Chuck Foreman

Message Monday 7/16/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Growing Seed

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

The mysterious power of the seed… 

Jesus loves to use SEEDS—how they grow & produce life sustaining food as an analogy for the power of HIS WORD to produce life in people. There’s something key here about his kingdom and how it functions and grows.

Unfortunately, we have been led to believe that effecting change in people lies in the power of our own knowledge, persuasive skill and communication finesse. But what if there is inherent power to change hearts and life situations in the message itself?  (more…)

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Message Monday 7/2/18 – Parables For The Jesus Follower: The Weeds

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

We live in a fallen world marked by sin and evil. People who cause others to sin and who do evil themselves creep into God’s Kingdom here on earth. We can’t always prevent what they do or remove them. But a day is coming when God will!  (more…)

Message Monday 6/4/18 – Jesus Follower: Wise And Foolish Builders

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

We’re all home builders, building the house of our own lives. How we build and the materials we use determine the strength of our house—and the outcome of our life.

Jesus’ story at the end of his Message on the Mountain might be called, “How to Weather the Storms of Life.”  But I wonder if that’s what he was really up to? Perhaps he intended something deeper, something more than just what might be the title to a good self-help book. Perhaps he’s actually telling us something about himself and what he is up to?  (more…)

Message Monday 5/21/18 – Jesus Follower: Sheep Or Wolf?

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

In this section in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus brings us some difficult to hear, but indispensable words to all leaders and followers from the Ultimate Leader himself.

He’s been talking to us and warning us about religion for show and the hypocrisy and self-deceit underlying that kind of fake faith. Religion for show is like decorative fruit; it looks good on the outside, but inside you discover only shocking bitterness & disappointment. (We actually have “decorative oranges” here in Phoenix. They are beautifully attractive and enticing, but if you try to eat one you won’t get past your first bite!)

Now in chapter 7 he’s talking to us about what authentic followers of Jesus look like—and what they don’t look like.  (more…)

Message Monday 5/14/18 – Jesus Follower: Good And Bad Mamas

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

To all women: God is at work in you and through you to bring about good in the rest of us, so we can all participate with him in the restoration of not only our lives, but also our world.

There’s just something about a mother’s touch, her kind words of encouragement, her wise counsel in those moments of uncertainty that we simply cannot do without. Many of us remember all these good things we received from our own mothers, but many of us know we’ve missed out on something essential that can only come from a godly woman or mother.  (more…)