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…
Assured: The Book of 1 John
Jeremy Robinson • Sermon • • 1,661 views
Christian maturity is not based on age or how long you have been a Christian, but how "knowing" God. The more that we "know" God the more we understand forgiveness, the more we overcome the evil one, the more the Word of God lives in us. Christian maturity grows as our love for God grows beyond our love for the world. As we understand how awesome and complete God is the desires of the world pass away.
Sermon • • 1,408 views
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)…
Joel Hayworth • Sermon • • 956 views
Introduction “I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be. But I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say with the great apostle, “By the grace of God I am what I am.”—John Newton Maturity can be a confusing subject to talk about.…
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.…
Design for Discipleship
Terry Mackey leads in communion sharing from Isaiah 53 this morning. Afterwards Pastor Chase kicks off week one in our mini-series, "Walking with Christ". The topic is on "Maturing in Christ", and we dive into different ways in which we grow in Christ, as we work toward spiritual maturity. Grab your Bibles and open up to Colossians 2:6-7!
The Book of Colossians
Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 603 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
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.
The Book of Acts
Pastor Randy Bradley • Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 516 views • 26:15
None of us are born in Christ as fully mature Christians. All of us are called to grow in Christ. To grow the Church of God we must Grow ourselves to be more Christ-like.
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…
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 • • 469 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)
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.
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…
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.…
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.
The Spiritual Man
Intro Text - 1 Corinthians 2.16 Title - Having the Mind of Christ Background various thoughts on the value of the mind to man “I think, therefore I am” - signifies self-consciousness homo sapiens - thinking man, man is said to be the only ‘animal’ with the capacity to think of himself and his surrounding…
The Book of Colossians
Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 254 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.