Things That Will Help the Church Grow
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
September 15, 2019
Central Passage
II Timothy 4:1-8
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

THINGS THAT WILL HELP THE CHURCH GROW

II TIMOTHY 4:1-8

INTRODUCTION:

A.  Worry never brings growth nor does it solve problems; Matthew 6:34

      1.  Step out on faith and work out problems

      2.  We are to edify one another; II Timothy 4:2

B.  Worrying about why we don’t grow will not bring growth

C.  Our study today; “Things that Help the Church to Grow”

I.  PREPARE FOR GROWTH:

A.  You and I; Matthew 28:19

B.   Look to yourself/at yourself; II Timothy 2:15

      1.  What CAN I do to promote progress?

      2.  Examine one’s self; II Corinthians 13:5

C.  We must prepare ourselves; Matthew 7:1-5

D.  Think in a positive way; Philippians 4:13

      1.  Deny self; take up your cross; Luke 9:23

      2.  We all need Christ; John 15:5

      3.  The power is in the word; Romans 1:16; Hebrews 4:12;

            II Corinthians 12:9

II.  PROCLAIM THE WORD: Hebrews 5:11

A.  Get to where the people are; I Corinthians 9:19-23

B.  Paul stated; II Corinthians 10:4-5

C.  Proclaim the power of god; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 4:6-7

III.  ALWAYS PRESS FORWARD: Philippians 3:14

A.  Give it all you’ve got; Matthew 6:33

B.  Unite with others proclaiming the word; Philippians 3:15

C.  Satan wants you to wait and waste time; Nehemiah 6:3

D.  Must be zealous; Titus 2:14

E.  Keep your eyes on the goal, look to Jesus; Hebrews 12:2

IV.  PERSEVERE; Hebrews 6:1-6

       A.  Always be alert; II Timothy 4:5; Ephesians 6:10

       B.  God never sleeps; Hebrews 10:32-36; James 1:2, 4, 12

CONCLUSION:

A.  Paul was committed; II Timothy 4:6-8

B.  We, too, must make a commitment; Matthew 18:3