What is the church?
If the biblical evidence argues for a congregational polity, that is- the evidence in the NT shows the church as a whole, or the congregation making all the decisions in the church, then were does that leave the authority of the pastor? How can a pastor lead or shepherd the flock, if the flock is the…
Discovering the Church
Barry G. Johnson, Sr. • Sermon • • 95 views • 54:48
Coming to the end of Paul's first missionary journey the brethren are strengthened and Paul and Barnabas return to Antioch the beginning of their journey.
Northbrook 1 Peter
John Janke • Sermon • • 30 views
Read 1 Peter 5:1-5 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things; let us consider the steadfast love of the Lord. Today brings us to the last chapter of Peter’s letter. In one sense, the chapter and verse divisions of our Bibles are helpful to identify and locate specific writings or portions of the…
1 Peter: A Living Hope for Holy Living in a Hostile World
What keeps a Christian community, a local church, healthy enough to withstand persecution? - An accountable group of leaders who humbly serve like Christ and a dedicated group of followers who follow like humble servant leaders
Church Life 101
David Virr • Sermon • • 11 views • 48:03
Nothing is as important to the health of a local church than the quality and the effectiveness of its leaders. Everywhere you turn in the Bible you see God's design for leadership going all the way back to the Garden of Eden...through to the headship of Christ. Christ raises up leaders for His Church. For that reason we choose to follow His design...for His purposes...it is His Church after all.
As we enter a New Year, we have much to thank God for in the growth He has given our church in terms of attendance, but more importantly, in terms of membership. What does it mean to be a church member and what are the implications of that for our lives? Pastor Isaiah lays out the responsibilities of the church toward members and of members to the church in this message before welcoming our two newest members, Caleb & Carrie Wilson, into our church body.
Shawn Bumpers • Sermon • • 3 views
Introduction** The Book of Acts closes with Paul in prison in Rome. Paul probably arrived there about 59 a.d. The Book of Acts closes with Paul imprisoned in Rome. Most commentators feel that he arrived there ( ) about a.d. 59. Paul was kept under very lenient restraint. He had his own rented home, and…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Last and final words tend to carry more weight… they are chosen with great care, intent on leaving a lasting impression. The words we are looking at today from Paul carry that weight and impact. Understanding that he is on his way to Jerusalem and that what lies ahead is very uncertain Paul gathers the…
Stephen Fendley • Sermon • • 0 views
Elder/ Overseer What is an elder or overseer? An elder is the watchful spiritual leader for the church of God. In non biblical greek the term “ἐπισκοπῆς” (Overseer) “can be applied to various human activities, e.g., watching over corpses, overseeing a ship or a business or the market or construction,…
1 Peter The Grind
Robert C. Beckman Jr. • Sermon • • 0 views
1 So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: 2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful…