Archive of Past Services

Discipleship: Life Beyond the Breakers (10/16/11)

Passage: Matthew 14:22-23

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

In Stage 5, the believer has built a deep trust in God and God’s ways, and more readily steps out into ministry, trying to discern and live out God’s purposes for him. It’s like the person who power-strokes out of the more protected breakers area into the deep water beyond. More so and more so, he is giving his life over to God, confronting his fears, trusting God, and serving, and so more fully experiencing the exhilaration of deep belief, inner peace, and purposefulness. … read more

Discipleship: Life When Your Feet Come Off the Bottom (10/09/11)

Passage: John 3:1-6

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

The step has been taken to go deeper now, feet are up and off the bottom for Stage 4. The believer is a bit more seasoned now and has become restless. Wanting more than comfortable patterns, he steps out of his comfort zones, and starts to wonder more what God wants for him. He experiments with different ministry opportunities and the Spirit’s lead. … read more

Discipleship Life in the Water (10/02/11)

Passage: Luke 5:1-11

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

Stage 3 of the discipleship journey is the new or rededicated believer. He has committed to the church and is looking for ways to connect with people and spiritually grow. He has gotten into the water, but his feet are still securely on the ground. At this stage, the person is pretty much self-focused in his faith journey, mostly looking to have his own religious needs met. … read more

Discipleship: Life on the Shoreline (09/25/11)

Passage: Luke 19:1-10

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

Stage Two: in which the person is curious and investigative, though with heightened sensitivities. He follows-up on his first visit to the church with other visits which test the waters of the church environment. … read more

The Journey of Discipleship (09/11/11)

Passage: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

A reminder of the basic idea of discipleship and spiritual growth, with an overview of the stages of discipleship- presented through the use of the analogy of a person progressively going from standing on the beach to swimming out in the ocean deep. … read more

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