The Tent’s Maker

Hello, Everyone!

Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday evening, Jan. 24, 1999, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia:



Scripture Reading: Ex. 26:1-11

Text: Ex. 26:11

Exodus 26:11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.

Introduction: In continuing this series of sermons on the building of a local church, based on the idea of comparing it to tent-making, I want us all to pay attention to the fact that the TRUE Maker of the tent, the TRUE builder of the church, is the Lord Himself.


Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

I gave you the Lord’s purpose for our church and every church in this morning’s message:

A. To exalt the savior
1. Ephesians 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church
by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without
end. Amen.

B. To evangelize the sinner
1. John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that
ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

C. To edify the saint
1. Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God,
and to the word of his grace, which is able to
build you up, and to give you an inheritance among
all them which are sanctified.


1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

A. God supplies a blueprint

B. God selects a bishop (pastor)
1. This is the decision of God, not of a
pulpit committee

C. God sets up the building
1. He gives new members gifts
2. He unites them in heart by His Spirit


1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

A. Our time, which is actually HIS time

B. Our talents, which are actually HIS talents

C. Our treasure, which is actually HIS treasure


1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

A. Givers – tithes, offerings, sacrificing

B. Livers – setting an example for the others,
becoming qualified as leaders

C. Load lifters – volunteers who do what they can
with what they have


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