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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.

Do you use S.O.A.P daily?

September 12, 2014 | Christ, disciple, discipleship, Gary Combs, God, habits, jesus, prayer, quiet time, solitude, spiritual disciplines

“Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23 NIV). “Daily.” There’s something about daily habits. What we do every day eventually adds up to weeks, months, years, and even a lifetime. Daily habits, while seemingly small

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.

This Is As Good As It Gets

June 29, 2014 | Numbers 32 | discipleship

Pastor Jonathan Combs addressed this tendency for complacency and settling among many people in our culture when God has called us to live an abundant life. This sermon from Numbers 32 calls Christians to reject this tendency to settle and instead live out the calling for God’s best.

I’ll Get To That Later

June 22, 2014 | James 4:13-17 | discipleship

In the third installment of our FAIL: Life Strategies that Fail Us sermon series, Jonathan Combs helps us understand the failed life strategy called, “I’ll Get To That Later”. What major life decision have you been putting off? Have you heard the calling of God, but you’ve resisted following his will? Stop waiting for the “right conditions” and learn to follow God’s will right away!

God, If I Do This, Will You Do That?

June 15, 2014 | Luke 18:9-14 | discipleship

In the second sermon in our “FAIL: Life Strategies That Fail Us” series, Jonathan Minter uncovered the life strategy called, “God, If I Do This, Will You Do That?” We often approach God with a list of things we’ve done in hopes of gaining something in return. But Jesus, in a parable about a Pharisee and a tax collector, taught us that our right-standing with God does not come from within ourselves, but rather from accepting the righteousness of Christ.

I’ve Got This

June 8, 2014 | Proverbs 3:4-7 | discipleship

Do you ever struggle with control issues? Do you hesitate to stop and ask for directions? Mike Laramee helps us see the failure of the life strategy called, “I’ve Got This”. We must learn to depend not on our own wisdom but the wisdom of God as given to us by his Word, his Holy Spirit, and other believers.

Are You Learning the Joy of Contentment in Every Circumstance?

June 1, 2014 | Philippians 4:4-13 | discipleship, joy

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health” with this message from Philippians about the Christian’s contentment. As we trust Christ more and more we are able to find our contentment in Him and not in the ever changing circumstances of life.

Are You Growing in Generosity, Serving and Giving?

May 25, 2014 | 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 | discipleship, generosity

Justin Norden continues our series, “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health”, by helping us diagnose whether we are growing in generosity. Christian generosity is about more than money. We must trust God to supply our needs, be good stewards of God’s resources and then respond to Christ’s sacrifice for us by being generous on all occasions and growing in him.

Do you have a growing concern for the spiritual condition of others?

May 18, 2014 | Philemon 1:4-6 | discipleship, evangelism

When we come to Christ, we come for ourselves. We come needing for ourselves. But having received Him, He makes us see others. He makes us want to help others. Who are you concerned for today? Who do you know that needs Christ? Whose spiritual condition are you concerned for? In this sermon, Pastor Gary helps us diagnose whether we are appropriately concerned for the spiritual condition of others.