Sermons from August 2020

So Goes The Church – Part 2

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

The Church and Truth

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.

So Goes The Church

•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…

The Road to Progress

If you:1.Listen to sermons just to affirm your present beliefs, you have come to the wrong place 2.Read the Bible to support you present religious ideas and practices, you have come to the wrong book 3.Believe that listening is something that is best done by the other person, you have come to the wrong Jesus. 4.Seek to insert Jesus’ teachings into the philosophies of this world, then you will never hear what Jesus is actually saying. 5.Are willing to hold…

I’m Sorry

Clayton’s Apology•The apology you make when you’re not really sorry. Herod’s sorrow didn’t save John The Baptizer Saul’s sorrow didn’t stop him from trying to kill David 2 Corinthians 7:10 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance [a]without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

My Place In The Plan

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…