Message by Dr. David Drake
What Kind Of Church Are We?
A Church You Can Love!
Three Questions We Must Ask:
1. Who Are We?
A local church is an assembly of professing believers in Christ who have been scripturally baptized and who are organized to do the Father’s will.
Important to note…
a) There must be a profession of faith in Jesus Christ.
b) The New Testament church knows nothing of an unbaptized church member.
c) There is a purpose – doing the will of God which may be expressed in many ways.
2. Why Are We Here?
The mission of Cross Road Christian Fellowship is to welcome others to the cross road through the grace and truth of Jesus.
Important to note…
a) We must intentionally welcome others.
b) We must meet people where they are, many at the crossroads of life.
c) We must personally live and present grace and truth as the answer found only in Jesus Christ.
3. Where Are We Going?
Acts 2:37-47 (NASB)
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”
41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
44 And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common;
45 and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
I. We are going to present a life changed by the gospel…vs. 37-40
II. We are going to be obedient to the truth of the gospel, personally…vs. 41
III. We are goin to be committed to the principles of the gospel…vs. 42
IV. We are going to worship the God of the gospel…vs. 43
V. We are going to love, sacrifice, and serve for the sake of the gospel…vs. 44-46
VI. We are going to grow because of the gospel…vs. 47
We Need To Go Fishing!!