Preaching Series August 2021
In the first few weeks of August, we complete the summer series where members of our church and community provide scriptures and topics for the worship and sermons.
Starting 22 August, there will be a sermon series on the characteristics of a healthy and vibrant church according the Bible, which will lead us into our times of re- membering the saints who have gone to be with the Lord, stewardship, and thanksgiving. The calendar year will end with the start of a new church year, which begins 28 November with the first Sunday of Advent. Advent and Christmas will carry to the end of 2021.
For the series on the biblical characteristics of the church, I will be borrowing heavily from Natural Church Development (NCD). NCD bills itself as “A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches.” These qualities are not only biblical but have been tested in studies for nearly thirty years on every continent. In all those years, the only modification is to take one characteristic, gift-based ministry, and to emphasize two parts of it: 1) service, and 2) stewardship. Otherwise each characteristic still stands as originally conceptualized.
Please pray over these scriptures and top- ics as God speaks into the church here at St. John’s by His Word and by the Holy Spirit.
Sermon Above Reproach
08 August Nick Coulson
Sermon What Would You Suffer?
15 August Heather Erwin Scripture
Sermon Almost Home
Creating a Healthy Church sermon series 22 August
(key verse: 26!!!)
Sermon Those Who Stayed
Sermon Truthful and Spirit-filled Worship