The Nature and Mission of a Church

I: A Covenant Fellowship: Colony of Heaven: 1. Love for one another, love for God, love for lost. 2. Covenant to fulfill more than greed. 3. Our citizenship is in Heaven. Our task is on earth. 4. “As my father hath sent me so sent you.” 5. Restore the broken fellowship. 6. In this week, every Christian is a Priest. 7. Jesus is our example.   04/03/1964: Carson City, Nevada 04/25/1966: San Martin August 1969: Emmanuel, Dos Palos August 1970: Emmanuel, Dos Palos 05/02/1972: Temple Baptist 05/29/1972: Reisterstown, M.D.

Men That the Master Called

Luke 5:27-31, Mark 1:16-20, & Samuel 1 16:1-12 Let us think for a while on the men that the Master called. What kind of people were they? What did they do for a living? What was their age? Were they married? Did they own their homes? Were they busy making a living? When they were called to serve the Master, did they have fears and doubts, or did they accept without counting the cost? I: Jesus Took Them Where They Were… They Were, Without Exception, Busy People. 1. Peter and Andrew were casting their nets. 2. James and John were mending their nets. 3. Matthew was a prosperous tax collector. 4. Nicodemus was a busy lawyer and religious leader. 5. Paul was engrossed in stamping out what he thought to be a false religion. 6. God has never picked His...