Sermons on The Nature of the Church (Page 3)

Sermons on The Nature of the Church (Page 3)

What Is a Church to Do?

Paul is still on his third missionary but this begins a new section in a sense that from here on out Paul is moving toward Jerusalem and then on to Rome. That is the focus and the last eight chapters of Acts will detail that journey from Ephesus to Jerusalem to Rome. We see a bit of that journey in these verses. What is a church to do? This question is pondered by many church leaders today as the fear…

The First Sermon of the Church

Shortly after I came to Bethany, a little over eleven years ago, and I began serving as pastor a very seasoned, yet discouraged pastor said to me, “I do not think preaching makes very much difference in people’s lives.” While I respected this man, I did not believe him at the time. In fact, I wanted to weep for him; that a preacher would consider that preaching would have little effect upon those who would hear. But in these eleven…