Sermons on Our Church
God chose you to be changed: from a citizen of the world to a child of God; from living for self to living for God; from promoting self to lifting Jesus high; from a life of uncertainty to a life in glory. 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession …… i Peter 2:9 New International Version (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are…
Matthew 5:13-14 “13 You are the salt of the earth…… 14 You are the light of the world..… “ What you say and do can affect your circle of influence. Like a pebble thrown into a pond, the ripple effects spread out all around. Your words, your actions are like the ripple effects. If you have received God’s amazing grace, you would want to share this to everyone, as much as you can. .
Great Joy. True joy. Deep joy. What is it? Do you have it? True joy is not fleeting nor momentary. Joy is not affected by circumstance or happenstance. Not inhibited by sorrow nor pain. True joy is constant, it is that inner feeling that is given by God alone. Find out how to attain, how to maintain, how to sustain deep, true God given joy. ” … the joy of the Lord is your strength …. ” Nehemiah 8:10
Your words do : praise and magnify; build up or tear down; comfort and console; encourage, correct, instruct. Words are powerful. Luke 6:45 [Amp version] The good man produces what is good and honorable and moral out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart; … . for his mouth speaks from the overflow of his heart. Job 16:5 [Amp version] “[But instead] I could strengthen and encourage you with [the words of] my mouth, And the consolation and solace of my lips would soothe your suffering and lessen your anguish. Ephesians 6:19 [Amp version] And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation],
Victor Hugo wrote ” One can give without loving, but never can one love without giving.” God is our example – “For God so loved … that HE GAVE … Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, and test me now in this, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not…
What is the church? It’s a gathering of God’s people, God’s family. God’s spiritual family exists to mature its members, a place where we can become more like Jesus. Being in God’s family, we find a place where we give honor to God. The church is a gathering of God’s family coming together for God’s purposes, where we grow in maturity and we give honor to God
We get our idea of what a church should be like from past church experience, popular culture, and a projection of our personal needs or preferences. But how does the Bible describe a church? A church is described as a gathering, assembly, or congregation gathering to do the work of God. A church is not a building or a physical location, but rather a group of people. This is important because how we understand the gathering shapes how we understand…
Community Christian Church exists to build relationships with people from all walks of life that lead us to a life-changing relationship with Christ. We make disciples because God wants His lost children home. Jesus came to bring God’s lost children home.
Our mission is to build relationships with people from all walks of life that lead us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our mission statement is another way to talk about the Great Commission. We need effort and a plan to make this happen. Strategy helps us to accomplish our mission. Many churches have a strategy to survive, but Jesus wants us to do more than just survive. Then, we need measures to evaluate if our strategy is working. Our church’s strategy and measures are outlined in this message.
Our fifth value is Active Faith. Paul says “not works without faith”. James says “not faith without works”. Biblical faith is a faith that works, an active faith.