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Sermons on Church

God Makes Himself Known in Judgement and Redemption

Once more God reverses creation to bring about His new creation Exodus 13:17-14:31 Viewing the Red Sea crossing through four lenses I. Historical A. God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform (13:17-18;20:22;14:1-4) B. The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He will. (Prov 21:1) 14:55-9 C. Judge not…

God’s Household

In God’s household we must behave according to God’s commands which are for our good and for His glory. 1 Timothy 3:14-15 Four phrases which aid us to think through living in God’s household: Know how one ought to behave (vs. 15) Household of God (vs.15) Church of the living God (vs. 15) Pillar and buttress of the truth (vs. 15)  

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…