Sermons on Discipleship

Be the Bush

Guest Speaker Tim Teakle shares an encouraging message on first impressions, suffering, and God’s calling for our lives. Some are called to be Moses, and some are called to be the bush.

Habits

“New” brings new energy   Habits   Done often, hence done easily, eventually done automatically   Habits to free up our limited conscious resources   Habits stem from Cue/ Response/ Reward   With time, the brain begins to expect and crave the reward as soon as the cue arises  Our willpower is limited in capacity and endurance (like a physical muscle).  Change/ Transformation/ New is what God is all about   2 Cor. 3:16-18 But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the…

Dress for the Weather – Part 4

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   The evil one wants to divide, disrupt and distract  We carry the message of eternal life in the power of the Holy Spirit   Belt of Truth: Attack on our beliefs, God, His Word, What he says about us  Hold on to the Word of God, Bible   Breastplate of Righteousness – Attack on our souls/witness: Temptation to sin  Pray against temptations  …

Dress for the Weather – Part 3

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   The evil one wants to divide, disrupt and distract  We carry the message of eternal life in the power of the Holy Spirit   Belt of Truth – Attack on our beliefs: God, His Word, What he says about us  Hold on to the Word of God, Bible   Breastplate of Righteousness – Attack on our souls/witness: Temptation to sin  Pray against…

Dress for the Weather – Part 2

There are spiritual storms coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual, invisible world  Basic Truth #2: We are involved in an invisible spiritual war  Basic Truth #3: Our enemy’s primary weapon is our thoughts   Be Prepared  Romans 13:12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Belt of Truth   Eph. 6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist  Belt of Truth – the enemy attacks our beliefs  Our enemy attacks what we…

Dress for the Weather – Part 1

Being prepared really helps   Some preparation is essential!!   There are spiritual storms that are coming – Be prepared   Basic Truth #1: There is a spiritual invisible world   If you believe in God, you have to believe in a spiritual world   John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.  Basic Truth #2   We are involved in an invisible spiritual war   2 Cor. 10:3-5 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not…

The Character Project – Part 9

The Character Project   Choose a trait   Pray daily for that trait   Listen for practical steps   Memorize scripture about your trait   Ask for another’s prayer  Pray for help every moment   Acts 5:17-20 The high priest and his officials, who were Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them, “Go to the Temple and give…

Abide – Part 5

Abide: To remain and stay attentive, to be present with God   “To abide in Christ means to keep up a habit of constant close communion with Him–to be always leaning on Him, resting on Him, pouring out our hearts to Him, and using Him as our Fountain of life and strength, as our chief Companion and best Friend. To have His words abiding in us, is to keep His sayings and precepts continually before our memories and minds, and to make them…

Abide – Part 4

Abide: To be attentive, present with God   The discipline of thankfulness leads to feelings of gratefulness, which is necessary for mental health.  STAR: Stop, Take a breath, Appreciate, Respond   Gal. 5:16 -17, 22-23 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want… But the fruit of the Spirit…

Abide – Part 3

Hosea 7:14 They do not cry out to me from their hearts, but wail upon their beds. They gather together for grain and new wine but turn away from me.  Abide: To be attentive, to be present with God   Abiding brings…  Soul nourishment Fellowship with God  Power over sin  Growth in Godly character   Any Time: Practicing the presence of Christ   We want to be so close to Jesus that it makes the devil too nervous to follow  “The number one reason why people don’t hear…
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