April 30, 2023
The Birthday of the Church
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Dr. Kelly B. Burton
The Holy Spirit regenerated, redeemed and empowered the apostles at Pentecost giving birth to the Church. 3,000 souls were rescued and added to the church that day when Peter stood to preach. The center and source of congregational life is not Open Gym, it is not 5th Sunday Fellowships, not even the Ordinances we practice. The life-giving core of healthy churches is the preaching of Scripture.
Sermon in a Sentence: A healthy church is faithful to God and to each other. Gladly get involved with the people of God.
Let’s revisit the first Christian church and learn about 4 elements present in a healthy, growing church:
1. A spot-on understanding of salvation 2:41
Biblical baptism F___________ a person’s salvation.
2. An unquenchable thirst for Christian instruction 2:42
The important distinction between Preaching and T_____________.
3. An uncommon love for each other 2:45
If there are needs, S____________ to meet them.
4. A renewed energy to attend weekly worship 2:46-47
Spirit-energized worship is never B___________.
April 23, 2023
Saints Ablaze Acts 2:1-13 Sunday, April 23, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton In the Book of Acts, Luke takes us on a journey led by the Holy Spirit. Commanded by Christ to wait on the Spirit, the disciples watch as Jesus ascends away from their sight to His Father in heaven. Then suddenly the Spirit… Read More »
April 16, 2023
O Man of God 1 Timothy 6:11-14 Sunday, April 16, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton Today is one of those rare and special Sundays when we bring two candidates before the church to be ordained as deacons. The character qualities for the office of pastor and deacon are found in chapter 3. In chapter 6… Read More »
April 2, 2023
The Verdict Is In Romans 8 Sunday, April 2, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton We have been discussing the implications of the death of Christ from John’s Gospel. Last week I explained that Peter seems to say Jesus went to hell to proclaim His victory over death to the demonic imps in prison. Because He… Read More »