Matthew Kratz • Sermon • • 34,036 views
I Will Build My Church - Part 1 - Teaching Notes Matthew 16:18-19 (KJV) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 2,482 views
“What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?”  Our contemporaries, and likely we ourselves, esteem the rugged individual. We imagine that we are distinct from everyone else. We are taught in elementary school that there is no one…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 826 views
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” Do not entertain an accusation against an elder…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 623 views
1 Timothy 5:17-22 The Responsibility of the Church to Elders Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The labourer deserves his wages.”…
Richard Arnold • Sermon • • 561 views
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 497 views
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve.” Some…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 460 views
“When they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.”  The New Testament model for a church of the Lord Jesus differs significantly from what has been commonly accepted among the churches of our Lord’s Zion during…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Luke… our writer of a two part narrative. It is narrative in nature, NOT to be dismissed as “just stories” but God unfolding for us His plan for the progression of the Gospel! These narratives demonstrated for the early church and the church over the ages the TRUTH ! Luke 1:4 “ so that you may KNOW the…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 405 views
“When many of his disciples heard [Jesus’ describing Himself as ‘the Bread of Life’], they said, ‘This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?’ But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, ‘Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 394 views
“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, ‘You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,’ and, ‘The laborer deserves his wages.’ Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 264 views
Israel and the church are the chief objects of God’s fatherly love. People become God’s children through faith and are then encouraged by Scripture to imitate their heavenly Father in their daily living.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 261 views
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.”  Few things give me greater pleasure than seeing God raise up heralds of holiness. I taught preacher boys in Texas for a brief period. Throughout the years of my service before the Master, it has been…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 232 views
Scripture often uses light as a symbol of the people of God, and especially the manner in which believers are able and required to reflect the glory of God in a dark world of sin.
Discovering the Church
The kingdom of God comes into being wherever the kingly authority of God is acknowledged. Although God is always sovereign, Scripture looks to a future “realm” or “reign” of salvation. This has come in Christ and yet will come in its fulness only when Jesus Christ returns.
When Christians think about the Great Commission they think about Matt 28:18-20. But there are actually five other passages where Jesus commissions us. When we examine each of these six passages we come away with a far more detailed and complete idea of our mission in this world. We find six very important ideas: Jesus is The Master Builder, Jesus is The Model, The Magnitude is significant, Jesus gives The Method, Jesus gives The Message, and the Holy Spirit provides The Means.
Pastor Clarence E. Stowers • Sermon • • 144 views
THE SUPREME TASK OF THE CHURCH MARK 16:16; MATTHEW 28:18-20 INTRODUCTION A. Some may think we say too much about these verses. The late Gus Nichols has a book with 42 sermons on this one theme--"The Great Commission." B. Before this service comes to a close--6000 will die in the darkness of all types…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 113 views
The NT relates how the Christian church is the new people of God, assuming all the privileges and responsibilities of Israel in the OT, but with a universal mission to all the world, rather than any one nation.
13th Sunday after Trinity
Stanley James Lacey • Sermon • • 80 views
Introduction: “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” Jesus spoke these words to his disciples nearly 2,000 years ago. I speak them to you today and they…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 75 views
“Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptised, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. ”They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 72 views
“I had much to write to you, but I would rather not write with pen and ink. I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. “Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, every one of them.” John’s third letter is to addressed to a man named Gaius, whom we rightly suppose to have…
Welcome/Bienvenido: Tithe and Offering Diezmo y Ofrenda Hebrews 10:25 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 25 not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching. Hebreos 10:25 Nueva Biblia de las Américas (NBLA)…
Welcome/Bienvenido: Tithe and Offering Diezmo y Ofrenda Psalm 103:1 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 1 My soul, bless the Lord, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Salmos 103:1 Nueva Biblia de las Américas (NBLA) 103 Bendice, alma mía, al Señor, Y bendiga todo mi ser Su santo nombre. 1 Chronicles…
What is the Church?
Tom Logue • Sermon • • 47 views
Spirit fill me with YOUR power... INTRODUCTION Run down on next 3 Sundays… Wont have worship gathering next Sunday off (12/24) Following Sunday (12/31) is New Years Eve Party (1/7) starting a new series - Grace Alone, GALATIANS Tonight we finish up our series “What is the Church?” Open your bibles to…