The Perfecting of the Saints, Eph 4:11-16

In Eph 4:11-16, pastors and teachers are given to the church for the perfecting of the saints.  Saints are perfected for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ.  In verse 16, “every part maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of ITSELF...

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A Flock of Sheep, 1 Pet 5:2-3

In 1 Pet 5:1-4, Peter exhorted the elders, who were among the scattered strangers to whom he wrote this epistle, 1 Pet 1:1. He told them, in verses 2 and 3, to “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly;...

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Six Things Saved People Should Do, Matt 4:4

Six Things Saved People Should Do Matt. 4:4  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO What should I do now that I’m saved?  There are six things saved people should do. One of the hardest times in your Christian life is right after you get saved.  Your enemies fight hard to keep you...

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Five Things You Need to Grow, 2 Peter 3:18

Five Things You Need to Grow 2 Peter 3:18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are five things you need to grow in your relationship to Jesus and your relationship to your local church.  These are particularly important for young adults and families today.  These two groups evidently have the greatest difficulty...

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Preoccupied, 2 Cor 10:5

Preoccupied II Cor. 10:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Your mind is preoccupied when a matter or a subject dominates or engrosses your mind to the exclusion of other thoughts.  It appears that many young Christians are preoccupied these days.  You can run a little two-part self-test to see if you are...

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Baby Steps, Acts 3:1-10

Baby Steps Acts 3:1-10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The scene is afternoon prayer outside the Temple in Jerusalem.  Laying there at the Beautiful gate is a lame man.  He’s been lame from his mother’s womb.  He reminds me of a lost man [lost because of his natural birth] hanging around church....

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Do Not Give Up Your Ground 2 Samuel 23:11-12

Don’t Give Up Your Ground 2 Sam 23:11-12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Shammah was one of David’s mighty men.  He defended a piece of ground full of lentils from a troop of the Philistines.  They were gathered together to get the ground and every one else had fled from the Philistines. ...

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What To Know In Order To Grow Ps 139:23-24

What To Know In Order To Grow Ps. 139: 23-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Some Christians are stunted in their lives.  They want to grow but they don’t seem to be growing.  Thus, they are frustrated because it doesn’t seem possible that they will ever grow up.  They feel stuck...

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Stages of Christian Maturity Mk 10:15

Stages of Christian Maturity Mk 10:15  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO As Christians we should go through stages of maturity, just like we go through natural stages of growth.  Physically, we start out as newborns and progress to full maturity through our lives.  But Christians don’t always grow to full maturity. ...

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Essentials of Spiritual Growth 1 Peter 2:2

Essentials of Spiritual Growth 1 Peter 2:2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This sermon should help you with your spiritual growth, whether you have already grown some or you are newly saved. We receive missionary prayer requests every month in which we are asked to pray for the spiritual growth of their...

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