In this series, Pastor Jordan Easley tackles 5 major issues that can often shackle us, hold us back, and rob us from a experiencing the joy of life. Watch each message and learn of you can escape the cages you may find yourself in right now.
Message 1 – Escaping the Cage of Stress
J. Vernon McGee says, “Distress indicates pressure.” And the truth is, the pressures of this life are great. What we need when life gets stressful is the encouragement of the Lord. Psalm 50:15 says, “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Are you feeling stressed? Has your stress turned into a chronic, “lifestyle” type of stress? If so, I have good news for you. The same promise God gave in Psalm 50 is accessible to you today. In this message, we’ll dive deeper into the truth that if you will call on Him, give Him your stress, give Him your worries, He will deliver you as only He can.
Message 2 – Escaping the Cage of Worry
Do you worry? If you answered yes to that question, let me ask you another question, has your worry ever done any good? Someone once said, “worry is like a treadmill…it’s something that wears you out and doesn’t take you anywhere.” Worry is something that freezes you in life and prevents you from being free. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:32. “I would like you to be free from concern.” Are you free from concern? If not, then listen closely. When you trust God fully, you do not have to worry, and you do not have to be robbed of the life He wants you to live. In this message, we’re going to dive deeper into the topic of worry, learn how to escape the cage of worry, and instead live life fully trusting God.
Message 3 – Escaping the Cage of Fear
Fear is something that we all deal with no matter who you are or what stage of life you are in. There’s always something to be afraid of, worried about, or anxious over. But if you are a follower of Jesus, you don’t have to be a slave to your fear. Instead, you can find freedom and escape the cage of fear. Paul tells us that Christ didn’t give us a spirit of fear. God does not desire that you live your life in fear; that is against His will. Whatever it is that you are fearful of, God wants to rescue you from your fear today! In this message, we’re going to take a closer look at the steps we need to take if we want to escape the cage of fear.
Message 4 – Escaping the Cage of Pride
Andrew Murray said, “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” That was true in the days of Jeremiah as we see in our key passage of Scripture, and the same is true for us today. If you want to live the life God intended for you, if you want to chase your divine destiny, you must let your pride die. God cannot bless those who are prideful, and you cannot go on this journey alone. God has plans for you greater than anything you could possibly imagine. But first, you must let your pride die. In this message, we’re going to be answering some tough questions about pride, and, as we do, we will learn how to overcome our pride with the help of Jesus so that we might live lives marked by humility.
Message 5 – Escaping the Cage of Anger & Bitterness
Rarely does an angry person realize that their anger is based on an irrational perception of the world. Think about that…at the root of our anger is a skewed perception of reality. And when anger distorts our reality, we can’t rationalize, comprehend, or make good decisions because our emotions take control of our actions. And when you live your life like that, with that kind of anger in your heart, you find yourself in a cage, unable to experience freedom and unable to live the life God designed you to live. But there is hope. There is a way to escape the cage of anger and bitterness, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
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