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Keith’s Last Sermon: Biblical Christianity

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Listen to this message: Colossians 3:12-4:18 Four things that mark Biblical Christianity: Biblical Christianity is practical. Being a saved christian changes who we are and how we act.  Believing in Christ makes a practical difference in every aspect of our lives. Biblical Christianity is prayerful. We depend on God in order to be able to […]

Qualifications of Elders

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Scripture for this message: Acts 20:17-38 1 Timothy 3 In his encouragement to the leaders of the church, Paul uses his life as an example of how to lead the local church. He worked hard to become like Christ, but it was the grace of God that made it possible. Paul’s focus was to take […]

Where Does This Church Go From Here?

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Scripture for this message: Matthew 16:13-18 The Church is History: God is and always has been forming for Himself a people to make Him known The Church and a church: the church exists globally (all believers across all time) and is expressed locally The Church is led: by Jesus through elders/pastors/shepherds The center of the […]

The Church Gives

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Scripture for this message: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 The bible emphatically warns us about the battle for our heart regarding money: 1 Tim 6:6-11 Matt 19:16-26 Mark 4:3-20 Luke 12:15 Matt 6:19-24 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (Severe Affliction) + (Abundance of Joy) + (Extreme Poverty) + (Receiving the Grace of God through Giving) = […]

The Church Sings

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Key Scripture: Exodus 15:1-21 Numbers 21:16-18 Why the Church sings: God commands it Book of Psalms To remember To remember all the Lord has done for His people and His Love. For communion It helps us To give us song Romans 5:1-11 rent a limousine for prom methandienone bouillonblokjes

The Church Preaches (Part 1)

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Scripture used: 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 Matthew 5 Nehemiah 8 When the scripture is preached today, the hope is that the description of 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 happens; that we would behold the glory of the Lord and be transformed from one degree of glory to another. As an example of what a sermon should look like, […]

The Church Scattered

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What does it look like to be scattered and witnesses for Christ? It is who we are, what we do, and where we’re at. Recap: God, is and always has been, forming a people to make himself known. (Week 1: The Church is History) That ‘people’ is the ekklesia (church), which exists universally and invisibly […]

The Church Gathered

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What are the irreducible elements that make a local church? Is there ever a time to leave a local church, and what are the criteria? Recap: God, is and always has been, forming a people to make himself known. (Week 1: The Church is History) That ‘people’ is the ekklesia (church), which exists universally and […]

What’s a Church Member?

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Scripture for this message: Ephesians 1:3-2:22 1 Peter 2:9-12 Acts 2:41-42 Romans 12 Christians are part of a local church to grow in and live out their faith, and to be cared for. • A church is a family, not a group of consumers. • A church is an embassy, not a business. Ambassadors live […]

The Center of the Church – Resurrection!

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Listen to or Watch this message. The Center of the Church – Resurrection! God is using his people, the church, to make himself known. How does he make sure that they don’t mess it up? Like in a musical score or a movie, this is Paul’s (Author of Corinthians) crescendo, for the resurrection of Christ. […]