One | Baptism

“One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, ‘You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.'” (Luke 3:21-22 NLT)

This week, we move our worship gathering into the SLW parking lot, celebrating baptism of several believers! As week look at Luke 3, where Jesus is baptized, Pastor Jesse shows us reasons why we choose to experience the act of baptism as believers and followers of Jesus Christ.

#Lifehacks | Divine Design

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

In the passage above, we see that each of us was created to make a difference. As we wind down our “Life Hacks” message series this week, Pastor Jesse unpacks how we can have a powerful life as we know and understand our “Divine Design” for each of us to engage in the opportunities God has positioned for each of us as we live sent and be the church.

#Lifehacks | Spiritual Freedom

As Christ Followers, we have been given freedom in Christ, but yet we don’t always choose to live inside of that freedom, as Satan is continually working to steal that gift from us.

This week, as we look at 1 Corinthians 6, Pastor Jesse paints a picture of what “spiritual erosion” looks like as Satan attempts to take that freedom that God has given us, and he also presents some Life Hacks as we work to fortify our Spirit as we fight to protect ourselves, and becoming children of the King who are making a difference for eternity.

#Lifehacks | Prayer

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! Pray like this:

Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” (Matthew 6:7-13 NLT)

As we continue in our “Life Hacks” series this week, we take a look at prayer. Listen as Pastor Jesse reads from a familiar passage in Matthew 6 as he unpacks the prayer Jesus modeled for us. Here, we see some things that prayer is and isn’t as we seek to better understand why we pray, and we pick up some simple and practical life hacks to transform and become more engaged in our prayer lives.