BEYOND THE KINGDOM - Build Your Kingdom Part 5

Get ready for a celebration!  It's the final week in the Build Your Kingdom campaign and yesterday's message answered the question: "WHAT'S NEXT?" Check out the video above to see what I mean.  

And keep laying those BRICKS!  The Sunday series may be complete, but the campaign to build the Kingdom in Arlington is NOT!  I'll post an update tomorrow.  But in the meantime, KEEP ON BUILDING!!!

FOCUS ON BRICKS, NOT BUILDINGS - Build Your Kingdom Part 4

ONE WEEK LEFT in the Build Your Kingdom campaign!  As we approach the end and our goal seems nearly impossible, this week we got a reminder of what a true Kingdom Builder mindset looks like.  Focus on BRICKS, not BUILDINGS. Or as Solomon put it "The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord.”  (Proverbs 21:31)

And keep laying those BRICKS!!!

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH - Build Your Kingdom Part 3

Discouragement: we've all been there.  We've all faced it.  We know how it feels and how paralyzing it can be.  The only people who avoid discouragement are people who never attempt to do anything hard/great in this world.

So what happens when a kingdom builder gets discouraged?  Is that even allowed?  Aren't the "spiritual" people always supposed to be upbeat and positive?  What happens when the "good guys" get down?

That's this week's topic in the Build Your Kingdom series.  Check out the video above and watch as I share how I personally went through some discouragement recently and how I dug my way out of it.  Trust me, if you're feeling down or discouraged, you MUST watch this message.

And I pray that God uses it to pick you up as He did me as well.


"No praying man or woman accomplishes so much with so little expenditure of time as when he or she is praying."  A.E. McAdam

Part 2 of the Build Your Kingdom series and this week we looked at our most important tool when it comes to building God's Kingdom.  Not money, not manpower, not experience or intelligence... our most important tool is PRAYER.

Why?  Because "unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127:1)

In this week's message, we look at Nehemiah - a man who led God's people to accomplish an incredible feat - as a model of the kind of prayer that builds kingdoms.  We'll see what was Nehemiah's secret to success and see what four factors make up kingdom building prayer.

THE CALL TO BUILD - Build Your Kingdom Part 1

"Consider now, for the Lord has chosen YOU to build a house for the sanctuary;be strong, and do it.” 1 Chronicles 28:10

The Build Your Kingdom series officially kicked off yesterday with a message titled "THE CALL TO BUILD."  We looked at why having a visible building is so important to a invisible God (hint: it isn't for His sake as much as it is for our sake).

- God built a home for He and Adam (the garden of Eden).  

- God commanded Moses to build a home for Him among the Israelites in the wilderness (the tabernacle).

- God put it on David's heart to build him a permanent home in Jerusalem (the temple).

- And when that temple got destroyed, God moved in heart of the king and in the spirits of His people to rebuild that home and restore His sanctuary (see the book of Ezra).

And now God is putting it on our hearts at STSA to build Him a home as well - not for the purpose of building a building, but rather for the purpose of BUILDING HIS KINGDOM.

Check out part 1 of the series above and let's get ready to build!