Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermon - Is Jesus The Only Way - Asking for a Friend series

Is Jesus The Only Way? – Asking for a Friend pt 2

“Is Jesus The Only Way?” — I’m asking for a friend.This challenging question for both Christians and non-Christians can be a loaded one when a position of moral authority is assumed by the asker and/or responder. Small Groups Pastor, Jeremy Woltz, offers a fresh perspective that the question need not be about being right or wrong. Rather, the answer is about the truth of love, grace, and redemption offered by Jesus Christ to each person irrespective of the beliefs of…
Follow Me - Jesus Said pt 4

Follow Me – Jesus Said pt 4

Jesus desires to be your friend. He desires to come into your life and get to know you. He’s not going to barge his way in. He stands at the door of your heart, your mind, your spirit and knocks. It is up to you to invite him in. Follow Him Jesus will then ask you to follow him for he offers life abundantly, hope that surpasses all understanding, love that forgives every single wrong, and eternal life in the…
If You Had Only Known

If Only You Had Known – Jesus Said pt 2

Jesus said many things throughout his life. Some of Jesus’ statements were controversial, intriguing, and even at times confusing, but what if Jesus Said something that could change our lives forever? Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us at https://watch.weag.online If…
Peace in a Season of Crisis

Peace in a Season of Crisis – Time of Your Life pt. 4

Every season of life has new challenges and new opportunities. Join the conversation and discover how you can thrive in every season of life gaining all that God has for you. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us at https://watch.weag.online If…
God Are You Sure

God Are You Sure? – Time of Your Life pt2

Every season of life has new challenges and new opportunities. Can we trust God in every season? When we’re single, married, employed, unemployed, healthy, suffering we can’t help but wonder in every moment of our lives, God are you sure? Watch or listen as Pastor Lisa Eggert shares from God’s word how He desires for us to trust His unfailing love in all circumstances. Join the conversation and discover how you can thrive in every season of life gaining all…
#blessed - Time of Your Life pt1

#blessed – Time of Your Life pt1

Every season of life has new challenges and new opportunities. Join the conversation and discover how you can thrive in every season of life gaining all that God has for you. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us live on Sunday…
It's Personal - In Spirit

In Spirit – It's personal

Jesus may have left the earth physically, but he sent something even better in return. How has the Holy Spirit personally ministered to you and worked through you to share the love of Christ with others? Join in the discussion about this series at https://weag.church/itspersonal/ Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope…
What's Your Lure? It's Personal pt2

What's Your Lure? – It's Personal pt2

Jesus is knocking at the door of our hearts waiting to be invited in. At the same time, there are lures placed in our lives to keep us distracted from inviting Jesus in. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you.
It's Personal wk1 - Knock Knock

It's Personal – Knock Knock

It can become easy to talk about faith from a general sense, but what does your faith look like personally? Jesus knocks at the door of your heart and is waiting to personally change your life to be better than you could ever imagine. You can start by taking the January Challenge… Fast something (give something up that you regularly do or eat) Pray something (pray for something specific that you would like to see God change in you for…
God's Plan Is Worth The Wait

God's Plan Is Worth The Wait

See the Christmas story from the perspective of Simeon. He’s a less mentioned character who can help us see that God’s story is worth waiting for. The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening at WEAG. All are welcome as we draw closer to Christ’s love and grace! About WEAGWhat you’ll find at WEAG is a diverse, vibrant church community in Richmond VA…

How Trust Outweighs Questions

Mary’s perspective can show us that sometimes God will ask us to do things outside of our comfort zone. Even in the midst of pain and hardship, trust needs to outweigh our questions. The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening at WEAG. All are welcome as we draw closer to Christ’s love and grace! About WEAGWhat you’ll find at WEAG is a…
A Life Given To All Or Nothing

A Life Given To All Or Nothing

Giving away parts of our lives or possessions in our lives can be difficult for all of us. We’re taught to think happiness, fulfillment, freedom, and joy are found in “things”, but truly these feelings are found when we’re willing to give our entire lives to God. The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening at WEAG. All are welcome as we draw…
A Life Given In Humility

