The Church Today (Part 4) The Formation of the Church (Acts 1:1-11)
Theme: The things Jesus left the church to complete
Introduction: I want to speak today on the subject of the formation of church; “five things that Jesus left the church.” Because I believe, as a born-again believer, and a member of the body of Christ, and the church, I think we should be interested in what Jesus left for you and for me. As this passage of Scripture opens the Book of Acts, Christ has completed His earthly ministry. He accomplished everything that God sent Him into the world to do. Now He is commissioning His disciples to carry on the work that He would have them to do until He would return for them one day. So, when Jesus went away there are five wonderful things that He left the church that we need to look at today.
February 25, 2024 Service and Sermon The Formation of the Church Due to Technical difficulties, the service and sermon were not recorded.
The Church Today (Part 3) The Fundamentals of the Church (Ephesians 4:4-6)
Theme: Seven fundamental truths we must embrace to be called the church
Introduction: In our current series, we have been studying the doctrine of “The Church Today.” What the church is. What the Bible has to say about the church. We have confirmed, Jesus Christ is the founder of the church – without Jesus, there is no church. We have confirmed, the foundation of the church is the Bible, given to us by Holy Spirit inspired apostles and prophets. Now today, we want to talk about the fundamentals of the church. (These are the essentials, the ground rules, core doctrines if you will, that we believe) So, what are these vitally important truths?
The Church Today (Part2) The Foundation of the Church (Ephesians 2:19-20; II Peter 1:20-21)
Theme: The Bible is our authority and guide
Introduction: Today’s message in our current series on The Church Today, is entitled “The Foundation of the Church“. As it is with buildings, the study and understanding of the foundation of the church is very important because I believe that all God does, He does through the local church, which is that body of called out, Spirit-filled believers, who have banded together for the purpose of sharing Christ and the purpose of fellowship and ministry.
Our two text this morning firm for us through a key phrase, the church is “built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets”. So, Paul and Peter tell us here that the foundation of the church is the apostles and the prophets. What does that mean? It means the apostles and prophets are our foundation in the sense that God through them gave us the Holy Bible, the Word of God. So, it is important that we look today at the foundation of the church which is the Word of God
There is great power in reading scripture and believing in its power. This is why the Word of God is the foundation upon which we build the church and our lives.
The Church Today (Part 1) The Founder of the Church (Matthew 16:13-19)
Theme: The Church belongs to Jesus
Introduction: Today, we begin a new sermon series, I am calling “The Church Today.” Because I want us to come back to basic understandings about the church today that I think have gotten lost, mis-understood and maybe even mis-represented, over the years. I want us to think today about the founder of the church. Jesus Christ is the founder. He said, ”Upon this rock I will build my church.” As we look at this passage together, there are some important things that our founder (Jesus Christ) has said to us.
We have the power and authority to attack the gates of hell and to share Jesus Christ so that men would be freed from their sin. (And He will give us the victory!)