The Healthy Church
The Healthy Church Gathers Intentionally
Even in a pandemic, it is vital that the church gather. While in-person gatherings are limited, coming together, communicating with one another, using virtual gatherings, etc. are essential as the church cannot sustain health if Christians remain isolated. Staff Evangelist Andres Lavanderos preaches this sermon on January 10, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Orange Park.
The Healthy Church Preaches Boldly
The gospel of Jesus Christ must be proclaimed clearly, lovingly, and unapologetically in and through the church. Pastor David Tarkington speaks on preaching boldly through our words and lives as Christians in this message from January 17, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Orange Park.
The Healthy Church Serves Gladly
Preaching from Psalm 100, Pastor David Tarkington speaks on the great joy we have to serve the Lord. Sadly, some have viewed service for Kingdom causes as little more than busy-work or some frustrating payback of work. This is not God's intent. The healthy Christian understand that service primarily glorifies God but also is for our good. This sermon was preached on January 31, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Orange Park.
The Healthy Church Worships Truly
Worship is more than just the set list for Sunday's gathering. True worship is to be from the heart and to be done in spirit and truth. Pastor David Tarkington preaches from John 4 on worshipping well and authentically in this sermon preached at First Baptist Church of Orange Park on February 7, 2021.
The Healthy Church Loves Unconditionally
As Christians, we know we are to love one another. Yet, the problem most often is that even if we do, we love with the wrong type of love. Loving one another with a love reserved for an item means that unconditional, permanent, selfless love is not offered. Pastor David Tarkington preaches on February 14, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Orange Park on this agape love God gives us and expects us to show others.
The Healthy Church Equips Strategically
The leaders in the local church are called by God to glorify him and serve the believers who are part of the family by equipping them to serve the Lord well. Why then are so many Christians seemingly satisfied by counting "church membership" as the sign of maturity when God has a bigger story for each of his children. Pastor David Tarkington preaches from Ephesians 4 at First Baptist Church of Orange Park on being equipped to walk with Christ, to serve him, and to be part of a story that matters.
The Healthy Church - Living Transparently || Jared C. Wilson
Sermon preached at First Baptist Church of Orange Park on February 28, 2021 by Jared C. Wilson. Our special guest, Jared C. Wilson, professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, author, speaker, and podcaster preached from 1 John 1 today on the call to live transparently with one another as the redeemed. For more on Jared, go to jaredcwilson.com.