Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Praying for You

John 17:1-19 – In this passage Christ ends his teaching time with the Disciples by praying.  He begins His prayer by praying for Himself.  Then He prays for His disciples.  As His disciples seek to carry out the mission assigned to them by Christ, they will face opposition.  The comforting thing is that Christ is praying for them.  The very things that would seek to…

In Jesus Name We Pray

John 16:23-33 – Much of our prayer life is very focused on our needs.  We need help; the battle around us is fierce; problems are bigger than us.  If that is to be the sole focus, then why do we pray in Jesus name?  Is it for the clout?  Come away from this message with a clearer understanding of why we end each prayer “in Jesus name.”  (Power Point)

More Fruit Please

John 15:1-8 (Part 2) – Now that the believer is connected to Christ, the vine , in such a vital way, God expects that the branches bear fruit, much fruit.  What did He mean, what does He have in mind?   This message surveys the NT looking for how this fruit manifests itself in the life of the believer and the early church.  (Power Point)

Let the Servant do that.

John 13:1-17 – This section begins with the statement that Christ loved His own in the world and loved them to the end.  What follows is that love in action.  Luke fills us in on a detail that sheds light on the purpose of these verses.  The disciples were having a dispute among them selves and had been for a little while.  How is Christ going to build a church with…
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