Sermons on Christlikeness

A SAFE PLACE

Galatians 6:1-5 As we enter the last chapter in our series, “Growing in Grace” on the book of Galatians, Pastor Mark teaches on 3 keys from the text to confront the destructive nature of sin in the Church.  We see that the Church must deal with sin decisively, with the goal of restoration and as…

LIVING IN A CULTURE OF CHRIST’S SPIRIT

Guest Speaker:  Jonathan Robinson Galatians 5:15-26 In this passage, we see a clear contrast of our nature (our flesh) compared to God’s nature (the Spirit).  Jonathan Robinson brings out some practical rhythms to grow our relationship with God.  We find these rhythms are meant to be practiced in community as a local Church.  Are you…

ZEALOUS CHRISTIANITY

Galatians 4:12-20 Cultivating a Holy Passion for the Things that Please the Heart of God In this passage, we hear Paul’s passion for the souls of the Galatian believers.  Pastor Mark explains that Christian zeal is a Spirit-ignited, unquenchable passion for the things of God.  We see three aspects of Paul’s Zeal:  a holy passion…

PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH: CORRECTING AREAS OF HYPOCRISY

Galatians 2:11-14 & Acts 10:9-28 Back in our sermon series on the book of Galatians, Pastor Mark explains 3 Realities of Christian Hypocrisy, based on the text. We learn the temptation of Christian hypocrisy, the threat of Christian hypocrisy, and the treatment for Christian hypocrisy.

SPIRIT EMPOWERED PRAYER (PART 1)

Luke 11:1-4 In this second sermon of our series on NCC’s Core Values, entitled “DNA”, we discover more of the quality of prayer God desires.  When we are praying Spirit empowered prayers, we acknowledge the paternal authority of God, as well as recognize the priority of God.  Our prayers are not simply a laundry lists…