Prosperity's Pastor

 

June 5, 2016 Rev. Bruce Brown became the 22 pastor of Prosperity Presbyterian church. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. 

He is married to Lily Brown and will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary in November. They have two boys, Lucas 8, and caleb 2. Lily's aunt, Chavela, lives with them taking care of the family.  

      July 17, 2016

"SO Great a Salvation"
Colossians 1:21-23
Rev. Bruce Brown
II. Our Situation Before Christ (verse 21)
II. Our Position After Christ (verse 22)
III. Our Continuation With Christ (verse 23)
 
 
 
 
          July 10, 2016

         “Christ is LORD of All”                          

                      Colossians 1:15-20

                      Rev. Bruce Brown

1.   Christ is LORD in Eternity (verse 15)

2.    Christ is LORD of Creation (verses 15-17)

3.    Christ is LORD by Redemption(verses 18-20)

 

           “A Prayer for Fullness” 

                         July 3, 2016               

  Colossians 1:9-14

  Rev. Bruce Brown

1.    A Prayer for Fullness Recognizes Spiritual Priorities (verses 9, 12)

2.    A Prayer for Fullness Requests Knowledge and Power (verses 9-11)

3.    A Prayer for Fullness Rejoices In the Fullness of Christ (verses 12-14)

 "We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for the love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before Him, who has given me the grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king.  It is enough for me to pick up a straw from the ground for the love of God."

~ Brother Lawrence ~  The Practice of the Presence of God

 

“A Church for Which to Praise God”

June 12, 2016

                                             Colossians 1:1-8

                                             Rev. Bruce Brown

I.    A Praiseworthy Church is Known for Her Faith and Love. (vs. 3-4)

II.  A Praiseworthy Church is Motivated by the Hope of Heaven. (vs. 5)

III. A Praiseworthy Church is the Product of the Gospel. (vs. 6-8)

“I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death (or the LORD’s return);  I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.”

C.S. Lewis.  This quote is taken from Mere Christianity.

 “Conducting Christian Community”

June 5, 2016

        I Thessalonians 5:12-22

                                            Rev. Bruce Brown

I.   Respectable Leadership (verses 12, 13)

II.  Responsible Fellowship (verses 14, 15)

III. Remarkable Worship (verses 16, 22)

"It was the continuing emphasis for believers in the New Testament that we must live to gear ourselves into things eternal and to live the life of heaven here on earth. We must yield our first obedience and loyalty to Jesus Christ, at any cost! Anything we try to offer God that is less than that really is a degradation of the Christian Church. Frankly, I would rather be a member of a group that meets in a little room on a side street than to be part of a great activity that is not New Testament in its doctrine, in its spirit, in its living, in its holiness, in all of its texture and tenor. The Spirit-filled and Spirit-led congregation will be a joyful people. Beyond that, it will be useful and caring and compassionate! I do believe that the Christian Church ought to be a helpful influence to the whole community!"

 This quote was taken from "Renewed Day by Day, Vol. II" - A.W. Toze

 

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