Fruit of the Spirit - Self-Control (11.3.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • November 3, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
God wants His people to exercise disciplined self-restraint while trusting Him to handle the "big picture" of our circumstances. Self-control, then, is about the proper fulfilling of our desires and living submitted to God's perfect will.
Fruit of the Spirit - Gentleness (10.27.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • October 27, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
Gentleness is not a weakness. It is a kind and humble empathy that is neither easily provoked nor slow to forgive. Even more, it is a virtue and fruit of the Holy Spirit that God expects and enables Christians to possess and display.
Knowing Him More (10.20.19)
Stand Alone Sermon • October 20, 2019 • Jason Crawford
The world is full of distractions, and it's getting harder and harder to build solid relationships or focus on any one thing for long. Even so, Christ calls us to focus on Him, and to take the time to actually know and treasure Him above all other things.
Fruit of the Spirit - Goodness (10.6.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • October 6, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
The Holy Spirit empowers followers of Jesus Christ with the ability and desire to both be good and do good. If you are born-again, the power to make a difference by being a force for good is readily available and will not expire.
Fruit of the Spirit - Kindness (9.22.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • September 22, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous & considerate, and God expects His people to show and share kindness toward others. This very same Holy Spirit-empowered kindness has the power to change lives. In light of today's sermon, ask yourself: Is it flowing through your life, or is it being restrained by your pride?
Fruit of the Spirit - Patience (9.8.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • September 8, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
Being willing to wait, and even seeing the virtue in the experience, is not a natural human proclivity. But waiting on the perfect timing and leading of the Lord is a fundamental part of living by faith. How then are you handling the tests of patience that are at work in your life right now, and how will you handle them in the future?
Fruit of the Spirit - Peace (9.1.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • September 1, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
Having peace is more than merely being free from worry or insecurity. Fundamentally, peace is about the abiding assurance of one's ongoing security - especially in the context of relationships. Most notably, there is a peace that comes from the Holy Spirit that is rooted in a wholeness and completeness in one's relationship with God. This is a peace we should be bearing in our life.
A Safe Place (Caring Well Sunday) (8.25.19)
Stand Alone Sermons • August 25, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
The Southern Baptist Convention is facing an abuse crisis. That's why Westview Baptist Church is committed to participating in the "Caring Well" Challenge, an initiative focused on making every Southern Baptist church a safe place for abuse victims. This sermon was given in order to make the church aware of the need of such an initiative and of our plans to specifically make Westview a safe place for broken and hurting people. More information about the "Caring Well" Challenge can be found on https://caringwell.com/.
World Changers Debrief Service (8.18.19)
Stand Alone Sermon • August 18, 2019 • Ethan Kerns
For the past three years, several of our students and adult church members have participated in "World Changers" missions trips. This past July, a team of twenty-seven participants went to Roanoke, VA to serve the community and share the gospel. These are the testimonies of their experiences from that week.
Fruit of the Spirit - Joy (8.11.19)
Fruit of the Spirit • August 11, 2019 • Pastor Bryan Dugger
Happiness and joy are often understood as being synonymous. Happiness exists in the moment and diminishes when the good feelings subside. Joy, on the other hand, transcends the limitations common to happiness because it is achieved in knowing and serving God.
Can Jesus Do Anything? (8.4.19)
Stand Alone Sermon • August 4, 2019 • Jim Guinan
In times of trouble, it is easy to wonder whether or not God will pull through. We often ask, "Will He actually intervene? Can He do anything in this situation?" In Mark 9, Jesus assures a broken father (and us) of His power to do anything and reminds us of the faith we must have in Him.