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Pastor Bob Paquet /

THE RADICAL CHURCH
New Wineskins

Reference: Holwick, David; “Can All Things Be New?”, www.sermoncentral.com

Issues That Will Shape Our Future as a Church

ARE WE “A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST?

UNITED WITH EACH OTHER AND THE

OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?

IS ANYBODY THERE? DOES ANYBODY CARE?

Introduction Sunday, May 19, 2002

NEW WINE IN NEW WINE SKINS

Luke 5:36-39
[37] "And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined.
 [38] "But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. [39] "And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, 'The old is good enough.'"

ARE YOU CHANGING OR DYING?

NEW WINE = NEW OF THE SAME KIND

NEW WINESKINS = THE SAME WINESKIN MADE

NEW - REFRESHED

FLESH HATES CHANGE -

ARE YOU CHANGING OR DYING?

THE RADICAL CHURCH

Issues That Will Shape Our Future As A Church

ARE WE “A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST?

UNITED WITH EACH OTHER AND THE

OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY?

IS ANYBODY THERE? DOES ANYBODY CARE?

TEN CHARACTERISTICS OF A “RADICAL CHURCH”

Sunday, May 26, 2002

1. THE CHURCH (YOU) MUST BE ANOINTED

Isaiah 61:1-6
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me . ....

[6] But you will be called the priests of the Lord; You will be spoken of as ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you will boast.

Spirit of the Lord God is upon me (you) to:

Bring good news to the afflicted

Bind up the brokenhearted,

Proclaim liberty to captives

Proclaim freedom to prisoners

Proclaim the favorable year of the Lord

Proclaim the day of vengeance of our God

Comfort all who mourn

Giving them a garland, the oil of gladness, the mantle of praise

So they will be called oaks of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

IF NOT ME WHO? IF NOT NOW WHEN?

YOU ARE ANOINTED FOR MINISTRY

Reference: Hostetier, Bob; “The Member-Run Church”, www.sermoncentral.com

Every Christian is created for ministry

Ephes. 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Every Christian is saved for ministry

2 Tim. 1:9
who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

Every Christian is called into ministry

1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a HOLY NATION, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called
you out of darkness into His marvelous light; [10] for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Every Christian is gifted for ministry

1 Peter 4:10
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Every Christian is authorized for ministry

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. [19] "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Every Christian is commanded to minister

Matthew 20:26-28
"It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, [27] and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
[28] just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

Every Christian is needed for ministry

1 Cor. 12:27
Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.

Every Christian is accountable for ministry

Ephes. 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Every Christian will be rewarded for their ministry

Col. 3:23-24
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men; [24] knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE IS IT WRITTEN THAT MINISTERS MUST WEAR A WHITE COLLAR - GRADUATE FROM
 SEMINARY (cemetery); BE CALLED REVEREND OR HAVE THE LETTERS M.DIV. AFTER THERE NAME - MINISTERS ARE
 NOT HIRED BY MAN THEY ARE ANOINTED BY GOD
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