Sermon Series Descriptions: Just as a baby must grow to experience all that life is designed to offer, the Christian must also grow to experience the abundant life in Christ. These messages will help you understand how to develop a dedicated and dynamic Christian lifestyle.
Obedience: The Response of Spiritual Growth (James 1:21-25): While the Word of God is the food for our spiritual walk, it’s what you do with it that determines the actual development. Tony Evans says one of the great tragedies that exists today is when Christians stifle their own development by hearing God and choosing not to obey. Discover how to see spiritual obedience as a desire rather than a responsibility.
Sin: The Hindrance of Spiritual Growth (1 John 1:5-10): In order for each of us to grow spiritually, there must be an unrestricted flow of grace in our lives. Unfortunately, sin exists as part of our fleshly nature and seeks to interfere with our access to God’s grace in order to hinder spiritual development. Join Tony Evans as he teaches how to address this hindrance of sin that we still face despite our new nature.
Calling: The Ministry of Spiritual Growth (Acts 13:1-5): Have you ever experienced the feeling of being incomplete despite having the perfect home, perfect car or perfect job? Tony Evans says far too many of us are just existing and not truly living because we have not gotten around to our divinely ordained reason for being here. In this lesson, learn about the divine purpose that God has uniquely given to you to further His kingdom.
Giving: The Generosity of Spiritual Growth (2 Corinthians 9:6-15): If you were able to give God one million dollars but only because it’s what you had leftover, then you’ve missed the point. Tony Evans says that when it comes to tithing, it’s not about the amount but the heart behind it. Experience how God loves a cheerful giver and the effect that being a blessing to others has on your spiritual growth.
Temptation: The Battle of Spiritual Growth (Ephesians 6:10-18): Temptation can come in all shapes, sizes and forms. While trials are created or allowed by God to produce spiritual maturity, temptations are always an invitation to disobey or rebel against God in order to stifle your spiritual growth. In this lesson, Tony Evans discusses the battle for your spiritual growth and how God has provided everyone with the necessary armor and weapons to overcome the temptations of the devil.
Maturity: The Goal of Spiritual Growth (1 John 2:12-14): The process of pursuing spiritual growth is not only to experience a new life but a mature life. But how can you be certain that you’ve reached this peak of maturity in your spiritual walk? Tony Evans says you’ll recognize it when you discover that you know God and not just about Him. Experience intimacy with God and how everything you do changes when knowing Him is your driving goal.
Trials: The Test of Spiritual Growth (James 1:2-8): A trial can be defined as something that causes an inconvenient interruption to the ordinary program of life. Well, Tony Evans says that one of the most important features of growing in your walk with God is the presence of spiritual trials. In this lesson, learn the secret behind remaining joyful in the midst of the trials that were set in motion to develop you.
The Church: The Context of Spiritual Growth (Ephesians 4:7-16): Many people wonder why it’s better for them to show up for church in person as opposed to just watching a sermon on TV or tuning in on the radio. Tony Evans says that the church was not created solely to provide you with sermons, but also to provide you with a family. Learn how your spiritual growth can become hindered when you find yourself operating apart from the family of God.