Summary: What makes some Churches Great? What is a Great Church? This message deals with the ingredients that make a local Church a Great Church.
A Sermon For You
A Ministry of Huckaby’s Evangelism
Ingredients of A Great Church
By Evangelist Gary Huckaby
Ephesians 5:24-25, "Therefore as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the Church; and he is the savior of the body."
Hebrews 12:23, "To the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of his men made perfect."
Acts 2:37-38, "Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."
In this message, I am giving you a list of P’s.....
The most important part of a local New Testament Church is the Preacher.
In Matthew 7:20, the words, "Their fruit," refers to other Christians. Those who have found Christ through a soul winner. Every true man of God must be a soul winner.
If the Preacher doesn’t win lost souls, how can they expect their followers to do it?
The preacher is to be dedicated and separated unto God. God doesn’t bless a ministry, God blesses a man. Read about the great soul winners of the past, D.L.Moody, R.A.Torrey, Len G Broughton, John R Rice, Lee Robinson, Curtis Hudson, Lester Roloff, to name but a few. In my own life, and ministry I have seen what soul winning can do for the local Churches. God is more interested in building a great Church than you or I. God is more interested in souls saved, that we could ever be! It takes full surrender to build a great Church, and this starts with the Preacher.
"Blessed is the man who aims at nothing, for he shall hit it."
It would be like getting in the car with my wife, Carolyn and just start going with no destination anywhere. Before long she would ask, where are we headed? Nowhere, in particular. Then, why are we riding to nowhere? she would certainly ask.
Find out where you are going. Plan to see someone.
Where are we headed as a Church one year ahead? How are we going to reach the unbelievers in our local areas? Make definite plans to reach everyone. Set goals for the members to reach each month or week. Spend time in prayer for your work. Because without a purpose for the work or Church that you are part of, there will be no greatness for God.
Come together as a whole, an outline a plan. Use the local newspapers, radio adds, soul winning seminars, Bible Conferences, Revivals, door to door witnessing.
The telephone is also another good was to reach souls for the kingdom of heaven.
The best plan is spelled, W-O-R-K.. Some of the laziest people in the world are Christians at doing the Lords work.