Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
A series of Wednesday evening messages based on the book, "Why Churches Die" by Dr. Brunson & Dr. Caner. Truly interesting study!
The Local Church Is it Dead, Dying, or Dynamic? Part 1 – “The Examination” Matthew 16:13-16 * Several years ago I read a book co-authored by Dr. Mac Brunson (Pastor of FBC, Jacksonville, FL) and Dr. Ergun Caner (President and Dean of Liberty Baptist Seminary). The book was entitled “Why ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2009
The characteristics, consequences, and cure for Spiritual Atrophy? (Thanks to Dr. Brunson & Dr. Caner for their book, "Why Churches Die")
The Local Church Is it Dead, Dying, or Dynamic? Part 2 – “Spiritual Atrophy” Amos 6:1 * Let’s begin with a story. While it has been true dozens of times, the names have been deleted to protect the guilty. * There was once a visionary pastor who developed a visionary group of believers. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2009
Inspired by "Why Churches Die?" this message speaks to the problem of GOSSIP!
#3–Glossitis Numbers 12:1-15 * Dr. Ergun Caner is the president and dean of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg. He is the son of a devote Islamic Leaders and came to faith in Jesus Christ in 1982. Subsequently, he was disowned by his family. * One of my favorite stories from him ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2009
The fifth in the Wednesday night teaching series. Based on Dr. Caner & Dr. Brunson’s Book -- "Why Churches Die."
Arteriosclerosis: A Hard Heart 1 Samuel 25:1-39 * His name was Bobby Dean. On the Saturday afternoon that He died, quite likely, he carried all the stubbornness into eternity that he lived with on earth. A couple of people have suggested that when he was greeted in heaven, he lodged some ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2009
The sixth in this series. Inspired by the book "Why Churches Die" by Mac Brunson & Ergun Caner. Thank you men!
#6 – Spiritual Hypochondria Numbers 11 (Begin with reading the story of “Clara” from the book “Why Churches die.” Pages 185-190. Once again, I’ll say that I am grateful for Dr. Brunson and Dr. Caner’s book. It is an incredible resource from which this series has, by design, been taken) * ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2009
One more message inspired by "Why Churches Die" by Dr. Caner and Dr. Brunson
#7 – The Toxin of Bitterness (Jealousy) Hebrews 12:15 * Most of us (that is, NORMAL people) are afraid of snakes. The reason a person’s first reactions to a snake is generally fear has a Biblical and practical reason. The Biblical reason is born in Genesis when God put enmity because the snake ...read more
Contributed on Sep 17, 2009
The concluding message of the series on the Local Church.
An Effective Treatment I Corinthians 3:1-11 * Over the past couple of months we have been in a series of messages entitled; the local church, dead, dying, or dynamic. Think about it, which condition do you prefer for HBC? It is my belief that most, if not all of us desire this to be a Dynamic ...read more