"Church" Tagged Sermons
Practicing the Presence of God – Part 5
Similar to the church in Ephesus, we all drift from our first passions. John gives us all a good reminder in his letter of Revelation, that we need to remember our passion for Christ, repent from our hardening heart and return to to the practices of love.
Practicing the Presence of God – Part 4
Where is the Church in Jesus life? Good question, since Jesus only says the word twice. But when He talks about the Church, it is very weighty. We need the Church – to grow, to learn, to love each other. The Church needs us – to encourage each other, to help each other. The Church was born in song, it is an act of worship and God blesses us through the Church as we bless others.
How to Grow – Pt. 4
Throughout this series we have looked at 3 core habits of the Christian: reading Scripture, attending church, and today’s topic, prayer. Prayer is not complicated; a young child can pray. But it can be difficult! No one feels like they are an expert at prayer. Everyone feels like they need to improve. Lets explore how to grow in our prayer lives.
Ephesians – Sit, Walk, Stand – Pt. 6
Have you ever had a gift so special you did not know how to respond? In our continued teaching of the epistle to the Ephesians, Paul switches gears from who we are in Christ to how we walk in light of the unbelievable gift God has given us in Christ.
Ephesians – Sit, Walk, Stand – Pt. 4
Again, your identity: remember you were formally excluded, now you are included. Jesus breaks down the wall of enmity and calls us to be unified in the church. Build on His foundation, build the temple with living stones.
As Christians, we can have a tendency to lose the passion and motivation we experienced as new believers. When that happens, John gives us three steps we can take to refuel our passion: Remember, Repent, and Return.
Apostles Creed – The Church
Church is the body of Christ, His bride and our spiritual family. It is not the building. The church is not a kiosk for spiritual goods. Church is a unique way of being with Christ. Come be a part of it.
What have you become? What are you becoming? If you look at your Christianity as a suitcase full of rich gifts is your focus only on the destination tag? Open the suitcase and live life to the full. Don’t be a spiritual Mr. Magoo |o)
There is a shift in how this culture sees community. It is not as deep. It is not as frequent. But we still need that community. The Church should be meeting this role. Pursue community in Christ.
Imagine a Life Changed
Jesus didn’t just see a crowd he saw individuals with eternal worth. Can we see people in the same way and change a life?
Imagine a World Impacted
Jesus builds bridges across cultures and over barriers.
Imagine a City Changed
God tells the Israelites to seek the welfare of the city when they were exiled to Babylon. For he knows the plans for them, to prosper them. In a similar way we should seek the welfare of out city. Though we are exiles in this land and a culture separate from this culture. Have an impact.