What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the Five E's

What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's

Fall 2016 — Sundays, October 16 – November 13


October 16, 2016

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's — Excellent Worship"

Psalm 8; Hebrews 4:12-13

“Oh, Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"
—Psalm 8:9

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October 23, 2016

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's — Energetic Pastoral Care"
Psalm 23; Matthew 9:35-38

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’"
—Matthew 9:35-38

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October 30, 2016

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's — Embracing Decatur"

Hebrews 13:1-3, Matthew 28:16-20

“Oh, Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"
—Psalm 8:9

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November 6, 2016

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's — Economic Sustainability with Christian Values"

Proverbs 11:24-25, Luke 12:42-48

“Some give freely, yet grow all the richer;
    others withhold what is due, and only suffer want.
A generous person will be enriched,
    and one who gives water will get water."
—Proverbs 11:24-25

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November 13, 2016

Rev. Dr. David Gushee
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church Decatur
Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

Sermon
"What Does Success Look Like for FBCD: the 5 E's — Expectation of Growth"

Acts 2:42-47

“Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people."
—Acts 2:46

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NOTE:
The audios of the sermons will be posted as soon as they are available each week.