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The Legacy of Peter - Nick Khiroya

“All Jesus needs is a willing heart” - Nick Khiroya

“All Jesus needs is a willing heart” - Nick Khiroya

Nick Khiroya visits us this week all the way from Hilllsong Church in Sydney Australia. A life long friend and mentor to Pastor Tim Mangan, Nick played a major role in transforming Tim’s life by guiding him to Christ.

Nick’s sermon this week focuses on the life of Peter. Throughout his journey with Christ, Peter experienced great success, and devastating failures. By studying his life we can see parallels in our own lives today. Nick shares what he believes are the three major lessons found in Peter’s Legacy.

Feed my lambs.
— John 21:15 NLV

Life in the Faith Lane - P4: Rob Hann

“Being chained to our past robs us of gods plan and purpose for our future.” - Rob Hann

“Being chained to our past robs us of gods plan and purpose for our future.” - Rob Hann

Finishing up our month long series focusing on Life in the Faith Lane, Rob Hann takes the stage and shares the twists and turns he has experienced on his own road to finding Jesus. Originally from Texas, Rob and his mom relocated to Michigan after his father became addicted to alcohol and turned abusive. Having battled poverty, abandonment, insecurity, and aggression since a young age, Rob’s walk through life has been anything but easy. Throughout all of this, rob refuses to believe in the lies of the enemy and proclaims “I am not a mistake. “

Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on their God.
— Isaiah 50:10

Life in the Faith Lane - P3: Ash Martinez

Ash Martinez - Life in the Faith Lane

Ash shares with us how god helped her through her own struggles with infertility, and how she learned to accept the fruits of the spirit rather than succumb to doubt and anger.

God is a good Gardner. Like the vines of grapes made strong through times of drought and stress, we are meant to be intertwined with Jesus and through him we bare fruit.

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you”
— James 4:8 NLT

Life in the Faith Lane - P2: Faith Kirby

“Don’t let your past pains become your present identity” - Faith Kirby

“Don’t let your past pains become your present identity” - Faith Kirby

Faith Kirby speaks before the church this week in our second installment of our month long series called "Life in the Faith Lane". Faith opens up and shares her struggles with shame, and how it directly impeded her life early on. She urges us not to let pain become our future. God is there with us even in the moments where we would rather not be seen. She encourages us that shame is a lie and we should step forward into gods promises rather than stepping away. God wants to weave our story into his; not because he needs us, but because his heart is for us.

Isolation is a breeding ground of shame. We are so much weaker along in isolation.
— Dr. Curt Thompson

Life in the Faith Lane - P1 : Erik VanHall

“Don’t just sit back and get comfortable because you will never grow” - Erik VanHall.

“Don’t just sit back and get comfortable because you will never grow” - Erik VanHall.

Kicking off our month long series "Life in the Faith Lane”, Erik VanHall takes to the stage and tells us about his own path to god. Erik has come to realize that much of his own spiritual growth can be attributed to the people in his life (like his grandmother and sister) who would push him out of his comfort zone. These continuous shoves into the unknown have taught Erik to confront daunting situations, and turn them into something that benefits all of the those around him.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
— jeremiah 29:11

Walking in Victory

This week Steph Mangan shares about Gods presence in our lives, even in the middle of hard seasons dominated by storms and challenges. While Gods eyes are set far beyond our own comprehension, he is still compassionate to the troubles directly in front of us for his kindness and love are unending.

It Is Finished
— John 19:30

On the Way - P3: Baptism

We continue with our series dedicated to studying moments when several key figured were called to god while they were "On the Way" through their life.

This week we focus on the story of Philip, when one day after speaking to a large crowed was commanded to travel to Gaza by an angel of the lord. Without hesitation Philip set off and inevitably altered the life of a man by baptizing him on their journey. Philip's unquestioning faith lead him to a man who held a tremendous amount of influence over the people and would lead to eternal change. He was bold enough to stand before the masses, yet also humble enough to simply sit with the one. By serving the people around us we are inadvertently serving Jesus as well.

