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Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Growing God’s Way – Through Bible Study

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY Matthew 4:4 Spiritual maturity looks like Jesus. He is our role model and the standard against which all humanity is measured, because He is the only person who has ever lived whose life was perfectly aligned with God’s will (Matthew 22:37-39). When we look at the news, we are confronted […]

Growing God’s Way – An Introduction

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail SERMON SUMMARY 1 Timothy 4:7-10 As a pastor, I have conversations with lots of people. One thing I’ve learned it that most of use are disappointed with how things have turned out in life. We’re disappointed that we haven’t done a better job preparing for retirement, that we haven’t been a better […]

Spiritual Checkup

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

It’s Time for Your Spiritual Checkup!

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

Getting There – Through Bible Study – Part 2 of 8

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail Sermon Summary As followers of Christ, we are trying to become like Jesus. That is God’s will for us. He is our role model. He is the standard against which all humanity is measured. And that is because He is the only person who has ever lived, whose life was perfectly aligned […]

Growing Through Trials – Part 2 of 13

Share with Friends…FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail 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 […]

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