Faith Alive Community Church Podcasts
By Faith Alive Community Church
Faith Alive Community Church PodcastsMay 30, 2023
Joseph-Reflections on a Life Well Lived
Genesis 47-50. The ending chapters of the life of Joseph reflects that he has learned from the trials he went through.
The Great Family Reunion
Genesis 45-46. After 20 long years, Joseph is reunited with his father and brothers for good.
The Marks of True Repentance
Genesis 43-44. As Joseph tests his brothers, he discovers that they have repented of their actions towards him.
Dealing with the Sins of the Past
Genesis 42. As Joseph tests his brothers, they begin to realize that they are accountable for their past sins towards him.
Dealing with Promotion
Genesis 41. Pharoah’s butler remembers Joseph, causing a meteoric rise in his prominence.
Dealing with Being Forgotten
Genesis 40. Even though Joseph interprets the dreams for the cupbearer, he promptly forgets about Joseph when he is restored.
Behold Your King, Risen from the Grave
Matthew 28:1-10. On Easter Sunday, we see the King of Kings, risen in power and victory
Behold Your King, Riding on a Donkey
Matthew 21:1-11. On Palm Sunday, we see the King of Kings riding on a lowly donkey
Dealing with Temptation
Genesis 39. Joseph must Deal with the temptation that Potiphar’s wife throws at him.
God's Purposes will Come to Pass
Genesis 38. Judah learns that humans cannot thwart the plans and purposes of God.
Dealing with Hatred
Genesis 37. Joseph must deal with the hatred and bitterness of his brothers toward him.
The Road to Bethel
Genesis 35-36. As Jacob journeys back to Bethel, he meets sorrow, finds God’s blessing, and purifies his life from the false idols his family had been worshiping. This is in contrast with the life of Esau, who has done well for himself.
Don't Become Complacent
Revelation 3:14-21. Jesus tells the church in Laodicea to stop being lukewarm and complacent in their faith.
Hold Fast to What You Have
Revelation 3:7-13. Jesus tells the church in Philadelphia to hold fast to what they have so that they might gain the crown of life.
Wake Up and Strengthen What Remains
Revelation 3:1-6. Jesus tells the church in Sardis to wake up and strengthen what they have left, in order that they not die.
Be Intolerant of Tolerance.
Revelation 2:18-29. Jesus tells the church of Thyatira that they must be intolerant of the woman Jezebel who has corrupted them with her immorality.
Be Determined and Discerning
Revelation 2:12-17. Jesus tells the church in Pergamum that although their determination is good, they also must be discerning in who they tolerate and listen to.
Be Faithful to the End
Revelation 2:8-11. Jesus speaks to the church in Smyrna and encourages them to be faithful unto death.
Don't Lose Your First Love
Revelation 2:1-7. Jesus speaks to the church of Ephesus to remind them not to lose their first love.
The One Who Speaks to the Church
Revelation 1. In Revelation 1, we see the risen and Victorious Christ speaking to His church.
Christ Came to Reveal the Father
John 1:14-18. Although man has never seen God, in Christ we see our Heavenly Father.
Christ Came to Bear Witness to the Truth
John 18:33-38. We know what truth is because we know who Christ is. He shows us the truth.
The Reign of Christ
John 18:33-19:22. Despite everything that is happening in our world, we rest assured knowing that Christ rules and reigns over all.
Genesis 33. In this chapter, we see the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau occurring after Jacob wrestles with God.
An Encounter with God
Genesis 32. Jacob wrestles with God and his life is changed. God still changes lives today
The Lord is Witness
Genesis 30:25-31:55. As Jacob and Laban part their ways, a heap of stones is piled as a witness to the treaty that they have made.
God's Blessing in the Midst of Pain
Genesis 29:31-30:24. God brings the chosen nation from the pain of two women who have been hurt and betrayed by each other and their husband.
You Reap What You Sow
Genesis 29:1-30. Jacob the deceiver is deceived by his own father-in-law, causing us to consider how we are treating others in our lives.
An Appointment You Can't Afford to Miss
Genesis 28. God meets Jacob at the lowest point of his life in a life transforming dream.
When Everyone is Wrong
Genesis 27. When Jacob steals Esau's blessing, we see all four members of the family acting wrongfully towards God and each other.
God's Faithfulness from Generation to Generation
Genesis 26. Despite the fact that Isaac repeats the sins of his father, God still shows himself faithful to Abraham's seed.
