What does a mature Christian look like? How often do you meet one today? Are you one? C.S. Lewis wrote that the whole purpose of becoming a Christian is to become a little Christ – to become like Jesus; full of His love, patience, and peace. Spiritual transformation is the process of moving from conformity to the world to conformity to Jesus. We invite you to join us this year as we study the book of 1 Corinthians and learn from Paul how to grow up. Paul wrote this letter to a church very much like ours in America today – wealthy, immoral, and immature. Jesus stands ready to make you like Him. Are you ready to join Him?

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James: God’s Servant

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  • More Than Human

    More Than Human

    Jan 13, 2019 • 00:38:45

    There are incredible parallels between the first century church in Corinth to which Paul wrote this letter we will be studying and the church in America. First century Corinth was a very wealthy and prosperous place. America is wealthy and prosperous. But the church in Corinth was in trouble and…

  • Knit Together

    Knit Together

    Jan 20, 2019 • 00:36:40

    The American church is so ineffectual today because we are so divided. We look for a church that fits our exact niche and if anything happens there that upsets us, we leave and find another one. But God’s heart is for us to be a family – closely united under…

  • The Assembly of the Weak, Foolish, and Insignificant

    The Assembly of the Weak, Foolish, and Insignificant

    Jan 27, 2019 • 00:31:34

    The church of God should be an assembly of the weak, foolish, and insignificant! We’re the not-good-enoughs! And if you ever find a church full of impressive-looking people, something’s wrong! Because God specifically looks for people who are weak in themselves so they have to trust Him. And today, God…

  • No More Song and Dance

    No More Song and Dance

    Feb 10, 2019 • 00:32:48

    More than anything else we need people who can simply stand in the power of the Spirit of God and manifest His presence. We’re long on programs and performance and techniques – we have too many of them and they get in the way! Where are the people who are…

  • We Have Killed God

    We Have Killed God

    Feb 17, 2019 • 00:32:11

    The Spirit of God cannot die, and yet through our suspicion and neglect, through our ignorance and doubt, we have driven the nails into His hands. We have pushed Him away and acted as if He were not the living reality of God in our midst. And it is time…

  • Unspiritual Christians

    Unspiritual Christians

    Feb 24, 2019 • 00:35:54

    there is a significant part of the church that is blind and deaf to the spiritual world. They act as if the Spirit of God is not active and living inside them. They live as unspiritual Christians. Therefore they experience a life of lack. But if we are alive to…

  • Are You a Servant?

    Are You a Servant?

    Mar 3, 2019 • 00:32:33

    It’s so easy to get caught up in the world’s mindset thinking everything revolves around me! But it’s time for the church to show there is a far better way to live. It’s time to stop trying to be the boss and advance ourselves and instead lower ourselves and be…

  • The Purge

    The Purge

    Mar 10, 2019 • 00:32:26

    Mold thrives in hidden, dark places. It does best in a lukewarm environment. But when you expose it to the light, that’s when it dies. Paul tells us that there is a fungus problem in the church. There is mold within the house of God. And today, God says, “It’s…

  • How to Touch the Kingdom of God

    How to Touch the Kingdom of God

    Mar 24, 2019 • 00:33:40

    We might find ourselves in a position today where we think no matter what we do we cannot stop the shocks of fear, anger, lust, or selfishness that have stung us for so long. That no matter how hard we try, we are powerless to change. When in truth, we…

  • The Misunderstood Role of the Body in the Spiritual Life

    The Misunderstood Role of the Body in the Spiritual Life

    Mar 31, 2019 • 00:29:48

    Probably the least understood aspect of spiritual formation is the role of the body. Today I want us to come to understand that our bodies were designed to bring glory to God. And if we figure out how to use them in this way, we will encounter God like never…

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