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The Mark of Love

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

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 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

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.

Foundations

December 28, 2014 | Colossians 2:6-15 | discipleship

Has anyone ever made you feel intellectually inferior for being a Christian? In this sermon, Justin Norden helps us understand how to build our life’s foundation on Christ alone, and how that allows us to be intellectually stimulated and have a consistent world-view.

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.

The Habit of Bible Study

September 21, 2014 | Joshua 1:6-9 | bible, discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues his sermon series, The Seven Habits of Growing Christians, with this message from Joshua 1:6-9 about the importance of studying the Bible. This message answers the question why we should be serious students of the Bible as well as how we can develop this important habit.

The Habit of Daily Devotions

September 14, 2014 | Mark 1:35-38 | bible, discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series, The Seven Habits of Growing Christians, with this message from the gospel of Mark. In Mark 1:35-38, the disciples learned that Jesus had a habit of starting every day alone with God. If Jesus, the Son of God, calls us to follow Him, should we follow Him in His habit of daily devotion? Jesus still calls disciples today to follow Him. You can grow in your maturity as His disciple by following Him in the habit of daily devotion. The text teaches us three important ingredients to having a habit of daily devotion like Jesus.