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    Upon This Rock - Selected Scriptures

    Originally preached on September – December 2015

    In two thousand years of Church History, even with numerous reformations and revivals, local churches have never been so confused about their purpose and identity as they are today. In our generation, thousands of Christians have left church out of disenchantment. Coffee shop Christianity has become the new norm. So what is the purpose of the local church really? Is it still vital for a Christian’s spiritual growth? In this timely study of the New Testament blueprints for local churches, Stephen help us rediscover why, far from being outdated, our need for God’s purposed assembly is as great as it ever has been.  

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 5:13 - 16
    • Matthew 16:18
    • Ephesians 4:1 - 6
    • 1 Thessalonians 1:1 - 10
  • Dressed for Battle - Ephesians 6:10-14

    Originally preached on July 2007

    God has not given the Christian final victory over sin, but the potential for repeated victory over sin. So don't be caught off guard. Don't expect one victory over temptation to mean that you have conquered that temptation. It will come back again. When you hear the bullets of lust, anger and pride stop firing, it's not because the Devil's given up . . . it's because he's loading a bigger gun.

    Scripture References

    • Ephesians 6:10 - 17