LIBERATION POWER MINISTRIES INC.
PORT HARCOURT HEADQUARTERS
SUNDAY MORNING TEACHING
TOPIC: THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS
TEXT: Matt. 28:18-20.
MEMORY VERSE: 1Peter 1:14, 15
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation”.
It is our joy to have you in our Church today. We are taught that we should both pray and preach. We must prayerfully bring people to the Divisional Programme and to the central Church on Thursday and Sunday.
Today, our topic is important. It has to do with the heart-beat of God – THE CHURCH THAT MATTERS. There are things God is looking out to see in each of the congregations that gather as Church. These things make God to be happy and move with that congregation. Among other things, God wants to see (i) Purity (ii) Power (iii) Participation.
- PURE IN CHARACTER: Matt. 5:6,8; Num. 23:21–24, Deut. 23:14, Eph. 5:1-8,
The Church as called out people are not to be unequally yoked with the world in sin. We as washed people must live clean, holy and pure lives to shine as light in the world. Our God is holy and we His children must be of a pure character.
- POWERFUL IN OPERATION: 1Thess. 1:1-5; 1Corinth. 2:4-5; Acts 4:31-33;
Acts 8:5-19; 17:6; Matt. 11:12.
From the Church in the wilderness to the present day, God’s expectation of the Church is to operate in His Power. This was why the Lord Jesus asked his disciple to tarry until they were endued with power from on high. Every individual member of the church must operate with power. The Church must move with power. What is your level of power? God is looking for people with pure lives to fill with power to turn the world back to him.
- PARTICIPATING IN THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL: Acts 8:4; Mark 16:14-20;
Matt. 28:16-20; Luke 24:45-48.
The Church is made up of called people who should be involved in the business of calling others into the Kingdom of Christ. John 20:21-23. Everybody therefore in the Church should play active role in the spread of the Gospel. Your time, money, talent, wisdom, everything must be put into use that somebody might be snatched from the pit of hell. This is heartbeat of the Father and any Church that is actively involved in soul winning is the Church that matters to God. WHERE DO WE STAND?