A messages from the series “Ezra: The Lord Restores His People.” Just as in the time of Ezra, we will have people who oppose us because of our faith in God. If we follow the example of the Israelites when they were rebuilding the temple, we will not sit idly by, but we will respond and stand strong, knowing that we are a people surrendered to the provision and protection of God.
A messages from the series “Ezra: The Lord Restores His People.” Just as in Ezra’s time, we are a people at war in the battle between good and evil, between the purposes of God and the purposes of the world. We have two temptations with this: we either fight everybody or we fight nobody. The better way is to fight for what you know is right, knowing God will win the war for you.
A messages from the series “Ezra: The Lord Restores His People.” Something powerful happens when people get together for a common purpose. Our text today highlights a few common purposes where we should be together: unified on mission, mutual submission to one another, surrendering our fears to God, and sincere worship in both joy and weeping.
A messages from the series “Ezra: The Lord Restores His People.” In this introduction to the Ezra sermon series, Pastor Micah covers the first two chapters, outlining how God was the ultimate instrument in stirring the hearts of the Israelites and their captors to restore the temple in Jerusalem. He is the one to stir our hearts toward restoration today. Will we respond?
A messages from the series “How Will You Endure for our Lord? .” We close this sermon series focused on how Paul endured for the Lord, even when facing death and what it means to live your life poured out for the Lord.
A messages from the series “How Will You Endure for our Lord? .” Many people focus too heavily on when Jesus is coming again when we should really be focused on bring prepared when He comes. From being on the lookout for dangerous imposters, to being equipped in the Word of God and then using it to equip others, we need to continue to be fixated on Jesus Himself, day by day.
A messages from the series “How Will You Endure for our Lord? .” The Bible serves as our North Star, guiding us whenever we find ourselves lost. We can trust the Bible to show us what God is like and what His truth is. When we pursue righteousness, we are far less likely to go astray.
A messages from the series “How Will You Endure for our Lord? .” We can sometimes wonder if living for Jesus is worth it. The apostle Paul definitely thought that all the pain and suffering he endured for Jesus was very worth it. The key is finding our strength, not in ourselves, but in Jesus himself.
A messages from the series “Will You Truly Endure for our Lord? .” In the launch of the series, Pastor Micah shares about the introduction to the book of 2 Timothy. Touching of themes of generational discipleship, our role in increasing our faith, serving from that faith, and proclaiming that faith through baptism, we learn that the apostle Paul had much to teach us, even in a greeting.
A messages from the series “Stand Alone Messages.” Dave Linde, Director of Placement and Credentialing for the North Central District of the EFCA, walks us through the story of Jesus when he cursed the fig tree then immediately after encouraged the disciples that they could move mountains. This is the backdrop for his charge to Pastor Micah Labovitch and also for the congregation as together we seek to spread the Gospel.