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Football Team And The Church. Who's Team Are You On

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Sermon shared by Dennis Cocks

February 2002
Summary: This morning, I want to make a comparison using something that everyone can understand, especially today. The Church and a football team.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
FOOTBALL TEAM AND THE CHURCH
WHOíS TEAM ARE YOU ON?


TEXT: LUKE 11:14-23 TEXT VS.23

INTRODUCTION: God has a plan, He has a purpose for doing things and he gives us instructions on how to do them, they are found in His Word.

God wants us to be together, on the same page, in one accord.
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

UNANIMOUSLY! One mind. Or as Iím comparing it to this morning, a well disciplined football team.
Jesus made many comparisons in the Bible.

The Kingdom is like a mustard seed; Matthew 13:31
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

A treasure; Matthew 13:44
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

A merchant; Matthew 13:45
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

A net; Matthew 13:47
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

Compared to children; Matthew 18:2-5
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, [3] And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. [4] Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. [5] And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

Marriage; Matthew 22:1-3
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, [2] The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, [3] And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Jesus took what the people could relate to and made His comparisons.

Well, this morning, I want to make a comparison using something that everyone can understand, especially today. The Church and a football team.






I. A FOOTBALL TEAM HAS AN OWNER

He is the one in charge.

1. He makes the rules because he owns the team.
2. He selects the head coach and assistant coaches.
3. He gives them instructions on what he wants the team to accomplish.
4. He supplies the means to accomplish the goals.
5. He expects all coaches and players to give 100% effort.
6. He wants to have a winning team.

A. THE CHURCH HAS AN OWNER ALSO: JESUS CHRIST

He told Peter in;
Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Peter is not the rock Peterís name means a small stone. When Jesus said this to Peter He was talking about Himself being the Rock.

The church is made up of born again
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