A sermon examining our responsibility to the fallen Brethren.
The Ministry Of Restoration
(Companion sermon: "The Ministry Of Reconciliation" 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
James Merritt says in his sermon (Help, I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up) that "you can sum up the function of the church in two words: reconciliation and restoration."
Responsibility, Restoration, Accountability, Church Family
This is an alliterated, textual sermon on "being the church", using Phoebe as an example. PowerPoint is avaible too, just e-mail me.
BE THE CHURCH!
Scott R. Bayles, pastor
First Christian Church, Rosiclare, IL
A mega-church in Vista, California made headlines last October when they canceled all of their worship services over the weekend. Rather then meeting together in an air-conditioned sanctuary, North Coast Church closed
Service, Saint, Church Family, Phoebe, Faith In Action, Church General, Church Purpose Of
Jesus loves the church and wants it to be a place of fun, family and faith.
JESUS LOVES THE CHURCH… AND SO DO I!
INTRO TO SPEAKER: Discuss Friday night’s car accident that Caleb, Phil, Martin & Logan were in on the way to football. Church support – prayers, offers of vehicles, etc.
OPENING TEXT: “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself
Fun, Church, Joy, Church Family, Church Body Of Christ
A challenge to believers that church is not about buildings or social gatherings, but about those who have been called out
The church, the mystery of the Ekklesia (ek•klay•see•ah) “called out”
Text: Eph. 3:1-11, 1:9-10
1. The concept of “church”, having church, being the church has seemed to have gotten skewed in our day.
2. Too often the church has become a glorified
Church, Church Family, Ekklesia, Church Body Of Christ
One year anniversary as a church fellowship
What I would like to see for the future
1. A church that prays together, stays together.
a. The early church prayed the church into existence
They prayed it thru resistance
They prayed it into glory
b. "And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
Church, Motivation, Anniversary, Church Family, Church General, Church Purpose Of, E