James: Patience Makes Perfect

11/19/17

11/19/17

Description:This week James directs us to the only sure thing we can invest our plans in: The Lord Our God. Like most long-term investment strategies, a critical component of growth is in the waiting. Patience Makes Perfect!If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Humble Hearts

11/12/17

11/12/17

Description:Our words and actions reveal the truth of our hearts. God’s love fills up the lives of truly wise men and women leaving no room for pride.f you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Tongue Tamer

11/5/17

11/5/17

Description:The call to leadership has a weight of responsibility that comes with it. Leaders will be held accountable for their words and actions. Scripture makes it clear that we have a choice in how we speak and we should choose to use our words to bring life rather than to cause death. Every believer has a responsibility, in this regard, because the way we speak, guides our lives.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Working Faith

10/29/17

10/29/17

Description:God uses believers to show his love to the world. As a person of faith, let's all be sure that we are living out our faith with good works. James 2:14-26 gives us several examples of how to put our faith into action.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Mercy Wins

10/22/17

10/22/17

Description:James echoes his older brother’s words from the Sermon on the Mount and teaches us that showing favoritism is not a good idea and that, in the end, mercy wins. If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Live Like It Matters

10/15/17

10/15/17

Description:James holds up the mirror of the word and challenges us to take a good look at ourselves. If we don’t look like Jesus, correction is needed.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Keep Moving Forward

10/8/17

10/8/17

Description:We live in a broken world but our hope is not diminished. When things get tough we are challenged to humbly keep moving forward in faithfulness, toward the one true God who reaches out to all, regardless of race, creed of color.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Wisdom Wisher

10/1/17

10/1/17

Description:James goes to great lengths to help us understand that God only gives good gifts and invites us to ask for His wisdom in faith. If God is only waiting for us to seek His wisdom, what’s stopping us? The answer may surprise you.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Taste Testing

9/17/17

9/17/17

Description:When we get a taste of trials, our tendency is to run and hide. How do we rise to the challenge in James to “count it all joy”? Join us this week as we explore what scripture says about this timely subject.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

James: Seeing is Believing

9/10/17

9/10/17

Description:This week we begin our study of the Book of James, a man who lived what he taught to the very end. James is jam-packed full of practical ways to live out our faith. But what we find is much more than advice, James is full of challenges and commandments. Once we truly see Jesus, we are forever changed.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Worship: Sing A Song

9/3/17

9/3/17

Description:We talk about worship a lot in the context of making it a part of everyday life. It’s a core value of our church and it’s why we were created. So this time around, we ask the question: “Why do we sing?”If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Fasting: What Do You Crave?

8/27/17

8/27/17

Description:Throughout scripture and church history, FASTING has been an important component of our dedication to God and His purposes. Yet, in the evangelical experience it has largely been forgotten. Could we be missing a key component of the move of God’s spirit and the breakthroughs in our lives that we long for?We've attached a document on fasting that was passed out during the service.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Satisfaction: I Shall Not Want

8/20/17

8/20/17

Description:Are you happy? What would it take for you to find peace and comfort? Are you looking for satisfaction in a world of “I want it now!”? How much would be enough? As we continue to talk about Spiritual Disciplines, Pastor Bil looks at scripture to see what it means to be truly satisfied.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

The Power Of Submission

8/13/17

8/13/17

Description:This week we unpack one of the most radical teachings of Jesus. The spiritual discipline of submission is a source of freedom and frustration for many. Discipleship is all about discipline and where our will ends, the work of God’s spirit begins!If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Bible Study: Divine Revelation

8/6/17

8/6/17

Description:Join us for the exciting conclusion of last week's message, as Jeanne Hewitt shares practical ways for us to connect with God through daily Bible study.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Daily Rhythms: Meeting With God

7/30/17

7/30/17

Description:Join us as Jeanne Hewitt shares how to meet with God through daily rhythms in our lives.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Giving: Live Generously

7/16/17

7/16/17

Description:Giving our time, talent and treasure is one of the primary ways we respond to God’s love. Throughout scripture we are called to imitate the generosity we see in The Father. Jesus is the ultimate example in the way He selflessly gave His own life, so that that we could have relationship with Him.God wants our WHOLE hearts and expects us to use what’s been entrusted to us for the benefit of His kingdom. If we’re not investing in His church and in other people, we’re missing a focus of what He calls us to as Christ followers.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Humility: Living "Right-Sized"

7/9/17

7/9/17

Description:Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. This week we delve into this often misunderstood aspect of spiritual growth. When we regularly engage with our creator it helps us to live “right-sized.”Podcast note: our service consisted of worship, scripture and the sermon intertwined. We’ve done our best to preserve what we can for the podcast.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Service: Love Extravagantly

