God is the designer of our lives! He knows us better than we know ourselves. He leads us, heals us, provides for us! Our minds can shift back between trusting God and trusting ourselves. God's plans are far better than ours, if we will just trust Him and follow His plan for our life. God will design our interactions, the words that come out of our mouth, if we are submitted to Him.
Offense can happen every where, It happens between co workers, moms, church members and spouses. Our greatest defense is to make room in our hearts for others faults. That is when we see true victory!
Jesus leads us Into victory! Just like David, we face giants in our lives, we have nothing to fear because the battle is the Lord’s!
When we ask God what He wants for our life, when we give Him Lordship over our life, then we can walk in a life of victory.
Jesus showed us the way to love. We are to see people as Jesus did. People can be messy and different than us but when we are full of the love that Jesus carried we show them the life that Jesus has for them.
Jesus taught us how to love people. As a church our goal is 600 people. We are taking the next step this fall and reaching the people that God has called us to reach!
In the midst of busyness Jesus always made time to minister, to heal and to love. In this message Pastor Levi challenges us to love our neighbors in the middle of busy life.
Worries cause distractions in our life. Worry of life and money can consume our minds everyday. Jesus promised us that if the birds are taken care of then our Heavenly Father will take care of us even more. Pastor Jeff challenges us to trust God in a new way and kick out worry!
Life is a partnership with God. He does His part and we do ours. In this message Pastor Jeff talks about the parable Jesus talks about in Mark 4 and how the seeds planted our Gods promises but the good soil is our trust in Him. God desires a blessed, satisfying and prosperous life for us but our we willing to do our part and trust.
Guest speaker Ryan Wonderly shares how God is with us, even in our darkest times He is still Emanuel.
In a world full of different opinions and views, the word "enemy" is a common word. In this message Pastor Jeff challenges us with the word of Jesus, telling us to "love our enemies." We have to step back and ask God "what enemies do I need to love?"
In life we can either live by our feelings or by truth. When we are hurt do we forgive or live with what our emotions tell us. In this message Pastor Jeff talks about having a foundation in our soul of forgiveness and love.
The foundation of any structure is critical the same thing applies In our soul. In this message Pastor Jeff shares about the foundation of our souls when it comes to our view of our Heavenly Father.
Even on your best days and your lowest days Jesus’s grace is enough! Without Jesus we are nothing! Pastor Jeff shares in this message about how in life we win and fail but it's Jesus who picks us up.
State Rep Candice Keller tell us her story about how fear was the enemy in her life and how you and I are made to stand up for what God wants.
It’s simply all about Jesus. He is the only thing that matters, the only thing that counts. Pastor Jeff reminds us today that in the distractions in life it is important to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to what he is saying.
The world tells many things we aren’t - funny, strong, rich, a leader - the list goes on and on. We feel that we are only worth what our pay check says, we identify with our job or career, we feel inadequate in our body. In “Who You Are” we see in the story of John, and of Adam & Eve in the Garden about how we can eliminate the enemy’s power over our identity.
Pastor Jeff shares with us 3 things that we need our children to know. A responsible followers of Christ and parents, it is our job to help our children find their identity in Christ. When our kids have no identity, they have no purpose, they have no mission - and you can be sure that someone else will give them an identity that comes from culture.
Living in Victory in Jesus is found in Romans 8. In “Now I See Part 3” from Pastor Jeff Werkmeister, we learn that victory is found when we understand the Holy Spirit and his role in our life. The Holy Spirit renews our mind, leads us to repentance, and leads us to obedience.
In “Now I See Part 2” from Pastor Jeff, we learn from the story of Lazarus, that nothing is dead in Jesus.
In “Now I See” series from Pastor Jeff, we see the Empty Tomb from a new perspective - the viewpoint from Mary Magdalene.
In “Shadrach Meshach & Abednego” Pastor Jeff Werkmeister shares the thought of when we’re in a dark and scary place, when we feel alone, like God has left us- we have to make up our mind “What’s my Next Move”. Are we going to bow down to divorce, loneliness, pressure, being offended, unforgiveness… or are we going to believe in the promise go God? When you are in the situation you may ask God “where are you, what did I do wrong, why did you leave me” but the TRUTH is that God never leaves us. He asks us to walk through the fire, to have courage, to stand and believe in Faith that he has not forgotten about you.
Pastor Jeff Werkmeister delivers “The Enemy of Good” from Galatians 6 to help others and do good to everyone around us. Elevate’s Mission is to Feed, Take Care, and Love People. It is important as the community of Elevate transition to a new location, that the mission and vision is clearly defined - that we are to love and help people. The reason Jesus came was to help those that were paralyzed with fear, addiction, religion, shame, sickness, rejection - the list goes on and on… So let’s not give up, lets keep doing what is good and we will reap a harvest of blessing.
In “You Can Handle It”, Pastor Matt Chenoweth shares with us the power and confidence we have in the Holy Spirit when the enemy is attacking us. When we feel overwhelmed, we need to stand on what God’s Word tells us, and remember and declare how He provided victory in the last battle.
Some of the most life-giving verses can be found in Romans 5 - as Paul walks us through our undeserved privilege that we have because of the righteousness that Jesus has given us. You can lay down your trials, lay down you hopelessness because God brings JOY, and he brings PEACE. He promised these to us - and His promises never fade or change. So take refuge in the Lord for He greatly loves us (Psalm 118).
In “Set the Record Straight”, Pastor Jeff talks about the storms of life when we get rained on with issues. There are 5 truths of who God is at all times - but we really need to remember these truths in these difficult trials. He has a reckless love for us, He gives to us, He has authority over the enemy, You will face storms, and He is our refuge.
In “Thirsty” Pastor Jeff Werkmeister shares the real story of the Woman at the Well as she was not thirsting for water, but to fill her soul. As Jesus tells her of a well that she can drink from and never thirst again, we see that grace finds us right in the middle of our dysfunction. It is time that we let go of our dysfunction and grab onto the cross of grace.
At the end of Grateful series we learn about Paul & Silas and their thankful attitude. Despite Paul and Silas not being one of Jesus’ disciples, they were given the same opportunity to bring freedom to those who are lost and need Jesus. We have that same opportunity and God is saying NOW. He is also saying that we need to be uncomfortable so that we rely on Him and have 100% faith in Jesus. Also in this message is an excellent story from the Perez Family on how God suddenly changed their circumstance. Lastly, Pastor Jeff Werkmeister shares an update about the new building and the next chapter that Elevate is about to enter in, as we celebrate our 3rd birthday.
When we understand all that Jesus has done for us, then we desire to have a personal relationship with Him, and we learn his voice. Through the Holy Spirit, we are able to have a live relationship with Jesus that then empowers us with grace to overcome sin. In Grateful Week 3 we learn from John 10 and Romans 8 that Jesus is a Good Shepherd and when we listen to His voice, we do not have to live in doubt, fear, nor stay in our sin.
As Jesus is praying before he goes to the cross, there’s a lesson about gratitude. We need to die to our flesh, have the correct perspective that God wants us to have in our situation, and speak the truths from the Word. Having the correct perspective gives us ability to be grateful in all situations. Let us be grateful for what Jesus did at the cross - that He is Good and He made a way for us to live a life of victory.