Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Legacy of a Church

Acts 2:42-45
A church that has existed for over 100 years is not unusual.  A church that has remained relevant and vital to a community and to Christ is.  The history of North Side is a history of a people of faith.  The legacy we have received to carry on is one produces with the prayer, love and commitment of thousands who have preceded us in their love of this great church. 
The History of North Side Baptist Church, Weatherford, TX
1897 - 2011

  I.   The Legacy We Have Received was Demonstrated by...
I Thessalonians 1:2-4
A.    A Commitment to Fellowship
The saints who left us this legacy knew the true meaning of membership and commitment.

Koinonia – “communion by intimate participation” - Acts 2:42

Our koinonia with each other is based on our common koinonia with Jesus Christ. I John 1:3

Faithful attendance is key to being a vital part of a church. -
Hebrews 10:24-25

B.    A Commitment to FaithfulnessPhilippians 1:3-5

C.    A Commitment to Financial Needs of Church - 2 Corinthians 8:1-5

II.     The Legacy We Want to Leave for Those Who Follow
"We are partners working together for God. 1 Corinthians 3: 9
A.    A Legacy of Sharing - Galatians 6:10

B.    A Legacy of Service - Ephesians 4:11-12

C.    A Legacy of SacrificeRomans 12:1

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