Sermons on Spiritual Growth
Cause Me to Walk in the Path of Your Commandments
Psalm 119:33-40 In a message appropriate to set the tone of our prayers for the new year, Pastor Ben Khazraee reflects on a stanza from Psalm 119 that expresses a desire to walk in the way that God shows us.
How and Why We Disciple One Another
Ephesians 4:12-16 Pastor Ben Khazraee concludes a two-part series on discipleship, answering two more questions: “Why should we disciple one another?” and “How do we do it?”
What is Discipling and Who Does It?
Matthew 28:18-20 Pastor Ben Khazraee begins a two-part series on discipleship, answering two fundamental questions: “What does discipling look like?” and “Is it just for pastors, teachers, and missionaries?”
A Transformed Heart
1 Peter 1:22-25 Peter addresses the condition our hearts before and after we are saved. Pastor Rod Bunton draws from many supporting scriptures to expound on how we show obedience to God by loving one another.
Collection for the Saints
1 Corinthians 16:1-4 As Paul begins to close his letter to the Corinthian church, he instructs them regarding the collection of funds for the poor saints in Jerusalem. Pastor Rod Bunton expands on the history of giving to the saints and gives insight into the proper way to do it.
A Father’s Wise Instruction
Proverbs 4:10-27 Solomon provided his children, and us, with excellent training in the ways of wisdom. Pastor Doug Link concludes his series from Proverbs 4 by contrasting the two paths we can take and showing how embracing wisdom requires diligent attention.
The Legacy of Wisdom
Proverbs 4:1-9 God’s word lists many responsibilities that fall on parents who have children and one of those is to impart wisdom. Pastor Doug Link preaches from Proverbs 4 to help us understand that responsibility, why it’s difficult, and why it is so important to pass on to our children.
Godly Wisdom vs. Worldly Wisdom
James 3:13-18 There are many examples in the Bible of those who ask God for wisdom and this is something that we can pray for in our own lives. Pastor Charlie Greenwell answers the question, “How do we know that we have received Godly wisdom when it comes and not our own worldly wisdom?”
Be Careful How You Walk
Ephesians 5:15-17 ~ The Bible has a lot to say about wisdom and it’s clearly an attribute that Christians should strive to develop. Pastor Doug Link uses a passage in Ephesians 5 to help us see three ways that we can grow in wisdom the way that God intends.
Waiting Patiently for the Lord
Mark, a missionary to Lebanon, gives us an update on his work — including the recently launched Shepherds’ Training Institute. This leads to a short message from Psalm 40 about trusting and waiting on the Lord.
Keeping God’s Word: Our Happy Duty
Psalm 119:1-16 ~ Is “doing your duty” something you are obligated to do even though you are not motivated or enjoy it? Pastor Ben Khazraee teaches that, when it comes to our duty to obey God, we should be delighted with the opportunity to please our Lord and relish the impact it has on our lives.
Storming the Gates of Heaven
Luke 11:5-13 – After teaching his disciples how they should pray, Jesus tells them how they should be motivated in their prayers. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the we should be shamelessly bold in our petitions to God, who loves his children.