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  • Mature Faith

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,636 views

    Study with me the five purposes of the church – five experiences that can make us strong disciples, able to serve our Master.

    My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 (NRSVA) ...read more

  • Seeds In The Good Soil Series

    Contributed by Eric Lenhart on Aug 13, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,914 views

    Growing a mature faith in Christ.

    Seeds in the Good Soil (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23) 4th in a Series on: Parable of the Soils Introduction: “Four-year-old Jason was visiting his grandparents. Grandpa was in his study intently reading. Jason walked in carrying a peach, said something Grandpa didn’t catch, and ...read more

  • Call To Completion

    Contributed by Ed Mcneely on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,635 views

    Salvation is only the beginning. Seven features of a mature faith.

    Call to Completion: After salvation what’s next? 8-11-02 2 Timothy 2:1-26 Once we have accepted Jesus as our Christ, what then? Now that we are in Christ… What do we do next? Turn we me to II Timothy, Chapter 2. In these verses, we get a succinct picture of what we should be ...read more

  • Deeper Faith

    Contributed by Greg Burcham on Mar 12, 2017
     | 6,121 views

    This sermon addresses saving faith and mature faith

    A Deeper Faith What is Faith? The Dictionary defines faith as: 1. 1a : allegiance to duty or a person : (1) : fidelity to one's promises (2) : sincerity of intentions acted in good faith 2. 2a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a ...read more

  • Blind Faith - Seeing Faith Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,306 views

    Faith that is passionate may still be blind and arrogant. Paul discovered this on the Road to Damascus and learned how to have a true and mature faith

  • Got Faith! Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Nov 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,350 views

    Faith without works is dead faith, while faith seen by it’s works is a growing, mature faith.

    GOT FAITH? James 2:14-26 Several years ago in my country there was an advertising campaign to get people to drink milk. It was simply entitled “Got Milk?” There would be a picture of a well known person holding a glass of milk and he or she had a moustache made of milk. All fine and dandy but ...read more

  • Character Of Godly Leaders Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 12, 2018
     | 2,280 views

    In the text we will see the "must have's" for a biblical elder, as well as standards meted out

    Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Title: Character of Godly Leaders, Date/Place: WHBC, 4.15.18, AM A. Opening illustration: Jerome was biblical scholar and bible translator whose translation of the bible into Latin was a watershed moment in Christian history. In 394 AD he sent a letter to Nepotian rebuking ...read more

  • The Full Grown Christian

    Contributed by David Hersey on Mar 30, 2015
     | 2,640 views

    The life of a faithful Christian is characterized by a constant growth process. When one becomes a Christian they begin a lifelong journey of service to God. This lesson examines this great truth and brings to light what our obligations are in this.

    The Full Grown Christian Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full-grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" (ASV) The life of a faithful Christian is characterized by a constant growth ...read more

  • Daniel In Exile

    Contributed by Troy Borst on May 23, 2013
     | 9,879 views

    Today we will see how these verses from Jeremiah 29 work out in the lives of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (Daniel 1:6) and how God matures their faith in Him through the events and people in their lives. We will by extension see how God desires

    DANIEL IN EXILE CHAPTER 18, “THE STORY” Daniel 1-6, Jeremiah 29-31 This morning as we continue in “The Story” we are in chapter 18 which tells about the lives of Daniel and his three friends. Our key verses for this morning I would like us to read together out loud, ...read more

  • Donut Theology / Be Teleios

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 18, 2011
    based on 175 ratings
     | 74,188 views

    In Greek, the word translated "perfect" in Matthew is "teleios". " If something accomplishes what it is designed to do, it is said to be perfect that is "teleios" So "telios" is often translated as "mature". "Teleios" has the idea of "being complete."

    Jesus proclaims In the Gospel Lesson today: "Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect." Be Perfect! Let us consider two other passages that speak to this calling, a calling to be perfect: From Genesis Gen. 6:9 "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah ...read more

  • Encouragement To Persevere In Christ Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Aug 30, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,658 views

    We are continuing in our series on Discovering Your Destiny and we are thinking about what it means to Persevere. If we are honest, we know that there are times when we struggle to live in the way that God has commanded us to live.

    Encouragement to Persevere in Christ. We are continuing in our series on Discovering Your Destiny and we are thinking about what it means to Persevere. The Christian life is not the easy option. If we are honest, we know that there are times when we struggle to live in the way that God has ...read more

  • Biblical Christianity: Growing Up Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,438 views

    This is the third of a 4 part series comparing the early church of Acts 1-5 to today. This message looks at the idea of growing up to spiritual maturity in Christ.

    Biblical Christianity Pt 3 ¡V Growing Up! Hebrews 5:11-14; Ephesians 4:1-16 Over the last two weeks we have been taking a look at characteristics of the early church in Acts chapters 2-5. Here are just a few of the things that were happening in this early church as described in Acts. ƒß ...read more

  • What Do You Look For In Circumstances? Series

    Contributed by Rob Hall on Dec 1, 2014
     | 1,612 views

    take a new look at difficulty

    What do you look for in circumstances? What do you see? Text: James 1:2-4 Intro: 1. There are some situations that are life changing: Marriage, birth of a baby, graduation from school Car wreck, rejection by someone, being made fun of 2. We rarely, if ever give second thought to their ...read more

  • Introduction To James Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 1,883 views

    These sermons rely heavily(I mean HEAVILY) upon John McCarther’s New Testament Commentaries. Only the errors are mine

    James I. Introduction A. James begins with common ground 1. Slave to God the Father 2. Slave to God the Son 3. To the Twelve Tribes scattered abroad. (in totality) 4. Not written to Jewish Christians, but Christian Jews B. Joy 1. Christian joy is not a case of giggles during a period of ...read more

  • Cosmetic Christianity

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,403 views

    We look good on the outside, but are we pure on the inside?

    Cosmetic Christianity Hab 2:4 KJV We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results. - R. A. Torrey These are these symptoms of a Cosmetic Christianity, ...read more