Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church
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.

Sermon Outline: Ephesians 2:1-10 ~ A Masterpiece in the Making
Ephesians 2:1-10 ~ A Masterpiece in the Making ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 2:1-10 ~ A Masterpiece in the Making ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

September 30, 2019

The One who created all that there is—the One who created you—desires to do an Extreme Makeover for every single person on this earth. As amazing as it is to see the transformation of a house on the reality show Extreme Makeover Home Edition, God wants to do a relational, spiritual, emotional, internal transformation in every man, woman, and child. He wants re-creation. He wants to take the old and put it away. He wants something new to come in. He wants to take the old and cleanse. And He wants to put your past behind you. You will discover in this message from God’s Word that you are God’s Masterpiece in the Making as you are transformed more and more into the image of Jesus Christ.

 

Sermon Outline:  The Spirit-Filled Marriage
Ephesians 5:15-33 ~ The Spirit-Filled Marriage ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 5:15-33 ~ The Spirit-Filled Marriage ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 5, 2018

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers in the 19th Century, said, “When home is ruled according to God’s Word, angels might be asked to stay with us and they would not find themselves out of their element.”

It could be added to that, “Where Christ is Lord in the home, angels might be asked to stay with us and they would find themselves right at home.”

Both of  these statements are the result of a Spirit-Filled marriage. The secret of harmony and unity in the home is the fullness of the Spirit. It is power from within not pressure from without that holds the home together. And the fullness of the Spirit is how a home becomes a godly home of influence for the Kingdom of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sermon Outline: God’s Pattern for Marriage
Ephesians 5:22-33 ~ God’s Pattern for Marriage ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Ephesians 5:22-33 ~ God’s Pattern for Marriage ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

October 5, 2018

When I love my wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, I serve her and minister to her a servant of Jesus Christ. When my wife respects me as her husband, she ministers to me as servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The first thing required of every wife, required of every husband, is a servant’s heart toward one’s mate; to be submissive to one another in the fear of Christ, to minister to one another as Christ would minister to your mate if He were physically present in the home.

Husband, God gave you your wife so that you might be a minister of Jesus Christ to her.

Wife, God you your husband so that you might be a minister of Jesus Christ to him.