There comes a time in everyone’s life that they draw a line in the sand. It might be due to a rude boss, an unloving significant other, a disrespectful professor or an unrelenting neighbor. About 2600 years ago, Jerusalem was captured by the Babylonians. Their practice was to assimilate the best of the best into their culture. Daniel found himself caught in the crosshairs of a life changing decision. Listen in as Neal teaches about Counter-Cultural Living from Daniel chapter 1 and what it takes to resole to life a holy life for the Lord.
Very few people have experienced a clear pathway to spiritual maturity. In fact, the path to God is not always a straight line. Believers experience twists and turns, confusion and frustration, joy and fulfillment. Our aim at Coastline is to help every single one of us know what our next step in spiritual growth is. When people go to the gym they hire a trainer to help them accomplish their goals. People seek the advice of a financial planner to help them get to their desired location. The road map for Coastline is intended to do the same for each of us. Listen in as Neal talks about: gather, grow, serve, and send.
Listen in as guest speaker, Mark Bargaehr of Transformation Ministries, closes out our summer Prayer series with a message about the power of prayer from James 5:13-16.
You can tell a lot about people by the way they pray. Prayers reflect a person's wants, desires, attitude and focus. Listen in as Neal shares about Jesus' prayer from John 17. In this text, Jesus prays a forward-thinking prayer before He goes to the cross in which he prays for Himself, the disciples and every single one of us.
Life is not always a soft bed to sleep on with unlimited room service. Sometimes, life is more of a crisis we’re trying to overcome. We’re all familiar with crisis, aren’t we? An unexpected death in the family, job loss, unwanted divorce or bad news from the doctor are just a few of the difficult situations life can throw at us. Listen in as Neal preaches a message from 2 Kings 18 and 19 on "Impending Danger" and how to respond.
We live in a a noisy, fast-paced world. It seems like there is always music playing, a TV blaring or people talking. What if God asked us to slow down so we can recognize His voice and hear Him speak something meaningful to our hearts? Would we know how to do that? Listen in as Neal shares from 1 Samuel 3 about listening and prayer.
In the book of Philippians, God invites us to bring Him our anxiety and stress and exchange it for His peace. Would you like to know how? If so, listen in as guest speaker, Brian Berry, talks about 4 principles of prayer from Philippians 4:4-13.
Listen in as guest speaker, Dr. Willie Nolte of Transformation Ministries, continues our summer Prayer sermon series with a message entitled, “Family Prayers,” from Ephesians 3:14-21.
Whether you pray big prayers or what seem like small prayers, God hears those prayers. During a time when an evil king ruled in Israel and it looked like no one would intervene, God answered an emotional prayer of the prophet Elijah to heal a young boy. Listen in as Neal talks about “Homespun Prayer” based on the prayer of Elijah in 1 Kings 17:17-24.
Prayer is conversation with God, and a healthy prayer life is an essential part of a growing relationship with Christ. Unfortunately, we live in such a fast-paced world we often postpone or neglect prayer. One of the main reasons we are doing a prayer series at Coastline this summer is to help us connect more deeply with God through the discipline of prayer. Listen in as Pastor Neal teaches on Matthew 6:5-15 and explains how our unseen prayer life grows our personal relationship with Jesus.