Sermon Notes

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Experiencing a Faith Failure

God is always faithful—but do you always choose to trust Him?

Escaping a Desperate Situation

Wherever He leads, God is always there to guide His people.

Living by God's Guidance

Why wander when there’s Someone who can show you the way?

The Message of the Blood of Jesus

Discover forgiveness and freedom at the foot of the cross.

Who Is This Man Called Jesus?

There’s always more to know about Jesus. Discover new facets of the Savior.

Peace With Yourself

We write, sing, and preach about it, but often struggle to experience it.

Experiencing Inner Peace

If somebody asked you to define the peace of God, what would you say?

A Night to Remember

The Bible is an ancient book filled with powerful, relevant truths.

A Happy Thanksgiving

Grateful hearts recognize God’s goodness, guidance, and provision.

The Mighty Hand of God

Choosing what honors God will bring change, forgiveness, and restoration.

A God-Centered Message

Don't underestimate what God can do through you if you trust Him!

The Promise and the Plan

We don't always understand why God works the way He does. But we can be assured that He is always in control.

Hearing God's Voice

Do you believe God has personal words of instruction for you?

Our Burning Bushes

God speaks to those who are willing to listen.

Staying in Step With God

Seeking and obeying God’s will is the path to blessing and victory.

Before You Step Out of the Will of God

Will you choose to pay the high price of disobedience?

How to Be Sure of God's Will

You can be sure you are walking in God’s will.

The Rocky Road to the Will of God

Don’t let anything keep you from living in God’s perfect will.

Looking Deeper Into The Will of God

Do you try to rule or have you learned to rest?

The Will of God in Your Life

The same God we seek in crisis can guide our everyday.

Life’s Passing Storms

Storms are inevitable. The question is, will we blame God or trust Him?

Facing a Satanic Attack

You are a soldier in a spiritual war: Do you know your weak spots?

Walking in the Favor of God - Part 3

Noah's lifestyle demonstrated that he trusted and obeyed God. Does yours?

Walking in the Favor of God - Part 2

God gave direction to Noah, and He is willing to give you direction, too.

Walking in the Favor of God - Part 1

God speaks to us in many different ways. How does He get our attention?

What Is the Meaning of Being Born Again?

Salvation can feel too abstract to comprehend—learn how simple it truly is.

Count Your Blessings

Have you opened all of God’s gifts?

Overcoming Loneliness

What do you do when everything is falling apart?

If The Foundations Are Destroyed

What do you do when everything is falling apart?

Walking in God's Plan

Learn how to pursue the unique plan and purpose God has for your life.

The Battle For Self-control

Resisting temptation can be hard, but you're not alone in the struggle.

The Reassuring Quality Of Faithfulness

God didn't save you to abandon you—He promises to be faithful to the end.

The Attractive Quality Of Kindness

What happens when you lean into the unfailing kindness of God?

Patience - Essential to Experiencing God's Best

It may be painful to wait on God, but when we do, He renews our strength.

The Narrow Path to Personal Peace

Explore what it means to trade in superficial happiness for steadfast joy.

Triumphant Joy

Explore what it means to trade in superficial happiness for steadfast joy.

Love Lessons

Love—it’s the most expensive gift you'll receive for free.

God and Our Money

Our finances aren't just a matter of money, but of obedience and trust.

The Impact Of The Resurrection

The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is a truth that transforms.

Jesus - Our Substitute

Understanding what really happened at the cross is crucial.

Following Jesus

Christianity isn't a performance—it's a simple case of follow the Leader.

Yoked with Jesus

Jesus offers peace, rest, and help with every burden. Will you accept it?

God the Holy Spirit – Our Helper

Don't miss out on the greatest Helper God gave us—Himself, the Holy Spirit.

Is Jesus Christ God?

What you believe about the Carpenter from Nazareth determines your destiny.

How Should We Wait?

Patience is a virtue. When God says wait, it helps to know how.

When God Says Wait

With God, “not yet” often means “I’ve got something better.”

When Facing Storms In Our Life

Storms are inevitable—the question is, Do you know how to handle them?

A Modern Day Samaritan

Heartbreak hurts, but feeling another’s pain is the source of compassion.

The Challenge of Wavering Faith

How do you respond when God doesn't answer your prayers?

Living a Life That Counts

No matter where sin takes us, the path back home is always the same.

The Forgiving Father

No matter where sin takes us, the path back home is always the same.

Absent From The Party

If you had to describe how you're making a difference, what would you say?

The Condition of the Heart

No matter how dark sin may make our lives, God is willing and able to forgive us.

The Prayer Life of Jesus

How often do you pray? Learn from the role of prayer in the life of Jesus.

Life’s Passing Storms

Storms are inevitable. The question is, will we blame God or trust Him?

Our Savior, Who Is Christ The Lord

If someone asked you what Christmas was all about, what would you say?

Christmas: A Time to Celebrate

Listen to Andy Stanley and Dr. Stanley share Christmas memories.

Living A Surrendered Life

God’s perfect will for us is surrender, but how do we actually do that?

