Sermons on Church
2 Peter 1:3Romans 12:2Acts 2:37-47
John 5:24-26John 5:39-40John 4:13-14John 10:10
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.
The author of Hebrews gives us four things to do as Christians. Let us draw near to God, hold fast, stir up love and meet together encouraging each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Jesus builds bridges across cultures and over barriers.
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.