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Celebrate God’s Son

October 4, 2015 | Mark 12:30 | discipleship, three commitments

When is the last time you really celebrated? I mean you really cut loose and let joy wash over you? Or are you living a life of duty? Is your life marked by dryness and dread? The spark is gone and you’ve got nothing to look forward to? To be honest, you’re just going through the motions.

Did you know that love and joy and celebration are connected? And where you focus your heart, where you put your affection, your first love, affects everything. What do you love first? You can tell by what you put first. Who or what comes first in your life? What are you celebrating? What is so important to you that you’re throwing a party, blowing out candles, setting off fireworks for, standing on your feet cheering for it?

In this second message in our Spiritual DNA sermon series, Pastor Gary shows us how we can Celebrate God’s Son by loving him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Three Commitments That Lead to A Better Life

September 27, 2015 | Mark 1:16-18 | discipleship, three commitments

In the book of Mark, Jesus challenged the disciples with a simple commitment: “Follow me.” Jesus called them to a relationship with Him. He called them to be Jesus-followers. Of course, this meant leaving everything else behind. It was such a simple commitment, yet it led a radically better life. We can answer this same simple commitment to follow Jesus and experience the better life He promised.

The Mark of Self-Control

July 12, 2015 | 2 Peter 1:1-6 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

As we conclude our sermon series called, “Nine Marks”, we’re looking at the final fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23. Technology and our culture make it evermore difficult to control our own desires. We learn through 2 Peter 1:1-6, though, that when Christ lives in us, he gives us his control so self-control ends up being more like “Christ-control”.

The Mark of Faithfulness

June 28, 2015 | Revelation 1:1-8 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

One of our teaching team members, Justin Norden, continued our sermon series on the Nine Marks of True Christian Character, on the fruit of Faithfulness. Christ offers us the ultimate example of faithfulness, and only by accepting his salvation can we truly be faithful in all of our relationships.

The Mark of Goodness

June 21, 2015 | 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Jonathan Minter continued our series on the Nine Marks of True Christian Christian Character by helping us see how the fruit of goodness can grow in our lives. In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul prays for his Christian brothers and sisters, that God would make them worthy of His calling, that God would fulfill every resolve for good and work of faith with power, and that God would glorify the name of Christ through them. The fruit of goodness helps challenge us to make sure God’s goodness gets brought to every area of our lives.

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.

The Mark of Peace

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

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 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

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.