Chuck Foreman

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…)

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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…)

Message Monday 4/23/18 – Jesus Follower: Don’t Judge!

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

So far in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, (Ch. 5) he has challenged us to be truly righteous people who, unlike the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law, take our relationship with God deep beneath the surface of just going through the motions of religion and rule keeping.

We are like Salt & Light changing everything and everyone we touch with love— even for our enemies.

In chapter 6 we learned that as Jesus Followers, we no longer seek security in our reputation—what people think of us or in material wealth. We don’t worry. We’re happy and seek God’s Kingdom because we know he will take care of us!

Now in Matthew 7, Jesus is going to paint an unmistakable picture for us of what Authentic Followers of Jesus look like—and what they don’t look like.  (more…)

Message Monday 3/26/18 – Jesus Follower: A New Kind Of King

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Jesus is a new, unexpected kind of king bringing a new kind of kingdom to earth. He refuses to be our kind of king and will not establish our kind of kingdom. Even so, he bids us enter his new kingdom of love as his willing subjects who follow him, a gentle warrior whose honor is in his humility and whose glory is in his death. Though he will not be our kind of king, will we yet be his kind of followers?