Sermon Series
  • 1. Believe The Truth

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2004
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    This is the first of 14 sermons on building God’s church God’s way. I will use Bob Russell’s book, "When God Builds A Church" for inspiration

    INTRODUCTION • Talk about revival. It is refreshing to see a young man with the convictions Stan has, he will be successful in God’s kingdom no matter where he is. • I believe the Auburn Christian Church is at a crossroads. I believe this church is on the verge of making an impact on this ...read more

  • 2. Preaching The Truth In Love

    Contributed on Sep 10, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
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    Sermon 2 of 14 based on Bob Russell book. The truth MUST be preached and taught in love

    INTRODUCTION „X As our church grows, it is important that we cling to certain principles that will ensure we are building God¡¦s Church God¡¦s way. „X Last week we looked at principle of truth. We looked at how important it is for us to first believe the truth. We will not build on or ...read more

  • 3. Growing As A Church- The Principle Of Fellowship

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
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    This is sermon 3 of 14 based on Bob Russell’s Book "When God Builds A Church". THis mesaage deals with the principle of fellowship

    INTRODUCTION „X With the birth of my second grandson, I had a thought. „X What is the most enjoyable part of being a parent? Is it the birth process or watching that little baby take its¡¦ first steps, say its¡¦ words, getting her first strike out on the mound, hitting that first round ...read more

  • 4. Keeping Harmony In The Church

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
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    THis message is on harmony. The outline comes from Bob Russell’s Book, When God Builds A Churchq

    INTRODUCTION „X We have been looking at When God Builds a Church. Today we will move to the principle of harmony. „X How many of you have been a part of a church, organization, or team where there were problems. People were fighting because they had different ideas about what the organization ...read more

  • 5. Compassionate Confrontation

    Contributed on Oct 8, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
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    This is part 2 of the Harmony sermon. The thoughts come from Bob Russell’s book, When God Builds A Church

    INTRODUCTION „X Last week we looked at the importance of harmony within the church family. Harmony is something that we must work on to keep, each of us needs to do our part. „X Today I want to follow up on the issue of harmony with a message on what to do when someone is out of harmony with ...read more

  • 6. Qualities Of A Leader In God's Church

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
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    This is message one on leadership in my When God Builds A Church series based on Bob Russell’s book by the same title

    INTRODUCTION „X The trouble with being a leader today is that you can’t be sure whether people are following you or chasing you. http://www.christianglobe.com/Illustrations/theDetails.asp?whichOne=l&whichFile=leadership „X Today we are going to look at the first of two sermons on leadership in ...read more

  • 7. The Work Of A Leader In God's Church

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
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    This is the second of two messages on leadership from my When God Builds A Church Series

    INTRODUCTION „X In about three weeks, the members of the Auburn Christian Church will have the opportunity to make suggestions as to who they would like to see have the opportunity to be elected as Elders and deacons of this church. „X When you think about people you would like to see as a ...read more

  • 8. God-Centered Worship

    Contributed on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
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    Why is church boring? Could it be that our worship is not God-Centered?

    INTRODUCTION  Why are we here today? Why are we all here giving up a morning to sleep in, a time to watch all the NFL pre-game shows? Why did we go to the trouble this morning of getting out of bed and putting on some nice clothing to be here?  Did we come here to see some of ...read more

  • 9. What Do I Get Out Of Worship?

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2004
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    When we give ourselves to God and then come to worship Him, we receive something from Him. This sermon deals with the 4 expectations we can have for worhsip.

    INTRODUCTION „X I get up each Sunday morning, I miss out on a mornings sleep, I miss the NFL pre-game stuff, I miss out on going to the golf course, I miss out on being able to go fishing. I get up and go to church. Am I being cheated, am I missing out on something by coming to church each ...read more

  • 10. The Joy Of Giving

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
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    Giving is a joy if you love Jesus!

    INTRODUCTION „X Comedian Flip Wilson told a story about a preacher and his church. A preacher was trying to get his people to be more enthusiastic about their church. The preacher said in his sermon: "If this church is going to get anywhere, it has to learn to crawl." The people said, "Let it ...read more

  • 11. It's Not My Job!

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
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    Participation in God’s Church is VERY important!

    INTRODUCTION „X Isn¡¦t it nice to come here today to a warm building? Isn¡¦t it nice to have the lights turned on? I really like coming in and having a nice bulletin that we can look at and know what is going on this morning and this week. „X I also like the fact that someone took the time to ...read more

  • 12. Know Your Soil.

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2004
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    You need to know the soil you are planting in to be efective in evangelism.

    INTRODUCTION „X OPENING SLIDE. #1 „X The way we build God¡¦s church is by reaching people. There is no other way to build the church without people. We cannot evangelize cats, dogs or any other object other than people. „X What is the best approach to use with people? Will we reach all ...read more

  • 13. The Joy Of Walking By Faith

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
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    IT takes a lot to walk by faith. The rewards are worth it!

