Renew – Part 4

January 28, 2024

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • 1 Chronicles 4:9
  • 1 Chronicles 4:10
  • Psalm 5:12
  • Genesis 12:2
  • Ephesians 3:20
  • 2 Chronicles 3:5-6
  • Psalm 3:1-3

In this sermon, Pastor Gene continues the “Renew” series, focusing on the idea that God is renewing believers in various aspects of their lives. The key text is from 2 Chronicles 7:14, emphasizing the power of prayer. Pastor Gene discusses the importance of making prayer a priority, having a dedicated place and plan for prayer, and recognizing the authority given to believers through prayer.

The sermon introduces the concept of shameless audacity in prayer, encouraging believers to boldly ask God for blessings and influence. Using the example of Jabez from 1 Chronicles chapter 4, Pastor Gene highlights how Jabez sought God’s blessing, influence, presence, and protection. You’re encouraged to pray for God’s blessing, ask for influence to make an impact for the Kingdom, seek God’s presence, and request protection against the enemy’s attacks.

The sermon emphasizes the need for believers to steward blessings and influence with the right motives, seeking God’s glory and desiring to be a blessing to others. The importance of God’s presence is underscored, with the congregation urged to be a presence-driven church. Finally, the sermon reminds believers to pray for protection, recognizing that spiritual attacks may come when one is experiencing God’s blessings and influence.

Renew – Part 3

January 21, 2024

  • 2 Chronicles 7:44
  • Luke 11:1
  • Luke 11:5-10

In this sermon, Pastor Gene Bebee discusses the importance of prayer and focuses on the theme of renewal through prayer. The message is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, emphasizing the need for humility, repentance, and seeking God’s face in prayer. He encourages a deeper level of prayer beyond simple requests, emphasizing the significance of praying with a heart that seeks God’s face and repents.

The sermon provides a fourfold framework for progress in prayer:

  1. Priority of Prayer: Emphasizes that prayer should be the first response, not the last resort. Urges the congregation to make prayer a priority in their lives.
  2. Place of Prayer: Highlights the importance of having a designated and special place for prayer to cultivate a consistent prayer life.
  3. Plan of Prayer: Introduces the “ACTS” model (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) as a simple and effective pattern for prayer.
  4. Power of Prayer: Stresses that prayer is a powerful tool and encourages believers to approach God with boldness and audacity, believing in the effectiveness of their prayers.

Gene speaks from Luke 11, using the story of a friend seeking bread at midnight to illustrate the importance of persistence and shameless audacity in prayer. The congregation is urged to pray boldly and with faith, trusting in God’s ability to answer their prayers.

In conclusion, the sermon calls for a renewed commitment to prayer in 2024, challenging the listeners to prioritize prayer, seek God’s face boldly, and trust in the power of prayer to bring about transformation in their lives.

Renew – Part 2

January 14, 2024

  • Proverbs 29:18
  • Acts 2:17
  • Romans 8:5
  • Ephesians 1:18
  • Luke 18:43
  • Mark 8:25

In Pastor Gene’s sermon, he emphasizes the theme of renewal for the new year, focusing on the word “renew.” The central message revolves around the idea that God wants to renew various aspects of our lives, including vision, ministry, marriage, mind, health, and finances. He encourages the congregation to believe in God’s power to restore what the enemy has taken away, emphasizing the importance of having a God-given vision for life.

The sermon delves into the significance of having vision in one’s life, drawing from Proverbs 29:18, which states, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Pastor Gene emphasizes that a Godly vision brings purpose, fulfillment, joy, and peace. He highlights the danger of being detoured by distractions when lacking vision, urging believers to focus on their God-given vision and not be swayed by external influences. The narrative includes anecdotes about the pastor’s personal experiences and insights, encouraging the congregation to prioritize their Godly vision.

The sermon concludes with a call to action, inviting those seeking renewal and a fresh vision for their lives to step forward for prayer. Pastor Gene prays for the congregation, expressing the belief in God’s ability to touch lives once again and renew their vision. The worship session that follows underscores the theme of trusting God and acknowledging His faithfulness. Overall, the sermon emphasizes the transformative power of God’s renewal and the importance of aligning one’s vision with God’s purpose.

Renew – Part 1

January 7, 2024

  • Joel 2:25-26
  • Luke 18:35-43

In this sermon, Gene underscores the pivotal role of receiving a divine word, with a particular focus on the transformative word “restore” from Joel 2:25. He passionately urges the congregation to embrace the concept of restoration, emphasizing God’s desire to reclaim and renew areas affected by life’s challenges.

