Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermons on Spiritual Growth

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…