The 7 Habits of Growing Christians

How do we grow as Christians? What habits help us grow to be more like Jesus? Dallas Willard says, "The disciple is one who, intent on becoming Christ-like and so dwelling in his faith and practice, systematically and progressively rearranges his affairs to that end." In this sermon series, we're going to learn how to do just that.

The Habit of Selfless Service

October 26, 2014 | John 17:2-17 | discipleship, generosity

In this conclusion to our 7 Habits of Growing Christians sermon series, Pastor Jonathan Combs helps us understand why and how to build the habit of selfless service in our lives. Christ gave us the perfect example of selfless service, and it is through his power that we can serve others in this way.

The Habit of Way of Life Witnessing

October 19, 2014 | Acts 4:29-31 | discipleship, evangelism

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Seven Habits of Growing Christians” sermon series with this message from Acts 4 on how to be a way of life witness. This message answers the question, “Why witness?” as well as the question of “How to witness as a way of life.” The habit of way of life witnessing is a necessary spiritual discipline for those who would grow to maturity in Christ.

The Habit of Graceful Giving

October 12, 2014 | 2 Corinthians 8-9 | discipleship, generosity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “The Seven Habits of Growing Christians” with this message from 1 Corinthians 8-9 about the habit of graceful giving. In Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth he them to grow and excel in the “grace of giving.” He wanted them to grow in the habit of graceful giving. We can grow in the habit of graceful giving. It is one of the habits that helps us to grow up in our salvation becoming more like the greatest giver of all, Jesus Christ.

The Habit of Authentic Fellowship

October 5, 2014 | Acts 2:42-47 | community, discipleship

As we continue our series on the 7 Habits of Growing Christians, Pastor Gary Combs helps us understand how being in a community of people united by a devotion to the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer enable true spiritual growth.