Contributed on Aug 11, 2007
This sermon is the first in a short series of messages on the church, and it examines what the church of Jesus Christ is.
Scripture For the next four weeks or so I would like to interrupt my series in Paul’s letter to the Romans and preach a short series of sermons on the church. I am doing so for the following reason. Over the course of this past year the Session of the Tampa Bay Presbyterian church has been ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2007
How does one distinguish a true church from a false church? This sermon examines three marks that define a true church of Christ.
Scripture Last week I began a short series of sermons on the topic of the church. Jesus is building his church. All over the world, whether in urban or rural areas, in densely or sparsely populated areas, or in places hostile or friendly toward Christianity, Jesus is building his ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2007
This sermon examines how Jesus organizes his church into elders, deacons, and the congregation.
Introduction For the past few Sundays we have been studying the topic of the church. I have been preaching a short series of sermons titled, “Jesus Is Building His Church.” We examined the nature of the church, and made distinctions between a true and a false church. Today, I want to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2007
In this text the Apostle Paul explains how Jesus grows his church.
Scripture About five years ago someone apparently stole several copies of the Miami Hurricanes’ football playbook from an assistant coach’s office. Later, some of the contents from those playbooks appeared on the Internet. It didn’t help the Hurricanes’ opponents! A playbook, as I understand ...read more