December 27th Sermon Recording

Practical Christianity

Speaker: Pastor Beau Henderson

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December 20 Sermon Recording

Hope For The Holidays, Pt. 4

Speaker: Pastor Brown

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December 13 Sermon Recording

Hope For The Holidays, Pt. 3

Speaker: Pastor Brown

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December 6 Sermon Recording

Hope For The Holidays, Pt. 2

Speaker: Pastor Brown

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November 29 Sermon Recording

Hope For The Holidays, Pt. 1

Speaker: Pastor Brown

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November 22 Sermon Recording

Give Thanks

Speaker: Pastor Brown

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Blog — November 13

  1. We are called to live in unity.

“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism,  one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:4-6, ESV).

Notice how many times the word one is used. We cannot claim to be in a right relationship with God if we have a broken relationship with our brothers or sisters in Christ.

  1. God’s goal for us is maturity.

“He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-15, ESV).

God wants us to mature and not remain immature in our faith. How does God mature us? By giving us a gift of a pastor, teacher, apostles, evangelists and prophets. God brings men and women into our lives to teach us, correct us and encourage us.

  1. God desires us to be filled with His Spirit.

“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:30-32, ESV).

Did you know we have the ability to cause God pain? In this passage, the word grieve means to cause someone to experience deep pain. How do we cause God pain? By mistreating one of His children. We grieve God when we let bitterness divide us, when we gossip, speak evil or when we sin in our anger at someone. You can insult my wife and me, but leave our children alone! God feels the same way. How are you treating His children?