The Church: The Basics IV,Pt 2 Basics of Church Leadership: Deacons, November 15, 2020

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TEXT: Textual; 1 Timothy 3:8-13 INTRO: The Baptist Faith and Message, the SBC book on theological guidelines, says there are two (2) offices of leadership in the local church: elders and deacons..   I. ROLE OF THE DEACON. A. The word “deacon” is a transliteration of the Greek term “diakonos” which itself comes from two Greek terms, “dia”, which means …

The Church: The Basics, The Functioning Church, October 18, 2020

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TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12; 13:4-7 I. EVERY MEMBER IS A CHOSEN AND NECESSARY PART OF THE WHOLE CHURCH. A. Church membership is about divine appointment. 1 Cor. 12: 18 says, “But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body just as He desired.” B. Church membership is about intentional dependence. 1 Cor. 12:12 says, “For …

The Church: The Basics, Church Ordinances: The Lord’s Supper, The New Covenant, October 4, 2020

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TEXT: Didactic/Topical with textual references INTRO: Southern Baptists recognize and practice only two ordinances: 1.) baptism (the “first act of obedience” in following Christ) and 2.) The Lord’s Supper (a celebration of the death of Christ for our sins and the hope of His return, also called Last Supper, Communion, the Eucharist, Mass). It is the second we will look …

THE CHURCH: THE BASICS VI, Pt. 1 “Basics of Church Leadership: Elders”September 27, 2020

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TEXT: Textual; 1 Timothy 3:1-7 INTRO: In Eph. 5:23 and Colossians 1:18, we are told that “Christ is the head of the body, the church.” Practically that means the church must diligently seek the mind of Christ to determine the practices of the church. Who are the under-shepherds who serve the Lord as leaders in the body? “ELDERS/OVERSEERS.” I. WHAT …

THE CHURCH: THE BASICS V, Pt. 2 “Basics of Church Worship: Approaches”

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TEXT: 2 Corinthians 14,  Hebrews 10:25 INTRO: What a church must do to accomplish the necessary purposes of worship regardless of form or style.  CONTEXT OF OUR STUDY. (1 Cor, 14) 1 Cor. 11-14, pneumatikos, spiritual gifts issues spilled over into the church’s worship, and caused many to forget what real worship was all about. I. WE MUST APPROACH PUBLIC …

The Church: The Basics, The Proper Relationship Between Christ And The Church, September 6, 2020

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TEXT: Doctrinal, Ephesians 5: 22-33 INTRO: This morning we are going to focus on the relationship between the church and the resurrected Christ. PROLOGUE The ideal marriage is based on the example of Christ’s relation with the church. Eph. 5: 32, “This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.” I. THE CHURCH MUST …

The Pulpit: Worship and/or Academic, August 2, 2020

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TEXT: Topical/Doctrinal; INTRO: Are worship sermons only supposed to be “devotional” (pleasant thoughts and love for God)or can they be doctrinal (meant to explain the incredible purpose and plans of the kingdom)?   I. WHAT SERMONS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR WORSHIP SERVICES? Are dramatic sermons or academic messages equally meant for worship, or is one better? Should the pulpit be filled …