The Seven Habits of a Godly Life

Living a godly life means making surrender to God’s will a daily habit.

What Ever Happened To Thanksgiving?

How often do you give thanks for God's goodness, love, and mercy?

Sacrificing Your Future For The Pleasure Of The Moment

Esau traded his birthright for broth. What can we learn from his mistake?

Your Convictions About The Judgment Of The Believer

Will you hear “well done, my good and faithful servant” on judgment day?

Your Convictions About Heaven

Find out what God has in store for those who trust in His Son Jesus Christ.

Your Convictions About The Holy Spirit

You don’t have to try to live the Christian life on your own.

Your Convictions About Money

Don’t be afraid to obey God’s commands about money. He knows what’s best.

Our Faith On Trial

Do you trust God enough to obey Him even when it hurts?

Getting Ahead Of God

Stressed? Learn to surrender your timetables to God. He knows what’s best.

When Faith Gives Way To Fear

Don't let fear tell you what to do—trust God to keep His promises to you.

The Walk Of Faith

Learn how to keep giving God your unwavering yes, one day at a time.

Standing on Your Convictions

Learn the importance of being a faithful witness in a wayward culture.

Seeking Godly Counsel

Not everyone gives godly advice. Make sure you're listening to the right people.

Our Faithful God

Rest in the fact that God never changes.

The Characteristics of a Godly Mother

Learn how to live the kind of life you'd want for your children.

Planning Without God

Since God is omniscient and omnipotent, why make your plans without Him?

Noah - Blameless Servant of God

How do you obey when you don’t have the full picture? Learn from Noah.

Are You Walking With God?

Learn to live your life in step with God.

Risen – Mission Accomplished

What did Jesus do in three short years? He changed the world.

When Facing Storms in Our Life

Storms are inevitable—the question is, Do you know how to handle them?

The Consequences of Disobedience in the Garden

Find out why obeying God is always in your best interest.

Lessons Learned in the Garden of Eden

Discover how the very beginning of all things affects our present lives.

The Great Deception

Learn how to be constantly vigilant so you don’t succumb to Satan’s traps.

Be Careful When All Is Well

Learn how to be constantly vigilant so you don’t succumb to Satan’s traps.

Living In The Shadows Of Loneliness/
Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is a heavy burden. Isn’t it time to release it to the Lord?

Is Your Conscience Your Protector?

We must keep our conscience clear and sensitive so we aren’t led astray.

Life’s Passing Storms

Storms are inevitable. The question is, will we blame God or trust Him?

The Fear Of God

If God is love, then why does the Bible tell us to fear Him?

The Promise (Christmas Special)

Our heavenly Father is a God of promise.

How To Stay Young And Useful All Your Life

Learn the key principles of living a life marked by vitality and fruitfulness.

Thanksgiving Every Day

Giving thanks to God every day motivates us to look for God’s purpose in everything.

Touching The Hearts Of The Next Generation

Learn how to be an example of godliness to those coming behind you.

Down But Not Out

Learn how to persevere with the help of the Holy Spirit.

The Influence of a Godly Life

Listen to Andy Stanley interview Dr. Stanley about his life in ministry.

The Courage To Face Danger And Death

No matter what you face in life, you never have to endure it alone.

A Collapse Of Courage

Fear nothing. Trust God for everything.

The Courage To Say "NO"

Disobeying God is never worth it.

Courage For The Difficult Tasks

Living courageously starts with meditating on God’s Word.

Prayer That Moves God

Pray like He’s God, and as if He’s listening—because He is.

Making Wise Decisions

Decisions don’t have to be stressful.

Your Convictions About the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The good news isn’t just that Jesus died for our sins. It’s that He rose!

Your Convictions About The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

The cross isn’t just a symbol; it’s the revelation of God’s love.

Your Convictions About Eternal Security

Once we surrender to Jesus, we don’t have to live with insecurity.

Your Convictions About Prayer

Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can pray with confidence.

Your Convictions About God

Our image of God must be consistent with His Word.

Your Convictions About The Bible

What you believe about the Bible matters!

Your Personal Convictions

Do you live a life of compromise or conviction?

Being An Encourager

Encouragement is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.

The Downward Path To A Broken Life

The descent into misery is an all too familiar journey for many of us. However, there is a path that leads out of it.

In The Midst Of Adversity

We cannot choose to avoid adversity, but we can choose how we will respond.

Growing In Our Adversity

Adversity is a given. Growth is optional.

Thanksgiving In The Midst Of Adversity

Combatting adversity is draining. Refuel with thanksgiving.

An Intimate Look At Adversity

Since we are guaranteed adversity in this life, we need to know the best way to respond.

America's Perilous Position

It’s not too late for revival, but repentance must come first.

The Believer's War Room

If you want to hear God’s voice and have His help in the fight, discover how a specific place to pray can make all the difference.

Strong Friendships - Part 2

Build your friendships God’s way: with wisdom, sacrificial love, and enduring commitment.

Strong Friendships - Part 1

When you discover a true friend, do you know how to cultivate that relationship into something truly beautiful?

Adversity – Burden Or Bridge?

