Priorities to Take With Us

SERMON NOTES: Pastor Milton Vincent
January 13, 2013: Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church

7 PRIORITIES TO TAKE WITH US AND FLOURISH IN WHEREVER WE GO

Ephesians 4:12-16

1. Preaching and teaching the Gospel.
-Eph. 4:11 inferred
-We get the benefits of the ministry of apostles and prophets through revelation of Scripture.
-Preach, study, exposit and be shaped by Scripture.
-We need to experience the breath of God (G0d-breathed Scripture) 2 Tim. 3:16

2. Gospel feasting.
-Eph. 4:11 (evangelists=Gospelizers)
-Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:18
-We need to continue to grow in the preaching of the Gospel to ourselves.
-The power of God is in the Gospel. Immerse yourself in it!

3. Faithful shepherding.
-Eph. 4:11 (Pastors and Teachers).
-Sheep need to be led, fed, protected, loved.
-Pastors need pastoring also.
-Pastors are a gift to our flock.
-“Where there are Godly caring shepherds–God will send His sheep.”
-We want to be a church that maintains faithful shepherding.

4. Congregation of ministers.
-Eph. 4:12, 16
-Pastors and elders equip us to do the work of the ministry.

5. Covenantal community.
-Eph. 4:13, 16
-Unity…mature man…the whole body being fitted…
-Relationships serve as the rich matrix where growth and maturity thrive.

6. Gospel-driven households.
-Eph. 5:22, 25; 6:1, 4
-Every household seeing itself as part of the CFBC Campus.
-Every household a power center for worship, ministry, instruction, outreach.

7. Every man a pastor.
-Eph. 5:25; 6:4
-Husbands being a living embodiment of the Gospel to wives and children.
-Wives responding to husbands and mirroring Gospel realities.
-Men who stand before their households in humility, brokeness, confession, grace in service, in love and prayer.

All of these points also include having an open heart to what we can learn along the way. Keep learning!

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