The Providential Hand of God
Genesis 25:19-34. In the story of Isaac and Jacob, we see the providence of God working through Abraham's offspring to bring about His plans and purposes.
The God of Hope
Romans 15:8-13. The reason we have hope is because of who God is and who we are in Christ.
The Book of Jude
Jude 1-25. In Jude, we see the need to contend for the faith once delivered to the Saints
Through the example of three men, we see in 3 John what it means to be a true follower of the Lord.
2 John 1-13. In 2 John, we learn that true love means walking in obedience to God's Commands.
The Book of Philemon
Philemon 1-25. In Philemon, we learn what it means to forgive each other in light of the fact that Christ has forgiven us.
Legacy of a Life Well Lived
Genesis 25:1-18. As Abraham dies, we look at a life of faith and ask if we will dare to live a life of faith.
A Bride for Isaac
Genesis 24. In finding a bride for Isaac, we see a picture of how God has chosen His Church as a bride for Christ.
Death and the Hope of Resurrection
Genesis 23. In the death of Sarah, Abraham displays grief and yet reminds us that death is not the end. Because Christ lives, we will live forever.
The Sacrifice of the Son
Genesis 22. In God calling Abraham to sacrifice his son, we are reminded that God has provided the sacrifice of His own Son for us.
And God Blessed Them
Genesis 1:28-31. Following God's Order of Creation leads to His blessings in our lives.
Our Everlasting God
Genesis 21. God's promises are fulfilled in Abraham's Life causing him to see God's everlasting faithfulness.
It is to Your Advantage
John 16:4-11. Jesus tells his disciples that it is necessary that He go away so that the Holy Spirit will come to lead them.
God Keeps His Promises Despite Us
Genesis 20. God is Faithful to Abraham Despite Abraham's Failure to Trust Him Again.
What Might Have Been.
Genesis 19:23-38. At the end of Genesis 19, we see the destruction of Lot's family as his decision to remain in Sodom and Gomorrah takes his wife and ruins his daughters.
Male and Female He Created Them
Genesis 1:27. An affirmation of the beauty and purpose of God's design for men and women.
The Destruction of a Nation
Genesis 1:19-29. In Genesis 19, we see the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and a warning for us today.
Interceding for a Broken World.
Genesis 18:16-33. When Abraham is told of Sodom and Gomorrah's imminent destruction, his first response is to intercede for them. May we do the same for our broken world.
The Story of the Stone
Matthew 27:57-28:6. The Stone on Jesus' tomb speaks of death, but also of life.
When Stones Cry Out
Luke 19:28-40. As Jesus rides into Jerusalem, He states that if the disciples would not praise him, the stones would cry out. We should never let stones praise Him in our place.
Believing God in Impossible Situations
Genesis 18:1-15. Abraham and Sarah are told that they would have a child, despite their elderly age. We must believe God no matter how difficult the circumstances we face.
God's Covenant with Abraham
Genesis 17. In the act of circumcision, a reminder is given to us of the faithfulness of God's covenant with Abram, and ultimately with us.
The God Who Sees.
Genesis 16. In ch.16, we see an example of what happens when we fail to see the way God does, as well as a reminder that He sees us in our low estate.
Abram Believed God
Genesis 15. In chapter 15 of Genesis, we see the covenant God made with Abram and what it means to place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
Abram Rescues Lot
Genesis 14. In Abram's rescue of Lot, we see a picture of God's rescue of us by our Great High Priest Jesus Christ.
Choosing the Right Path
Genesis 13. When Abram and Lot separate, Lot chooses the beautiful land, despite the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah. He soon regrets that mistake.
Running is Never an Option
Genesis 12:10-20. Even though God has called Abram, he runs to Egypt when times get hard. Turning to the world should never be an option for the believer.
The Call of Abram
Genesis 11:24-12:9. The story of how God takes an unknown idolator, with no children, and makes him the father of the Jewish people.
The Priority of Faithfulness
1 Corinthians 15:58. The commitment to Christian priorities is not just a new year's resolution, but a commitment throughout our lives. The reason is because Christ is risen.
The Priority of Service
Mark 1035-45. As believers, we follow the example of Christ in serving our fellow man.
The Priority of Love
1 Corinthians 13. As believers, our job is to love each other just as Christ loved us.
The Priority of Time Management
Psalm 90. Understanding that our time on earth is limited should cause us to invest our time wisely.
The Priority of Worship
Luke 10:38-42. Despite the fact that there was so much to do in order to host a dinner, Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. May we see the worship of God as our highest priority.
