Sermons on Sanctification & Growth
The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.
The great problem in contemporary Christian living is not learning the right things to do but how to do the right things. The problem is not to discover what love looks like but how to love by the Spirit.
Anything, absolutely any act or attitude which is owing to a lack of trust in God is sin, no matter how moral it may appear to men. God looks on the heart.
God gets glory not from our heroic exertion but from our reliance upon his strength—when we serve as one who serves with the strength which God supplies.
Jesus planned for our joy; we ought to plan for his glory.
If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.
People who bear the fruit of the Spirit know they are worthy only of condemnation. They know that the only pay they can earn is the wrath of God.
Your enjoyment of freedom is much more important to God than many of the day-to-day decisions that fill us with so much concern.
What is the balance between being in the world and yet not of the world?
The world is hungry for people filled with life because they see a reflection of eternity in everything.
The essence of lukewarmness is the statement, "I need nothing." The lukewarm are spiritually self-satisfied.
When it comes to serving Christ, half-heartedness, lukewarmness, laziness, sluggishness, and slothfulness are utterly inappropriate.
If the knowledge of God's glorious promises does not spur us on to strive against the tide, then we will be barren and fruitless and drift to our destruction.
Of all the things Paul could have chosen as the foundation of your life in Christ, he picks the mercies of God. Why?