Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church
Sermon Outline and Handouts: Ephesians 4:11-16 ~ The House that Jesus Builds–The Supports
Ephesians 4:11-16 ~ The House that Jesus Builds: The Supports ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh
Sermon Outline: Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The Foundation Laid by the Apostles and Prophets
Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The Foundation Laid by the Apostles and the Prophets ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The Foundation Laid by the Apostles and the Prophets ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

November 4, 2019

The foundation is the most important structural element of a building. If the foundation is faulty, the rest of the building will be faulty as well. Jesus said that He would build His Church and the gates of Hades would not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18). Jesus could make this claim because the Church that Jesus builds is built on a firm, solid foundation: the foundation of the apostles and the prophets.  If a church is built on any other foundation, it will be a faulty church.

Sermon Outline and Handout ~ The Pastor’s Calling
Ephesians 4:11-13 ~ The Pastor-Teacher’s Calling ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 4:11-13 ~ The Pastor-Teacher’s Calling ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 21, 2019

When a man is called to vocational pastoral ministry, there is both an inward call and an outward call. The inner call is the result of the continuing drawing or the eliciting power of the Holy Spirit which in time brings an individual closer to the church’s outward call to ministry. So there is both an inward call of the Holy Spirit and an outward call by the Church. My hope is that this message will help the man who is sensing God’s call and considering pastoral ministry as a vocation--as well as the church who is prayerfully considering calling a pastor.

Handouts and Sermon Outline: Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The House that Jesus Builds
Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The House that Jesus Builds ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 2:19-22 ~ The House that Jesus Builds ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 1, 2019

This message is an architectural view of the “House that Jesus Builds,” His church.  The Lord Jesus is the Divine Architect and Builder of the church. He has designed it to function perfectly to fulfill His intended purpose and plan. It is being fitted together and built together into a dwelling of God. It’s the actual place where God dwells—where God lives. It is the place where each one of us as believers is being fitted together as a “living stone” so that we might offer up spiritual sacrifices to God.

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Sermon Outline: How God Does Extreme Makeovers
Ephesians 4:7-13 ~ How God Does Extreme Makeovers ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 4:7-13 ~ How God Does Extreme Makeovers ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

September 30, 2019

Each one of us a believer in Jesus Christ is a masterpiece in the making. We are being crafted and sculpted into the masterpiece God wants each one of us to be.  But God doesn’t transform us into the image of Christ just to make us into a beautiful work of art to be displayed in a museum, or to put on a shelf,  or placed in a vault. He shapes us into what He wants us to be for the work of service, as a tool, to the building up of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts so that we might serve God and serve one another as a tool in the hand of the Master.