Sermons on Discipleship

Be Aware | Cultivating Fire Part 1

John 14:16-17 Then I will ask My Father and He will give you another Helper. He will be with you forever.  He is the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him. It does not see Him or know Him. You know Him because He lives with you and will be in you. The Helper  ALONG SIDE  I have a Helper  2 Tim. 1:6-7 I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through…

Prayer in a Time of Need | Shine Part 4

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Self-control of our words  Encourage others  Radical Generosity  Prayer  Acts 3:1-2 One day Peter and…

Open-Handed Generosity | Shine Part 3

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? God’s love is so very intense for people. ONE WAY to come – thru Jesus  2 Corinthians 4:5-7 You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let…

Joyful Encouragement | Shine Part 2

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. John 1:8 John was not the light but came to point people to the light …

How to Be a Light in the Darkness | Shine Part 1

Christians should be good people  Jesus calls us to live beyond nice – Holy Different  This is not only counterintuitive… It’s just downright weird – Craig Groeschel Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine…

Parable of the Seeds | The Story Behind the Story Part I

God is Jealous  Psalms 135:15-18 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. If you worship an idol who can’t hear, you will become deaf to voice of God  Isaiah 6:1-3 I saw the Lord, high and…

Provision and Generosity | Financial Peace Part 4

There is no win in comparison Work is not a four letter word  Self-control is Christ-Control  Deuteronomy 8:18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth God does everything with excellence  James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Ephesians 5:1 Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children Generosity…

Debt and Self-Control | Financial Peace Part 3

Proverbs 10:22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it. There is no win in comparison  Contentment: Realizing that God has provided everything I need for my present happiness.  Thank God for his good gifts  Work is not a four-letter word  This is for you  Diligence: Visualizing each task as a special assignment from the Lord and using all my energies to accomplish it. Freedom Freedom: To act, speak, or think as…

Diligence vs Laziness | Financial Peace Part 2

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain Enjoy God and his good gifts  1 Timothy 6:7-10 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.  Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds…

Comparison vs Contentment | Financial Peace Part 1

Peace  Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.  Matthew 6:28-33 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that…