The Journey to Christmas, pt.3
Luke 1:26-38. The Journey to Christmas begins as Mary and Joseph say yes to the Plan and Purposes of God.
The Journey to Christmas, pt.2
Matthew 1:18-25. The Journey to Christmas is seen throughout the pages of the Old Testament as God was preparing a people through whom the Messiah would come.
The Journey to Christmas, Pt. 1
Luke 2:1-8. The Journey to Christmas began not on the Road to Bethlehem, but in eternity past as God Planned our Salvation
A Prayer for Faith Alive
Colossians 1:3-14. Using the Apostle's Paul prayer for the church of Colossae, here is our prayer for our church.
Babel and Our Modern World
Genesis 11:1-9. The building of the Tower of Babel is the symbol of man's arrogance and rebellion against God. It also symbolizes our modern world as we attempt to live our lives in defiance to God today.
Genesis 9:18-29. Noah's failure reminds us of the consequences of our actions, but also of the mercy of God as he offers forgiveness to those who call upon him.
Our Covenant Keeping God
Genesis 8:20-9:17. As we look at God’s Covenant with Noah, we remember the covenant He has made with us on the cross.
God Remembered Noah
Genesis 8:1-19. At the end of the flood, God remembers Noah. God has not abandoned us as well.
Noah and the Path of Obedience
Genesis 6:9-7:24. Because Noah believed and obeyed God, God spared him and his family from the devastation of the flood. May our lives be those of faith and obedience.
Noah Found Favor in the Eyes of the Lord
Genesis 6:1-8. Despite the overwhelming wickedness of the world, one man finds favor with God. May we be the same in our day and hour.
Walking With God in a Wicked World
Genesis 5. As the wickedness of man spread over the earth, there was still an Enoch, walking with God. May we be the same in this hour.
The Effects of the Fall
Genesis 4. In the murder of Abel by his brother, we see the effects of sin that is permeating through the world.
The Fall of Man
Genesis 3. We see in this chapter the reason the world is in the mess it’s in. Fortunately, we also see the promise of hope.
Creation and the New Creation
Genesis 1:31-2:1. As We struggle to live in a fallen creation, we can look forward to a new heaven and earth; a new creation.
Creation and God's Mandate
Genesis 1:26-31. Human beings were given a mandate by God to have dominion over the earth. We must be fruitful, multiply, and steward the environment as faithful servants of God.
Creation and the Need for Rest
Genesis 2:1-3. We rest because God Himself rested in creation. Our rest demonstrates our dependence upon God and points to the rest we have in Christ.
Creation and the Dignity of Work
Genesis 1:25; Genesis 2:15-20. Work is more than just about survival but is rooted in the created order itself.
Creation and the Family
Genesis 1:27-28. We believe in the family because God created the family.
Creation and Marriage
Genesis 2:18-25. The reason the church celebrates marriage is that it is rooted in the created order, as well as speaking of our relationship to Christ.
Creation and the Value of Life
Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4-7. Every life has meaning and purpose, especially since they were created by God.
Living as People Who Are Free
1 Peter 2:13-25. As Christians, we have a proper view of civil government because of the freedom we have in Christ.
The Reason for our Freedom
Galatians 5:1-15. We have been set free in Christ, but our freedom is not for ourselves, but rather to serve others.
John 8:31-38. The true source of freedom in any life is found in a relationship with Christ and knowing the truth.
The Great Commission
Matthew 28:16-20. The Reason we can pursue Jesus’ Great Commission is that he has all authority and He will always be with us.
The Choice for Us Today
Matthew 27:1-26. We can be the crowd and choose Barabbas, Judas and choose money, Pilate and choose to deny any complicity in the Lord’s death, or choose to follow the Lord.
The Denial of Peter
Matthew 26:57-75. The denial of Peter is a story of admonition and yet hope as Christ offers forgiveness to a man who denies His Lord.
The Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-56. The Garden was a place of intense sorrow and suffering for the Lord, and yet a place of great strength as angels minister to him in his time of need.
The Last Supper
Matthew 26:17-35. Jesus shares in his last supper with his disciples, thus setting a pattern for us to remember his death for our sins.
The Great White Throne Judgment
Matthew 25:31-46. Jesus finishes his teachings on his second coming by explaining what the great final judgment will be like.
As we Wait for His Coming, pt. 1
Matthew 25:1-13. This first way to wait for the Coming of the Lord is to be prepared. This is the teaching of the parable of the ten virgins.
