This series will paint a picture of what true conversion looks like.
Be our guest this Mother’s Day. Our special guest speaker will be Pastor Trish Braggs. We look forward to your presence and an awesome worship experience.
The FAITH series is important because it will force us to examine the validity of our profession of faith in Jesus Christ, while understanding what the results of a true profession of faith in Jesus Christ are. In his day as well as ours some believe in his power to heal and sought signs and wonders, which cannot save. John wrote his gospel that we may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that by believing in WHO he is we have life (eternal) in his name (John 20:31).
Be our guest next Sunday as Pastor Juan talks about “Degrees of Faith: What sort of faith do you have?” Pastor Juan makes the depths of God’s word understandable and applicable.We are always challenged and encouraged by the word of God, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes (Romans 1:16)
Faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation on which Christianity rest. In this series we will examine the divinity of Jesus Christ set forth by the Apostle John. In his gospel he explains his purpose which was, “…that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” (John 20:31 NKJV)
Be our guest for this awesome series.
You may quickly ask what is expository preaching. A simple definition is taking one section of scripture for the purpose of explanation, illustration, and application. This is done by examining the historical, grammatical, and literal context of a passage of scripture.
The following are 4 huge benefits of an expository style of preaching.
- It is the method least likely to stray from Scripture. This is because the sermon is focused on the text as we seek understanding of what is going on in the text.
- It enables (and sometimes forces!) the preacher to handle tough questions. Whether dealing with a section of scripture, or doing a series of messages on a larger portion of scripture, Pastor Juan, is forced to deal with what they text presents without avoiding it. This ensures that the full counsel of God is being preached and protects the church from potential pastor preaching on what he likes most.
- It gives confidence to the church and authorizes the sermon. The congregation can be confident that they received a “thus saith the Lord.” God had something to say this morning!
- It helps the congregation learn how to approach scripture as a whole and seek the context of a passage. When scripture is isolated it can easily be misapply or misunderstood. Expository preaching teach the congregation how to guard themselves against this when they encounter those who do misapply or misunderstand the word of God.
Although, we do not preach exclusively expository sermons they are the predominate style of sermons. Pastor Juan believes that the great gift a pastor can give a church is to teach it how to read, interpret, and apply the word of God for themselves. Therefore, expository preaching is a minister that helps fulfill this gift.
Since 2014 the Saturday before Easter, we have an outreach event held at Chaparral Apartments. Complete with moon bounce, egg hunt, and pizza for the whole family.
Mark your calendars for January 27-29, 2016 for this year’s AWAKENING CONFERENCE in Oklahoma City. Pastor Juan will kick off the conference on Wednesday, January 27th. Thursday night our guest speaker will be Pastor Marcus Smith of New Direction Baptist Church in OKC. The final night we’ll have Pastor Brandon Lee of Victory on the Move Ministries of OKC, ministering the word. You don’t want to miss this!!!