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The Mark of Kindness

June 14, 2015 | Ephesians 4:31-32 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Stephen Combs continues our sermon series on the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, this week on the mark of kindness. The kindness God has shown towards us creates the vessel that allows kindness to flow through us and out towards those around us.

The Mark of Patience

June 7, 2015 | Ephesians 4:1-27 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Gary continued preaching on the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, this week on the fruit of patience. Patience in the biblical sense is not just waiting, but enduring in the strength of the Lord, having a long fuse. Christ’s mark of patience is about a state of being, bearing with one another, keeping a lid on our anger, and become more like Christ who is patient with us.

Reset Your Calendar

January 18, 2015 | Ephesians 5:15-16 | beginnings

Pastor Gary Combs continued the “Reset” sermon series with this message from Ephesians 5:15-16 entitled “Reset Your Calendar.” Do you feel overwhelmed with busyness? Wish you had more time to enjoy life? This message gives biblical instructions on how to give your most important priorities the time on your calendar they deserve.

Reset Your Relationships

January 11, 2015 | Ephesians 4:25-32 | beginnings, family

Pastor Gary Combs continued the “Reset” sermon series with this message from Ephesians 4:25-32 entitled “Reset Your Relationships.” Do you struggle with how to handle conflict? Uncontrolled anger? Do you have an unreconciled relationship? This message addresses how to find and grant forgiveness, how to handle anger and conflict, and how to reconcile.

Reset Your Soul

January 4, 2015 | Ephesians 4:17-24 | beginnings

Pastor Jonathan Combs preaching on how to hit the “reset button” in your spiritual life.

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them” (Ephesians 4:29 NLT)

September 26, 2014

In a generation of course communication we are to be different. Jesus taught that our words are an expression of our heart condition, saying, “Out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). Do you speak for the edification of the hearer or to benefit yourself? Do you often need to just “air it out?” Or just get things “off your chest?” Do your words flow from a spiritually renewed heart, filled with the Holy Spirit? Or are they vomited forth from the old nature? Give your heart and your tongue to Jesus. Ask Him to tame your tongue and fill your communication with blessings and beauty.

Time to Grow Up

September 7, 2014 | Ephesians 4:11-15 | discipleship

In this introductory sermon to our new series called “The 7 Habits of Growing Christians”, Jonathan Combs helps us understand what it means to grow up spiritually.

Stewardship Parenting

July 13, 2014 | Ephesians 6:4 | parenting

In this kickoff to our new sermon series, Pastor Gary helps us understand how to raise children that are better than good – how to raise Kingdom Kids. Using Ephesians 6:4, we learn the ABC’s of Stewardship Parenting.

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4)

September 28, 2013

Three thoughts: 1) “Do not provoke to anger” – What provokes anger in your kids? Usually, inconsistent or overly emotional parenting on your part. Your child responds in kind. You are unpredictable and moody, so they are too. 2) “Bring them up in the discipline of the Lord” – This means you follow a consistent pattern of external …

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil” (Ephesians 4:26-27)

September 26, 2013

Anger is an emotional response to a felt offense. It is an emotion, not sin. But uncontrolled anger can result in sin. Submit your anger to the Spirit of Christ. Allow Him to rein it in. This is not stuffing it, but allowing the Spirit to help you control it, so that the offense is properly confronted. Two cautions: 1) Deal with anger urgently within 24 hours “do not let the sun go down,” and 2) Be aware that Satan is looking for an opportunity to insert himself into your relationships through your uncontrolled anger. Properly dealt with, anger can actually energize you to address a needed relational problem.