Tag: Spiritual

A Strategy for Your Personal Spiritual Growth

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About 5 years ago today, I wrote a blog post about “Spiritual Maturity“. In it, I answered a few common questions about spiritual maturity. But I couldn’t answer one crucial question. How do we mature spiritually? The answer is we must start growing spiritually in order to mature spiritually. We cannot grow spiritually unless we are intentional about our spiritual growth. Today let’s look at a strategy we can use to boost our spiritual growth.

What is Spiritual Maturity?

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Spiritual Maturity is often a misunderstood and misinterpreted doctrine in the Church. I am not an expert on this either but want to share a few thoughts with you. In this post, we will learn what spiritual maturity is not, what is spiritual maturity, as well as the nine biblical signs of a spiritually mature person. It is my hope these thoughts will help you to mature spiritually and be fruitful for Christ.

New Year Sermon: 6 steps to Spiritual Maturity in the Year 2014

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Introduction

My parents take great pleasure in looking at photographs taken during my infancy. I think those old pictures remind them of lovely memories attached to the early days of my life. Just imagine, I never reached maturity but remained a baby for the past 32 years or suddenly stopped growing. Do you think my parents will feel the same?

Sermon: Core Truths about Spiritual Strongholds

Sermon: All about Spiritual Strongholds.

Introduction

Walter Patrick Bissell (1 December 1957 – 29 December 1987) was an American Ballet Dancer who was known for his brilliant performance. He was a fine Athlete also. He happened to die at a very young age from a Cocaine overdose. Are drugs to be blamed for the untimely death of this brilliant individual? The truth is much sinister and deeper.

Sermon: Satan’s Arsenal of Weapons

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Introduction

Satan has a formidable arsenal of weapons that he uses against us, but none so well-used as these mentioned here. At various times all of us have fallen victim to these weapons. See if any of them sound familiar to you. [A sermon by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Published with permission.]

Sermon: The Spiritual Warfare

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Introduction

“Stand firm” is the keyword used in this passage.  It’s vital that we understand this word properly because it’s the key to unlocking the whole passage. In the military sense of the word “stand firm” means to hold one’s ground. “steko” is how the word is rendered in Greek and it gives the same meaning, (to stand firm in faith and duty, to be constant, to persevere, to remain steadfast and to continue in a state.)

Sermon Notes: Our Spiritual Act of Worship

People in a church with their hands lifted in Worship.

Introduction

Romans 9 and Romans 11 formed a break in Paul’s letter to the Romans. In that passage, Paul’s focus was on salvation and the Jew. Paul wanted to show them that God was not neglecting them in this present age, but that they could be saved by calling on the name of the Lord. Now, Paul returns to the main idea of his letter. He has spent considerable time telling us how we are saved, what we are saved from, and what salvation has done for us. In this last section of the book, Paul’s focus shifts to some very practical matters. He will discuss many aspects of everyday living in this world.

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