The results of church done wrong are often the exact opposite of what God intended: Division instead of unity, hurt instead of healing, isolation instead of connection, and people being pushed further from God instead of being brought nearer. It is important that we do church right. This is a series of sermons on doing church God’s way in Romans 14-16.
Most often we think of church in terms of what we get out of it. We regard the church as something built for us. The book of Ephesians teaches something different. It explains that the church should be built on, centered around, and exist for Jesus; it teaches that it is His.
The key question a church asks determines the direction they go. Too many churches are asking the wrong question: What have we always done? What are the cool churches doing? What will make us grow? The right question is very different; it is much more glorious. This sermon offers the key question every church should ask and gives insight into how Creekside is answering it.
The secret to an incredible church doesn’t lie in better programs, more expensive technology, or perfectly adapting the newest church model. Instead, it lies in the people in a church doing what God has called them to do. 100 times the New Testament uses the phrase “one another” to describe how people in a church should act and interact. In these “one another” statements we begin to see what we can do to make our churches better. This series of sermons is on six of those statements and how we can live them out today.
The New Testament book called Acts contains the story of the early church. While it is often romanticized, the story isn’t one of perfection. Instead, it contains sin, controversy, and strife. Despite it all, the early thrived. Crucial to this success was a key attribute that the modern church must duplicate if it is going to thrive. The early church was filled.
John Aikman Wallace said, “Prayer moves the hand which moves the world.” Many believe this and many more want it to be true; however, most feel like God’s hand lies inactive despite their prayers. Because of this, they give up, moving to their next request or stopping altogether. What is too often forgotten is Jesus’ teaching on the topic of prayer. Throughout the record of his life we find specific guidance on how to pray for results. This sermon series seeks to help people learn how to pray in a way that moves the hand of God by teaching about
There are many misconceptions about what church is and what church must be. There are equally as many misconceptions about its roles and importance in the lives of people. These types of misconceptions often make church look bad, boring, or unimportant. This shouldn’t be the case. This is a sermon series about church – what God commands of it and how you should participate. BELIEVE GATHER CONNECT SERVE IMPACTED?MORE SERMONS Share this PostThere are many misconceptions about what church is and what church must be. There are equally as many misconceptions about its roles and importance in the lives of
This sermon provides reasoning for the celebration of The Church’s birthday. The reasons flow from what The Church is at its core and what it provides to those who choose to be apart of it. PENTECOST: THE CHURCH’S BIRTHDAY IMPACTED?MORE SERMONS Share this PostThis sermon provides reasoning for the celebration of The Church’s birthday. The reasons flow from what The Church is at its core and what it provides to those who choose to be apart of it. PENTECOST: THE CHURCH’S BIRTHDAY IMPACTED? MORE SERMONS Share this Post