“Worshipping Through Suffering” – The Book Of Job

 “Worshipping Through Suffering” – The Book Of Job March 23rd 2014 – Branches Church – Huntington Beach, CA. From the “Worthy” series, what does it mean to “Lament”? Is it a form of worship? Are we pursuing God? Is He present? What can we learn from Job, and the Nation of Israel, as they faced […]

Do you “Seek First The Kingdom”?

“Seek First The Kingdom” – Luke 13:10-21 – Branches Church HB – May 28th 2017 As believers, now that we have been “hidden in Christ” do we continue to “Seek first The Kingdom”? Why would Jesus call us to do this, and if we do or don’t, will it make a difference? “In this message, Brian Sumner […]

Evangelism, a lost art?

“Missions exists because worship doesn’t” writes John Piper.               And how true this statement is. At a time when the American church, often looks more like a launching pad for Entrepreneurial Pastors, a place to set trends, or as competing arenas for filling seats, is it possible we have missed what we find at the […]

Is God Jealous?

“Is God Jealous?”  Richard Dawkins and Oprah have both settled on their understanding of The God of the Bible, and His being “jealous”. Are they, like many, basing their findings on opinion, or what God Himself choses to reveal to us about His Jealous character?    Some years ago I partnered with a friends ministry […]

Based on Luke 8:40-56, we look at how “Jesus Restores”.

The Woman with the issue of blood, and Jairus’s daughter? What do we see in these stories that reveals the restoration Jesus brings? As we close out Luke chapter 8, Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a woman who was sick. Defying societal expectations, Jesus does a healing for two people on opposite sides […]