GracePoint Wesleyan Podcast
Faith that Leads to Kindness: Displacing Envy

Faith that Leads to Kindness: Displacing Envy

June 17, 2019

Envy tends to be more of a problem than most people realize. In this message we will discover that faith, believing that God supplies everything we need, can move the follower from envy to kindness. Kindness meaning that we can be considerate and generous with others.

Holiness that Leads to Self-Control- Displacing Gluttony

Holiness that Leads to Self-Control- Displacing Gluttony

June 10, 2019

Pastor Steve Warner

 

Gluttony is a sin. However, it is often mis-defined, wrongfully understood, or even dismissed as a mere weakness. This week we will examine unhealthy self-indulgence by exploring the concept of gluttony. Further, we will explore God’s original plan for nourishment of the body and spirit, through right alignment and self-control. When we understand God’s perspective and intention for our lives, self-control is understood as a gift of strength from God, rather than a list of steps rooted in self-help. This strength is attained through a desire to holistically honor Him. 

Justice that Leads to Patience: Displacing Anger

Justice that Leads to Patience: Displacing Anger

June 2, 2019

Anger is a big problem. In this message we will see that its source is frequently a perceived injustice. As the follower of God loves what God loves, hates what God hates and pursues godly justice, anger is displaced. We must learn to wait patiently on the Lord, knowing He makes all things right.

Love that Leads to Purity: Displacing Lust

Love that Leads to Purity: Displacing Lust

May 26, 2019

God promises that He blesses the pure in heart, therefore, we must not give in to lust. In this message we will see how biblical love displaces the vice of lust and leads to the virtue of purity.

Greed and Generosity

Greed and Generosity

May 19, 2019

This week we will explore the vice of greed and how hope, rightly placed, frees us up for a life of generosity.

Wisdom that Leads to Humility

Wisdom that Leads to Humility

May 12, 2019

This message begins our 7-week closeup look into the 7 deadly sins and the virtues that are to displace them. Today we will see that humility is to displace pride and the means of grace for this to really happen is right-mindedness.

7 Vices, 7 Virtues, 7 Means of Grace

7 Vices, 7 Virtues, 7 Means of Grace

May 5, 2019

In this message the 7 deadly sins are laid out along with their corresponding virtues. God has a picture of what you could be, and the key to experiencing this wholeness is stepping onto the bridge of God’s means of grace, moving from a vice to a virtue.

Do You Want to Get Well?

Do You Want to Get Well?

April 28, 2019

This message begins our spring/summer series “The Heart of the Matter.” In this message we will look at a crucial question that Jesus asked a paralytic and we need to ask ourselves, “Do you want to get well?"

Believe

Believe

April 21, 2019

The resurrection is pivotal to the Christian faith. In this Easter message we will look at how ancient historians, eyewitnesses, fulfilled prophecy and even enemies of Jesus all encourage us to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

Informed Faith

Informed Faith

April 14, 2019

This Palm Sunday we will look into what it means to have an informed faith. The resurrected Jesus was seen by hundreds of people validating that He is the person He claimed to be, has the power He claimed to have and keeps the promises that He made.

The Cross: Foolishness or Wisdom?

The Cross: Foolishness or Wisdom?

April 7, 2019

This message begins our Easter series with our focus on becoming spiritually intelligent. In this message we will see that those who receive the message of the cross are graced with wisdom and power from God.

Man on the Mat

Man on the Mat

March 31, 2019

Jesus is becoming famous. Crowds are starting to want to be near Him. Four party-crashers tear a roof apart - the crowd is scorning. It’s then that we learn what the Kingdom is all about. Where would you have been in this story?

Because of His Love: Malachi

Because of His Love: Malachi

March 24, 2019

Malachi, as the last book of the Old Testament, shares some important insight for the follower of God. In this message we see that God calls His people to be devoted followers who revere His name and invest in what matters for eternity. 

Because of His Love: Zechariah

Because of His Love: Zechariah

March 17, 2019

From Zechariah we discover the action of authentic obedience is only made possible through recognition and humble acceptance of the power, provision, and presence of God. 

