All Sermons

All Sermons

Taking Discipleship Seriously

September 2, 2015

Following Christ exacts a price that for the most part the church in the United States has refused to fully embrace. Throughout the ministry of Jesus, He clearly declared that those who would be His disciples must be willing to surrender all. With Jesus it is all or nothing at all. This illustration is a vivid reminder of many people who begin to walk with Christ, but when the price began to be exacted fall away.

Obedience, the Evidence of Salvation

September 2, 2015

Bill Hull, in his book ‘The Complete Book of Discipleship,’ states, “The American gospel teaches that faith equals agreement with a set of religious facts. Believing in Jesus has no meaning if we don’t follow him in discipleship. Believing without discipleship isn’t believing, it’s agreeing to a set of facts about a religious figure. The problem we face is that we have taught a faith that doesn’t transform people….We’ve made the test for salvation doctrinal rather than behavioral, ritualizing it with walking the aisle, praying to receive Christ, or signing a doctrinal statement.Perhaps we’ve made it so easy to get into “the life” that we’ve made it nearly impossible to live the life.”

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love – Part 2

September 2, 2015

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (The Voice) Love is patient; love is kind. Love isn’t envious, doesn’t boast, brag, or strut about. There’s no arrogance in love; 5 it’s never rude, crude, or indecent—it’s not self-absorbed. Love isn’t easily upset. Love doesn’t tally wrongs 6 or celebrate injustice; but truth—yes, truth—is love’s delight! 7 Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love – Part 1

September 2, 2015

When we are born of the Spirit of God we are united with Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. We become partakers of His divine nature. (2 Peter1:4) From that moment forward we begin to manifest the very life and nature of God Himself. The nature of God is first and foremost love, for God is love. (1 John 4:7-8 NKJV) Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Bearing Fruit

September 2, 2015

A tree is known by its’ fruit. As a disciple of Jesus Christ, we are expected to bear fruit that is consistent with the character of Christ. Ultimately we will be judged in accordance with the fruit our lives produce. The fruit God is looking for is that which is consistent with the Character of Christ Himself.

Spiritually Minded

September 2, 2015

In order to walk in the newness of life that we have as a result of our union with Christ, we must live free from our past. We can never walk in the liberty we have in Christ if we are forever looking back. You can never live in victory until you learn to let go of your past. You must let go of the sin that you once found so appealing, as well as the injustice, pain and wounds that occurred.