity.
Because of Jesus, you can have hope that God will protect you with his mighty power and that you are being prepared for eternity. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach more about radical hope.
No matter what you’re going through right now and no matter what you will go through in the days ahead, you cannot lose your salvation. God is holding on to you with his grip of grace. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches more about the radical hope we find in Jesus.
Did you know that if you are a believer, God always acts in mercy toward you? Why? Because you are covered in the blood and salvation of Jesus Christ. And that gives you hope. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from God’s Word.
Jesus says, “Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy” (John 16:24 NLT). Join Pastor Rick as he teaches how prayer can lead to radical joy.
Do you constantly ask yourself, “Am I making the right decision? Am I doing the right thing?” Join Pastor Rick as he teaches that, no matter how bad things are in your life, you can know for certain that God will use it all for good.
God says there’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ. That means God isn’t mad at you and he’s not trying to get even with you. Join Pastor Rick as he explains how God’s grace can give you radical joy.
Real faith develops in the valleys of life, not on the mountaintops. Join Pastor Rick as he explains how God uses the pain, the hurt, and the difficulties in your life to shape you into the person he created you to be.
Giving and faith go together. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches why you can trust God to provide for you when you put him first in your life.
Find out how God blesses you when you obey him, even when you don’t understand. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from God’s Word.
Pastor Rick teaches that faith is thanking God in advance for his answer to your prayers. Learn more about how radical gratitude will transform your prayer life.
Join Pastor Rick as he teaches more about how to be grateful in every situation and how that attitude can change the world.
The Bible says you should give thanks in all circumstances. How? Join Pastor Rick as he finds the answer to that question in God’s Word.
The Bible says you’re blessed when you trust God and place your hope and confidence in him. Doing this allows you to grow deep roots into his Word, cultivating a constant gratefulness for what he does in your life. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches from God’s Word.
Join Pastor Rick as he continues to explain why Jesus had to come to Earth and die to create a bridge between God and us.
The greatest gift you’ve ever been given wasn’t bought in a store, yet it cost the Giver everything. In this message, Pastor Rick explains why Jesus had to come to Earth and die so that you could be made right with God—and how you can accept his great gift of grace.
There’s only one thing in the entire universe that won’t change: God’s love. Through this broadcast, Pastor Rick wants you to understand God’s extravagant, lavish love for you so that it will provide a rock-solid foundation for your life.
God doesn’t want you to doubt your salvation. He doesn’t want you to wonder whether you’ll be in heaven with him. God wants you to settle the issue. Pastor Rick uses this message to help you do that by getting back to the basics of the Gospel.
Have you ever wondered what heaven is going to be like? Pastor Rick gives you a small glimpse into heaven in this message as he shares four descriptions of heaven and what you need to do to accept God’s gift of eternal life in heaven with him.
The Bible describes many significant things about heaven—but the most profound part of the description may be what it says won’t be there. In this message, Pastor Rick gives five pieces of our earthly existence that won’t be part of our heavenly one.
Although human words can’t properly explain the divine mysteries of heaven, we do know a little about what heaven will be like. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares five things we know about heaven from the Bible and why it’s a place you want to be.
Heaven is the place God is designing for his family. You and I were made for heaven, but we have many misconceptions about what heaven is like. Join Pastor Rick for this message as he talks about a right view of heaven.
If you ask people if they are going to heaven or hell, you’ll likely hear them say, “I hope I’ll go to heaven.” But hope just isn’t enough. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick helps you understand why choosing where you spend eternity is the most important decision you will ever make.
Spiritual realities are more real than physical ones—so you need to focus on the spiritual ones. Pastor Rick uses this message to walk through the five specific spiritual realities you need to take to heart to alter your eternal destiny and the way you live in this life.
Based on how Jesus and others in the Bible describe hell, you don’t want to have any part of it. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about what the Bible says about hell and how you can avoid spending eternity away from God.
Heaven is perfect. And because each person is made for eternity and no one is perfect, there must be a place for evil to spend eternity. In this message, Pastor Rick shares how the existence of evil proves the necessity of hell.
Just like every snowflake is different, God created you to be unique. There has never been anyone else like you, and there never will be anyone else like you. Pastor Rick explains why God uniquely shaped you to fulfill a specific purpose here on earth.
Have you ever thought about this: If God wants to take you to heaven, why doesn’t he just take you there instantly once you become a believer? Why does God put you on this planet for so many years? Join Pastor Rick as he teaches what the Bible says about why God made you.
You were made by God, and you were made for God. Until you understand that, your life will never make sense. You’ve got to start with God. Pastor Rick continues to teach how the Bible answers the question: “What on earth am I here for?”
The only way you’re ever going to know the purpose for your life—why you’re here on this planet, and what on earth you’re here for—is to talk to your Creator, God, and to read his Word, the Bible. Pastor Rick continues to teach that your purpose starts with God.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why your destiny has eternal significance not just for yourself but also for other people. Nothing you do will ever matter as much as helping people establish an eternal relationship with God. This is why you must have an urgency about knowing your destiny and completing your mission.
There’s almost nothing that God won’t do for the person who really wants to help others. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick shares God’s promises of what he will do for the person who is committed to blessing and helping other people.
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains how your spiritual gifts were not given for your own benefit but for the benefit of others, just as other people were given gifts for your benefit. “There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord” (1 Corinthians 12:5 NLT).
One of life’s frustrations is that God’s timetable is rarely the same as ours. We are often in a hurry when God isn’t. In this message, Pastor Rick teaches how to be patient with the process as God continually works in your life to prepare you for your role in eternity.
Today we’re obsessed with speed, but God is more interested in strength and stability than swiftness. Real maturity is never the result of a single experience, no matter how powerful or moving. Join Pastor Rick as he walks through the ways to gradually develop the habits of Christlike character.
Jesus isn’t ashamed to call you his brother or sister, no matter how messed up your life is, because you belong to God’s family. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches that if you’re a member of the family of God, your sin doesn’t define you anymore and why that truth brings freedom to your life.
You were created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family, and no one can fulfill God’s purposes alone. Pastor Rick shares in this message why we need to recover and practice the biblical meaning of membership.
Today’s culture of rampant individualism has created many spiritual orphans—“bunny believers” who hop around from one church to another without any identity, accountability, or commitment. In this message, Pastor Rick explains why being part of a community of believers is so important to your spiritual walk.
In this message, Pastor Rick explains just how much God loves you and why the spiritually lost are worth God’s rescue mission. People are only “lost” if they’re worth finding! Think of it this way: The value of a masterpiece doesn’t go down when it’s lost; it goes up.
The Bible says, “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 NIV). In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why you have to begin with God’s nature to be able to understand your life’s purpose and calling.
God not only knows where you are; he also knows who you are. He knows what you’re going through, why you’re going through it, and how you feel about it. He knows you better than you know yourself! Pastor Rick uses this message to help you understand just how much Jesus wants to affirm you and show you his love.
You were made to be you. God has given you unique abilities, and he wants you to use them according to his purposes. In this message, Pastor Rick explains how your abilities are the roadmap to God’s will for your life.
Growing up, you may have thought that being called by God was something only missionaries, pastors, nuns, and other full-time church workers experienced. Join Pastor Rick as he teaches what the Bible says about every Christian’s call to service.