Parable of the Mustard Seed: Small Doesn't Mean Insignificant
In this episode, Pastor Terry Crist looks at the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast. Do not despise the day of seemingly small things or beginnings; God will use it to bring forth something that is far greater than you could have ever imagined.
Parable of the Weeds: Patience Doesn't Mean Passivity
In this episode, Terry Crist unpacks the parable of the weeds. This parable is talking about patience. Jesus is the hope for this broken world, and while we wait on Him, we must ask ourselves are we wheat or are we weeds?
Parable of the Sower: Good Soil Produces a Generous Harvest
Terry Crist focuses on the parable of the sower, sometimes called the parable of the soil. The health of your soul and spirit will determine how you grow in your faith. If you allow God's word to work in your heart, it will produce a generous harvest in every single area of your life.
Parable of the Wineskins: Your Old Way Can't Hold the New You
In this episode, Terry Crist explores the parable of the bridegroom, the garment, and the wineskins. Jesus is challenging us to change. Change can be hard, but if we want the blessings of the Kingdom Jesus speaks of, we need to be all in.
The parables Jesus told hold the potential to change your life. Join Terry Crist as he begins a new series where we are given context to what parables are, what parables are meant to accomplish, and how we can study them that leads to a personal revelation and our own spiritual formation.
Terry Crist, Lead Pastor of Hillsong Phoenix, talks about the Kingdom of God, and how Jesus came to this world to bring and establish His kingdom. As followers of Jesus, we are living in the in-between, upside-down, kingdom of God.
Lead Pastor of Hillsong Phoenix, Terry Crist, discusses the fall of man. When humanity broke their relationship to the King, their relationship to each other and to creation was damaged. Yet through it all, God had a plan of salvation.
In this episode, Terry Crist, Lead Pastor of Hillsong Phoenix, teaches on the story of creation. He discusses the calling of human beings, as image-bearers of Christ, to represent Him in the world and to see and treat others as reflections of God.
Pastor Terry Crist, Lead Pastor of Hillsong Phoenix, teaches us about the Mosaic covenant. To understand this covenant, Pastor Terry delves deeper into the relationship between the nation of Israel and God.
From theocracy to monarchy, Pastor Terry Crist discusses Israel’s transition from being ruled by God to being ruled by a human king. All human kings are flawed, but God sends Jesus who is everything God had promised.
Terry Crist teaches on The Kingdom and The Exile. We learn about what happens to Israel after they keep breaking their covenant with God, and how exile is also an opportunity for them to be a blessing to the nations they go into. Just as we should to be a blessing to the people around us.
Terry Crist continues this season of Café Theology with “The Return of the King”. Unpacking Jesus’ ministry and his announcements of the arrival of God’s kingdom. Jesus invited everyone into His kingdom through salvation which is brought by repentance and faith in Jesus.
Our lives flip upside-down when we enter into Jesus’ kingdom. In the Kingdom of Heaven, God sets the rules and we must give up our old ways to enter. Join Terry Crist, Lead Pastor at Hillsong Phoenix, as he discusses Kingdom perspective and the heart and soul of the Kingdom of God.
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Pastor Terry Crist teaches on Jesus’ first message in the synagogue and His invitation to all people to enter the Kingdom of God. Pastor Terry talks about our calling as people of the Kingdom of God and how we are meant to help heal a hurting world.
Pastor Terry Crist concludes this season of Café Theology speaking on “The Future Kingdom”. Pastor Terry reflects on the invitation at the end of the book of Revelation and on the final Kingdom as a new creation.
Pastor Terry Crist starts this season of Cafe Theology with "The Jesus Story". Terry talks about how Jesus' life and what he did shapes our view of God. His actions influenced not just the church, but all of society.
Pastor Terry Crist continues this season of Cafe Theology with "Who is Jesus?". Terry looks at who Jesus was historically, and who He is to us personally now. Christians often try to conform Jesus into the image we want Him to be.
Pastor Terry Crist continues this season of Cafe Theology with "Jesus, the Family Man”. Jesus' family was probably just like our families, with all its challenges and relational conflict. Being close to Jesus, helps us to be better members of our own families.
Pastor Terry Crist continues this season of Cafe Theology with “Jesus, the Rabbi”. Terry explores the life of Jesus as a teacher - the teachings of Jesus were very controversial, and challenged what the religious teachers of the day were teaching.
Terry Crist continues this season of Cafe Theology with "Jesus, the Approachable Priest". Jesus broke the cultural norm and was incredibly approachable, while the rabbi's and priests of the day prided themselves on being separate from people.