    INTRODUCTION „X SLIDE 1 „X Walking by faith. That sounds so good doesn¡¦t it. „X I think all Christians want to walk by faith. We want to walk the path God wants us to walk, we want to trust in Him to provide for and protect us. HOW MANY OF US HERE TODAY WANT TO WALK BY FAITH? „X Great, ...read more

  • 14. The Priniciple Of Fellowship

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2007
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    This is a revamp of a sermon I did a couple of years ago. It deals with fellowship. Inspired by Bob Russell’s book, "When God Builds A Church."

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  For those of you who play golf, do you like to play alone, or is it better when you have others with you to make fun of you or awe at your great shot? The game is more fun when playing it with others.  I think women understand the concept of ...read more

  • 15. The Principle Of Excellence

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2007
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    This is a revamp of an earlier message I did from Bob Russell’s book, "When God Builds A Church."

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  I want to share a couple of passages with you this morning to ponder this morning.  SLIDE #2  Colossians 3:17 (NASB) 17Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. ...read more

  • 16. The Principle Of Harmony

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2007
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    This is a revamp of an eariler sermon by the same title inspired by Bob Russell’s book, "When God Builds a Church."

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  We have been looking at When God Builds a Church. Today we will move to the principle of harmony.  How many of you have been a part of an organization where there were problems. People were fighting because they had different ideas about what ...read more

  • 17. Compassionate Confrontation

    Contributed on Feb 15, 2007
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    A revamp of an earlier sermon. There are times when we will need to confront people. How are we called to do it?

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  Last week we looked at the importance of harmony within the church family. Harmony is something that we must work on to keep, each of us needs to do our part.  Today I want to follow up on the issue of harmony with a message on what to do when ...read more

  • 18. The Qualities Of A Leader

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2007
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    When God builds a church, it will have leaders who are the type of men God would approve of. This is a revamp of a sermon from 3 years ago.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1  The trouble with being a leader today is that you can’t be sure whether people are following you or chasing you. http://www.christianglobe.com/Illustrations/theDetails.asp?whichOne=l&whichFile=leadership  As we continue with our “When God Builds a ...read more

  • 19. The Work Of A Leader

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2007
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    What are church leaders called to do?

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE #1  When you think about people you would like to see as a possible Elder and Deacon candidates in this church, what exactly are these men supposed to do?  Are church leaders supposed to run a church like a corporation? Do they sit in the ivory tower ...read more

  • 20. God-Centered Worship

    Contributed on Mar 8, 2007
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    Woship is about God, not ourselves.

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1  Why do we go to church each Sunday? Why would we all give up a morning to sleep in, a time to watch all the NFL pre-game shows? Why do we go to the trouble each Sunday of getting out of bed to put on some nice clothing to be here?  Do we come here to see ...read more

  • 21. 4 Expectations Of Worship

    Contributed on Mar 20, 2007
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    When we experience true worship, we can also expect ot receive something from God!

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1  I get up each Sunday morning, I miss out on a mornings sleep, I miss out on going to the golf course, I miss out on being able to go fishing. I get up and go to church.  Am I being cheated, am I missing out on something by coming to church each ...read more

  • 22. The Joy Of Giving

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2007
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    When God builds a Church, it is marked by joyful giving

    INTRODUCTION  START WITH VIDEO SLIDE  SLIDE #1  Comedian Flip Wilson told a story about a preacher and his church. A preacher was trying to get his people to be more enthusiastic about their church. The preacher said in his sermon: "If this church is going to get ...read more

  • 23. It's Not My Job

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2007
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    God expects participation in His church from everyone.

    Isn’t it nice to have the lights turned on? I really like coming in and having a nice bulletin that we can look at and know what is going on this morning and this week. I also like the fact that someone took the time to plan out all the song service and that we have someone who is willing and ...read more

  • 24. The Foundation Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2007
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    When God builds a church it is built on the foundation of the resurrection of Jesus!

    INTRODUCTION BEGIN WITH EASTER VIDEO  SLIDE #1  This is a joyous occasion we celebrate today! Today is Resurrection Sunday! On this day we celebrate the greatest moment in the history of mankind! It is the time in which we celebrate God raising His Son Jesus from the ...read more

  • 25. The Principle Of Evangelism

    Contributed on Apr 13, 2007
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    If we are going to be effective in evangelism, we must know the soil we are planting the Word into.

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 The way we build God’s church is by reaching people. There is no other way to build the church other than to reach people. We cannot evangelize cats, dogs or any other object other than people. What is the best approach to use with people? Will we reach all people ...read more

  • 26. The Joy Of Walking By Faith

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2007
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    When we walk by faith, life is fun!

    INTRODUCTION  SLIDE 1  Walking by faith. That sounds so good doesn’t it.  I think all Christians want to walk by faith. We want to walk the path God wants us to walk, we want to trust in Him to provide for and protect us. HOW MANY OF US HERE TODAY WANT TO WALK BY ...read more