Resources on Sanctification & Growth

Incomparable Glory

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Why do children of God still experience pain and suffering on this earth? In this message from Romans 8:16-18, Pastor Ritch teaches about God’s purpose and design in the temporary sufferings of this life, and about finding an eternal joy in Him.

The Spirit of Sonship, Part 2

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In part one last week, Pastor Ritch taught about the assurances that the Holy Spirit gives to believers regarding their standing with God. In this concluding message from Romans 8:13-17, he teaches about the actions of the Holy Spirit in giving us assurance of adoption.

No Time to Waste

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In this message, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches from Ephesians 5:15-21, about the temptation to live a life of self-indulgence and comfort. This passage of Scripture gives the church a countercultural way in which to live under the influence of wisdom, leading to a deeper walk with Christ.

Indwelling Sin and the War Within, Part 2

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Many people expect their salvation to signal an end to temptation to sin. In this concluding message on Romans 7:14-25, Pastor Ritch teaches that we must continually prepare for this struggle to remain throughout our earthly life, but shares the Apostle Paul’s encouragement to trust in the hope of the Gospel for deliverance.

The Law Is Good

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In this message from Romans 7:7-13, Pastor Ritch teaches how the culture of the Western church has swung from being overly legalistic to the equally damaging but opposite viewpoint of largely disregarding the law.

Our Wonderful Lord!

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In this continuation of last week’s message from Romans 6:15-23, Pastor Ritch explains how we can experience freedom only when we willingly allow Christ to become our master …but cautions that there are two masters seeking control of our life.

Present Yourselves To God

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In this message from Romans 6:11-14, Pastor Ritch explores the Apostle Paul’s first commands so far in the book of Romans, and explains how crucial it is to the Christian’s life in Christ.

Newness of Life, Part 1

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The Gospel brings God’s forgiveness to all believers, but it continues far beyond the moment of justification. The Gospel ushers in the power of God to bring about radical life transformation through sanctification. In this message from Romans 6:1-5, Pastor Ritch teaches how the Gospel is active in the life of every believer as they grow in faithfulness to Christ.

Turning Trials Into Joy

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Our culture promises us happiness through events, experiences and possessions, but struggles to offer anything beyond momentary escape. In this message from John 16:16-33, Pastor Jerry Sanderson teaches about seeking the will of God and discovering the source of true joy even in the face of the trials and hardships we all face in life.

The Most Neglected Urge

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Every new day brings with it new temptations, challenges, and opportunities to either gratify the flesh or to honor God with our choices. In this message from I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches about the church’s tendency to forget about the spiritual battle Christians fight each day and offers practical encouragement to help us grow deeper in our walk with Christ.