9 Marks: The Traits of True Christian Character

We're digging in to the nine fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. When we walk with the Spirit, we begin to bear the mark of Jesus: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

The Mark of Peace

May 31, 2015 | Colossians 3:12-15 | fruit of the spirit, discipleship, character

Pastor Gary Combs continued our sermon series on the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23 by helping us understand how to let the peace of Christ rule our lives. This peace comes when we submit to God’s will and allow him to determine our identity, thoughts, will, and relationships with others.

The Mark of Joy

May 24, 2015 | Philippians 4:1-9 | fruit of the spirit, discipleship, character

Pastor Jonathan Combs teaches from Philippians 4:1-9 on the true joy that comes from the Holy Spirit. This joy is not based on our circumstances, but is found only in the Lord, can be nurtured only in prayer, and changes our thought processes based on the gospel.

The Mark of Love

May 17, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 13 | discipleship, fruit of the spirit, character

Pastor Gary Combs kicked off our study of the 9 fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 by looking at how God’s perfect love in the form of Jesus Christ can motivate our actions, be both our example and source of power, and how we can rely on Christ’s love to sustain our relationships.

Bearing the Marks

May 10, 2015 | Galatians 5:19-25 | fruit of the spirit, discipleship, character

Pastor Gary Combs begins a 10-week sermon series based on Galatians 5:22-23 describing the nine traits of true Christian character. This first message introduces the series, describing how to have a life that bears the marks of the fruit of the Spirit.


An Orphan's Hope

Each year, Wilson Community Church takes a weekend to raise awareness of the plight of the orphan and vulnerable child in Wilson and abroad. We were all once orphaned and fatherless spiritually, and God made a way for us to be sons and daughters through the person and work of Jesus Christ. As a result, God has called the church to make a way for the orphan to have hope and a family.

An Orphan’s Hope – 2015

May 3, 2015 | Galatians 4:4-7 | orphan care

Guest speaker, Jason Johnson, helps us understand how the gospel working inside of us compels us to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Christ has redeemed our past, altered our present reality, and shifted our future trajectory for eternity. When we give our family to a child, we can do the same for them.