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No More Business As Usual
on June 10th, 2024
Summary of the MessageIf we are going to move beyond spiritual mediocrity, we must take the essential step of "cleaning house" in our lives, those things which detract from the Lord's preeminent place. As we make those necessary changes, we begin to experience spiritual flourishing. Key Sermon PointsPreliminary Point:  Spiritual mediocrity is normal, but it is not normative1. God's word disrupts t...  Read More
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Sacred Solitude
on May 27th, 2024
Summary of the MessageThough spiritual community and relationships are essential to our spiritual growth, we need to cultivate our direct and personal reliance on the Lord through the practice of solitude. God is calling us into a quiet and restful relationship with him, which is how we gain increased confidence in his ability to deliver us from the many things that threaten our faith and our live...  Read More
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Humility Through Bodily Means
on May 20th, 2024
Summary of the MessageFasting is a spiritual discipline characterized by self-denial and serious God-centered devotion. When seeking God, it is either 1) used to cultivate humility or 2) performed organically out of an inner state of lowliness and/or godly sorrow. It is, all at once, a tool, a response, and a sign, that reinforces our ongoing reliance on God. Key Sermon Points1. Fasting is a form ...  Read More
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You Are What You Think
on May 13th, 2024
Summary of the MessageSpiritual Disciplines are not about creating a lot of do’s and don’ts. In our text, we explore the space that speaks to the mental stream or thought life of the believer. God enables the Christian not only to flourish, but to be an actionable witness to the world. Let us consider the exhortation of Paul from our passage as a reminder and encouragement that when we set our min...  Read More
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His Presence in Prayer
on May 7th, 2024
Summary of the MessageDespite having ample evidence and knowledge of the power of prayer available to us as believers, why do so many of us fall short of the prayer life that God wants to have with us? David's declaration in Psalm 27:4 can be instructive here when he reveals that there is one thing that he desires above everything else: to dwell in the house of the Lord forever, gazing upon his be...  Read More
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Deliverance Prayer
on April 29th, 2024
Summary of the MessageIt is normal for followers of Christ to find themselves in difficult circumstances, but it is also normal for God to deliver them out of those circumstances. Biblically we see this is one of the ways he proves his commitment to his people. Earnest prayer is his prescribed way of unleashing his deliverance presence and power. Key Sermon PointsThe church that earnestly prayers ...  Read More
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Unbothered!
on April 22nd, 2024
Summary of the MessageThough anxiety is a common problem, it is also a soul-threatening problem. The Lord does not intend for us to be bound up in excessive and debilitating worry. His prescription for anxiety is prayer. Prayer in anticipation of our being heard and answered - prayer that is a spiritual balm to the heart and mind. Key Sermon Points1. Jesus is calling you out of worry:Since anxiety...  Read More
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His Word is the Way
on April 15th, 2024
Summary of the MessageThe power of God's word to change us into Christlikeness is only unleashed when we live by his word, and that will only happen when we are motivated by a genuine love for God which then leads to our meditating on his word, soaking it into our souls. But it is not enough to know this in principle; we must also have a plan for practicing it in our daily lives. Key Sermon Points...  Read More
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The Word of God is Our Heart Surgeon
on April 9th, 2024
Summary of the MessageThe proper response to the warning passages we see in scripture is to make every effort to obtain the promises God has given us, and the way we do that is by grounding our confidence and hope in the word of God. But the word of God is more than something we merely reference or that we try to follow, it is the very power of God to change us into Christlikeness.  Key Sermon Poi...  Read More
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The Glory of the House
on March 17th, 2024
Out of our longing for Christ, his gospel, and people, God intends to grow us into a glorious house in which he will dwell in this broken world.  Read More
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Rise a Saint
on March 10th, 2024
Confidence is essential to the Christian life and is fundamental to our spiritual growth. We need to be confident of who we are in Christ and able to develop that confidence by taking the necessary actions with the right mindset that moves us toward Christlikeness.  Read More
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The Presence of Christ as the Means of Growth
on February 25th, 2024
The very presence of Christ is the source and aim of our Christian growth. Christ is present in all the activities and practices he has called us into, what are often called sacraments. That presence in our lives is most expressed in Christ’s Lordship in our lives.  Read More
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