Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on July 16, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

Learn more about ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

Read our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Statement of Faith⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.



Big Idea:  Worship Christ, who is your life, in life together and all of life.

1.  The Peace of Christ to Secure Our Unity [Colossians 3:15]
      A.  A Group Peace
      B.  A Governing Peace
      C.  A Gospel Peace
      D.  A Grateful Peace

2.  The Word of Christ to Shape Our Ministry [Colossians 3:16]
      A.  Bible-Saturated
            1)  Normative vs. Regulative Principle
            2)  Teaching & Admonishing
            3)  Singing
      B.  God-Focused
            1)  Two Rhythms of Grace:  Revelation & Response
            2)  Two Ditches to Avoid:  Seeker-Sensitive & Personal-Preference
            3)  Two Moods of the Meeting:  Gravity & Gladness
            4)  Three Goals of Gathering:  Exaltation, Edification, Evangelism
      C.  Christ-Centered
            1)  Gospel Story
            2)  Gospel Structure
      D.  Spirit-Enabled
      E.  One-Anothered
            1)  Accessible
            2)  Intergenerational
            3)  Participatory
      F.  Heavenly-Minded

3.  The Name of Christ to Stimulate Our Doxology [Colossians 3:17]
      A.  A Life Motivated for the Glory of Christ
      B.  A Life Moved to Gratitude to God through Christ