Encounter(ing) God // Father
We are starting a new series where we are going to look at the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit over the coming months. Our heart behind this series is to encourage and equip you to ENCOUNTER God for who He really is. We are beginning with the Father where we will unpack the character of God – His Nature, Names, Titles, and Attributes. With God, oftentimes our attention is focused on KNOWING what to do or not do, rather than ENCOUNTERING Who it is behind it all!
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 13
Pastor Steve Berger | April 14, 2019
Finishing up the Father portion of Encounter(ing) God, Pastor Steve speaks on Mi’chal’s (David’s wife) response in 2 Samuel 6 to King David’s passionate worship to God’s Presence. The overarching idea is that this same religious spirit is still prevalent in today’s Church where it seeks to condemn others in their passionate worship of God, perhaps even cloaked in Christian “compassion,” care, or concern. This religious spirit does not birth the fruit of the Spirit, develop the character of God in us, or expand the Kingdom of Jesus.
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 12
Pastor Steve Berger | April 7, 2019
In Part 12, Pastor Steve continues to unpack different responses to encountering God and this week we look specifically at how passionate worship produces blessing. Our response to God’s Presence must be personal and Biblical. It must be for an audience of One and we can’t be concerned about other people’s opinions, approvals, or objections.
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 11
Pastor Steve Berger | March 31, 2019
Pastor Steve felt led to stay on the issue of worship and responding to the Presence of God, so in Part 11 of Encounter(ing) God // Father, we talk about how an irreverent familiarity with the Presence of God can actually keep us from experiencing intimacy with God’s Presence.
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 10
Pastor Rob Rogers | March 24, 2019
In the final part of the Father portion of our Encounter(ing) God series, Pastor Rob speaks on worship, as that was the response Moses had upon seeing the glory of God in Exodus 34. The world isn’t divided up into those who worship and those that don’t. The world is divided up into those who worship the only One who is worthy of it and those that worship lesser things.
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 9
Pastor Dave Buehring | March 17, 2019
Continuing through the characteristics God reveals about Himself to Moses in Exodus 34, Pastor Dave teaches on God as the Just Judge, with particular attention paid to generational sin. There is a freedom pathway through Jesus to turn the Generational Tide through repentance, receiving, resisting, and replacing lies with the Truth.
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 8
Pastor Dave Buehring | March 10, 2019
In Part 8, Pastor Dave teaches on sin, transgression, and iniquity, and defines and details the differences between the three in the scripture. The big take home is that God’s forgiveness is available for all sin – it is only unavailable to the one who chooses not to ask for it.
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 7
Pastor Steve Berger | March 3, 2019
Pastor Steve takes an interesting and unique approach to Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 7, as he acts out six different situations in the Bible where the mercy of God was extended to seemingly hopeless situations. In each of these stories, we can find elements that relate to our own life situations that need the mercy of God. Know that whatever you are facing, God kept some mercy for you.
Encounter(ing) God // Father – Part 6
Pastor Steve Berger | February 24, 2019
In Part 6, Pastor Steve expounds on God’s abundant goodness and truth, attributes God says about Himself when Moses asks God to show His glory. The abounding goodness and truth of God prepares us for our encounter with Him and defines His dealings with us, they provide atonement for our sins, salvation from our enemies, and preservation unto eternal life!
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 5
Pastor Steve Berger | February 17, 2019
In Part 5, Pastor Steve speaks on the long-suffering/patient nature of God. He defines God’s long-suffering, speaks on what it does, and then cautions us on ways we may take advantage of this attribute of God. Is today your day to acknowledge and accept God’s long-suffering so you can repent and be saved?
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 4
Pastor Steve Berger | February 10, 2019
Pastor Steve begins to unpack the character of God, focusing specifically on mercy and grace. Both of these attributes of God are closely related and often mentioned together, as in the case today’s text out of Exodus 34. Have you encountered the mercy and grace of God? If so, there should be an internal transformation and an external generosity.
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 2
Pastor Dave Buehring | January 27, 2019
In Part 2, Pastor Dave dives deep into the life of Moses and his encounter with the Father. The core of the name LORD, which is revealed to Moses in Exodus 34, is that God is beyond comprehension, compare, and corruption. The question is, “Where is God the Father inviting you to encounter Him afresh today?”
Encounter(ing) God // Father - Part 1
Pastor Dave Buehring | January 20, 2019
In the introduction to the Father segment of Encounter(ing) God, Pastor Dave lays a foundation for this series by defining and clarifying the difference between knowing God and encountering God. Knowing is being “aware” and “informed,” whereas, when we have an encounter with God, our lives are forever changed and transformed.