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Sermons by Pastor Mark Johnson

Putting Christ Back in Christianity – Part 3

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 3” I. THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST (1:13-19). Christ’s Triumphal Entry (Luke 19:38). Five Realms of Christ’s Preeminence: Christ is Preeminent in Salvation (Col. 1:13-14). He has delivered us from the power of darkness (v. 13a). He has translated us into the kingdom of Christ (v. 13b). He has […]

Putting Christ Back In Christianity – Part 1

“PUTTING CHRIST BACK IN CHRISTIANITY – Part 1” INTRO: We’re going to begin a series from Colossians on the theme, “Putting Christ Back in Christianity.” Have we made Christianity more about us than about Christ? The theme of Colossians is the preeminence of Christ (1:18). Preeminence means first in everything. Christ should be first in […]

The Healthy Church – Part 5 (Conclusion)

“THE HEALTHY CHURCH – PART 5 (Conclusion)” INTRO: God wants His church to be healthy, which requires: 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 (Eph. 4:29; Phil. 2:14). COMMITTED OVER CASUAL (John 2:17). Jesus had a zeal for God’s house. Do […]

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 […]