Summary: Let us now examine the most Biblically undefined office, the Pastor. This office over many years of church history has been run down, despised, overlooked, traditionalized, glorified, idolized, and even cherished, but always misunderstood.
Summary: Are there people missing from your church? Did they stop going? Where are they now? Why did they leave? How can we get them to come back to be a part of the family of God? Start by loving them just as they are. We are better together.
Summary: To establish that all gifts given to the church are given to achieve unity in accomplishing the “divine work of the ministry.” This lesson deals with the importance of the work of Christ in evangelism and edification.
Summary: We are urged to live a life worthy of our calling, which means above all else seeking unity in and building up the body of Christ. Unity is especially important in our community in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.
Summary: Unity. We used a picture of the church. Took it to a local business and had them make it into a puzzle. We numbered each piece on the back. Made a map of the puzzle. Gave each guest a puzzle piece. At the invitation had them put the puzzle together.
Summary: Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. - Ephesians 4:15 Strong-speaking, rebukes, corrections seem the easiest way to handle things in life. If someone d ..
Summary: Based on Ephesians 4:11-15 we must learn to slow down so we can grow up. This message not only shows the need for slowing down, but gives three practical suggestions for accomplishing that goal.
Summary: Using Ephesians 4 let's improve our communication (Material adapted from Wayne A. Mack's book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Unit 4 Good Communication, pgs. 65- 67 and several sermons on Sermon Central)