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WLBC General Schedule

This is a general schedule of services.
Check the Bulletin for changes to the schedule.

Sundays

Sunday School 9:30 am

Celebration Service 10:50 am

Evening Worship 6:30 pm

Wednesdays

Epic Kids Midweek

(Check for scheduled dates)

(3yrs-6th Grade)

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Adult Bible Study & Prayer 
6:30 pm

Students Grades 7-12 6:30 pm 

Office Hours

(Closed for Lunch at noon)

Monday -Thursday 8 am - 5 pm

Friday 8 am - 12 pm


Where You Belong!

Posted 9/16/2018

Sunday Morning Sermon by Pastor Lee Evans

Where You Belong!

Matthew 16:13-18

13  When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is??"14  They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."15  "But you," he asked them, "who do you say that I am?“ 16  Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."

17  Jesus responded, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

 
The Church Today is being…
  • Abandoned by many (Matt. 24:9-12)
  • Blamed for many of the world problems 
  • Criticized for being full of hypocrites

 BUT that does not change the FACT that 

Jesus is the builder of the Church; He is the Head of the church (Eph. 5:23) & He Loves the church (Eph. 5:25)!

1. The Church Is a Family

…brought together through the New Birth!  

3  Jesus replied, "Truly I tell you, unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.“ 4  "How can anyone be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked him. "Can he enter his mother's womb a second time  be born?”  5  Jesus answered, "Truly I tell you, unless someone is born of water & the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6  Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, & whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:3-6

12  At that time you were without Christ, excluded from the citizenship of Israel, & foreigners to the covenants of promise, without hope & without God in the world. 13  But now in Christ Jesus, you who were   far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14  For He is our peace, who made both groups one & tore down the dividing wall of hostility.   Eph. 2:12-14

2. The Church is made up of Flawed

… people brought together by a Perfect Savior

  “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Rom. 3:23

 “Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Please Note…
  • There is no PERFECT church…

Jesus Cleansed the Temple - John 2:13-25; Matt. 21:12-13; Mark 11:17 ff; Luke 19:46 ff

The Early Church – Acts 5, 6

The churches of Asia Minor - Rev. 2-3

 We are God’s work in Progress! 

3. The Church is His Physical Body

… in this World to Do His Work together!

We are His Body, 1 Cor. 12:11-31

We are His ambassadors; ministers of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:20-21) & to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20) 

In Conclusion:
  • Do you Belong to Jesus?
  • Do you Belong to a Local Church?

Jesus created it; He loves it…