Archive for discipleship

Blessed are the Poor.

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on February 18th, 2019

This sermon comes from Luke 6:20-42 which is Luke's recounting of the Sermon on the Mount.  Blessed are the poor explores the uncompromising demands of following Jesus, reflected in Jesus odd blessing on all those who are poor by the world's standards.  Those are the people who form the best Jesus-followers.

Noble Work

Posted in discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on September 2nd, 2018

On the eve of Labor Day, this sermon is an exploration of work and the place it is given in the Christian's life.  The text comes from 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.

A Primer for Mature Relationships

Posted in discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on June 10th, 2018

This sermon begins a 4 week series on Christian relationships.  The series will look, especially, at how Facebook destroys human interactions.

Whatever Gains I Had

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, follow me by LifeSpringChurch on May 27th, 2018

This sermon comes from Philippians 3:7-11 in which Paul discusses how his priorities changed when he started following Jesus.

The Wager

Posted in discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on May 10th, 2018

This sermon is the first in a series about Christian maturity.  It explores the message of the book of Ecclesiastes which shows how following human pursuits is only a dead end, full of meaninglessness.  The writer ends the book saying, "Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of mankind."  That is how we open this series.

There were many people of this kind.

Posted in Jesus, discipleship, disciples, Levi by LifeSpringChurch on February 12th, 2018

This sermon comes from Mark 2:13-17 which is about Jesus' selection of Levi, the tax collector, to be a disciple.  The sermon is about how Jesus preferred the sick, poor, and disenfranchised with whom to keep company rather than the wealthy, advantaged religious leaders of his day.

Caring About the Weak

Posted in discipleship, Christians, mind of Christ, Christ by LifeSpringChurch on January 8th, 2017

This sermon looks at the second four of the eight beatitudes in Matthew 5:  merciful, pure in heart, peacemakers, and the persecuted.  The beatitudes, in sum, give a picture of the transformation that occurs to those who take discipleship to Jesus seriously.

Realizing Our Need for God

Posted in Jesus, discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on January 4th, 2017

This is the first of two sermons on the Beatitudes and the gateway to a Winter/Spring series on the teachings of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew.  Each of the Beatitudes serves like a link in a chain, each link dependent on the previous.  The text for the sermon is Matthew 5:3-10.

I’m Just A-Passing Through

Posted in love, sin, discipleship by LifeSpringChurch on October 19th, 2015

This sermon takes its title from the language of exiles used in 1 Peter and it refers to how disciples of Jesus are more like refugees than settled residents.  This is the first sermon in a short series on the study of sin.  

What does discipleship look like?

Posted in , discipleship, follow me, disciples by LifeSpringChurch on October 12th, 2015

This is the last sermon in a series on discipleship, and in it we look at Paul's assertion that Jesus surmounts everything else in the world in importance.  Jesus said that there is a certain burden associated with following him, but it is light in comparison to every other path we might take.

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