Adversity can be an overwhelming burden or a bridge that can take you to a place of indescribable intimacy with God.

Trembling At God's Word

God is impressed by our desire when we yield ourselves to His awesome Word.

The Priority of Prayer

As believers, prayer is our most profitable activity.

What Does Obedience Require?

Obeying God is not an option for believers; it is a requirement.

Obedience In The Life Of The Believer

Obedience or rebellion—with God there is no middle ground.

Are You Getting in God's Way?

Learn how and when to “back off“ by becoming more aware of God’s protective love for others.

Why Do We Waver In Our Faith?

What happens when we waver between our own thoughts and those of our Lord?

A Warning Against Drifting

Drifting is dangerous. It’s time for Christians to anchor themselves in the Word of God.

The Key To Answered Prayer

Are you using prayer to develop your intimacy with God?

The Requirements of Obedience

How do you define obedience?

The Faith To Follow

Whether you are lost or saved, you exercise belief by what you do.

Listening To God

When we stop striving and dive into God's word, we open the door to experience His many blessings.

Guided By God

We must completely surrender to God if our actions are to reflect His glory.

Because He Lives

The resurrection isn’t just hope for the future; it’s power in the present.

Right Thinking About Death and Resurrection

There is no reason to fear death if we honestly make a decision to trust Jesus and enter into a personal relationship with Him.

The Great I Am

The sacredness of God’s name represents all that He is.

The Good Side Of Inadequacy

It’s natural and normal to feel inadequate. But can any good come from it? Yes, because it can be an opportunity for spiritual growth.

Those Feelings Of Inadequacy

No one is adequate within themselves to be saved or to serve God effectively.

When We Don't Understand Why

What is a mystery to us is never a mystery to God.

The Love of God

There’s no greater love than the divine, unconditional love God offers. It’s up to us to embrace it.

Peace on Earth

Our peace should be based on a relationship—a relationship to one Person, and that’s Jesus Christ.

The Celebration of Christmas

In this sermon, Dr. Stanley explores a biblical story of hopelessness and how Jesus can change our hopeless perspective into joy we can only imagine.

When All Hope Is Gone

In this sermon, Dr. Stanley explores a biblical story of hopelessness and how Jesus can change our hopeless perspective into joy we can only imagine.

Is Something Missing In Your Life?

If you look at your life and feel you need a change, ask yourself what’s missing?

Overflowing with Gratitude

As Christians, we have so much for which to be thankful.

To Whom Are You Listening?

Do we let instant communication, and entertainment drown out the voice of God?

Real Freedom

The word “freedom” is usually associated with the right to live as we please and pursue our ambitions and dreams.

Obeying God

Partial obedience is the greatest enemy to obedience.

Lessons Learned in the Temptation of Jesus

We live in a corrupt world where temptation is a part of everyday life.

The Missing Link

To live victoriously, our sin should result in sorrow and repentance.

How to Claim A Promise

Our entire belief system is based on the promises of God, and we can trust Him to be faithful to keep them all.

The Fulfillment of a Promise

God offers us many wonderful promises in His Word. Are we taking advantage of them?

God's Precious Promises

Many Christians are spiritually wealthy, but don't act like it and often choose to live as paupers. Unfortunately, many believers don't understand their true wealth. In this message, Dr. Stanley shares the rich promises to remember about our faith.

Our God of Promise

The entire Christian life is built on promises, including those for eternal life and resurrection. In this message, Dr. Stanley explains why we know God will keep His promises—because He is truthful, faithful, immutable, and loving.

Loving God

If you ask the average person if he loves God, his answer will probably be “yes.” However, words alone are not proof of love. In fact, we use the word love rather loosely, ascribing it to the most treasured people in our lives as well as our trivial preferences.

Thinking Through Your Friendships

Friendships are a gift from God, and the most blessed one is with Him.

Dealing With Anxiety

Our anxiety should be placed in the hands of the Father who knows all things.

Meditating on the Word of God

What are the benefits of meditating on God's Word?

False Doctrine

Help your children overcome spiritual dangers by teaching them Scriptural truths.

God's Stress Remover

Only God can provide the ultimate solution to your anxious feelings.

Starved For Love

Trying to fill that empty place in your life with things?

Walking in the Way of a Father

A father’s integrity and godly behavior is one of the strongest testimonies his children will ever receive.

Putting Prayer First

Why do we experience so much weakness in our lives? Could it be we aren’t listening to God?

A Cry for Comfort

If you’ve trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you never have to go through trials alone.

A Call to Prayer

It is only when we seek God, turn from our sin, and submit to His will that our nation—and our world—will be free.

Dealing with Temptation Wisely

If we want to behave in a godly manner, we have to learn the right way to deal with temptation.

Wisdom in the Midst of Trials

Wisdom can help us discern the source of our hardships–and their purpose.

In Search of Wisdom

What is true, godly wisdom?

Living Wisely or Foolishly

What is the difference between godly wisdom and human wisdom?


Why do Christians face such persecution, and how we can respond to it in a godly manner?

Waiting On God's Timing, Part 2

Waiting On God's Timing, Part 1