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Communion

The Lord's Supper 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 https://www.nlbcma.org/sermons/sermon/2022-05-08/foundations-of-the-church-ep-1-the-lords-supper Introduction Have you ever walked into church on Sunday morning and noticed the communion elements up front and thought, "oh man, it's communion Sunday, that means the service is going to go long today!" Anyone else ever think that ...

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Baptism

Baptism Colossians 2:6-15 https://www.nlbcma.org/sermons/sermon/2022-05-22/foundations-of-the-church-ep-2-baptism Introduction Imagine with me for a minute that you had never seen or heard about baptism before. Now imagine you see a baptism service? What would you make of it? Many years ago I was at a church picnic with a different church and there was a pool with a hi...

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Membership

Membership Ephesians 4:11-16 https://www.nlbcma.org/sermons/sermon/2022-05-29/foundations-of-the-church-ep-3-biblical-church-membership Introduction We can learn a lot from warthogs. Have you ever seen what they do with mongooses? It is called a symbiotic relationship, meaning two creatures live together in a mutually beneficial relationship. A warthog will get covered...

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Gathering

Gathering Hebrews 10:19-25 https://www.nlbcma.org/sermons/sermon/2022-06-05/foundations-of-the-church-ep-4-gathering Introduction We like to think that in our day and age we are very different and much more advanced than generations before us. And in some ways that is true, but people are still people and history always repeats itself. Take for example, when the plague...

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Serving

Serving 1 Peter 4:8-11 https://subspla.sh/wgw3kdn Introduction Over the past several weeks we have been looking at the foundations of the church. We have discussed communion, baptism, membership and gathering. And now, in conclusion of this mini-series, we come to the capstone of them all, serving. This is tying everything up together and putting all we have learned an...

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Psalm 1

The Blessed Prosperous Life Psalm 1 Introduction Today we start on a new journey together through one of the most historically important books in Scripture. The psalms have been central to the worship and study of God for thousands of years. They are a collection of 150 psalms, or songs and poems, written over a period of time. Many of them were probably sung and set...

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Philippians 4:14-23

The Heart of GivingPhilippians 4:14-23 https://www.nlbcma.org/sermons/sermon/2022-05-01/the-heart-of-givingIntroduction"What you do with [money], or desire to do with it," writes John Piper, "can make or break your happiness forever." It can make or break your happiness forever. Those are serious words.Money and giving is a difficult subject to talk about, especially from...

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