Sermon Plans 2016
“The Church”
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”                                                                                                                                                           (Ephesians 4:11–14, ESV) 

Synopsis: What is the Church?  How is it (she) supposed to work?  Who owns the Church?  Who runs the church?  What is the mission of the Church?  These are but a few of the questions to be answered.  The theme text is Ephesians 4:11-14.  The nearly year-long study is upon the Epistle to the Romans, often looked at as the handbook of Christianity.
January 3rd:
“The Church – The Standard”
Text: Ephesians 4:11-14
January 10th:
“The Greatness of the Gospel”
Text: Romans 1:1-17
January 17th:
“Man’s Foolishness Summons God’s Wrath”
Text: Romans 1:18-32
January 24th:
“O Man, Know Thyself – Part I”
Text: Romans 2:1-11
January 31st:
“O Man, Know Thyself – Part II”
Text: Romans 2:12-29
February 7th:
“Still, God Remains Faithful”
Text: Romans 3:1-8
February 14th:
“Everyone is in the Same Predicament”
Text: Romans 3:9-20
February 21st:
“You Committed the Crime, He Paid the Fine”
Text: Romans 3:21-31
February 28th:
“Abraham: Paradigm of Faith, Product of Grace”
Text: Romans 4:1-12
March 6th:
“Abraham: An Inheritance By Faith”
Text: Romans 4:13-25
March 13th:
“Blessed Assurance”
Text: Romans 5:1-11
March 20th:
“The Ultimate Sacrifice”
Text: Romans 5:12-21
March 27th:
“Resurrection Sunday”
Text: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
April 3rd:
“Does Grace Make Sin Irrelevant? No!”
Text: Romans 6:1-14
April 10th:
“A Slave, But Free?!”
Text: Romans 615-23
April 17th:
“Obedience is a Heart Issue”
Text: Romans 7:1-6
April 24th:
“Does Grace Mean that Law is Bad? No!”
Text: Romans 7:7-13
May 1st:
“The Victory of Grace Over Sin: Secure, But Not Safe”
Text: Romans 7:14-25
May 8th:
“The Victory of Grace Over Sin: Secure, Man of the Spirit”
Text: Romans 8:1-11
May 15th:
“The Assurance of Victory: Children and Heirs”
Text: Romans 8:12-17
May 22nd:
“The Assurance of Victory: Our Inheritance”
“Future Glory, Not Tarnished Past”
Text: Romans 8:18-25
May 29th:
“The Assurance of Victory: You Can Make It”
Text: Romans 8:26-30
June 5th:
“The Assurance of Victory: God’s Everlasting Love”
Text: Romans 8:31-39
June 12th:
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of the Jewish People”
Text: Romans 9:1-5
June 19th:
“The Distinction Between Ethnic & Spiritual Israel”
Text: Romans 9:6-29
June 26th:
“God Let’s You Choose…”
Text: Romans 9:30-10:4
July 3rd:
“Christ Alone”
Text: Romans 10:4-13
July 10th:
Text: Romans 10:14-21
July 17th:
“A Remnant Chosen by Grace”
Text: Romans 11:1-10
July 24th:
“The Olive Tree”
Text: Romans 11:11-24
July 31st:
“God’s Plan for Israel’s Salvation”
Text: Romans 11:25-36
August 7th:
“Grace Demands a Transformed Life”
Text: Romans 12:1-2
August 14th:
“Gifts of Grace for Selfless Service, Part I”
Text: Romans 12:3-8
August 21st:
“Gifts of Grace for Selfless Service, Part II”
Text: 1 Corinthians 121-11
August 28th:
“Gifts of Grace for Selfless Service, Part III”
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
September 4th:
“Gifts of Grace for Selfless Service, Part IV”
Text: Ephesians 4:1-16
September 11th:
“Gifts of Grace for Selfless Service, Part V”
Text: 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1:5-9
September 18th:
“Mature Christianity”
Text: Romans 12:9-21
September 25th:
“Submission to Authorities”
Text: Romans 13:1-7
October 2nd:
“What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
Text: Romans 13:8-14
October 9th:
“Be Careful…!”
Text: Romans 14:1-12
October 16th:
“Unity – The Church Builder”
 Text: Ephesians 4:1-16
October 23rd:
“Be Sensitive to Others”
Text: Romans 14:13-23
October 30th:
“Let Jesus Be Your Model”
Text: Romans 15:1-7
November 6th:                                   
“There is Only One Way”
Text: Romans 15:8-13
November 13th:
“Stinky Sheep”
Text: Romans 15:14-21
November 20th:
“Sharing the Burden”
Text: Romans 15:22-33
November 27th:
Text: Romans 16:1-16
December 4th:
“Gossip: The Church Killer”
Text: Romans 16:17-23; James 4; Titus 3:1-10
December 11th:
“Doxology – Giving Thanks”
Text: Romans 16:25-27
December 18th:
“Waiting for Christmas”
Text: Matthew 1-2; Luke 1-2
December 24th:
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
“The Christmas Tree”
Text: Luke 2:1-21
December 25th:
“Christmas Day”
Text: Matthew 2