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Sermons from White Oak Baptist Church
White Oak Baptist Church
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Total Sermons: 157
Total Amens: 9
When we get sick we take meds to get better but ever wonder what is in the meds that make us better? Usually it’s those big 20 letter words we can’t pronounce. In the same way, ever wonder what God’s M.E.D.S. are made of to make a church healthy and strong? They are the ingredients of faith, grace, love, hope, praise and worship.
Serving is not what the church can offer you; it is what you can offer the church. God has called and gifted His people to serve locally where they worship. If you choose not to use your gift or go attend church somewhere else, the church as a whole suffers. If we all use our gifts and serve then we can offer more and get more people involved and grow. At the close of life the question will not be: “How much have you been served?” but “How much have you served?”
How devoted are we to the Lord? How devoted are we to the church? Is there a difference? Would you say if a football player went to practice one day out of five days of practice he would be considered a devoted player? Would you say if a student only went to school one day out of five, they would be a devoted student? What if you were an employer and your employees only came to work one day out of five would you say they were devoted employees? Would you say a church member who only attends church one time out of five opportunities is devoted? To see the power and miracles of the Lord, to see salvations, baptisms and church growth like never before, to see revival spread and the church become as one, will it come when the church is devoted every opportunity or once a week?
Churches today are dying for one reason; they have stopped doing evangelism the way the early church did. Within the first few weeks of the birth of the church over 20,000 people were saved. Church pews stay empty when God’s people fail to reach out and evangelize. God’s model for church growth is not “come and see” but rather “go and compel” (Luke 14:23). When is the last time we “compelled” someone to come to church?
The church of today is sick and on its death bed when compared to the early church! When you look at the early church we see how they were on God’s M.E.D.S., which are-missions, evangelism, discipleship, service and the church grew dramatically as a result. It’s time to obey God’s commission, it’s time to get on His M.E.D.S., and it starts with each of us falling on our faces and asking God to heal us of our cancer of worldliness, busyness, laziness and selfishness.