Month: November 2008

Sermon: Church Growth…God’s Way (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Church Growth…God’s Way  Ephes. 4:7-16 (ESV)      But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  [8] Therefore it says,     “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,         and he gave gifts… Continue Reading “Sermon: Church Growth…God’s Way (Ephesians 4:7-16)”

Stay Out of the Church Growth Quicksand by Phil VanAuken

STAY OUT OF THE CHURCH GROWTH QUICKSAND! By Phil VanAuken Many a congregation has learned the hard way that church growth is a two-edged sword.  The benefits and advantages of growth– more members, more ministries, more money– are obvious and inviting.  Less obvious are… Continue Reading “Stay Out of the Church Growth Quicksand by Phil VanAuken”

Sermon: Walking in Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Walking in Unity  Ephes. 4:1-6 (ESV)      I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,  [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in… Continue Reading “Sermon: Walking in Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6)”

Sermon: Powerful Praying (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Powerful Praying Ephes. 3:14-21 (ESV)  For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,  [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,  [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with… Continue Reading “Sermon: Powerful Praying (Ephesians 3:14-21)”

Sermon: The Mysterious Gospel (Ephesians 3:1-13)

The Mysterious Gospel Ephes. 3:1-13 (ESV)      For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles- [2] assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you,  [3] how the… Continue Reading “Sermon: The Mysterious Gospel (Ephesians 3:1-13)”