On the Way - P2 : An Invitation To More

Throughout the Bible god makes it clear that where you are at in life isn't important, it's how you respond to him that is. This week Tim asks us an important question.

"What would Jesus ask you to let go of? What is it in your life that is holding you back from chasing after Jesus completely? "

Whether it's a relationship, a hobby, your career, money, a mind set, addictions, or anything; if something is holding you back from following in gods plan than it just isn't worth it.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
— Jeremiah 29:11

On the Way - P1 : Gods Purpose over your Plans

Pastor Tim Mangan opens up a new series called "On the Way" by sharing his own life experiences with a childhood mentor and friend who once challenged him on his life choices. Tim goes on to admit that he was forced to make a difficult decision that would drastically shift his life path, but through this he realized some where along the way he had veered off Gods path and is eternal grateful for the wise council. In our own moments of adversity we need to be humble enough to hear these messages when they come to us, but to also be open and available so god can speak through us unto others.

The heart of man plans his way, but the lord establishes his steps
— Proverbs 16

You are a Leader

Steph Mangan stands before us this week and tells us that we all are leaders, whether we realize it or not. Be it our friends, family, or in our community; we are all called to live lives that lead those in our world to god. It’s not a choice whether you ARE leading, only WHERE you are leading those who follow you.

The Impact of Obedience - P4: Drawing Closer To God

In today’s podcast Pastor Tim Mangan looks at Matthew 6:21:

“ Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Tim explains that for us to grow our heart in something, we must chose to invest into it. God is always drawing closer to us. Tim urges us to invest in our relationship with god in order to reap the benefits of his blessing.

Draw near to god, and he will draw near to you.
— James 4:8

The Impact of Obedience - P3 : Living In Gods Blessing For You

As we continue to learning about the impact of obedience, Pastor Tim Mangan shows us that god offers us a choice . He does not force obedience or blessing on us, instead we must choose to take a hold of it ourselves. He encourages us to choose life and how gods blessing stems from the overflow of obedience.

The Impact of Obedience - P2: Becoming Who You are Called to Be

As we continue this series on “The Impact of Obedience”, Pastor Tim Mangan challenges us to look at the Bible and shape our identity to match what god is calling us to be. Though difficult, by working through these challenges and cultivating our obedience to god we will surely be blessed in all that we do.

Choose life! This is Gods heart! Choose life so that you and your children may live!
— Deuteronomy 30:15-20

The Impact of Obedience - P1: Living How You’re Called To Live

As we begin a new series, Past Tim Mangan tackles the concept of obedience and goes on to explain that our obedience to God should never be seen as a burden, but as a pathway His blessing.

"Our obedience to God should always come as an overflow of our heart towards him"

Heart for the House - Episode 3: Our Heart for God's House

In the third and final episode of our annual Heart for the House Series, Pastor Tim Mangan discusses the importance of having a heart for God’s House and one another. Much of the time that requires our willingness to sacrifice.

“Faith accompanied by itself without action is dead”

Heart for the House - Episode 2: God Wants to Bless You

In the second episode of our annual Heart for the House Series Pastor Tim Mangan explains that god has heart not just for his house, but for ours as well. He wants to bless our homes, we just need to put our trust and faith in him.

Heart for the House - Episode 1: Working Together

Pastor Tim Mangan begins a new series detailing the importance of sowing into the church as we approach our annual Heart for the House event. He goes on to explain the vision Jesus had for the church and how his sacrifice created a way for us to come together and invest in one another.

Our Perspective on Difficulty

Former Life Church founding member Jason Gray visits from Norway and speaks on the importance of perspective when dealing with challenges in our life.

"The obstacles that we face don't have to determine or define our life. Who god has called you to be is on the other side of that obstacle."

The Pulse - Episode 4 : Evangelism

This week in Life Church, Pastor Tim Mangan finishes a four week series called “Pulse” where he has pointed out key areas we as a church can and should be striving to be better in. The fourth and final area Tim touches on is Evangelism, and how we as a church need to be spreading the word of god.