Radio teaching Series
Life's Healing Choices: The Beatitudes (2018)
Join Pastor Rick for this series of broadcasts on “Life’s Healing Choices” as he walks through the Beatitudes from Matthew 5, which are the eight steps to physical, emotional, social, financial, and personal health.|
September 5, 2018
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.
September 4, 2018
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.”
September 3, 2018
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.
August 31, 2018
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.
August 30, 2018
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.
August 29, 2018
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.
August 28, 2018
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.
August 27, 2018
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.
August 24, 2018
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.
August 23, 2018
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.
August 22, 2018
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.
August 21, 2018
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.
August 20, 2018
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.
August 17, 2018
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.
August 16, 2018
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.
August 15, 2018
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.
August 14, 2018
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.
August 13, 2018
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.
August 10, 2018
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.
August 9, 2018
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.
August 8, 2018
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.
August 7, 2018
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!
August 6, 2018
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.