Sermons on The Nature of the Church (Page 2)
“We have to find our role in God’s big project, the one that stretches across the border from this life into the next.” (Cornelius Plantinga Jr.) In this message from Nehemiah 1, guest speaker John Waldrop teaches how revival came to God’s people through the obedience of Nehemiah, and the example it gives to the church today.
October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and Bethany Baptist is taking some time to focus on five core doctrines that emerged during this time, the Five Solas. In this message, Sola Gratia (Grace Alone), Pastor Ritch teaches that God’s grace is His undeserved, unearned favor upon sinful man through the atoning death of Jesus.
While God’s sovereignty extends over all of creation, he still calls the church to participate in accomplishing those plans through prayer. In this message from Acts 12:1-19, Pastor Ritch teaches about Peter’s miraculous escape from prison and the call to earnest, corporate prayer that the early church demonstrated for believers today.
While not all are called to serve as pastors, all believers are given the privilege to share God’s Word with others. In this message from 2 Timothy 4:1-8, Pastor Ritch teaches about the importance of listening to the Word of God with the gathered church and how it prepares us to share the Word of God with others.
Being a part of God’s work in this world is a glorious honor. Some years ago a woman in Africa became a Christian and being filled with gratitude and joy she decided to do something for God. She was at a bit of a disadvantage, however, because she was blind, uneducated, and seventy-years of age when she came to know Jesus. She came to a missionary, with her French Bible, and asked her to underline John 3:16 in red ink.…