Sermon Series
  • 1. Renewal Of Bapitsm

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 986 views

    In a series on the Seven Marks of Discipleship that have been identified by the elders of Good Shepherd Church, this sermon prepares for that series as the congregation participates in a Renewal of Baptism service

    The writer of Ephesians says, “There is one baptism.” Presbyterians believe that very literally. Other churches may baptize their members many times. I know if I were to suddenly become a Southern Baptist, my baptism wouldn’t count. I’d have to be rebaptized. I know some people who every ...read more

  • 2. Spiritual Friendship -- A Mark Of Discipleship

    Contributed on Jan 15, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,283 views

    Spiritual Friendship is one of the expecations God has of his disciples. This sermon looks at several Scripture passages to identify the keys to building a successful Spiritual Friendship.

    (Preface note to the reader: Our church elders identified 7 Marks of Discipleship. Six are suggested by Michael Foss in his book, "Power Surge." To his six, we added the seventh -- Evangelism. These marks are: Spiritual Friendships, Serve Others in and beyond the congregation, Pray Daily, ...read more

  • 3. Service -- A Mark Of Discipleship

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,467 views

    One of the Seven Marks of Discipleship is service in and beyond the congregation.

    (Preface note to the reader: Our church elders identified 7 Marks of Discipleship. Six are suggested by Michael Foss in his book, "Power Surge." To his six, we added the seventh -- Evangelism. These marks are: Spiritual Friendships, Serve Others in and beyond the congregation, Pray Daily, ...read more

  • 4. Prayer - A Mark Of Discipleship

    Contributed on Feb 19, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,735 views

    Prayer is one of the seven marks of discipleship our elders have identified for our church. But in our prayer life, we often struggle over the issue of unanswered prayer.

    I read a story once about a woman who was dying in a hospital bed. Her two daughters were by her side. All day one of the daughters had been praying vigorously and passionately. But when the family’s pastor came to the hospital room, one of the daughters whispered to him, "I just can’t seem to get ...read more

  • 5. Marks Of Discipleship- The Most Dangerous Moment In Worship

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,779 views

    One of the marks of discipleship is generosity. But we are challenged about this everytime we come to the offering in the worship service.

    The story is told about a man who was stingy and miserly. People looked at this person as a real skin-flint. One day, one of the folks in the town was given the task of serving as the chairman of the community charity. He decided he was going to start with the town skin-flint. He was ...read more

  • 6. Marks Of Discipleship -- Generosity

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,072 views

    Generosity does not come naturally. It takes PRACTICE.

    You can tell that it is time for the presidential campaigns. There are polls in every issue of every paper, every day. I thought I’d start this morning’s sermon with a poll. Just a simple show of hands will do. How many of you here today would like to be remembered as a skin flint who ...read more

  • 7. The Mark Of Discipleship -- Reading The Bible

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,894 views

    We know we should read the Bible, but we have LOTS of excuses -- but do these excuses really hold water?

    The Mark of Discipleship: Reading the Bible Delivered on March 21, 2003 By The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh Senior Pastor Mpittendreigh@goodshepherdpc.org This is one of 14 sermons in a series delivered by Dr. Pittendreigh and Rev. Dietrich on The Marks of Discipleship. The elders ...read more

  • 8. The Mark Of Discipleship -- Worship Weekly

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,140 views

    God calls us to worship -- together and often.

    In a television program I watch, there is an episode in which the minister stood up before the congregation. It was a vast sanctuary -- but it was almost empty. The minister looked out upon all of the empty seats and surveyed the 4 lonely people in the congregation -- one young man, and three ...read more