Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Get Back Your Awe!

Acts 2:1-15 (NIV)  When the day of Pentecost came, they were all togetherin one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every…

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.

Desire For Connection

John 1:10-14 – Scripture reading begins at: 35:35 Sermon begins at 36:45

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…
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