Sermons

This 10-part sermon series was developed by a pastor who has used the Take Your Church’s Pulse tool. Each sermon corresponds with one of the vital signs signs of a healthy church. Our hope is that this series will be a guide for you as you lead your congregation through the ten signs and through the Take Your Church's Pulse survey.

Taking Our Pulse: “Body Mobilized According to Gifts”

Romans 12:1-8

Based on the third commitment of a healthy church in Take Your Church’s Pulse

Theme: God gives each of us different gifts for service in the one body of Christ.
Goal: To use our gifts for service in the one body of Christ.
Need: We all belong to the one body of Christ.

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Taking Our Pulse: “Evangelistic Proclamation”

Romans 10:1-15

Based on the sixth characteristic of a healthy church in Take Your Church’s Pulse.

Theme: Every believer is called to tell the good news about Jesus to other people.
Goal: To tell the good news about Jesus to other people.
Need: People need to hear the good news about Jesus.

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Taking Our Pulse: “Discipleship and Education”

Matthew 28:18-20; Titus 2

Based on the seventh characteristic of a healthy church in Take Your Church’s Pulse. 

Theme: Jesus sends us to make disciples by teaching how to live a new life.
Goal: To teach how to live a new life.
Need: disciple = student, learner, pupil = learning how to live a new life.

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Taking Our Pulse: “Service to the Community”

James 2

Based on the eighth characteristic of a healthy church in Take Your Church’s Pulse. 

Theme: True faith is best seen in action because what we believe determines what we do.
Goal: To show our faith by what we do.
Need: Witness = what we say and what we do

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Taking Our Pulse: “Contagious Fellowship”

Hebrews 10:19-25

Based on the ninth characteristic of a healthy church in Take Your Church’s Pulse.

Theme: Jesus’ sacrifice lets us draw near to God together as one people.
Goal: To draw near to God together as one people.
Need: Fellowship. (koinonia)

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