To Know Him Is To Love Him (Part 1)
October 22, 2023 | Finally Free, Freedom, Jesus Christ, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


To Know Him Is To Love Him (Part 1) | John 8 | Finally Free

Are you finding freedom yet? It all comes down to your love for Jesus Christ.

As you grow to know a spouse or a close friend more and more, your love for that person grows deeper. It’s the same with the Lord – the longer you walk with Jesus Christ, the more your love for Him will grow.

Do you love the Lord? Open your Bible to John 8…

Loving Lost People
September 24, 2023 | God's love, God's power, Love, Love: The Missing the Piece, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


Loving Lost People

First Steps
September 9, 2023 | Addiction, Finally Free, Freedom, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


Our ministry has been growing and serving men who are stuck in addictions. At the Act Like Men House, we’ve been guiding men at the rock bottom of addiction toward lasting freedom, through faith in Christ and community with brothers in Christ. This message was preached at our ministry center, Rock Bottom, and is for you and your loved ones who need victory and freedom from your shame and burdens.

Intellectual knowledge of Christ, rules, structure, and sheer will-power alone can never set people free. Only Jesus Christ can truly set people free. The God who made you wants to free you from sin, addiction and shame.

This new teaching series, Finally Free, will give you the truth you need to destroy the strongholds in your life. Join us in Acts 13 as we learn the First Steps of recovery!

But God, Rich in Mercy
August 18, 2023 | God's power, Great "Buts" in the Bible, New life, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


But God, Rich in Mercy | Ephesians 2 | Great Buts of The Bible

Much More Salvation
July 22, 2023 | Jesus Christ, Salvation, Sanctification, Savior, Series, Sermons, Single Messages, Topics


Much More Salvation | Romans 5

I Am Your Savior
June 25, 2023 | Forgiveness, I AM: Finding Your Identity in God, Salvation, Savior, Series, Sermons, Topics


I Am Your Savior

The Way God Wins
April 9, 2023 | Devotionals, Hope, Salvation, Savior

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him (Colossians 2:13–15, esv).

When God wins, He wins big time!

We’re not talking an overtime, squeak-it-out victory. And we’re not talking about a soccer game where there’s a shootout win because one ball dribbles in, but otherwise it would have been a tie. God doesn’t operate like that. When He wins a battle, His victory is decisive.

As God was pouring out His wrath on His Son, we were there in His mind. From each painful step to Calvary, to His last breath on the cross, Jesus was taking on the ultimate battle—“the rulers and authorities” who were waving “the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands.”

Satan had an open-and-shut case against us; left to ourselves, we were toast. But Colossians 2:15 declares that when Jesus won the victory on the cross, “He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (nkjv). When it came to settling our eternal destiny, God wasn’t offering an obligatory “good game.” He was triumphing over the principalities and powers, including the enemy himself: “You lost! Just like I told you!” That’s the way God wins.

Neither death nor the grave nor Satan’s plans stood a chance against the risen Savior!

Long before the cross, the Israelites who escaped the bondage of slavery witnessed one such victory. Imagine their joyful shouts when they looked back and saw the miraculously-parted Red Sea close over the Egyptian army in hot pursuit. “Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously . . . ” (Exodus 15:1, esv). Game over!

Some two-thousand years later, after what looked like a devastating defeat by the enemy, came the ultimate triumph: “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay” (Matthew 28:6). Neither death nor the grave nor Satan’s plans stood a chance against the risen Savior!

Today, Jesus lives to further His victory through the lives of His followers. In fact, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). In Christ, we aren’t just conquerors, we’re super conquerors—because God doesn’t just win, He crushes the enemy (Romans 16:20). That’s why you don’t want to take on this battle yourself. It is the reason the transaction at the cross was entirely out of our hands.

Jesus took on your debt, your sin, your condition, and defeated the condemning, eternal hold those things had on you. Because of His death and resurrection, all who trust in Christ for salvation are granted a place in the conquering band that will rejoice in His victory forever!

Consider your battles in light of this truth. Express your heart to the Lord and pour out your adoration. Every day we have the ultimate reason to celebrate.


  • How does the concept of victory fit the way you think about your relationship with Christ?
  • Where does the truth that we are more than conquerors through him need to intersect your life today?

Heavenly Father, I praise You afresh today for the resurrection of Jesus Christ! I praise You for triumphing over sin and death and hell. I praise You for the unfathomable sacrifice You made to make possible my reconciliation with You. I praise You that You are a mighty warrior and the eternal victor. I confess that I don’t always feel much like a “super conqueror.” But the more I focus on what You have done, rather than worrying about what I have done or need to do, the more I sense the freedom of victory in Jesus. Thank You for being the decisive factor in every battle. I place the battles I’m facing today in Your mighty hands. Help me to keep trusting You, my Savior and King. I pray these things in the awesome name of Jesus Christ, amen.

The Secret to a Joyful Life (Part 1)
January 26, 2023 | Faith, Jesus Christ, Savior, Series, Sermons, Single Messages, Topics


The Secret To a Joyful Life (Part 1)
John 15

10 Reasons To Put Jesus Christ First
November 18, 2022 | Faith, Hope, Savior, Sermons, Single Messages, Worship, WORTHY