7/2/17

7/2/17

Description:Throughout scripture, Jesus challenges us to humbly serve others. He often connects the dots to reveal that serving others is just like serving Him and when we serve Him, we are serving the Father above. Loving God and loving one another go hand in hand. When we enter every situation looking to serve others, it destroys the social strata and our selflessness allows God to shine in a selfish world.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Simplicity

6/25/17

6/25/17

Description:Pastor Jon showed this video before his message: https://youtu.be/d8p3n5wzFpMSimplicity...stripping it all away, until only HE remains! Doesn't that sound awesome? This week's podcast is about how we should get rid of the clutter in our lives and live a simpler life. If we can do this, we can spend more time focusing on God, His Word, His will for our lives, other people, giving, serving and worship.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Meditation: Creator Concentration

6/18/17

6/18/17

Description:Meditation has become a buzz-word with science, business and creativity experts claiming it is essential to success and health in our hectic world. For many Christians, meditation brings to mind many negative connotations. This week, we look at the Biblical concept of meditation. We are wired for connection with our Creator and the discipline of meditation can help us.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Whole-Hearted

6/11/17

6/11/17

Description:If you want to be good at something, practice is required. The same is true for spiritual growth. Jesus challenges us to add structures to our lives that will help us be better disciples as a practical response to God’s love.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Please Stand By

6/4/17

6/4/17

Description:In Acts 12, the disciples couldn’t believe that God had actually answered their prayer. Are we brave enough to trust God for big things and expect him to answer those prayers? We serve a God of wonder. We should no longer be surprised by being surprised.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Future Freedom

5/28/17

5/28/17

Description:Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy. This week we learn about the kind of freedom that can never be taken from us and lasts for eternity.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Kickstart My Heart

5/21/17

5/21/17

Description:In the midst of life’s struggles, it might be hard to imagine what would cause a person to love and serve others day after day. A change of heart is the key! This week we look at some of the early disciples and discover what it takes to love others in the way Jesus commanded us to.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Wise Women

5/14/17

5/14/17

Description: The word “Mother” is not only a noun but also a verb. Proverbs 31 offers us the model woman as wisdom personified. This lofty portrait of excellence sets such a high standard that it can be depressing to godly women today. This week we’ll seek to understand what the author intended with this passage and learn how it can encourage and speak to all wise women.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Fight For Your Rite (To Party)

5/7/17

5/7/17

Description:Graduation is one of the few rites of passage we have in American society. Now more than ever, there is immense pressure to succeed quickly and we need God’s help. This week we’ll look at Paul’s words of wisdom as his protege Timothy “graduated” to the next phase in his life and ministry.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Hidden In Our Hearts

4/30/17

4/30/17

Description:Does life flow from your heart, or does it bring death to you and others? God's Word is what we should be hiding in our hearts. What are you hiding? If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Awe Some

4/23/17

4/23/17

Description:After the resurrection the disciples were never the same. The Master’s resurrection should be a catalyst for change in EVERY part of our lives, not just one day a year.So how do we get there? How would our lives change if we saw Jesus the way the disciples did?If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Free The Walking Dead

4/16/17

4/16/17

Description:Jesus came to restore God’s reign over the world by confronting and defeating evil and it’s hold on people’s lives! This Sunday we’ll look at wild stories of people confronted with death and the surprising things we can learn from their encounters with Jesus. He invites us to follow Him into abundant life now and forever as the sons and daughters of God.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Abide Inside

4/9/17

4/9/17

Description:When we think about Jesus and prayer, our minds usually recall the story of how He taught the disciples to pray. Did you know there is a place in scripture where Jesus prayed for YOU specifically? This week, we’ll explore this story and the events in the Master’s life that led to his last meal and words with his closest friends. The love he has for us is revealed in what he shares in this crucial moment of prayer.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

The Perfect Gift

4/2/17

4/2/17

Description:Listen as we discover The Perfect Gift!If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Only One

3/19/17

3/19/17

Description:Ephesians 4:4-7 (CJB)4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as when you were called you were called to one hope. 5 And there is one Lord, one trust, one immersion (baptism), 6 and one God, the Father of all, who rules over all, works through all and is in all. 7 Each one of us, however, has been given grace to be measured by the Messiah’s bounty.We’ve each been offered an immeasurable gift through our Messiah, Jesus. He invites us to become a part of something larger than ourselves. An incredible gift of grace requires the only possible response: worship!If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

The Fearful, The Few, and The Faithful

3/12/17

3/12/17

Description:As we live for the Lord, times will come when we face something big, and feel like the challenge is insurmountable. This week we look to Gideon’s story and learn that with God, all things are possible.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

