Tag: spiritual growth

Godly Discernment

This is the seventh sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of First John. The sermon examines verses 1-6 of chapter four and covers the theme of discernment as the Apostle John urges his readers to┬átest every spirit┬áto see if they are of God. Spiritual or godly discernment is a necessary…


Growing in Christ

This sermon is the fourth in a series of messages through the book of First John. This message covers 1 John 2:12-29 and speaks about the theme of spiritual maturity. In this passage, John addresses believers who are in various stages of spiritual development and tells them what spiritual maturity will enable them to do….


What Does a Church Do? – Part 2

This is the fourth sermon in a series of messages about the church of Jesus. The first two sermons described what the church is. The previous sermon and this present sermon describe some of the things that the church does. This message focuses on two activities of the church; disciple-making and accountability. To read excerpts…


The Sower, the Seed, and the Soil

This sermon is based on the parable told by Jesus in Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8 about the four kinds of soil upon which the seed of the Word has fallen. The message uses the interpretation Jesus provided regarding each of the soils and applies them to the present day. Emphasis was given…


Separating from Worldliness – Part II

This is the eighth sermon in a series of messages on the New Testament book of James. This sermon is based on verses 13-17 of chapter four and verses 1-6 of chapter five. The sermon speaks about separating from the worldly traits of arrogant planning and living for luxury. To read excerpts of the message,…


Living Faith: Separating from Worldliness – Part I

This is the seventh sermon in a series of messages through the New Testament book of James. This sermon covers verses 1-12 in chapter four of James and speaks about the worldly trait of conflict and strife. To read excerpts of this message, click here. To view the outline of the book of James which…


Living Faith: Loving Our Neighbor

This sermon is the fourth message in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. This sermon, based on James 2:1-13 emphasizes the need for believers to practice their faith by avoiding the sin of partiality or showing favoritism. In other words, they should treat others the same way they would want…


Living Faith: Overcoming Trials & Temptations

This sermon is the third message in a series of sermons on the New Testament book of James. Using the closing eight verses of chapter one, the sermon provides help in overcoming trials and temptations. To read excerpts of this message click here. The outline for the book of James that is being used for…


Living Faith: Under Pressure

This sermon is the first in a series of messages on the Epistle of James. It is based on James 1:1-12 and presents six different truths that James provides regarding daily tests and trials. To read excerpts of this message, click here. The outline on the book of James that is being used for this…


A Prayer from Prison

This is a sermon based on Ephesians 1:17-19, which is a prayer that the Apostle Paul had prayed for the believers in Ephesus. This letter was written while Paul was in prison, thus it is a “prayer from prison.” The message takes the different aspects of Paul’s petitions and applies them to believers living today….