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Sermons on Church

Elders in the Church, Part 4

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd has entrusted the care of his sheep to faithful elders I. Introductory assumptions about elders II. Important questions for interpreting the passage III. Intrinsic responsibilities of elders a. The Domain b. The Duty c. The dispositions regarding (2b-3) i.   Calling ii.  Compensation iii. Congregation IV. Impetus to faithfulness as elders (4) V. Intended regard for…

Elders in the Church Part 2

1 Peter 5:1-5a The Chief Shepherd entrusts the care of his sheep to qualified elders Five aspects of eldership relevant to the whole church I. Introductory assumptions regarding elders (v 1) 1. Elder Origins 2. Elder Qualifications 3. Church Membership     4. Church Government II. Important questions for understanding Peter’s exhortation to elders (v 1)  1. What’s the connection to the…

A Unified Bride

Title: A Unified Bride Text: John 17:20-23 Big Idea: The glorious truth of the gospel is displayed to the ends of the earth through a unified bride. Outline: Jesus’ prayer provides some key understandings of unity: 1. Intercession is needed (20) 2. The spiritual depth of unity (21, 23) 3. What unity models  (21-23) 4. What unity achieves (21, 23) 5. Practical…

Stand Firm In The Battle

To resist the enemy and advance the Gospel into the world we must rely on the Lord’s power and divine resorces. Ephesians 6:10-24 How does the church stand firm in the midst of spiritual warfare? 1)Respect the reality of the church’s conflict (10-13) 2)Recognize the adequacy of the church’s resources (14-17) 3)Realize the effectiveness of…