Because of His Love: Haggai

Because of His Love: Haggai

March 10, 2019

From Haggai we discover insight that is essential to how a movement in God takes place. In Haggai's time it was about the people being inspired to rebuild the temple. In our time it's about being inspired to build the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus.

Because of His Love: Zephaniah

Because of His Love: Zephaniah

March 3, 2019

How does God feel about you? Zephaniah answers this question, assuring us that God has created us for intimacy, love and friendship with Him and He is present with His people. The Lord is mighty to save, takes great delight in His followers, quiets us with His love and rejoices over His beloved with singing. Listen to this message with expectation of an encounter with a God Who loves immeasurably more than you can imagine.

Because of His Love: Habakkuk

Because of His Love: Habakkuk

February 24, 2019

The prophet Habakkuk wrestled with God on why He wasn’t addressing the ungodliness of His people. When God did address their sin, using an even more ungodly people to correct God’s people, Habakkuk really began to wrestle with God. Habakkuk models for us how to wrestle through troubled faith and come to a faith that is triumphant, a faith that trusts God no matter what is going on.

Because of His Love: Nahum

Because of His Love: Nahum

February 17, 2019

In this week’s message, from Nahum, you will be challenged to trust that God will do what is right, in His time and for His purposes. God delights in mercy but there does come a day when God will say enough and judgment will follow.

Because of His Love: Micah

Because of His Love: Micah

February 10, 2019

Ever wonder what God expects of you as a follower? Micah gives a succinct answer to this question.

Because of His Love: Jonah

Because of His Love: Jonah

February 3, 2019

Jonah will challenge us to wrestle with the condition of our heart and our view of God’s mercy and deliverance, both for ourselves and for others.

Because of His Love: Obadiah

Because of His Love: Obadiah

January 27, 2019

This week we will look at Obadiah’s warning that pride can deceive us into believing we can be completely self-sufficient. 

Because of His Love: Amos

Because of His Love: Amos

January 20, 2019

In the book of Amos we discover that it is critical to see cause and effect. We must understand that God interacts in our lives more than we often realize, and He desires that we live faithful lives in Him.

Because of His Love: Joel

Because of His Love: Joel

January 13, 2019

In the book of Joel we are given a picture of, and invited into, the experience of The Day of the Lord. In this message we will look at what this means and how it prepares us for the return of Jesus. 

Because of His Love: Hosea

Because of His Love: Hosea

January 6, 2019

We are Called to walk in the way and the wisdom of God. The minor prophets teach us how to do this, in the light of God's love for us.

A Three-Step Vision

A Three-Step Vision

December 30, 2018

Nine years ago the vision was presented of being a church where people encounter grace, grow in grace and give grace. This message will look at that vision again, with the perspective of nine years of experience.

Christmas: An Opportunity to Rediscover

Christmas: An Opportunity to Rediscover

December 23, 2018

In this message we will look at Christmas as a time to rediscover that Jesus is our source of peace. Jesus graces us with peace on the inside, peace with others and the blessedness of becoming peacemakers.  

Christmas: An Opportunity to Rejoice

Christmas: An Opportunity to Rejoice

December 16, 2018

In this 3rd Advent message we will see that the joy we have in Jesus is a delight that runs deeper than pain or pleasure. This joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit as He causes us to see the beauty of Jesus.

Christmas: An Opportunity to Receive

Christmas: An Opportunity to Receive

December 9, 2018

This week we will look at how traditions can be helpful when they enable us to receive the work that God wants to do in us and through us. 

Christmas: An Opportunity to Remember

Christmas: An Opportunity to Remember

December 2, 2018

Advent adds value to our lives when we use it to remember truths about Jesus. Remembering breaks the cycle of forgetting God and experiencing consequences. Remembering builds hope for what God will do in the future.

Traditions: Helpful or Hurtful

Traditions: Helpful or Hurtful

November 25, 2018

Traditions are helpful when they assist you in remembering, receiving, rejoicing and rediscovering truths about Jesus.