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The Healthy Church – Part 4

“THE HEALTHY CHURCH – PART 4” [ENCOURAGING OVER COMPLAINING] REVIEW/INTRO: God wants His church/body/bride to be healthy, which requires the members to have a series of priorities in order: Connected Over Disconnected (1Cor. 12:12-26) Serving Over Being Served (Matt. 20:28) Deferring Over Demanding (Rom. 12:10; Matt. 16:24-27) ENCOURAGING OVER COMPLAINING (today’s message) I. THE CALL […]

The Healthy Church – Part 3

“THE HEALTHY CHURCH – PART 3” REVIEW/INTRO: God wants His church to be healthy! This requires the members to have a series of priorities in order: Connected Over Disconnected (1Cor. 12:12-26). Serving Over Being Served (Matt. 20:20-28; Jn. 13:1-17). We serve one another by discovering & fulfilling our God-given function in the body! Country Club […]

The Healthy Church – Part 2

“THE HEALTHY CHURCH – PART 2” REVIEW/INTRO: God wants His church (the body & bride of Christ) to be healthy! Instead of focusing on how unhealthy the church is, let’s focus on how to become healthier personally and as a church family. Church problems are an opportunity to grow! For a church to be healthy, […]

The Healthy Church

“THE HEALTHY CHURCH” INTRO: What’s your experience been regarding the health of the church? What is the current health level of the American church? Should we just give up on the church? Why do people miss church? Why do people leave church? I. A FEW THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: If Jesus was committed to […]

A New Thing for a New Year – Part 3

“A NEW THING FOR A NEW YEAR [Part III]” INTRO: As we have entered into a new year, God has some significant things to say to us through Isaiah chapter 43. Don’t fear what may come in the new year (vv. 1b, 5a)! Trust the promises God makes to you (vv. 2, 4-8)! I. YOU […]

A New Thing for a New Year – Part 2

“A NEW THING FOR A NEW YEAR [Part II]” INTRO: As we have entered into a new year, God has some significant things to say to us through Isaiah chapter 43 (esp. vv. 18-19a). Last week in part one we saw that God wants us not to fear as we face a new year (vv. […]

A New Thing For a New Year

“A NEW THING FOR A NEW YEAR” TEXT: Isaiah 43:1-8, 18-19a INTRO: As we enter into a new year, I believe God has some significant things to say to us through Isaiah chapter 43. I. “THUS SAYS THE LORD WHO CREATED YOU” (v. 1a) God, your Creator, has something to say to you now. What […]