Contributed on Jan 8, 2005
Evangelism is still the primary purpose of the church. It was important to Christ and should be important to those who claim to follow Him.
(The outline of this message comes from David Waddle, Sr. Pastor of Grace Heartland Church, Elizabethtown, KY, and a mentor to me in the ministry) SERIES: “THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH IN 2005” TEXT: MATTHEW 28:18-20 TITLE: “RE-ESTABLISHING EVANGELISM AS OUR PRIMARY ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2005
Worship is something that encompasses all of our life instead of a specific time on Sunday morning with a specific group of people who utilize a specific method.
SERIES: “THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH IN 2005” TEXT: ROMANS 12:1-2 TITLE: “MAKING WORSHIP A LIFESTYLE AND NOT AN EVENT” INTRODUCTION: A. There was a story that ran in a small Midwestern town’s weekly paper a few years ago that said, “We are ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2005
The importance and function of the eldership in the church. Includes ordination service of a newly-elected elder at the end of the message.
SERIES: ‘THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH IN 2005” TEXT: 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; TITUS 1:6-9; 1 PETER 5:1-3; ACTS 20:28-31 TITLE: “EMPHASIZE A BIBLICALLY-FUNCTIONING ELDERSHIP” INTRODUCTION: A. Two police officers respond to a call from the dispatcher concerning a bad traffic accident. ...read more
Contributed on Feb 6, 2005
Spiritual lifelessness is bound up in faithlessness which is exhibited in powerless prayer.
(some material from Bill Hybels) SERIES: “THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH FOR 2005” TEXT: MATTHEW 21:18-22 TITLE: “UNLEASHING THE POWER OF PRAYER” INTRODUCTION: A. Prayer has been called “communicating with God” --Here are some prayers from kids ...read more