Resources on Spiritual Growth

Dads in the Church

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There is no moment in our lives when we don’t need fresh manna taught from the Word of God to fill our souls, especially in the context of the local church. In this message from Titus 2:1-10, Pastor Ritch exhorts men of every age to stay engaged and connected into the work of the local church and leading their homes and communities to walk in accordance with the Scripture.

The Shepherd’s Authority

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In this message from Deuteronomy 31, Dr. Daniel Bennett (Senior Pastor of Bethany Community Church in Washington, Illinois) teaches about the limited, temporary and fragile nature of the authority given to church shepherds, and the God-honoring example Moses offers for church leaders today.

Maintaining Unity, Part 2

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Our devotion to God leads us to maintain unity. We must go out of our way to welcome one another in love without letting disputable matters disrupt the health of the church.

Living Pure Lives

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Our radical worship of God leads us to live pure lives. Let us live our lives with the conscious expectation of Jesus’ return and of our future perfection.

Hearts on Fire

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When we find joy in the resurrected Lord we will share it with the world! In this Easter sermon, Pastor Ritch shares the experiences of Cleopas, one of the disciples that encountered Jesus on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24:13-35.

Loving One Another in God’s Family

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Devotion to God leads us to love one another in God’s family. A life devoted to God is a life devoted to building genuine love in the community of our local church.

True or False?

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In God’s design, the safeguard embedded within the Church is the discernment of the people. Pastor Josh Beakley teaches from I John 4:1-6 in this exhortation for the church to stay alert doing the hard work of practicing critical thinking, and committing to deep Biblical study.

Stirring Up Love through Christian Ministry

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God gives His church a mission to fulfill and spiritually gifts each member of His church to serve in ministry together as a church for the sake of His Name. We would never have become a Christian without Jesus’ church, and it serves that we will only grow in our faith and worship of God if we joyfully embrace the central place of the church in our lives.

Stirring Up Love through Shepherding

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Every church is still in process of becoming what it one day will be. Our Lord Jesus created her, gifts her, leads her, builds her, blesses her and will ultimately perfect her. And He has given spiritual leaders a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through shepherding God’s people.

Stirring Up Love through Financial Gifts

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In this message from 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that God loves cheerful givers because He loves to be glorified through our thanksgiving. God does not delight in our giving as an act in and of itself, but rather God delights in our cheerful giving. He is not just concerned with what we give,… Read more »