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  • How Does A Mature Disciple Look Like Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Jun 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,117 views

    Be Perfect series presents selected topics from Matthew 5-8 containing Jesus’ call to maturity for those who follow Him.

    BE A TELEIOS! (MATURE) Matthew 5:33-48 A mature person is a follower of Christ who through persistent study of the Word, backed up by a completely surrendered life, and transformed by the amazing empowerment of the Holy Spirit, has learned to respond to life’s challenges in ways that are good ...read more

  • M3 – Mature Disciples 2 Matthew 28:19-20 Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Apr 11, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,367 views

    To MAKE a disciple begins w/ connecting someone to Christ through salvation and then connecting them to His church for ministry care and concern.

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been sharing w/ you my heart as it pertains to God’s call on our lives to make disciples of all nations. And if you remember, a disciple is more than a convert, but a person who’s been saved and is now in the process of becoming just like Jesus. In Matthew 28:19-20 – ...read more

  • Living Only For God Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,270 views

    Mature disciples live only to honor God and not to be seen by men.

    LIVING FOR THE AUDIENCE OF ONE (Be Perfect series) "Be careful not to do your `acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1 (NIV) "God wants us to be so supernaturally transformed that our main objective ...read more

  • Christians Effectively Minister Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Jun 30, 2008
     | 1,964 views

    Christians are called to make mature disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit and the word

    CHRISTIANS EFFECTIVELY MINISTER A CHRISTIAN IS… Colossians 1:24-2:3 OBJECTIVE: Christians are called by God to minister to others and He equips them to minister effectively. Let’s begin today’s message by correcting a misunderstanding of ministry: MINISTRY BELONGS TO PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN ...read more

  • Essential Church – Building Mature Disciples By Teaching God’s Word Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Sep 29, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,446 views

    The only way to produce a mature disciple is by teaching the Word of God.

    Today’s Main Idea: The only way to produce a mature disciple is by teaching the Word of God. One of the strongest characteristics of FBC is our commitment to Biblical teaching. We began last week by looking at the Essentials of the church, looking to the things that the first Christians ...read more

  • The Priority Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 25, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,390 views

    A mature disciple makes prayer the first response, not the last resort.

    A couple of months ago our dog, Susie, was apparently chasing some critter near our pool equipment, which resulted in several wires that are required for that equipment to work properly being broken. So I got my tools and equipment out and re-spliced all those wires and my equipment was working ...read more

  • Fellowship For Discipleship

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Jul 10, 2017
     | 2,876 views

    Church is not about entertainment, nor about being made to feel good, nor about promises that God will give you health, wealth and happiness ... it is about becoming a mature disciple for Christ.

    FELLOWSHIP FOR DISCIPLESHIP ILLUSTRATION If you go on line and look up the basic needs for camping you will be amazed at what some folks think is essential for camping. They talk about bringing tables, and chairs, and portable camp fires, and solar cells for recharging batteries, and fans, and ...read more

  • On T.a.r.g.e.t.

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,309 views

    In this sermon, I discuss our mission and a practical plan for staying on target.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a truck driver who was hauling a load of 500 penguins to the zoo. 1. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. 2. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. 3. Later that day the first truck driver got ...read more

  • Changing My Citizenship Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 2, 2013
     | 4,663 views

    My life of discipleship must begin by changing my citizenship from this earth to the Kingdom of God

    This week I read an article about the First Presbyterian Church of Newark, Ohio that caught my attention. In part it read: While he served as pastor at Central College Presbyterian Church on Sunbury Road in Westerville, the Rev. Dr. Richard Ellsworth remembers seeing fishermen going by early on ...read more

  • Working Together In Community Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 6, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,470 views

    No one can do everything but everyone can do something.

    With all the resources available to us, why are people having such a hard time becoming mature disciples of Jesus? I’m convinced another recent survey (2014 Barna survey) provides the answer to that question. When people were asked what, if anything, helps them to grow in their faith, they ...read more

  • Making Connections, Not Resolutions

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 4, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,896 views

    Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, we need to develop a lifestyle of connections that will enable us to be Jesus’ true disciples.

    Each year around this time of year, 40 to 45% of American adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions. But only a week later, on average, we’ve already abandoned one-quarter of those resolutions and by the middle of the year, less than one-half are maintained. No wonder someone once described ...read more

  • The Goal Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Doug Morrell on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,662 views

    Discipleship is the key to effective ministry in the church. Nothing we can do has more potential to change the world than making disciples.

    We are called to make disciples. It is the heart of our Lord’s Commission for His church. Jesus said: ...read more

  • Petrified In The Pew Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,465 views

    This sermon looks at Christian service as a function of our worship.

    We have looked at… Prayer Praise Fellowship Giving Time in the Word and Repentance – response to the Word. Each one of these is a function or part of our worship to God and is also part of our being matured in Christ as we help others to mature in Christ. Today we will look at one more ...read more

  • The Great Omission

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,121 views

    This is a sermons that sets out a three fold purpose for the church.

    This is the purpose of the Church summed up in a few brief verses. Let’s take a look at what is taking place in this passage. First we see that the eleven disciples did what Jesus had said by going to where He had told them. Then when they encountered Him there they worshipped Him. But some ...read more

  • How A Disciple Grows Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Mar 13, 2014
     | 3,831 views

    Making Disciples; Making a Difference How a Disciple Grows

    Making Disciples; Making a Difference How a Disciple Grows Colossians 2:6-7 In the first week of this series we looked at the command Jesus gave all of us to make disciples. Then last week we looked at a clear and simple definition of what is a disciple – a disciple knows and follows ...read more