I had the honor and privilege of preaching on the doctrine of the church this past Sunday.
This sermon, “Finding Treasure in a House of Stones” (1 Peter 2:4-12) , was originally preached on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Community Bible Church in Ilderton, ON.
The atheistic philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was once asked what made him so negative toward Christians. He replied, “I would believe in their salvation, if they looked a little more like people who have been saved.”
This is why we must constantly be aware of this need for spiritual vitality, health, life. The life of Jesus ought to be clearly evident in us. We need to show the world that we are an authentic and healthy church which fulfills its mission. That is, a church that continually…
1. Treasures Christ together.
2. Reveals God’s grace to each other.
3. Testifies to God’s transforming power.