Pastor Jonathan speaks on hungering and thirsting for His righteousness and the blessing of being filled.
Key Passages: Matthew 5:6,
11/28/21: Our Calling as Disciples
Pastor Jon preaches on getting back to the basics of discipleship - following Hm,
11/21/21: His Kingdom, our Culture part 6
What do the parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom of God being like leaven and like a treasure in a field tell us about the culture of His kingdom? Pastor Jonathan shares on our need to be patient in growth, to allow God to work in our lives from the inside out, the joy of finding the treasure of His kingdom, losing to gain and giving all.
Key Passages: Matthew 13:33-35; 44-46
11/14/21: Entering His Kingdom
Pastor Sam continues the series on the culture of the kingdom of God sharing on our need for poverty of Spirit to enter the kingdom of heaven.
Key Passages: Matthew 5:3, Matthew 19:16-23
11/7/21: His Kingdom Our Culture - Mustard Seed Perspective
Pastor Jonathan continues the series on the culture of the kingdom of God focusing on the parables of the kingdom out of Matthew 13. How does the parable of the kingdom being like a mustard seed inform our perspective on life and our culture in His kingdom?
Key passages: Matthew 13:31-32, Mark 4:30-32
10/31/21: Missions Sunday
Missionaries Reverend Bruce McDonald from Regions Beyond International, George Otis Jr. from the Sentinel Group and Pastor Kelevi Bulivou from Fiji provide updates on their ministries. Pastor Jone Cika from the Fijian Fellowship preaches on "Whomever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved"!
Key Passages: Romans 10:13
10/24/21: "His Kingdom, Our Culture: Cultivating a Kingdom Lifestyle"
Pastor Jonathan shares part 2 of the series on the culture of the kingdom of God. We see in the parable of the sower and the seed in Matthew 13 that it is the condition of our hearts that determines fruitfulness. How can we cultivate our hearts to allow the seed of God's word to produce kingdom fruitfulness?
Key Passages: Matthew 13:3-11
10/3/21: "His Kingdom, Our Culture"
What does it look like to live a life that reflects the culture of our King? Pastor Jonathan shares on the importance of recognizing, entering into and seeking the Kingdom of God.
Key Passages: Matthew 3:1-2, 4:17, 4:23, 24:14; John 18:36, Luke 17:20-21, Psalm 145:11-13, Revelation 11:15, Mark 10:15, Romans 14:17, Colossians 1:13
Pastor Sam speaks on the power of our loving obedience to Christ. As the prophet Samuel told King Saul "to obey is better than sacrifice". Just as Jesus delighted in doing the Father's will, so should we.
Key passages: 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Psalm 40:6-8, Psalm 51:16-17, John 14:15, Luke 22:39-46
9/19/21: "Learning Christ: Overcoming"
Pastor Carolyn shares out of John 16:33 about how Jesus helps us to overcome in this world and experience His peace even in the midst of trials and tribulations that come in our lives.
Key passage: John 16:33
9/12/21: "Learning Christ: Fruitfulness"
Pastor Jonathan continues the Learning Christ series focusing on John 15 where Jesus speaks of us being branches, abiding in Him and experiencing fruitfulness, being filled with His joy.
Key Passages: John 15:1-11
9/5/21: "Joy From Sorrow"
Pastor John speaks on how the joy that the Lord gives us strengthens us.
Guest speaker Lonnie Riley from Meridzo Ministries in Lynch, Kentucky ministers on the power of witnessing to Christ by sharing what God has and is doing in our lives.
Key passages: Acts 1:8, Revelation 3:20, John 6:25-29, Matthew 6:33
6/20/21: "Show us the Father"
Pastors Jonathan and Jon team up on Father's day to share on the need for godly fathers to reveal the Heavenly Father to our families, to the next generation.
Key passages: John 14:7-10; 1 John 1:1-3; 1 John 2:12-14
6/13/21: "Revival is a Family Ordeal"
Pastor Sam ministers on keys to experiencing revival in our families.
Key passages: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 133
6/6/21: "Cry for Revival"
Pastor Jonathan ministers on the cry, the posture and obstacles to experiencing personal revival in your life.
Key passages: Psalm 85:6-7; Isaiah 64:1-9
5/30/21: "A Beautiful Exchange"
Minister Jose Gaytan Jr. shares on the power of us giving our little to the Lord and releasing our faith so He can do great things in and through our lives.
Key passages: John 6:1-14; Proverbs 11:24-26
5/23/21: "This Is That"
Pastor Jonathan preaches on the power of Pentecost - being reminded of the origin of the church and who we are called to be. Are we living the "this is that" life of prophetic fulfillment, powerful demonstration of His power?
Key passage: Acts 2:14-36
June 2020: Word for the Day
Encouraging words shared by CTRF pastors during the pandemic and social unrest in 2020.