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Honoring Others

June 9, 2013 | Romans 12:10-18 | relationships

Justin Norden continues our HONOR sermon series by talking about how to HONOR other believers and those around you.

Honoring Authority

May 26, 2013 | Romans 13:1-7 | leadership

Mike Laramee kicks off our HONOR sermon series by helping us understand what the Bible says about honoring authorities. Most of us are in a position of authority in some part of our lives, even if it is only over our own time or resources. But all of us are under multiple authorities in our lives. How can we honor them in a godly way?

Growing in Belonging

February 10, 2013 | Romans 12:3-13 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series “Healthy for Life” with this message from Romans 12 on how we can grow in our sense of Christian belonging.

Time for Sacrifice

November 4, 2012 | Romans 12:1-2 | discipleship, generosity

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Time to Thrive” sermon series with this message from Romans 12 entitled: “Time for Sacrifice.” This message describes how we can truly thrive by offering ourselves as living sacrifices to God. It may seem counter intuitive, but giving yourself fully to God results in living a truly abundant life!

iCommit to Connect to God’s People

August 12, 2012 | Romans 12:4-5 | community, three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “iCommit” series with this message from Romans. In the book of Romans the apostle Paul told the Roman Christians that even though they had followed Christ by an individual decision they must recognize that in following Him they had become one body, connected to other believers. When we follow Christ we make must make an individual decision to follow, but that leads to a corporate identity. We become the body of Christ connected to every other believer.

“I have been following the plan spoken of in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘Those who have never been told about him will see, and those who have never heard of him will understand'” (Romans 15:21)

August 1, 2012

The apostle Paul described his church-planting strategy: Go where no one has yet heard. This strategy informs our approach at WCC. We want to be a church that grows by preaching the gospel in a clear and relevant way to a generation that is far from God. Do you know someone who has “never heard of Him?” Invite them to join you at WCC this Sunday!

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)

July 26, 2012

This salvation has immediate, ongoing, and future implication. You are saved from sin’s penalty (Justification). You are being saved from sin’s power (Sanctification). You will be saved from sin’s presence (Glorification). Salvation in Christ is whole and complete. He saves to the uttermost. Have you yet trusted Jesus as the Resurrected Lord and Savior of your life?

“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words” (Romans 8:26)

July 24, 2012

There are days when we don’t know what to pray. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed or spiritually dry. Some days we are really wanting God’s best, but we lack the clarity to know how to pray for it. Whatever our state, as believers we have the Spirit as our Counselor and Friend. He knows what to pray. Say, “Spirit of God, please pray for me.” Then, listen to hear what He says.

“Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God” (Romans 6:13)

July 20, 2012

Stop trying to break a sin-habit and focus on giving that part of your life to God. Draw on the spiritual life of Christ that abides within believers. The Christian is not focused on no longer sinning, but living righteously for God.