Sermons on Spiritual Growth
Conflict is inevitable, combat is optional. Keep from destroying the community of believers by following the Pathway to Reconciliation.
As God gives the Spirit to believers, there is an expectation of growth. One place Paul looks for evidence of that growth is our relationships with each other.
It is amazing how we can recognize and discern voices. The big question is do we know our shepherd’s voice & follow him?
Easter Sunday. Many of us live in defeat. But the resurrection of Jesus calls us to live out of victory. Because Jesus wins, we win!
Our frantic and hurried life sometimes causes us to miss what God has in front of us. Jesus will teach us that hurry is the enemy of grace.
What would it be like to receive an invitation from God to a party, but turn it down because you had something better to do? Jesus tells a story that exposes our excuses as a cover for different priorities.
Our sometimes ridiculous excuses are a way we minimize our sin. But if we are always minimizing, we are never growing from it. This message is a challenge to stop excusing and start killing our sin.
When God asks seemingly impossible things of us, he isn’t trying to set us up for failure, but lead us to obedience in his strength. Moses had a hard time getting that (and most of us do to!). We must learn to trust in God’s ability more than our sufficiency.
We think “if I had more, I’d give more.” But the opposite if often the reality. Paul reminds a young church that it is joy that fuels generosity, not wealth.
3 guys, taken in captivity, elevated to high government positions, face the ultimate test if they will risk everything for what is right .
What do you do when the law of the land is opposed to the law of God? Daniel prepares for this challenge with a spiritual strength and conditioning plan.
In the middle of a crisis with their brother, Mary & Martha summon Jesus to come do something about their pain. His response was not what they expected but it was better than they imagined.