Howard Brammer

“His [God’s] intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:10-11)

Many people view church as just a place to come to once a week, on Easter or at Christmas, or for the occasional wedding or funeral. For them, it doesn’t have any more influence in their lives than any club or social group might. Others may view the church as being irrelevant, judgmental, or intolerant.

But when God dreamed up the Church, He clearly had something quite different and much greater in mind for it. His dream entails His Church being a living, breathing organism made up of individuals who realize that they are it! They are the Church. He intends that they be His agent to forever change people’s lives and restore hope in their circumstances. In this sense, the Church is very personal.

Join us for a four-week series of messages we’re calling, My Church, in which we’ll take a look at what makes God’s Church, Traders Point included, such a powerful force for needed influence – one person at a time – in the community, the culture, and the world.

My Church

Each year the Elders graciously give me (Lead Pastor Aaron Brockett) some time away, in which I am to devote to personal study and sermon preparation for the upcoming year. Since I spend roughly 15-20 hours per week on the development and delivery of weekly sermons, I look forward to this annual “study break” in order to make sure that I am staying spiritually refreshed and digging my wells deep, so to speak.

In an effort to free me up to do this, I’ve asked some of my favorite preachers to come in and “pinch hit.” Not only are these five men some of my favorite communicators, they are also experienced ministry practitioners whom God is using to impact thousands of people’s lives through churches, Bible colleges, and published books and video material. This sermon series is called One Thing I Want You To Know … and I’ve asked the guys, “If it were possible to sit down with our entire church over a cup of coffee, what is the one thing you’d want them to know from God’s Word?” Their answers have become the insightful and powerful teaching for these five weeks …

One Thing I Want You to Know