Sermons on Doctrine

Sermons on Doctrine

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Advent 2018 ~ Assurance

Assurance is a necessary component of our Christian life. In this first message from our Advent 2018 series, we’ll see how assurance can be built into our spiritual life. Pastor Alan shares from his living room as the local weather conditions (impending blizzard) made a service at the church out of the question.

A Focused Life ~ Being a Church Member

Here’s the last thing you need to know if you want to live a focused life; you’ve got to be a church member. No, I’m not talking about making sure your name is added to some list of members in a church. I’m talking about being a true church member…
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A Joyful Church

A life out of focus is a life that is without meaning and purpose. When the people in a church are not focused, the church will also be out of focus. This is the fourth message in this series on how to have a focused life; this week looks at the necessity for followers of Jesus to be joyful!
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A Sacrificial Church

For a church to be focused outward, looking for ways to connect and engage with the community, it must become a sacrificial church. That means that the people who make up the church must become sacrificial people. Paul has something to say about sacrifice in his letter to the church in Rome.
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God’s Invitation

Being invited to a party can be pretty exciting. Especially when the party is a mega-party, hosted by God. Well, we’ve been invited, and we’ve also been called to participate by delivering more invitations.
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What We Think

What if our spiritual health, to some degree, depended on what we thought about? Would you seek to change your thoughts?
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Living Faith

A dead faith can still appear to be very religious. The problem is that we were never called to be religious, we have been called to be faithful.
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It Takes Work

Getting better at something almost always requires practice–effort–work. When Paul tells the church at Philippi that they must “work out their salvation” this is what Paul is saying. We have to put effort into our spiritual growth.
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Attitudes for Growth

We exercise to keep our bodies healthy. We even use brain exercises to keep our minds healthy. So, why don’t we exercise our spiritual lives? Perhaps we don’t have the right attitude…