Sermons on Suffering
Choosing Joy in Mistreatment
In Matthew 5 Jesus says people who experience mistreatment for his name are blessed. In fact, they choose joy in midst of it. How can we develop persecution-proof hearts?
When Burdens Are Too Heavy
All of us have or will have some heavy burdens. Living in Christian community means we help others with their burdens and we receive help with ours.
I Need Some Help!
Our lives are filled with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Where will we find help to make it? Psalm 121 reminds us we have a God who is our helper.
Confidence In Crisis
Where do you go to find safety in the storm? Psalm 27 offers us the way.
What Is Justice?
What is justice? What is the heart of God? What should be our heart?
If God is Good, Why Does Bad Happen?
If God is good, why does bad happen? Is he helpless? Does he care? Is he punishing? Is it his plan? Pastor Wes explores several scriptures to help us wrap our mind around how God is involved in our deepest moments of pain to bring about redemption.
Great or Grave
The 7th and final seal causes a pause in the action of heaven. Part 4 of Victor’s Crown: Revelation.
Finding Healing For Our Brokenness
Jesus desires his church to be healthy. Sometimes it knows it is sick and needs help. Other times it thinks it is healthy and in reality it is sick. In these letters to the last 4 churches, Jesus has both a diagnosis and prescription. For a deeper discussion on Revelation 3:10, we encourage you to visit our blog and share your perspective.
Why You Hate Waiting and What God is Doing
Waiting can be frustrating when it doesn’t meet our expectations. Waiting isn’t “wasted time,” sometimes, God uses it as a tool. When we look at waiting with a spirit of gratitude it changes the way we wait.
When God Sends You The Long Way
No one likes the scenic route when you want to be on the direct route. Yet that is exactly the way God led the Israelites. And the long way was a form of his grace to them. If you are on the long route, you’ll be encouraged by this message.
Funerals & Fast Food
It’s the tenth plague over Egypt and God is going to set His people free. But, how He does that is a critical part of the story. Passover and the feast of the unleavened bread are not just for the Israelites, but preparing us for Jesus.
In the Cave with Jesus
Depression is like a cave. It is a dark place with no clear road map out and many pitfalls. To experience depression does not mean you aren’t loved, you don’t love God enough, or you aren’t saved. We are invited to bring our pain to Jesus because he knows how it feels and he can relate to us.