GracePoint Wesleyan Podcast
Checkmate

Checkmate

October 13, 2019

Have you ever felt checkmated by sin? In this message we will see that the only way out of a checkmate situation is by dependence on Jesus as Deliverer. 

Sin Must be Utterly Sinful
Released to be New

Released to be New

September 30, 2019

This message will explore what it means that the follower of Jesus is released from the law to serve in the new way of the Holy Spirit. Understanding the purpose and application of the law and experiencing the infilling power of the Holy Spirit are critical to becoming wholly God’s person.

Who’s Slave Are You?

Who’s Slave Are You?

September 22, 2019

This week we will explore what it means to be a slave to righteousness rather than sin.

A New Life to Live

A New Life to Live

September 15, 2019

This message continues where we left off last week in Romans 6:1-14 looking at a "Two-Pronged Approach to Mastery Over Sin.” We will the focus on what it means to be alive to God in Jesus. You have a new life in Jesus which means you have a new perspective, you are a new person and you have a new purpose.

How to Master Sin

How to Master Sin

September 8, 2019

This message kicks off our series “The Battle Within” from Romans 6-8. In this message we will see that the approach to mastery over sin is to put to death the old nature and live the new life Jesus provides. 

Rhythms of Sabbath Rest

Rhythms of Sabbath Rest

September 1, 2019

This week we will explore how the practice of observing the Sabbath helps us rest and reorient our lives.

Set Your Heart on Jesus

Set Your Heart on Jesus

August 25, 2019

God wants followers who have given their hearts fully to Him. (Matthew 22:37) In this message we will look into how our hearts engage with the Lord.

Be A Wise Builder

Be A Wise Builder

August 18, 2019

In this message we will see that there are 2 very important things to build your life on. First, you need to know the teachings of Jesus. What you don’t know can hurt you. Second, you need to put that knowledge into practice.

Ownership to Stewardship

Ownership to Stewardship

August 11, 2019

This message explores how to live our lives as stewards of God’s provision.

Waiting on God, Understanding God’s Timing

Waiting on God, Understanding God’s Timing

August 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered about God’s timing? This message explores how to wait on God. Often the process of waiting is as beneficial to our faith as what we are waiting for.

Discerning God’s Direction

Discerning God’s Direction

August 8, 2019

Have you ever wondered, “How do I discern God’s direction for my life?” Maybe you’re facing a big decision and you want to make sure you have the mind of God on it. In this message we will look at several key questions and perspectives to be considered in discerning God’s direction.

You Have a Call

You Have a Call

July 21, 2019

This is the first message in a sub-series in which we look at how to wisely approach life. In this message we will see that all followers of God have a Call.

Constructive Conflict

Constructive Conflict

July 14, 2019

In any meaningful relationship there will be times of disagreement. In this message we will look into how to handle disagreements in a way that is constructive and life giving. God calls His people to speak the truth in love to one another and we will look at what this means, practically speaking, in the context of a disagreement. 

A Righteous and Redeemed Community

A Righteous and Redeemed Community

July 8, 2019

This week we'll explore how being made well comes with a call to live in community with others and have a redemptive impact in their lives.​

A Life-Changing Question

A Life-Changing Question

June 30, 2019

This morning as we end the vices and virtues part of our series, we ask a life-changing question: Do you truly love Jesus? You can be well by loving Jesus well.A Life-Changing Question

Courage that Leads to Diligence/ Displacing Slothfulness

Courage that Leads to Diligence/ Displacing Slothfulness

June 23, 2019

Slothfulness is frequently not recognized as a sin. In this message we will discover what sloth is and how God calls His people to be courageous—to have a sturdiness of soul, pursuing God and His agenda.

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.