Watermark Audio: The Porch Channel

Sinopse

This podcast is a production of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, USA. Watermark exists to be and make more fully devoted followers of Christ, looking to God's Word as our only authority, conscience and guide.

Episódios

  • Episode Seven: Jealousy

    Episode Seven: Jealousy

    07/07/2020

    You’ve probably heard that "comparison is the thief of joy.” As cliche as it sounds, it’s true. Jealousy robs us of life when we compare our lives to others, so we end up missing out. In this message, we look at Matthew 20 to learn where the deeper problem of jealousy comes from so we can put an end to it before it becomes deadly.

  • Episode Six: Lust

    Episode Six: Lust

    30/06/2020

    Culture introduced us to sex before we even knew how to handle it. Sexual sin and lust are the source of pain and regret for many of us, so it’s important to know the deadly dangers it can lead to. In this message, we talk about the cause of lust, what is costs us, and how we can cure it.

  • Episode Five: Greed

    Episode Five: Greed

    23/06/2020

    Greed works in secret and often disguises itself so we don’t even know it’s there. God gives us good gifts, but what we do with them says a lot about us. In this message, we unpack what Jesus has to say in Luke 12 about how to fight the deadly sin of greed.

  • Episode Four: Anger

    Episode Four: Anger

    16/06/2020

    Anger actually isn’t always a bad thing, but sinful anger can be as destructive as a fire. It doesn’t start from the outside but begins from inside of us, and we may not even realize it. In this message, we learn where anger comes from, what it leads to, and how to heal from it.

  • Episode Two: Self-indulgence

    Episode Two: Self-indulgence

    09/06/2020

    Self-indulgence is a silent killer that shows up subtly in our lives through laziness and gluttony. Whether we tend to avoid responsibilities, lack effort at work, or overindulge on the weekends, it will affect our career, relationships, and future. In this message, we talk about how to identify the ways we self-indulge and learn how we can change it.

  • Episode One: Pride

    Episode One: Pride

    02/06/2020

    Every sin is deadly, but pride is the one at the root of them all. It’s not always clear if someone struggles with pride, yet we all have it. If you don’t think this applies to you, it might be exactly what you need to hear. In this message, we look at Philippians 2 to see what pride is, what it leads to, and how we can cure it.

  • Pilot

    Pilot

    26/05/2020

    Did you know there was something called the “seven deadly sins”? Does that mean sins can actually kill you? In this message, we are uncovering what sin is, what it costs us, and why it doesn’t disqualify us, but rather makes us the perfect candidate for the love of God.

  • Take Off the Mask

    Take Off the Mask

    19/05/2020

    Many of us wear masks in order to cover up our pain, struggles, and mistakes. We hide who we are from people out of fear, and are only left with feelings of loneliness and shame. In this message, we talk about how we can take off the mask when we have authentic community with people who know us fully.

  • God Is Love and People Go to Hell

    God Is Love and People Go to Hell

    12/05/2020

    One question many people have is "How can a loving God send people to Hell?” If you’re going to reject Christianity because of this, at least learn the truth about what Hell is and who will be there. In this message, we explain how it's true that God is love and people still go to Hell.

  • Science Doesn’t Contradict Christianity

    Science Doesn’t Contradict Christianity

    05/05/2020

    It’s been said that science contradicts Christianity. Many think embracing science will unravel their faith, but we’re confidently making the claim that this isn’t true. In this message, we fact check this statement to show how science points us to God, not away from Him.

  • Christianity Is the Only True Religion

    Christianity Is the Only True Religion

    28/04/2020

    Many say that all religions lead to God and you’re narrow-minded if you think otherwise. If this is true, how can we claim that Christianity is the only true religion? In this message, we examine that Christianity is not just a way but THE way.

  • The Bible Is the Words of God

    The Bible Is the Words of God

    21/04/2020

    Some say the Bible is outdated and unreliable, yet we as Christians claim it’s the foundation we build our lives upon. So how can we know for sure that it's trustworthy? We’re putting it to the test. In this message, we present the facts that support the Bible being the true words of God.

  • God is Good and Bad Things Happen

    God is Good and Bad Things Happen

    14/04/2020

    It’s common to wonder, how can God be good when so many bad things happen in the world? Questions like this can chip away at us over time and lead to doubt, so it’s important to answer this for ourselves. In this message, we learn how Christianity explains how bad things happen and actually points to the fact that God is still good.

  • Super Single and Not Able to Mingle

    Super Single and Not Able to Mingle

    07/04/2020

    In this season of quarantine, being single and not able to mingle is a struggle for many. We all want to go back to normalcy, but we shouldn’t waste the time we have and miss what God is trying to teach us. In this message, we learn two ways that we can succeed in this unique season of singleness if we choose to use our circumstances for a greater purpose.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    31/03/2020

    You simply can’t win the game if you don’t know the rules. In this message, we look at chapters 7 through 10 of Esther and see how to live a successful life full of purpose - even when things seem chaotic. Although you can’t always see it, God is moving the pieces of life together for good.

  • Fairy-tale Faith

    Fairy-tale Faith

    24/03/2020

    Many of us have embraced false ideas related to faith. Do you have a fairy-tale faith or true faith in Christ? In this message, we look at chapters 5 and 6 of Esther to learn about three ideas that we tend to falsely believe.

  • Imperfect Peace: Dealing with Anxiety During A Pandemic

    Imperfect Peace: Dealing with Anxiety During A Pandemic

    17/03/2020

    As our world faces the pandemic of COVID-19, it’s easy to feel anxious and fearful in the midst of uncertainty. The chaos has made it clear that many of us have imperfect peace instead of a peace that surpasses all understanding. In this message, we look at how the Bible says we should respond to anxiety and how we can find peace - even if it’s imperfect.

  • Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    10/03/2020

    I bet you didn't realize that the book of Esther has something in common with the show "Making a Murderer." In this message, we introduce the villain of the story in chapters 3-4 and talk about our purpose. Are you missing it or are you embracing the significant purpose God has given you?

  • The Bachelor: Persia Edition

    The Bachelor: Persia Edition

    03/03/2020

    The story of Esther is often misunderstood, but it actually describes an imperfect woman that God used despite her brokenness. Think about all the messiness and drama of "The Bachelor" meshed with “The Princess Diaries,” and you get Esther. In this message, we look at the first two chapters to see how God is at work in the details and tragedies of life. Even when it looks like He is hidden, we can be assured that God is always there.

  • The Decision is Yours

    The Decision is Yours

    25/02/2020

    It’s easy to think that your 20s don’t really matter, but the truth is that what you do today will matter tomorrow. In this message, we learn how to own our faith now and impact the next decade of our lives. The decision is yours: Will you go through life just getting by or choose to go all in with Christ?

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