In this final sermon in a series, we examine the work of God’s word in his church. The Bible describes a great war that is being waged. The battles are spiritual in nature, and require spiritual strength. This strength isn’t something we muster up on our own, but rather comes from God himself. It is a fight for faith–a battle against unbelief. Today we examine the struggle, and the primary role of God’s word in strengthening our souls.
Jesus commands his church to make disciples. How should we do this? And what does this look like at East Madison? In this sermon, we’ll answer these questions as we understand Jesus’ great commission to the church.
We were created to live in community with one another. So we enjoy fellowship, friendship, and companionship with others. The Bible describes a type of relationship that goes deeper than mere friendship. It describes relationships that are good for our souls. In these relationships, we care for each other spiritually by discussing God’s word with one another, sharing our struggles, and praying for each other. God has given his children the responsibility to care for one another’s souls. In this sermon, we’ll examine what these kind of Christ-centered relationships look like.
2 Tim. 3:16-4:2
Jesus declared, “I will build my church.” How does he do that? Today we look at a foundational passage for understanding how Christ builds his church. This begins a four week study of what God is doing in and through the church at East Madison.