Sermons from September 2019

Sermons from September 2019

Dependence: Acknowledging Your Desperate Need

In our discipleship efforts, we never reach the point where we can depend upon our own strength. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing. Distinctive Discipleship – Designing Specific Plans for Christian Maturity Category #6: Dependence “Struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me” (Col. 1:28). Evaluate How responsible am I for my spiritual growth? Two dangerous extremes: Entitled people reject the responsibility for their personal spiritual growth. Independent people assume the responsibility for their personal spiritual…

Discipline: Training Your Soul’s Habits

Every dedicated disciple must employ spiritual disciplines in order to grow for the long haul. Through these disciplines, you train the habits necessary for your soul. Distinctive Discipleship – Designing Specific Plans for Christian Maturity Category #5: Discipline “For this I toil” (Col. 1:29) Evaluate Are you satisfied with your commitment to spiritual disciplines? Spiritual disciplines are premeditated activities that encourage spiritual growth. If we cannot find time for spiritual training, we are investing our lives into something we value…

Development: Cultivating Your Needed Maturity

God has created us for and called us to unique tasks. As particularly gifted and positioned disciples, we each should pursue the needed maturity to do what God has called us to accomplish. Distinctive Discipleship – Designing Specific Plans for Christian Maturity Category #4: Development “present everyone mature” (Col. 1:28) Evaluate Would you label yourself as maturing? You don’t have to be there yet, but you should be getting there. Every believer has been gifted in specific ways requiring distinctive…

Doctrine: Strengthening Your Uncertain Beliefs

While we all know some degree of biblical knowledge, we each should probably know a little bit more by now. Committed disciples need to strengthen any uncertain beliefs by targeted study. Distinctive Discipleship – Designing Specific Plans for Christian Maturity Category #3: Doctrine “teaching everyone with all wisdom” (Col. 1:28). Evaluate How familiar am I with the Word of God? If the Church is ignorant with the Scriptures, why are we surprised that our culture is intolerant? Each of us…

Disobedience: Confronting Your Sinful Leanings

While we all struggle with sin, we are each prone to wander in different ways. For those confronting disobedience in their own lives, God provides a path of escape through every temptation. Distinctive Discipleship – Designing Specific Plans for Christian Maturity Category #2: Disobedience “warning everyone” (Col. 1:28). 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into…