When the Imposter is Real
Matthew 27:62-28:15. The Pharisees requested a guard for Jesus’ tomb, saying that the imposter claimed he would rise again. You are not an imposter if it’s true. He is Risen!
Who Is This?
Matthew 21:1-11. As Jesus enters the city on Palm Sunday, the crowd asks who this was? The same question is for us today, who is Jesus to us?
The Anointing and the Betrayal
Matthew 26:1-16. Jesus’ feet are anointed at Bethany and yet, Judas plots to betray him. Will our reaction to Jesus be worship or rejection?
The Signs of His Coming pt. 1
Matthew 24:1-14. In Matthew 24, Jesus points to the signs of His Second Coming as well as the destruction of Jerusalem.
The Root of Spiritual Hypocrisy
Matthew 23:13-36. In pronouncing the seven woes against the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus warns them, and us, of spiritual hypocrisy that can take root in our lives.
Looking Out for Spiritual Hypocrisy
Matthew 23:1-12. Jesus warns the disciples and the crowd to watch out for those who are spiritual hypocrites. We must be aware of the hypocrisy in our lives today.
God is Holy
Isaiah 6:1-7. The Holiness of God calls us to order our lives in light of who He is.
God is Merciful
Ephesians 2:1-10. We can be thankful that God does not give us what we deserve, but has given us His mercy at the cross.
God is Just
Genesis 18:22-26. In a world of injustice, God will remain just; He will do what is right in the end.
God Is Sovereign
Psalm 115:1-3. We can take comfort in the reality of knowing that God's plans are perfect and good.
Genesis 1:1. The Truth Is that God exists and we can know and have a relationship with him
Jesus-He Has Come to Save Us from Our sins.
The Reason for Christmas is Simple-God sent His Son to save us.
Simeon-God Appears to Those Who Seek Him
Luke 2:22-35. The Heart that Hungers and Thirsts for God will find Him.
Zechariah-God Uses Broken Vessels
Luke 1:5-25. Despite the fact that Zechariah felt incapable of being used by God, God still used His life and wants to use yours as well.
What Shall I Render to the Lord?
Psalm 116. The only appropriate way to show thankfulness for the kindness of God is to partake of His goodness.
The Path to True Restoration
Ezra 9-10. We will never have true revival and restoration if we are not willing to confess and turn from our sinful ways.
Ezra Set His Heart
Ezra 7-8. The Reason the Hand of God was on Ezra's life was because he set his heart to know and live the Word of God. May we do the same.
Trusting in the Faithful Hand of God
Ezra 6. The rebuilt Temple is a reminder that God can be trusted. He is faithful.
The Courage to Build Again
Ezra 5. Just as the Jews had to have the courage to rebuild the Temple, so we must have the courage to step out and do what God has called us to
Pressing On Despite Oppositon
Ezra 4. As the rebuilding of Jerusalem began, there arose an opposition trying to stop the work. We must press on and resist the enemy who wants to stop the move of God in our lives.
Those Whose Spirit God has Stirred
Ezra 1:5-2:70. In Ezra 2, we have a long list of names who came back to Jerusalem. The offer still stands for us to come back to God and receive His mercy and grace.
The Sovereign Hand of God
Ezra 1:1-4. No matter how severe the situation we find ourselves in, we remember that everything that happens is through the sovereign hand of God.
Remember Your Ultimate Destiny
Philippians 3:12-21. We can live a faithful life knowing that this life is not our final destination.
Remember that Nothing Can Separate You from God's Love
Romans 8:31-39. We can live a faithful life knowing that nothing can separate us from God's love in Christ.
Remember Who is in Control
Psalm 46:1-11. Even though the world seems to be coming undone, we remember that God is in control through it all
Faithful to the Very End
1 Peter 5:5-14. As Christians, our calling is to hold on to the end. Christ will reward our faithfulness in the end.
Faithful in our Leadership Roles
1 Peter 5:1-4. Pastors must be faithful to lead God's people, as well as everyone who is in a position of Leadership in the church
Faithful in the Midst of Suffering
1 Peter 4:12-19. As Christians, we suffer and go through hard times. However, we are called to be faithful even in the midst of suffering.
Faithful in Following Christ's Example
1 Peter 4:1-11. Just as Christ suffered on the cross and died for our sins, we should follow His example by being willing to suffer for doing what is right in the eyes of God.
