Eight Marks of a Strong Church (2 of 2) by Frank Damazio

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Eight Marks of a Strong Church (2 of 2)
Series: Strong Leaders Build Strong Churches
Frank Damazio

Introduction: The strong leader builds a strong church that will impact culture, change atmosphere in the city, transform lives, and win the lost. Matthew 16:16-18 says, ''Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Jesus answered and said to him, 'Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.''' The strong leader raises the passion level for building a world-impacting church. This message seeks to unite all leaders into one clear vision and mission in building a strong, enduring church.



1. First Message (Haggai 1:1-15) - This was a call to recommit to the vision, to re-evaluate the priorities and return to the work of rebuilding the temple. The vision had been stopped for sixteen years and no progress had been made.

2. Second Message (Haggai 2:1-9) - Haggai called to the leaders to be encouraged and to see beyond the natural, to see what could be and not what is.

3. Third Message (Haggai 2:10-19) - Haggai called the people and the leaders to a new level of purity and a new focus on the Lord Himself. He challenged them to believe for favor and blessing to return.

4. Fourth Message (Haggai 2:20-23) - Haggai spoke about the coming shaking of all things when all kingdoms will be overthrown. However God will raise up a lasting, unshakable kingdom whose servants are the signet ring of the Lord's work.


1. God motivates, strengthens and fulfills the vision to finish the work.

a. Be strong, Zerubbabel - governor - senior pastor (Haggai 2:4)

b. Be strong, Joshua - high priest - leadership team (Haggai 1:14)

c. Be stron ...

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