August 10, 2020

08.09.2020_Fasting Part 2

Jason continues our focus on the theme of fasting, including a look at what is described as True Fasting in Isaiah 58.
Teaching: Jason English
August 9, 2020
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Isaiah 58.1-10
“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God. They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them. 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’ “Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers. 4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. 9 Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Matthew 25.35-40
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

August 3, 2020

08.02.2020_Fasting Part 1

Teaching Pastor Jason English teaches the first of a two-part teaching on fasting according to Isaiah 58. 

Next Generations Director Ethan Hardin takes a look at a form of national pride named exceptionalism, essentially believing one's national story is above rebuke. It is not unique to America. In fact, ancient Israel struggled with it. Is exceptionalism benign or healthy for corporate spirituality? Ethan takes a look at three prophets (Isaiah, Amos, and Jonah) and how God spoke to this issue when Israel became overly proud. When our national and corporate storytelling ignores injustice, it breeds pride. Pride breeds spiritual blindness. And the fruit of spiritual blindness is naive exceptionalism. The Church is invited into a story of humility. To begin adopting God's bigger and better story, lament is the appropriate response to the corporate sin of exceptionalism.

Pastor Graham Aitken teaches on hope and perseverance as we participate in God's reconciling work in the world. Based on Isaiah 40.

Teaching Pastor Jason English teaches on corporate repentance and rest based on Isaiah 30. 

Teaching Pastor Jason English continues with our focus on uncovering racist doctrine. This morning's focus is a close look at how racist false doctrine claimed that black people are cursed.

Teaching Pastor Jason English continues our attempt to uncover racist doctrine. This week is a focus on how white Christian justified slavery through a twisting and manipulation of Bible verses.

Teaching Pastor Jason English candidly and openly discusses racist doctrines that have been created over the years. In part 1, Jason addresses the false doctrine that was created against interracial marriage.

June 11, 2020

06.07.2020_Is This Us?

Pastor Reggie Hunt from Cornerstone Summit Church and Teaching Pastor Jason English from theHeart give a joint message providing a Biblical response to racial injustice.

June 11, 2020

05.31.2020_Pentecost

Teaching Pastor Jason English teaches about the history and fulfilled meaning of the holiday. And we hear our benediction in multiple languages from people that are part of THEHEART extended family.

Voices:

French - Haley Mullins

Kinyarwanda - Alex Nsengimana

Spanish - Maria McDowell

Spanish - Hannah Williams

Hebrew - Ethan Hardin

Arabic - Ahmad Alhomsi

Russian - David Thompson

Spanish - Carol Ascencio

Haitian Creole - Robert Higgins

Spanish - Macon Atkinson

French - Graham Aitken

Arabic - Sonya Page

Arabic - Hana Gobran.

Song: Benediction from THEHEART Heirloom Album.

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