Selling Your Future For A Moment Of Pleasure

Selling Your Future For A Moment Of Pleasure

A man in the Bible sold his leadership position for a bowl of soup. Many of us think we would never trade the opportunity to be a king or president for one bowl of soup. But is that true? In life, I've seen people time and time again sell their future for a moment of pleasure. We don't have to live this way. There are 3 lessons that we can learn from the life of Esau, so our destinies are not sacrificed for a moment of pleasure.

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Is God the Voice in Your Head? [Podcast]

Is God the Voice in Your Head? [Podcast]

There are several voices in my head, but I'm not crazy. You're probably dealing with the same thing. We all have at least four voices in our heads: God's, the Devil's, People's, and our Thoughts.

Many of us are confident we'd follow whatever God says, but we're not sure if we actually heard from God. In this sermon, I explain 5 tests to determine if I heard from God. 

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Speak, For Your Servant Is Listening Part II [Video Sermon]

After preaching, "Speak, For your Servant is Listening," about listening to God, I preached Part II concerning the ways God speaks to us. I identified 11 ways that God spoke to people in Scripture. 
Ever get lost trying follow a GPS? That's probably because you didn't know what the final destination looked like. It's easy to pass the building or site your trying to find if you're not exactly sure what to look for. The same pattern applies to hearing the voice of God. If you don't know how He speaks, it'll be a lot easier to miss His voice.
So, in this sermon I give a context for God's voice from Scripture in order for us to more easily recognize what God is saying. 
I hope that you will learn from this message and use it to seek God's voice more in your life. 
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Called to Greatness--The Motofest Challenge [Video Sermon]


Last night I spoke a message to one of the rowdiest crowds ever. We experienced about a 50 person growth in our ministry, got kids hopped up on candy, and had them screaming with excitement. Many of these students experienced their first time in church that night and were simply excited to be in such a stimulating environment. I love speaking to crowds with energy! I'd take a rowdy crowd over a dead crowd anytime. Sometimes it's difficult and the speaker feels like he or she is talking over dozens of conversations. Eventually students finally get pulled into God's message and awesome things begin to happen.

In this message, I spoked about God calling us to greater works. No matter how pathetic people think we are, or how pathetic we think we are, God has awesome plans for us. Next week, in our youth ministry, we're throwing an event called MOTOFEST. This event features an X Games Gold Medalist, the Detroit Pistons Parkour Performing team and Highland, Michigan's largest beach ball dance party in history! Best of all, we'll preach the Gospel, and I believe God is going change a lot of lives!

We shared that inviting your friends to church, to MOTOFEST, is an opportunity to participate in one of the greater works Jesus says we can do--preaching the Gospel! The students responded and some felt like they were supposed to invite over 100 of their friends. We are stoked, and looking forward to what will happen next week.

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Speak, For Your Servant Is Listening [Video Sermon]

One of the reasons I'm so excited about ministry is moments like this. A whole row of girls crying, an altar full of hungry people, and God working in all of our hearts. This message impacted a lot of people in Highland, Michigan and I pray it will help you.

This is what the message is about:

 Many of us try to follow God, but we're not still sure how to hear His voice. He has the answers to all our problems, but most of our prayer time is spent with Him simply listening. While God is a great listener, in the same way He spoke the whole world into existence with one word, He can change our realities with one word. In this message, I challenge young adults to begin the process of hearing the voice of God.

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