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Podcast

Detour From Destiny

Offense compromises our hearts, blinds us, and detours us from your destiny. No matter what we may say, we all deal with being offended and offending others. In an impactful and personal sermon, Pastor Chuck Elmore shares the story of his mother and how he dealt with anger and offense towards her new husband who tore her away from her family and how God restored hearts and minds.

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Offended: Losing and Gaining Perspective

Being offended is almost a Christian virtue because it's necessary to be sufficiently offended to be righteous about yourself. Christians often struggle with offense. However, the Kingdom calls us to live an 'unoffendable' life because offense prevents us from receiving the blessing Christ has for us. In "Offended: Losing and Gaining Perspective," Pastor Alan attacks our offense and lays out practical steps to counteract the offense we often feel.

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The Prophet's Reward

The Christian life is pretty simple: It's receiving and giving. Yet, receiving can be one of the hardest things to do. We've been trainied to be rational, logical human beings, but in order to move in the spiritual realm, we have to learn how to receive. "Water always flows to the lowest place." Receiving begins with humbling ourselves. Humility is not something we ask God for, it's something we do. We put ourself in this small place. We keep on knocking, asking, and receiving.

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Freedom From Shame

Shame comes from something you've done or because of something done to you, among other things. We often feel shame, but shame is not our inheritance. All of life is God getting us back to Eden where there is no sin, no shame, no brokenness, and no sickness. Jesus will come back to restore the earth to Eden, but until then we must battle the powers and principalites that seek to oppress us with shame. 

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Jesus Calling

New Life City is a prophetic church; a church where we look at each other not through the lens of your history but through the lens of your destiny. As such, we long for what God's fullness in our lives and church. One of the reasons New Life City exists is because we saw the gap between what Jesus was saying and what we were doing, and we decided the gap was our problem and not a God problem. We started longing for the distance to be closed between what God was saying and what we were tasting. Jesus is calling us. We must respond. 

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

Do you have a gospel? Matthew uses the phrase, "the Gospel of the Kingdom" three times. Other gospel writers use "the Kingdom of God" or "the Kingdom of Heaven." It's the same Kingdom all around. Most Christians say the gospel is believing in Jesus so we'll go to heaven. That's not the way the first century Christians thought of the gospel. The good news is that we have a King and he rules over his kingdom in power and might. 

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Healing on its Wings

One way to know we're religious is to notice how easily we get offended at forgiveness when it is freely given to others, especially our enemies. God's grace and mercy is handed out freely to those who receive. With Christ's grace, there is no accounting; we're just forgiven. Your sins are forgiven, go ahead and rest in the goodness of God's grace. Do you believe it? Pastor Alan works through the story of the paralytic, Jesus calling Matthew, and new wineskins in this freeing word.

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The Faith To Follow

Death is a constant in human life and many question God's goodness in the face of it. Christ was swallowed up into death and destroyed it because he had authority over it. He then said to his disciples and to us, "Follow me." All of us will be called to greater things in Jesus but not everything will be easy. Christ was swallowed up by death and defeated it. The question of the hour is: Do you believe Jesus has the authority in our lives to do what he has done? For we cannot really follow Jesus if we want authority over our own lives.

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