Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church
Handouts and Sermon Outline ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 ~ Your Niche as a Living Stone
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 ~ Your Niche as a Living Stone ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 ~ Your Niche as a Living Stone ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

November 16, 2019

As “Living Stones” in the building that Jesus builds, each one of us fit perfectly into a particular niche. How do we know where we fit and where we are to serve Christ and His Church? Stated as a formula, this is how we know: 

Your Spiritual Gift + Your Area or Sphere of Ministry = Your Niche as a Living Stone

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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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