Awakening @ First Church Podcast

Sinopse

We don't have all of the answers, and we don't pretend to. We will seek them out, together, learning about the love of our Father and the call on our life, individually and corporately. Join us on this journey.

Episódios

  • Time Traps

    Time Traps

    26/10/2016 Duração: 29min

    "Stewardship Of Life: Time Traps" w/ Chris Edmiston

  • Money Matters

    Money Matters

    16/10/2016 Duração: 20min

    "Stewardship Of Life: Money Matters" w/ Chris Edmiston

  • Worship For Wichita w/ Austin Melton

    Worship For Wichita w/ Austin Melton

    14/09/2016 Duração: 11min

    During Worship For Wichita, a special event hosted by Awakening, Austin Melton shared his heart for unity among brothers & sisters of faith. Join us we listen to this message from our friend and consider the journey.

  • Gods Game: When Fools Are Winners

    God's Game: When Fools Are Winners

    30/08/2016 Duração: 20min

    "Faith Steps: Upward & Onward Through Christ", Part 4 of 5: "God's Game (When Fools Are Winners)" w/ Chris Edmiston The idea of running the race as a metaphor works for many reasons. All of us know what a race looks like, many have run in them. Where the analogy works against us as Christians is when our faith becomes a competition. The church and the Christian life are not immune to the idea of being first, being the best. Even the disciples, after a long time walking with Jesus, they struggled with it. How do we live this life, run this race, in a way that honors our Father and the payment that was made for us? Join us we continue our five week sermon series: “Faith Steps: Upward and Onward through Christ.”

  • Run The Race

    Run The Race

    30/08/2016 Duração: 16min

    "Faith Steps: Upward & Onward Through Christ", Part 3 of 5: "Run The Race" w/ Chris Edmiston All of us are running races. The Bible, throughout, uses racing and running imagery as analogy for our life. In Hebrews we see a call to run with endurance this race before us. There's two major aspects of track events: training and racing. So what do we need to do so we can run well in this life? What gets in the way, and how do we set those things aside? Join us we continue our five week sermon series: “Faith Steps: Upward and Onward through Christ.” * Please watch the following videos shown in worship, the first before the message, and the second at the 1:45 mark https://youtu.be/t2G8KVzTwfw https://youtu.be/kjkBPthoYVg

  • Wrestling For Blessings

    Wrestling For Blessings

    30/08/2016 Duração: 23min

    "Faith Steps: Upward & Onward Through Christ", Part 2 of 5: "Wrestling For Blessings" w/ Pastor Cindy Watson In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin offered these words to be the Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” This motto was not adopted until 1924 and then he wrote the ideals of the Olympics through this creed: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph by the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” This motto and creed could be tweaked just a bit and be a motto and creed for the Christian spiritual life. For followers of Jesus the call is not to win, but “press on toward the goal” and to “run the race set before us.” Join us we continue our five week sermon series: “Faith Steps: Upward and Onward through Christ.”

  • Whose Team?

    Whose Team?

    30/08/2016 Duração: 17min

    "Faith Steps: Upward & Onward Through Christ", Part 1 of 5: "Whose Team?" w/ Pastor Cindy Watson In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin offered these words to be the Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” This motto was not adopted until 1924 and then he wrote the ideals of the Olympics through this creed: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph by the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” This motto and creed could be tweaked just a bit and be a motto and creed for the Christian spiritual life. For followers of Jesus the call is not to win, but “press on toward the goal” and to “run the race set before us.” Join us we begin our five week sermon series: “Faith Steps: Upward and Onward through Christ.”

  • Caring and Compassionate

    Caring and Compassionate

    01/08/2016 Duração: 20min

    "Cultivating Community", Part 4 of 4 - "Caring and Compassionate" The words of Luke 6 have resonated in our room and in our church a great deal over the last year. But, as much as it’s repetitive, it can’t be understated or said enough. Without those words the rest of what Jesus says doesn’t make sense. Jesus is drawing a clear differentiation from how the world, those far from Him, how they act in comparison to how His people, the children of God, how they live. But what does that really look like? How are we called to live in a way that truly honors the payment made for us? Join us as we unpack this and more as we conclude our four week series, “Cultivating Community”.

  • Courageous Christians

    Courageous Christians

    25/07/2016 Duração: 21min

    "Cultivating Community", Part 3 of 4 - "Courageous Christians" We find ourselves at a crossroads. This is the moment where it goes from listening to acting, from being a hearer of the Word to being a doer of the Word. We're CLAIMED and CALLED by God the Father through Jesus Christ, able to act because of the Holy Spirit. We're CONFRONTED and CHALLENGED with the reality that maybe, just maybe, this life looks different than I thought it would. So as the idea of community starts to form and take shape, now we’re pushed to the brink of action. We can’t be a part of the calling, we can’t be confronted, and then sit still. How then are we to live in the calling and challenge? Join us as we unpack this and more as we continue our four week series, “Cultivating Community”.

  • Confronted and Challenged

    Confronted and Challenged

    18/07/2016 Duração: 25min

    "Cultivating Community", Part 2 of 4 - "Confronted and Challenged" Jesus, while being confronted by a man trying to justify his sins, responds to a simple question with a story. It's a story many have told over the generations, but with implications that mean something to us in a new way. It's a challenge we face that is unique in the world we live in. Join us as we unpack this and more as we continue our four week series, “Cultivating Community”.