First Things First

3/5/17

3/5/17

Description:In part two of this miniseries we’ll explore the issues with the conventional approach for knowing God’s will & how to use our freedom to make Godly decisions.Pastor Bil also promised an extensive list of resources that were used in/cited in his sermon. Here they are!Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will – Kevin L. DeYoungThe Will of God as a Way of Life: Finding and Following the Will of God – Gerald SittserThe Will of God is a Way of Life – Jerry SittserFound: God’s Will – John MacArthurHow To Know God’s Will – Robert M. WestWhat God Wants You to Do Next: 7 Questions to Discover God’s Best for Your Life – Bill BlankschaenNIV Lifehacks BibleIf you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

As You Wish

2/26/17

2/26/17

Description:If God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life, then why won’t He share it with me? This week we continue in Judges 6 and look at what the Bible means by “The Will of God” and how we can know it.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Be. Do. Go.

2/19/17

2/19/17

Description:Be. Do. Go. Three important action words that all of us should make a part of our everyday life. To find out how you can Be all that God has called you to Be, Do all that He has called you to Do, and Go where He's led you to Go, check out this past weekend's podcast.To see the video mentioned in this sermon, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGHehm5mqMwIf you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Security Deposit

2/12/17

2/12/17

Description:This week we dedicate babies and look at Psalm 127. Where does our security lie? What seems like a detour from our series on 'Knowing God’s will' actually lead us even further into the mystery.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

Community Center

2/5/17

2/5/17

Description:We continue our trek through Judges 6 as we look at Gideon’s story. Community is a key component of finding God’s will for our lives. We’ll never reach the full potential God has for us outside of fellowship with others.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

No Bull!

1/29/17

1/29/17

Description:We are called to be temples of living worship to God. If we want to find His will, it begins with our worship. There is no room in our lives for compromise or any other god.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church.

You Got This!

1/22/17

1/22/17

Description:Aspiring to change for the better is great, but our track record for success is usually not so great. We might even implement change for a while, but it doesn’t last. However, knowing what our purpose is can lead to lasting change. When it comes to knowing God’s will, we often overcomplicate things. Like Gideon in Judges 6, fear is the barrier that stops us in our tracks. This week, we’ll be challenged to step out even when the path ahead is unclear.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

Destination Transformation

1/8/17

1/8/17

Description:With every new year comes a time for reflection and assessment of where we’ve been and where we’re headed. If you struggle with knowing God’s will for your life, you’re not alone. Over the next few weeks, we’ll dive into Judges 6 and try to get some perspective on how to tackle these questions.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

Best Gift Ever!

12/25/16

12/25/16

Description:When you discover something wonderful you want to share it. You want to tell everyone about it! The same is true when it comes to Jesus. 2 Corinthians 9:15 says: "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” Join us as we retell the story of His birth and are reminded of the great gift God has given us.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

God With Us: First, Love!

12/18/16

12/18/16

Description:In a culture that uses the word love for almost everything, how do we define it in the context of “God with Us”? If we could truly comprehend God’s love for us and live our lives in that knowledge, we cannot help but respond in love.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

God With Us: Thirst for Joy!

12/11/16

12/11/16

Description:Do you want more Joy in your life? You’ll definitely want to check out this week’s sermon podcast: “God With Us: Thirst for Joy!”If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

God With Us: Peace Be With You!

12/4/16

12/4/16

Description:How do we find peace in a world full of chaos? Find out in this week’s sermon podcast.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

God With Us: Hope Springs Eternal!

11/27/16

11/27/16

Description:We begin the Advent season of anticipation by focusing on the Hope found in Immanuel, "God With Us”. If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

Sacred Little Secrets

11/20/16

11/20/16

Description:Do you want more of God in your life? What if he’s already there waiting to be discovered? This week we’ll look at a Thanksgiving meal that took place long before the pilgrims and the “Sacred Little Secrets” that are hidden in a life of gratitude.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

Hope Is Alive

11/13/16

11/13/16

Description:Are you concerned about the future? Scripture assures us that God is in control and we can surely trust Him. This week, Jeanne Hewitt reminds us of the sovereignty of God.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving

Remember Me

11/6/16

11/6/16

Description:Have you ever felt like you’ve forgotten by God? I think all of us can relate to feeling like this. You prayed, but God didn’t seem to answer. You tried to dig into the Bible, but it didn’t speak to you. Some sort of trial or difficulty in your life made you think that God decided to take a break or went on vacation and forgot about you and your problems. This week we look at Noah’s story to find answers and assurance that even when we may feel forgotten, God has us in mind.If you have been blessed or encouraged by this sermon, please consider supporting Desperation Church. http://www.desperationchurch.org/#/giving