Tag Archives: suffering

Always Swimming Upstream (Psalm 71)

7/30/17. Week 8 in Summer Psalms. Always Swimming Upstream (Psalm 71).

“Ten words have set the course for my life: God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”
—Joni Eareckson Tada

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalm 71 #SummerPsalms

Good Friday: The Cross (Luke 23:26-56; Isaiah 52:13-53:12)

4/18/14. Good Friday meditation on The Cross where Jesus the Son of God suffered in our place. On that night four local congregations (Missio Dei, Hilltop Community, Calvary Chapel & Renew) gathered as one to remember and contemplate on the Suffering Servant.

(Recording has poor audio quality and only the fourth meditation on The Cross is included here, the others in order were lead by three other local pastors: The Cup, The Garden, and The Trials, leading up to the Cross.)

Joseph: Living Redemptively (Genesis 37-50)

2/16/14. Week 6 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story. // Great leaders give up their comforts and control of outcomes for the good of others. As Shakespeare wrote, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and still others have greatness thrust upon them. In Joseph we find a man for which all three forms of greatness are true. What was his secret to greatness? Growing up the favorite and youngest son of Jacob, Joseph had dreams of greatness, and wasn’t afraid to tell everyone about it. Through rejection, hardship and injustice, God broke and formed Joseph’s character to become the kind of leader who would use power for the good of others. Those dreams were fulfilled in a better way because they were God’s own plan for the saving of many lives. Joseph dealt with past wounds to courageously and generously engage the brokenness of the world and its need. A story of redemption and reconciliation, integrity and forgiveness, where Joseph shows us the gracious character of Jesus. He is strong enough to forgive, protect and provide for us who deserve none of His kindness. | Genesis 37:1-11; 45:1-8; 50:15-21 #Epic

The Secret to a Happy Life (Romans 8:26-30)

9.15.13. Pastor Jeff Patterson preaching on happiness, and how Christianity is meant to take shape in relentless joy, which rises above and conquers our circumstances. Why do we lack joy when troubles come our way? And how does God personally deal with our sufferings to make the bad turn out for our good, even though it is truly bad? The best is yet to come for those who are in Christ. // Romans 8:26-30, the fifth message in an adventure in the eighth chapter of the book of Romans. #Super8