Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2001
"The body of Christ, especially in well-functioning, small, intimate groups, is the most healing body in the world; yet we do not treat it as such. We wouldn’t think of relating to a medical doctor with the same reserve as we have in the healing body of Christ. Would we say to a doctor, "I have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 18, 2012
THOUGHTS ON THE BODY OF CHRIST
Here are some thoughts on The Church from a few 30 on down in age individuals from the book "The Relevant Church":
Brian Kay, "It is impossible to be a follower of Christ and not be part of a local church!"
"No one can have God as Father who does not
Contributed by Hugh Laing on Feb 17, 2010
When the Body of Christ is rich and prosperous...she very seldom...I want say never...but very seldom has Biblical REVIVAL...but she often does when she's poor...many times the Children of Israel found this out.
But this truth does exist beloved...PRAYER IS THE LANGUAGE OF
Contributed by Silas Eke on Feb 26, 2015
A Baptist Pastor had a dream and found himself fully dressed with a Bible in hand at the gate of heaven. As he was about to enter, he heard so many people crying and wailing in hell. He went to the gate and met the gate-keeper. He asked the gate-keeper “Who are those crying? Is there a Baptist
Contributed by Greg Warren on May 4, 2005
The church is called the body of Christ. Have you ever thought about what it would be like if the members of our physical bodies behaved like the members of the spiritual body sometimes do?
HEART - "You know, I’m just stuck in a rut. For the last 45 years all I do is beat and beat. Lub,
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 5, 2001
[Body of Christ, Citation: Billy Waters, Teacher Touch (Colorado Springs: Cook, 1999)]
After an accident in which she lost her arm, a girl named Jamie refused to go to school or church for an entire year.
Finally the young teen thought she could face her peers.
In preparation, her mother
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 23, 2009
Chuck Smith Meets a New Brother in Christ—A Tribal Chief in New Guinea
Chuck Smith: I was over in New Guinea and I had this native chieftain come up to me. He had to speak to me through an interpreter. And he had these spears in his hand. He said, "I used these to kill men. But," he said, "now
Story of God does not end with the resurrection or with the disciples. The story is still being written and lived through the Body of
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 30, 2009
Dennis is suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis. Many of you are familiar with the disease. The body attacks itself causing pain, disfigurement, and an inability for the body to function as it should.
My friends, the Bible says that we are the Body of Christ. This church and
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 11, 2009
BEGINNING AND ENDING
A Connecticut Baptist named A. Roger Williams (a modern pastor, not the one who founded Rhode Island) once preached, "It is true that if religion begins with the individual--it begins, but if it ends with the individual--it ends." [A. Roger Williams, "The Kingdom of God," in
A Bug's Life (Disney)
Overview -- Hopper explains to his gang that one ant may be harmless and unable to stop them, like throwing one seed at a gang member. Hundreds of ants joined together, though, could bury them as surely as hundreds of seeds do. This speech rallies his gang to crush the
The New Testament does not picture solitary religion; some kind of regular assembly for worship and instruction is everywhere taken for granted in the Epistles. So we must be regular practicing members of the church. Of course we differ in temperament. Some (like you-and me) find it more natural to
Contributed by David Rumley on Apr 16, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: THE PURPOSE OF A TEAPOT
Does a teapot serve a purpose until it has something to pour out? So too are we meant to be full – ready to pour out what we have been filled with. This is the Body of Christ - meant to become full of Christ so that we might be poured out on those in need.
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
Being much concerned about the rise of denominations in the church, John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, “Are there any Presbyterians here?” “Yes!”, came the answer. Then he asked, “Are there any Baptists? Any Episcopalians? Any
What if porcupines could dance? They are God’s idea of the animal kingdom’s version of a cactus. Imagine a cactus gliding, twirling around the ballroom as the orchestra plays a waltz. Or look at that cactus in an embrace of the tango - striding, dipping, heads bobbing to the music. Cheek-to-cheek.
Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 23, 2005
The blind songwriter, Ken Medema, wrote the cry of our hearts when he wrote these words:
"If this is not a place where tears are understood,
Then where shall I go to cry?
And if this is not a place where my spirit can take wings,
Then where shall I go to fly?
I don’t need another place for
Contributed by Al Edmonds on Dec 27, 2005
"WHAT MAKES A GOOD CHURCH?"
If all the lazy folks will get up,
And all the sleeping folks will wake up,
And all the discouraged folks will cheer up, And all gossiping folks will shut up,
And all the dishonest folks will confess up,
And all the estranged folks will make up,
Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 20, 2005
A man called a pastor’s office at a church one day to inquire into membership in the church. He stated that he would not be able to get involved or anything, but he felt it was important to have some religious affiliation. The pastor advised this man that the church he pastored might not be the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 6, 2006
The Barna Research Group recently asked 324,000 Protestant pastors to define their churches. They responded like this:
· Evangelistic 84%
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 13, 2006
Return To Roots: Mainline denominations are casting off generic texts and hymns and reasserting sectarian beliefs to stem declining memberships. Methodists, Presbyterians Lutherans and Episcopalians all too often don’t know their denomination’s historic distinctives. Frequently less than 25% of