Ecclesia Cave Creek https://www.churchatthechip.com en-us Meg Consulting of Arizona 2019 Ecclesia Cave Creek : Church at the Chip a community of faith hope and love. Ecclesia Cave Creek Ecclesia is a church serving the heart of Cave Creek Arizona. We are called to faith in Christ, gathered as a community of love, and sent with hope for the world. We invite you to become a part of our community. Meg Consulting of Arizona podcast@churchatthechip.com No Daniel’s Prayer and God’s Plan Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times The prophet Jeremiah had predicted a seventy-year exile in Babylon. The time is nearly up, and Daniel, now an old man, earnestly seeks God in prayer. Today we will look at his beautiful prayer of contrition and God’s surprising cosmic plan for the future. The prophet Jeremiah had predicted a seventy-year exile in Babylon. The time is nearly up, and Daniel, now an old man, earnestly seeks God in prayer. Today we will look at his beautiful prayer of contrition and God’s surprising cosmic plan for the future. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_100619.m4a Sun, 06 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT 00:37:14.12 Kings and Kingdoms Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times In the climactic seventh chapter of Daniel, we discover another vision about kings and kingdoms. Unlike the previous dreams and visions in the book (especially in chapter 2), this one leaves Daniel confused and alarmed. What are we to make of it today? Well, let’s talk about it.... In the climactic seventh chapter of Daniel, we discover another vision about kings and kingdoms. Unlike the previous dreams and visions in the book (especially in chapter 2), this one leaves Daniel confused and alarmed. What are we to make of it today? Well, let’s talk about it.... https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_092919.m4a Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT 00:37:25.08 In the Lion’s Den Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times Throughout the book of Daniel, we have seen that its protagonists sought to serve the city while still being faithful to the One True God. Seeking to do both at once requires a great deal of wisdom and courage, as we will see in this, the final and famous heroic story in the book. Throughout the book of Daniel, we have seen that its protagonists sought to serve the city while still being faithful to the One True God. Seeking to do both at once requires a great deal of wisdom and courage, as we will see in this, the final and famous heroic story in the book. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_09222019.m4a Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT 00:29:54.69 The Handwriting on the Wall Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times In chapters 4 and 5 of Daniel, we see the spotlight of God’s judgment turned on the leaders of empires who think and act as if they are “masters of the universe.” We saw God’s warning to King Nebuchadnezzar last week; today we will see God’s judgment upon King Belshazzar, when, to his great horror, he saw “the handwriting on the wall." In chapters 4 and 5 of Daniel, we see the spotlight of God’s judgment turned on the leaders of empires who think and act as if they are “masters of the universe.” We saw God’s warning to King Nebuchadnezzar last week; today we will see God’s judgment upon King Belshazzar, when, to his great horror, he saw “the handwriting on the wall." https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_09152019.m4a Sun, 15 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT 00:29:00.52 God Rules Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times The ancient book of Daniel gives timely wisdom – and hope – for people of all generations who find themselves living in a hostile cultural environment. In chapters 4 and 5 of Daniel, we see the spotlight of God’s judgment turned on the leaders of empires who think and act as if they are “masters of the universe.” The sobering message is a challenge to every leader and every citizen of every country – but it is also a challenge to every human heart, for indeed, as this text affirms several times, “God Rules.” The ancient book of Daniel gives timely wisdom – and hope – for people of all generations who find themselves living in a hostile cultural environment. In chapters 4 and 5 of Daniel, we see the spotlight of God’s judgment turned on the leaders of empires who think and act as if they are “masters of the universe.” The sobering message is a challenge to every leader and every citizen of every country – but it is also a challenge to every human heart, for indeed, as this text affirms several times, “God Rules.” https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_09082019.m4a Sun, 08 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT 39:06.15 Living for God in Turbulent Times A Study in Daniel A Study in Daniel Let’s face it: American culture no longer sits comfortably with Christian values. What should we do about that? Do we isolate from secular society and live in Christian cocoons? Do we assimilate into secular society and embrace new cultural standards? Or is there another alternative? As we begin a study in the book of Daniel, we will see that this problem is not new, and that God has wisdom to help us live for him in turbulent times such as ours. Let’s face it: American culture no longer sits comfortably with Christian values. What should we do about that? Do we isolate from secular society and live in Christian cocoons? Do we assimilate into secular society and embrace new cultural standards? Or is there another alternative? As we begin a study in the book of Daniel, we will see that this problem is not new, and that God has wisdom to help us live for him in turbulent times such as ours. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_081819.m4a Sun, 18 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT 39:21.34 The Kingdom that Stands Forever Living for God in Turbulent Times Living for God in Turbulent Times From the earliest days of human history, our efforts to build civilization have been an exercise in empire building. It began with the infamous "tower of Babel", where humanity said, "let us make a name for ourselves" (Gen 11:4), and it continues through modern towers of today. At the moment, every empire seems eternal - but thus far, every kingdom has had an expiration date. Every kingdom this is, except one ... From the earliest days of human history, our efforts to build civilization have been an exercise in empire building. It began with the infamous "tower of Babel", where humanity said, "let us make a name for ourselves" (Gen 11:4), and it continues through modern towers of today. At the moment, every empire seems eternal - but thus far, every kingdom has had an expiration date. Every kingdom this is, except one ... https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_082519.m4a Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:00:00 GMT 37:27 New Creation at Home A study of Ephesians A study of Ephesians How do new creation people approach parenting? Today's message gives us practical instruction for this all-important aspect of our lives. How do new creation people approach parenting? Today's message gives us practical instruction for this all-important aspect of our lives. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0623_Eph6.m4a Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST 33:45 New Creation Families A study of Ephesians A study of Ephesians As we have been discovering throughout the book of Ephesians, God is in the process of making us new creation people -- teaching us (by his Spirit) how to embrace the fully human potential we were designed to enjoy. Nowhere is this more needed than in the area of the family. What does a “new creation family” look like? We’ll explore that question today. As we have been discovering throughout the book of Ephesians, God is in the process of making us new creation people -- teaching us (by his Spirit) how to embrace the fully human potential we were designed to enjoy. Nowhere is this more needed than in the area of the family. What does a “new creation family” look like? We’ll explore that question today. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_6016_Eph5.m4a Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST 37:37 Pentecost and the Church (Acts 2:1-21) Jesus’ ascension signaled the close of his earthly ministry, and his enthronement at the right hand of God. Ten days later, on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, Jesus poured out his Spirit upon this followers, and the worldwide ministry of Jesus through his church (ecclesia) was begun. Why was the church born on Pentecost, and what significance does this have for us today? We’ll talk about that his morning. Jesus’ ascension signaled the close of his earthly ministry, and his enthronement at the right hand of God. Ten days later, on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, Jesus poured out his Spirit upon this followers, and the worldwide ministry of Jesus through his church (ecclesia) was begun. Why was the church born on Pentecost, and what significance does this have for us today? We’ll talk about that his morning. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0609_Pentecost_Acts2.m4a Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST 33:58 At God's Right Hand is He (Ascension Sunday - Acts 7:51-59) There are four important events in the Christian calendar celebrating the life of Jesus: Christmas (His Incarnation), Good Friday (His Crucifixion), Easter (His Resurrection), and Ascension. We know about the first three, of course, but what about this one? Why is it important? What does it mean? Let’s take a look at that this morning. There are four important events in the Christian calendar celebrating the life of Jesus: Christmas (His Incarnation), Good Friday (His Crucifixion), Easter (His Resurrection), and Ascension. We know about the first three, of course, but what about this one? Why is it important? What does it mean? Let’s take a look at that this morning. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0602_Ascension_Acts7.m4a Sun, 02 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST 32:40 Give Me Jesus (Doug Price, Guest Speaker) Ephesians 2:1-10 Ephesians 2:1-10 New Subtitle New Subtitle https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0512_MothersDay_Eph2_Price.m4a Sun, 12 May 2019 10:00:00 PST 29:59 ...2018_0617_Father New Summary New Summary New Subtitle New Subtitle https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0617_Father Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 00:00 Resurrection! Now What? (1 Corinthians 15:58) Christians believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is an essential tenet of our faith, giving us an assured hope for future beyond the grave. That’s great of course, but what difference does the resurrection of Jesus make in our day-to-day lives? Let’s talk about that today. Christians believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is an essential tenet of our faith, giving us an assured hope for future beyond the grave. That’s great of course, but what difference does the resurrection of Jesus make in our day-to-day lives? Let’s talk about that today. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0505_1Cor15.m4a Sun, 05 May 2019 10:00:00 PST 39:06 A Brand New Day (Easter: 1 Peter 1:3-9) When Jesus rose from the dead early that morning, a brand new world was born. Everything changed, not just for Jesus, but for us, too. For as we shall see this morning, his resurrection gives to us a new start, a new hope, a new perspective, and a new friend. In these troubled days, what could be better news than that? When Jesus rose from the dead early that morning, a brand new world was born. Everything changed, not just for Jesus, but for us, too. For as we shall see this morning, his resurrection gives to us a new start, a new hope, a new perspective, and a new friend. In these troubled days, what could be better news than that? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0421_Easter_1Pe1.m4a Sun, 21 Apr 2019 10:00:00 PST 28:34 I Bow My Knees, 2 (Ephesians 3:14-21) Midway through this seminal letter on the purposes of God in the history of the world, the apostle Paul pauses (again) to pray. What does Paul pray for? He prays that his readers would plant their roots deep in the soil of God’s inexhaustible love, and that God would be glorified in his Church throughout all generations. Let us consider the incredible power of these truths for God’s ecclesia here in Cave Creek. Midway through this seminal letter on the purposes of God in the history of the world, the apostle Paul pauses (again) to pray. What does Paul pray for? He prays that his readers would plant their roots deep in the soil of God’s inexhaustible love, and that God would be glorified in his Church throughout all generations. Let us consider the incredible power of these truths for God’s ecclesia here in Cave Creek. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0310_Eph3.m4a Sun, 10 Mar 2019 10:00:00 PST 36:01 We Are a Family (Ephesians 2:11-22) Alongside the revolutionary message the Jesus was raised from the dead, and that we, by faith in him, are given forgiveness and a brand new life (Eph 2:1-10), there was an equally revolutionary event happening in the 1st century: former enemies were united together as communities of love, acceptance and forgiveness (Eph 2:11-22). A brand new family was born: the ecclesia of Jesus Christ. Alongside the revolutionary message the Jesus was raised from the dead, and that we, by faith in him, are given forgiveness and a brand new life (Eph 2:1-10), there was an equally revolutionary event happening in the 1st century: former enemies were united together as communities of love, acceptance and forgiveness (Eph 2:11-22). A brand new family was born: the ecclesia of Jesus Christ. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0217_Eph2.m4a Sun, 17 Feb 2019 10:00:00 PST 35:53 Outrageous Grace (Ephesians 2:1-10) Ephesians opens with a grand vision of God’s ultimate plan for the entire universe: the uniting together of heaven and earth under King Jesus’ rule (1:10). And while this is our ultimate future, at the present time, Jesus is ruling over the universe with the Church as his Body on the earth (1:22f). What an audacious vision! But how do we personally fit into that plan? Today we will find out…. Ephesians opens with a grand vision of God’s ultimate plan for the entire universe: the uniting together of heaven and earth under King Jesus’ rule (1:10). And while this is our ultimate future, at the present time, Jesus is ruling over the universe with the Church as his Body on the earth (1:22f). What an audacious vision! But how do we personally fit into that plan? Today we will find out…. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0203_Eph2.m4a Sun, 03 Feb 2019 10:00:00 PST 30:47 Life's Biggest Questions, 2 The book of Ephesians opens by tackling four of the biggest question of life: 1) Do I really matter? 2) What is wrong with the world? 3) What is the meaning of life? 4) What happens when we die? Let’s conclude our survey of these critical issues by considering both secular and scriptural answers to these profound and troubling questions. The book of Ephesians opens by tackling four of the biggest question of life: 1) Do I really matter? 2) What is wrong with the world? 3) What is the meaning of life? 4) What happens when we die? Let’s conclude our survey of these critical issues by considering both secular and scriptural answers to these profound and troubling questions. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians (Ephesians 1:3-14) God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians (Ephesians 1:3-14) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0120_Eph1b.m4a Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 36:45 Life's Biggest Questions, 2 The book of Ephesians opens by tackling four of the biggest question of life: 1) Do I really matter? 2) What is wrong with the world? 3) What is the meaning of life? 4) What happens when we die? Let’s conclude our survey of these critical issues by considering both secular and scriptural answers to these profound and troubling questions. The book of Ephesians opens by tackling four of the biggest question of life: 1) Do I really matter? 