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A Two-Sided Coin - 05.20.17

Our fourth and last Pillar of Hope is actually a two-sided coin: evangelism and discipleship. The two go hand in hand. T...
Our fourth and last Pillar of Hope is actually a two-sided coin: evangelism and discipleship. The two go hand in hand. They are both equally important. We cannot have one without the other. Pastor Dudley Rutherford explains why we value evangelism and why every believer must be actively engaged in sharing their faith. He also outlines the importance of maturing in the faith through discipleship, and the fruit we will see in the life of a mature and growing believer. Ultimately, it’s all about making Christ followers.
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford
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A Two-Sided Coin - 05.20.17

Our fourth and last Pillar of Hope is actually a two-sided coin: evangelism and discipleship. The two go hand in hand. They are both equally important...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

The Holy Spirit of God - 05.13.17

The Holy Spirit might seem mysterious or strange to some, but to the Christian, the Holy Spirit should be a tremendous source of joy and strength when...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

It's All About The Word - 05.06.17

Has anyone ever asked you why you believe the Bible to be true? If you’ve ever struggled to answer that question, this sermon offers a comprehensive...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

It's All About Jesus - Part 2 - 04.29.17

In Part 2 of the first sermon preached in the new worship facility at Shepherd Church, Porter Ranch—and the first sermon in our Pillars of Hope seri...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

It's All About Jesus - Part 1 - 04.23.17

In the first sermon preached in the new worship facility at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch—and the first sermon in our Pillars of Hope series—Pas...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

They Never Saw It Coming - 04.14.17

The first Resurrection Day carried many surprises to everyone who saw the risen Lord with their own eyes. Though it seemed like the story was over and...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spending Time With God - 2017 - 04.08.17

When you love someone, you want to spend time with that person. Time is one of the truest measures of our love, and the same holds true in our relatio...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

New Life in Christ - 2017 - 04.01.17

There is a connection between what we believe and how we behave. One of the best chapters in the Bible that makes a case for this important point is C...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

When You're Running On Empty - 03.25.17

Pastor Dudley Rutherford outlines five things to do when you’re running on empty emotionally and spiritually, by examining Psalm 141.
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Hope For All - 03.18.17

In Acts 27:13-25, a great storm overtakes the ship upon which Paul, some other prisoners, and a centurion were sailing on their way to Crete. After ma...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Seeking the Lost - 2017 - 03.11.17

What matters most to God? When the Pharisees criticized Jesus for welcoming sinners in Luke 15, Jesus gave them three parables back to back to show th...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Know the Cost of Following Jesus - 2017 - 03.04.17

Somewhere along the way in America, we have convinced ourselves that Christianity is easy. That all you have to do is go to church a couple of times a...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spiritual Warfare - Finale - 02.26.17

In the final message of our Spiritual Warfare miniseries (within the Trophies of Grace series), Pastor Dudley Rutherford explains the offensive weapon...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spiritual Warfare - Part 3 - Defensive Weapons - 02.18.17

In battle, a soldier needs to have on his or her armor to protect from the enemy’s attacks. The same is true in spiritual battle. In Ephesians 6:11-...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spiritual Warfare - Part 2 - 02.11.17

One of the first steps to winning a battle is to know your enemy. In part two of our mini-series on Spiritual Warfare, Pastor Dudley Rutherford expose...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spiritual Warfare - Part 1 - 02.04.17

There are two extremes in how people view the devil: The first extreme is that demons are responsible for every single unfortunate event that occurs. ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherfoed

Imitators of God - 01.27.17

What is love? What is the key to lasting, loving relationships? Our world sends mixed and confusing messages about love, but what is God’s truth on ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Characteristics of a Christ Follower - 01.21.17

Do you stand out from the rest of the world? When people look at you, can they tell you are a follower of Jesus Christ? Pastor Dudley Rutherford detai...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

12,000 Ministers and Counting - 01.14.17

So far in the Trophies of Grace series, we’ve discussed the first three chapters of Ephesians, which details who we are in Christ and the spiritual ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Overcoming Temptation - 2017 - 01.07.17

