Courageous Leadership, Crazy Culture

Courageous Leadership, Crazy Culture

The Kingdoms of the world clash for power. God's people are caught in the middle. On the one hand, they are servants of King Jesus, on the other, they are citizens of a country set against God and His ways. How are God's people to live? How are they to serve the people in the city they live? Daniel is a power-pack story of intrigue and suspense, as God's people experience first-hand the power of God and the hope of His coming Kingdom.

The World Is Jacked Up | Daniel | Week 14

The World Is Jacked Up | Daniel | Week 14

February 28, 2021 | Josh McPherson

The world is jacked up. Actually, the world has always been jacked up (since Genesis 3!). And that can be strangely comforting in a time like ours. We saw evidence of this in Daniel chapter 11, as Pastor Josh walked through a sweeping chapter of the Bible that demonstrates again the sovereign hand of God over both global events and the personal details of our lives.

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How To Respond To Pain And Loss | Daniel | Week 13

How To Respond To Pain And Loss | Daniel | Week 13

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Discouraged and overwhelmed? How do we rightly respond to the pain, suffering, and loss that we face in life? In Daniel chapter 10, Pastor Josh walks us through what the process of lamenting is and what it is not. We learn that it is the love of God, not details of the future, that will get us through the darkness.

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How To Pray And Be Heard | Daniel | Week 12

How To Pray And Be Heard | Daniel | Week 12

February 14, 2021 | Josh McPherson

Changing your circumstances doesn't change your reality.  Instead of packing up and making a run for it, let our first response in all of life, especially in difficult situations, be prayer.  In Daniel 9, we learn about the importance of our heart posture in prayer and the faithfulness of our God.  

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Bad Trip? Or Good News? | Daniel | Week 11

Bad Trip? Or Good News? | Daniel | Week 11

February 07, 2021 | Josh McPherson

God is always at work, even when you can't see it, even in hardship and suffering. Daniel receives a vision of events that would occur hundreds of years later (recorded in our present-day history books) that displays both God's infiniteness and His power. Though Daniel is grieved and burdened with the revelation of things to come, he sees the assurance of God's ultimate sovereignty over all things, past and future. With this hope, he finds the courage to face the events of his day no matter how hopeless or evil.

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Uncertain Future, Unfailing God | Daniel | Week 10

Uncertain Future, Unfailing God | Daniel | Week 10

January 31, 2021 | Josh McPherson

How many of us have experienced some form of fear or anxiety observing the chaos and confusion of our time?  What God is reminding us in Daniel chapter 7 is that He knows all things and He holds the future.  Listen as Pastor Josh unpacks how we can persevere through the darkness of these days because of the glory and brightness to come.

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The Crisis of Courage | Daniel | Week 9

The Crisis of Courage | Daniel | Week 9

November 29, 2020 | Josh McPherson

Is it ever right for a Christian to disobey the law? In one of the most famous Bible stories of all time, Daniel is punished by the government for serving Jesus. But Daniel's faith remains firm in the worship of the true King, and God shows up in a powerful way to rescue his servant. Also, Pastor Josh interviews a public servant and discusses Christians serving the role of politics.

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When God Crashes Your Party | Daniel | Week 8

When God Crashes Your Party | Daniel | Week 8

November 15, 2020 | Josh McPherson

Nebuchadnezzar spent his whole life building his own kingdom, but his day of judgment was coming. Even in this shocking story of swift judgment, we see the astounding patience of God with people who throw parties for themselves. Nebuchadnezzar is no different from us...we can spend our time building our own kingdom or God's, but we can't do both.

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The Cure For Insanity | Daniel | Week 7

The Cure For Insanity | Daniel | Week 7

November 08, 2020 | Josh McPherson

The story of Nebuchadnezzar is a story of a man being successful in the world's eyes but not in God's. God will disrupt your comfort to mature your faith, which means when life is coming apart, look for the hand of God. Jesus has come to infuse meaning and significance into our life. However successful we are with our kingdom, it will ring hollow unless we have a relationship with God our Father.

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Standing Against The Flow | Daniel | Week 6

Standing Against The Flow | Daniel | Week 6

November 01, 2020 | Josh McPherson

Fear is contagious, but so is courage. In one of the most famous Bible stories of all time, 3 guys take their stand against the most powerful ruler of the known world. Courage Listen to Pastor Josh as we see how God powerfully intervenes on behalf of His people. Christians aren't guaranteed that God will deliver them from every trial, but God does promise He will be with them through the trial.

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When The State Becomes God | Daniel | Week 5

When The State Becomes God | Daniel | Week 5

October 25, 2020 | Josh McPherson

God has built into His world the jurisdictions of the Family, Church, and State. When these jurisdictions stay in their proper lane, justice, mercy, and order reign. But what happens when those jurisdictions cross lines and swerve into the other lane? Daniel helps us see how God's people humbly, lovingly, and firmly call kings and rulers throughout history to come into alignment with God's design.

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The Rolling Stone, Part 2 | Daniel | Week 4

The Rolling Stone, Part 2 | Daniel | Week 4

October 11, 2020 | Josh McPherson

The Kingdoms of the world clash for power. Evil rulers reign with thirst for domination. How are the people of God to live under these kingdoms? Daniel gives us a clear picture of how Man's Kingdoms will always fall, but God's Kingdom will stand strong to the end, and believers must put their hope in God's control and care.

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The Rolling Stone, Part 1 | Daniel | Week 3

The Rolling Stone, Part 1 | Daniel | Week 3

October 04, 2020 | Josh McPherson

The Kingdoms of the world clash for power. Evil rulers reign with thirst for domination. How are the people of God to live under these kingdoms? Daniel gives us a clear picture of how Man's Kingdoms will always fall, but God's Kingdom will stand strong to the end, and believers must put their hope in God's control and care.

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Welcome To Babylon | Daniel | Week 2

Welcome To Babylon | Daniel | Week 2

September 27, 2020 | Josh Mcpherson

Babylon is coming for you. It wants to inculcate and destroy you. Can you see it? Babylon is not a geographical place on a map, it's a system of ideas that sets itself up against God and His people. Fortunately, Daniel gives us key instructions for how live amidst the chaos.

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Faithful God, Crazy World | Daniel | Week 1

Faithful God, Crazy World | Daniel | Week 1

September 20, 2020 | Josh McPherson

Daniel was living during a period of political and cultural chaos. Taken from his land, taken from his people, he was forced to live in a culture who hated his God. But Daniel reminds us that while it can appear that Christians are losing, God is still in charge of those who are in charge.

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