The Significance of Paul's Cause
Important “Causes” in Contemporary Society (Past & Present)
Important “Causes” in Biblical History
Declaration: There is no more significant cause for which a Christian is to be engaged in than the cause of the Church!
Preposition: Have we considered the significance of the Church?
Transition: I want us to consider four important elements of the cause we are engaged in
I. The Mystery of the Church
II. The Manifestation of the Church
A. To the heathen world
B. To the heavenly host
III. The Might of the Church
A. The Origin of the power -
B. The Outcome of this power -
IV. The Motivation of the Church
Billy Graham told the story of Billy Bray, a saintly minister of another generation, who sat by the bedside of a dying friend who had been timid and reluctant to witness for Christ. The dying man said, “If I had the power I’d shout glory to God.” Whereupon Pastor Bray replied: “It’s a pity you didn’t shout glory when you had the power.”