Contributed on Dec 21, 2003
Part One -All Christians as living stones are to work together to build God’s kingdom.
According to many historians, archaeologists, and others who study ancient cultures, the Incas had their great capitol in the mountains of Northern Peru thousands of years ago. Most intriguing of their architecture from the period are the great walls they built. The Incan walls of Northern Peru, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 30, 2003
We must look to Jesus as our example of how to use the tools he has already given us in relationships. Love, purpose, and humility are the tools.
Last week we looked at how we must all get along with each other and work with each other in order to build a strong church. This week I will continue my series on building the church with a look at exactly how we must work together. While Jesus was the foundation and cornerstone in the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2004
Church growth starts with a healthy congregation devoted to God and the church. Regardless of plans or programs the church will grow with God’s Holy Spirit.
I. The church consists of baptized believers A. They accepted the message Peter preached 1. Old Testament Prophecy 2. Contemporary application 3. Jesus is Lord and Christ B. They were baptized C. Incredible growth II. The people were devoted A. If we are out of our minds it is for Christ’s ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2004
God’s power for growth is beyond our imagination but within our grasp.
I. The power to be (vv 14-15) A. Paul acknowledges the power and sovereignty of God 1. He kneels – not a posture of prayer but of obedience before kings 2. God names all families in heaven and earth a. Naming is a sign of power b. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were a group of teens who had ...read more