Not My King

If Jesus is my King, then ______________ isn't.

Sometimes we call Jesus King, but then we allow other things to rule our lives, including destructive emotions. But if Jesus is truly our King, then fear isn't; if Jesus is our King, then anger, and pride, insecurity, and greed aren't. "Not My King" is a seven-week sermon and small group series designed to help people surrender everything to the One who can best rule our hearts.


We encourage you to utilize these resources for our series. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.


Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by the end of day on Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.


Our daily word of encouragement videos also reinforce what is taught on Sunday mornings. You can access our videos on social media, the home page of our website, in our enewsletter, and on our YouTube channel.


Listen to some of the worship songs that we sing on Sundays from our Spotify playlist. It's a great way to engage in worship while you drive, do chores, or exercise, and it's also a way to fill your home with truth and peace and joy.
If you don't have a Spotify account, sign up for Spotify HERE.


RightNow Media is a digital video library you have free access to through Ventura Missionary. We encourage you to use this library for your own discipleship, and to share content with anyone in your life who is looking for hope, truth, and help in topics such as marriage, parenting, and other common life experiences. Do a search on our weekly topics and find some great supplemental material. There is also great content for kids! 


Fear and Anxiety from the Desiring God by John Piper

Anger from the Desiring God by John Piper

Anger from the Gospel Coalition

Anger Must Fall by Louie Giglio (Get free access through the RightNow Media link on this page)

Pride and Humility from the Desiring God by John Piper

Pride from the Gospel Coalition

Humility from the Gospel Coalition
Greed from the Desiring God by John Piper

Greed from the Gospel Coalition

Insecurity from the Desiring God by John Piper

Shame from the Desiring God by John Piper

Jealousy from the Desiring God by John Piper

Jealousy from the Gospel Coalition
*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding  about our teaching series.