Sermon, February 5, 2017, “Vibrant”
A Vibrant Church is Sensitive.
~ Be Sensitive to our Spiritual Condition as a Church.
~ Luke 8:17 For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
~ Be Sensitive to our Spiritual Condition as an Individual Christian.
~ I Corinthians 11:28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
A Vibrant Church is Spirit Led.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
~ Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,
~ Ephesians 4:30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
~ I Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit;
Be obedient to the Holy Spirit.
~ Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
~ Romans 8:14 For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
A Vibrant Church is Diligent.
Be diligent to Implement God’s Vision.
~ Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
~ Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
~ Galatians 6:10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
~ Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
Be diligent to be Faithful to God’s Word.
~ Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”
~ II Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.