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  • The Creative Word And Spiritual Formation

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Jan 15, 2008

    God has purpose for us.

    The Creative Word and Spiritual Formation Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Form - tohuw (to’-hoo); from an unused root more

  • The Case For Spiritual Formation Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Dec 31, 2009

    Part 4 in series The Company We Keep, this message makes the case for why spiritual formation is critical and discusses the difference between training to obey Jesus and trying to obey Jesus.

    The Case for Spiritual Formation The Company We Keep, prt. 4 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers May 23, 2009 John Ortberg asks us to consider what it would be like to be doing what we do every night – sitting on the couch eating Twinkies and potato chips – when suddenly the phone more

  • Back To The Bible Series

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Scripture is the guidebook that provides the only reliable directions for spiritual formation.

    Back To The Bible 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 Where do we go from here? Where do we get our directions? On the Friday after Christmas, I had the opportunity to hang a garage-door opener. Before I did anything else, I opened up the manual. On Tuesday, January 2, Timothy began the journey back to more

  • Seeking, Knowing And Serving

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Aug 21, 2004
    based on 50 ratings

    David’s final words to Solomon are, in fact, a primer in spiritual formation for the believer.

    An ancient Chassidic parable tells the story of Yechiel, the young grandson of a Chassidic rabbi, who once played hide-and-seek with a friend. When it was his turn to hide, he found a great hiding place where he waited, somewhat impatiently, for his friend to find him. He waited and waited; it more

  • Embodying A New Life Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jun 10, 2009

    There is a new way of life… it is the life of Christ… who has come and in his death and resurrected life… inaugurated the start of a new humanity… which we can enter and begin to embody. Our spiritual formation involves connecting with the new life that

    Embodying a New Life – Part 2 Series: The Liberated Life (Colossians) Brad Bailey - May 31, 2009 Intro – The search for a new means of life that can save us from our own divide. Two of the big early summer films that just came out are the new Terminator and Star Trek films. Like so many more

  • Reform School For The Spirit Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 30, 2006

    Life Management 101, part 2. Dave deals with eight essential spiritual disciplines we must pursue to become like Christ. Eight disciplines taken from "So You Want to Be Like Christ?" by Charles Swindoll.

    Reform School for the Spirit Life Management 101, part 2 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers June 25, 2006 What is spirituality? You could define spirituality, in general, as those parts of us that desire fulfillment, passion, purpose, and a sense of being part of something greater more

  • Making Disciples - Shaping Life

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on May 16, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    In the Great Commission, Jesus instructs us to go, to do, and be.

    MAKING DISCIPLES -- SHAPING LIFE Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV) 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has more

  • Portraits Of A Father From Proverbs Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    The purpose of this message is to encourage fathers to take the time and put forth the effort to raise their children in a godly way therby becoming the glory of their children.

    PORTRAITS OF A FATHER FROM PROVERBS Proverbs 13:1; 15:5; 27:10; 22:28; 17:6 INTRODUCTION: A. Happy Father’s Day Fathers. 1. If you are here with your dad you are privileged to do so. 2. There are many who would like to be but cannot - enjoy the time together. B. On more

  • Church Health Principles # 1 "Persistence In Faith" Series

    Contributed by Ryan Peters on Mar 11, 2009

    In order for a church to grow as God wants it to grow, the church must be a healthy church. Naturally healthy churches will grow. So we want to find what principles will it take to build a healthy church. Persistence in Faith is the first principle any pe

    Text: Luke 18:35-43 Intro: • Speaking of persistence in faith o Man Drawing deep in to the things of the Spirit no matter what may come. • Friday’s Service o In line where God has been leading me. o God’s word speaking to me to continue to dig deep  Congregation will more

  • Connecting To A Common Purpose Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 86 ratings

    Small groups #2

    Connecting to a common purpose # 2 of Core values of Christian community values Eric Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ October 13, 2002 What’s the difference between a southern zoo and a northern zoo? A southern zoo has a description of the animal on the front of the cage, along more

  • Some Christians Are Dumber Than Geese

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    This sermon discusses the need for unity in the church, and the need to align ourselves with Christ.

    Some Christians are Dumber than Geese Ephesians 4:1-6 Romans 12:6, 14:19 15;5-6, 1 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Cor 13:11, 1 Peter 5:8, John 15:1-8, Eph 4:11- 16 I. How many of you were ever told when you were little, " you don’t have the sense of a goose". A. I guess I was special because I more

  • More Than These?

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Apr 16, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    As He did with Peter, Jesus asks each of us, "Do you love Me more than these?" This sermon helps each of us identify our own "these." It is especially appropriate for preaching during Eastertide.

    More than These? John 21:15-19 “Peter, do you love me more than these?” That Scripture text that I have read a heard read hundreds of times pierced my heart around 10:00 a. m. last Friday, 08 April 05, as I was silent before the Lord in room 124 of the King’s House of Retreats across the more

  • Go And Sin No More

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    A sermon for serious disciples

    "Go and sin no more." -- Jesus I would like to take a look at a very simple passage of scripture found in the second chapter of Titus. “11For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We more

  • Growing Fruitful Followers Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    As we read some of Jesus’ final words, we discover the seemingly impossible mission he gives them. And it will greatly help us understand our own mission. Mission impossible? You be the judge…

    GROWING FRUITFUL FOLLOWERS John 15:5-13 INTRO: Give every child an apple as they enter, with instructions not to eat it… As I talk this morning, I want each of you with an apple to be thinking about what this apple has to do with who Jesus wants us to be, what Jesus wants us to do. We’re more

  • Mushrooms Or Maple Trees - Sermon #5 Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 29, 2007

    We can be released from our “addiction to self” by submitting to the grace of the Gospel; the 12 steps are especially illustrative here.

    Mushrooms or Maple Trees: Spiritual Growth as God Intended Sermon #5 Sermon Objective: We can be released from our “addiction to self” by submitting to the grace of the Gospel; the 12 steps are especially illustrative here. PRE-SERVICE INTRODUCTION We are in a sermon series called more