The Evangelistic Calling of the Church

November 4, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The announcement we make in evangelism is that the salvation and reign of Christ has broken into history.

The Teaching Calling of the Church

October 28, 2012  |  David Robinson
In Ephesians 4, the office of teacher is given to equip the saints for the work of ministry that they might grow to maturity.

The Pastoral Calling of The Church

October 21, 2012  |  Joe Boot
Fighting the wolf is the pastor's duty; we need to confront the influences that would destroy God's people.

The Apostolic Mission of the Church

October 14, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The apostolic calling for the church today is that we are being sent by God into the world to accomplish His purposes. God has privileged His people to do His work. If we are an apostolic church, we're to have the face of an angel, ministering and serving one another. The gospel brings the light of forgiveness of sins, and it also changes hearts and so it changes social orders. The gospel has made conquest of individuals and nations; it has given life to dead churches; it has revolutionized continents. It liberates captives.

The Nature and Calling of the Church

October 7, 2012  |  Joe Boot

Our calling as a church is more than being personally nice to one another.

Ministry, Service, and Power

September 30, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The humanist vision of the future is to bring rebirth by controlling people; the biblical vision is that the powerful work of the Holy Spirit will transform people. When we try to change people by our own power we end up sinfully dominating and controlling others. We are called to serve, not change, others. We cannot make a new creation out of anyone; only God can. In seeking the kingdom and righteousness of God, we seek God's purposes instead of instant personal satisfaction. We exercise a power and authority from beyond history, for the good of future generations.
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

September 23, 2012  |  Scott Masson
The Devil wants to oppress man and make him an animal; God wants to rescue His people and free them from all external and internal oppression.
Topic: Humanism
Scripture: Psalm 77
Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

September 16, 2012  |  Joe Boot
We have only been given a small amount of time and it matters what we do with it. Eternal life is not merely an endless succession of moments; it is a new quality of life in God.
Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 90
The City of God

The City of God

September 9, 2012  |  Joe Boot

God is working in history, building His Kingdom-City which cannot be destroyed.

The Path of Life

The Path of Life

September 2, 2012  |  David Robinson
We are defeated when we try to live the Christian life by “unleashing the power of our inner self.” It's in the power of Christ alone that we can have victory.
Scripture: Psalm 16