A Life Given IN Humility

With pride being one of the hardest emotions to battle we need an answer before the fall that’s sure to follow it. Recognizing the power of humility is the key to overcoming pride. Not only does humility keep us from prideful falls, but it also brings us closer to God than anything else. About WEAGWhat you’ll find at WEAG is a diverse, vibrant church community in Richmond VA and online of people just like you. We’ve got real struggles and…
Turn Your Wishes Into Worship

Turn Your Wishes Into Worship – At the Movies with Aladdin

NOTE: Due to copyright license restrictions, the movie clips cited during the sermon will not be shown. Got wishes? Then make them known to God. He wants to hear from you.Just be sure to understand that God isn’t a genie in a lamp. He’s not about to give you everything you want, when you want it, how you want it. But, he still wants to hear it. So, how does this prayer thing really work then? How do we pray…
Don't Let Regret Be Your Endgame

Don’t Let Regret Be Your Endgame: Life Lessons From The Avengers

Your endgame need not be one of regret and despair. Jesus has already won the endgame for you and everyone. He hung on “the gauntlet” of the cross and “snapped his fingers” with a declaration of “It is finished!” to defeat Satan and every pain, loss and regret you would experience. Make Jesus your Endgame! The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening…
While You Wait on God - Shane Schlesman

While You Wait On God – In The Lead pt2

What should you do while you wait on God?Nothing? Anything? Something specific? Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman shares the story of Nehemiah as an illustration of five actions you can take while you wait. Waiting. It’s never welcomed and rarely enjoyable. We’re an impatient species. Fast food. Instant rice. Microwave popcorn. One-click checkout. Express Lanes. Binge-watching.We want everything NOW! Many of us, maybe you too, are not much different when it comes to our relationship with God.You may pray with an…
Re-Discover Joy! | Tony Robinson

Re-Discover Joy! – Joyride pt5

Re-discover joy by knowing and trusting God regardless of your circumstances. Overcome the Joy Jammers of fear, selfishness, bitterness, sin/guilt, and isolation. Pastor Tony Robinson delivers a personal message of struggle and outlines six steps to rediscover joy regardless of your past and life circumstances. Invite your friends along for this final stretch of our summer Joyride journey. Simply share the link to this sermon. Invite your friends along for this final stretch of our summer Joyride journey. Simply share…
Good Enough Sermon Joyride pt4

Think You’re Not Good Enough? – Joyride pt4

So, you think you’re not good enough? You’ve messed up too much? Well, it’s true that you cannot behave your way into heaven. But, the flaming wreckage of your past does not mean you are not good enough for God. Watch, be inspired and share as Pastor Jeremy Woltz relates an unbelievable story of something quite bad he did as a teenager and not feeling good enough to live in joy afterwords. Jeremy will explain from Philippians 3 how unconditional…
Do Something Humiliating - Joyride part 3 sermon

Do Something Humiliating – Joyride pt3

Humiliation Sometimes Precedes Joy Do something humiliating. Wait…what?! Why do that you are likely wondering. We all have one thing that both can bring joy and humiliation.Maybe the reason some of us are not experiencing the joy we want is due to not seeing the humiliations in our lives the way that Jesus would. Watch as Pastor Jamal Jones shares stories of experiencing joy from humility, including a couple of misadventures on his skateboard. Jamal continues the next leg of…
Experience Joy Together Sunday July 7 2019 Service

Joyride Together – A Journey to Joy pt2

Experience joy Together What makes the best joyride experience?A bright, sunny day along the beach? A windy drive through crisp, cool autumn mountain air?Cruising under the lights and sights of city skyscrapers?Regardless of the setting, the best joyrides always have one thing in common … experiencing joy together with friends! Joyrides are better together Living in joy is the same. It’s a team activity. Join us for a Joyride as Pastor Lisa Eggert navigates our journey through the book of…
Unconditional Joy

