Contributed on Jan 22, 2017
How does one gain access to the church? What is the means of entrance. We know that salvation is by grace through faith. Jesus is the Door of salvation. If salvation is by faith through the Door, who has access to that Door? The text reveals the answer.
The Door of Opportunity Titus 2: 11-15 Today I want to begin a new series entitled: Church – A New Testament Model. As I began to pray and prepare this series, the first question I felt it necessary to answer was – how does one gain entrance into the church? Just in case there is any confusion, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2017
After one gains entrance to the church through the Door of Opportunity, what is expected next? Every believer is gifted to serve within the church, for the edifying of the body and the glory of God. We must be united and work together to fulfill the work.
The Necessity of Unity Ephesians 4: 11-16 Last week we began the series: Church – A New Testament Model. We looked at the means of entrance into the church through Christ the Door. This opportunity is available by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Once entry into the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 12, 2017
The early church took full advantage of the community developed within the body of Christ. As Christ designed the church, He intended for us to benefit from one another while we each contribute to the welfare of the entire body.
The Blessing of Community Acts 2: 44-47 The verses we have read offer insight into the makeup of the early church. This was a very exciting time in the lives of those within the church. The early believers had only one thing on their minds – to serve the Lord in such a way that would honor Him ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2017
As the Lord ordained and created the church, He placed individuals with varied gifts in the church as it pleased Him. Such diversity of gifts is essential for the church to function and prosper. We must embrace such diversity and celebrate these gifts.
The Benefit of Diversity 1 Corinthians 3: 5-9 As we continue our series – Church: A New Testament Model, I was reminded of the various gifts and abilities within the church. Every believer is gifted of the Spirit for service within the body of Christ, and yet all are not gifted the same. This ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2017
The early church experienced amazing growth and power. She was very young and very pure. We must follow the biblical model rather than striving to meet the expectations of contemporary culture if we are to experience God's presence and power.
The Path to Stability Acts 2: 42-44 Today I want to conclude our series: Church – A New Testament Model. Once again we are in the book of Acts, immediately following Pentecost. The Lord had ascended back to the Father, and the Spirit had come, filling the believers. The presence and power of ...read more