Archive for accountability

Thinking Clearly

Posted in accountability, discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on September 16th, 2019

This sermon comes from 1 Peter 1:13-25 and concerns Paul's exhortation to his audience to think clearly and to exercise self-control.  The sermon focuses, particularly, on being alert and curious.

First Things First

Posted in greed, accountability, self-centeredness, demons by LifeSpringChurch on February 15th, 2016

This sermon is a mashup of Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 11:24-26.  It has the theme of putting things in the right order in our lives.  Jesus told a parable of a man that swept his house clean, driving out a single demon.  But the man did not fill his now clean house with good things so the demon returned with 7 more demons more wicked than he was.  

Similarly, Moses told the Israelites to make sure that they put God first in ordering their lives else they would fall away from him and forgetting how they got their prosperity.
It's the same message.  Put first things first or suffer terrible consequences.

Out of the Heart

Posted in heart, accountability, judging by LifeSpringChurch on February 1st, 2016

In the text for this sermon, Jesus talks about the impact of the human heart on all behavior.  Jesus said that it is impossible to act contrary to what we dwell on and value.  This sermon from Luke 6:37-45 discusses judging others, the importance of self-awareness and self-criticism, and the congruity of the content of one's heart and one's behavior.

You do the same thing.

Posted in Jesus, accountability, teaching, mind of Christ, generosity by LifeSpringChurch on August 16th, 2015

This sermon is taken from Luke 10:25-37 and is the story of the Good Samaritan.  The principle question of this parable is "who is my neighbor" and how should I treat him/her. This is the second in a 4-part series on the Parables of Jesus.

Jephthah - Living Accountability With One’s Words

Posted in accountability, Jephthah, vows, promises by LifeSpringChurch on October 13th, 2014

This sermon comes from Judges 11:29-40 and explores that rash vow that Jephthah made in regard to a request that he made to God for a military victory.  The sermon examines what it means to be wise and deliberate in regard to one's promises.

You resemble who you worship.

Posted in accountability, self-centeredness, repentance, humility by LifeSpringChurch on June 17th, 2014

This sermon examines Psalm 51 in light of David's sins of adultery and murder and how self-centeredness played a role.  The point of the sermon is how God centeredness takes one's attention away from self.  The Psalms are God centered songs sung by Israel and are good food for the modern day soul struggling with self.

The Risk of Human Accountability

Posted in faith, accountability, risk by LifeSpringChurch on May 28th, 2014

This sermon takes its text from 1 Samuel 14:1-15.  Jonathan, the son of King Saul, once told his armor bearer that "perhaps" God would bless their endeavor to attempt defeating a garrison of Philistine soldiers.  The sermon looks at how Jonathan took personal initiative and accountability and turned the rest over to God.  This is a sermon about being initiating and accountable people.