  • United In Response (#PrayForOrlando)

    United In Response (#PrayForOrlando)

    20/06/2016 Duração: 22min

    "United In Response," a special message from Chris Edmiston, Awakening Venue Leader at First United Methodist Church, Wichita, KS during Downtown Alive. Throughout times of tragedy it's really hard not to hear about evil. There’s an evil we see, the evil around us, even the evil perpetrated against us, and it hurts. It drives many of our thoughts, our emotions, our actions. It’s hard not to react emotionally to such a massive tragedy with so many issues around it. It’s hard not to hear the loud voices around us, each one yelling over the top of the one before. It’s hard not to join in the shouting match; not to take up a side of action and stake a hard claim to it. So when we turn to the Bible, we look to our Savior for wisdom, and we hear Jesus say this in Luke, we can't wrap our head around it. How can we respond in a way that is true, honorable, and Christ-like? Join us as we unpack this and more in our latest message, “United In Response”. Grace & Peace

  • Legacy Defined

    Legacy Defined

    31/05/2016 Duração: 15min

    "Legacy Defined" Legacy is something many of us don’t think about until it’s almost too late. For some it leads to midlife crisis, self-doubt, and many times a drop in faithfulness, whether to God or to those around you. The questions we have to answer can be difficult. Who are we doing this for? What is our goal? What is our TRUE, HOPEFUL outcome? Join us as we unpack this and more in our latest message, “Legacy Defined”. To watch the video preceding the message click the following link: https://youtu.be/nQOP-M6ruoI

  • HOPE

    HOPE

    16/05/2016 Duração: 23min

    "Challenging Times", Part 4 of 4 - "HOPE" There are times when darkness is all around us, even inside of us, and it feels like we just can’t go on. If we’re honest we can all admit that there are seasons in our lives where the darkness is just too much. What’s the point? By the time I get through this challenge and over this hill there’s another one waiting for me. God knew what the people of Judah were going through, and he sent Jeremiah with a new message. This was no longer the message of judgment, but a new message the people needed to hear: a message of HOPE. Join us as we unpack this and more and conclude our four week series, “Challenging Times”.

  • Never Too Far Gone

    Never Too Far Gone

    09/05/2016 Duração: 19min

    "Challenging Times", Part 3 of 4 - "Never Too Far Gone" Jeremiah knew that chaos was coming, He continued to share the message the Lord had given to the people. He had a good idea how the people would respond, and the language was harsh; it spoke strongly against the people and their leaders. Yet just a month from the date the temple was destroyed, Jeremiah stood before the king of Judah and he still gave him a choice. What was it that kept the king from making the right choice? Was it pride or arrogance? Was it anger or fear? And what about us as a church? What is the message to the church? What are we to repent from? Join us as we unpack this and more as we continue our four week series, “Challenging Times”.

  • Cracked Cisterns

    Cracked Cisterns

    02/05/2016 Duração: 19min

    "Challenging Times", Part 2 of 4 - "Cracked Cisterns" The people of Judah had turned from God to false gods; they'd moved from living water to broken jars that held nothing. It went beyond just turning away from God; it was about giving themselves over to something that was the opposite of the very character of God. How are we living in a similar way, turning away from God and living for cracked cisterns? What does it take to turn back? Join us as we unpack this and more as we continue our four week series, “Challenging Times”.

  • Listening For God

    Listening For God

    18/04/2016 Duração: 16min

    "Making Sense Of The Bible", Part 2 of 2 - "Listening For God" We know there are several primary ways we hear from God. He reveals Himself to us in many ways, always looking to make Himself known by us. But how can we better hear His voice? How can we respond in a way that honors Him? And what do we do when we don't hear anything? Join us as we unpack this and more as we conclude our two week series, “Making Sense Of The Bible”.

  • The Hard Sayings Of Jesus

    The Hard Sayings Of Jesus

    11/04/2016 Duração: 22min

    "Making Sense Of The Bible", Part 1 of 2 - "The Hard Sayings Of Jesus" Most of the time we associate difficult Bible reading with the Old Testament or prophetic scripture like the Book of Revelation. Where it gets interesting is when we read something difficult from the New Testament, especially from the mouth of Jesus. Why did Jesus use parables so often? When Jesus said to cut my hand off if it leads me to sin am I supposed to take that literally? In this latest message we'll look at 3 types of sayings of Jesus that, at times, are just difficult for us to understand. Join us as we unpack this and more as we start our two week series, “Making Sense Of The Bible”.

  • Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes

    04/04/2016 Duração: 26min

    "Whatever It Takes" We know there is a cost to following Jesus. We have a corporate responsibility to Christ’s Church and in the Kingdom of God. So what is our call to the gospel? If suffering for Christ is a mark of a true follower how do we measure that? Join us on this journey at Awakening @ First Church.

  • (Not Your Normal) Easter Message

    (Not Your Normal) Easter Message

    29/03/2016 Duração: 19min

    "(Not Your Normal) Easter Message" This is more of a confession than a message. We invite you on the journey as we discuss doubt and faith, life and death, pain and joy this Easter Sunday. As we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, we admit, much like the disciples, the doubt we have during the times of darkness. And in that we are thankful for His grace. Join us on this journey at Awakening @ First Church. Note: to watch the video at the end of the message please click on the following link (https://youtu.be/Nfnhv5h0k4M)

  • The Crucifixion

    The Crucifixion

    29/03/2016 Duração: 31min

    "24", Part 6 of 6 - "The Crucifixion" This week featured speaker Les Coates finishes our series on the final 24 hours of the life of Christ by guiding us through the crucifixion. In this painful, humiliating act, we see love as never shown before. Join us as we unpack this and more as we conclude our series, “24”. Note: The original message was given on March 20, 2016 and published on a later date.

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