The first and most important step to growing goodness in our lives – Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness, Part 3

During my first few years as senior pastor, I remember a thought I had nearly every Sunday when I was studying for and writing the sermon each week.  I thought, “the people don’t need to hear this…they already know it…look at them…look how good they are.  What could this sermon possibly say that they needContinue reading “The first and most important step to growing goodness in our lives – Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness, Part 3”

How to identify with Jesus – Our Identity: In Christ, Part 5

How do we fully identify with Jesus? It can be hard to know what this means.  It must go back to what Jesus himself taught in John 15.  This is the parable of the vine and the branches, and in it Jesus teaches what is perhaps his most important teaching about our identity.  Turn thereContinue reading “How to identify with Jesus – Our Identity: In Christ, Part 5”