TEACHING SESSIONS

 
The sermon for the weeks of February 4th, February 11th, March 3rd, April 7th, April 14th, May 5th, and May 12th experienced technical issues, and were not recorded.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please email main@freedomcentre.org
 

March 2020

Facing Fear

With all of the fears that can challenge and assail us in life, Pastor Merril speaks about facing the giant of fear. Much of this outline was from R.T. Kendall in Understanding Theology vol. 3. We apologize for the static that somehow got into the recording and are trying to address it.
The main points of this message are:
  • Godly fear is good (Lv 19:14)
  • Natural fear is good (Mt 4:6)
  • Spirit of fear is not good (2 Tm 1:7)



Who is Giant?

Pastor Merril starts a series on Facing Your Giants with an introduction from the account of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. Here are the main points from this message:
  • Giants Taunt Us – 1 Sam 17:4-9
  • Giants Challenge our Sense of Self – 1 Sam 17:22-28
  • Giants Challenge our Sense of God – 1 Sam 17:45-47
 
Background Music to Intro/Outro: Spark of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com



February 2020

Ways We Listen to God – Being SMART

Pastor Merril concludes this series on Hearing God’s Voice by encouraging us to be SMART when listening to God by looking into James 1:19-25. His main points are:
  • Silence (Jas 1:19-20; Lk 9:18)
  • Meekness (Jas 1:21; Col 3:12-16)
  • Action (Jas 1:22; Jn 7:14-18)
  • Reflection (Jas 1:23-24; Acts 24:14-16)
  • Tenacity (Jas 1:25; Gal 6:9-10)
 
 

Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com




Ways That God Speaks

Pastor Merril shares his top 10 ways that God speaks to His people (in alphabetical order). His main points are:
  • God Speaks in Various Ways (Heb 1:1-2)
  • Angels (Acts 27:23-26)
  • Audible Voice (Acts 9:3-7)
  • Bible (2 Tim 3:16-17)
  • Circumstances (Acts 16:6-8)
  • Conviction (Rom 9:1)
  • Dreams/Visions (Acts 16:9-10)
  • Leaders (Heb 13:17)
  • Prayer – Receiving from God (Acts 13:1-3)
  • Prayer – Declaring from God (1 Cor 14:13-15)
  • Prophetic – (1 Cor 12:7-11)
 

Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

 



Do You Hear Voices?

Pastor Merril continues this series on Hearing God’s Voice by helping us consider various voices that seek to influence us. The main points are:
  • Hebrew Lesson: WaYoMeR
  • God Speaks (Genesis 1:3; John 1:1-5)
  • You Speak (Deuteronomy 8:17-18; Romans 10:5-9)
  • Devils Speak (Matthew 4:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:1-4)
  • The Shepherd Speaks (John 10:1-4; Acts 13:1-3)
  • Checking for ID (1 John 4:1-6)
 

Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com




Communion at the Centre of Christianity

Pastor Merril challenges us with being sheep who listen for the voice of their Shepherd. At the heart of the Christian life and experience is a communion with God–a communication with God. The main points are:
  • Initiation (1 Cor 10:1-5)
  • Purification (1 Cor 10:6-13)
  • Participation (1 Cor 10:14-17)

Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

 



January 2020

Keeping Momentum

At this conclusion to our month of fasting and prayer, Pastor Merril speaks about keeping the momentum and carrying the fast forward. His main points are:
  • Unity in Life
  • Unity in Perspective
  • Peace in Prayer
  • Praise in Thought
  • Practice in Presence
 
 
Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com
 



Prayer in the Raw

Pastor Merril had a death in his family and speaks recognizing that whether you are in a time of fasting and prayer or merely in the midst of life, God wants to encounter us through Prayer in the Raw. His main points are:
  • Barrenness
  • Illness
  • Death & Threat
  • Affliction
  • God’s Plan
  • Hymn: All the Way My Savior Leads Me
 
 
Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com
 



Approachable Power

Continuing this month of fasting and prayer, Pastor Merril speaks about God desiring us to access His presence and power. His main points are:
  • God dwells in unapproachable light
  • Approachable Proclamation
  • Approachable Priest
  • Approachable Power

 

Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com



Components of a 21-Day Fast

As we begin our year with fasting and prayer, Pastor Merril shares and encouraging message about the components of a 21-day fast as seen in the book of Daniel. His main points are:
  • Piety Over Temptation
  • Promise Over Circumstance
  • Perseverance Over Resistance
  • Power Over Weakness
 
Intro/Outro Backgound Music: Spark Of Inspiration by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com