SERMONS

Steps to Spiritual Transformation (Sermon Series)

In a recent article by Philip Nation in Facts & Trends magazine entitled “Recognizing Spiritual Transformation: Eight Signs of an Inner Reality,” he asks a very compelling question, “An assignment without a means of measuring success normally ends in frustration or abandonment. In the church, our work is to make disciples. But can you really measure discipleship?” And my answer is a resounding “Yes!”

 

Over the next eight weeks we are going to be looking at the signs of spiritual transformation, and hopefully you will be able to gauge your own level of personal discipleship. This is going to be a very enlightening journey that will pay dividends step-by-step!

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Bible Engagement)

7-7-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we discuss the first of many “Steps to Spiritual Transformation" - Bible Engagement”(James 1:19-27) and embrace the things that God desires of us as we continue to grow in our faith.

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Obeying God and Denying Self)

7-14-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we continue our look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation" with Obeying God and Denying Self (Matthew 26:31-41, 57-58, 69-75) and see how this second sign played out within Simon Peter’s life. 

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Seeking God)

7-21-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we continue our look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation" with Seeking God (John 1:35-39) and see how this third sign was fleshed out within the hearts of two of John the Baptist’s disciples.

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Exercising Faith)

7-28-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we take a collective look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation—Exercising Faith” (Daniel 3:1-18) and see how this fourth sign was lived out within the hearts and actions of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego.

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Exercising Faith)

8-4-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we took a look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation—Sharing Christ” (Ezekiel 33:1-9) and saw how this fifth sign was foreshadowed by Ezekiel being a “watchman” for Judah as the Babylonians approached Jerusalem. 

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Building Relationships) 

8-11-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we took a look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation—Building Relationships” (Phillipians 2:1-11) 

Steps to Spiritual Transformation

(Serving God & Others) 

8-18-19, AM Service (Dr. Lane Collins)

This week we took a look at “Steps to Spiritual Transformation—Serving God & Others)  Luke 10:30-37