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It’s Time for Your Spiritual Checkup!

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 growing as a…

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

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 believer wrongs him.…

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

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 some spiritual truth).…

Getting There – Keep Going – Part 8 of 8

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 look at how…

Getting There – Through Fellowship – Part 7 of 8

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 us to love…

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

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 talked about how…

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