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A provision of the most recent 20 messages from Family Bible Church located in Martinez, GA

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A provision of the most recent 20 messages from Family Bible Church located in Martinez, GA

    04 Discipleship and Discipline in a Healthy Church

    04 Discipleship and Discipline in a Healthy Church

    * This is week #4 in our sermon series entitled 'Marks of a Healthy Church' in which we are using selected passages from God's Word to explore the "four ships" or "armada" of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship and Stewardship. Those four pillars support everything that characterizes a healthy, impactful and God-honoring church.
    * David Hayes got us started with a 2-week examination of the building blocks of the church by using key passages in Acts 2 and Acts 4 about the early church. This provided a great reminder that the church does not need to reinvent itself to align with the culture. Rather, we need to rely on God's Word to provide all that we need to function effectively in this increasingly chaotic, God-rejecting and Biblically-illiterate world in which we live.
    * Then last week, Pastor Bob took us back a step to consider the foundation of those 4 pillars, and of the church itself, as we looked at Jesus' vitally important question in Matthew 16, "Who do you say that I am?". For without a proper understanding of WHO Jesus is, and what He accomplished through the cross and His resurrection, the church has no basis for having any value or impact on the world today (see 1 Cor. 15:1-19)
    * And now, this morning, we want to take some time to focus on just one of those “ships” or "pillars", namely Discipleship. We'll start by looking at the nature of true discipleship, and then take a look at what I believe is one of the too often neglected disciplines of discipleship, namely how we deal with sin in the church. In other words, the discipline of church discipline. I'll then share a few thoughts about the power behind effective discipleship and church discipline, before wrapping things up by talking about how we can apply what we learn this morning in the context of Jesus' Great Commission of Matthew 28.
    * This message was presented on May 15, 2022 by Chuck Sabo.

    03 Who do you say that I am?

    03 Who do you say that I am?

    * Two weeks ago we began considering "The Marks of a Healthy Church."
    * We began the series where most people would consider the "Beginning of the Church" - Acts 2, on the day of Pentecost. We continued on into chapter 4 because of the similar building blocks which were evidenced in the early church.
    * In my own mind, I have seen four major areas in which the church functions - which I have referred to as "The Armada of the Church." The Four 'Ships' of the Church are: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Stewardship. Worship is our adoration and praise to God for who He is and what He has done. Discipleship is the process of training, and equipping, others in teachings of our Messiah (this includes 'evangelism' which is many times separated into its own category). Fellowship, as David discussed last week, is our association with one another in a common venture - and that venture is serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Stewardship is the conducting, supervising, or managing of something entrusted to one's care.
    * In the first message, David presented that the foundation of the church is the Messiah, Jesus. As Paul stated to the Corinthians: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Cor 3:11) He then went on to share some of the building blocks that were placed upon that foundation.
    * Today, we want to drop back - in a sense - to the teachings of Jesus Himself in order to see what He declared regarding this new work, or dispensation, which was about to begin after His death, burial and resurrection.
    * This message was presented on May 8, 2022 by Bob Corbin.

    02 Prayer and Fellowship

    02 Prayer and Fellowship

    * Last week we started a new message series - “The Marks of a Healthy Church”. In this 10 week series we are looking at eight passages in the Bible to draw out and apply things that characterize a healthy church, including who and what we are as a healthy church and what a healthy church does. These passages include examining the example of the first church, what Jesus said about the church, what Paul said about the church, and what the writer of Hebrews said about healthy believers.
    * In the book of Acts we have great detail about how the first church (in Jerusalem) exploded from 120 followers of Christ to over 3000 and then to many thousands. Last week, in Acts 2, we covered a list of building blocks that contribute to the foundation of a healthy church. These included genuine conversion (characterized by conviction of sin, repentance, and receiving God's word); baptism by immersion as a public step of obedience and identifying with Jesus Christ (coming after faith in Christ, not before, and symbolizing what has happened spiritually to you as a new follower of Jesus); continuing steadfastly in God's word, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer; praising God; and growing, which can be either and both numerical and spiritual - the former an increase in number of followers of Christ, the latter in each person growing in spiritual maturity.
    * Today we take a deep dive into prayer and fellowship from the example of the church in Acts 4.
    * Healthy believers lead to healthy churches, and healthy churches help individuals to be healthy believers.
    * This message was presented on May 1, 2022 by David Hayes.

