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The Priority Of The Church [AUDIO]

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What is the priority of the church?

And why do we get so many different answers by so many different people? Some are really into the church while others say they are “done” with the church. Some are very ardent in their commitment, while others are pretty ambivalent about their stance on the whole thing.

In this message I take a look primarily at the priority Jesus placed on the church, along with several other key verses.

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What The Bible Has To Say About Being A Man

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These are gender confused times.

Ask multiple people what it means to be a man and you will most likely get a myriad of answers.

It really doesn’t matter what most people think though. What does God have to say about being a man?

Here’s what he says in his word:

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Gifts Of The Spirit [AUDIO]

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This is the seventh and final message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

I finished up the series with a simple straightforward message on the gifts listed in Romans 12 and 1 Corinthians 12.  I describe each gift specifically and I also talk about them all generally.

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The Importance Of Church Leadership [AUDIO]

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This is the sixth message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

Our problem with leadership is a problem with God.

God has appointed in the church…” ~ 1 Cor 12:28

That which God creates for his purposes, we ignore at our own peril.

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The 5 Body Building Gifts [AUDIO]

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This is the fifth message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

I talk about the five gifts that Jesus gave “for building up the body of Christ” (Eph 4:11-12):

  1. Apostles
  2. Prophets
  3. Evangelists
  4. Shepherds (Pastors)
  5. Teachers

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Interdependent Mission [AUDIO]

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This is the fourth message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

I talk about God being a sending God and how his son is a missionary that sent us at great cost to reach lost people, at great cost to ourselves.

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Unity Of The Spirit [AUDIO]

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This is the third message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

I talk about the power of unity and how shared priorities, vision, and responsibility help “maintain the unity of the Spirit” (Eph 4:3).

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Let All Things Be Done For Building Up [AUDIO]

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This is the second message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

In this message I use 1 Corinthians chapters 11, 12, 13, and 14 as a broad overview of a recurring theme in regards to Christ’s body.

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Christ Is The Head [AUDIO]

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This is the first message in a series on Interdependent Body Life.

I talk about Christ’s headship and how when we live outside of it we become childish consumers or cowardly critics.

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3 Words For 2015 [AUDIO]

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Every year I ask God for three words of focus for our church for the new year. I then preach on them on the first Sunday of the year.

Here is this year’s message.

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