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  • The Church  PRO

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,957 views

    The church is not: * An ark for the saving of a select few. * A ferryboat to take effortless passengers to the shores of heaven. * A life insurance company, with no obligation on policy holders except the payment of a small annual premium. * A social set, welcoming certain people and ...read more

  • Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
     | 2,851 views

    CHURCH DROP-OUTS 70% of people who discontinue going to church in America do so between ages 18 and 22. Of those who attend college, 69% of active churchgoing youth stop attending church for at least a year between ages 18 and 22. Yet 71% of active churchgoing youth ...read more

  • Is Your Church A Church Of Bones?

    Contributed by Jay Mccluskey on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,423 views

    IS YOUR CHURCH A CHURCH OF BONES? In the town of Sedlec in the Czech Republic, there is a famous cemetery that dates back to the 13th century. Some 40,000 people who died from the Black Plague in the 14th century and in the Hussite wars in the beginning of the 15th century were buried there. ...read more

  • The Church Service Ended At The Lutheran Church ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 1, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,396 views

    The church service ended at the Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Maine as everyone “passed the peace.” It was the first Sunday after Easter, and the 50 people in attendance headed to the fellowship hour to have some coffee. Some of the people complained that the coffee was bitter, but people ...read more

  • Fewer Men In Church: In 1990, Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 5, 2006
     | 1,944 views

    Fewer Men In Church: In 1990, church sociologist George Barna found that 40% of the men he polled had some kind of church relationship. That figure has now slipped to 26%. The situation is probably even worse than this data indicates. Many men are in church on Sunday only because their wives and ...read more

  • Influential Churches The Church Report Magazine ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
     | 1,884 views

    Influential Churches The Church Report Magazine has published their annual list of the 50 most influential churches in America. 2006’s most influential church is Willow Creek Community Church. #2 is Saddleback, #3 Northpoint (Andy Stanley); #4 Fellowship Church (Ed Young); #5 Lakewood Church (Joel ...read more

  • Strong Small Churches - The Bigger A Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 20, 2007
     | 2,491 views

    Strong Small Churches - The bigger a church grows, the worse it becomes both in quality and in its capability to reach new people. This surprising finding comes out of a Germany -based Institute of Church Development study of churches worldwide. In churches with attendance of less than 100, 31% of ...read more

  • A Church That Has Passion Is A Church Where ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 139 ratings
     | 5,335 views

    A church that has passion is a church where "Discouraged folks cheer up, dishonest folks fees up, sour folks sweeten up, closed folk, open up, gossipers shut up, conflicted folks make up, sleeping folks wake up, lukewarm folk, fire up, dry bones shake up, and pew ...read more

  • The Roof Of The Church Hall Of A Little Church ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
     | 3,758 views

    The roof of the church hall of a little church was falling down. So the members of the church held regular prayer meetings in the hall after the service to pray for funds to repair the roof. There was a rich old man, known to be very tight with his money, who used to attend and sit near the back of ...read more

  • Church Members  PRO

    Contributed by Tony Searles on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,379 views

    10% of church members cannot be found? 20% of church members never attend church 25% admit that they never pray 35% admit that they do not read their Bibles 40% admit that they never contribute to the church?tithe or offering 60% never give to missions 70% never assume responsibility within ...read more

  • The Fellowship Of The Church  PRO

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,414 views

    THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE CHURCH Calvin, who saw that the Devil’s chief device was disunity and division and who preached that there should be friendly fellowship for all ministers of Christ, made a similar point in a letter to a trusted colleague: "Among Christians there ought to be so great a ...read more

  • What Is The Church?  PRO

    Contributed by Troy Borst on May 28, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,831 views

    What is the church? Russ Blowers is a minister who is active in his local Indianapolis Rotary club. At club meetings each week a member gives a brief statement about his job. When it was his turn, Russ said: "I’m with a global enterprise. We have branches in every country in the world. We have ...read more

  • The Perfect Church  PRO

    Contributed by James Chandler on Jun 29, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,389 views

    The Perfect Church Mavis Williams If you should find the perfect church Without one fault or smear, For goodness sake! Don’t join that church; You’d spoil the atmosphere. If you should find the perfect church Where all anxieties cease Then pass it by, lest joining it You’d mar the ...read more

  • Church For Fanatics

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,781 views

    Church For Fanatics One man wrote "I was a supply preacher for a small town Texas Church, coming in early Sunday, preaching a sermon to the congregation, and then leaving after lunch. Arriving early one Sunday I sat down at a local donut shop, opened my Bible and went over my sermon notes. " A ...read more

  • Trouble In The Church  PRO

    Contributed by Douglas Duvall on Dec 3, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    Trouble in the Church ACTS 15:1-12 I. Decision 15:1-4 A. Men 15:1 B. Method 15:2 C. Messages 15:3-4 II. Demand 15:5-6 A. Demands 15:5 B. Deliberations 15:6 III. Declaration 15:7-12 A. Choice 15:7 B. Comparison 15:8-9 C. ...read more

  • A Dying Church

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Oct 13, 2019
     | 2,700 views

    John MacArthur tells this awesome story: There once was an old church in England. A sign on the front of the building read, ''We preach Christ crucified.'' After a time, ivy grew up and obscured the last word and it read, 'We preach Christ.'' The ivy grew some ...read more

  • Church Is Open!

    Contributed by Jonathan Spurlock on May 24, 2020
     | 1,649 views

    As I write this, it’s late May 2020 and this has been one of the strangest years I can ever remember. Much of the year has been taken up with the Wuhan Virus (also called COVID-19, the Corona Virus, and perhaps other names) and the effect on the world’s economy. For those of you reading this in the ...read more

  • The Invisible Church  PRO

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,861 views

    The Invisible Church Warren Weirsbe tells a story of a free-lance missionary that visited a pastor friend asking for financial support. "What group are you associated with?" his friend asked. The man replied, "I belong to the invisible church." His friend then asked, "Well, what church are ...read more

  • Churches And Culture

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 13, 2010
     | 1,716 views

    CHURCHES AND CULTURE In survey after survey, researchers find that the lifestyles of born-again Christians are virtually indistinguishable from those of nonbelievers. The divorce rate among Christians is identical to that of nonbelievers. Christian teens are almost as sexually active as ...read more

  • Sports And Church

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 13, 2010
     | 1,781 views

    SPORTS AND CHURCH Football in the fall. Basketball in the winter. Baseball in the spring and summer. This pastor has been an avid sports fan all his life. But I’ve had it! I quit this sports business once and for all. You can’t get me near one of those places again. Want to know why... Every ...read more