Sermons On Church

Written by Serena Berger
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Sermons on church can address any of the aspects of a particular denomination of Christianity that separate it from the others. They may also address the reasons for having a church, for its rituals, or for the community. There are many possibilities for reasons why a minister might want to give sermons on church, and for the nature of the sermon he or she might deliver.

Scripture Passages for Sermons on Church

In Matthew 18:20 Christ promises, "Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." This promise is the ideological foundation for most Christian churches. This is not to say that people cannot have an individual relationship with God, but they are expected by Christ himself to gather to share faith.

Hebrews 10:25 states the same thing from the perspective of the people themselves. The people determine that they will congregate regularly to discuss faith and to "encourage" each other in their devotion. Almost everyone for whom religion is a strong force at some point or another can be encouraged by the experiences or thoughts of a likeminded follower. Sermons on church celebrate this power of community to strengthen faith.

Sermons on church can also refer to the famous passage Matthew 16:18 in which Christ calls Peter (whose name means rock) the rock on which his church will be built. Many people are curious what this means about the role of Peter in the church, or what this means about what the church is. There is both a tangible, physical aspect to the church, and an abstract aspect. Both of these may be discussed within the context of a sermon.


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