Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermons on Spiritual Growth

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – SIN (Romans 7:15-24)”

1. Understanding our human condition. A. We are created in the image of God and made to be with him. B. We are corrupted by sin and separated from God. C. We have another identity.2. Jesus redeems us. A. Jesus forgives us. B. Jesus frees us. C. Jesus gives us a new identity.3. We overcome by living what Christ has done for us. A. We receive the new birth. B. We claim our new identity. C. We live by the…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – SHAME (2 Samuel 11-12)

“Shame involves complete self-condemnation. It is a major attack against the self in which the individual believes they will be found utterly unacceptable by society. As a result of its overwhelming force, shame causes feelings of disgrace and dishonor. A person who feels shame wants to hide from everyone.” – Dr. Allan Schwartz Shame Grows in the Dark But God Gives Us LightShame Blinds Us But God Gives Us SightShame Isolated Us But God Restores Our Relationships Series Summary: The…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – BITTERNESS (1 Samuel 17:28-37)

In 1 Samuel 17:28-37, David didn’t go bother to be bitter and letting himself down on things said to him but rather he keep his faith and surrender his strength back to God to defeat Goliath. Bitterness in Spirit, or in life, is one of the inner biggest challenges that we face to remain faithful to God, to not to be discourage, or to not to give up, and causes in our heart that roots all other troubles. Here we…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – DEPRESSION (Psalm 42:9-11)

Depression is an unavoidable part of life. For some it only visits briefly. While for others it seems to be a permanent resident. Often there is a biological component to ongoing depression. Even when drugs are appropriately used to help, turning to putting our hope is God is a key to overcoming depression. Series Summary: The shepherd boy, David, defeating the the giant, champion warrior, Goliath was one of the greatest victories in history. David defeated his enemy with a…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – FEAR (Joshua 1:9)

in Joshua 1:9; God is reminding us that HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL, that we need to be strong and courageous, to obey God’s Word thoughtfully and wholeheartedly, and not to be frightened or discouraged. In our daily lives, Fear is a constant battle, but we are asked that we need to UNDERSTAND and OVERCOME those fears and LET GOD DO HIS WILL. We need to put in our hearts and minds that GOD is bigger than the fear or…

OVERCOME YOUR INNER ENEMIES – Series (1 Samuel 17:32-50)

We overcome our enemies when God is with us. When will look at the physical battle between David and Goliath, we might give too much credit to David’s skill with the sling and stone and miss the key to his success. It was that God was with him. Success comes when God is with us and God is with us when we like David are people after God’s heart. Series Summary: The shepherd boy, David, defeating the the giant, champion…

Jesus is Lord (Colossians 1:15-20)

In Colossians 1:15-20 What does it mean to say Jesus is Lord? He is our GOD (YHWH), He is the IMAGE of God, He is the RULER as through His power all things were made. He is our CREATOR of everything. He is our RECONCILER of God and People. What does it mean to say Jesus is my Lord? This is by pledging our loyalty and allegiance to Jesus, pledging to submit, to obey to Him. In all of this…

Faith, does it really works? (Hebrews 11:1-10) Guest speaker: David Chicaguala

Guest Speaker: David ChicagualaIn Hebrews 11:1-10, it gives us the examples of Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others from the Old Testament. They were all looking forward to the fulfillment of God’s promise for something better than their present experience. Faith is not wishful thinking. It is taking seriously God’s self-revelation in Scripture, combined with repentance, perseverance in “love and good deeds”, and an ability to see the hands of God at work in the world, despite the evil and brokenness…

40 DAYS OF PRAYER SERIES #7 “When God says “No”

Into our last message for 40 Days of Prayer series, we need to understand God’s reasons: His plan, His purpose and His perspective when He says “No” to our prayers and what we ought we need to do to keep our trust to Him. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10