Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church
Sermon Outline ~ Romans 12:3-8 ~ Try Lending a Hand
Romans 12:3-8 ~ Try Lending a Hand ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

Romans 12:3-8 ~ Try Lending a Hand ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

November 26, 2019

This message considers those spiritually gifted believers in Jesus Christ who are willing to pick up a corner of a stretcher in order to help someone do what he or she can’t do for themselves.  It looks at those who are willing to take hold of someone and help them do what needs to be done. And it looks at those gifted believers who work quietly behind the scenes so that other believers can do what God called them to do. These are the believers who have been given the spiritual gifts of mercy, helps, and service. These are the gifted believers “Who Lend a Hand.”

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.