Sermons by Todd Dykstra

Sermons by Todd Dykstra

MBC Core Value #11: Intentional Discipling

We are committed to creating and sustaining a culture of discipline whereby more mature believers in Christ come alongside the less mature for the purpose of bringing them to greater levels of Christlikeness. This is accomplished as an organic part of the life of the church where each believer is involved in both being mentored and mentoring others in deliberate,…

MBC Core Value #10: Purposeful Equipping

We are committed to helping each member of the body of Christ grow in biblical knowledge, godly character, and ministry skills (Ephesians 4:12, Colossians 1:28), including the intentional training of equippers and elders for the establishment and edification of the church (1 Timothy 5:17, 2 Timothy 2:2). MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #2 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value…

MBC Core Value #9: Edifying Fellowship

We are committed to Christ-centered relationships by which we serve and build up fellow believers, especially through the regular gathering of small groups focused on God’s Word, prayer, and mutual love (John 13:34, Hebrews 10:24-25, James 5:16). MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #2 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value #7 MBC Core Value #4 MBC Core Value #5 MBC Core Value #6…

MBC Core Value #8: Qualified Leadership

We are committed to the submission of Maranatha Bible Church to a plurality of qualified elders who lovingly serve and shepherd the church (Acts. 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3, Hebrews 13:17). MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #2 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value #7 MBC Core Value #4 MBC Core Value #5 MBC Core Value #6 The Plurality of Elders The Place…

Elders’ Q&A

Questions the elders dealt with today: What does ‘taking communion in an unworthy manner’ mean? Is there biblical support for having men only in leadership roles? Will we have hair in heaven? What is the purpose of the Millennial Kingdom and why is Satan released at the end of the 1,000 year reign? What about women working? Why does Satan target families so…

MBC Core Value #4: Relational Roles

We are committed to husbands, wives, and children fulfilling their biblical roles in the family and in the church (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Psalm 78:1-9, Ephesians 5:22-6:4, 1 Timothy 2:11-15). MBC Core Value #1 MBC Core Value #3 MBC Core Value #2 Instructions To The Family 1. The Role Of Wives Is To Submit With Respect -Vs. 18 This does not communicate value but rank Ephesians…

MBC Core Value #3: Sound Doctrine

We are committed to being a pillar and support of the truth by holding fast to sound doctrine as found in the Word of God (1 Timothy 3:15, 6:3-4, Titus 1:9). MBC Core Value #1MBC Core Value #2 How you think is how you live 1 Timothy 6:3-5Two truths that demonstrate the importance of promoting sound doctrine1. The characteristics of those who promote false doctrine – vs. 3…

MBC Core Value #2 : Biblical Authority

We are committed to God’s sufficient, authoritative Word in all matters of belief and behavior for our enjoyment of God and for the ministry of the church, including the verse by verse exposition of God’s Word as a means of bringing about spiritual transformation in the lives of His people (Psalm 1:1-3, 19:7-9,119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12). MBC Core Value #1 Three…

MBC Core Value #1: God-Centered Worship

We are committed to declaring God’s glory through worship which magnifies Him in our praise and manifests Him in our actions (John 4:23-24, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:15). This is the Spiritual DNA that makes up Maranatha Bible Church Psalm 1455 Attitudes that compel us to God-Centered Worship1. The Greatness Of God – vs. 1-5 Praise: He is worthy of all praise Perpetual:…

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 3

Romans 12:11-14Part 1 Part 21. Understand The Urgency Of The Times2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ. A. Live In The Light 2. Prepare For The Return Of Christ B. Walk In The Day – Vs. 13 1.) Drunkenness and Carousing Galatians 5:21, 1 Peter 4:3, Ephesians 5:18 2.) Sexual Impurity and Sensuality Galatians 5:19, 1 Peter 4:3, 1 Corinthians 6:18, Matthew 5:27-30, Ephesians…

The Glory And Wonder Of The New Birth

John 3:1-8 Baptism saves no one, but symbolizes the grace of the new birth. It is the first step of obedience in following Christ. It is the defining mark of being a Christian. 1. The need for the new birth – vs. 1-3 It is designed to reveal to us the utter hopelessness of our life.2. The means of the new birth – vs. 4 Ezekiel 36:24-27, 1 Peter 1:23 Faith is the evidence…

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 2

Be Prepared – Matthew 24:44 Romans 13:11-14Part 11. Understand the urgency of the times – vs. 112. Prepare for the return of Christ – vs. 12 A. Live In The Light – vs. 13 Lay aside the deeds of darkness: Dark conceals, light reveals Ephesians 4:17-24, 5:1; Colossians 3:1-4 Put on the armor of light – personal holiness 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9 B. Walk In The Day

A Spiritual Wake-Up Call – Part 1

1. Understand the urgency of the times – vs. 11 Christ could be here at any time – Matthew 16:27, 25:31; Revelation 22:20, 1 Corinthians 1:7, Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13, 1 Peter 4:7, 13; James 5:9. Every chapter in 1 Thessalonians ends with a reference to Christ’s second coming. A. An evil time B. The last days – 2 Timothy 3:1, Hebrews 1:2, 1 Peter 1:20 C. Many scoff -…

Love: The Ultimate Fulfillment Of The Law

Romans 13:8-10There are two compelling reasons to love our neighbor1. We have a debt to pay – Although vs. 8 says to ‘owe nothing except love’ Scripture does not prohibit borrowing, it regulates it. Matthew 5:42, Luke 6:34-35, Psalm 37:21, 26; Proverbs 22:7, 11:15; Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 252. We have a law to obey – Love God, Love Others Galatians 5:13-14, James 2:8,…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 4

Previous weeks’ messages: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3This week:#8 – Submission to government promotes a clean conscience – vs. 3-5 We obey the government because we want to honor the Lord. Your conscience is the servant of your value system. 1 Timothy 1:5, 1:19; 2 Timothy 1:3, 1 Peter 3:16, Implications:…

The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 3

Previous sermons in this series: Part 1 Part 21. Believers must submit to governing authorities 2. All Human Governments Are Established By God 3. Opposition To Government Amounts To Opposition To God4. Opposition To Government Will Bring Punishment5. Government Exists To Restrain Evil This week:#6…