Eph 4.1-6 - The Church II - Core Gospel and Convictions

Date: 9/20/2015
Type: Sunday Sermon
Price: FREE

Sermon Theme: We keep core Gospel truth as the basis for our unity, while we humbly hold to convictions that make our congregation unique in the broader church.


A. The Text


1 – walk worthy


2-3 – what that looks like: humble, patient unity


4-6 – seven one’s


1 Cor. 15:1-4 – “first-of-all” truth:


2 – “by which you are saved”


B. Three C’s:  see picture


C. Core – gospel issues – litmus tests for believers


D. Convictions – issues that define a congregation but not all Christians

            May we do that?

            A list, in order of how unique


1)      Covenant Renewal Worship

2)      Covenant Communion

3)      Household focus – Genesis 18:19

a)      Leadership, Marriage, Women

b)      Christian Education; Family Devotions; D.A.D.D.

c)      Integrated church: nursery, church schedule

4)      Doctrine leading to Love

a)      Sermon discussion

b)      Hospitality

c)      Accountability

d)     Multiply small churches

5)      Reformed and Presbyterian

Steve Hemmeke Pastor of Covenant Heritage Reformed Church, in Newport News, Virginia