eternal purpose

Brick by Brick (1 of 6)

Brick by Brick: How Christ Builds His Church

Fall 2017 Sermon Series | Sept 10 - Oct 22

It’s in the letter to the Ephesian church that the apostle Paul presented the “eternal purpose” of God to form one new humanity out of Christ and the apostles. And that through the church, Christ would bring about God’s Kingdom on the earth.

Brick by Brick: How Christ Builds His Church, is a series that looks at God’s way of building us into a “spiritual house” made up of “living stones” (1 Peter 2:4-5). 

In our Brick by Brick series, we will be challenged to consider what it looks like for us to become disciples of Christ, to be shaped and fashioned for his divine purposes. We will be encouraged to participate in various spaces of the church that deepen discipleship.

Sermon Series: Brick by Brick: How Christ Builds His Church
Sermon Title: The Master's Plan for the Church (1 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:16-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:10-11 

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The apostle Paul called God’s grand design for the church his “eternal purpose” (Eph 3:10-11). The church is God’s chosen instrument for bringing the kingdom to the world. Jesus said that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church and his intentions to build his kingdom here on earth. While the church in America is currently facing some serious challenges, we would do well to trust in God's plans for the church. In The Master's Plan for the Church (1 of 6), Pastor David helps us to see the bigger picture of what the Spirit wants to accomplish through the church in the world. 

Worship Resources: 
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September 10 bulletin
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Why I Believe in the Church

Sermon Title: Why I Believe in the Church (And You Should Too)
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:3-11; 2:8-10; 3:6-7, 10-11; 3:14-20; Matt 5:13-14; 16:16-18

Church history is filled with embarrassing, even detestable moments for the church. We can see today in North America that the church has largely become an object of ridicule and scorn.

While the church isn't perfect, and we should confess our sins when we've failed to faithfully follow Jesus, Christ himself said the church is a city on a hill. The church is the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Christ said he would carry out his divine program through his Body on the earth. This has always been God's eternal purpose.

In the sermon Why I Believe in the Church (And You Should Too), Pastor David shares why he believes the best is yet to come for the church and what God wants from us as we live in hopeful expectation about the future. Listen to Pastor David's first sermon and view the slides here.

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