On Sunday, April 27th I started a series titled: From Moses to Jesus, knowing our history so we can walk in our inheritance with burning hearts. We are a people who do not know our history. If we do not know where we have come from we cannot be sure about where we are going. Many people have big questions about how the Old Testament and New Testaments fit together. In this series we will see God’s amazing plan in history and how Christ has uniquely fulfilled it. What every Christian should know about Judaism and what every Jew should know about Christianity will be looked at during this series as well. Let me give you a little taste of the incredible inheritance that is ours:
God blessed Abram (Abraham) and made a covenant with him promising to bless all the families in the world through him. Though man can be disobedient and miss the blessings and fall under cursing, God is always faithful to His covenant promises:
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
The glorious gospel of Jesus Christ tells us that if we are in Christ that we are actually made part of Abraham’s family:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.
Because we are in Christ and now Abraham’s offspring we have a new identity as children of God and a new inheritance from God our father that we are to lay hold of by faith:
2 Corinthians 1:20-22
20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 21 And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, 22 and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
Amazing! “All” God’s promises are “yes” in Christ! So, this raising the question, “what are these promises of God that we can walk in, and how do we lay hold of them in our lives?”
I hope you will journey with us as we seek after these big questions during this next series. If you are not here in person you can join the journey by watching us live at www.ccaspen.com on Sundays at either 8:30 or 10:30am or you can go watch the archived messages anytime. They are usually posted by the following Tuesday.
Becoming All that God Created Us to Be
11/30/2014 | Dan Bosko
Today Dan Bosko talks about what it looks like to become all that God has created us to become. We often spend our life becoming what we think we need to become when God has an amazing plan for us to become something more than we could ever think or imagine.
Living in fear or by faith? – Matthew 25
11/24/2014 | Tim O’Keefe
Are you living a life in fear or by faith in God? Looking at the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, Tim encourages the church to be people of faith, action and life and overcome our fears through promises in God’s Word.
Encountering God (part 5 of 5)
11/16/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about recovering AWE and entering behind the veil into God’s glorious presence!
Encountering God (part 4 of 5)
11/9/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how prayer and worship work together and what praying in Spirit and Truth looks like.
Encountering God (part 3 of 5)
11/2/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about worshiping God in spirit and in truth.
Encountering God (part 2 of 5)
10/26/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how to attain and sustain confidence in drawing near to God.
Encountering God (part 1 of 5)
10/19/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve introduced Moses’ tabernacle as a blue print for encountering God. What are you willing to sacrifice for? What is God willing to sacrifice?
10/12/2014 | Mike and Kathy Taylor
Mike and Kathy Taylor share about their journey with God and their heartbeat for discipleship
Re-Joying Through Worshop
10/5/14 | By Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about the importance of fighting for joy because we were created for joy in the presence of God.
09/28/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve answered the questions: Why do we want to Win? and What is "The Win"?
Becoming People of His Presence
09/21/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how in worship we are to ask and expect God to realign our cravings and desires Godward for greater pleasures!
Learning to Listen in Worship
09/14/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about why God seems so distant and silent and how worship and learning to listen open the ears of our soul to the speaking voice of God.
The Greatest Place on Earth
09/07/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about worship and what it is and that it is far more than a certain style of liturgy or charismatic expression.
Really Loving People – John 4
08/31/2014 | Tim O’Keefe
How do you really love someone? As followers of Jesus, we got to love people by giving them Jesus. We’ll look at John 4 to see how Jesus modeled loving other people. We’ll also look at some practical steps on how we can love others with Good News!
Thirsty to be Known?
08/24/2014 | Tim O’Keefe
Tim asks the question: "Are you thirsty to be known by God and others?" Each of us is trying to quench our thirst with something. God’s desire is that we fill it with the living water of his son Jesus Christ. Journey with us through John 4 as we explore how Jesus loved on the woman at the well and offered her, and us, living water.
08/17/2014 | Dan Bosko
Dan Bosko talks about the topic of grace. The reality is most of us struggle with Grace. What does it look like to truly understand and experience grace in our lives?
The Mighty Voice of The Lord
08/10/2014 | Derek Brown
Lessons from the life of Gideon (Judges 6 and 7). Plus 5 personal choices we can make today that can help us hear the voice of The Lord.
How To Draw Close to God
08/03/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about two keys that will help us draw near to God
Let’s GO to the Mountain of GOD
07/27/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about four main barriers to pursuing God and what real faith is.
What Are You Excited About?
07/20/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how we can recover the "awe" of God and the powerful connection between the Sinai and experience and Pentecost experience.
07/13/2014 | Brent Phillips
Have those words, I WISH, ever run your through mind? Do you sometimes wish that your life could be different, that the choices that you made could be remade. You carry with you the heavy luggage of IF ONLY and I WISH. Every morning you put on a smile for the people around you but but the truth is, we feel alone, often overwhelmed and most days, the pain of regret rings all too loud. In Matt 11:28 Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Rest – you might be thinking, how can I get REST from my past?, How can I get rest from my mistakes and regrets?, How can I get rest from this nightmare that I call life? How can I get rest from the loneliness and pain that I feel?, how can I get rest from wishing I was someone else, somewhere else? I have good news for you!
Are You Willing To Be Married To God?
07/06/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about God’s heart to marry us and the deep need for us to have a DTR (define the relationship) time with God.
Are You Willing to Let God Lead You?
06/29/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about Exodus 19 and how to examine your heart so God can lead you into the best life.
Is Your Heart Sure of God’s Presence?
06/22/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how we can be sure that God is with us, God is for us and God will never forsake us.
SuperFood for Eternal Life
06/15/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about real bread for real life and two big questions: What are you working for and What are you resting in?
How To Handle Disappointment with God
06/08/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about how to protect our heart from bitterness and position our heart for blessing.
Freedom from Egypt
06/01/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about embracing the greatest thing ever done for us, our great salvation!
05/25/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about God’s great plan to deliver us from bondage and our struggle to stay in Egypt and our battle to get Egypt out of our heart.
10 Things You Need to Know About Vision – Lessons from Nehemiah
05/18/2014 | Derek Brown
This message helps us understand the difference between goals and vision.
The Importance and Power of Mom
05/11/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve spoke about 3 portraits of a powerful Mom
Will You Build with Us?
05/04/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve talked about God’s great purpose in history and how our purpose is to be part of it.
Hagah Torah! Are You Living by Seeing or Hearing?
04/27/2014 | Steve Woodrow
This week Steve started a new series titled; From Moses to Jesus where we will be learning how the Old and New Testaments fit together and how to walk in our divine inheritance.