Sunshine Community Church's Podcast

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Sinopse

Welcome to the podcasting home of Sunshine Community Church. Christ calls Sunshine Community Church to pursue and nourish the spiritually-hungry, until every household in our sphere of influence can flourish in Christ. We hope the content of this weekly podcast will help you do just that. If you would like to learn more about Sunshine Community Church, you can visit us online at sunshine.church.

Episódios

  • February 11, 2024 - Biblical Proportions

    12/02/2024 Duração: 55min

    Mark 6 As Mark continues to show us Jesus' ministry work in Galilee, we see the temperature rise markedly, both in his ministry and in the opposition against him. The battle continued to take on an epic scale and exciting space as his work unfolded. He showed in clearer and clearer ways that he has power over nature, that he cares and natures his people, and that he has authority to delegate his ministry to others with great effect. Sinful hearts and systems freaked out and pushed back the more he revealed that he is God in human form.

  • February 4, 2024 - Touch of a Healer

    05/02/2024 Duração: 54min

    Mark 5 - There is a consistent theme through all the gospels of Jesus healing the sick, demonized, and broken. Sin and the harms it brings are so much a part of this world that it makes sense: The Creator shows up, and broken things get put back together, including us! We all struggle with illness, injury, brokenness, and the specter of death. In the midst of this battle, Jesus has an undeniable power and will to heal; we can't make him do it, but he delights to in his own timing. When he heals, he always does so in a way that serves his glory and spreads the gospel!

  • January 28, 2024 - Little Things - Big Difference

    29/01/2024 Duração: 55min

    Mark 4 contains a variety of parables Jesus told to illustrate the surprising and mysterious nature of God's Kingdom and the way it grows. Jesus used these stories to catch people off guard and help them understand that his way of being the Messiah would be different than what many of them expected. He wanted to help them see that sometimes, God works in ways that seem small or invisible, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening! Jesus reveals that, in God's Kingdom, little things blessed by God can make huge differences, and size does not indicate power.

  • January 21, 2024 - Battle Lines are Drawn

    22/01/2024 Duração: 51min

    Mark 2 & 3 - In these chapters, Jesus clearly indicated his identity and exposed the sides in a battle. He made it very clear to his listeners that he was equal to God the Father and that he was ministering in full authority and agreement with him. At the time, this was extremely offensive and hard to accept. The bottom line is that, though people may not have liked it, Jesus tells us exactly who he is and demands that we come to terms with his claims, and we need to join his side in the fight.

  • January 7, 2024 - Man on a Mission

    08/01/2024 Duração: 46min

    Mark 1 This new message series will take us through Lent and Easter! We'll make our way through Mark's gospel and gain a clearer image of who Jesus is. This message looks at Jesus' self-understanding and personal mission. We want to know what drove him and motivated him in his work. Mark's Gospel portrays Jesus as a man on a very clear mission; he knows exactly who he is and what he came here to do.

  • December 24, 2023 - Unending Holiday

    27/12/2023 Duração: 50min

    Revelation 21:1-5; 22-26 While Dickens' story only explicitly encompasses Christmas past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, it also implicitly points to Christmas Forever. The story definitely points to the afterlife and the fate of our souls who die without embracing the charity, freedom, and transformation that comes from knowing and following Christ. Scrooge's transformation had consequences for him and others, but it was also proof that eternal joy was erupting in his heart. Christmas forever is where we are freed to celebrate together eternally, and where God blesses us - every one!

  • December 17, 2023 - Gut Check

    18/12/2023 Duração: 42min

    Matthew 3:1-12 In his peek into Christmas Future, Scrooge saw where his life and habits were going to eventually lead him. All people die, but the manner in which we die and the legacy we leave here on earth is deeply affected by how we live. As we think about our future, we are called to consider the fruit of our lives and of the way we treat our fellow travelers to the grave. Being ready for Christmas Future means we must embrace real change in the form of repentance and restitution; it's not too late to redirect our legacies - God is willing to help us truly change!

  • December 10, 2023 - Christmas Presence

    11/12/2023 Duração: 46min

    Romans 13:7-14 In our journey with Scrooge, we've talked about the past. This message turns our attention to Christmas Present. Christmas Present is a reality in which we are often busy, stressed, overcommitted, and eventually hard-hearted due to burnout and fatigue. Because of all this we are often too often absent from others' joy and suffering; we must wake up and engage tangibly and meaningfully with others this holiday season! If we don't how can we claim to truly love the as Christ does?!

  • December 4, 2023 - No Regrets

    04/12/2023 Duração: 46min

    2 Corinthians 7:1-12  This message begins our Advent sermon series. We are so glad to prepare our hearts and our families for Christ and his work. This message series will look at scripture and Charles Dickens' class story, A Christmas Carol. In it, Ebenezer Scrooge is taken to Christmas Past as a first stop in the examination of his life. Christmas Past is often full of regrets and hurts. Often, we don't like to go there; but we need to in our journey to repentance and peace.

