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  • Creating Community In The Church

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

    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. more

  • A Paradigm Shift In The Church

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Our Duty

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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) more

  • Get Up And Go Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 13, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    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 more

  • The First Controversy In The Church Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 3, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    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 more

  • We Are The Winners Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    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! – more

  • Revival Preparations

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    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 more

  • Christianity At Christmas

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

    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 more

  • What Are We Thankful For?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    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." more

  • Prepare For Christmas

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    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 more

  • Do You Pretend To Believe In Jesus?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    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 more

  • What Is Our Vision For This Year?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    It seems that most Christians settle for a good life, but God has given us a great purpose in a Great Commission.

    WHAT SHALL WE DO? WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR THIS YEAR? This is it... ACTS 1:8 I watched the longest baseball game in postseason history this week. The Yankees and the Red Sox battled it out for 14 innings. The teams played back-to-back marathon games that totaled 26 innings almost 11 hours more

  • A Reprobate Mind

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    Homosexuality is the result of a twisted mind the Bible calls a Reprobate Mind.

    ILL>> Ignorance is bliss! Maybe I should say innocence is bliss. A world of rich possibilities and dreams carry many young people from high school graduation to attend college and eventually a career. These innocent minds leave home and if they aren’t already, they are seduced into allowing more

  • Here Are 7 Keys To Real Happiness Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    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 more

  • What Is Your Purpose This Year? Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    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 more