Brick by Brick (3 of 6)

Sermon Series: Brick by Brick: How Christ Builds His Church
Sermon Title: The Purpose of Public Space (3 of 6)
Scripture Reading: Mark 12:35; Luke 4:16; Acts 2:46; 1 Corinthians 14:26


In the previous message, we looked at what it means to be "living stones" built into a spiritual house. If we're going to be properly fashioned as Christ disciples, we must be active in a variety of spaces that exist within the church. How was Jesus active in the "public" spaces? What does this mean for congregational worship? In The Purpose of Public Space (3 of 6), Pastor David addresses the importance of our corporate worship services while recognizing the limits of large gatherings.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
sermon video (mp4)
September 24 bulletin
small group discussion questions

Why Does Worship Need A Pastor?

Guest Speaker:  Doug Curry
Sermon Title:  Why Does Worship Need A Pastor?
Scripture Reading:  Psalm 78:70-72; Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 24:13-35

Most people understand that the church needs leadership. Gifted leaders are necessary for helping the church grow up into Christ, but not every leader is a pastor. Pastors are able to gently guide and shepherd people, ministering to their needs as disciples of Christ.

As a local congregation, we recognize our need not only to be led, but to be pastored through our engagement of worship and the arts. In Why Does Worship Need a Pastor?, Doug Curry shares about the purpose of worship and why it calls for a skilled shepherd to lead us.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
July 9 bulletin

Roots (3 of 10)

Sermon Series: Roots: Exploring the Core Values of the Brethren in Christ
Sermon Title: Worshiping God (3 of 10)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 96:1-6; Revelation 4:1-11; 5:1-14

We were created to worship. Worship is our highest calling because it is eternal, and it will outlast all other practices and spiritual disciplines of the Christian life. The Brethren in Christ have always recognized the priority and the power of worship.

In Worshiping God (3 of 10), Pastor David presents us with a theology of worship and why Grantham Church is committed to doing convergent worship well.

Worship Resources:
sermon slides
February 19 bulletin
small group discussion questions