Act Like Men

Join us for a powerful and inspiring Father’s Day sermon by Pastor Mike titled “Act Like Men,” based on 1 Corinthians 16:13. Pastor Mike explores the significance of fatherhood, both spiritually and physically, and the impact of father figures in our lives. He contrasts the portrayal of fathers in media over the decades and emphasizes four essential “I AM” statements for every man: I AM Watchful, I AM Standing Firm, I AM Masculine, and I AM Strong. Discover how to embody these virtues and reverse the cultural dilution of the father’s role in the family. Don’t miss this transformative message!

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Grapes & Grasshoppers

Join us for Pastor Mike’s powerful sermon titled “Grapes & Grasshoppers,” as he delves into the story of the 12 spies from Numbers 13:25-33. Discover the profound lessons from this biblical account, exploring how our perspective can shape our reality and our journey towards God’s promises. Pastor Mike unpacks the significance of the spies’ scouting report, contrasting the hopeful vision of Caleb with the fearful outlook of the others. Learn about the importance of faith-filled vocabulary, seeing opportunities in challenges, and the dangers of letting feelings dictate our actions. Embrace the call to move from stagnation in the wilderness of Paran to conquering the promised land of Canaan. This sermon encourages us to trust in God’s promises, use our voice to speak faith, and see ourselves as conquerors, not grasshoppers. Don’t miss this inspiring message of faith, vision, and victory!

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A Mighty Wind

Join Pastor Mike for a powerful Pentecost Sunday message titled “A Mighty Wind.” Discover the true significance of Pentecost, a festival meaning “50th” in Greek, marking the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the gathered believers, as described in Acts 2:1-4. Pastor Mike shares his personal experience of being baptized in the Holy Spirit, highlighting how God’s intentional timing empowers us to make a difference. Learn about the transformative and uplifting power of the Holy Spirit, which, though unseen, moves us and inspires our spiritual growth. This sermon will encourage you to experience and express the gifts of the Spirit boldly in your daily life.

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The Breakdown of a Blessing

In the final sermon of the “Hidden Heroes” series titled “The Breakdown of a Blessing,” Pastor Mike delves into the significance and practice of laying on of hands as a means of transmitting blessings and spiritual authority. Drawing from biblical passages and personal anecdotes, he highlights the importance of meaningful touch, spoken messages, valuing the recipient, envisioning a special future, and committing to fulfill the blessing. He outlines five purposes for laying on of hands, including confirmation, ordination, impartation, liberation, and restoration, emphasizing its role in spiritual empowerment and healing. Pastor Mike concludes by reflecting on Jesus’ compassionate blessing of children, urging listeners to actively commit themselves to living lives worthy of blessing others through touch and spoken words.

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The Man Who Saved A City

In the second week of the “Hidden Heroes” sermon series titled “The Man Who Saved A City,” Pastor Mike delves into the often-overlooked story from Ecclesiastes 9 about a poor but wise man who saved his city through his wisdom. Drawing from the wisdom literature of the Bible, Pastor Mike explores the concept of wisdom and its importance in making better decisions and fewer regrets in life. He emphasizes the foundational role of the fear of the Lord in true wisdom and highlights the impact of our decisions on future generations. Through practical insights and biblical wisdom, Pastor Mike encourages listeners to prioritize seeking, praying for, and pursuing wisdom in their lives, ultimately pointing to the Word of God, wise teachers, and an eternal perspective as sources of true wisdom.

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The Mother Of Moses

In the sermon titled “The Mother of Moses,” part of the “Hidden Heroes” series, Pastor Mike explores the profound impact of Jochebed, the mother of Moses, on biblical history. Delving into the narrative from Exodus 2, the sermon highlights Jochebed’s courageous act of hiding her son from Pharaoh’s decree, ultimately leading to Moses’ pivotal role in leading the Israelites out of slavery. Through Jochebed’s example, pastor Mike emphasizes the power of parental influence, sacrificial love, and faithfulness in shaping the destiny of future generations. This sermon serves as a tribute to the often overlooked heroes whose actions, though hidden, leave a lasting legacy of faith and courage.

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I’m In Process

The sermon titled “I’m In Process” draws parallels between the biblical narrative of Naaman, a great commander who was afflicted with leprosy, and the challenges of maintaining public authority while struggling with private infirmity. Through introspective questions and vivid illustrations, the preacher explores the tension between outward success and inward struggle, emphasizing the tendency to hide behind pride and preferences. Drawing from Naaman’s journey to healing, the sermon highlights the importance of humility, obedience, and the influence of supportive relationships in the process of restoration. The preacher concludes with an acronym, “MOVE,” encouraging listeners to make decisive moves towards healing by opening their hearts to God’s guidance and expecting transformative miracles through faith and action.

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Too Close To The Cross

In his Easter sermon titled “Too Close To The Cross,” Pastor Mike delves into the dangers of familiarity and indifference surrounding the symbol of the cross. Using contemporary examples of how crosses have become more of a fashion statement than a profound reality, he explores the repercussions of becoming desensitized to the significance of the cross. Drawing from biblical passages like Psalm 22:18 and John 19:17-24, Pastor Mike highlights how proximity to the cross can lead to division, distraction, and indifference. He emphasizes the importance of forgiveness, the perils of distraction, and the need for fresh vision in churches. Ultimately, Pastor Mike calls for a renewed understanding of the transformative power of the cross, reminding listeners that the story does not end at the crucifixion but continues with the resurrection. He concludes with a salvation call, urging individuals to move beyond mere proximity to the cross and be truly changed by its message of redemption and salvation.

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What Are You Wearing?

In his sermon titled “What Are You Wearing?” Pastor Mike concludes the “This is my Story” series by urging the congregation to reflect on the symbolic significance of laying down their cloaks for Jesus, drawing from the biblical narrative of Palm Sunday. He challenges believers to identify and shed the metaphorical “cloaks” of comfort, recognition, and yesterday in their lives to make space for Jesus to work. Emphasizing sacrificial living, humility, and expectancy as replacements, Pastor Mike encourages the congregation to embrace a lifestyle of readiness for Jesus’s transformative presence, letting go of past hindrances and looking forward with hope and praise for what lies ahead.

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How To Have A Repentant Heart

In the first sermon of the “This Is My Story” series, titled “How To Have A Repentant Heart,” Pastor Mike Santiago delves into the profound encounter of Jesus on the cross with two criminals, highlighting the pivotal choice each one makes in their final moments. Drawing from Luke 23:32, 39-43, the narrative unfolds with one criminal scoffing at Jesus, challenging Him to prove His messiahship by saving them all, while the other rebukes his counterpart, acknowledging their just punishment and Jesus’s innocence. The stark contrast between the rebellious and repentant hearts becomes evident as the first criminal questions and demands signs, exhibiting self-serving motives, whereas the repentant one fears God, confesses his sin, acknowledges Jesus’s righteousness, and humbly seeks grace. Pastor Mike underscores the urgency of choosing a repentant heart, emphasizing that where one spends eternity hinges on their response to Jesus. The sermon resonates with the eternal promise of being with Christ in paradise, challenging listeners to trust Him today rather than putting off a decision for tomorrow. The message concludes with a powerful reminder to give glory to the man on the middle cross, the Messiah, the Son of the living God, urging a continual focus on the cross to avoid despair or arrogance.

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