The mission of the church, according to Matthew 28:16-20, is to make disciples. Our church says it this way "Make disciples by reaching those who are far from God, while bringing up those who are in Christ." Pastor Scott shares why this command is an Essential of a Healthy Church.
Author: Scott Snyder (Scott Snyder)
God is continuing to add people to His church! Pastor Scott baptized two kids who have been saved recently, and wanted to share that with their friends and family. And then we heard the testimonies of five adults who are saved, and wanted to be added to the membership of South. You will be encouraged as you hear what God is doing in their lives.
Jesus said to Peter, "...on this rock I will build my church." What did Jesus mean by this? Is the church build on Peter? A human? Pastor Scott explains what is happening in this passage, as he starts our new series entitled, "Essentials of a Healthy Church".
Christ is risen as He said! Who got to see the risen Christ, first? It wasn't one of the disciples, it wasn't Jesus' earthly mother. It was Mary Magdalene. Pastor Scott shares with us why this was unexpected, but incredibly exciting.
The cross of Christ is somehow horrifying, yet beautiful. Pastor Scott explains this.
Pastor Scott takes us to a topic that we typically think we understand very well. We always remember the first words of the passage - "Judge not..." but we forget that the passage doesn't end there. Don't miss this really convicting message.
When we think of being blessed, we think of monetary or at least material blessings. Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount that there is much more to being in the "blessed group" or the "woe/cursed group". Pastor Scott helps us learn a lot about that!
Jesus had different objectives than the scribes and Pharisees. They tried to trip Him up, but it just never worked. Pastor Scott taught us about Jesus' interactions on the Sabbath, and how to Him, it wasn't "work", as they had claimed.
Jesus' calling of Levi to be one of his disciples got the scribes and Pharisees all in an uproar, and when Jesus attended the celebration, they moved in, to question Him. He was eating with "tax collectors and sinners," they said. His response really put them in their place!
Christ's holiness isn't just about his behavior. It is a characteristic of His, and it is absolutely transformative in people's lives! Pastor Scott took us to Jesus healing the leper, and the paralytic man in this message, and oh, the application we can take from their healings!