Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mere Churchianity Sermon Series

This summer we spent some time discussing the doctrine of the church.  Instead of focusing on issues of polity, church government, or even Baptist distinctives, we focused on the local community.  This is a very important series that I hope was and remains helpful.  We need to reevaluate why we go to church, what we think the church is and for, and how we, as individual members, contribute to and participate in the local community.

We need to break out of the evil hold of complacency, apathy, and indifference.  The church of Christ has sat on its tail for far too long.  It is sad that Christians will get active in politics and moral causes, but heaven forbid if God expects us to share the gospel, grow in Christ, or participate in the local community.  Our priorities are out of whack and we need to return to a more biblical and gospel centered ecclesiology.


July 24, 2011 | 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 - I Pray, Therefore I Am: The Emptiness of a Privatized Faith & Why Comfort Is Meant to Be Shared
July 31, 2011 | Ephesians 2:11-22 - Brown & Black Don't Make Gray: Art, The Gospel, and Church Unity
August 7, 2011 | The Story of the Church  
August 21, 2011 | The Trinity and the Church: Unified Diversity
September 18, 2011 | Ephesians 4:11-25 - The Training of the Church    

October 2, 2011 | John 2:13-22 - The Worshipping Church  
October 9, 2011 | Galatians 6:1-5 - The Growing Church  


GBC - Driscoll on Consumers vs. Worshippers
GBC - The Church that is Holy  
GBC - Tim Hawkins on Worship Styles  
GBC - This is Who We Are: What a Baptist Is and Believes - The Church
GBC - The Church As Family
GBC - Ware on the Trinity & Relationships
GBC - Unified Diversity - The Church & Flyleaf's Beautiful Bride  
GBC - The Holy Church: The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed 
GBC - Do We Want a Museum or a Movement?
GBC - Cool Churches Are Empty Churches: The Wall Street Journal Wakes Us Up
GBC - Are We Contemporvant? 
GBC - "Christ, Christ Baby!":  Why I Do Not Seek to Be Relevant 
GBC - How To Grow a Church and Fill It With Unconverted Believers: A Humorous But Sad Video
GBC - Will They Stay?: Rainer on Returning Guests
GBC - Me Church  
GBC - A Divine Kick in the Pants: Jim Elliot and the Call to Go Out  
Blogizomai - Accomodationism Breed Irrelevancy:  Why Liberalism Fails and the Transcendent Gospel Triumphs 

Other Links:
Sermon - September 27, 2009 - Matthew 16:13-21: Don't Just Stand There. Do Something!
Sermon - Ephesians 4:12: How God Grows His Church

Other Series:
God: Proper Theology Proper Sermon Series
Faith in the Midst of God-Ordained Storms Sermon Series
The Sermon on the Mount Series
Matthew Thus Far:  Matthew 1-5
The Last Week of Jesus: From Triumphal Entry to Triumphal Grave Series
Fruitie-Tales: Living By the Fruit of the Spirit
Basic Christianity Series
Revelation Study

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