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Does God’s Word Have a Growing Influence in Your Life?

May 4, 2014 | 2 Timothy 3:14-17 | bible, discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series entitled “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health” with this message from 2 Timothy about the importance of knowing and following God’s Word. Three important diagnostic questions are asked in this sermon 1) Are you a serious student of God’s Word? 2) Are you an assured believer of God’s Word? and 3) Are you aligning your life with God’s Word?

Do You Thirst for God?

April 27, 2014 | Psalm 63 | discipleship

How are you doing spiritually? Do you know God personally? Have you received the forgiveness of your sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross? Are you growing in your relationship with God through His Son? Are you growing in your thirst for the very presence of Christ in your life? In this opening sermon in our “Diagnosing Your Spiritual Health” series, Pastor Gary helps us diagnose our desire for spiritual satisfaction.

The discipline of celebration

March 14, 2014 | asceticism, celebration, Christ, Dallas Willard, discipleship, discipline, Gary Combs, gnosticism, God, jesus, thanksgiving

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:4). The apostle Paul instructed his young protégé Timothy to stand against the false teaching of asceticism that plagued first century Ephesus. Asceticism is a lifestyle characterized by abstinence from various worldly pleasures, often with the aim… Read more »

“E” is for Experience

February 9, 2014 | 2 Corinthians 1:3-10 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the “SHAPEd for Significance” series with this message from 2 Corinthians about how God wants to use our experiences, both good and bad to comfort others and to bring glory to Him.

“P” is for Personality

February 2, 2014 | Mark 12:28-31 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Shaped for Significance” series with this message from Mark 12:28-32 about Personality. This message focuses on the four aspects of humanity, our heart, soul, mind and strength, that we are to fully use in our love of God and also of others. These four aspects might be viewed through the lens of human personality. The study of personality is helpful in understanding our unique differences and how we need each other. It helps us to show grace to one another. It also refines our search for meaning as we align our work with our SHAPE.

“A” is for Abilities

January 26, 2014 | Colossians 3:17-4:1 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Shaped for Significance” series with this message from Colossians 3:17 through 4:1 about using our God-given abilities to bring glory to Him. This message both points to the purpose of our abilities as well as offering a theology of work. It also encourages the believer to see all that they do as sacred work.

“H” is for Heart

January 19, 2014 | 2 Corinthians 4:1-18 | discipleship

As we continue to discover how God has SHAPEd us all uniquely for significant service to God’s Kingdom, Pastor Gary Combs helps us understand how God gives us a heart transplant when we are saved, so that our passions align with the rest of our SHAPE and begin to beat in alignment with His.

“S” is for Spiritual Gifts

January 12, 2014 | 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, 27-31 | discipleship, spiritual gifts

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 6-part message series “Shaped for Significance” with this message about spiritual gifts from 1 Corinthians 12. In this message he answers questions about spiritual gifts from the Bible and shows how the ultimate purpose of these gifts is to edify the body of Christ and to bring glory to the Father.

SHAPEd for Significance

January 5, 2014 | Psalm 139:13-15 | discipleship

Jonathan Combs kicked off our SHAPEd for Significance sermon series with this introductory sermon. We learn in Psalm 139 that God creates us personally and uniquely for a purpose. Will you join the #shapedchallenge to discover why God created you?