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INTRODUCTION Last week we seen a few marks that Paul had in his life, and these marks are marks that I want in my life everyday and I pray that you would as well. PAUL HAD THE MARK OF: — A thankful heart – (v.3) — Prayer – (v.4) — Joy – (v.4) — Fellowship – (v.5) — Confidence in God’s salvation – (v.6)…
Do Hard Things Love and Pray for Your Enemies How much time do I spend praying for those who have wronged me? I asked myself this question and came to the conclusion not much. We in America don’t often have what you would call an enemy. In the OT Goliath and the Philistines would be considered enemies.…
Ordinary People: Radical joy
Sometimes our sanctification feels like weight loss. There's a temptation to plateau and coast through the Christian life instead of being in step with the Holy Spirit's leading. In the last half of Philippians 3, Paul mirrors the Christian life to a runner in a race. We must forget what lies behind and strive toward what lies ahead.
Nathan Sehi • Sermon • • 165 views
Peter challenged the believers to love one another in 1 Peter 1:22-25. Peter expands on the Word and this love in 1 Peter 2:1-3. Peter gives us the basic components for how to purify the love in our relationships: purge them of sin, purify them with the Word, and purpose your actions in God's kindness. (Part 1 - Cleanse your Love)
Introduction: Purpose #1 - That their hearts might be encouraged 1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of…
Judges: A Modern Day Spiral Downward
God disciplines His people through his word,through their experiences and through punishment,so that they may live in ways pleasing to Him.
5 Questions Concerning Your Spiritual Growth
Understanding that God knows you and how well you know God will help answer how you are doing with God.
2 Peter: Spiritual Maturity... Knowledge, Grace, & Growth
As we see Peter writing this letter he has come a long way from the disciple who denied Christ and had a conversation on the seashore... Peter... A Bond Servant An Apostle He has been tempered by time, life and ministry He has become a key leader and over time has become unwavering for the Gospel of…
Paul’s goal, his prayer, and his labor was for these saints to be mature believers in Christ. He wanted them to be firm, steadfast, complete, grounded in Christ alone as a means for their sanctification. Our sanctification is possible because of Christ. Our sanctification is possible only through Christ.…
The Epistle of James: A Call to Spiritual Maturity
Text - What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for…
Scripture has been given by God to lead people to faith and salvation. Through Scripture believers are nurtured in faith and led to spiritual maturity.
The Book of Colossians
Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 65 views • 26:47
God calls all of us to strive to grow and serve Him. If we are not careful we can end up thinking this growing and serving can earn us salvation. Christian maturity is not found in a system of rules and regulations with neat little boxes we can check. We grow when we walk with Christ, abide in Him, serve God and yield to the Holy Spirit.
What is the church?
I have heard this said of the local church, “A church is one bad pastor away from crumbling into liberalism.” In other words, if I the pastor were to die tomorrow, and you all were left with the decision to call a new pastor, if you make the wrong choice the consequences could be devastating for the…
Jeff Brown • Sermon • • 52 views
Spiritual Maturity The Worthy Life - Part VII July 18, 2007 “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body…
The Book of Colossians
Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 51 views • 26:45
We are all called to Grow in Christ and Growth requires change. Some people like change, others do not. We all need to be willing to change to be able to grow mature in Christ
Reconciled: A Vision for Harambee Church
Title: Spiritual People Imagine if someone came to you promising that you could maintain your lifestyle eat anything you want not exercise by only taking a pill would you buy it? What if they said you could achieve a healthy and fit body by only spending about 1 hour a week thinking about exercise? How…
Becoming Who We Aim To Be
Life isn't a playground but a battleground. In order for us to live up to our high calling as Christ's church, we must be diligent and devoted to be trained in God's truth from His word in order to be strong in ministry.