Main Idea Elders are the functional leaders of the church. If you have visited churches other than your home church, odds are, you have encountered a variety of ways a church can be governed: There is the CEO model, where the Senior Pastor is the top dog and holds all of the power. There are congregational-led…
Conduct in Exile
Recap Last week we spoke about Elders. We covered how Peter was tying the job of elders into Christ. Jesus was the good shepherd. We covered how we don’t want to be like the wicked shepherds in Ezekiel. We also went over the qualifications for elders. Shepherd the Flock of God When we shepherd, it isn’t…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Reflecting back to last week, we as the church are now: Out of the stands, no longer spectators… RIGHT!? We have come together today to prepare ourselves for ACTION!!! It’s time to HUDDLE and prepare and be equipped for the work of the Gospel... There is an obligation given in the great commission Matthew…
Scripture's Post Cards
We are looking at another letter this week. This letter has been classified in a particular group of letters known as the “Pastoral Letters”. Instructions from God to those who lead the church and what should be taught in His Church. Paul is by training a man who is skilled in the art of communication…
What is the church?
If the biblical evidence argues for a congregational polity, that is- the evidence in the NT shows the church as a whole, or the congregation making all the decisions in the church, then were does that leave the authority of the pastor? How can a pastor lead or shepherd the flock, if the flock is the…
Discovering the Church
Barry G. Johnson, Sr. • Sermon • • 132 views • 54:48
Coming to the end of Paul's first missionary journey the brethren are strengthened and Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch the beginning of their journey.
I Peter is God’s letter to the church that describes in great detail the grace that is essential in order to navigate through suffering so that the church will not only survive, but thrive in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. One thought summary by chapter: I Peter 1…
Teach Us Sound Doctrine
Bill Sizemore • Sermon • • 4 views
The reason we sit at the feet of Jesus is because He is the Son of God and He has the words of Christ. The truth we learn from Jesus is absolute because it is always consistent with the character and nature of God. Sound doctrine about God, ourselves, others, and creation cause us to live in freedom and righteousness.
1 Timothy: Guarding the Gospel
Chris Gravning • Sermon • • 2 views
Intro: What is a pastor? There are many ways that people think of pastors. It can be influenced by a few things. History, perception, and how its been taught. A few examples: pastors are mostly chaplains, called to marry, dedicate babies, visit me when I’m sick, bury me, and do that preaching thing on…
1 Peter: Living As Exiles
Andy Fuqua • Sermon • • 0 views
Introduction We’re going to finish 1 Peter today. One of Peter’s main themes: How to live as a Christian in a non-Christian society. One of Peter’s main points: Expect to be treated like an exile. Suffering for Christ is not a mark of shame but a badge of honor. Live as exiles together with other believers.…
Stephen Fendley • Sermon • • 10 views
Elder/ Overseer What is an elder or overseer? An elder is the watchful spiritual leader for the church of God. In non biblical greek the term “ἐπισκοπῆς” (Overseer) “can be applied to various human activities, e.g., watching over corpses, overseeing a ship or a business or the market or construction,…
Ryan Hogshooter • Sermon • • 12 views
Paul had spent around three years in Ephesus preaching the gospel and discipling the people - especially the elders who will now be in charge of guarding and shepherding the flock God has built. Now that Paul is leaving, He commends them to God, and reminds them of his example for them to follow.
Clarify, Unify, Glorify
Josh Clink • Sermon • • 0 views
ME: Intro - “Roll” Model Back when my wife, Stephanie, and I were dating while we were in college. It was really important to me to be a role model. Especially to her. So, one day when I was in the grocery store, I saw a fresh, golden opportunity to be a roll model. I managed to get a picture of it,…
William Hatfield • Sermon • • 9 views
Carving out a culture of family discipleship Shopping What should we be about? God has called us as a new people - the church. How do we make that happen? Crete was a place of trouble....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUEYCVXJM3k Zeus was a trickster and seducer The importance of elders - “Above reproach”…
1 Peter The Grind
Robert C. Beckman Jr. • Sermon • • 14 views
1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful…
Sommer Worley • Sermon • • 5 views
Today's pastor is a human led and called by God to equip the laity for ministry. They have been given the mission, the vision and the discernment for what the local church has been called to do for the glory of God.