When you attempt to do something for God with your life, you will experience opposition. Don’t stop working. When verbal opposition grows personal and harmful, tell God what you need and why. When verbal becomes active opposition, it will affect others. Don’t stop working. Opposition isn’t a detour. It is a part of achieving God’s mission for your life.
Determined To Conquer Opposition
Live from the Holy Land, Pastor James leads us through Nehemiah chapter 3. Have you ever stopped to consider exactly who contributed to the rebuilding project? The list is important because every servant of God matters to God. And if you find yourself facing a difficult task, with God’s help you will find a way forward. Big things can happen when we work together.
Determined To Do My Part
Each of us has a natural inclination toward being or doing.If you’re more of a being person, maybe you like sitting, savoring, and seeking – you’re content just being.You might lean more toward delegation, determination, and duty – you’re all about accomplishing. You’re a doer.While both of these matter in their appropriate setting, none of the doing is worth doing if it’s not growing out of the being.In Nehemiah chapter 2, we will take a candid assessment of where we are and make a plan for where we are going.
Determined To Achieve
In a world of quitters, God’s people are determined. And their determination reveals itself in many aspects of a believer’s life – especially in how they care. There are things yet undone that God wants accomplished in the world you live in. Do you care? There is no ministry that is not deeply connected to caring for people.
Determined To Care
As Christians, our greatest motivation is “The Day.” The Day will cause all other days to pale in comparison – and there are a few things you should know about The Day before it arrives. Every day – we pitch our tents one day’s march closer to eternity. How will you fair?
I Corinthians 3:11-15
I Corinthians 3:11-15
God accepts no love from human hearts that are gripped by hate. In Vertical Living, we have come to discover from God’s word that mercy halts offense by withholding and grace limits offense by covering. In this sermon, we will see how forgiveness ends offense by releasing. While there are many rationalizations for our unforgiveness – Scripture offers a roadmap for the vehicle of forgiveness which leads to freedom from self incarceration and a lifetime of bitterness.
5 Reasons To Forgive | Vertical Living: 
Love2Live2Love – most people want that in concept. But in reality, most of us find ourselves not loving as God would have us. We want to…but we don’t. In today’s sermon, we will be equipped with scriptural tools to overcome the obstacles of grace. Grace is continuing to love even when offended.
Grace When It’s Hardest To Love | Vertical Living: 
Christ followers are not just responsible for what they do – but also for the impression they give. This week will be a paradigm shift for each of us as we transition from an easy and average perspective of judgment to one of mercy. Mercy is diffi cult and must be learned – because where it is absent, God is blasphemed, Satan will gain a foothold and Christianity becomes a joke.
Mercy Over Judgment | Vertical Living: 
Offense is an obstacle to love. And the cost of unresolved offense is great. For this cause, God takes it very seriously. No matter your personality, the prescription for resolution is universal. God is the resource and reason for loving others. Matthew 5:21-47
The Necessity of Resolving Offense | Vertical Living: 
What is your love story as it pertains to love for God? Jesus said, the sincerity of your love for God is on display in the record of your actions toward the person in your life you find hardest to love. As followers of Christ we do this willingly and gladly. And while love is not the only thing that matters – it is the method to accomplish everything that does.
Love: The Greatest Thing