Contributed on May 22, 2016
God's blueprint for His church includes something that makes no sense. God builds His church with losers. The rejects of society. The people no one else wants. Why would He do it that way?
OPEN: In the first part of the 1900s, New York City had two major league baseball teams. One was called the New York Yankees (obviously) But in the early 1900’s what was the name of the other team? (NY Giants) In 1957, the Giants decided they liked the climate better in San ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2016
Grace is THE blueprint for God's church, and without it you do NOT have a church.. But what is so important about grace and how could we miss having it in our church?
OPEN: In the state of Indiana, if you’re going to build a house, or an office building, or a church building, the first thing you’ve gotta have is… a blueprint. If you don’t have a blueprint, they won’t let you build. Now you might ask – why do they call it ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2016
In his instructions of the role of older women, God tells us what he really thinks about the role of women in the church.
As I read the text at the beginning of the sermon I asked the audience to pay special attention to the instructions Titus received in what he was to teach each specific group in this passage - Titus 2:1-10). Have you ever seen a child with lots of freckles on their face? I read the story ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2016
How was Titus going to "straighten out what had been left unfinished" in Crete? It was an evil land and he was only one man. How did God expect him to do such a daunting task?
How many of you have ever heard of a television show called “This Old House” (the majority raised their hands). It is a popular home improvement show that is now in its 36th season – that’s 36 years it’s been on TV. It’s popular because people are intrigued with ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2016
Jesus is the foundation of the Church. A unified church fortifies that foundation. How do we avoid causing division? How do we handle the divisive person? Check out these thoughts from our Family Minister, Scott Jewell.
(This is a sermon by our associate Scott Jewell concluding our sermon series "God's Blueprint For His Church") Jeff started this series a month ago telling us about an episode of “This Old House”. It was about a young couple who purchased a 1906 church building in San Francisco to ...read more