  • November 26, 2023 - Who's Coming to Town?

    27/11/2023 Duração: 39min

    Matthew 12 What does Jesus say about who HE is? 

  • November 19, 2023 - Bitterness and Beanstalks

    20/11/2023 Duração: 47min

    Jonah 4 As we come to an end of the book of Jonah, we also come to the climax of the story - the place where God and Jonah put all their cards on the table and explain their hearts. It is an amazing and convicting picture of the human heart, and how much can go wrong there if we misunderstood the honor and responsibility of being chosen and start to think it entitles us to sit in judgement of God. To the contrary, accepting mercy means we give up all judgement to God and cherish his generosity; hypocrisy about this gift is unacceptably ugly sin for a Christian.

  • November 12, 2023 - The Great Evangelist

    13/11/2023 Duração: 50min

    Jonah 3 Who is the greatest evangelist of all time? Is it Billy Graham, Ray Comfort, or D.L. Moody? The Apostle Paul, or Barnabas? There are so many people we've never heard of, but who have reached whole tribes and nations with the Gospel. History has forgotten their names, but heaven hasn't. Most of the time, we reach others in small numbers and unremarkable ways. Whether a person preaches to millions or just a few, one thing is undeniable: God is the only real Evangelist - even when he uses us, he is the preparer, the messenger, and the message itself!

  • November 5, 2023 - Any Port in a Storm

    06/11/2023 Duração: 50min

    Jonah 2 This message is about the first underwater poetry in human history! Composed by Jonah, under the sea in the belly of a fish and it only survived because Jonah survived. He shares it with all of us as a testimony to the sobering power of death and suffering to turn our hearts toward repentance and gratitude. Often, without this slap in the face, we are tempted to rewrite the Bible and adjust God's gospel toward comfort. But it is a miracle that God provides any way of salvation to us; "alive and uncomfortable" beats "rebellious and dead" every time!

  • October 29, 2023 -The Tempest

    30/10/2023 Duração: 49min

    Jonah 1 This message begins a series looking at the life of Jonah, an Old Testament prophet who ended up at odds with God's mercy. The basic concept of fighting against God is familiar for most of us. Sometimes, we just don't want to love whom he loves, go where he sends, or do what he says. Jonah's story shows us that God's call to evangelism is irrevocable, and we ought to willingly respond.

  • October 22, 2023 - Our Faithful Response

    26/10/2023 Duração: 47min

    2 Timothy 2: 8-26 This message focuses on how spending intentional time with God is essential. It can redeem us, give us a newfound ability to be like and learn from him! Though we start the story as unfaithful, in Jesus we can become steady, kind, patient and reliable; through is Spirit, we can be infected with faithfulness and spread it to others!

  • October 15, 2023 - His Faithful Presence

    16/10/2023 Duração: 50min

    Psalm 139 We often tell people that they are totally unique and that God knows each of us absolutely and perfectly. The thing nobody talks about is that God's deep knowledge of us can be either comforting or irritating, depending on how we feel about him! If we are trying to hide secrets or feel like we will be rejected if people really know us, the idea of a God who searches the heart can be frightening. On the other hand, God is so faithful to just be with us, but in the game of spiritual "chicken" and closeness between us and him, we are always the ones who flinch.

  • October 8, 2023 - His Faithful Empowering

    09/10/2023 Duração: 49min

    Ephesians 3 Throughout our stint in ministry, Sunshine has seen again and again that we can't do anything apart from God's empowering; often, he calls us to do things that make us aware of our limitations, and in those moments, his power really stands out! God never calls us to a task or challenge without also making a plan to empower and protect us in that path. We are certainly asked to act beyond our own power, but never beyond his!

  • October 1, 2023 - His Faithful Promises

    03/10/2023 Duração: 35min

    Hebrews 10:19-39 God’s promises are unflinchingly generous and ironclad; he gives us strength to value them more than comfort and ease.

  • September 24, 2023 - His Faithful Provision

    25/09/2023 Duração: 42min

    1 Timothy 6:11-21 Neither Sunshine Community Church, nor our families, nor our city, nor this planet could endure a single moment apart from the generous and loving provision God offers us. God has provided for his people amply; the air we breathe, the food we eat, the lives we live, and the Spirit that animates us all come from his Fatherly hand, alone. Most of all, he has provided us with Jesus! We must learn to recognize, name, and mirror his generosity.

  • September 17, 2023 - Our Unfaithful Hearts

    18/09/2023 Duração: 49min

    Romans 3 Through 100 years of history at Sunshine Church, we have definitely learned that God is faithful! Many times, we learned it because he was the only One who was... God never lets us down or breaks his Word, but people certainly do. Before we can benefit from the faithfulness of God, we must admit and confess our own unfaithfulness apart from him.

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