When Jesus was fasting in the wilderness, the devil seized the perfect opportunity to tempt Him in three ways: 1.) His flesh with food, 2.) His ego wi...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Following Jesus - 2017 - 12.30.16

What does it mean to be a true follower of Jesus Christ? In today’s world, people follow celebrities, authors, and politicians on social media, but ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Christmas Eve - 12.23.16

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Shepherd
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Waiting for the Christ of Christmas - 12.17.16

Two important figures that Nativity scenes miss are Simeon and Anna in Luke 2:25-40. Both were filled with the Holy Spirit and anticipating the arriva...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Breaking Down the Walls of Hostility - 12.10.16

It seems as though there is so much division, hurt, and hostility in our world today. We were made in God’s image, and yet we often harbor feeling o...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

One Amazing Story - 12.03.16

If there is someone in your life you’ve been wanting to share the Gospel with, this is the message for you! Using Ephesians 2:1-10, one of the most ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Are We Living in the Last Days? - 11.26.16

Is the end near? Is Jesus Christ coming back soon? Pastor Dudley examines the Scriptures and the signs of the times in which we are living to answer t...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

How Do I Forgive? - 11.18.16

Forgiveness is a trademark of our Christian faith, yet many believers find themselves holding on to bitterness and resentment against someone who has ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

I Keep Asking - 11.13.16

Like a persistent son or daughter with a singular goal in mind, Paul kept asking God to bless the believers in Ephesus with five important things. Pas...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

The Bible's Longest Sentence - 11.06.16

Continued from the previous message, Pastor Dudley shares four more spiritual blessings that belong to believers through Jesus Christ’s work on the ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Riches in Christ - 10.30.16

Christians have limitless resources in Jesus Christ, and yet many of us live as paupers. It is important for us to see and accept these resources, or ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Trophies of Grace - 10.22.16

Pastor Dudley introduces the “Trophies of Grace” series, a study through the book of Ephesians, giving some important background to the ancient ci...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Soul Winning - 2016 - 10.15.16

Jesus’ last words were recorded in Matthew 28:18-20, and in them we find the essence of soul winning! It is: - to go and make disciples of all ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Spiritual Fervor - 2016 - 10.08.16

Do you believe the modern-day church needs more passion, more power, more devotion? Pastor Dudley shares three keys that contributed to the incredible...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Authentic Worship - 2016 - 09.30.16

What is authentic worship? How can we come before the Lord with pure hands and a pure heart? Pastor Dudley examines Hebrews 12:28-29 and outlines how ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

No One Can Fathom - 2016 - 09.25.16

No one can fathom the greatness of God, yet He invites us into a powerful partnership with Him when we give generously of our time, talent, and treasu...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Submit and Encourage One Another - 09.17.16

Submission is often one of those uncomfortable biblical topics that most would like to avoid. It’s difficult to consider laying down one’s rights ...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Forgive and Honor One Another - 09.10.16

Have you ever been hurt, wronged, or offended by someone? Have you ever been betrayed or stolen from? Most likely, simply pondering these questions br...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Accept and Be Kind to One Another - 09.03.16

Pastor Dudley kicks off the Double Dare series by unpacking Romans 15:7, which admonishes believers to accept one another. But in a world that preache...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

Rizpah - 2016 - 08.27.16

By highlighting a dramatic but little-known story in 2 Samuel 21, Pastor Dudley shares the strength of a mother’s love for her sons and he challenge...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

One More Night with the Frogs - 2016 - 08.20.16

Pastor Dudley highlights a curious detail in Exodus 8 when Pharaoh was confronted with a plague of frogs because he would not let God’s people go. P...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

David's Mighty Men - 2016 - 08.13.16

What makes a man—or woman—mighty? By examining the story of King David’s mighty men in 1 Chronicles 11, Pastor Dudley extracts the qualities and...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford

How to Fire Your Preacher - 2016 - 08.06.16

Preaching the Word of God is the greatest job in the world. However it does not come without its challenges—discouragement, criticism, and oppositio...
Speaker: Pastor Dudley Rutherford