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  • The New Testament Church (Why Study The Church?)

    Contributed by Nathan Fritz on Dec 14, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    INTRO: 1) As we read in Mt. 16:18, We saw were Jesus speaks of His church... A) He promises "I wil

    INTRO: 1) As we read in Mt. 16:18, We saw were Jesus speaks of His church... A) He promises "I will build my church" B) & Even states, that not even the "gates of Hades" (ie. death) shall prevail against it. 2) Nothing short of Jesus' decision himself, could stop Him from founding & building more

  • The New Testament Church (Church Organization)

    Contributed by Nathan Fritz on Dec 14, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    1) Couple of weeks ago, we began a ("first principles") study titled "The Church"  A) In it we co

    1) Couple of weeks ago, we began a ("first principles") study titled "The Church"  A) In it we concluded there is a True Church! -- & the way we go about identifying it is by looking to scripture & properly interpreting what we read. 1) Since Jesus Christ is the "head over all things to the more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    Model your new church after the first century model found in Acts 2:41-47: "Those who accepted his message were baptized and about 3,000 were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the b

    Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) 1. Begin by assembling together local people who are committed to Christ, to the growth of His church and the great commission. Once you have a group of people who are committed to carrying more

  • How Jesus' Life And Ministry Contrasted With The Pharisaical Religious Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 20, 2002
    based on 21 ratings

    Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, soul, strength and mind. (Luke 10:27) The Pharisees’ values were rooted in their traditions and their religious laws

    How Jesus’ Life and Ministry Contrasted With the Pharisaical Religious Leaders Illustration:The trouble oftentimes with religious people is that they try to be more spiritual than God himself. Frederick Buechner. 1. Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, more

  • My Church Or His Church

    Contributed by Scott Snyder on Mar 5, 2001
    based on 63 ratings

    What did Jesus have in mind when He said, "I will build My church"?

    My Church or His Church? Pastor Scott D. Snyder Matthew 16:13-18 Introduction: (A person’s possessions are an indication of the quality of that person—expound.) You don’t expect, at least you shouldn’t expect, to find a lottery ticket in the pocket of a true disciple of Christ. Or a more

  • What Christians Think About The Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 91 ratings

    Four word pictures about the church for people investigating the Christian faith.

    Back when I was a college intern here at LBF Church, we sent some college students on a short-term missions trip to London. While they did street ministry in London they stayed in an abandoned church in downtown London. You see, London is littered with abandoned churches that were once packed with more

  • Costly Grace

    Contributed by Gregory Dawson on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 118 ratings

    PENTECOST 15,YEAR A - Drawing upon Dietrich Bonhoeffer I discuss "costly grace"

    INTRODUCTION The story is told about a small, country church where the pastor called a special meeting of the congregation to approve the purchase of a brand new chandelier. After some discussion pro and con, an old farmer stood up and said, "Buying a new chandelier may seem like a good idea more

  • Submission, The Key To Exaltation

    Contributed by Stephen Acheson on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 85 ratings

    Living a submissive life is the secret to being happy.

    SUBMISSION, THE KEY TO EXALTATION Luke 14:11 INTRODUCTION: "Trust and obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey." Last week I talked about living a "Thankful Life." This week I’d like to follow up the same idea with a sermon entitled "Submission - the Key more

  • A New Jesus

    Contributed by Garrol Finch on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 76 ratings

    Many settle for a new concept of Jesus that has no conection to the Biblical Jesus.

    A New "Jesus" Text: (Mat 24:4-24 KJV) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. {5} For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. {6} And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things more

  • The Purpose Of God

    Contributed by Larry Bergeron on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 45 ratings

    God has one primary purpose, to save mankind--giving the Church the direction for all its endeavors.

    THE COMPELLING PURPOSE OF GOD by Dr. Larry Bergeron INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON The Sure Purpose of God Today I want us to look at the way in which God’s Purpose Is Always Achieved. Because what God Purposes to do will happen. Because God is good, we know that His Purposes are Good. more

  • The Overcoming Church

    Contributed by Danny Williams on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 105 ratings

    How the 21st century church wins

    The Victorious Church Real LIfe Worship Center PO box 23394 Waco, Tx 76702 254-366-8492 October10, 1999,, AM Danny L. Williams Intro. I believe that we are in one of the most powerful move’s of God in history , these Last Day’s God is Raising up a victorious Church all more

  • Eternal Conspirators Series

    Contributed by Kyle Meador on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 125 ratings

    If God is not involving you in changing someone's eternal destiny, could it be because you're not asking him to?

    When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked. A man in the crowd answered, more

  • Why Are We Here?

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 79 ratings

    The church exists to evangelize.

    Why Are We Here? Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Why are you here today? There could be as many answers to that question as there are people present. Some would say, more

  • Are You Willing?

    Contributed by Damien Spikereit on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 101 ratings

    The persecuted church and the crucified Christ demands a response with our lives.

    Introduction - Over the past several months I have told you about much of my family. You have heard about my mother, father and some of my sisters. You have even heard about my grandparents, but I haven't told you about all of my family. - I haven't told you that I have a.... - Brother in more

  • Just Plain Crazy

    Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 1, 2000
    based on 155 ratings

    Being authentic in describing the Gospel and it's impact on our lives.

    "Just Plain Crazy" Matthew 16:21-28 Let me check the mike, because you know I need all the help I can get. It’s like the Lutheran pastor who always started each service with "The Lord be with you." The people would respond, "and also with you.” But, one Sunday the PA system wasn't working so more