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The Church: Defined


  • The Two Offices

    Sermon Notes Main Verses: (Acts 6:1-7 Acts 20:17-35) If we follow the Bible as we go to church, we should follow the Bible in organizing the church. And the Bible has two offices for the New Testament church; Deacons and Pastors. Let’s examine these terms and how they were understood in the early church. Key […]

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  • Commitment Sunday

    Commitment Sunday

    Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. Key Thought – The moment you clarify a missional goal is the moment you have opened yourself up to resistance, obstacle, and tension. 1. Sometimes the church’s mission (and leaders) can be easily misunderstood (so we must keep […]

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  • Nuts And Bolts

    Nuts And Bolts

    Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. When is the church first mentioned in the Bible? Peter quotes Joel to identify this new movement – Acts 2:14-21 Joel predicated the Church would be: Global – all people Intergenerational – young men, old men Including both […]

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  • A Generous Church

    A Generous Church

    Sermon Notes Church Definition: A movement of people on mission for God with a message of salvation. 1. A generous church is known for crazy prayers Peter and John Timeline in Acts 4:1-26 Seized by captain of the temple guard Unjustly imprisoned overnight Interrogated by officials Threatened by officials Returned to their friends and family […]

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  • A Simple Definition

    A Simple Definition

    Message Notes There is a word Jesus mentions 105 times in the gospels, and Jesus spent his final days teaching about this one topic. The word is kingdom. Jesus Sees The Work Of The Church Operating Inside His Kingdom – Matt. 16:16-19, 28:19, 20 In a 10-Mile Radius of Concord 976,167 people 405,384 homes The […]

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