2) What is wrong with the world? 3) What is the meaning of life? 4) What happens when we die? Let’s conclude our survey of these critical issues by considering both secular and scriptural answers to these profound and troubling questions. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians (Ephesians 1:3-14) God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians (Ephesians 1:3-14) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0120_Eph1b.m4a Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 36:45 Life's Biggest Questions (A Study in Ephesians) The book of Ephesians opens with an extended doxology which praises God for giving us answers to life's biggest question, two of which we will explore today: The Question of Significance -- do I really matter?; and The Question of Shame -- what is the matter with me? How do you answer the question of your significance, and the problem of your shame? What answers do the Scriptures give us to these deep philosophical questions? We'll explore them this morning. The book of Ephesians opens with an extended doxology which praises God for giving us answers to life's biggest question, two of which we will explore today: The Question of Significance -- do I really matter?; and The Question of Shame -- what is the matter with me? How do you answer the question of your significance, and the problem of your shame? What answers do the Scriptures give us to these deep philosophical questions? We'll explore them this morning. Ephesians 1:3-14 Ephesians 1:3-14 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0113_Eph1.m4a Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 31:37 The Light and the Life (John 1:4-13) Whereas Matthew and Luke give us the facts of the story of Christmas, the prologue of John’s gospel opens the curtain to help us see the meaning of the story of Christmas. We have seen that John makes the astounding claim that Jesus is God Embodied. Now we will see that he teaches us that Jesus is the source of light and (new) life itself. Whereas Matthew and Luke give us the facts of the story of Christmas, the prologue of John’s gospel opens the curtain to help us see the meaning of the story of Christmas. We have seen that John makes the astounding claim that Jesus is God Embodied. Now we will see that he teaches us that Jesus is the source of light and (new) life itself. Christas According to John (Advent Message #2) Christas According to John (Advent Message #2) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_1209_John1.m4a Sun, 09 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 34:57 The Right to Become Children of God (John 1:9-13) Why did Jesus come into the world? Was it to show us God’s love? Was it to teach us a better way to live? These are important, of course. But John tells us that Jesus had a very specific goal for entering the human race: he wanted to give us “the right to become children of God.” What does this mean? Let’s find out this morning. Why did Jesus come into the world? Was it to show us God’s love? Was it to teach us a better way to live? These are important, of course. But John tells us that Jesus had a very specific goal for entering the human race: he wanted to give us “the right to become children of God.” What does this mean? Let’s find out this morning. Christmas According to John (Advent Message #3) Christmas According to John (Advent Message #3) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_1216_John1.m4a Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:06 Cowboy Christmas Eve Service In our annual Cowboy Christmas Eve Service, we retell the story of Jesus' birth, we sing the great carols of Christmas, and we ask the question, "Who Was Jesus?" and "Why Did Jesus Come?" In our annual Cowboy Christmas Eve Service, we retell the story of Jesus' birth, we sing the great carols of Christmas, and we ask the question, "Who Was Jesus?" and "Why Did Jesus Come?" https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_1224_ChristmasEve.mp3 Mon, 24 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 69:37 What's the Big Idea? For the past few years, we have been reflecting on the idea intrinsic to the Scriptural story that we live in a beautiful creation, broken by human rebellion, and rescued by God’s grace, in order to bring about new creation both now and in the future. Central to God’s plan, as we will discover in this study in the book of Ephesians, is the creation of a brand new community, a brand new humanity, a “called-out” people who are to be the living witnesses of this new creation. Who are these people? The Church. For the past few years, we have been reflecting on the idea intrinsic to the Scriptural story that we live in a beautiful creation, broken by human rebellion, and rescued by God’s grace, in order to bring about new creation both now and in the future. Central to God’s plan, as we will discover in this study in the book of Ephesians, is the creation of a brand new community, a brand new humanity, a “called-out” people who are to be the living witnesses of this new creation. Who are these people? The Church. God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians God's New Humanity: A Study in Ephesians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0106_Eph_Overview.m4a Sun, 06 Jan 2019 10:00:00 PST 35:34 The Word Made Flesh (John 1:1-14) When we look for the Christmas story in the Bible, we find it in Matthew and Luke. But what about John? Does John’s gospel teach us anything about Christmas? Absolutely! Let’s take a look at what John has to say in this, the first of a 5-part series on Christmas from John’s perspective. When we look for the Christmas story in the Bible, we find it in Matthew and Luke. But what about John? Does John’s gospel teach us anything about Christmas? Absolutely! Let’s take a look at what John has to say in this, the first of a 5-part series on Christmas from John’s perspective. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_1202_John01.m4a Sun, 02 Dec 2018 10:00:00 PST 38:17 Confidence in What? (Philippians 3:1-11) What is it that gives you confidence before God? Many of us are like Paul in his early life: he had confidence in his religious heritage, and in his moral character. However, this "confidence in the flesh," as he calls it, fell by the wayside when he had a life-changing encounter with the Risen Jesus Christ. Now he considered all that as "rubbish." What was it that he embraced instead? Let's find out together. What is it that gives you confidence before God? Many of us are like Paul in his early life: he had confidence in his religious heritage, and in his moral character. However, this "confidence in the flesh," as he calls it, fell by the wayside when he had a life-changing encounter with the Risen Jesus Christ. Now he considered all that as "rubbish." What was it that he embraced instead? Let's find out together. To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0923_Phil3-1ff.m4a Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:00:00 PST 28:00 The Bookkeeper and the Athlete (Philippians 3:7-16) When once we discover that righteous is not a reward to achieve, but rather, a gift to receive, we are set free from living like a bookkeeper, seeking to improve our “net worth” before God. It is a glorious freedom! But does that mean we simply coast toward death? By no means! Like an athlete training for a race, we “press on toward the goal.” When once we discover that righteous is not a reward to achieve, but rather, a gift to receive, we are set free from living like a bookkeeper, seeking to improve our “net worth” before God. It is a glorious freedom! But does that mean we simply coast toward death? By no means! Like an athlete training for a race, we “press on toward the goal.” To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0930_Phil3-7ff.m4a Sun, 30 Sep 2018 10:00:00 PST 19:44 A Shadow of Your Future Self (Philippians 3:17-4:1) One of the most amazing – and neglected – promises of the Bible is this: “The Lord Jesus Christ … will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body….” Can it be true that our bodies will one day be transformed into bodies like Jesus’? And if so, how does that future reality affect our day-to-day lives? One of the most amazing – and neglected – promises of the Bible is this: “The Lord Jesus Christ … will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body….” Can it be true that our bodies will one day be transformed into bodies like Jesus’? And if so, how does that future reality affect our day-to-day lives? To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_1007_Phil3-17ff.m4a Sun, 07 Oct 2018 10:00:00 PST 25:49 Living Examples of a Community of Love (Philippians 2:19-30) Despite its reputation, joy is not the primary theme of the letter to the Philippians. Paul wrote it for two reasons: to thank them for their gift of love, and to admonish them to live as a community of love and unity. In this section, of the book, we are given three examples of how that works out in real life. Despite its reputation, joy is not the primary theme of the letter to the Philippians. Paul wrote it for two reasons: to thank them for their gift of love, and to admonish them to live as a community of love and unity. In this section, of the book, we are given three examples of how that works out in real life. To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) To Live is Christ (A Study in Philippians) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0916_Phil2-19.m4a Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:00:00 PST 27:19 The Jesus Story (New Creation Project) Maybe we’ve become too accustomed to the Jesus story. The belief that God became a flesh and blood human being is so familiar that we are in danger of missing how truly revolutionary and world-shaking the idea is. Let’s take a fresh look at it as we see Paul describe the Incarnation in his letter to the ecclesia (church) in Philippi. Maybe we’ve become too accustomed to the Jesus story. The belief that God became a flesh and blood human being is so familiar that we are in danger of missing how truly revolutionary and world-shaking the idea is. Let’s take a fresh look at it as we see Paul describe the Incarnation in his letter to the ecclesia (church) in Philippi. Philippians 2 Philippians 2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2017_1210_Phil2.m4a Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:00 PST 38:46 Citizens Worthy of the Gospel (Philippians 1:27-30) As a colony of Rome, Philippi was a city of unique distinction, enjoying all the rights of Roman citizenship despite being in faraway Greece. They were proud of their heritage, and eager to show themselves worthy of the honor. Paul, knowing this, challenged them to affirm an even higher calling: as citizens of God’s kingdom, they were to live a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” What did this mean for them? What does it mean for us? As a colony of Rome, Philippi was a city of unique distinction, enjoying all the rights of Roman citizenship despite being in faraway Greece. They were proud of their heritage, and eager to show themselves worthy of the honor. Paul, knowing this, challenged them to affirm an even higher calling: as citizens of God’s kingdom, they were to live a life “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” What did this mean for them? What does it mean for us? To Live is Christ: A Study in Philippians To Live is Christ: A Study in Philippians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0819_Phil1-27.m4a Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PST 35:44 My Eager Expectation (Philippians 1:12-26) Problems. Everyone has them. Some of us are able to maintain our balance (our “poise”) in the midst of them; others of us lose our balance when life throws us a curve. The apostle Paul kept his poise in the midst of his problems. What was his secret? Problems. Everyone has them. Some of us are able to maintain our balance (our “poise”) in the midst of them; others of us lose our balance when life throws us a curve. The apostle Paul kept his poise in the midst of his problems. What was his secret? To Live is Christ: A Study in Philippians To Live is Christ: A Study in Philippians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0812_Phil1_12-26.m4a Sun, 12 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PST 39:58 Unity, Purity, Maturity: A Pastor's Prayer (Philippians 1:3-11) It is a consistent theme in Paul’s writings: unity and purity. The body of Christ must not be divided; the body of Christ must not be polluted. These values were as countercultural in Paul’s day as they are in ours. How do we nurture and uphold these ideals in the midst of our “anything goes” culture? Or, given contemporary realities, are these values outdated? It is a consistent theme in Paul’s writings: unity and purity. The body of Christ must not be divided; the body of Christ must not be polluted. These values were as countercultural in Paul’s day as they are in ours. How do we nurture and uphold these ideals in the midst of our “anything goes” culture? Or, given contemporary realities, are these values outdated? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0805_Phil1.m4a Sun, 05 Aug 2018 10:00:00 PST 40:15 Partners in Gospel and Grace (Philippians 1:1-8; Acts 16) The church in Philippi was very near to Paul’s heart. Perhaps it was because he never intended to plant a church there. But after several stops and starts, he and his friends arrived and met a few women praying by the river. This small beginning led to a thriving church whose ministry influence extended around the world. It was, after all, the first European church. The church in Philippi was very near to Paul’s heart. Perhaps it was because he never intended to plant a church there. But after several stops and starts, he and his friends arrived and met a few women praying by the river. This small beginning led to a thriving church whose ministry influence extended around the world. It was, after all, the first European church. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0729_Phil1.m4a Sun, 29 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 34:57 Who is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37) Luke 10:25-37 Luke 10:25-37 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0715_WhoIsMyNeighbor.m4a Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 32:02 Holy Nation, Honorable Conduct (1 Peter 2) North American Christians tend to assume that in order to be effective change agents in our culture, we need the blessing and support of the government. But it was not that way in the first century, was it? Despite persecution and overwhelming odds, the church thrived and the culture was changed. How can we do the same today? North American Christians tend to assume that in order to be effective change agents in our culture, we need the blessing and support of the government. But it was not that way in the first century, was it? Despite persecution and overwhelming odds, the church thrived and the culture was changed. How can we do the same today? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0701_1Peter2.m4a Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:00:00 PST 44:18 On Father's Day (Greg Boyda, guest speaker) On Father's Day, our own Greg Boyda shares from the Word of God how human fathers can honor their heavenly Father in their families and with their lives. On Father's Day, our own Greg Boyda shares from the Word of God how human fathers can honor their heavenly Father in their families and with their lives. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0617_GregBoyda.m4a Sun, 17 Jun 2018 10:00:00 PST 41:39 Missional Myopia - (w/ Rugloski family interview) Missional Myopia is a malady afflicting many American Christians – churches, too. What is it? Why does it matter? How do we avoid it? We learn some valuable lessons from one NT church which, thank God, did not suffer from this disease; for we are the direct beneficiaries of their vision. Missional Myopia is a malady afflicting many American Christians – churches, too. What is it? Why does it matter? How do we avoid it? We learn some valuable lessons from one NT church which, thank God, did not suffer from this disease; for we are the direct beneficiaries of their vision. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0624_Acts11.m4a Sun, 24 June 2018 10:00:00 PST 43:29 The Promise of the Father (Acts 1, 2) “Wait for the promise of the Father,” Jesus told his anxious disciples (Acts 1:4). For ten days they waited until, during the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit was poured out upon them all. When they people saw and heard what happened, they asked, "What does it mean?" It's a good question. What did Pentecost mean for Israel, for the Church, and for you and me? “Wait for the promise of the Father,” Jesus told his anxious disciples (Acts 1:4). For ten days they waited until, during the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit was poured out upon them all. When they people saw and heard what happened, they asked, "What does it mean?" It's a good question. What did Pentecost mean for Israel, for the Church, and for you and me? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0520_Acts02_Pentecost.m4a Sun, 20 May 2018 10:00:00 PST 35:00 The Promise of the Father (Acts 2 -- Pentecost Sunday) “Wait for the promise of the Father,” Jesus told his anxious disciples (Acts 1:4). For ten days they waited until, during the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit was poured out upon them all. The world has never been the same since. “Wait for the promise of the Father,” Jesus told his anxious disciples (Acts 1:4). For ten days they waited until, during the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit was poured out upon them all. The world has never been the same since. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0520_Acts02_Pentecost.m4a Sun, 20 May 2018 10:00:00 PST 35:00 Seated at God's Right Hand (Eph 1; Acts 1) Everyone knows about Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But the fourth and final great event in Jesus’ earthly ministry was his Ascension forty days following his resurrection. Why is this day so neglected, and why is it so important to the believer? We’ll take a look at that today. Everyone knows about Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But the fourth and final great event in Jesus’ earthly ministry was his Ascension forty days following his resurrection. Why is this day so neglected, and why is it so important to the believer? We’ll take a look at that today. Ascension Sunday Ascension Sunday https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0513_Eph01.m4a Sun, 13 May 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:15 Resurrection Reflections, 5 (John 21) As we close our series of reflections on the resurrection of Jesus, we will take a look at one of the most moving stories in scripture: when Jesus welcomed Peter, the disgraced disciple, back into family. Here we see one of the most powerful blessings of the resurrection: the chance to begin again. As we close our series of reflections on the resurrection of Jesus, we will take a look at one of the most moving stories in scripture: when Jesus welcomed Peter, the disgraced disciple, back into family. Here we see one of the most powerful blessings of the resurrection: the chance to begin again. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0506_John21b.m4a Sun, 06 May 2018 10:00:00 PST 42:30 Resurrection Reflections, 4 (John 21) “I am going fishing,” Peter said, and several of the other disciples joined him. They had already seen the resurrected Jesus twice, but after a night of fruitless fishing, he showed up again. What is the meaning of this third appearance? We’re going to take a look at that this morning. “I am going fishing,” Peter said, and several of the other disciples joined him. They had already seen the resurrected Jesus twice, but after a night of fruitless fishing, he showed up again. What is the meaning of this third appearance? We’re going to take a look at that this morning. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0429_John21.m4a Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PST 37:00 Resurrection Reflections, 3 (Colossians 3) As we have seen in this short series, the resurrection of Jesus is more than proof of his divinity, more than the assurance of forgiveness of our sins, and the certainty of life beyond the grave. The resurrection of Jesus makes a practical, down-to-earth difference in our daily lives: Like Jesus, we, too, have been raised to new life. As we have seen in this short series, the resurrection of Jesus is more than proof of his divinity, more than the assurance of forgiveness of our sins, and the certainty of life beyond the grave. The resurrection of Jesus makes a practical, down-to-earth difference in our daily lives: Like Jesus, we, too, have been raised to new life. A New Identity A New Identity https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0422_Col03.m4a Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PST 42:10 The Cross and the Glory (Mark 9) Spring Training. March Madness. St. Patrick’s Day. In the midst of these popular local attractions, it would seem that to gather outside the Buffalo Chip in order to remember a man who died two thousand years ago is an exercise in futility. Or is it? Christians believe that the story of Jesus’ unlikely career and untimely death truly the axis upon which the Universe turns. And they believe his glory was seen most clearly when he suffered for the sake of his wayward creation. Spring Training. March Madness. St. Patrick’s Day. In the midst of these popular local attractions, it would seem that to gather outside the Buffalo Chip in order to remember a man who died two thousand years ago is an exercise in futility. Or is it? Christians believe that the story of Jesus’ unlikely career and untimely death truly the axis upon which the Universe turns. And they believe his glory was seen most clearly when he suffered for the sake of his wayward creation. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0318_Mark09b.m4a Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:05 Resurrection Reflections, 2 (Philippians 2) As we continue our post-Resurrection reflections, let’s take a “big picture” look at the story. What are the implications of the resurrection of Jesus as it relates to the epic drama which we have discovered in our two-year trek through the Scriptures? In today's message, we learn that in the resurrection of Jesus the story of Israel is realized, the fall of Adam is reversed, and the nature of God is revealed. As we continue our post-Resurrection reflections, let’s take a “big picture” look at the story. What are the implications of the resurrection of Jesus as it relates to the epic drama which we have discovered in our two-year trek through the Scriptures? In today's message, we learn that in the resurrection of Jesus the story of Israel is realized, the fall of Adam is reversed, and the nature of God is revealed. Philippians 2 Philippians 2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0415_Phil02.m4a Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:15 Resurrection Reflections (Romans 6) Easter is too magnificent to be celebrated only one Sunday a year! Let’s take some time to reflect on the Resurrection. Aside from the motivation it gives us to place our faith in him, what difference does Jesus’ resurrection make in our daily lives? Easter is too magnificent to be celebrated only one Sunday a year! Let’s take some time to reflect on the Resurrection. Aside from the motivation it gives us to place our faith in him, what difference does Jesus’ resurrection make in our daily lives? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0408_Romans06.m4a Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PST 38:17 Resurrection Reflections (Romans 6) New Summary New Summary New Subtitle New Subtitle https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0408_Romans06.m4a Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 38:17 The Cross and Self Giving Love (Mark 10) This is now the third time in three chapters that Jesus has told his disciples about his impending death. But they are still clueless: they rebuke Jesus, they completely misunderstand him, or as in this text, they vie for positions of power in his kingdom. They are, in the image Mark uses, completely blind. Jesus will establish his kingdom by the most unexpected means: by the power of self-giving, sacrificial love. And not only that, he expects his followers to do the same. This is now the third time in three chapters that Jesus has told his disciples about his impending death. But they are still clueless: they rebuke Jesus, they completely misunderstand him, or as in this text, they vie for positions of power in his kingdom. They are, in the image Mark uses, completely blind. Jesus will establish his kingdom by the most unexpected means: by the power of self-giving, sacrificial love. And not only that, he expects his followers to do the same. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0325_Mark10.m4a Sun, 25 Mar 2018 10:00:00 PST 43:04 The King and the Cross (Mark 8) Throughout the opening chapters of Mark’s gospel, the question continually presents itself: “Who exactly is Jesus?” Now, in the eighth chapter, we discover that our suspicions are true: Jesus is the Messiah, God’s anointed King. But Jesus quickly confounds his disciples (and us, perhaps) when he says, “The path toward my coronation will involve suffering and death.” Why is this so? Throughout the opening chapters of Mark’s gospel, the question continually presents itself: “Who exactly is Jesus?” Now, in the eighth chapter, we discover that our suspicions are true: Jesus is the Messiah, God’s anointed King. But Jesus quickly confounds his disciples (and us, perhaps) when he says, “The path toward my coronation will involve suffering and death.” Why is this so? https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0311_Mark08.m4a Sun, 11 Mar 2018 10:00:00 PST 38:19 The Last Word -- New Creation Project (Hebrews 1-2) Who, exactly, was Jesus? The author of Hebrews wants to make it perfectly clear: Jesus is God’s ultimate revelation of himself in human flesh – God’s Last Word. Why does this matter? Well, let’s take a look at this book to find out. Who, exactly, was Jesus? The author of Hebrews wants to make it perfectly clear: Jesus is God’s ultimate revelation of himself in human flesh – God’s Last Word. Why does this matter? Well, let’s take a look at this book to find out. Hebrews 1-2 Hebrews 1-2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0107_Hebrews01.mp3 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST 31:46 Marks of Maturity -- New Creation Project (James) James is the most practical New Testament book. It answers the question, “What does the Christian life look like in real life? How does the maturing Christian community behave?” The answers to these questions continue to challenge, and sometimes, surprise us. James is the most practical New Testament book. It answers the question, “What does the Christian life look like in real life? How does the maturing Christian community behave?” The answers to these questions continue to challenge, and sometimes, surprise us. James James https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0121_James.m4a Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST 35:27 A Living Hope -- New Creation Project (1 Peter) “As living witnesses of God’s new creation in Christ Jesus, ecclesia is a community of faith, love and hope.” These words from our church purpose statement identify “hope” as one of our three most precious commodities and priorities. But what exactly is hope, and why does it matter? What is its basis, and what are its benefits? Peter, in his magnificent letter to suffering Christians, helps us begin to answer these vital questions. “As living witnesses of God’s new creation in Christ Jesus, ecclesia is a community of faith, love and hope.” These words from our church purpose statement identify “hope” as one of our three most precious commodities and priorities. But what exactly is hope, and why does it matter? What is its basis, and what are its benefits? Peter, in his magnificent letter to suffering Christians, helps us begin to answer these vital questions. 1 Peter 1 Peter https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0128_1Peter.m4a Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:00 Signs of Life -- New Creation Project (1 John) How can you tell who is really a Christian, and who is not? On the one hand, only God knows. But on the other hand, there is a need for discernment. John’s letter seeks to clarify for us what the true signs of life are. Let’s explore the vital signs of true Christianity as we see them outlined in this important little book. How can you tell who is really a Christian, and who is not? On the one hand, only God knows. But on the other hand, there is a need for discernment. John’s letter seeks to clarify for us what the true signs of life are. Let’s explore the vital signs of true Christianity as we see them outlined in this important little book. 1 John 1 John https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0204_1John.m4a Sun, 04 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST 33:05 The First and the Last -- New Creation Project (Rev 1) As the first century came to a close, the Roman Emperor Domitian brought widespread persecution to the church. Many Christians lost their lives for refusing to renounce their faith, or to confess, “Caesar is Lord.” Despite this, the church grew like wildfire during this time. One historian wrote, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” What was it that gave them such courage in the face of such difficulty? It was, in large part, the message of this book: The Revelation. As the first century came to a close, the Roman Emperor Domitian brought widespread persecution to the church. Many Christians lost their lives for refusing to renounce their faith, or to confess, “Caesar is Lord.” Despite this, the church grew like wildfire during this time. One historian wrote, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” What was it that gave them such courage in the face of such difficulty? It was, in large part, the message of this book: The Revelation. Revelation 1 Revelation 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0218_Rev01.m4a Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST 36:53 Who's in Charge Here? -- New Creation Project (Revelation 4-5) As the early church faced growing persecution, many felt isolated, weak, and fearful. After all, Rome had all the power, all the wealth, and all the resources. Right? No. Wrong. The power of Rome was merely a parody; the reality was this: The Creator God is on the true throne of the universe; God’s purposes through the Lion/Lamb will be victorious – no matter what. No matter what it looks, then or now, God is in Charge. And that gives us hope. As the early church faced growing persecution, many felt isolated, weak, and fearful. After all, Rome had all the power, all the wealth, and all the resources. Right? No. Wrong. The power of Rome was merely a parody; the reality was this: The Creator God is on the true throne of the universe; God’s purposes through the Lion/Lamb will be victorious – no matter what. No matter what it looks, then or now, God is in Charge. And that gives us hope. Revelation 4-5 Revelation 4-5 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2018_0225_Rev04.m4a Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:00:00 PST 44:15 Hope and Peace -- New Creation Project (Romans 5, 8) Hope and Peace. Our world could use a little more of both. But where can these be found? The Apostle Paul addresses both of these in his famous letter to the church at Rome. Hope and Peace. Our world could use a little more of both. But where can these be found? The Apostle Paul addresses both of these in his famous letter to the church at Rome. New Creation Project New Creation Project https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20171008_Romans5.m4a Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PST 39:30 Another King, Jesus (Acts 17) New Creation Project When ecclesia Thessalonica was planted, critics claimed, “These men … turned the world upside down..., saying that there is another king, Jesus.” What kind of accusation was this? Was it accurate? If so, what kind of king was Jesus? If not, why did they think so? And what does this have to teach us today about the mission and message of ecclesia Cave Creek? When ecclesia Thessalonica was planted, critics claimed, “These men … turned the world upside down..., saying that there is another king, Jesus.” What kind of accusation was this? Was it accurate? If so, what kind of king was Jesus? If not, why did they think so? And what does this have to teach us today about the mission and message of ecclesia Cave Creek? Acts 17:1-9 Acts 17:1-9 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170917_Acts17.mp3 Sun, 09 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PST 27:29 Another King, Jesus (Acts 17) New Creation Project New Summary New Summary https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170917Acts17.mp3 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 27:29 Another King, Jesus (Acts 17) New Creation Project When ecclesia Thessalonica was planted, critics claimed, “These men … turned the world upside down..., saying that there is another king, Jesus.” What kind of accusation was this? Was it accurate? If so, what kind of king was Jesus? If not, why did they think so? And what does this have to teach us today about the mission and message of ecclesia Cave Creek? When ecclesia Thessalonica was planted, critics claimed, “These men … turned the world upside down..., saying that there is another king, Jesus.” What kind of accusation was this? Was it accurate? If so, what kind of king was Jesus? If not, why did they think so? And what does this have to teach us today about the mission and message of ecclesia Cave Creek? New Subtitle New Subtitle https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170917Acts17.mp3 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PST 27:29 ecclesia philippi - New Creation Project (Acts 16) One of the most amazing things about the community Jesus left behind was the fact that it made brothers and sisters out of sworn enemies. Its inclusion of women and men, of Gentiles and Jews, of slave and free – all on equal basis was utterly unprecedented in world history. We see a prime example of this in the fascinating story of the founding of ecclesia Philippi. One of the most amazing things about the community Jesus left behind was the fact that it made brothers and sisters out of sworn enemies. Its inclusion of women and men, of Gentiles and Jews, of slave and free – all on equal basis was utterly unprecedented in world history. We see a prime example of this in the fascinating story of the founding of ecclesia Philippi. