Sermon Archive (Page 7)

Sermon Archive (Page 7)

Fasting

Matt6:16-18, 9:14-15 Few spiritual disciplines go so radically against our gluttonous and self-indulgent American culture like fasting. Yet, Jesus expected His followers to fast. Fasting is an exceptional way to rebel against the Spiritual status quo and to express our holy discontent in this fallen world. (Very helpful resources in this study: Donald Whitney—Spiritual…

Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 Prayer is an amazing privilege filled with astounding promise (James 4:2; 5:16)! Prayer causes things to happen that would otherwise not happen if we didn’t pray. We have been offered the amazing privilege of engaging with God in such way that we have an astounding promise that our requests can bring to past events in the Universe that would otherwise not…

Bible

Psalms 119:1-11 Habits of grace are activities that are not about earning God’s favor, or twisting God’s arm, but about putting ourselves in the path of God’s amazing Grace and increasing our capacity to enjoying Jesus so that we can THRIVE spiritually. No spiritual discipline is more important than a regular & consistent encounter with God through His Word that involves…

Community

A person who has been saved by the grace (unmerited favor and divine enablement) of God is going to grow in degrees of godliness (Phil. 1:6; 1 Tim. 4:7) and put their relationship with God in a position to THRIVE. This is done through the nourishment of disciplining oneself by the power of the Holy Spirit rightly motivated to do the spiritual disciplines.