Category: Spiritual Growth

Keep Me, Holy Spirit

Keep Me, Holy Spirit Pastor Jesse Gistand Lord’s Day Sermon 08/03/2008 – 71m 2 Chronicles 24:1-27 Notes: 1 Corinthians 10:11-12 “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed…

More Thoughts On Sanctification

Consider 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 “For this is the will of God, [even] your SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], that ye should abstain from fornication. 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even…

“The Lawful Use of the Law” In Light Of Parallel Passages

The passages are modified slightly, always within brackets, for ease of identifying the parallelisms that exists amongst them. Please note the synonymous use of terms like “Word, Law, Commandments, Judgments, Prophesyings, Holy Scriptures, All Scripture, etc.” and also note how the words “reprove/rebuke/warn/correct/exhort” (in their various grammatical forms) are associated with that which is needful…

Jesse Gistand: Sermons on Joseph

Pastor Jesse Gistand: Sermons on Joseph Joseph The Forerunner and Revelation of Joseph Parts 1 & 2 Pastor Jesse Gistand Audio sermons This series of sermons, as with his others, constitute something very rare in our day. These sermons evidence the utter benefit of bringing the full counsel of God. When messages are absolutely Christ-centered…

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today?

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today? …And What Does It Mean For Us To “Keep Them”? By Curt Wildy INTRODUCTION If (by God’s grace and effectual working) we do not listen to the entire counsel of God, submit to it, have it guide our understanding of all truth, and govern all of…

Strive to Enter the Narrow Gate

Strive to Enter the Narrow Gate Pastor Jesse Gistand Audio sermon The Lord’s Day – 09/23/2012 1h 13m 17s | Luke 13:22-30 Luke 13:22-30 “And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them,…

Some Thoughts On Balance and Maturity (Part One)

Some Thoughts On Balance and Maturity Not As One Who Has Arrived But As One Desiring To Be Led More Deeply In The Way I. THE CHRISTIAN’S OBEDIENCE TO THE WILL OF GOD After the inner man, the Christian absolutely desires to be obedient to all of the exhortations, commands, and verbal imperatives of God.…

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt

Charity, Christ, and the Benefit of the Doubt Or Else: Judge, Jury, and (Ministry/Character) Executioner Hard Lessons Learned; Hard Lessons Still Learning Months back, I left Facebook mainly because of a growing, and powerful, sense of contention, arguing doctrine for doctrine’s sake, a spirit of judgmentalism and condemnation, and due to an increasing sense of…

The Preacher/Evangelist as Distinguished from the Elder/Pastor/Bishop

The Preacher/Evangelist as Distinguished from the Elder/Pastor An Important Distinction for the Growth and Maturity of God’s Quickened Elect Evangelist / Pastor The unregenerate do not need to hear about adorning the doctrine of Christ because, until they hear and believe the Truth, after receiving both life and God-given ‘ears to hear’ to do so,…