Sermon Series
  • 1. Building Community - Value One Another

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2001
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    As we gain a right understanding of how much worth and value each person has, as we come to see each other the way God sees us, then we will gain an appreciation for one another that will strengthen love and build community.

    This is the fifth and last message in our series on Building Community. In a society that is becoming increasingly fragmented, in which people seem more and more separated from one another, the church can be a refuge. More than a building, more than a Sunday morning meeting, more than an ...read more

  • 2. Building Community - Encourage One Another

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 183 ratings
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    We need to encourage one another, because encouragement is a powerful tool to help one another persevere in faith.

    Lately, we’ve been discussing what it means for the church to be a community, and how we can build and maintain a sense of community in the church. Why is this topic important? In our country, social bonds have been steadily eroding for the last forty years. People are less connected, less ...read more

  • 3. Building Community - The Importance Of Unity

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
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    Unity in the church is important because it reflects the character of God, it exemplifies what Christ came to do, and it is necessary to the health and growth of the church.

    Does it seem to you that people are angrier than they used to be? The unspoken rules of civility that help us all to live together in a society are either unknown or ignored. Violence is seen as an acceptable way of addressing conflicts. People seem less tolerant, more willing to lash out at one ...read more

  • 4. Building Community - Serve One Another

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
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    We build communitiy in the church by bearing one another’s burdens and serving one another.

    “Community.” A sense of belonging, of being connected with people. Knowing that if you don’t show up, someone will notice, knowing that people care if you show up or not. Having things in common – common values, priorities, beliefs. Having people to share things with – joys and sorrows, work and ...read more

  • 5. Building Community - Accept One Another

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
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    We build community in the church by willingly turning a blind eye to one another’s faults.

    How many of you have watched the television show, “Cheers”? For eleven seasons, from 1982 to 1993, Cheers was one of the highest-rated shows on television, and since 1993 its spinoff, Frasier, has also consistently been at the top of the ratings. What accounts for this popularity? Inspired writing, ...read more