A Biblical Commitment to Planting Healthy, Reproducing Churches (Acts 13:1–4)

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Why does the church exist? Even if we can give the theologically correct question, what does it look like practically? The church exists, not for itself, but for mission—to carry out the mission that Jesus Christ gave to it. That mission is to embrace a biblical commitment to planting healthy, reproducing churches.

This sermon, based on Acts 13:1–4, was preached at the first session of the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference, hosted by Brackenhurst Baptist Church in Alberton, South Africa.

The conference also featured messages from Sammy Leballo (Moletsane Baptist Church), Mario Maneville (Reformed Faith Mission Community Church), Conrad Mbewe (Kabwata Baptist Church), Tyrell Haag (Heritage Baptist Church), and Chris Woolley (Midrand Chapel).

Phil Hunt is a pastor at Kitwe Church in Kitwe, Zambia.

Sammy Leballo - 6 September 2018

A Burden to Revitalise and Strengthen Dying Churches (Revelation 2–3)

Sola 5 Conference 2018

We live in a day in which the church has become so seeker-sensitive that churches exist to serve men rather than God. As a result, the spiritual growth of churches often remains stagnant and, in some cases, even declines. Many Christians are not concerned, because they are content to see the sick being kept alive through artificial means. God would have us be concerned about the state of his churches. We should be committed to both establishing healthy churches and revitalising unhealthy churches.

Scripture References: Revelation 2:1-29, Revelation 3:1-22

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The sermons in this series were preached at the 2018 annual Sola 5 Conference hosted by BBC. The theme of the Conference was “Partnered to Plant,” and the messages focused on the need for churches to associate with one another in church planting and revitalisation efforts.

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