Sermons on Church
With deception Satan destroys (Revelation 16:13-16) With truth Jesus destroys (Revelation 19:11-21) With power God reigns victorious (Revelation 16:17-21; 19:1-2) With righteous deeds the church is prepared (Revelation 19:6-9) Any plan that makes life about us is the deceptive voice of Satan. When we use the sword of truth to guide our life, we will be a prepared, righteous bride for the coming of the lamb.
Revelation 2-3 Sermon Big Idea: The church is called to be growing in Christ The letters were to churches, not individuals. The letters followed a consistent pattern. The letters end with a promise. 3 Questions… If a letter were written from God, delivered by Jesus to KCC, would you consider yourself one of the recipients? How would the letter describe KCC? Are you prepared for the promise?
Sermon notes can be found on kccwired.com. Feel free to make comments too. Why does the church look and sound more like the world? WHEN DO PEOPLE RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT? IF IT’S WHEN YOU’RE BAPTIZED, WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ACTS THAT HAD BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BUT DIDN’T RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT UNTIL THE APOSTLES LAID HANDS ON THEM? Why is the church so judgmental?
Nehemiah’s… Heritage led to a hurt heart Wept, prayed, and fasted It was his home It was his country/nation Not just about physical repairs They were left vulnerable They brought it on themselves Determination led to passionate pleas King To be able to go For supplies People of Israel Find some pride to rebuild Obey God Passion brought about effective execution Assessed and developed a plan Plan to physically rebuild Plan to spiritually rebuild Fought through adversity External enemies Internal…
Philemon A church home is a place where faith in Jesus and love toward the saints brings… (v. 4-7) Joy Comfort Refreshment A church home receives back those who have been gone with an exposed heart. (v. 8-20) Remembering where we were Remembering who saved us Remembering who grace is for A church home always prepares for guests. (v. 21-25) Expecting someone will arrive Keeping the house in order Taking nothing for granted Onesimus ran away from slavery, but returned…
Ephesians 3:1-21 The Mystery of Selection Paul – Acts 22:3-5; 2 Corinthians 12:9 Gentiles – Matthew 15:21-28 The Mystery of Inclusion Revealed – Romans 16:25-27 God’s Original Plan – Genesis 12:2,3; Galatians 3:8 The Mystery of Equality The Church – Ephesians 4:4-6 One Body – Galatians 3:28
Ephesians 2:11-22 God put walls up to reveal Himself – Genesis 12:3 God put walls up to test his people – Exodus 19:5-6 God put walls up using blood as mortar – Exodus 24:6 God tore down the walls using blood as a sledgehammer – Ephesians 2:13 How Christians can break down walls… Pray Ease into relationship Address with respect Continue in truth and love Enter into peace remembering you have been forgiven much
Ephesians 1:15-23 I love this church because… Our church loves Jesus Our church loves each other My prayer for our church is…(1 John 2:6 – If you say you abide in Him you ought to walk in the same manner in which he walked. 1 Corinthians 11:1 – be imitators of Paul as he imitates Christ) We will have a Spirit of wisdom That the eyes of our hearts will be enlightened Hope Inheritance Power Because… The church is where…
Philippians 1:1-11 1. When Paul reflected on the church at Philippi it filled him with joy. Acts 16:11-15 2. Lydia was a ray of hope in an otherwise valley of despair. Acts 16:16-24 3. The spread of the gospel comes with resistance. Acts 16:25-34 4. God showed up on behalf of his ready workers. A church to call home is one in which God is reflected, Jesus is remembered, and his people are filled with the fruit of righteousness.