Radio teaching Series
How God Turns Setbacks Into Comebacks
We all have setbacks in life. It may be a setback in your finances, your health, your career, or your relationships. In fact, you may be experiencing a setback right now and need to know that there is hope and a way forward. Join Pastor Rick as he explains in this series how God helped people in the Bible overcome the setbacks common to life and what we can learn from them.|
November 21, 2023
Too many of us focus our lives on unimportant causes. Trivial Pursuit isn’t just a game; it’s a description of our culture! In this message, Pastor Rick shows how goals focus your energy and are an antidote for the kind of life that chases what’s urgent rather than what’s important.
November 20, 2023
Goal setting isn’t just a good idea for productivity. It’s a spiritual discipline, like prayer, fasting, giving, and reading your Bible. In fact, goal setting can be an act of stewardship. Pastor Rick continues in this message to teach from Noah’s life about how to make the most of your life and invest it in a way that outlasts you.
November 17, 2023
The Bible has more than 7,000 promises from God to you—promises of success, confidence, health, prosperity, strength, and wisdom that will help you learn to trust in him. When you set a goal, don’t focus on the problems; focus on the promises. Learn from Pastor Rick in this message how to find a promise in God’s Word that will take you to your goal.
November 16, 2023
Whenever you want to make a fresh start with faith in your life, you have to face your fears. Don’t let them control you! Pastor Rick continues in this message to show how Mary made the choice to tame her fear and step forward in faith and how you can make the same choice.
November 15, 2023
Your fears reveal where you do not trust God—whether it’s a fear of feeling inadequate, rejection, change, or disappointment. Pastor Rick teaches from the life of Mary in this message and reveals how she overcame her fears with faith. Like Mary, you’ll learn how to replace your fears with trust.
November 14, 2023
Joseph depended on God’s help in every setback—and he had a lot of them! In each one, he faced a new challenge that was way beyond his ability, but he trusted God to provide what he needed to get him where God wanted him to be. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to look at Joseph’s life for inspiration on how to handle your setbacks.
November 13, 2023
Setbacks are a stepping stone to get you where God wants you to be. In this message, Pastor Rick continues to look at the life of Joseph and how he handled setbacks. You’ll see that God has a plan for your life and, if you don’t give up when you have setbacks, he will get you in position to fulfill your purpose.
November 10, 2023
God wants to know if you will depend on his presence like Joseph did, whether you’re in the pit or the prison or the palace. Pastor Rick teaches in this message how to handle one setback after another by having the kind of faith Joseph had, no matter the circumstances.
November 9, 2023
Nothing you do is private. You have an audience in heaven! That should encourage you, because it means you have a cheering section that doesn’t want you to give up. Pastor Rick explains in this message how that “crowd of witnesses” helps us “run with endurance the race God has set before us” (Hebrews 12:1 NLT).
November 8, 2023
Have you noticed how discouragement sets in at the midpoint of almost anything you do? It’s true in parenting, marriage, school, and in your career. But God has called you to finish the race he has prepared for you—and to finish it well. Pastor Rick continues to teach in this message from the life of Nehemiah about how to keep going when you feel like giving up.
November 7, 2023
If you’re discouraged because something is taking longer or is more complicated than expected, then you may start to doubt yourself and get discouraged. As Pastor Rick looks at Nehemiah’s efforts to rebuild Jerusalem after the Israelites’ returned from captivity, he’ll explain what Nehemiah did at the halfway point of the project to keep people from becoming discouraged.
November 6, 2023
At the time Jeremiah wrote Lamentations, he was emotionally exhausted and for an entire book of the Bible released his frustrations to God. He wrote, “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this” (Lamentations 3:21 NLT). Pastor Rick explains in this message what gave Jeremiah hope during this difficult time that can also help you in your setback.
November 3, 2023
When Elijah faced emotional exhaustion, God led him to do three things that helped him recover—and they’re the same things that can help you recover, too, when you’re at the end of your rope. Join Pastor Rick as he continues to teach lessons from Elijah’s experience with setbacks.
November 2, 2023
After a highlight in his ministry, Elijah, one of the most important prophets in Israel’s history, began a downward spiral of emotional exhaustion. In this message, Pastor Rick shows you how to keep your eyes open for 10 indications of emotional exhaustion from Elijah’s experience.
November 1, 2023
When we experience a setback, we tend to focus on the wrong things. But when everything in life is falling apart, God wants you to focus on one thing instead. Find out what it is as Pastor Rick continues to teach about how the apostle Paul anchored his life when he experienced a setback.
October 31, 2023
No one gets through life without setbacks. All of us will face storms from time to time! The real issue is how we respond. Do setbacks dominate you? Do you stop trying and give up? Pastor Rick continues to teach in this message how Paul’s life models how to make wise and helpful decisions when you have setbacks.
October 30, 2023
Sometimes a setback is rooted in your own actions or choices. But often the storms we face in life aren’t because of something we did. Instead, we suffer because of other people’s poor decisions. In this message, Pastor Rick talks about the three anchors Paul used to get past setbacks caused by other people.
October 27, 2023
When we experience setbacks, our most common response is our worst response: We want to withdraw, to build a wall around ourselves, to push people away. But that’s the last thing we should do! Learn what you need to do instead in this message from Pastor Rick.
October 26, 2023
Bitterness is like saying you don’t trust God when troubles hit. It’s like a poison that will tear your life apart if you let it! Pastor Rick shares in this message why it’s okay to express all your emotions to God when you experience a setback so that you don’t become bitter.
October 25, 2023
Sometimes our setbacks are so devastating that we think, “How am I ever going to get out of this? I’ll never recover from it!” Pastor Rick teaches in this message the five things that Job did when he faced setbacks that seemed irreversible.
October 24, 2023
Do you need to turn your setback into a comeback? Join Pastor Rick for this message as he explains why, no matter what you’ve experienced with your work, God can still turn the faucet on even more quickly than it was turned off. Your comeback may be just around the corner!
October 23, 2023
If you’ve ever felt discouraged with your work, then you’re not alone. We’ve all faced setbacks at work! Whether you’re worn out from overwork or reeling from failure, learn from Pastor Rick why you can expect God to reverse your setback when you acknowledge that your ways have not been working and you need God’s help.
October 20, 2023
Ever wonder why God isn’t blessing your work? Maybe you never invited him to be a part of it! Join Paster Rick as he uses Simon Peter as an example of how to ask Jesus to take control of your boat so you can get back to catching the fish. You’ll learn why you can expect God to turn things around when you submit your plans to him.