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170910_Acts16.m4a Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 35:17 When Jesus Prayed for Us -- New Creation Project There are many beautiful scenes in John’s gospel, but perhaps none is more touching than the intimate conversation we see between Jesus and his Father in John 17. Especially poignant about this prayer is this: When Jesus prayed to the Father, Jesus prayed for us. Let us explore this powerful prayer together. There are many beautiful scenes in John’s gospel, but perhaps none is more touching than the intimate conversation we see between Jesus and his Father in John 17. Especially poignant about this prayer is this: When Jesus prayed to the Father, Jesus prayed for us. Let us explore this powerful prayer together. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170813_John_17.m4a Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:00:00 PST 34:53 You Went to Uncircumcised Men -- New Creation Project When Peter went on the rooftop for his daily prayer routine, he had no idea that the vision he would receive would change the course of human history. But God wanted to reveal himself in an utterly new way, and he needed to change Peter’s heart in order to do it. Let’s study this pivotal passage together, for its implications are just as important for us as they were in the days of the early church. When Peter went on the rooftop for his daily prayer routine, he had no idea that the vision he would receive would change the course of human history. But God wanted to reveal himself in an utterly new way, and he needed to change Peter’s heart in order to do it. Let’s study this pivotal passage together, for its implications are just as important for us as they were in the days of the early church. https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170903_Acts11.m4a Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:00:00 PST 33:19 A Scandalous Trial (John 8) In every culture, it seems, everyone loves a salacious story. Today we encounter a New Testament example: A woman on trial for her life. But who is really the guilty party in this scenario? Let’s find out together…. In every culture, it seems, everyone loves a salacious story. Today we encounter a New Testament example: A woman on trial for her life. But who is really the guilty party in this scenario? Let’s find out together…. New Creation Project New Creation Project https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/20170723_John08.m4a Sun, 23 Jul 2017 10:00:00 PST 36:18 Sinners and Stoners In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson draws out some surprising lessons from the familiar story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. By considering three different trials in the story, he shows how the guilty are set free, the moralists are put down, and only truly innocent person offers forgiveness at the cost of his own life. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson draws out some surprising lessons from the familiar story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. By considering three different trials in the story, he shows how the guilty are set free, the moralists are put down, and only truly innocent person offers forgiveness at the cost of his own life. John 8:1-11 John 8:1-11 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_123012.mp3 Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:00:00 PST 33:18 Light for Dark Times In this message from the Campfire Christmas Eve service sponsored by ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shares a simple and encouraging message from scripture: Darkness is Real; Jesus is Light; Following Jesus brings light and life to our world. In this message from the Campfire Christmas Eve service sponsored by ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shares a simple and encouraging message from scripture: Darkness is Real; Jesus is Light; Following Jesus brings light and life to our world. John 8:12; etc John 8:12; etc https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_122412.mp3 Sun, 23 Dec 2012 10:00:00 PST 14:41 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : Following Jesus 1 John 7 John 7 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_121612.mp3 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 10:00:00 PST 25:46 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : The Bread of Life In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the meaning behind the miracle when Jesus fed a multitude with a boy's lunch. In considering both the offering of Jesus and the challenge of Jesus we will discover that true life comes only by believing and following Jesus, the Bread of Life. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the meaning behind the miracle when Jesus fed a multitude with a boy's lunch. In considering both the offering of Jesus and the challenge of Jesus we will discover that true life comes only by believing and following Jesus, the Bread of Life. John 6 John 6 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_120912.mp3 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 10:30:00 PST 35:53 Bread and Water, Moses and Jesus In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson introduces two of Jesus' most famous miracles: feeding 5000 people, and walking on water. Why are these such important events in John's Gospel? In this message we will begin to learn why as we see both the compassion of Jesus as the one who feeds God's people, and the vocation of Jesus as the one who delivers God's people. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson introduces two of Jesus' most famous miracles: feeding 5000 people, and walking on water. Why are these such important events in John's Gospel? In this message we will begin to learn why as we see both the compassion of Jesus as the one who feeds God's people, and the vocation of Jesus as the one who delivers God's people. Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) John 6:1-24 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) John 6:1-24 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_120212.mp3 Sun, 2 Dec 2012 10:00:00 PST 29:28 Lame Excuses In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson digs beneath the surface of Jesus' interaction with a sick man, uncovering the truth that Jesus offers hope to all of us, no matter how impotent our faith appears to be. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson digs beneath the surface of Jesus' interaction with a sick man, uncovering the truth that Jesus offers hope to all of us, no matter how impotent our faith appears to be. John 5:1-19 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #8) John 5:1-19 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #8) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_111812.mp3 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:00:00 PST 33:53 Belief Matters In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the nature of Christian belief: its object, its evidence, and its validation. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the nature of Christian belief: its object, its evidence, and its validation. John 4:43-54 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #7) John 4:43-54 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #7) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_111112.mp3 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:00:00 PST 32:49 Dying of Thirst In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how a conversation between Jesus and a woman by a well reveals the deep spiritual longing instinctively felt by every human being. By exploring the scandal, the offer, the challenge, and the cup of Jesus, we learn how he is the ultimate answer to our spiritual thirst. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how a conversation between Jesus and a woman by a well reveals the deep spiritual longing instinctively felt by every human being. By exploring the scandal, the offer, the challenge, and the cup of Jesus, we learn how he is the ultimate answer to our spiritual thirst. John 4:1-42 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #6) John 4:1-42 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #6) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_110412.mp3 Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:00:00 PST 28:15 Forgiveness: Love's Greatest Act In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson speaks at the annual Cowboy Church service for Wild West Days. Combining Paul’s admonition to forgive in Colossians 3 with his personal letter to Philemon, we learn the Need for Forgiveness, the Appeal for Forgiveness, and the Foundation for Forgiveness. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson speaks at the annual Cowboy Church service for Wild West Days. Combining Paul’s admonition to forgive in Colossians 3 with his personal letter to Philemon, we learn the Need for Forgiveness, the Appeal for Forgiveness, and the Foundation for Forgiveness. Colossians 3:13; Philemon Colossians 3:13; Philemon https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_110313.m4a Sun, 3 Nov 2013 10:00:00 PST 23:53 Christian Spirituality In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the question of Christian Spirituality from the perspective of an evening conversation between Jesus and a religious person named Nicodemus. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the question of Christian Spirituality from the perspective of an evening conversation between Jesus and a religious person named Nicodemus. John 3:1-21 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #5) John 3:1-21 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #5) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_102812.mp3 Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:00:00 PST 33:04 In Christ Alone (2): From Saul to Paul to You In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how Paul's greeting to the Colossian church reminds us that all followers of Jesus are under a spiritual authority, part of a spiritual family, set apart for God's purpose, and showered with God's blessing. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how Paul's greeting to the Colossian church reminds us that all followers of Jesus are under a spiritual authority, part of a spiritual family, set apart for God's purpose, and showered with God's blessing. Colossians 1:1-2; Acts 22 Colossians 1:1-2; Acts 22 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_102713.mp3 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 10:00:00 PST 35:23 Where to Find God In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers the question 'Where can we find God?' by exploring the meaning of the Temple, the cleaning of the Temple, and the raising of the Temple in John chapter 2, and showing how these demonstrated to both first and twenty-first century audiences that the place to find God is in the person of Jesus himself. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers the question 'Where can we find God?' by exploring the meaning of the Temple, the cleaning of the Temple, and the raising of the Temple in John chapter 2, and showing how these demonstrated to both first and twenty-first century audiences that the place to find God is in the person of Jesus himself. John 2:12-25 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #4) John 2:12-25 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John, #4) https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_102112.mp3 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:00:00 PST 34:54 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (1) In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a new series called "In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians." This introductory message explores its primary themes: Jesus is God Embodied; Jesus is God Living in Me; Jesus is God Living Through Me. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a new series called "In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians." This introductory message explores its primary themes: Jesus is God Embodied; Jesus is God Living in Me; Jesus is God Living Through Me. Colossians Colossians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_102013.mp3 Sun, 20 Oct 2013 10:00:00 PST 30:19 Wine in Abundance In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson teaches the significance of Jesus' first public miracle (turning water into wine): In this sign, Jesus reveals his glory as the ultimate lord of the feast, the ultimate bridegroom of the wedding, and the ultimate purification of the wine. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson teaches the significance of Jesus' first public miracle (turning water into wine): In this sign, Jesus reveals his glory as the ultimate lord of the feast, the ultimate bridegroom of the wedding, and the ultimate purification of the wine. John 2:1-11 John 2:1-11 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_101412.mp3 Sun, 14 Oct 2012 10:00:00 PST 37:42 The Story of the Bible: Improvising the Resurrection Tune In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson concludes a four week tour of the Bible, taking a special look at the role of the church in this, the fourth act of Scripture's epic drama. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson concludes a four week tour of the Bible, taking a special look at the role of the church in this, the fourth act of Scripture's epic drama. Ephesians 1 Ephesians 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_101313.mp3 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:00:00 PST 38:05 The Witness In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the earliest days of Jesus' public ministry by considering what we learn from John the Witness, Andrew the Disciple, and Jesus the Messiah In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the earliest days of Jesus' public ministry by considering what we learn from John the Witness, Andrew the Disciple, and Jesus the Messiah John 1:19-51 Meeting Jesus #2 John 1:19-51 Meeting Jesus #2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_100712.mp3 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:00:00 PST 37:01 The Story of the Bible: The Renewal of Creation In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson continues a quick tour of the Bible. In this, Act Four of the Story, we learn about the Inauguration of New Creation, the Consummation of New Creation, and the Improvisation of New Creation. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson continues a quick tour of the Bible. In this, Act Four of the Story, we learn about the Inauguration of New Creation, the Consummation of New Creation, and the Improvisation of New Creation. 1 Corinthians 15 1 Corinthians 15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_100613.mp3 Sun, 06 Oct 2013 10:00:00 PST 32:55 Embodied God In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a series in the Gospel of John called, 'Meeting Jesus.' He begins where John begins, by exploring three critical questions: Who is Jesus? Why was Jesus here? How do I respond to Jesus? In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a series in the Gospel of John called, 'Meeting Jesus.' He begins where John begins, by exploring three critical questions: Who is Jesus? Why was Jesus here? How do I respond to Jesus? Meeting Jesus ; John 1:1-18 Meeting Jesus ; John 1:1-18 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_093012.mp3 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:00:00 PST 33:25 The Story of the Bible: The Rescue of Creation In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson continues a quick tour of the Bible. In this, Act Three of the Story, we learn that rescue is necessary, rescue is provided by God, and rescue must be received by faith In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson continues a quick tour of the Bible. In this, Act Three of the Story, we learn that rescue is necessary, rescue is provided by God, and rescue must be received by faith Hebrews 11 Hebrews 11 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_092913.mp3 Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:00:00 PST 37:25 Harvest Time In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson reminds us that it is harvest time for our church, and that when it comes to reaching our neighbors, we must always remember that Jesus is our motivation, Jesus is our model, and Jesus is our message. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson reminds us that it is harvest time for our church, and that when it comes to reaching our neighbors, we must always remember that Jesus is our motivation, Jesus is our model, and Jesus is our message. Matthew 9:35-10:8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_092312.mp3 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT 33:02 The Story of the Bible: A Four Act Play In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson leads us on a quick tour of the story of the Bible. Considering it as a four-act play, we explore the Beauty of Creation, the Brokenness of Creation, the Rescue of Creation, and the Renewal of Creation. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson leads us on a quick tour of the story of the Bible. Considering it as a four-act play, we explore the Beauty of Creation, the Brokenness of Creation, the Rescue of Creation, and the Renewal of Creation. Colossians 1:9-23 Colossians 1:9-23 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_092213.mp3 Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:00:00 PST 36:43 Who Do You Think You Are? In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers two fundamental questions about our church: Why do you call your church ecclesia? and what do you mean by becoming a community of faith, love and hope. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers two fundamental questions about our church: Why do you call your church ecclesia? and what do you mean by becoming a community of faith, love and hope. Colossians Colossians https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_091612.mp3 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT 34:42 Spiritual Warfare In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson concludes the study of Ephesians by reminding us that as we seek to live like God's new creation in the world we can expect opposition -- but never fear: though we are engaged in war, we are equipped and empowered for it. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson concludes the study of Ephesians by reminding us that as we seek to live like God's new creation in the world we can expect opposition -- but never fear: though we are engaged in war, we are equipped and empowered for it. Ephesians 6:10-20 Ephesians 6:10-20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_090912.mp3 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT 34:30 Fully Alive Families In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how our families can thrive by following the principles, the practices, and the pattern for 'fully alive' families taught in the letter to the Ephesians In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how our families can thrive by following the principles, the practices, and the pattern for 'fully alive' families taught in the letter to the Ephesians Ephesians 5:21-6:9 Ephesians 5:21-6:9 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_090212.mp3 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 07:00:00 GMT 31:17 The Art of Marriage In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how God wants to make beautiful music in our homes as we learn the importance of marriage, the mystery of marriage, and the art of marriage. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how God wants to make beautiful music in our homes as we learn the importance of marriage, the mystery of marriage, and the art of marriage. Ephesians 5:15-33 Ephesians 5:15-33 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_082612.mp3 Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PST 26:51 What's in a Name (4) : Sent with Hope In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the last of our three priorities as a church: "sent with hope on the mission of Christ." Using Romans 8 as our guide, we discover the nature of Christan hope, the ground of Christian hope, and the difference Christian hope makes for our lives. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the last of our three priorities as a church: "sent with hope on the mission of Christ." Using Romans 8 as our guide, we discover the nature of Christan hope, the ground of Christian hope, and the difference Christian hope makes for our lives. Romans 8 Romans 8 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_082513.mp3 Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:00:00 PST 31:00 Money, Sex and God In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how followers of Jesus can have a healthy relationship with money and sex by learning the importance, the principles, and the path of purity. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how followers of Jesus can have a healthy relationship with money and sex by learning the importance, the principles, and the path of purity. Ephesians 5:3-20 Ephesians 5:3-20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_081912.mp3 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PST 38:17 What's in a Name (3) : Gathered in Love In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the second of our three priorities as a church: "gathered in love as the community of Christ." Continuing to use Romans as our guide, we discover the importance of community, the marks of community, and the expression of community. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the second of our three priorities as a church: "gathered in love as the community of Christ." Continuing to use Romans as our guide, we discover the importance of community, the marks of community, and the expression of community. Romans 12-15 Romans 12-15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_081813.mp3 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:00:00 PST 35:00 Fully Alive In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson draws a parallel between the popular movie 'Shawshank Redemption,' and the challenge for followers of Jesus to be people of hope amid a culture of despair. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson draws a parallel between the popular movie 'Shawshank Redemption,' and the challenge for followers of Jesus to be people of hope amid a culture of despair. Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Ephesians 4:17-5:2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_081212.mp3 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PST 27:08 What's in a Name? (2): Called to Faith In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the first of our three priorities as a church: "we are called to faith in the gospel of Christ." Using Romans 1:1-16 as our guide, we are able to discover the source of our call, the essence of our call, and the response to our call. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the first of our three priorities as a church: "we are called to faith in the gospel of Christ." Using Romans 1:1-16 as our guide, we are able to discover the source of our call, the essence of our call, and the response to our call. Romans 1:1-16 Romans 1:1-16 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_081113.mp3 Sun, 11 Aug 2013 10:00:00 PST 31:02 Friends don't let friends ... miss Jesus In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson suggests five things we can learn from the great banquet Levi hosted so that his friends could meet Jesus In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson suggests five things we can learn from the great banquet Levi hosted so that his friends could meet Jesus Luke 5:27-32 Luke 5:27-32 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_080512.mp3 Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:00:00 PST 29:52 What's in a Name? (1): What's in a Name? In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a five-part series on our unique thumbprint for ministry. This introductory message explores the weaknesses of two common ways of viewing church (as a place I attend, or as a product I consume), and suggests that church (ecclesia) should instead be viewed as a people who are called: Called to faith in the gospel of Christ; Gathered in love as the community of Christ, and Sent with hope on the mission of Christ. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a five-part series on our unique thumbprint for ministry. This introductory message explores the weaknesses of two common ways of viewing church (as a place I attend, or as a product I consume), and suggests that church (ecclesia) should instead be viewed as a people who are called: Called to faith in the gospel of Christ; Gathered in love as the community of Christ, and Sent with hope on the mission of Christ. Ephesians 3:17-21 Ephesians 3:17-21 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_080413.mp3 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 10:00:00 PST 35:01 Community of Hope In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers the question In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson answers the question Revelation 21, Ephesians 1 Revelation 21, Ephesians 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_072212.mp3 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:30:00 PST 35:28 Believe it or Not In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the climax of Johns Gospel, when John tells us why he wrote this book: so that we might believe. But what does it mean to believe? The text instructs us by indicating the importance, the object, the essence, and the path to belief. In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the climax of Johns Gospel, when John tells us why he wrote this book: so that we might believe. But what does it mean to believe? The text instructs us by indicating the importance, the object, the essence, and the path to belief. John 20:19-31 John 20:19-31 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_071413.mp3 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:00:00 PST 34:19 Community Matters In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson asserts that Jesus didn't die only to save individuals: He died to create a new community, and this is the heart of God's plan for the universe In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson asserts that Jesus didn't die only to save individuals: He died to create a new community, and this is the heart of God's plan for the universe Ephesians 2-4 Ephesians 2-4 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_070812.mp3 Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:00:00 PST 34:22 Politics, Religion and the Truth In this Independence weekend message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the classic confrontation between Jesus, Pilate, and the religious establishment is a cautionary tale about the marriage of religion and politics. In this Independence weekend message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the classic confrontation between Jesus, Pilate, and the religious establishment is a cautionary tale about the marriage of religion and politics. John 18-19 John 18-19 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_070112.mp3 Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:00:00 PST 32:18 A Tale of Two Adams In this Memorial Day message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson compares our love for heroes with the ultimate Hero story. Jesus' arrest in the Garden tells the Tale of Adams, revealing a suggestive setting, a stupendous claim, a surprising reversal, and a substitutionary result. In this Memorial Day message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson compares our love for heroes with the ultimate Hero story. Jesus' arrest in the Garden tells the Tale of Adams, revealing a suggestive setting, a stupendous claim, a surprising reversal, and a substitutionary result. John 18 John 18 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_052613.mp3 Sun, 26 May 2013 10:00:00 PST 36:32 How to Soar Like an Eagle In this message during Bike Week from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shares how we can leave the gaggle of geese and soar on the wings of an eagle. (Also included, a special testimony by Greg Boyda.) In this message during Bike Week from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shares how we can leave the gaggle of geese and soar on the wings of an eagle. (Also included, a special testimony by Greg Boyda.) Isaiah 40 Isaiah 40 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_040713.mp3 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 10:30:00 PST 36:02 Easter Sunrise 2013 : The Great Escape In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows us that the Resurrection is not merely an affirmation of Jesus' deity, or proof of life after death (though both of these are true) In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows us that the Resurrection is not merely an affirmation of Jesus' deity, or proof of life after death (though both of these are true) John 20 John 20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_033113.mp3 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 06:30:00 PST 27:39 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John): Which is the Way? In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson tackles the outlandish claims of Jesus: that he is the only way, that to see him is to see the Father. Isn't this the height of religious arrogance? No ... Not if we think clearly about the exclusiveness of secular inclusivity, and the inclusiveness of Christian exclusivity. In this message from ecclesia (the church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson tackles the outlandish claims of Jesus: that he is the only way, that to see him is to see the Father. Isn't this the height of religious arrogance? No ... Not if we think clearly about the exclusiveness of secular inclusivity, and the inclusiveness of Christian exclusivity. John 14:1-14 John 14:1-14 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_031713.mp3 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:00:00 PST 35:01 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : As I Have Loved You In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the context of Jesus' famous words In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the context of Jesus' famous words John 13 John 13 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_031013.mp3 Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:30:00 PST 27:10 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : Following Jesus 2 In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the familiar story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet in John 13. He suggests that following Jesus' example involves a serving kind of life, a dying kind of life, and a living kind of life. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the familiar story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet in John 13. He suggests that following Jesus' example involves a serving kind of life, a dying kind of life, and a living kind of life. John 13 John 13 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_030313.mp3 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 10:30:00 PST 34:40 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : Behold Your King In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a fresh look at Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, demonstrating the Conditions, the Climax, and the Conclusion of Jesus' Perfect Storm. In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a fresh look at Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, demonstrating the Conditions, the Climax, and the Conclusion of Jesus' Perfect Storm. John 12 John 12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_022413.mp3 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:30:00 PST 32:36 Meeting Jesus (A Study in John) : A Dinner to Remember In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson surveys the key players in a memorable dinner party In this message from ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson surveys the key players in a memorable dinner party John 12 John 12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_021713.mp3 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:30:00 PST 30:10 The Shepherd and the Father In this message from ecclesia, the 'church at the Chip' in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores three final themes arising from Jesus' claim to be the Good Shepherd, together with their application to our lives today: the shepherd and the nation, the shepherd and the father, and the shepherd and the flock. In this message from ecclesia, the 'church at the Chip' in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores three final themes arising from Jesus' claim to be the Good Shepherd, together with their application to our lives today: the shepherd and the nation, the shepherd and the father, and the shepherd and the flock. John 10:22-42 John 10:22-42 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_020313.mp3 Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:00:00 PST 34:57 The Shepherd King In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson unpacks the meaning of Jesus' familiar teaching in John 10 ('I am the Good Shepherd') by exploring what it teaches us about the King, the Shepherd, and the Sheep. In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson unpacks the meaning of Jesus' familiar teaching in John 10 ('I am the Good Shepherd') by exploring what it teaches us about the King, the Shepherd, and the Sheep. John 10 John 10 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_012713.mp3 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:00:00 PST 29:37 Sight for Sore Eyes In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the four steps toward spiritual sight as seen in Jesus' healing of a blind man in John 9 In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the four steps toward spiritual sight as seen in Jesus' healing of a blind man in John 9 John 9 John 9 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_012013.mp3 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:00:00 PST 36:12 Blinded by the Light In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows the similarities between the Pharisees of Jesus day and Bible-believing Christians of our day, asking the question, 'how can we avoid their mistake: being blinded by the Light? In this message from Ecclesia in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows the similarities between the Pharisees of Jesus day and Bible-believing Christians of our day, asking the question, 'how can we avoid their mistake: being blinded by the Light? John 9 John 9 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/sgilbertson_011313.mp3 Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:00:00 PST 30:30 The Gospel for the Rest of Us -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers some questions that arise from the Jerusalem Council as recorded in Acts 15: "What was the debate about, and why did it matter?" and "What was the decision rendered, and what did it mean?" In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers some questions that arise from the Jerusalem Council as recorded in Acts 15: "What was the debate about, and why did it matter?" and "What was the decision rendered, and what did it mean?" Acts 15 Acts 15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/12_28_14_The_Gospel_for_the_Rest_of_Us.mp3 Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:00:00 PST 34:58 The Prince of Peace (Christmas Eve) In this Christmas Eve message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson offers a reflection about Jesus, "The Prince of Peace," noting that we have peace with others as we follow Jesus, peace within as we rest in Jesus, and peace with God as we trust in Jesus. In this Christmas Eve message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson offers a reflection about Jesus, "The Prince of Peace," noting that we have peace with others as we follow Jesus, peace within as we rest in Jesus, and peace with God as we trust in Jesus. Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:14 Isaiah 9:6; Luke 2:14 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/12_24_14_The_Prince_of_Peace.mp3 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:00:00 PST 09:50 The Unsung Hero of Christmas In this Christmas message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at Joseph, the unsung hero of the Christmas story, observing his extraordinary dilemma, his extraordinary decision, and his extraordinary descendant. In this Christmas message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at Joseph, the unsung hero of the Christmas story, observing his extraordinary dilemma, his extraordinary decision, and his extraordinary descendant. Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew 1:18-25 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/12_21_14_The_Unsung_Hero_of_Christmas.mp3 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:00:00 PST 31:39 Our Unbelievable God -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes that, while God always faithful, he is not always predictable. God did unbelievable things in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and even today. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes that, while God always faithful, he is not always predictable. God did unbelievable things in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and even today. Acts 13:40-52 Acts 13:40-52 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/12_07_14_Our_Unbelievable_God.mp3 Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10:00:00 PST 35:10 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (7) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us take a fresh look at the nature of Jesus Christ as described in the great hymn to Christ in Colossians 1. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us take a fresh look at the nature of Jesus Christ as described in the great hymn to Christ in Colossians 1. Colossians 1:15-23 Colossians 1:15-23 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/12_01_2013_Jesus_Christ.mp3 Sun, 01 Dec 2013 10:00:00 PST 30:35 The Message of this Salvation-- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the message of salvation as Paul explained it in the Pisidian Antioch church: the message is rooted in israel's history, fulfilled in Jesus' ministry, and offered to everone freely. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the message of salvation as Paul explained it in the Pisidian Antioch church: the message is rooted in israel's history, fulfilled in Jesus' ministry, and offered to everone freely. Acts 13:16-33 Acts 13:16-33 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_30_14_The_Message_of_This_Salvation.mp3 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 35:13 The Wind of God -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the influende of the Holy Spirit on the Christian community: the Spirit eradicates racism, energizes worship, sends on mission, confronts rebellion, and enables conversion. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the influende of the Holy Spirit on the Christian community: the Spirit eradicates racism, energizes worship, sends on mission, confronts rebellion, and enables conversion. Acts 13:1-12 Acts 13:1-12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_23_14_The_Wind_of_God.mp3 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 32:37 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (5) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson asks the question, “how can we live a flourishing and fruitful life?” and explores its foundation, its description, and its prescription as found in Colossians 1. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson asks the question, “how can we live a flourishing and fruitful life?” and explores its foundation, its description, and its prescription as found in Colossians 1. Colossians 1:9-14 Colossians 1:9-14 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_17_13_Flourishing_and_Fruitful.mp3 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:00:00 PST 32:37 A Skeptic's Guide to Prayer -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the church's prayer on Peter's behalf for clues as to what it is that makes Christianity unique in comparison to other religious belief systems. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the church's prayer on Peter's behalf for clues as to what it is that makes Christianity unique in comparison to other religious belief systems. Acts 12:1-17 Acts 12:1-17 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_16_14_A_Skeptic_s_Guide_to_Prayer.mp3 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 30:57 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: The Gospel and Herod In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson contrasts the kingdom of God with the kingdoms of men as seen in Acts 12. He considers Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Herod and the Politics of the kingdom of man, and Peter and the witness of the kingdom people. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson contrasts the kingdom of God with the kingdoms of men as seen in Acts 12. He considers Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, Herod and the Politics of the kingdom of man, and Peter and the witness of the kingdom people. Acts 12 Acts 12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_09_14_The_Gospel_and_Herod.mp3 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 38:17 Scandal on the Sabbath -- The King and the Cross: a Study in Mark's Gospel Mark 2:23-3:6 Mark 2:23-3:6 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_08_15_Scandal_on_the_Sabbath.m4a Sun, 08 Nov 2015 10:00:00 PST 37:49 The Good Shepherd: The 23rd Psalm In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the Old Testament equivalent to the modern day cowboy, as seen in the 23rd Psalm. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the Old Testament equivalent to the modern day cowboy, as seen in the 23rd Psalm. Psalm 23 Psalm 23 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/11_02_14_The_Good_Shepherd.mp3 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10:00:00 PST 33:27 A Song of Thanksgiving -- Daily Bread Project Isaiah 12 Isaiah 12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1120_A_Song_of_Thanksgiving__Isaiah_12_.m4a Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:00:00 PST 33:50 The King of All the Earth -- Daily Bread Project Isaiah 6 Isaiah 6 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1113_The_King_of_All_the_Earth.m4a Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:30 The Gospel Goes Global -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the pioneering characteristics of the Antioch church, and applies its lessons to our own church family. He notes that they had a nonconventional approach, a Christ-centered focus, a grace-filled atmosphere, a Scriptural foundation, a generous spirit, a multi-ethnic leadership, and a Spirit-led family. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the pioneering characteristics of the Antioch church, and applies its lessons to our own church family. He notes that they had a nonconventional approach, a Christ-centered focus, a grace-filled atmosphere, a Scriptural foundation, a generous spirit, a multi-ethnic leadership, and a Spirit-led family. Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/10_26_14_ecclesia_goes_global_2.mp3 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:00:00 PST 32:44 The Gospel to the Romans -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers two conversions in the 10th chapter of Acts: the conversion of Cornelius, and the conversion of Peter In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers two conversions in the 10th chapter of Acts: the conversion of Cornelius, and the conversion of Peter Acts 10 Acts 10 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/10_12_14_The_Gospel_to_the_Romans.mp3 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 10:00:00 PST 30:57 Questioning Jesus -- The King and the Cross: a Study in Mark's Gospel Mark 2:1-12 Mark 2:1-12 Mark 2:1-12 Mark 2:1-12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/10_11_15_Questioning_Jesus____The_King_and_the_Cross__A_Study_in_Mark_.m4a Sun, 11 Oct 2015 10:00:00 PST 30:44 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: Unsung Heroes In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson gleans four principles from the example of Barnabas, one of the great unsung heroes of the Bible: he practiced self-giving love to his brothers in Jerusalem, grace-affirming love to his brothers in Antioch, risk-taking love to his friend Saul, and mercy-giving love to his cousin Mark.\n\n\n In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson gleans four principles from the example of Barnabas, one of the great unsung heroes of the Bible: he practiced self-giving love to his brothers in Jerusalem, grace-affirming love to his brothers in Antioch, risk-taking love to his friend Saul, and mercy-giving love to his cousin Mark.