Faithful in the Midst of Persecution
1 Peter 3:8-22. As Christians, we will be persecuted for our faith. However, we must be faithful to Christ in the midst of it.
Faithful in our Marital Relationships
1 Peter 3:1-7. Men and women are called to be faithful to God, even in difficult marriage relationships
Faithful in Our Dealings With Authority
1 Peter 2:13-25. As we deal with civil leaders and even bosses, our first calling is to be faithful to God as a witness to them.
Faithful Because of Our Identity
1 Peter 2:1-12. We are a chosen people. Therefore, we must be faithful to fulfill our identity in Christ
Faithful Because of Our Salvation
1 Peter 1:1-12. The fact that God has saved us at such great price compels us to be faithful to Him.
Do You Care That We Are Perishing?
Mark 4:35-41. Afraid for their lives in the middle of a storm, the disciples ask Jesus this question. The answer was, and remains, yes He cares.
Whose Son is the Christ?
Matthew 22:41-46. The question is do we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, victorious over death, hell, and the grave? This belief changes everything for us.
The Great Commandment
Matthew 22:34-40. Jesus informs the Pharisees what the Great Commandment really is. Love God and Love Your Neighbor.
Matthew 22:23-33. The Resurrection is a reality that we can live and base our lives upon. We know we will live again because Jesus is alive.
Trusting God in Crisis
Psalm 62. The only way to respond in times of crisis is to place our trust in God alone. May we do this, not now, but always.
Giving to God What His Is
Matthew 22:15-22. In paying the tax to Rome, Jesus highlights the bigger point, which is giving your life to Him.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Matthew 22:1-14. God has provided a feast for all to participate in. Will you receive His grace and forgiveness in your life and join in His Great Feast?
Doubting the Authority of Jesus
Matthew 21:23-46. Like the Religious Leaders of Jesus' day, too many of question and doubt that Jesus does not have authority over our lives.
Saved By His Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:12-20. It is the resurrection that brings the hope of eternal life. We can face life because He lives!
Saved By His Coming
Mark 11:1-11. The Coming of Christ on Palm Sunday reminds us that a Savior Has Come to set us free.
Missing the Point of It All
Matthew 21:12-22. Just as the Jews failed to comprehend the Temple being a place of prayer, so we can miss the point of what God is.
The Arrival of the King
Matthew 21:1-11. A contrast between the coming of Jesus on Palm Sunday and the Second Coming.
Do You Get It?
Matthew 20:17-28. Following Jesus is not about power or prestige; it's about being willing to lay down your life for Him.
The Workers in the Vineyard
Matthew 20:1-16. God's Justice and Mercy is Seen in how he treats the last workers in the Vineyard.
How to Inherit Eternal Life
Matthew 19:13-30. If a person would really follow Christ, they must be willing to give up everything
God's Design for Marriage
Matthew 19:1-12. God's design has always been for one man and woman for life
Engaged with Our Neighbor
Luke 10:25-37. A call to reach and impact our neighbors
Engaged with the Church
1 Corinthians 12:12-31. A call to become more involved with our brothers and sisters in the church, as well as in the service of the church.
Engaged in Reading the Bible
A call to move into a deeper engagement with the Bible and prayer.
Engaged in Your Relationship with God
Luke 9:57-62 A call to move beyond formality to a personal relationship with God.
The Miracle of the Method
Romans 11:33-36. How could God bring salvation through a baby? And how could God bring about deliverance in our lives? His methods are miraculous, but he always comes through on time.
The Miracle of the Message
Hebrews 1:1-4. The fact that God has spoken to us through His Son is indeed a miracle. May we never forget the reality that God has given us the hope of eternal life through His Son. And the same God who spoke at Christmas still speaks today to all who would hear Him.
The Miracle of the Moment
Galatians 4. When the time fully comes, God sent His Son. The fact is, God always will be right on time in our lives. He knows the perfect time to move in your life.
The Priority of Giving Thanks
Luke 17:11-19 When Jesus healed the 10 Lepers, He told them to go and show themselves to the priest, who would declare them clean. However, one man turned back to give thanks. His priority was to give thanks, not to get his life back. May our lives always reflect that thanksgiving is a priority for us.
The Triumph of the Coming King
Zechariah 14. This is the culmination of history, knowing that one day Jesus will come again and set the world aright. May we cling to this truth with all of our hearts.
There is a Fountain
Zechariah 13. God has promised a fountain of salvation for those who place their faith and trust in Him.