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Sermons on Gospel Centered Living

Bad Company Corrupts Good Morals

Proverbs 1:8-19 Pursue wisdom at all costs – in choosing your friends you are effectively choosing your character Proverbs 17:17, 18:24, 27:6; Proverbs 13:20, 24:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:33 1.  There Is A Temptation To Follow Unsound Influences – vs. 10-11 .          A.  An appeal to the desire for acceptance .          B.  An appeal to…

Relationships in the Body of Christ: Encourage and Build Up One Another

1 Thessalonians 5:11 What is biblical encouragement? It speaks biblical truth to one another and points them to the future glories in Jesus Christ. Therefore: because of – Vs. 1-3 – The Day of the Lord.         Joel 2:28-32, Zephaniah 1:14-18, 3:15; Zechariah 13:2Vs. 4-6 – Our change of natureVs. 7-8 – Our change of behaviorVs. 9-10 – Our completely…

Bearing With And Forgiving One Another

Colossians 3:12-14  Forgiveness Is Expected – Vs. 12 Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 Peter 1:4  Forgiveness Begins In The Heart – Vs. 12 & 14 Compassion – Mark 8:1-3, Matthew 114:14-16, Jonah 4:10-1-1 Kindness Puts Feet On Compassion – James 2:16 Humility – James 4:6 Gentleness and Patience – Matthew 11:29, Matthew 18:21-22   Forgiveness Must Be Modeled After Christ Jesus – Vs. 13…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Bear One Another’s Burdens

Galatians 6:1-5  We Need To Bear One Another’s Burdens vs. 1 – If someone is caught in any trespass the goal is restoration Matthew 18:15, James 5:19-20  The Reason To Bear One Another’s Burdens To fulfill the law of Christ – Matthew 22:37-39, Romans 13:8,10  The Attitude To Bear One Another’s Burdens Stop comparing yourself to others The Balance To Bear One…

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: Regard One Another As More Important

Philippians 2:3-4 Humility is the essential attitude that undergirds all the one-anothers. Pride hurts and destroys relationships Isaiah 14:12-15, Daniel 4:29-30, Proverbs 6:16, 16:5, 14, 18:12; James 4:6 How do we foster a heart of humility? 1.  Understand The Sinful Threats to Genuine Unity .         A.  Selfishness – Philippians 1:17, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Galatians 5:19-21, James 3:13-16, 4:1-2 . …

Relationships In The Body Of Christ: An Introduction To The “One-Anothers”

Acts 1:9-15, Acts 4:24, 32; Acts 5:12, Acts 15:25 1.  The Local Church Is The Primary Arena For The Practicing of the “One-Anothers”2.  Fostering A Culture Of Spiritually Intentional Relationships Is Critical To A .          “One-Another” Body Life.              A.    Discipleship.              B.    Hospitality3.  Modeling The…

Evidences Of A Passionate Heart For Gospel Ministry – Part 3

Romans 15:22-293 Weeks ago: 1. A Commitment To Gospel Proclamation – vs. 15-16 2. A Boasting In Christ’s Accomplishments – vs. 17-19 Last Week3, A Mindset For Un-Reached People – vs. 20-21 This Week4, A Heart For Genuine Fellowship With Other Believers – vs. 22-24 Romans 1:11-135. A Heart Of Sacrificial Service To Needy Saints – vs. 25-276. A Heart For Evangelistic…

Evidences Of A Healthy And Mature Church

1. An Abundance Of Genuine Goodness Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 5:22, 6:10, Ephesians 5:1-5 2. A Saturation With Biblical Truth Colossians 2:3, Romans 15:4, 12:2 3. A Ministry To One Another Proverbs 27:6, 17: Acts 20:20-31, 36-38 When giving correction: Go humbly, go gently, go with the Word Galatians 6:1 When receiving correction: Be humble, bring it to the Lord Proverbs 12:1

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…

Help For The Troubled Soul

Psalm 42 is a lament psalm – there is a way to suffer well1. A time of drought – vs. 1-5 Physical – thirst Spiritual – a longing for God2. A time of drowning – vs. 6-11 Adversity3. The psalmist’s response A. Look to God B. Preach to your soul Remember: Who God is God is sovereigh His steadfast love Hope In…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 8

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 6 Part 7#20 – An Evil Avoidance – vs. 17-18 NEVER – Absolutely no one ever!! Matthew 5:11, John 15:18-19, 16:33; 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:12 Exodus 21:12, Leviticus 24:17-20 A. The punishment is not to be too severe, it must fit the crime B. The community is to administer…

Gospel-Shaped Relationships: How Believers Love Others – Part 7

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5  Part 617. An Impartial Attitude – Continued As Christians we should be easy to get along with – Psalm 133:1 Anatomy of division within the church A. Hurt – Sows a seed of discord B. Bitterness – Dwelling on the issue C. Rationalization D. Avoidance E. Collaboration – Mustering support for yourself…