Sermons on Local Church
On the occasion of Grace Church’s annual congregational meeting, Pastor Rod Bunton takes the opportunity to look at why the local church is a priority to God and why Grace Church exists.
We gather in the local church because God has commanded it. We gather because it helps us grow spiritually. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes this series by reminding us that there is another reason: we must go out from the church into the world to carry out our mission for the kingdom.
The church is imperfect, many wrong things have been done in the name of the church, and it seems there are hypocrites everywhere. Pastor Rod Bunton answers the question, “Is it even necessary to go to church?”
In light of the current health crisis and also because of a generational shift in our culture, “going to church” has changed. In a short series, Pastor Rod Bunton focuses on the church and examines why we gather locally.
1 Corinthians 1:10-17 The first issue that Paul addressed in this letter is the divisions within the membership that had been reported to him. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the cause for these divisions that leads to a surprising declaration by Paul concerning baptism.
Matthew 18:15-17 – Church discipline is necessary to heal the body from the infection of sin. Pastor Rod Bunton continues to examine the process of church discipline that, when executed Biblically, is one of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.
Matthew 18:15-17 – Church discipline is painful and difficult, but necessary and rewarding. Pastor Rod Bunton explains an often misunderstood process that, when executed Biblically, is one of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.
1 John – Preserving unity within the church starts with loving the body of the church. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us the reasons why we should love and what it looks like as one of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.
1 Peter 2:9-10 – Understanding how we are saved helps us have the right perspective about Christianity. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the effectual call that draws us to salvation, an important doctrine and one of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.
1 Peter 2:4-10 – In this passage, Peter lays out the identity and message of the church and one thing stands out: you should value it! Pastor Rod Bunton exhorts us to love the church as he continues his series, Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.
The characteristics of leaders in a healthy church are not the same as in the business world or military service. Pastor Rod Bunton covers godly Christian leadership and effective evangelism, two of the Twelve Marks of a Healthy Church.