Sermon Book: Selected Passages

The Composition and Character of Church Leadership Part 2

Today, we’ll study the close relationship between a healthy church and biblical church officers.  The Bible describes two offices in the church, elder and deacon.  First, we’ll see the biblical qualifications, giftedness, and responsibilities of elders.  Second, we’ll see the biblical teaching on the biblical qualifications and responsibilities of deacons.

The Composition and Character of Church Leadership

We will study the biblical belief that God had ordained a structure of church leadership.  As a result, the church grows in purity and strengthens her God-given responsibility to protect Gospel beliefs and behaviours. 

United Saints of Authority

Today, we will consider the biblical belief that the congregation does bear a form authority in the Christian’s life and in the life of the church. We will see that the Bible teaches that the congregation has parameters of authority. We will also see that the Bible teaches us the proper character that accompanies congregational authority.

What’s Church Got To Do With It?

Today, we’ll consider two reasons for meaningful church involvement. First, Christians should care about the church because it is the center of God’s activity on earth. Second, Christians should care about the church because it is the place for spiritual nourishment.