And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15

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Necessity Is Laid Upon Me

Though he was an Apostle, Paul was willing, and often did, forego any privileges inherent in that office for the sake of the gospel being freely presented in absolute sincerity and integrity.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 13)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 5/5/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 9:1-27
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJ3U8TqIEA

Who Owns the Pastor?

A consideration of the pastor’s responsibility toward God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 5/3/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJf6tIec-6M

Shepherding the Sheep

A consideration of the elder’s role and responsibilities as an undershepherd of God’s flock.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/28/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H__sKYOxGtk

Don‘t Be Offensive

Instruction is given regarding those who are strong in the faith (mature), on how to treat those who are weak in the faith, preferentially and respectfully.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/28/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pyCZ5FhuZo

Christ- Firstfruits of the Resurrection

Christ’s death is most often addressed as the essential component of the Gospel message. However, equally imperative is His bodily resurrection. Without the Resurrection of our Lord, we do not have the Gospel! The Gospel is both the Death of Christ as payment of our sins, and His Resurrection, proof positive that payment was accepted!
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/21/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthian 15:1-4, 12-24; Romans 1:1-4
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8QgSDK84o

Local Church Leadership

God’s Word describes the role and function of the leadership of the local church.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/14/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaTrofEoMn4

Ministering with a Biblical Sense of Urgency

Paul’s counsel, during a specific time of distress, is for those who desire to serve the Lord to put off marriage, temporarily, as the “time is short,” and the task is difficult enough without additional temporal concerns of a spouse and family.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 12)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/14/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGcOE1v1pRE

Called To Be Holy

A conclusion of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt 9)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 4/7/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJa0nvX6uwc

Marriage Matters

The importance and permanence of the marriage relationship a matter to be considered and taken very seriously, in such a cavalier and decadent society.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt 11)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 4/7/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki0yDwvcVLk

More Work of the Ministry

A consideration of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/31/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWGRIQb31rk

Because, Now I Belong to Jesus

Christ has redeemed each believer, body and soul. Therefore, each believer should conduct his/her life body and soul in light of this truth, because we are not our own!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 10)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/31/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8vdnu0VHuQ

The Work of the Ministry

A consideration of the various means by which the body of Christ can glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/24/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCv1MsQm-JI

The Purpose of the Church

According to Scripture, the purpose of the church is to glorify God through the ministry of the Word of God.
[Series] Picture This: Christ‘s Church (pt. 6)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/17/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZejCpaW0o

The Company We Keep

Rather than removing wicked immorality from their midst, the church at Corinth did not simply tolerate it, but they were found boasting about its presence within their fellowship. This wickedness had a serious leavening influence in the church body, that required disciplinary action on their part.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 8)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/17/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 5:1-13
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ccj6EXL3cs

Awaiting An Accurate Assessment

The requirement for Biblical ministry (service) is no success or popularity, but simply faithfulness! This will be determined only by Christ when He returns!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 7)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/10/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 4:1-21
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6fTkaoLcmI

What Are We Doing Here?

A consideration of the biblical texts describing the purpose of the church.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/10/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7b7elPMVck

How Firm a Foundation

A Christian ministry must be build upon only Christ as the foundation, and utilize the materials that will withstand His evaluation, those He deems worthy of His building!
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 3/3/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 3:9-23
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqoyMsjVOZ0

The Birth of the Church

The church began on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit arrived to indwell those who trusted in the finished work of Christ alone for their salvation.
[Series] Picture This: Christ’s Church (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Matt Costella
[Date] 3/3/19
[Scripture Reference] Various Texts
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phO_WgnEKKo

What‘s On the Menu?

Consuming the “meat” of God’s Word is vital to the growth and stability of the NT Church
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt 5)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/24/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Corinthians 3:1-8
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-ejMnD-_U

Words Taught by the Holy Ghost

scripture reference -1 Corinthians 2:6-14
Paul’s role in revealing God’s “mystery” for this age is on display through the Scripture with which He was entrusted.
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 4)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/17/19
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10JNT9umR1o

A Message, Witness, and Testimony

Baptism is an important step of obedience for the believer in Christ. It proclaims a message, bears witness of Christ’s work of salvation, and serves as an opportunity to present the gospel of Christ.
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/10/19
[Scripture Reference] Matt. 28:19-20; Rom. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Col. 2:12
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvtTELnexcY

A Clear Message from a Simple Preacher

Paul’s proclamation was clear, concise, and consistent focusing on the message of the Gospel of God that saves sinners and sanctifies His saints
[Series] Considering the Church in Corinth in the 21st Century (pt. 3)
[Speaker] Pastor Gary Freel
[Date] 2/3/19
[Scripture Reference] 1 Cor. 2:1-5
[Youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8P36AcV-4