Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Something Else To Do

1 Corinthians 9:15-19 The Apostle Paul mentions what God has laid on his heart: It is not about _Me___. I am ___Compelled______. Calvin Miller calls this your ____Woe____ point. Write down your__Priorities______. Place them where they will ____Confront __ you. Write them in the form of a ___Prayer_____. Lay them before God on the __Altar____.   My ___Reward_______ is others-Centered_________.  “Dear God, please give me something else to do.” Will change the way you spend your ____Time___ & ___Money____. Will…

Walk This Way

Ephesians 5:15-20 New International Version (NIV) 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always…

Power to Change

How often are we resistant to the changes that occur in our lives – only to find out in hindsight that what we were doing all the long was resisting God? Are you allowing the world to change you or are you allowing the Holy Spirit to change the world through you?

Availability

Scripture: Acts 8:26-35 There is a difference between ___sailing_____ and riding in a boat. “We cannot make the wind blow, but we can hoist the sails.” – Christian Schwartz Keys to Availability: Know the __mind____ of __God____. Listen for His __voice____. Build ___margin______ in your life. Act with ___purpose______. Be ready for God’s ____unexpected_____. Philip’s Example: He followed the ___voice_____ of God. He was ____obedient_____. He took the ___time___ to explain. He responded to a ___felt___ need. He shared the…

Greater Things

Scripture Reading – John 14:11-14 (NIV) located at 34:20 Sermon begins at 35:35 Note on 44:30  — “While Jesus is dying on the cross, we know only of ‘Peter‘ and His mother that were really there for Him in His darkest hour.”  – The name should be John rather than Peter.

Feed Me Mentality

Psalm 119:97-104 Sermon begins at: 34:25 Manna: God _____provides_______, and the people _____gather______. The Bible: God ____provides_________, and we ___pick___ and __choose____. [People] struggle with the Biblical material “because they have been trained to be Bible Quoters, not Bible readers.”- David Nienhuis Benefits of Knowing God’s Word: Wisdom______, Insight________ and Understanding_____________. Keeps us from ___Evil____. Pleasing to ___Digest_____. How do we go from ____perplexing_____ to ___pleasing_____? Value________ God’s Word. Gather_________ daily. Incorporate________________ into your life. “If the Bible is God’s…

Fore

Jeremiah 29:10-14  “Plans to Prosper” (v. 11) Our Part: Call____ on the Lord. Come______ and _Pray___ to the Lord. Seek______ the Lord with all your heart. God’s Part: God will __Listen____. Gather_____ us. Bring______ us Back______. What’s Ahead?  (Plans to Prosper) Three ___Invite_____ events. Start ___Small____ __Groups___. Utilize the ___Langford Street_______ property. Continue to improve our __Stewardship____.

Spiritual Receptivity

Sermon: Spiritual Receptivity – Kendell Linh Healy Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-13 (NIV) – Lector: Chris Butler There is no other way to converse with God unless something supernatural occurs. When you pray – you are affirming your belief in the supernatural. A.W. Tozer – in his book The Pursuit of God – “The Bible assumes as a self-evident fact that [human beings] can know God with at least the same degree of immediacy as they know any other person or thing that…