Sermons tagged with ‘Discipleship’

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“A Reason to Celebrate”

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Celebration is what Nehemiah 12 is all about as the people come together to celebrate what God has done through them in completing the wall and gate rebuilding process in 52 days. This sermon builds on the theme of celebration by looking at the foundational values that have guided Hillcrest Church over the past 100 […]

“Living Outside Our Comfort Zone”

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This sermon asks the listener two questions: What defines you comfort zone? What might God be calling you to do? Using Nehemiah’s story we see some lessons on how God works to push, prod and challenge us to live outside of our carefully orchestrated comfort zones. Scripture – Nehemiah 11

“Drawing a Line in the Sand”

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In this sermon we see God’s people making a commitment or vow to the Lord. As they read God’s Word, God’s Word reads them. In response, the people made four very critical commitments to God that they intended to honor for the rest of their lives. Commitments we should consider as well. Scripture – Nehemiah […]

Father’s Day “What Are You Building With Your Life?”

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It probably goes without saying that as Christ-followers, all of us hope to build a life that leaves a legacy that is honoring to God. Father’s play a key role in this happening. As dads it should a priority to build our life and the lives of our family on things that will last [ie…the […]

“It’s Never Too Late to Start Over”

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Summary – One of life’s certainties is that everyone will experience failure—life is not an unbroken chain of success after success. This sermon looks at how God wants turn failure into freedom and a fresh start by asking and answering two questions: What causes failure in life? AND How do you start over—how do you […]

“Overcoming Temptation With Scripture”

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Temptation is attractive—otherwise it wouldn’t be tempting. And it’s dangerous because it’s attractive. Temptation is not sin, but yielding to it is. To overcome temptation we need to pick up the only piece of spiritual armor that is intended to be used offensively. This sermon ask and answers 3 questions about “the sword of the […]

“Overcoming Weakness With Strength”

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The apostle Paul in Ephesians 6 calls us to “be strong in the Lord in His mighty power.” This call is not a call to fight but rather a call to stand…to be strong so we can stand. He tells us we are not fighting for victory but from victory. This sermon looks at four […]

“Do You Know Who You Are?”

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We live in a day and time where our culture has caused many people to be confused about their true identity. Using the story of Moses this sermon looks at four important things that happen when we know our true identity as Christ-followers. Scripture – Hebrews 11:23-27

“Application is Everything”

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The devil is not worried about how much of God’s truth we know…but he’s terrified of how much of God’s truth we apply. This message challenges every Christ-follower to not merely listen to God’s word and so be deceived. But rather to look intently into God’s truth, apply it and experience the freedom that application […]

“Joy-Filled Living”

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In this sermon we look at the apostle Paul’s clear teaching about the liabilities of his PAST and the possibilities of his FUTURE. This leads to a conclusion about the responsibilities of Paul’s PRESENT. They include 3 takeaways to apply to our PRESENT as we walk into our FUTURE. Scripture – Philippians 3:1-14