Sermons on Worship
Churches there are a lot of them. Why so many Denominations? What on Earth is the church? 1 Timothy 3:15 15 but [a]in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how [b]one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
The church is not doors and steeples— its God and His people!Built on love and sacrifice.Built on truth-teachings of apostles and prophets.Built as a house for all… all are invited. Built as a house for God- This is how God has chosen to live among people. Ephesians 5:29-30 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, 30 because we are members of His body.
Always Standing – Indestructible Always Known Always Front and Centre Always Ready Always Aware Always Discerning Always Focussed Always Preaching Matthew 6:33New American Standard Bible 33 But [a]seek first [b]His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be [c]added to you.
I believe with all my heart, that :As goes the Preaching,..So Goes the Church. If you want to know thefuture of the Lord’s church,… look at the preaching Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
Ephesians 2:19-21English Standard Version 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,[a] but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
•Ira North used to say often:“As the Sunday School goes,so goes the congregation.” •If I may be so bold as to add to that by saying:“As the Preaching goes,so goes the Sunday School,andSo Goes the Church.” •Where is that army of preachers?1.Missionaries are out there—churches are sending2.Missionaries can be thanked for being the first to look to a new generation of preachers3.May their tribe increase Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip…
Is there a church where everyone fits? •A one-size-fits-all?•Some say “NO!” •They say, “We are all different, with different preferences.” 1 Peter 4:10-12 10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 Whoever speaks, is to do so [a]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving [b]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom…
Is saying, “I’m going to church” a problem?•YES, If…1.…it means a church buildinga)Because ‘Church’ has nothing to do with man-made structures.2.…it means anything other than God’s peoplea)Businessb)Secular charities •NO, If…1.‘Church’ is understood as Jesus’ followers who:a)Confess Jesus as Lord and Saviourb)Congregate together to worshipc)Work to meet needs to a spiritual end John 4:24 John 4:24 24 God is [a]spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The New Testament Church as seen through the Old Covenant Tabernacle Romans 8:1-6 8 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, in the true tent[a] that the Lord set up, not man. 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to offer. 4 Now if he…