    01 Foundation of a Healthy Church

    01 Foundation of a Healthy Church

    * Today we start a new message series - “The Marks of a Healthy Church”. Over the next 10 weeks we are going to look at eight passages in the Bible to draw out and apply things that characterize a healthy church, including who and what we are as a healthy church and what a healthy church does. These passages will include examining the example of the first church, what Jesus said about the church, what Paul said about the church, and what the writer of Hebrews said about healthy believers.
    * In the book of Acts we have great detail about how the first church (in Jerusalem) exploded from 120 followers of Christ to over 3000 and then to many thousands. Today, in Acts 2, we will see a list of building blocks that contribute to the foundation of a healthy church. These will be drawn from the example of that first church, as it grew from 120 people to approximately 3120 people – in a single day! Next week we will further develop a few of these building blocks from Acts 4.
    * The purpose of this series is to help us, as individuals and as a church, to pursue being and remaining a healthy church, in order that Christ as head of the church will be honored and in order that God will be glorified in and by and through us. If we don't know what a healthy church is, or if we forget, then we are aimless and unlikely to be or remain a healthy church.
    * Healthy believers lead to healthy churches, and healthy churches help individuals to be healthy believers.
    * This message was presented on April 24, 2022 by David Hayes.

    Our Resurrection Lot

    Our Resurrection Lot

    * Last week we concluded our study of the book of Daniel by considering the prophetic words regarding the end-times. In that message, we saw how YHWH revealed to Daniel that there would be a time when the dead would "awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt."
    * The doctrine, or teaching, of the resurrection - RAISING FROM THE DEAD IN A TRANSFORMED MANNER - is not just a New Testament teaching. Rather, even Job declared: "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!" (Job 19:25-27)
    * Note that both Daniel and Job looked forward to this moment ... they looked toward the future. They didn't state that it would be instantaneous for them. It wasn't "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." Why? Because, Christ had not yet conquered death. That is what he accomplished through His resurrection.
    * NOW ... because of His victory ... we have the assurance of our resurrection. What awaits us on the other side? There are many things that we do not know. However, one thing that we are told clearly is something that YHWH encouraged Daniel with at the very end of his book: "You shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days." THERE IS A REWARD WAITING THOSE WHO HAVE BELIEVED IN, AND HAVE SERVED, YHWH.
    * This message was presented on April 17, 2022 by Bob Corbin.

    14 The Time of the Greeks

    14 The Time of the Greeks

    * We are nearing the end of our study of the book of Daniel. We have seen the Impact of His God, His Life and His Writings.
    * Recently, we have been considering the Impact of His Writings in the prophetical revelation which YHWH had given to him.
    * Last week, we began studying the final portion of his writings, chapters 10 through 12, which comprise one large prophecy regarding "the latter days." However these "latter days" are broken into two major segments: The Time of the Persians and Greeks ... and The Time of the End. Last week, we considered the Prologue to this prophecy by considering the Prophet of God and the Messenger of God.
    * Today we want to cover the first section of this prophecy - that dealing with the Persians and Greeks (predominantly the Greeks). This prophecy covers approximately 372 years of history! We have already considered the end portion of this time as we studied the prophecy recorded in Daniel 8.
    * Though most of this will be academic, DO NOT MISS the implications as we sore through the fulfillment of this phenomenal prophecy!
    * This message was presented on April 3, 2022 by Bob Corbin.

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