Radio teaching Series
SHAPED to Make a Difference
In this message series, Pastor Rick uses the acrostic SHAPE — your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences — to talk about the way God wired you and why you need to not just know your SHAPE but use it to do the things God made you to do.|
August 27, 2013
“Ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors” (Job 8:8 NLT). God wants you to use your experiences to mentor others. Pastor Rick uses this message to explain what a mentor is, what you should look for in a mentor, and how you can be a mentor to someone.
August 26, 2013
Why was Jesus the greatest teacher in history? Because he modeled his message. Pastor Rick wants you to do the same! In this broadcast, learn how to be a model for someone else and live as a Christ-follower so that you follow Christ’s example.
August 23, 2013
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why you must embrace the experiences of your life — the good ones, the bad ones, the shameful ones, the happy ones, and the sad ones — and stop running from your past if God’s going to use it for good in your life.
August 22, 2013
The world needs more consideration. “Thinkers” worship God by developing and strengthening their minds. Through this message, Pastor Rick wants this personality type to understand how to act on their belief. “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (James 1:22 NIV).
August 21, 2013
What you say has a direct connection to your heart. Whatever your heart is filled with is going to come out of your mouth. So, Pastor Rick wants the “Talkers” — the storytellers and communicators — to learn how to be filled with joy so they can lead the discussion on Christ and then lead people to Christ.
August 20, 2013
God shaped you to primarily be a talker, feeler, thinker, or doer. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through the personality, purpose, and flaws of a “Doer” — the achievers and the people who push things forward and make things happen in the practical sense of life.
August 19, 2013
All of us have unused abilities. But you can start cultivating your abilities so that they are being used for good and God’s glory. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through three ways that you can use your abilities the way God intended and receive God’s blessing.
August 16, 2013
Your abilities are the map to God’s will for your life. Join Pastor Rick as he talks about how knowing what you’re good at will help reveal what God wants you to do with your life. What has God wired you to be and to do? Your SHAPE points you in the right direction.
August 15, 2013
In this message, Pastor Rick focuses on two words: Slow down! God wants you to listen to your heart and look at what you’re made to do so that you’ll know what he wants you to do. But to do that, you have to learn how to change your pace and do a careful exploration of your heart.
August 14, 2013
Join Pastor Rick as he shares the good news that God specializes in heart transplants. Learn about what God can do through a broken heart when you open it up to him. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18 NIV).
August 13, 2013
God is a passionate God, and when you spend time with him on a daily basis and get plugged in, you can’t help but be passionate, too. In this broadcast, Pastor Rick wants you to place your passions, desires, and dreams under God’s control so that God can use them to make a difference in the world.
August 12, 2013
How do you start using the spiritual gifts God put inside of you? First, you’ve got to know what they are before you can use them. In this message, Pastor Rick walks through four ways to get started as you discover and develop your SHAPE.
August 9, 2013
Once you figure out how God shaped you and how he wired you, then you’ll know what you’re supposed to do with your life. Join Pastor Rick as he helps you discover the specific work God has for you to do on this earth.
August 8, 2013
We all have unique spiritual gifts, but every believer is given four major gifts when he or she becomes a Christian. Pastor Rick uses this broadcast to explain how to accept and embody these gifts in your life so that you can better serve the Lord.
August 7, 2013
In this broadcast, Pastor Rick explains why God doesn’t compare you with anyone else — but he will compare you with your potential. “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7b NIV).
August 6, 2013
Do you believe that God made a mistake when he made you? Or do you trust him, knowing that he has a plan for your life? Pastor Rick wants you to accept your SHAPE — the unique way that God made you that brings glory to him — so you can live out God’s purpose for your life.
August 5, 2013
God made you unique, and there’s nobody else like you. Why should you even care? In this broadcast, Pastor Rick walks through the four reasons you need to know your SHAPE and how you can use your SHAPE to glorify God.