The message of the week from Destiny Church - Dayton, Ohio
The ministry of humility is needed more than ever today. How can Christians reconcile people to God if they cannot reconcile with themselves?
Imagine a people, so focused on waiting for a King that looks exactly the way they expect, that when the King finally appears in as a child they miss Him. Pastor Eric Smith will walk us through the importance of not missing Jesus in our own lives, just because He doesn't look the way we expect.
John 9:4 says, "As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work." Let us lean into the Lord everyday--never taking a day off from following His lead!
In Acts 2, Peter says: "But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel: 17 ‘And in the last days it will be,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams..." He had the courage to interpret what God was do…
"Grace is the enabling power of God, given freely to those who belong to Christ, in order to do what we cannot do on our own." - Pastor Eric Smith Join us for the last sermon of the Deeper series on the book of Hebrews. Be strengthened by the grace of God to maintain the correct course, the sacrifice of praise, and the heart of a disciple!…
Love, purity, and money--3 hot topics! Join us as Pastor Eric breaks down the three important ideas, as they are addressed by the author of Hebrews. If you are a human, one of these topics probably applies to you, so don't miss out!
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. -- Romans 8:23 Celebrate the great work of global missions with us as Pastor Dylan Schober shares the importance of reaching the entire world and Jesus Christ getting His full reward.…
We are the Body of Christ. We can make such a powerful impact in others' lives just by carrying their burdens and having concern for each other. Not only that, but as the Body of Christ, it is our duty.
Who are we to tell God who He is or what He is allowed to be? The Lord defines Himself! Join Pastor Dylan Schober as he shares his heart on the character of God and the respect He deserves.
American culture has made it normal to never concern ourselves with the problems and personal lives of others--but is this Biblical? Dive into Hebrews 12 with Pastor Eric Smith today to find out.
Have you been facing a storm in this season of your life? Come be encouraged by the word of God in Hebrews, chapter 12!
One meaning of the word "repentance" is to turn around and go the opposite direction. Thankfully, we serve a God that makes it possible for us to turn away from our sin and shame.
Hebrews 12:3 says, "Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Join us today as we consider the Lord and His sacrificial love for us. Let His endurance encourage you in your own trials.
If you need faith today—you’re in the right place! Explore the truths of real, shared, and test-proof faith with Pastor Eric Smith.
What does it take for faith to prevail? Join us as we uncover the traits of our heroes in the faith that enabled their faith to prevail until the end.
What would you do if you were walking completely by faith? Pastor Eric Smith shares this week about what the implications of living in faith are for our lives. Hebrews 11:8 says, "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going."…
Jesus gave us an outline for how to pray and instructed us to do it without ceasing! Join us as Pastor Rayquan Bennett shares some key guidelines to prayer, as well as what mindset to have in order to live a prayerful life in the Lord.
Hebrews chapter 11--the Hall of Faith. What can we learn from these servants of the Lord? How can we emulate their faith? Find out this week with Pastor Eric Smith as we uncover common denominators between these amazing men and women, and their lives of "forward" faith.
"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." -- You've heard this verse before, but have you ever sought a deeper understanding of what faith is? Join us as Pastor Eric explores what true faith is and how we can live in it.
Hebrews 10 reveals the importance of endurance in our lives with Jesus Christ and how to keep the faith. When we serve the Lord with endurance and do not throw away our confidence in Him, we will receive what God has promised--heaven!
How much closer can you get to Jesus? We should never stop asking this question. Jump into Hebrews 10 with us as Pastor Eric explores 3 crucial steps to drawing near to the Lord.
Has a guilty conscience ever hindered you from doing what God asked? Join us this week as Pastor Eric jumps back into Hebrews--chapters nine and ten--to share the importance of a clean conscience.
Open your Bible to John chapter 10 and join Pastor Rayquan Bennett as he shares 4 ways that we can know we are following our Good Shepherd.
Join us for the part 2 of Pastor Eric Smith's message on Pentecost! Open your Bible to Acts 2 and embrace the promise of the Father to gift the Holy Spirit to every generation and protect us from perversity.
Have you ever experienced something so good that it ruined anything lesser for you? That's what it's like when you experience the goodness and God's grace and presence. Join Pastor Sarah Thompson as she explores what it takes to draw closer to God and allow everything other options to be ruined.
When Lot--Abraham's nephew--was given a choice about where to settle, he chose the valley. Later on, angels had to convince Lot and his family to leave as the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Join Pastor Dylan Schober as he shares the dangers of getting comfortable in the valley seasons of our life, and how Jesus calls us out.…
Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost to empower Believers to be on-fire, world-changers. Have we now settled for less?
Hebrews 6 warns of the possibility of a believer's apostasy while providing a spiritual growth strategy that will arm, equip and empower every Christ-follower.
What is the ultimate test of being a follower of Jesus Christ? Pastor Jason Thompson shares from Matthew 25 and what it teaches about the qualities of a true Kingdom servant.
The author of Hebrews writes to Christians in chapter five, wishing he could explain more to them about the glorious Gospel they had received; unfortunately, he couldn't because they were sluggish in hearing. Join us today for the keys to make sure "sluggish in hearing" doesn't describe you!
What is our greatest weapon of victory? Turns out it's a "who" and not a "what!" Join us to find out why and to dig deeper into Hebrews chapter four.
Thank you for tuning in with us for Easter Sunday at Destiny Church! We hope that your Resurrection Day celebrations were full of joy and remembrance. This Easter, Pastor Eric will explain how it is possible for the amazing Gospel of Jesus Christ to do you no good at all.
Our Deeper series is an in-depth look at the book of Hebrews. Let's heed the warnings given in Hebrews chapter 3 today and be quick to listen to the Lord, as well as quick to obey.
The author or Hebrews begins chapter three by reminding us to "take note of Jesus." Why? He is faithful; a friend that sticks closer than a brother!
Pastor Dylan Schober walks us through the mindset of the disciple John--the one Jesus loved--and the way he viewed his identity in Jesus.
This week in our study of the book of Hebrews, Pastor Eric will take a deeper look into what the author of Hebrews is conveying to us and why.
Do we truly understand the cost of being a disciple, or are we just playing church? Join Pastor Rayquan Bennett as he shares the components of a true disciple, based off of Jesus' teachings.
"Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it." Hebrews 2:1 Are you paying close attention to God's word? Are you expecting things from God everyday? Join us as we dig deeper into Hebrews chapter two.