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Welcome to the SLW Community Podcast. As we enter the Advent season, Pastor Jesse begins our 'An Avalanche of Generosity' message series. This week, he gives us an overview of how we can begin the avalanche, by showing God's Great Love through our generosity to others around us.
Welcome to the SLW Community Podcast. This week, Pastor Jesse concludes our 'SLW' message series. He gives us an overview of the rapid multiplication of the early Church in the Book of Acts and some key points of how we can grow and expand God's Kingdom today.
Welcome to the SLW Community Podcast. This week, as Pastor Jesse continues our 'SLW' message series, he shows us why we need to give God our very best with what He has given us as we join together in His mission.
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week Pastor Jesse continues in our 'Renovate' message series. Jesse talks about his favorite room in the house, and shows us the four things we need to build a solid family room in our lives.
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week Pastor Jesse continues in the 'Renovate' message series. He walks us through what it looks like to renovate the foyer of our lives. And asks the question, "What are you going to allow to come inside?
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community podcast. This week Pastor Jesse Pratt wraps up our 'Reality Check' message series. Jesse looks at the TV show, 'Made', and uses it to help us look at what it means to be made fully into who God intended us to be.
Thank you for downloading the SLW community Podcast. This week Pastor Jesse Pratt continues in the "Reality Check" message series. He uses the show "Duck Dynasty" to walk us through some simple truths we learn from Phil Robertson, "Love God, Trust God, Work hard, and Do what's right."
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week Pastor Jesse Prat continues in our "Reality Check" message series. This week he uses the show "What Would You Do?" to help us answer the question, Who are you when no one is looking?
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week Pastor Jesse continues in the Reality Check message series. He shows us that, while people judge externally, God judges the heart. How can we live with a heart focused towards Him?
Thanks for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week Pastor Jeremiah talks about the many seasons we walk through in life. Good or bad, we need to pray for God's guidance and that we are living in the midst of His will.
Thank you for checking out the SLW community podcast. This week we do not have a podcast due to the Alive at the Lake Celebration! We had an incredible service and time of Baptism! Continue to check back for more podcasts in the future!
Thank you for downloading the SLW community podcast. This week we heard from Pastor Jesse Pratt. Jesse was here at SLW to candidate for the lead pastor position. We are excited to say that Jesse and his family have accepted the call to join the ministry team here at SLW!
Thank you for downloading the SLW community podcast. This week Pastor Jeremiah continues in our 'Outrageous' message series. Pastor Jeremiah walks us through some of Nehemiah's life. Showing us that as outrageous as his prayers were, it was even crazier that he acted with expectation that God would answer them.
What impossible situation is keeping you "imprisoned?" In Acts 12, there's a story of a man facing the impossible with no human hope of escape, but when a group of people pray an outrageous prayer, everything changes. This week, Pastor Jeremiah helps us to see that outrageous prayers aren't about a particular outcome, but about asking the God of the impossible to move in power, and trusting him with the outcome...even when it's not what we want or expect.
Our apologies. Due to technical difficulties we are not able to upload this weeks podcast. Please continue to check us out and stay tuned for the rest of our 'Outrageous' message series.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Have you ever considered prayer to be an outrageous thing? For some of us, the idea of prayer brings images of boring piety rather than anything dynamic, and certainly not something adventurous. But in Scripture, we find a number of outrageous prayers which expect the God of the Impossible to do the impossible…and He responds! In fact, we are enjoying the benefit of many of those prayers even today.
More than that, these amazing prayers bring us to ask, what if we could connect with God through prayer in a way that changes everything? How would that change the way we interact with Him and the world around us?
Join us throughout the summer as we dig into some of the outrageous prayers found in the Bible and discover more of what it means to live expectantly and thankfully as those devoted to prayer.
Thank you for downloading the SLW Community Podcast. This week was our vision Sunday where heard from different members of the ministry team. Giving us a chance to celebrate some of the incredible things God has been doing in this past year at Sandy Lake Wesleyan Church!
For the video on Okipe check out this link! :: http://youtu.be/25bfbz8Yxqw
Thanks for joining us in this episode of the SLW community Podcast. This week Pastor Shawn concludes our 'Great Grace' message series. We have gone through three expressions of Grace, Knowing, Recieving, and Embracing. This week we walk through the necessity of extending Grace.
Thanks for downloading this episode of the SLW community podcast! This week pastor Shawn jumps back into our 'Great Grace' series. Walking us through what it means to truly embrace grace. Taking a look the desire of God to rid our lives of shame in order to fully experience Him.
Thanks for Listening to the SLW Community podcast. This week we had our Alive Baptism celebration! Taking a break from our "Great Grace" message series Pastor Shawn walks us through a biblical explanation of Baptism. As well as the implications on our lives, past, present, and future.
During the Alive service, we saw a few testimony videos. You can find them at the SLW youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/slwchurch.
This week pastor Shawn continues with week two of our "Great Grace" message series. This week pastor Shawn asks us the question, "Do you see grace as a coverup, or a way of life?" While helping us unpack this question he shows us that there are two different ways to live. In nature, or in grace. As we look at both of these options, we see that God's Grace is big enough to cover all areas of our lives.
