The Word of Forgiveness
Delivered on 08/02/2015
Part 1 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Luke 23:34 “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” In this first message in his series on Jesus’ last words on the cross, Pastor Rick looks at what we normally do with our guilt, what God wants us to do with our guilt and how to be free from our guilt in a powerful message on the forgiveness that Jesus died for.
The Word of Assurance
Delivered on 08/08/2015
Part 2 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Pastor Rick teaches a powerful message on what we must know to be saved, looking at the five truths that saved the dying thief, using Luke 23:39-43 as his text. This message brings a clear and compelling call for us to settle this issue today, so that we will have confidence, as the thief on the cross did when Jesus said, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
The Word of Love
Delivered on 08/15/2015
Part 3 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Pastor Rick draws from John 19:25-27, teaching what it means to love like Jesus. He teaches four ways that we can learn from Jesus’ example as he spoke to his mother, Mary, and to his disciple John as he hung on the cross.
The Word of Substitution
Delivered on 08/22/2015
Part 4 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Pastor Rick teaches a compelling message on the word of substitution from Matthew 27:45-46, teaching what happened on the cross, what it means to us, and what our response should be. He gives a clear and powerful call to accept the atoning gift of Jesus’ life given on the cross to forgive our sins and allow us to live eternally with him.
The Word of Humanity
Delivered on 08/29/2015
Part 5 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Have you ever felt like God was far away, that he couldn't possibly understand what you're going through? It’s hard to imagine an all-powerful God being able to empathize with human needs and frailties but Jesus showed us that he understands our humanness when he experienced intense suffering on the cross. Pastor Rick teaches on the humanity of Jesus, and helps us to experience a deeper connection with God as we discover that he knows what it's like to endure pain. He provides us with the strength to endure any of life's hardships through his example on the cross.
The Word of Victory
Delivered on 09/12/2015
Part 6 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Pastor Rick looks at John 19:28-30, the greatest statement of all time, “It is finished,” teaching the five things Jesus accomplished by finishing the work that God gave him to do on the cross. This message includes Pastor Rick’s interview with Ashley Smith, as she shares the story of how God reached her in her darkest day as she was held captive by escaped killer Brian Nichols and showed her that it’s never too late to give our brokenness to God.
The Word of Trust
Delivered on 09/20/2015
Part 7 of the series The Seven Greatest Words of Love
Pastor Rick teaches on the final word that Jesus spoke on the cross, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” In this moving message, we learn four truths to remember in our darkest hour and we learn the depth of trust that we can place in the powerful hands of God.