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…

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…

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…

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…

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…