Drawing inspiration from the narrative of blind Bartimaeus, Gene highlights the man’s proactive faith and refusal to succumb to discouragement. He challenges believers to adopt a victor mentality, breaking free from generational curses and embracing God’s merciful grace. Throughout the sermon, Gene emphasizes the contagious nature of praise, urging the congregation to become beacons of inspiration for others.

As the sermon concludes, Gene leads the congregation in committing to a 21-day fasting and prayer journey. This dedicated period serves as a collective effort to seek God’s renewal and restoration in every aspect of life. With an overarching theme of hope, faith, and positive transformation, this sermon provides spiritual guidance for those seeking a fresh encounter with God.

It’s Time To Kill The Lies

December 31, 2023

  • Proverbs 23:7
  • John 10:10
  • John 8:44
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • James 4:2
  • James 5:16
  • 2 Corinthians 10:5

Pastor Gene emphasizes the power of thoughts in shaping one’s day. He discusses the ability to control one’s mood by controlling thoughts, highlighting the impact of positive or negative thinking on the outcome of the day. He addresses the prevalence of untrue thoughts about oneself, emphasizing the need to reject lies that can adversely affect one’s life.

Gene warns about the tactics of Satan, who fills people’s minds with lies to steal, kill, and destroy. He emphasizes the importance of demolishing these lies and taking captive negative thoughts. The sermon encourages listeners to reject false beliefs about themselves and instead focus on the truth found in God’s Word.

There are three key steps: praying for God’s power, praying with fellow believers, and getting into God’s Word. It’s important to fact-check your feelings against the truth of God’s Word. In this sermon, Gene provides examples of common lies and their corresponding truths, then concludes by presenting statistics showing the positive impact of reading the Bible at least four times a week on various aspects of life.

This sermon encourages believers to be vigilant in combating negative thoughts, relying on God’s power, prayer, and the truth of Scripture to overcome lies and live victorious lives.

De-Stress Part 6

November 26, 2023

  • John 10:10
  • Joshua 1:1-7
  • Jeremiah 1:5
  • Joshua 1:5
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Hebrews 13:5-6
  • Joshua 1:3
  • Deuteronomy 20:4

In this sermon, Gene emphasizes the theme of overcoming stress by addressing issues that steal joy, peace, and strength from life. The focus is on tackling insecurity and reclaiming God-given confidence. Recognize that God has designed you to manage stress and not let it rule your lives. Gene emphasizes the spiritual battle for the mind, heart, and spirit, quoting John 10:10 to highlight the enemy’s destructive plans countered by God’s promise of abundant life. The sermon delves into the definition of insecurity and urges you to walk in the confidence God has provided. Gene shares personal insights, advising against insecurity and the comparison trap fueled by social media. Drawing from Joshua’s story, he highlights the importance of being strong and courageous, as God has chosen you, is with you, and will never forsake you.

De-Stress Part 5

November 19, 2023

  • Phillipians 4:12-13
  • Psalm 100:4
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • Philippians 4:12-13
  • Philippians 4:8
  • Romans 12:2

Gene discusses the power of gratitude in overcoming challenges and finding contentment. He emphasizes the importance of being thankful in every situation and highlights how gratitude unlocks the door to God’s presence. Gene shares insights from Philippians 4:12-13, where Paul expresses contentment and strength through gratitude, even in difficult circumstances. The sermon also touches on the idea that gratitude makes what you have enough and reframes how you see the world. Gene shares a story of worshiping God in the midst of pain and encourages you to cultivate a spirit of gratitude in your life.

Are You Stuck?

November 5, 2023

Pastors Joe and Jen Dillard

  • John 18:17
  • John 18:25
  • John 21:15-17
  • Acts 2:40-41

Pastors Joe and Jen Dillard discuss the idea of being stuck in life and how to overcome it. They emphasize the need to turn to Jesus when feeling stuck and to follow His guidance. They use the example of Peter’s experiences to illustrate the process of getting unstuck, which includes recognizing external forces that keep us stuck, turning to Jesus for guidance and support, and finally, walking in our calling with Jesus. Acknowledge where you feel stuck and take steps to move forward with God’s help.

De-Stress Part 3

October 29, 2023

  • Matthew 26:36-44
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • Galatians 5:1
  • Psalm 147:3
  • Psalm 34:18
  • Isaiah 61:1

The sermon discusses the issue of stress and how people often turn to various forms of self-medication to escape their pain and problems. While these coping mechanisms may provide temporary relief, they don’t address the root causes of the pain and stress. Instead, turn to God for healing and freedom. Gene references the story of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus himself expressed a desire to escape the upcoming pain but ultimately submitted to God’s will. The sermon emphasizes the need to turn to God for healing and freedom from self-medication and addiction.