Sermons on Church Practices
No follower of Jesus can be healthy in his or her walk with God without a healthy connection to the local church.
Make Disciples!, Part 2
Jesus’ call for us to witness to His Gospel is the BEST expression of compassion for broken people that we can ever find. But without sound teaching, no disciple will obey Jesus.
Responding to God with a Joyful Noise
In this message, Kevin Sauder (Senior Pastor of Newcastle Bible Church in Mackinaw, IL) teaches from Psalm 150 about how God is glorified in a church when the music unites hearts together under the truth of God and the Gospel.
Courageously Protecting the Church
Doctrine matters. What we believe about God changes how we relate to Him and how we live our lives. No church is healthy when it is a safe place for wolves to harm the flock without fear of being confronted.
Stirring Up Love through Honor
God gives church members a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through honoring those who lead them. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from I Thessalonians 5:12-13, about the call to strengthen the local church by supporting and honoring those called to shepherd it.
The Theology of Ministry at Bethany
In this message, Pastor Ritch explains how the prayer of Jesus for the Church in John 17 gives a framework for how the church can most effectively operate for the glory of God.
Let Us Sing Praises Together
When we find joy in something, it is the most natural thing in the world to invite others to join us in expressing joy in that joyful thing. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from Psalm 95, about pursuing joy in God by worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ as the gathered church.
Let Us Talk With God Together
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.