NECESSARY ELEMENTS OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
The Local Church is not just any organization. In fact, it is actually the Body of Christ, the Family of God and a Growing Spiritual Organism of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth until He raptures it out of the world in the future. During its time on the earth, the Church is the DIVINE WITNESS OF GOD. If the Local Church is to effectively function as the DIVINE WITNESS OF GOD, then certain ELEMENTS are to be present consistently. Without these elements, the Local Church will cease being God’s witness and will become some sort of concoction of humanity. Unfortunately, too many churches have fallen into that category.
Sermon preached on 2/24/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE REALITY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD"
1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-3
INTRO: The GREATEST INSTITUTION ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH KNOWN TO MANKIND IS THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD! And yet, there are many, even those who make up the church, who DO NOT HAVE A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING of what the Church is in reality. BECAUSE OF THAT:
● Many DISRESPECT the Church by not honoring it for what it is.
● Many DENY the Church by not being faithful to it as God expects.
● Many DESTROY the Church by not maintaining biblical principles of operation laid out in the Word of God
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Do you believe you have a thorough understanding of the reality of the Church as laid out for us in the Word of God? The CHURCH is the HEARTBEAT of GOD in this DISPENSATION and every one of us who KNOW Christ and are A PART of the CHURCH would do well to KNOW as much ABOUT the CHURCH as we can so as to respect it, commit to it and build it up ACCORDING TO THE DESIRE OF GOD HIMSELF. So, today we are going to begin to look at the REALITY OF THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD.
Sermon preached on 2/10/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part #2 preached on 2/17/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part#4 preached on 3/3/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part#5 preached on 3/10/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“REVIEWING THE GREAT COMMISSION”
MATTHEW 28:18-20; MARK 16:15; LUKE 24:45-49;
JOHN 20:21-23 ACTS 1:8
INTRO: The Great Commission is well known be all Christians, but not necessarily well fulfilled by many Christians. WHY? That question MUST BE CONSIDERED BY EVERY CHILD OF GOD. Perhaps we can ask SOME QUESTIONS TO AID US IN REVIEWING, UNDERSTANDING AND FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION.
Sermon preached on 1/27/19 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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Part #2 Preached On 2/3/19 PM
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Part #3 Preached On 2/10/19 PM
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Part #4 Preached On 2/17/19 PM
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Part #5 Preached On 3/3/19 PM
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Part #6 Preached On 3/10/19 PM
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“A CLOSER LOOK AT BIBLICAL FAITH”
INTRO: We are all aware of the fact that faith is a great biblical concept and that it is the key to knowing and serving God. Because faith is a great biblical concept most Christians love to sing songs about faith like:
● “FAITH IS THE VICTORY”
● “MY FAITH HAS FOUND A RESTING PLACE”
● “MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE”
● “FAITH OF OUR FATHERS”
But HOW WELL DO WE UNDERSTAND BIBLICAL FAITH and HOW WELL DO WE PRACTICE BIBLICAL FAITH? Only each of us can answer that question about ourselves. But I venture to say that if we UNDERSTOOD biblical faith better, we would PRACTICE biblical FAITH better, and if we PRACTICED biblical FAITH better, we would SERVE GOD more effectively. So today, let’s take a closer look at BIBLICAL FAITH as taught in the HALL OF FAITH – HEBREWS CHAPTER 11.
WHAT BIBLICAL FAITH IS NOT:
-A Magic Formula; A Mystic Feeling; A Shot in the Dark; A Concept without Substance; A Valueless Hope; An Empty Dream; Positive Thinking; Taping the Power of the Mind
Sermon preached on 1/27/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE"
INTRO: The VALUE OF LIFE seems to be under attack more and more these days. Whether it is in the form of BULLYING, CRITICIZING, DISHONORING OR KILLING, it seems as though the RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE is deteriorating as we go forward. But yet, from the biblical perspective, LIFE SHOULD BE RESPECTED meaning that things like bullying, criticizing, dishonoring and killing should simply not be practiced. Today is the SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY all across America when many pastors will be speaking on the subject. But the underlying question is WHY IS LIFE SANCTIFIED? That is what we are going to study today.
Sermon preached on 1/20/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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"WHAT TO DO WHEN THE PRAYING IS DONE"
(THE WEEK OF PRAYER IS OVER. NOW WHAT?)
INTRO: As a congregation, we have just spent a wonderful time in our ANNUAL WEEK OF PRAYER. The fellowship was great. The testimonies were God-honoring. The prayers were heart-felt. BUT NOW WHAT? What do we do when the praying is done? Let's consider that today.
Sermon preached on 1/13/19 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“A LIFE CHARACTERIZED BY PRAYER”
1 THESSALONIANS 5:17
INTRODUCTION: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 speaks of a life CHARACTERIZED BY PRAYER, which involves being QUICK TO PRAY IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, not just in emergencies. The phrase “WITHOUT CEASING” in our English Bible is one Greek word that describes a continual repeated action, like that of whooping cough. (Note 1 Thessalonians 1:3; 2:13)
OBSERVATION: “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING” does not mean to pray repetitiously or continually without a break, but….
-To pray persistently as in Luke 11:1-13 and 18:1-8.
-To pray regularly as in Ephesians 6:18 and Colossians 4:2, 12.
Sermon preached on 1/6/19 PM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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“INSIGHTS ON PRAYER”
1 KINGS 3:1-15
INTRO: Prayer is, by its very nature, a genuine part of the Christian Life as it involves talking with God our heavenly Father. But there are some questions we should consider:
1) What do we really know about the function and results of prayer?
2) Do we experience prayer on a daily basis? That is, do we depend upon it and utilize it as we should?
3) Do we attempt to get along without prayer?
4) How would you describe your prayer life?
5) What is the current effect of your prayer life?
To refresh our understanding on prayer to the point of being motivated to pray more effectively, let's observe some INSIGHTS ON PRAYER from 1 Kings 3.
Sermon preached on 1/6/19 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull
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