\n\n\n Acts 9:27; 11:21-26 Acts 9:27; 11:21-26 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/10_05_14_Unsung_Heroes.mp3 Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:00:00 PST 34:45 Just an Old Fashioned Love Song -- Daily Bread Project Song of Solomon Song of Solomon https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1030_An_Old_Fashioned_Love_Song__Song_of_Solomon_.m4a Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:30 Meaning Matters (Ecclesiastes) -- Daily Bread Project Ecclesiastes 1, 12; John 1 Ecclesiastes 1, 12; John 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1023_Meaning_Matters__Ecclesiastes_.m4a Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PST 34:00 Walking the Path of Wisdom -- Daily Bread Project Proverbs 3:1-12 Proverbs 3:1-12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1016_Walking_the_Path_of_Wisdom.m4a Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PST 40:55 Finding Wisdom -- Daily Bread Project Proverbs 8:10-31 Proverbs 8:10-31 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1009_Finding_Wisdom.m4a Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PST 32:04 Living Witnesses, 4 (Partial Recording) Acts 8:1-8 Acts 8:1-8 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/1002_Living_Witnesses__4__Partial_Recording_.m4a Sun, 02 Oct 2016 10:00:00 PST 20:36 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: Fruitful Failures: The Making of a Biblical Visionary In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the four things God used to prepare the apostle Paul (and us) for a visionary ministry: revelation (a personal encounter with the risen Christ), failure (a personal experience of the power of Christ), solitude (an extended time with the person of Christ), and friendship (a deep connection with the people of Christ). In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the four things God used to prepare the apostle Paul (and us) for a visionary ministry: revelation (a personal encounter with the risen Christ), failure (a personal experience of the power of Christ), solitude (an extended time with the person of Christ), and friendship (a deep connection with the people of Christ). Acts 9:22-30; 11:23-26 Acts 9:22-30; 11:23-26 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/09_28_14_Fruitful_Failures__The_Making_of_a_Biblical_Visionary.mp3 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:00:00 PST 30:36 On Whose Authority In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how Jesus' authority was questioned, even from the earliest days of his ministry In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how Jesus' authority was questioned, even from the earliest days of his ministry Mark 1 Mark 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/09_27_15____On_Whose_Authority.m4a Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:00:00 PST 37:00 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: Fruitful Failures: The Making of a Biblical Vision In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson surveys the typical pattern of birth, death, and rebirth of vision for many of God's chosen leaders: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Peter, and -- in today's text -- the apostle Paul. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson surveys the typical pattern of birth, death, and rebirth of vision for many of God's chosen leaders: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Peter, and -- in today's text -- the apostle Paul. Acts 9:17-31 Acts 9:17-31 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/09_21_14_Fruitful_Failures___The_Making_of_a_Biblical_Vision.mp3 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:00:00 PST 33:46 The Campaign Begins -- The King and the Cross: A Study in Mark In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson opens a study of the Gospel of Mark by considering how it was that Jesus launched his "kingdom of God" campaign. He considers Jesus' campaign preparation, his campaign message, and his campaign invitation. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson opens a study of the Gospel of Mark by considering how it was that Jesus launched his "kingdom of God" campaign. He considers Jesus' campaign preparation, his campaign message, and his campaign invitation. Mark 1:1-20 Mark 1:1-20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/09_20_15_The_Campaign_Begins____Mark_1.mp3 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:00:00 PST 31:37 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: The Gospel Goes to Africa In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch's conversion demonstrates both the global reach of the gospel and its personal appeal. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch's conversion demonstrates both the global reach of the gospel and its personal appeal. Acts 8:26-40 Acts 8:26-40 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/09_07_14_The_Gospel_Goes_to_Africa.mp3 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:00:00 PST 30:01 Living Witnesses (3) John 5; Romans 15 John 5; Romans 15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0925_Living_Witnesses__3_.m4a Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:00:00 PST 34:34 Living Witnesses (2) Romans 12 Romans 12 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0918_Living_Witnesses__2_.m4a Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:19 Living Witnesses (1) (Partial Recording) Psalm 1 Psalm 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0911_Living_Witnesses__Partial_recording_.m4a Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:00:00 PST 12:05 How Old Are You? (Kevin Causey) Romans 12:1-2 Romans 12:1-2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0904_How_Old_Are_You___Kevin_Causey_.m4a Sun, 04 Sep 2016 10:00:00 PST 30:20 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: Joy in the City In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson observes that a church can bring great joy to its city when it releases its people, when it blesses its community, and when it lives the Jesus way. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson observes that a church can bring great joy to its city when it releases its people, when it blesses its community, and when it lives the Jesus way. Acts 8:1-25 Acts 8:1-25 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_31_14_Joy_in_the_City.mp3 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:00:00 PST 38:02 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: The First Christian Martyr In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the context, the content, and the consequences of the sermon of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stephen’s message shows how Jesus was the fulfillment of the Temple and the Torah, and that Jesus, just like the prophets before him, brought deliverance to God’s people despite the fact that they had rejected him. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the context, the content, and the consequences of the sermon of Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stephen’s message shows how Jesus was the fulfillment of the Temple and the Torah, and that Jesus, just like the prophets before him, brought deliverance to God’s people despite the fact that they had rejected him. Acts 6-7 Acts 6-7 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_24_14_First_Christian_Martyr.mp3 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:00:00 PST 38:22 Faith. Love. Hope. (Soul Cravings) -- ecclesia unleashed: act two In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the human longings for relationship, for significance, and for truth are met by the Christian virtues of love, hope, and faith. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how the human longings for relationship, for significance, and for truth are met by the Christian virtues of love, hope, and faith. Ephesians 1:12-21; 3:14-19 Ephesians 1:12-21; 3:14-19 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_23_15_Faith_Love_Hope__Soul_Cravings_.mp3 Sun, 23 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PST 28:09 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: The First Christian Conflict In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson examines the first conflict in the early church. The poor had been neglected, the people were murmuring, the leaders were overworked, and the structure was ineffective. Exploring these issues and how they resolved them, we discover how today’s church can more effectively serve the poor, structure for growth, and release people for ministry. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson examines the first conflict in the early church. The poor had been neglected, the people were murmuring, the leaders were overworked, and the structure was ineffective. Exploring these issues and how they resolved them, we discover how today’s church can more effectively serve the poor, structure for growth, and release people for ministry. Acts 6:1-7 Acts 6:1-7 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_17_14_The_First_Christian_Conflict.mp3 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:00:00 PST 32:44 scripture. ecclesia. you. -- ecclesia unleashed: act two Psalm 119:1-16 Psalm 119:1-16 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_16_15_Scripture_Ecclesia_You.mp3 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PST 35:28 Gospel. Community. MISSION. -- ecclesia unleashed: act two In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the third key priority for ecclesia: Sent with hope on the mission of Jesus. Using the popular "Mission Impossible" tagline, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it...," Steve explores two questions as they are answered in the biblical text: "What exactly is our Mission?" and "What does it mean to accept it?" In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the third key priority for ecclesia: Sent with hope on the mission of Jesus. Using the popular "Mission Impossible" tagline, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it...," Steve explores two questions as they are answered in the biblical text: "What exactly is our Mission?" and "What does it mean to accept it?" 2 Corinthians 5:14-20 2 Corinthians 5:14-20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_09_15_Gospel_Community_MISSION.mp3 Sun, 09 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PST 26:39 Living Witnesses -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes that Acts 5 is the first place where "ecclesia" is used in Acts. He then explores the nature of ecclesia, both in the first century, and here in the town of Cave Creek. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes that Acts 5 is the first place where "ecclesia" is used in Acts. He then explores the nature of ecclesia, both in the first century, and here in the town of Cave Creek. Acts 5:1-32 Acts 5:1-32 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_03_14_Living_Witnesses_2.mp3 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:00:00 PST 32:53 Gospel. COMMUNITY. Mission. -- ecclesia unleashed: act two In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the second key priority for our church: Gathered in love as the community of Jesus. Using Paul's letter to the Romans as a representative example, he explores the centrality of community, the characteristics of community, and the cornerstone of community. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the second key priority for our church: Gathered in love as the community of Jesus. Using Paul's letter to the Romans as a representative example, he explores the centrality of community, the characteristics of community, and the cornerstone of community. Romans 12:1-13; 15:1-7 Romans 12:1-13; 15:1-7 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/08_02_15_Gospel_COMMUNITY_Mission.mp3 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PST 37:57 Living the Good Life -- Daily Bread Project Psalm 1 Psalm 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0821_Living_the_Good_Life.m4a Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:00 GOSPEL. Community. Mission. -- ecclesia unleashed: act two In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the Gospel from three different perspectives, as proclaimed by the apostle Paul in the first chapter of his letter to the Romans. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the Gospel from three different perspectives, as proclaimed by the apostle Paul in the first chapter of his letter to the Romans. Romans 1:1-17 Romans 1:1-17 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/07_26_15_GOSPEL_Community_Mission.mp3 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:00:00 PST 31:48 Faith. Love. Hope. -- ecclesia unleashed: act two In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a short series called "ecclesia unleashed: act two," an application of the themes of the recently completed study of acts to our local church. Today's topic, taken from 1 Thessalonians, is "Faith. Love. Hope." In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson begins a short series called "ecclesia unleashed: act two," an application of the themes of the recently completed study of acts to our local church. Today's topic, taken from 1 Thessalonians, is "Faith. Love. Hope." 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/07_19_15_Faith_Love_Hope.mp3 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 10:00:00 PST 31:31 Wherefore Worship? -- Daily Bread Project Ezra 3 Ezra 3 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/07_17_16_Wherefore_Worship_.mp3 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:00:00 PST 33:18 The Rest of the Story -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the life of Paul after his adventures in the book of Acts. He asks the question, "What were the driving influences in Paul's life?" A survey of 2 Timothy, likely Paul's last correspondence, reveals four: his calling, his commitment, his convictions, and his confidence. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson takes a look at the life of Paul after his adventures in the book of Acts. He asks the question, "What were the driving influences in Paul's life?" A survey of 2 Timothy, likely Paul's last correspondence, reveals four: his calling, his commitment, his convictions, and his confidence. 2 Timothy 2 Timothy https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/07_12_19_The_Rest_of_the_Story.mp3 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:00:00 PST 34:58 Bold and Without Hindrance -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the power of the gospel message, the tactics of the gospel message, and the focus of the gospel message. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the power of the gospel message, the tactics of the gospel message, and the focus of the gospel message. Acts 28:17-31 Acts 28:17-31 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/07_05_15_Bold_and_Without_Hindrance.mp3 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:00:00 PST 31:18 Nehemiah -- Daily Bread Project Nehemiah Nehemiah https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0724_Nehemiah.m4a Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:00 PST 29:59 Rome at Last! -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson follows Paul on the final leg of his journey to Rome, from his adventures with natives and the nobles on Malta, and then with the entourage of believers who join them as the enter "The Eternal City." In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson follows Paul on the final leg of his journey to Rome, from his adventures with natives and the nobles on Malta, and then with the entourage of believers who join them as the enter "The Eternal City." Acts 28:1-16 Acts 28:1-16 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_28_15_Rome_at_Last_.mp3 Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:00 PST 32:00 David's Dilemma 1 Chronicles 29 1 Chronicles 29 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_26_16_David_s_Dilemma.m4a Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:00:00 PST 32:37 Dead and Buried John 19:31-42 John 19:31-42 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_23_13_Dead_and_Buried_2.mp3 Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:00:00 PST 28:41 The Gospel and the Storm -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this Father's Day message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the exciting seafaring adventure which is the literary climax of the book of Acts under the following headings: A Dramatic Adventure (Shipwrecked at Sea); and A Dramatic Rescue (Salvation at Sea). In this Father's Day message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the exciting seafaring adventure which is the literary climax of the book of Acts under the following headings: A Dramatic Adventure (Shipwrecked at Sea); and A Dramatic Rescue (Salvation at Sea). Acts 27 Acts 27 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_21_15_The_Gospel_in_the_Storm.mp3 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:00:00 PST 29:24 Contest on Mt. Carmel -- Daily Bread Project 1 Kings 18 1 Kings 18 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_12_16_Contest_on_Mt.mp3 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:02 Ecclesia Unleashed: A Study in Acts: Filled With New Wine In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the Old Testament background of the Day of Pentecost as it relates to the Exodus, the Spirit, the Law, the Signs, and the Promise. In this way, we are able to appreciate the breadth and scope of what God accomplished -- both then and now -- when he filled his people with his Spirit. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers the Old Testament background of the Day of Pentecost as it relates to the Exodus, the Spirit, the Law, the Signs, and the Promise. In this way, we are able to appreciate the breadth and scope of what God accomplished -- both then and now -- when he filled his people with his Spirit. Acts 2:1-13 Acts 2:1-13 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_08_14_Filled_with_New_Wine.mp3 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:00:00 PST 37:01 Wherefore Wisdom? -- Daily Bread Project 1 Kings 3 1 Kings 3 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/06_05_16_Wherefore_Wisdom_.m4a Sun, 05 Jun 2016 10:00:00 PST 35:41 As Their Fathers Did -- Daily Bread Project 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 17 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0619_As_Their_Fathers_Did.m4a Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:00:00 PST 31:20 The Courage of Champions -- Daily Bread Project In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, as part of our year-long Daily Bread Project, Steve Gilbertson explores the false courage of the Philistine Champion, the failed courage of the Israelite Champion, and the faithful courage of the Substitute Champion, as reveealed in the famous story of David and Goliath. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, as part of our year-long Daily Bread Project, Steve Gilbertson explores the false courage of the Philistine Champion, the failed courage of the Israelite Champion, and the faithful courage of the Substitute Champion, as reveealed in the famous story of David and Goliath. 2 Samuel 17 2 Samuel 17 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/05_22_16_The_Courage_of_Champions.mp3 Sun, 22 May 2016 10:00:00 PST 39:31 From Bitterness to Blessing -- Daily Bread Project Joshua 24 Joshua 24 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/05_08_16_From_Bitterness_to_Blessing.mp3 Sun, 08 May 2016 10:00:00 PST 33:36 The Gospel and the Family of God -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the importance of fellowship, guidance, and commitment in the family of God -- as demonstrated in Paul's visit to various port cities along the Mediterranean Sea on his way to Jerusalem in Acts 21. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the importance of fellowship, guidance, and commitment in the family of God -- as demonstrated in Paul's visit to various port cities along the Mediterranean Sea on his way to Jerusalem in Acts 21. Acts 21:1-16 Acts 21:1-16 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/05_03_15_The_Gospel_and_the_Family_of_God.mp3 Sun, 03 May 2015 10:00:00 PST 34:53 Choose You This Day -- Daily Bread Project Joshua 24 Joshua 24 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/05_01_16_Choose_You_This_Day.m4a Sun, 01 May 2016 10:00:00 PST 40:01 The Gospel and the Pastor -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us to see the heart of a pastor, as suggested by the apostle Paul's private conversation with the leaders of the Ephesian church. We observe four characteristics of a gospel-driven pastor: Sincerely love the people of God, Faithfully teach the Word of God, Obediently follow the Spirit of God, and Commit the church to the grace of God In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us to see the heart of a pastor, as suggested by the apostle Paul's private conversation with the leaders of the Ephesian church. We observe four characteristics of a gospel-driven pastor: Sincerely love the people of God, Faithfully teach the Word of God, Obediently follow the Spirit of God, and Commit the church to the grace of God Acts 20:16-38 Acts 20:16-38 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/04_26_15_The_Gospel_and_the_Pastor.mp3 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST 36:37 The Gospel and our Idols -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers how it is that the gospel can transform the culture of our day, just as it it did in the Apostle Paul's day. It can happen today, too, if we are willing to confront our cultural idols, proclaim the gospel of the kingdom, and live the Jesus way. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers how it is that the gospel can transform the culture of our day, just as it it did in the Apostle Paul's day. It can happen today, too, if we are willing to confront our cultural idols, proclaim the gospel of the kingdom, and live the Jesus way. Acts 19:21-40 Acts 19:21-40 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/04_19_15_The_Gospel_and_our_Idols.mp3 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST 33:43 The Gospel and Power -- eccleisa unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the explosive, healing, and transforming power of the gospel of the resurrection as it is revealed in the New Tesament church in Ephesus. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores the explosive, healing, and transforming power of the gospel of the resurrection as it is revealed in the New Tesament church in Ephesus. Acts 19:8-20 Acts 19:8-20 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/04_12_15_The_Gospel_and_Power.mp3 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:00:00 PST 35:16 On Jordan's Stormy Banks -- Daily Bread Project Joshua 1 Joshua 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0424_On_Jordan_s_Stormy_Banks.m4a Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:00 PST 33:23 Love the Lord Your God -- Daily Bread Project Deuteronomy 6 Deuteronomy 6 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0417_Love_the_Lord_Your_God.m4a Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:00:00 PST 40:23 The Meaning of the Meal -- Daily Bread Project Matthew 26:17-29 Matthew 26:17-29 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/03_20_16_The_Meaning_of_the_Meal.m4a Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:00:00 PST 27:10 Lord’s Prayer Project (1) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson introduces the Lord’s Prayer Project by exploring the basis for Christian prayer: adoption. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson introduces the Lord’s Prayer Project by exploring the basis for Christian prayer: adoption. Matthew 6:5-15 Matthew 6:5-15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/03_09_14_Our_Father_in_Heaven_2.mp3 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:00:00 PST 31:40 God's Perfect Ten -- Daily Bread Project Exodus 19-24 Exodus 19-24 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/03_06_16_God_s_Perfect_Ten.m4a Sun, 06 Mar 2016 10:00:00 PST 40:59 Let Rescue Begin -- Daily Bread Project Exodus 1-2 Exodus 1-2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/02_28_16_Let_Rescue_Begin.m4a Sun, 28 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST 34:57 From Dream to Reality -- The Daily Bread Project Genesis 15:1-6 Genesis 15:1-6 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/02_14_16_Daily_Bread_2.m4a Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST 35:53 Christian Spirituality at Work -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us think about how it is that God works in the lives of individual Christians. We study four persons in today's text: Paul, Apollos, Priscilla, and twelve unnamed disciples -- each of whom demonstrates for us spiritual depth, spiritual fervor, spiritual discernment, and spiritual responsiveness. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us think about how it is that God works in the lives of individual Christians. We study four persons in today's text: Paul, Apollos, Priscilla, and twelve unnamed disciples -- each of whom demonstrates for us spiritual depth, spiritual fervor, spiritual discernment, and spiritual responsiveness. Acts 18:18 - 19:7 Acts 18:18 - 19:7 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/02_08_15_Christian_Spirituality_at_Work.mp3 Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:00:00 PST 35:12 An Epic Adventure -- Daiy Bread Project Genesis 1, 12; Matthew 1 Genesis 1, 12; Matthew 1 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/02_07_16_An_Epic_Adventure____Daily_Bread_Project.m4a Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:00:00 PST 29:53 I Have Many People in this City -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson suggests that Paul was able to defeat his discouragement and face his fears because the Lord reminded him that he could count on God's presence, God's protection, and God's promise. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson suggests that Paul was able to defeat his discouragement and face his fears because the Lord reminded him that he could count on God's presence, God's protection, and God's promise. Acts 18:1-17 Acts 18:1-17 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/02_01_15_I_Have_Many_People_in_this_City.mp3 Sun, 1 Feb 2015 10:00:00 PST 35:00 The Reluctant Prophet (Jonah) -- Daily Bread Project Jonah Jonah https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/0205_Jonah.m4a Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PST 25:33 Shepherds, Sheepfolds and Sheep In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson uses three word pictures Jesus' conversation with his disciples, showing how ecclesia, like Jesus' first-century followers, has important things to learn about shepherds, sheepfolds, and sheep In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson uses three word pictures Jesus' conversation with his disciples, showing how ecclesia, like Jesus' first-century followers, has important things to learn about shepherds, sheepfolds, and sheep John 10:1-18 John 10:1-18 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_31_16_Shepherds__Sheepfolds_and_Sheep.mp3 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:00:00 PST 26:12 The Gospel and the Intellectual -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores how the apostle Paul engaged with the intellectual elite of his day, and suggests that from his example we can learn how to do the same in our day. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores how the apostle Paul engaged with the intellectual elite of his day, and suggests that from his example we can learn how to do the same in our day. Acts 17:16-41 Acts 17:16-41 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_25_15_The_Gospel_and_the_Intellectual_2.mp3 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:00 PST 39:12 Lyman (Guest Speaker) Hebrews 12:1-2 Hebrews 12:1-2 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_21_16_Lyman_Coleman__Guest_Speaker__3.m4a Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:00:00 PST 20:41 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (13) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson seeks to help us understand the importance of comprehending and cultivating our true identity in Christ. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson seeks to help us understand the importance of comprehending and cultivating our true identity in Christ. Colossians 3:1-4 Colossians 3:1-4 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_19_14_Recovering_Your_Stolen_Identity.mp3 Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:00:00 PST 34:17 Religion, Politics and the Scriptures -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes the importance of the Scriptures in the history of the church as seen in Paul's ministry in ancient Greece. This text, and others, demontrates the centrality, the trustworthiness, and the challenge of the Scriptures. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson notes the importance of the Scriptures in the history of the church as seen in Paul's ministry in ancient Greece. This text, and others, demontrates the centrality, the trustworthiness, and the challenge of the Scriptures. Acts 17:1-15 Acts 17:1-15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_18_15_Religion__Politics_and_the_Scriptures.mp3 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:00:00 PST 33:15 Kevin Causey (Guest Speaker) selected selected https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_17_16_Kevin_Causey__Guest_Speaker_.m4a Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:00:00 PST 36:36 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (12) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us differentiate between false and true Christian teachings by examining the characteristics, the core, and the cure for counterfeit Christianity. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson helps us differentiate between false and true Christian teachings by examining the characteristics, the core, and the cure for counterfeit Christianity. Colossians 2:16-23 Colossians 2:16-23 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_12_14_Counterfeit_Christianity.mp3 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:00:00 PST 34:34 The Gospel Goes to Europe -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores three significant Philippi conversions: a wealthy woman, a poor slave girl, and a Roman jailer. Each represents a differnt path to the gospel: some must hear it, some must feel it, and some must see it. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson explores three significant Philippi conversions: a wealthy woman, a poor slave girl, and a Roman jailer. Each represents a differnt path to the gospel: some must hear it, some must feel it, and some must see it. Acts 16:11-34 Acts 16:11-34 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_11_15_The_Gospel_Goes_to_Europe.mp3 Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:00:00 PST 30:04 In Christ Alone: A Study in Colossians (11) In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how, when it comes to discerning truth from error, the Scripture offers us a serious warning to heed, a trustworthy guide to follow, and a triumphant life to live. In this message from ecclesia (church at the chip) in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson shows how, when it comes to discerning truth from error, the Scripture offers us a serious warning to heed, a trustworthy guide to follow, and a triumphant life to live. Colossians 2:6-15 Colossians 2:6-15 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_05_14_Filled_with_New_Life_.mp3 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:00:00 PST 43:50 Ambiguity and Grace -- ecclesia unleashed: a study in acts In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers three odd incidents in Acts 15-16: Paul's conflict with Barnabas, his circumcision of Timothy, and his confusion about direction. Why are these stories here? Do they have anything to say about our own life struggles? Surprisingly, yes. In this message from ecclesia: church at the chip in Cave Creek, Steve Gilbertson considers three odd incidents in Acts 15-16: Paul's conflict with Barnabas, his circumcision of Timothy, and his confusion about direction. Why are these stories here? Do they have anything to say about our own life struggles? Surprisingly, yes. Acts 15:36-16:10 Acts 15:36-16:10 https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/01_04_15_Ambiguity_and_Grace.mp3 Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:00:00 PST 35:15 New Creation Families God's Humanity: A Study in Ephesians God's Humanity: A Study in Ephesians Father's Day Father's Day https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_6016_Eph5.m4a Sun, 16 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT unknown Pentecost and the Church Jesus poured out his Spirit on Pentecost, and the worldwide ministry of his church (ecclesia) was begun. Why was the church born on Pentecost, and what significance does this have for us today? Jesus poured out his Spirit on Pentecost, and the worldwide ministry of his church (ecclesia) was begun. Why was the church born on Pentecost, and what significance does this have for us today? Pentecost Sunday Pentecost Sunday https://d1zkpp4wwfvc2i.cloudfront.net/media/2019_0609_Pentecost_Acts2.m4a Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:00:00 PST unknown