Sermon Series
  • 1. What Is The Church, Anyway?

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009

    The first part of a series based on Charles Swindoll’s Bible study of Acts. This message deals with the nature of the Church.

    Stephen N. Collins 06/08/2008 Being the Church Part 1: What is the Church, Anyway? Icebreaker: (Strike a match) 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, a small flame was lit. That small flame spread and became a little bigger, then a little bigger, then it started spreading quickly, consuming the more

  • 2. A Deadly Game

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 4 of our Being the Church series, this one focuses on hypocritical living.

    Being the Church Part 4: A Deadly Game Scripture: Acts 4:36-5:11 “[Hypocrisy is] the desire to look better than you are; the hiding of things you do, because you would not be supposed to do them, because you would be ashamed to have them known where you are known. The doing of them is foul; more

  • 3. Why Religion Stinks

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009

    Part 3 of our "Being the Church" series, this one focusing on the need for an authentic, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how "religion" does not meet that need.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 06/22/08 Being the Church Part 3: Why Religion Stinks Acts 4:1-22 Icebreaker: The kindergarten teacher asked the students in her class to bring something related to their families’ religions to class the next day. She asked for volunteers to show what they more

  • 4. Witnessing Done God's Way

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 5 of "Being the Church," focusing on the importance of sharing your faith in a relational manner.

    Being the Church Part 5: Witnessing Done God’s Way Scripture: Acts 8:25-40 Icebreaker: When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a more

  • 5. Getting Out Of God's Way

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 6 of "Being the Church," focusing on the crucial importance of letting God have His way in the life of a church.

    Stephen N. Collins 7/13/2008 Being the Church Part 6: Getting Out of God’s Way Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 Icebreaker: I can’t hardly stand to wear my contacts anymore. So when I got my new, thick, black-rimmed glasses, I got them because I wanted something modern and stylish that I wouldn’t be more

  • 6. God's Answer For Your Spiritual Hunger

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 9 of "Being the Church," focusing on how only Jesus can fill our deepest needs.

    Being the Church Part 9: God’s Answer for Your Spiritual Hunger Scripture: Acts 13:14-52 Icebreaker: “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” -Blaise Pascal Intro: I more

  • 7. God's Conflict Resolution

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 10 of "Being the Church," focusing on the reality of conflict and how the Bible instructs on dealing with it in a Christ-like manner.

    Being the Church God’s Conflict Resolution Scripture: Acts 15:36-41 Icebreaker: Two men who lived in a small village got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they decided to talk to the town sage. The first man went to the sage’s home and told his version of what happened. more

  • 8. Greatness In God's Eyes

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 11 of "Being the Church," focusing on the importance of humility, integrity, and servanthood.

    Stephen N. Collins 08/24/2008 Being the Church Part 11: Greatness in God’s Eyes Scripture: Acts 18:18-23, 19:1, 7 Icebreaker: Eugene was feeling somewhat blue and lonely so he decided to cheer himself up by going to Google and looking at all of the different reference about him on the more

  • 9. God's Power To Change Your Life

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 12 of "Being the Church," focusing on the reasons why we don’t experience more of God’s power in our daily lives, and how God overcomes them when we allow Him.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 8/31/08 Being the Church God’s Power to Change Your Life Scripture: Acts 19:8-20 Icebreaker: I was browsing in a souvenir shop when the man next to me struck up a conversation. Just as he was telling me that his wife was getting carried away with her more

  • 10. Overcoming Guilt

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 13 of "Being the Church," focusing on the terrible power guilt has over many of our lives and how God overcomes guilt with the power of His grace.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 09/05/08 Being the Church Overcoming Guilt Scripture: Acts 23:1-23, 1 Timothy 1:12-15 Icebreaker: A wedding guest bubbled over with accolades to the bride as she passed through the receiving line. She said, “Oh, you look so lovely, my dear. I’m so pleased more

  • 11. The Worst Excuse Ever

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009
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    Part 14 of "Being the Church," focusing on the importance of following God’s leading when He asks us to make spiritual decisions.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 9/21/08 Being the Church The Worst Excuse Ever Scriptures: Acts 24:10-27 Intro: The prophet Joel described life as a valley of decision, (Joel 3:14) “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” more

  • 12. How To Survive Life's Storms

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2009

    Final sermon in the "Being the Church" series, focusing on why bad things happen in our lives and how we can overcome them.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 9/28/08 Being the Church How to Survive Life’s Storms Scripture: Acts 27 Icebreaker: Good news, bad news for a pastor: Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river. Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current. Good News: The Women’s more