This week we begin our journey through the book "Irresistible" by Andy Stanley. It's a fascinating book - you should read it.
So... we're finishing up our study of a biblical church by talking about how WE do church - specifically following up on opportunities that God gives us.
If I asked you to state the purpose of the church - what would you say?
How about the vision statement of our church?
What does the Bible say is important in the life of a church?
We've been talking about the spiritual gifts over the past couple of weeks. '
Worship isn't JUST what we do on Sunday morning - worship is something we do every day as we submit to God - (Romans 12:1-2). But is our Sunday morning "worship" relevant to the people we're trying to reach?
This morning the men's and ladies classes joined for breakfast... (yum!). We took a break from our series to do a quick overview of Philippians 2:1-11. Touching on the "Great Command" and the "Great Commission", we looked at why Paul it so necessary to have "his joy made complete".
In addition to the need for leadership... we need a renewed faith.
1. Renewed belief in Jesus Christ and the mission of the church.
2. Renewed attitude for servanthood.
3. More strategic prayer effort.
Nehemiah’s leadership has been the subject of countless books and articles over the years. He was even the focus of a portion of Dr. Howard Hendricks’ first leadership course at Dallas Seminary in 1988. This week we took a deeper look at what Nehemiah did in the first 4 months after he got the news about the walls.
So... we’re having an interesting time with this question: What does a biblical church look like? To answer that question (beyond the fundamentals of preaching, worship, prayer and witnessing), we’re focusing on what a missionary does when they go to a new culture.
We continued on from our first week study, talking about a “missional” church.