Unconditional Joy | Joyride pt1 – A Journey to Joy

It’s summer! Time for some fun.And, what better fun than a joyride … to live in joy … all the time, no matter what.Easy? No. Possible? You bet. Joy is not the same as happiness. Being happy is a momentary, external feeling that can disappear in a heartbeat. But, living in joy, that’s steadfast. So, hop on in and ride with us. Feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the warmth that comes from freedom…

I HAVE DECIDED! – Baptized & beautiful

Why get baptized? What does it mean? Is it an act of obedience or something bigger and more important than that? Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers these questions and more about baptism as twenty-two individuals are celebrated for declaring, “I HAVE DECIDED!” Watch or listen as stories are shared from people just like you who decided to follow Jesus’ example. Girls, boys, women, and men of different ethnicities, cultures and spanning three generations publicly profess Jesus Christ to be their…
Beyond A Sermon Q&A #53 - How To Forgive

How To Forgive – Beyond A Sermon Q&A #053

How do you forgive people who have wronged you? Maybe even hurt you? How can you find freedom from the pain and bitterness? It seems impossible, but there is a way. In episode 53 of Beyond A Sermon, WEAG’s weekly Live Q&A program, we deep dive into the effects of bitterness that damages relationships and the healing that delivers freedom. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about forgiving others in really tough situations. Missed the sermon? Watch it here:…

Because You Say So

As the WEAG community celebrates 50 years of transforming lives for Christ, Founding Pastor Dr. Bob Rhoden delivers a message of jubilee for all God has done, thankfulness for all who have been a part, and excitement for what lies ahead. Dr. Rhoden uses WEAG’s history to highlight five takeaways from Jesus’ initial interactions with Peter and the other first disciples as recorded in Luke 5:1-11. He shares how the even despite unfavorable circumstances, we will be astonished at the…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #042

We Are Family – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #42

Shane answers tough questions about the latest sermon, We Are Family, while also reiterating that WEAG is a family that has your back when you invite others into our house. Watch episode #042 of Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A as Shane tackles these questions… Why should ALL WEAGers embrace being a family of love in which grace is extended and love is lived? What will that mean for them? What do you mean when you say, WEAG will have your back…
Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman

We Are Family

WHAT MAKES THE CHURCH APPEALING? We are family: a house of love and truth.Neither of which are in conflict with the other nor necessitate a delicate balancing act. Rather, both may be lived and extended in fullness when we allow God to work in and through every relationship we have with both Christians and those who are far from God. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman continues to explore what it means to be a Living Legacy as he delivers part eight…

Many Fields Few Workers – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #41

Are you ready to be a worker for God? To venture into the fields of harvest at home or abroad? As a church family, Pastor Shane unveiled a new Mission and Vision as WEAG celebrates fifty years of transforming lives around the world. In this week’s interview to “deep-dive” into the sermon, Many Fields But Few Workers, Shane addresses these questions about being a worker every day… Why was it necessary to kick-off WEAG 3.0 with a new Mission and…

So Many Fields and So Few Workers

Living legacy series part seven | Shane Schlesman Whether or not you have a green thumb, you are able to sow spiritual every day in whatever field you find yourself. God’s work is available to you to be a part in. In this seventh segment of the Living Legacy series, Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman unveils five ‘rules’ for transforming the lives God leads you in contact with. Through personal examples and the insights of John Maxwell, Shane challenges us to…

En·rich Your Transformation – Be A New You

It’s a new year. Be a new you! In 90 seconds, you can embark on a journey of lasting transformation.Don’t just make goals, keep them!How? Dr. Dave DeMasters condenses years of counseling and a multi-week life transforming course into 40 minutes that will change your life. Dave will share a proven three-step process for keeping goals that all starts with God and your thinking. So, go ahead, make those new year resolutions. You’ll be empowered to see them through this…

Declare a TRUCE! How to nurture peace in your life.

Are you tired of being at war with others? Ready for peace in your life? In your relationships? Want to be an advocate for healthy conversations? Tony reveals the World War I state of social media interactions. He describes the destructive outcome of being entrenched in our perspectives and lobbing ammo at others we can’t even see. Tony goes on to share how we can be agents of change to instead en·rich our lives and that of others both online…
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