Repentance means to turn from sin. An authentic Christian conversion involves turning to God and turning from Sin at the same time. People turn to God without turning from sin, and people turn from sin without turning to God. One without the other is empty of salvation, and a real Christian has done both at once.
What does it mean to be a backsliding Christian and what do you do about it if you are backsliding?
As we wrap up our sermon series, we will look at the final manifestation of the Holy Spirit in Discernment to understand what it means and why we need it. Then we will look at the doctrine of the Trinity to try to understand it as best as we humanly can.
Bible Text: John 15: 6-10, Luke 22:39, Luke 22:41, Matthew 14:23, Luke 6:12, John 14:10, 14:15, John 14:21, John 14:23, John 15:14, John 14:31, Revelation 2:2-5 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John, The Vineyard | We have spoken at great length about our life in Christ, and how we can do nothing without Him. We learned that anything that we do that can bring glory to God must be done out of the overflow of our life in Christ. With these lessons in mind, we move forward in our sermon series to discover the truth that life in Christ leads us to obedience to Him.
Bible Text: Romans 10:9, 2 Peter 1:3, John 14:22-24, Ephesians 2:8-10, Revelation 3:16 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John | Jesus teaches us that he can tell how much we love him by how much we are willing to trust him in our obedience. This message is going to convict us, and is sure to inspire spiritual growth!
Bible Text: John 11: 1-44, Daniel 12:2, Revelation 20:4-6, Revelation 20:14, Luke 14:14, John 5:29, 1 Corinthians 15:20, Matthew 27:52-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 20:12-13, Acts 26:23, John 17:3, | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John | Jesus is the author of physical life. Jesus is the owner of spiritual life. There is no life apart from Jesus Christ!
Bible Text: John 8: 21-30, Matthew 24:35, Revelation 21:1 | Preacher: Pastor CJ Counts | Series: Gospel of John | Jesus explained that his kingdom is not of this world. For those who do not belong to Christ, understanding the things of heaven is like us trying to understand some alien technology. But for those of us who are citizens of God’s kingdom, the matters that Jesus teaches are as plain to understand as any other every day situation.