What's Right About My Church? by Stan Coffey

What's Right About My Church?
Dr. Stan Coffey
Matthew 16:13-19

I.RIGHT IN ITS FOUNDER
II. RIGHT IN ITS FOUNDATION
III. RIGHT IN ITS FUNCTION
a. THROUGH PROCLAMATION
b. THROUGH PRAISE
c. THROUGH PRAYER
d. THROUGH POWER
IV. RIGHT IN ITS FUTURE

On this sixteenth anniversary, I want to preach the subject, "What's Right About My Church?" I've been pastoring now for about twenty-eight years. I started when I was seven years old. No, I was a little older than that and sixteen of those years it's been my privilege to be pastor of this church.

I want to thank the one who has made my ministry possible and made my ministry what it is and the one who has meant so much to me, so much to our family, and who has just always been this tower of spiritual strength and witness for Christ that is such an inspiration to me.

I want to thank my wife, Glenda, for all she has meant to me in these sixteen years and in twenty-eight years in the ministry. Praise God for you. Would you stand? Stand up so they can see you. Amen. My family as well for being the understanding family that they are and for being so unselfish.

In your bulletin there, there is an outline of the message today. If we don't get through it, it will be alright because you can take this home and get the rest of the message.

We want to begin with Matthew 16:13. If you have your Bible, you can open it there or if you do not you can read it right here on the outline, we have it for you.

"WHEN JESUS CAME INTO THE COASTS OF CAESAREA PHILIPPI, HE ASKED HIS DISCIPLES, SAYING, WHO DO THEY SAY THAT I THE SON OF MAN AM? AND THEY SAID, SOME SAY THAT THOU ART JOHN THE BAPTIST: SOME, ELIAS; AND OTHERS, JEREMIAS, OR ONE OF THE PROPHETS.

BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU? HE ASKED. WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? SIMON PETER ANSWERED AND SAID, YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.

AND JESUS REPLIED, BLESSED ARE YOU, SIMON, SON OF JONAH: FOR THIS WAS NOT REVEALED TO YOU BY MAN, BUT MY FATHER IN HEAVEN. AND I TELL ...


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