"…with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all."
Acts 4:33, ESV
Have you ever looked at the adversities you're facing, the challenging relationships around you, or other circumstances of your life and thought, "If I could just work a little harder, invest a little more, make people see things from my perspective, then things will be better," only to discover that despite your best efforts the very relationships, challenges or circumstances you had hoped to fix were still broken?
The truth is, we're all aware of aspects of life that not only could, but likely should be different. What if the answer to these things doesn't lie in exhausting our own supply of strength, energy, or resource? What if the first step of seeing renewal come to even the most challenging parts of life doesn't involve us doing anything, but in experiencing and offering something so life-altering it's hard to even comprehend?
Join us as we experience the refreshing reality of God's great grace and discover what it means to understand, receive, embrace, and share it as never before.
Thanks for downloading this special episode of the SLW Community Podcast. This message is from Good Friday. Pastor Shawn unpacks the sacrifice of Christ and the symbolism of the crown of thorns showing us the implications these things have on our lives.
Pastor Shawn continues asking the question, "Who is our King?" in the third week of our 'King Me' message series. He walks us through some of the life of King Solomon. Using the story of Solomon to take a look at our own hearts and assess where we have positioned our Crown.
You can find the 'Heart Check' here at Pastor Shawn's blog:
This week pastor Shawn continues our 'King Me' message series helping us take a look at the life of King David. We explore the authority of God in our lives, unpacking the cycle of love-trust-obey-know seen in John 14:21 and how we can compromise in any of these four areas. Pastor Shawn gives us three factors to help us avoid stepping out of the authority of God.
Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? Psalm 24:7-8a
Within each of us is the desire to be part of something big, glamorous, and of significance in the eyes of others. Whether getting the latest scoop on Hollywood royalty, trying to create our own version of "Camelot," or finding a way to closely emulate someone we admire, it seems this desire for significance and security can drive us to follow any number of people in many different ways. We're all looking for a king.
Scripture is clear that God designed us to have Him as our true King, and we aren't the first ones to struggle with what this might look like. So how do we live in the reality of having Him as our ultimate leader and heart's desire?
Come along with us as we explore four of the different kings of Scripture and discover what it looks like to find ourselves enjoying the security and provision of the One King who gave everything for us.
This week Pastor Shawn concludes our Truth & Dare message series by revealing the four main influences in our lives (God, Self, Others, Satan) and why God needs to be the number one. Through this he unpacks seven realities that affect the way we submit to the authority of God and His word in our Lives, and why this submission is crucial for our daily lives.
This week pastor Nate helps us discover the importance of pursuing unity in the context of church community. Along with this pursuit, we see why we should run from disunity, as well as anything that may cause division amongst one another.
(John 17:20-23) - My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Continuing in our Truth & Dare message series, Pastor Jeremiah helps us discover the biblical truth in dealing with conflict and moving toward forgiveness when someone sins against us. He unpacks the words of Jesus found in Matthew 18:15-20.
(Matthew 18:15) -- “If your brother or sister sins [against you], go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over."
Continuing in our Truth & Dare message series, Pastor Shawn challenges us to pursue obedience by allowing our 'yes' to be 'yes,' and our 'no' to be 'no.' Along the way, we discover the freedom that this brings and how life-giving operating this way can be in all of our relationships.
Key Scripture: Matthew 5:37
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“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” - James 1:22 We all want to experience the life of adventure, purpose, and fulfillment God has designed us for, but when it comes to actually living out what God calls us to, we can find ourselves avoiding the specific things He prescribes for us in Scripture…especially the ones that make us uncomfortable. Unfortunately, when we do that, we miss out on some of the most dynamic and life-giving aspects of what God has for us, our families, and our communities. We are being challenged as a church to be more intentional about interacting with Scripture by constantly asking this question, “Does my life reflect the truth of this Scripture”? Join us as we accept the challenge of applying the truth of Scripture and taking the dare to live it out.
“Living SENT is looking at the world around you with a willing expectancy and consistently choosing to be ‘Jesus with skin on.’"
Concluding our Live SENT! message series, Pastor Shawn leads us in discussion of some of the various opportunities the first followers of Jesus had to point those around them to Christ...and how they often focused instead on their own immediate needs or desires. Along the way, we discover the countless opportunities around us every day to live as though we are "Jesus with skin on," if only we'll have eyes to see them and courage to take them.
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." (John 20:21, NIV)
We have been entrusted with an awesome privilege and responsibility as Christ followers! It's not just enough to say we are Christ followers, the reality is we need to live that way. We have been sent to minister in this world in the same manner that Jesus was sent. It's vital that we revisit this foundational truth as a church because it is so easy for us to get distracted and settle for "Living" and miss the greater mission of "Living SENT."
Our core values at SLW are to "Deepen the Soul, Find Relationship, and Join the Mission" as we Live SENT. What does that really look like as you plug into SLW and live your daily life? Prepare your heart today to be recalibrated and challenged to live with greater purpose!