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Sermon Series by Pastor Craig Carter

Life for most of us is pretty good, would you agree? And while good is certainly all right, if given a choice, we’d all agree that great is better than good. Mediocrity is almost no one’s ambition.

But there is one area in life where that is not the case. Ask believers if they want to be great Christians and many seem reluctant to answer the question affirmatively. Most are afraid such an ambition would be presumptuous or seem arrogant.

Yet what is the alternative? Should we aspire to be average Christians? Is good enough really good enough when it comes to following Christ? Not according to Jesus. According to God the Son, just OK is not OK when it comes to living the Christian life.

On this page we'll share sermon notes, videos, discussion questions and more in the hopes of inspiring all who follow Christ to be not just good, but great... in God's eyes. 

This series was inspired by two popular books: Good to Great by Jim Collins and Good to Great in God’s Eyes by Chip Ingram

 


Week 1: Introduction 

Sept. 8, 2019

Without question, as God’s people, created in the Lord’s image and made by His Spirit to be like Christ, we are destined for greatness. Through service offered to the Lord and His people, we are made to become great – in God’s eyes, if not in the world’s. 

Click here to read Pastor Craig's notes from this sermon

Click here for the Week 1 Discussion Guide for individual and small group use



Week 2: Think Great Thoughts

Sept. 15, 2019

Last week we introduced the subject of becoming a great church made up of great Christians. We discussed that the primary reason for wanting to become great in God’s eyes is so we can bring glory to Him and accomplish the work He has given us to do. 

So where do we begin in this journey toward greatness? With our thinking. 

Click here to read Pastor Craig's notes from this sermon

Click here for the Week 2 Discussion Guide for individual and small group use



Week 3: Dream Great Dreams

Sept. 22, 2019

We’ve learned that great Christians think great thoughts. Now it’s time to explore how to turn those great thoughts into action. The next step in the process is to dream great dreams.

Great Christians dream great dreams and have high ambitions.

Coming soon: Pastor Craig's notes from this sermon

Click here for the Week 3 Discussion Guide for individual and small group use