“For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and teachers of the Law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” — Matthew 5:20
What do you think of when you hear the word “righteousness”?Read More...
The High School Teen Ministry of the Tampa Bay Church has seen amazing wonders at the hand of God this past summer. As last semester was coming to a close, God was preparing the hearts of many who would choose to follow Him.
Our High School Ministry had only one disciple among 25 teens attending our events. Jessica Kaye, steadfast in her faith, standing alone said. “It was like having a silent conversation with God with no response. Through being alone, God taught me how to solely rely on him and as I surrendered my situation to him, God answered in His timing and He answered abundantly!”Read More...
After 33 years of prayer, God opened our mother’s and father’s hearts to respond to the gospel and be baptized into Christ. We want to give God the glory (Psalm 115:1) and give all of you hope for your family and loved ones by telling you the story…Read More...
Like stroking a tennis ball right in the center of a tennis racket, we’d all like to hit that “sweet spot” in life – where our natural abilities are used to glorify God in our everyday lives. But how do we do that? How do I glorify God in my secular work? What if I’m not finding meaning in my career? Is there a way to do what I love and love what I do every day?
These are the questions this lesson seeks to answer. The notes that follow are from a recent midweek class we did for the men of the Tampa Bay Church, based on the book by Max Lucado entitled, “Cure for the Common Life”, and they are offered here for anyone who has ever asked the question, “How do I find my sweet spot in life?”.Read More...
God not only saved us, but adopted us as his children, and as a loving parent wants to “father us” (protect, provide, raise, train and love us). But like any child with his parent, we must choose to let God “father us”. Join us this Father’s Day as we discuss how to let God “father us” and hear the four powerful fatherly statements he makes to us.Listen | Download
Sometimes we can dread our prayer times because we think of them as a duty or a chore, but God wants to give to us in our special times with him. He wants to be our sanctuary, our refuge from the storm, our partner and helper as we embark on each adventurous new day together.Listen | Download
Being in the sanctuary with God should inspire us to give our very best to God. Dave uses the sinful woman as an illustration of what God is looking for in us, and what our response should be to God’s appeal for a relationship with us.Listen | Download
You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of your inheritance—
the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,
the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.
America is being torn apart right now by racism, prejudice and retaliation. As a multi-cultural church, we have both the challenge and the opportunity to take our unity and love to a deeper level than ever before through mutual empathy, compassion and sensitivity to each other, thus showing the world that true unity can only be achieved through spiritual rather than political means, and that a unified, multiracial church is the beacon of light so desperately needed right now in a world of spiritual darkness.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”