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The Gospel Applied by the Holy Spirit in Community


September 02, 2018
Donnie Berry
Ephesians 3 : 7-19; 4 : 11-16


Everyone wants to grow. We want to be better, and we want to stop being stuck in our faults and mess. We want to be changed. In today's sermon, Pastor Donnie Berry teaches on what it looks like to Grow in the second part of our Grow sermon series. We all have the longing for something more and be transformed, and Jesus tells us that He's the answer. That we can find fullness of life in Jesus. He is how we can grow. We become like him, and we grow into the fullness of Christ through the Gospel, applied by the Holy Spirit, in Community. What is the gospel? We turn to the Bible in Ephesians 3 to find out from the Apostle Paul. We see that the Gospel is Jesus Himself. We understand the gospel more by becoming more like Jesus. How does this happen? The Holy Spirit makes us grow more like Jesus when we open the door to Him, and this happens best in real Christian community (or family). This all boils down to this. Growing is not about a list of disciplines, classes, spiritual practices, or other behavior; it's not about being able to compare ourselves to others. Growth looks like this: Christ becomes bigger to us. He is what we're pursuing together.

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