Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Jim Sole

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity – Part 9

The praying life of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians is a goldmine of instruction on true Christian experience. In this ninth part of an examination of Ephesians 3:14-19, Pastor Jim looks at why God strengthens us by His Spirit; to produce a stable Christian life grounded in Christ’s Person and love.

Model of a Holy Life: Our Heavenly Father – Part 2

Salvation is a call to holiness. Our God who is Holy, Holy, Holy calls out a people to become like Him. In Peter’s opening instructions to these suffering believers, he emphasizes the that the model of holiness is not our conduct or behavior, but our God Himself. In this second part of Pastor Jim’s message on our model for a Holy life we will begin seeking to see God as He is . . . holy, holy, holy . . . and the transforming power such a look will do in us.

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity Part 8

Ephesians 3:14-19 – For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have…

Model of a Holy Life: Our Heavenly Father Part 1

1 Peter 1:3-6 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the…

The Apostle Paul’s Prayer for Experiential Christianity Part 7

The praying life of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians is a goldmine of instruction on true Christian experience. In this sixth part of an examination of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3, Pastor Jim looks at why God strengthens us by His Spirit. It is for us to know deep the control of Christ’s love which leads to a vibrant and stable Christian life.

The Pursuit of Holiness: Our Responsibilities, Attitudes and Actions

Salvation is a call to holiness. Our God who is Holy, Holy, Holy calls out a people to become like Him. In Peter’s opening instructions to these suffering believers, he emphasizes the personal responsibility, attitudes and actions required of a believer in the pursuit of holiness. Such holiness is not achieved without diligent effort on our part. As it is demanded by our God, His grace also provides us what we need to meet His demand. In this third sermon on the pursuit of holiness Pastor Jim covers the specifics of working out a life of God-pleasing holiness through our responsibilities, actions, and attitudes toward holiness.