Our New Normal
While you’ve been adjusting to your new normal at home and in your community, we’ve made a few changes as well.
Current Sermon Series
Jesus commanded us to make disciples of people from all nations, teaching them “everything” He commanded us. He also explicitly stated His own purpose:
…I will build My Church… (Matthew 16:18)
Jesus’ purpose is to build His Church. That must be our purpose: to work in the building of His Church. Just because we have a church doesn’t mean it is His; and just because we are involved in a lot of religious activity doesn’t mean that He is building His Church. Our purpose must be to work in the building of His Church.
The simplicity of the New Testament pattern of planting churches stands in bold contrast to the complexity of our patterns in the Lutheran church. And, their extraordinary success also stands in contrast to ours. To the extent that church planting movements in China, Africa, South America and other places have followed the New Testament pattern, they have also been blessed with a similar measure of success.
To rediscover the simple New Testament pattern is the hope of this series.
August 2 – Pastor Thomas Brashears
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.