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  • A Healthy Church Starts At Home Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014

    We must focus on reaching and equipping families to pray together for the church, to worship together, to serve together and to fall deeper in love with the church that Christ gave

    Introduction: I heard about a pastor who asked a group of children in a Sunday School class the question, "Why do you love God?" He received a variety of answers such as God first loved us and Jesus died for us, but the one that he liked best was, "I guess it just runs in our family." Does loving more

  • A Gift To Treasure Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014

    As with any gift, it is easy to take church membership for granted. In order to avoid that, we must understand the gift and how we came to get it so that we will treat it like the gift that it is.

    Introduction: How many of you have ever been a tourist before? You know, you travel to a new place intent on seeing all the wonderful "new to you" sites. If it was an international excursion, you get to have your passport stamped, exchange currency, maybe learn a few phrases in the local language, more

  • Helping Hands Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 14, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Healthy church members pray for their pastor and church leaders. Messages based on the chapters of I Am A Church Member by Tom Rainer

    Introduction: Dr. Wilbur Chapman often told of his experience when, as a young man, he went to become pastor of a church in Philadelphia. After his first sermon, an old gentleman said to him, "You're pretty young to be pastor of this church. But you preach the Gospel, and I'm going to help you all more

  • Membership Has It's Expectations Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 6, 2013

    The body of Christ has many parts but it is still one body. All parts of the body must function in order to have a healthy church body. Sermon series based on the chapters of "I Am a Church Member" by Tom Rainer

    Introduction: Have you ever considered how amazing the human body really is? Truthfully, how could anyone ever believe that it is the product of chance plus time? The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc. Fortunately for us, the cells in the stomach lining renew so more

  • That They May Be One Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 6, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    Unity in the church is critical to the fulfilment of it's mission to reaching a lost world. Message based on the chapters of the book, "I Am A Church Member" by Tom Rainer

    Introduction: Years ago, there was a Peanuts cartoon strip where Lucy demanded that Linus change TV channels, threatening him with her fist if he didn't. "What makes you think you can walk right in here and take over?" she asks Linus. "These five fingers," says Lucy. "Individually they're nothing more

  • The Cure For 'i" Trouble Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 6, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    Church is not about having our way. We need to approach church with a servant attitude and the mind of Christ. Based on the chapters of the book, I Am A Church Member by Tom Rainer

    Introduction: This morning, we as a church are going to take an "I" test. Not an e-y-e test, but a capital letter "I" test. You see "I" troubles have plagued many a church for years keeping them for experiencing the fullest blessings of God and from making the deepest impact in a lost world. So more

  • Graveyards, Grace And Great Adventures With Jesus

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    When you are on mission for Jesus, you go to unexpected places, meet untouched people and see his unequaled power.

    Graveyards, Grace and Great Adventures with Jesus Mark 5:1-20 Introduction: Close your eyes and think with me for just a moment. If you could go anywhere in the world and participate in some adventure, where would you go and what would you do? Would you go to Africa on safari? Would you scale more

  • Conquering Church Conflict Before It Conquers You

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Church conflicts are inevitable. However, they can be solved if churches will step up to the plate and deal with them early.

    Conquering Church Conflict Before It Conquers You Acts 6:1-7 Introduction: Today, I want to talk to you about two little words that no one wants to hear, but everyone, who goes to church long enough, will most likely have to deal with…CHURCH CONFLICT. Those two words are enough to send cold more

  • Building His Church - His Way

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    A message about the church

    Building His Church - His Way Matthew 16:13-19 (Focus v. 18) Introduction: Gregory Elder tells of growing up on the Atlantic Coast, where he spent long hours working on intricate sand castles. One year, for several days in a row, he was confronted by bullies who smashed his creations. Finally more

  • From Branches To Bunches

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Aug 24, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    A sermon on the vine and the branches from the perspective of the Vinedresser

    From Branches to Bunches John 15:1-6 Introduction: Let’s take a field trip. We are going to stroll through the vineyard with the Master Vinedresser tonight. The aroma of fresh green growth mixed with the damp dew of the morning permeates the air. There is much that we can learn as we watch more

  • Gearing Up For Your Race

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Sep 17, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    A message of encouragement for those times when the race of life gets difficult

    Gearing Up for Your Race Hebrews 12:1-2 Introduction: United States runner Marla Runyon has been legally blind for 22 years. Even so, she competed in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In fact she qualified for the finals in the 1500 meter race. (Marla finished eighth, three more

  • Leading Your Children To Christ

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jul 27, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    A message challenging parents and grandparents to be active in leading their children/grandchildren to Christ.

    Leading Your Children to Christ 2 Timothy 1:1-5 Introduction: The other day, my wife got a phone call from a lady in the church about her daughter. It seems that her daughter had not been sleeping over the past several nights because she wasn’t sure she was a Christian. My wife sat down with more

  • The Dangers Of Neglecting The Cross

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 51 ratings

    A message imploring listeners not to neglect the opportunity to be saved.

    Introduction: I was not one of his fans personally, but for many NASCAR fans, the death of racing legend Dale Earhardt at the 2001 Daytona 500 is still fresh in their minds. On the final lap of the race, he crashed into the wall at a speed of around 180 miles per hour after being tapped from more

  • Love For The World

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Mar 23, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    A sermon of loving the world to Christ - Evangelism

    Love for the World Luke 24:44-49 On April 15, 1912, one of the great tragedies of modern history occurred. The Titanic, that only a few days prior began her maiden voyage, sank into her watery grave in the icy Atlantic. Just a few days before, a steward had uttered these immortal words to more

  • The Dead Speak: And Some Of Them Are Not Happy!

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Nov 7, 2001
    based on 55 ratings

    A salvation message based on the story of Lazarus and the Rich man

    The Dead Speak: And Some of Them Are Not Happy! Luke 16:19-31 Illustration: Recently, there has been a huge increase in interest in our culture about life after death. I think this is shown by the increased interest in the occult. There is a syndicated television show that illustrates this more