A Biblical Model for Vital Churches

Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3; 15:1-3, 30-4 1.   Vital churches are empowered by the Holy Spirit.               The church at Antioch was empowered by the Holy Spirit.             1. 11:24 Their leader was full of the Holy Spirit.                         “(Barnabas) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith…”             2. 11:28 A visiting preacher prophesied by the Holy Spirit.                         […]

Discerning God’s Will

Acts 6:1-7; 13:1-3; 15:22; John 11:17 & 22; Colossians 2:2-3 and Romans 15:5-6. Topics: Unity Ways in which I have seen churches operate: The pastor is seen as the mediator between God and the church. God tells the pastor His will and then the pastor challenges the church to follow. One of my professors was a pastor at a church in Birmingham. He wanted […]