In the last of our 3-part series from Rise Chapel, Pastor Joe will be taking us through the message of Gather & Scatter – a “sending” message. God designed into His creation the pattern of gathering & scattering. Today we will talk about the core – testimony. This is the final message from Pastor Joe & Rise Chapel. If you would like the audio portion that includes the Personal Testimonies, please email risechapel@gmail.com. Farewell to all - God has completed His work with Rise Chapel. We love you - without condition. Until the next chapter…

Knowing is Half the Battle

This is the final part of our 3-part series on prayer. It's important to move from knowing about something to actually practicing & applying it. The same goes for all we've learned on prayer. Application of God's truth is what changes us - not just knowing it. We also had handouts that are available for aiding in your application in your life.

Pray Gooder: Vertical Flow

One morning years ago I went to water my garden and when I turned the hose on nothing came out but a dribble. I had nothing to give to the thirsty plants. I had to go to the source and unclog things. Just like the garden, our vertical flow in our prayer life is the most important part – it’s the purpose of prayer! We have nothing unless we have our vertical relationship right.

How to Play Church

So much to cover & so little time. 1 Corinthians has been as if we were reading the history books of the American church – yet it was not us. Humans have a tendency to take what God has made and use it incorrectly. Today we take a quick blast through 1 Corinthians and hit some key points from our study the last few months.

What's Your Motivator?

What motivates you? What makes you want to get up in the morning? What drives you to go out and experience all the day has for you? Sometimes we would answer that as “nothing”. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t motivated – it means we have different motivations. Today we talk about wrong motivators – we’re all motivated, it’s what motivates us that will change the world or have us withering into nothingness.

Drive It Like HE Stole It (Part 2)

Driving something "like we stole it" implies recklessness, or lack of care. We STOP playing church when we realize that God has gifted is this life and we owe Him everything. The message from our God has always been to not worry about the this life – just use it to to HIS glory & the best of our ability. We need to drive it like HE stole it.

Drive it like HE stole it (Part 1)

The phrase “drive it like you stole it” means we treat something like it’s not ours and we have no consequences for the damage or destruction it experiences. For humanity, and even more specific – Christianity, that’s opposite of what we’re called to do. We called to live our lives as if someone else of great importance owns them. We are called to “drive it like HE stole it”. That would mean we drive it like HE says and how HE designed it. When we follow the Manufacturers guidelines we get the most out of the product.

Herding Cats

Trying to get a group of people with differing ideas, passions, gifts, weaknesses and opinions to go in the same direction is DIFFICULT. The world has a simple way to describe it – it’s like herding cats. When it comes to the church & gathering together, sometimes we don’t take this advice seriously. The church isn’t a place for our pet projects or ideas to be worked out – the church is a place to serve others & in so doing, glorify God.

Talk To Yourself

Have you ever started talking to someone then their eyes just glaze over? They haven’t heard a word you said and you said great stuff! It was important and powerful! Sometimes what is a blessing to me personally I think is ok to do all the time and I get consumed with myself and my benefts– but that’s not what God saved us unto. God saved us SO THAT we can be unifed with our family in humanity to HIS family in Spirit.

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