Current Sermon Series

Join us each Sunday as a new sermon series called Strong Faith kicks off July 13.

 

Ephesians 3
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[e] 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[f] 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.


Jesus told Paul and the other apostles to make disciples. The book of Acts shows how the apostles obeyed Jesus and made disciples of the Roman empire. In the book of Acts, Paul was very deliberate and had a discernible plan. His plan included: 1. Prayerfully sent out by a church or group of churches, 2. contacting an audience, 3. preaching the gospel to them, 4. gathering the converted into churches, and 5. establishing those churches in the gospel. 6. Next Paul appointed leaders and 7. Continued the relationship through visits, letters, and representatives. 8. Finally Paul, gathered churches, prayed for the mission and commissioned new missionaries or headed off to new places with a team. The step we are focusing on for this series is the establishing step.  In Acts 11:19-26, Acts 14:21-23, and Acts 15:36-16:4, we find instances where Paul or other men strengthened new churches and taught new believers in all the essentials of the faith. Until the believers were fully established (and leaders were put in place to shepherd the people well) he did not believe that his work of making disciples was complete.

 

Paul saw faith as experiencing the love of Christ until you were made complete. The love expressed in the Gospel had very real implications for our lives. That love changed our ethics, our family life, our life within the church, and our lives interacting with others. Our modern faith tends to look at the Gospel and our ethics separately – therefore our faith and witness is weak. Join us as we carefully present the Gospel in all of its fullness so that our faith is complete, full, powerful, STRONG.  ​