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Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Growing God’s Way – Let’s Keep it Going

SERMON SUMMARY Today’s message marks the end of a seven part series that we have entitled, “Growing God’s Way.” The question we have tried to answer in this series is this: How do we become more like Christ? First, Jesus said, “You must be born again.” Salvation sets the needed spiritual foundation. To grow in…

Growing God’s Way – Through Fellowship

SERMON SUMMARY 1 Corinthians 1:9 When many of us think of “fellowship”, we envision what happened in millions of American homes last Sunday—things such as Super Bowl parties. Food, friends, fun. And to be honest, that is a sort of fellowship—a friendly relationship centered around some common interest. But the Bible points to an obstacle…

Growing God’s Way – Through Prayer

SERMON SUMMARY Matthew 6:5-13 Real life-change is found in practicing the spiritual disciplines that Jesus himself practiced and taught his disciples. Prayer is one of those critical spiritual disciplines. Prayer is vital to spiritual health and offers many spiritual benefits. Luke 5 tells us that “Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and…

Growing God’s Way – Through Bible Study

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 with the consequences…

Growing God’s Way – An Introduction

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 husband or wife,…

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…

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.…

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