Saddleback Church (founded by Rick Warren) is one of many that have ignored the principles of Scripture in regards to women's roles by establishing female pastors. It's an example of how both the world and many even in the modern church scoff at complementarian beliefs that are in line with God's Word. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse discusses the biblical foundation within creation for male headship, the historical path that brought us where we are today, what women's ministry should look like in our churches—and how God's design for women is what will ultimately bring the most joy and fulfillment.
Hosea 13 could rightly be called the lowest point in the entire book. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse calls out the conceited, sin-sick unfaithfulness of Israel described here and the harsh judgment and carnage that will come upon them as a result. You'll see the depravity of sin, the dangers of idolatry, and the fierce anger of God toward that idolatry among unbelievers - so that you can grow in hatred of your own sin and in understanding of the awesome holiness of God.
Sometimes life can feel unbearable—even to the point that you may feel like giving up. How can you find encouragement to endure the difficult pressures that come your way? In this sermon, Pastor Jesse shares helpful exhortations from James 5: 7–11, encouraging believers to be patient and persevere under pressure. By focusing on the future coming of the Lord and looking to the examples of saints of the past, you can find strength to face your own hardships today.
Unfaithful. That's an apt word to describe Israel in regards to their relationship to the Lord in the book of Hosea. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse shows us the infidelity, treachery, and pride of the people as seen in Hosea 12—and the Lord's judgment that was coming because of their unfaithfulness. Discover who the Lord is by seeing what He hates, so that you can stay far away from the sins of Israel and draw closer to your faithful God.