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  • Creating Community In The Church

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,462 views

    You can eliminate strife by focusing on HOW TO… I. PROGRESS the Gospel II. PROTECT the Gospel III. PLAN the Gospel IV. PROCLAIM the Gospel

    The Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management has uncovered 5 common success factors IN BUILDING Community. In analyzing 68 Non Profit Organizations, (1) The ones who have results aim at results. They have a very clear definition of and concentration on what they are trying to accomplish. ...read more

  • A Paradigm Shift In The Church

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Jul 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,216 views

    Here is the Paradigm shift of the first church and the Paradigm shift needed of our church today! I. A CHANGE OF CONTROL - POURING v17 & 33 II. A CHANGE OF COMMUNICATION PREACHING 17-18 III. A CHANGE OF CHALLENGE PASSION 40...

    In Dallas I worked for a furniture company that sold over a half a billion dollars worth of furniture a year. As it was growing and before I got there, the owner was influenced by a “new age” motivational speaker. The guy convinced him to put all of the sales people through a “life changing” 2 ...read more

  • Our Duty

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,125 views

    Memorial Day sermon paralleling the duty of our soldiers SOme of this was adapted from Melvin Worthington

    Our Duty James 1:1-27 Key Verse 22 The real test = DO the Word – Duty -from the word “due” ie taxes are due, bills are due -- Duty is what is due the Lord our Savior! James makes a clear statement here -- just knowing the Word is not enough! Evidently James (the brother of Jesus) ...read more

  • Get Up And Go Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 13, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,567 views

    When the Holy Spirit moves our heart we must Get up and Go! Nations are waiting and depending upon our message of the good news of Jesus.

    A Church in Action Series Acts 8:26-40 says: Acts 8:26 - 40 (KJV) 26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of ...read more

  • The First Controversy In The Church Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 1, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,263 views

    What does a church in action do with problems? How do we handle controversy? By following the example of the early church.

    The First Controversy in the Church A church in action will still have some problems. ILL>>>Perhaps the only way to avoid quarreling with your wife is to let her go her way and you go hers. ILL>>> Sue Martinuk, War had broken out between my roommate and me. We dealt with our anger by not ...read more

  • We Are The Winners Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Apr 28, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,804 views

    Nothing can stop the church in Action! The Acts of the HS in the Apostles is the greatest example for the ACTION OF THE CHURCH TODAY!

    We are the Winners in this Game of Life! I have read the end of The Book and we win! Nothing can stop the church in Action! The Acts of the HS in the Apostles is the greatest example for the ACTION OF THE CHURCH TODAY! Acts 5:12-40 -- Key verses = 39-42 The world cant stop us! – ...read more

  • Revival Preparations

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Feb 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,368 views

    This is a description of what happens when a preople return to the Lord.

    2 Chronicles 34:1- Requirements for Revival I. Remove all false gods 1-7 -- Billy Graham --Christianity Today, ---We’ve lost sight of the fact that some things are always right and some things are always wrong. We’ve lost our reference point. We don’t have any moral ...read more

  • What Are We Thankful For?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 932 views

    We have so much to b ethankful for but all gratitude can be traced back to one source.

    The day before Thanksgiving an elderly man in Phoenix called his son in New York and said to him, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough. We’re sick of each other, and so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her." ...read more

  • Christianity At Christmas

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 629 views

    We are armed with a forewarning. We will suffer for Sinners, for Saints, and for the Savior. We know the battles look bad but the victory sure.

    Land on ‘Meet the Press’ “When a mother has an abortion,” Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land notes on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “she is imposing her values on an unborn child. And it is always a fatal imposition.” article by By Dwayne Hastings WASHINGTON (BP)--Many pundits would say the ...read more

  • Prepare For Christmas

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,886 views

    Are you prepared for Christmas? It takes more than a tree to find the real joy in Christmas.

    How to Prepare for Christmas 1. Attention ILL>> One of my favorite Christmas movies is the Christmas Story. It is the one where the little boy wants a Red Rider B-B Gun. His mother said, “You will shoot your eyes out, no you can’t have a B-B gun”. Even Santa said, “You will shoot your ...read more

  • Do You Pretend To Believe In Jesus?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,328 views

    There is a real problem; I believe many people are pretending to believe in Jesus!

    ILL>> I played Santa this week at the nursing home - The outfit was fine but the beard was rank, so I had to spray it with something. - I hugged - asked if they were good little boys and girls, passed out gifts and even danced with some of the ladies. I couldn’t tell who really believed in Santa ...read more

  • Components Of A Call

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 846 views

    God’s call can come at any time! God’s call can be heard at any time.

    Components of the Call Luke 5 1So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. 3Then He got into one of the boats, which was ...read more

  • Is Your Seed Still In The Barn?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,596 views

    We have had some great weather recently haven’t we? Praise the Lord for plenty of rain and good weather this year. It has made a real difference in the harvest. I hear that the peanut crop and the cotton crop was wonderful this year. As churches i

    We have had some great weather recently haven’t we? Praise the Lord for plenty of rain and good weather this year. It has made a real difference in the harvest. I hear that the peanut crop and the cotton crop was wonderful this year. As churches in the Bethel association we are in a similar ...read more

  • Here Are 7 Keys To Real Happiness Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,212 views

    But Jesus conquered death and sin so that we can experience real joy and happiness!

    The Lord of the Rings written by JRR Tolken, is one of the world greatest tales written to symbolize the struggle against sin and the spiritual forces of the devil. JRR Tolken was a believer who led CS Lewis to the Lord. The story of The Lord of the Rings centers around a ring created by the ...read more

  • What Is Your Purpose This Year? Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,391 views

    Let’s clarify our purpose in life today & the only way to do that is to follow the example of Christ.

    What is your Purpose this year? for Life? A truck driver was hauling a load of 500 penguins to the zoo. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. The next day the first truck driver got his truck ...read more