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Messages from Verve in Las Vegas.
||CleanSomethin' Fishy - Bullhorn - Somethin' Fishy||Nobody likes the guy who stands on the corner with a bullhorn to tell people they're going to hell. How can you live your life so that you're the opposite of the Bullhorn Guy? What if your spiritual journey drew people to you and made them want more of Go||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomethin' Fishy - Cry - Somethin' Fishy||Do you feel like you're too messed up for God to love you? Are you nervous about going to church because you think you've made too many mistakes to "fit in"? No matter how you feel about your past (or your present), this message will help you understand||8/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomethin' Fishy - Discipline - Somethin' Fishy||Have you experienced more than your fair share of pain recently? Do you feel like it's never going to end? There may be meaning behind your life's madness; this message will help you understand why.||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomethin' Fishy - Down - Somethin' Fishy||Is it possible you're missing out on living a bigger life because you're ignoring something you need to act on? Taking on a greater responsibility can be scary, but it might be what's holding you back from your best life. This message will help you right||7/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Wisdom - The Wisdom Of Relationships - #Wisdom||Are there people in your life who hold you back? Do you wish your friendships were deeper and more meaningful? This message will help you surround yourself with people who will move you forward in your spiritual journey.||7/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Wisdom - The Wisdom Of Taking Action - #Wisdom||Are you facing a big decision with even bigger uncertainty? Do you want to take the next step but aren't sure what that step is (or how to take it)? This message will help you figure out what action you need to take, and how you can actually make it happ||7/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Wisdom - The Wisdom Of Generosity - #Wisdom||Do you feel stuck in life because you don't have as much as you want? Are you constantly worried about finances and how you never seem to have enough? This message will help you break free from those feelings so you can live a bigger life.||7/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#Wisdom - Heart Monitor - #Wisdom||How can you get ahead in life and in your spiritual journey? What if short but profound truths could set you up for greater success in adversity, achievements, your relationship with God, and everything in between? This first week of #Wisdom will help you||7/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntidote - Depression - Antidote||Nobody talks about depression, but everyone faces it in one form or another. What are you supposed to do when you're buried under the weight of your dark moments? When your circumstances feel impossibly bleak, where can you turn? This message is all abou||6/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntidote - Insecurity - Antidote||Do you have moments when your insecurities drown out all of the good things happening in your life? Are you constantly drawn back to that one insecurity you just can't shake? You're not alone. This message will unpack how you can overcome insecurity, and||6/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntidote - Worry - Antidote||Do you wish you didn't worry so much? You're not alone. More than 19 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. As a culture, we are more stressed than we've ever been. This message will help you break free from worry's grasp.||6/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost Of Not - The Cost Of Not Resting - The Cost Of Not||Is your life moving too fast? Do you wish you had more time to invest in your spiritual journey and with the people closest to you? If you wish you had more hours in the day, this message is for you.||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost Of Not - The Cost Of Not Growing - The Cost Of Not||Do you feel like you don’t belong in church? Did a crappy experience with holier-than-thou religious people make you feel like you weren’t good enough to try to believe in God? If you feel left out, this message is for you.||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost Of Not - The Cost Of Not Praying - The Cost Of Not||Prayer can be weird... and it brings up questions. Are there certain things you are (and aren't) supposed to say? Is it really possible to talk to God? What's the point? This message answers those questions and explores how prayer can help you take bigger||5/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Cost Of Not - The Cost Of Not Following - The Cost Of Not||We don't like to feel like we're missing out. But what if we're missing out being part of a life-changing opportunity that is way bigger than we realize? If your life feels like something might be missing, this message is for you.||5/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMother's Day - Get Up - Mother's Day 2016||Does your life feel lifeless? Are you searching for hope but having trouble finding it? This message will help you find out what hope could look like for you, what God has to do with it, and why he's in the business of bringing light into dark situations.||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - Judgment and Reward in Heaven - Imagine Heaven||In life (and especially in Vegas), it’s easy to live for the moment. What can you change now to set you up for a better future… and beyond? This week’s message explores how near-death experiences can help answer that question.||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - What About Hell? - Imagine Heaven||What can near-death experiences teach us about Hell? Hell gets talked about a lot, but what is it really? And what does it mean for our lives now?||4/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - The Highlight Of Heaven - Imagine Heaven||Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Is it possible that near-death experiences can help us understand what we’re really looking for? This week’s message will help you live a better life now based on what we know about life after death.||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - Beauty In Heaven - Imagine Heaven||We see depictions of Heaven in movies and TV shows, but what can we learn about Heaven from people who have had a near-death experience? And what could a future in Heaven mean for your life today? This week’s message dives into what we can learn about t||4/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - Relationships In Heaven - Imagine Heaven||What will relationships in Heaven be like? Will everyone feel like a stranger? Will you know the people you know now? Will you love the people you love now? This message dives into those questions in light of near-death experiences and the Bible.||4/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImagine Heaven - Evidence For The Afterlife - Imagine Heaven||Millions of people around the world have reported near-death experiences. Should we be skeptical? Is there any evidence to support these claims? What does the Bible have to say about these experiences, and what could they mean for your life?||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life - Be God - 5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life||Do you wish you had more control over your life? Are you trying to change things for the better, only to keep running into obstacle after obstacle? Trying to gain more control over your life might actually be a bad thing. This message will explain how re||3/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life - Reject Wisdom - 5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life||None of us want to ignore good advice, but a lot of us end up in a bad situation because we didn’t heed wisdom. This week’s message will help you find (and listen to) wisdom from the right places.||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life - Isolate Yourself - 5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life||Do you find yourself drifting away from people close to you? It’s tempting to want to do life on your own, but there’s a better way. This message will help you live a bigger life without having to go it alone.||3/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life - Be Consumed With Success - 5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life||Do you wish you had more money or more relationships or more achievements or more... anything else? If you're chasing success but aren't satisfied, this week’s message is for you.||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life - Let Pleasure Drive You - 5 Easy Ways to Wreck Your Life||Do you know someone who ended up in a crappy situation because they made decisions based on what felt good to them? It’s an easy trap to fall into, and this week’s message will help you safeguard your future.||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Say Church, I Say... Party - You Say Church, I Say...||This week's message is celebrating 6 years of Verve, baby!||2/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Say Church, I Say... Family - You Say Church, I Say...||Are you looking for community? A group of people that has your back when you're going through a tough time? This week's message will help you discover how the church can be the family you've been seeking.||2/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Say Church, I Say... Hospital - You Say Church, I Say...||What comes to mind when you think of church? Judgment? Hypocrisy? Stuffy people wearing stale suits? This week's message unpacks what the church is supposed to be, and what it means for your life.||1/30/2016||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.