Our world loves to talk about compromise. But when it comes to standing for our convictions, compromise is the furthest thing from God’s plan. Because when we stand for what we believe, the blessings are unbelievable!
In this message, Pastor Ed Young continues his look at the Old Testament prophet Daniel. By studying Daniel’s refusal to compromise what he believed, we discover the focus isn’t about fighting against culture. Rather, it’s about being resolved to focus first and foremost on God. When we do that, we will experience the blessings of God no matter what happens in the world around us.
The prophet Daniel was one of the most self-aware characters we encounter in the Old Testament. Because of that, he had opportunity after opportunity to make a lasting impact in the world. But things weren’t always easy for him. Sometimes, he faced challenges that forced him to make difficult decisions. In this message, Ed Young unpacks one of the most well-known biblical accounts, Daniel and the lions’ den. Through an in-depth look at the decisions Daniel had to make in the midst of that time, we discover just what it takes to make the right decisions today and experience the kind of impact God wants us all to have.
Throughout the Bible, we encounter characters who serve as models for us today. Some of those characters teach us what to do; others remind us what not to do. Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, was one character no one wants to replicate in today’s world, because the mistake he made cost him everything. In this message by Pastor Ed Young, we look at this rebellious ancient ruler in Daniel 5 and discover just what it takes for us to read, understand, and avoid the writing on the wall.
We all want to know, deep down, who we truly are. Yet so many people have a misconception of their true identity, because they look to the wrong source of that identity. In other words, we are self-unaware. But through this message by Pastor Ed Young, we realize that the true source of our identity is the One who made us. And when we tap into God’s power of self-awareness, we discover the power and potential we were truly meant to have.
The Word of God is illustrated by many things, including a light, a sword, or a hammer. In this message, though, Pastor Ed Young unpacks us one of the most powerful and potent of all illustrations. He shows us Jesus’ teaching about how the Word of God is seed. And while everyone who hears the Word may hear the same words being spoken, not everyone responds the same way. It all comes down to the kind of soil our heart is.
For our hearts to function properly, they need to be whole and complete. This is not only true physically, it is true spiritually. When a heart is broken, life ceases to exist. This, too, is not only true physically, it is true spiritually. In this message, Pastor Ed Young unpacks the powerful truth that we all have a broken and segmented heart. But it is not something we can fix on our own; God is the only One who can repair it. And when we come to understand His plan for our lives and accept the work He has done to repair our broken hearts, we discover the amazing reality that we never have to live again with a broken heart. We can live whole-hearted!
Known by many names, the Bible is the most popular book in the history of the world. From the time it was first penned, its message has been read and rejected, protected and persecuted, championed and chastised. But in all the time that the Bible has existed, it has never changed or wavered from its claim as the very Word of God. But is this ancient book still relevant? In this message, Pastor Ed Young opens Scripture to reveal what it says, who it reveals, and what its powerful and providential truth means for each of us today.
The heart is one of the most complex and vital organs in the human body. So goes our heart, so goes our health. But it’s not only crucial to our physical survival. The health of our spiritual heart is vital for our eternity. But too often, we don’t understand the true condition of our heart. In this message, Pastor Ed Young unpacks a powerful section of Scripture and challenges us all to let God, the ultimate physician, examine our hearts. Because when do, we experience the path to true spiritual health.
For any organization to run smoothly, accomplish its goals, and reach a level of excellence, there must be a plan in place. It’s true for businesses. It’s true for families as well. But unlike in the corporate world, the family business doesn’t require an MBA to master it. All it takes is a willingness to open God’s Word and follow His plan. In this message, Ed Young shows us that God has developed a clear and simple plan to help families. And when we follow God’s family business plan and run the “corporation” according to God’s rules, success is within our reach.
In the case of a medical emergency, if we have a broken arm or our child’s fever spikes, we know exactly where to go. Doctors and nurses, technicians and staff are trained at any hospital to help us through our crisis. But many of the crises people are facing today are non-medical. So where do we go for the urgent care most of us need? In this message, Ed Young looks at God’s Word to show us how the family is set up as a trauma center. It is only there that we can receive the personal care and attention we need to help us through whatever emergency we may be facing in life.
The colors of Easter are familiar – pink, yellow, lavender. But only the color red truly captures the message and meaning of this time of year. Join us this Easter weekend for a community-wide celebration at Fellowship Church, as Pastor Ed Young helps us realize the power behind the color red by tracing it through the Bible and ultimately to the cross. And when we realize just how strong the red rope of redemption is, we discover what we need to truly paint the town red!
The story of Moses and Jethro in Exodus 18 is all about hopping, skipping, and jumping into the life God has for us. It lays the foundation for God wants all of us to do and gives us the example of hearing and taking advice from the right people. But it is more than just an example for what we should do. As Pastor Ed Young shows us in the last message of this series, living the life God has in store for us is all about the follow through!
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