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Priorities for Living

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY As we begin a new year, it is the ideal season for us as a church to re-examine and determine our priorities. We find some guidance in Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica, a letter written to a growing group of Christians who were not so different from […]

It’s Time for Your Spiritual Checkup!

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary The Christian life is meant to be one of progress and growth. 2 Peter 3:18 says: “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” How can we know if we are making real spiritual progress, and not merely deceiving ourselves with spiritual activity? You are […]

Jesus’ Parables – Lessons to Live By – The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant – Part 2 of 5 – September 18, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY In Matthew 18:21-35, we find a parable that focuses on forgiveness. From it we can glean several principles that will enable us to set others, as well as ourselves, free, as we extend forgiveness. In this passage, Peter asks Jesus about his obligation to forgive when a “brother” or fellow […]

Jesus’ Parables – Lessons to Live By – The Parable of the Sower – Part 1 or 5 – September 11, 2016

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Have you ever wondered why some people are open to spiritual truth, whereas others are not? Well, Jesus explained the answer to this mystery through a parable found in Luke chapter 8:4-15, “The Parable of the Sower” (a parable is a story taken from common, everyday life, used to convey […]

Getting There – Keep Going – Part 8 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary In our eight-part series “Getting There,” we have stated that the goal of the Christian life is to become more like Jesus Christ in his character and values. To do so, we must imitate his lifestyle, incorporating the spiritual disciplines that he practiced and modeled for his disciples. Today, let’s […]

Getting There – Through Fellowship – Part 7 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Sermon Summary In our journey to become more like Christ, real transformation occurs as we allow God’s life to flow through us as we practice those spiritual disciplines which Jesus taught and modeled. One of these disciplines is Biblical fellowship: a deep relational connecting with other believers that intentionally encourages […]

Growing Through Trials – Part 2 of 13

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary Trials are an inevitable part of the human experience here on earth; suffering is a part of life. Despite our protests, it is sometimes God’s will that we suffer (1 Peter 4:19). But God doesn’t want us to merely go through trials; He wants us to grow through trials. Throughout […]

Fully Devoted – Part 5 of 6: How Do I Relate to Others in My Spiritual Family?

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary How would God have me relate to other believers in my spiritual family? What should that really look like? On the night that Jesus knew he was going to die, he had a very significant conversation with his disciples. Jesus didn’t talk about strategy; he didn’t talk about doctrine, he […]

How to Listen to a Sermon

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary God speaks today with just as much authority and clarity as he did in Biblical times, but he speaks to us today through the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible isn’t the product of human imagination, or ingenuity, or creativity. When you open the pages of your Bible, you do […]

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