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Messages from Verve Church in Las Vegas.
||Wholly, Holey, Holy - Holey Excuses||Ever feel like you're just not good enough? Like you just don't have what it takes? God wa...||5/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wholly, Holey, Holy - Wholly God's||Do you wish you felt more connected to God? Are you hitting road blocks in your spiritual journey? T...||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Would God... Ask Me to Trust an Antiquated Book Like the Bible?||Can the Bible be trusted? It's ancient, it's weird, and it makes extraordinary claims. Thi...||5/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Would God... Send People to Hell?||If God is so loving, why does he send people to hell? Isn't it cruel and hypocritical? This we...||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Would God... Allow Suffering?||If God is good, why is there so much evil and suffering in the world? How are we supposed to believe...||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Would God... Give So Many Rules?||Why does the Bible have so many rules? With all of the do's and don'ts, doesn't Jesus...||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Why Would God… Provide Only One Way?||Is there really only one way to God? It sounds like a pretty arrogant claim. For centuries people ha...||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God For The Rest Of Us - God For The Atheist||Believing in God can sound crazy, and it isn't always easy. What do you do when you're str...||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God For The Rest Of Us - God For The Addict||Is there a bad habit you just can't break? Do you feel trapped by an addiction? This message wi...||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God For The Rest Of Us - God For The Forgotten||Have you ever felt lonely? Invisible? Forgotten? It’s easy to lose sight of your sense of worth. ...||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God For The Rest Of Us - God For The Shame-Filled||Do you ever feel like a failure because of what you have (or haven't) done? Have you let your p...||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||God For The Rest Of Us - God For The Guilty||Have you ever felt judged by somebody because of what you did? This week's message is all about...||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tales From The Dark Side - The Dark Side of Betrayal||What are you supposed to do when you're stabbed in the back by someone you thought you could tr...||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tales From The Dark Side - The Dark Side of Failure||How do you move beyond failure? When you feel like you can't get past a mistake (or series of m...||2/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tales From The Dark Side - The Dark Side of Loss||How can you respond to painful loss? When something -- or someone -- you love is taken from you, how...||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Verve's Fifth Birthday||Verve is five years old! Whoop whoop! This week's message will help you examine your life in li...||2/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ALWW: Nehemiah - Sliding, Not Deciding||What are you betting your life on? This week's message will help you go all in on a huge commit...||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ALWW: Nehemiah - Commit 'Til It's Time to Quit||What difficult situation are you facing? How can you keep going when when all you want to do is quit...||1/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ALWW: Nehemiah - What's Your Problem?||What specific problem does God want to partner with you to solve? How can you do more with your life...||1/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bust A Move - In Your 'Hood||In Vegas it can be especially difficult to form meaningful relationships. This week's message e...||1/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bust A Move - For/With/One Of/In||God doesn’t want you to life live alone. He designed you to connect with others in a way that will...||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Christmas Eve 2014||--||12/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Retro Arcade - Super Mario Bros.||Ever feel like your personality gets in the way of you making a difference with your life? Whether y...||12/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Retro Arcade - Pitfall!||Do you try to do the right things in life only to find yourself knocked back by pitfall after pitfal...||12/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Retro Arcade - Pac-Man||What can Pac-Man teach us about our spiritual journey? If life has you feeling tired and beat down, ...||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Retro Arcade - Pong||What do you do when a relationship that used to be fun and exciting becomes a monotonous burden? Thi...||12/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Room to Breathe - Creating Financial Reserves||Ever feel like life would be way better if you had "just a little more" money? This week's mess...||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Room to Breathe - Building Physical Reserves||Is it possible your diet and exercise (or lack thereof) are holding you back from living life to the...||11/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Room to Breathe - Building Time Reserves||Is life's busy-ness overwhelming? This week's message will help you add margin to each day...||11/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Room to Breathe - The Lost Art of Building Reserves||If life has you stressed out and fed up, you're not alone. This week's message will help y...||11/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
Never Been to Verve
I've never been to Verve. I've never even been to Vegas. And I have a huge problem with church and I don't trust pastors or deacons or ministers or organ players. But I do trust my gut especially when I believe God is trying to tell me something even of its from a pastor or a deacon or a child or a pot head or a president or a prisoner. They rarely have any idea that God used them to reach out to me. There are very few people who take up their cross and follow Jesus. I think Vince is one of those people. He's not preachy or holier than thou. He doesn't ask for your money or condemn you for sinning. He just accepts what God told him to do and he shares the love that God's given him with anyone that will listen. He doesn't cram it down your throat for money, playing off your fear of hell like most church leaders. He tells you the truth in a way that is consistent with what's in the bible, and he does it in a down to earth mano y mano kind of way. I don't know the folks at verve but I love them as much as I know they must love me. I can't tell you how many times I'll be listening to Vince or tommy or whoever and they'll say something that strikes at the heart of one of my deep seated issues. God frequently uses those moments to reveal to me what I've done wrong, why it's a sin and how to get out of it and back into step with His plan for my life. Take porn for example. I've been deep in that sin for a long time until recently. I heard the olympic sized bloopers Esau podcast and realized I was trading an incredible relationship with my future wife for a few photos and videos and could never love me back or provide me with the joy that comes from having a family of my own. Since hearing that podcast I've gotten rid of every picture, video, bookmark and web search that's been tricking me into selling my birthright. Will I be able to stay away from that bowl of lentils? Not on my own, but God can help me make it a thing of the past. Time will tell, not wether I struggle with the temptation, but weather I overcome that struggle with Jesus help. I know I can do anything when Jesus is right here with me. And the fact is that the hunger for that bowl of porn has vanished just like the cravings for cigarettes did more than a year ago. I haven't smoked a cigarette since God took that craving away and I have the feeling I won't be reading another bowl of porn again. And I don't miss it. It's like when you're not hungry for food, it doesn't matter how much is laid out in front of you, you don't feel the need to eat it. I realized that I was using porn to fill the void that only a God given wife could fill. Like when Jesus was at the well and gave us the difference between water and living water. Anyway, I could go on and on but I won't. Verve has been the hugest blessing. Thank you guys for choosing to live the lives that God planned for you. And thank you Jesus for giving me Verve.
After being confused and condemned by fellow Christians for following what I thought was God's plan for my life I was going to pull away from the church again and just live a rational more reasonable life. After listening to your series on Renegade, I am reminded once again that God calls his people to do extraordinary things and I will continue in what I feel God has called me to do in this life . Thank you .
Great to catch up on things
This church is awesome and they Rock for sure. I like the podcasts so i can hear the sermon over again if i happen to miss something. I have not missed a service since the church started and i don't plan to but just in case this is my backup.