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  • Character Still Does Count Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 8,767 views

    Character among our church leaders and those who serve in ministry gives the church credibility to share the good news of Christ with others.

    Church attendance on the Sunday after the September 11 attacks rose by 6% nationwide. However, seven weeks later, pollsters tell us that church attendance has settled back to the same level it was before the terrorist attacks. Just by way of contrast, the Sunday after President Kennedy was ...read more

  • Unwise And Wise Of Selecting Elders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,617 views

    Unwise Ways of Selecting Elders * Choosing eld

    Unwise Ways of Selecting Elders * Choosing elders on the basis of popularity * Politically campaigning for people who are from your own web of friends and confidants * Selecting men who are wealthy * Selecting men who are advanced in age or successful in business, education or politics * Lobbying ...read more

  • Why Jesus Knew It Was Important To Use Spirit Led Criteria To Select Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,578 views

    1. Jesus knew that Biblical criteria help people objectively choose leaders rather than relying on subjective feelings about people.

    1. Jesus knew that Biblical criteria help people objectively choose leaders rather than relying on subjective feelings about people. Jesus knew that Paul would encourage us to use Spirit led criteria when selecting church leaders. The Lord completely endorses the following Biblical qualifications ...read more

  • The Central Role Of The Pastor Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 31, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 21,134 views

    # 6 in a series on 1 Timothy this sermon deals with the role of the pastor in the local church.

    “The Central Role of the Pastor !” 1 Timothy 3:1-7 What is a pastor suppose to look like? I have been told on occasion you don’t look like a preacher. I don’t know whether that is an insult or a compliment. Someone wrote a facetious account called “The Perfect ...read more

  • Spotting Bad Leaders - Growing Good Ones Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 20, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,009 views

    What makes good leadership material? It might surprise you that it’s not the strong, dictatorial man-in-charge, but is someone who models the gentle and giving spirit of Jesus.

    Timothy found himself in a pickle. False teachers had come in and were fomenting dissent among the men and using freedoms in Christ to pull women off into their deception and rebellion. Some of these men were leaders in the church. He needed a strong hand to put this troubled church back on track ...read more

  • Part 5 - Teaching, Leadership And Exhortation Series

    Contributed by Pastor Bruce A. Shields on May 23, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,578 views

    Part 5 of our Spiritual Gift Series examines the gift of Teaching, leadership and exhortation.

    Spiritual Gifts Series Part 5 – Teaching, Leadership and Exhortation Rev. Bruce A. Shields First Baptist Church of Tawas City Michigan www.TawasBaptist.org WELCOME We’re continuing our series on the Spiritual Gifts this week. We’ve already looked at some of the Spiritual Gifts listed in Romans, ...read more

  • What Would God Say About.. Church Leadership Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,589 views

    5th in 5 lessons prepared and delivered at InSight - Discovery Christian Church’s Believer’s Service.

    INSIGHT SERVICE “What would God say about... Church Leadership 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-8,TITUS 1:5-9 INTRODUCTION: At first you see only a basketball bouncing, then the shoes of an anonymous player.. Then all of a sudden you recognize who the shoes belong to, it’s Charles Barkley, professional ...read more

  • Devoted To God

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 26, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,613 views

    The role of elder is a ministry of leadership.

    DEVOTED TO GOD Acts 6.1-7; I Timothy 3.1-7 S: Church Structure C: Elders Th: A People with Purpose Pr: THE ROLE OF ELDER IS A MINISTRY OF LEADERSHIP ?: How? How do we come to that conclusion? KW: Topics TS: We will find in our study of Scripture four topics that guide us in our understanding of ...read more

  • The Almost Christian

    Contributed by Bill Huffhine on Mar 25, 2006
    based on 133 ratings
     | 39,796 views

    A contemporary rendering of John Wesley’s famous sermon illuminating the differences between one who is simply wears the Christian lable and one who is truly reborn.

    There’s a movie out at the theaters now, and I’m wondering how many of you have seen it. Has anyone seen the movie “Elf” yet? Although I have yet to see it, I heard the basic storyline in a review of the movie and thought to myself that the storyline of the movie sounds remarkably similar to the ...read more

  • Character Counts Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,181 views

    Third in a series from 1 Timothy. This message deals with the qualifications for church leaders.

    Read 1 Timothy 3:1-12 The following is a confidential report on several candidates being considered for positions of church leadership. Adam: Good man but problems with his wife. Also one reference told of how his wife and he enjoy walking nude in the woods. Noah: Former pastorate of 120 years ...read more

  • The Qualifications Of Leadership In The Church

    Contributed by W F on Jun 21, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,145 views

    Everything rises or falls on leadership. The qualifications of leadership in the church

    INTRODUCTION In many respects the appointment of leaders within a church can be perceived to be the dry, boring mechanics of how a church operates. But I want you to hear this. “Everything rises and falls on Leadership.” The success of any organisation – including the church – is directly related ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be A One-Woman Man?

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Nov 14, 2006
    based on 28 ratings
     | 16,568 views

    Engage yourself in this explanation and application of I Timothy 3:2 and 3:12 nnd come to grips with the phrase “...husband of one wife...”

    As we look at what is required to lead the church of God, today we examine a very interesting phrase. It is found in I Timothy 3:2 & 3:12, and it has sparked debate for many years. The phrase is this: “...husband of one wife...” Allow me today to take you mentally through the text first, then ...read more

  • What's Going On

    Contributed by Ronnie Smith on Jul 8, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,854 views

    What is going on??? II Timothy 3 In New York, classes began this week for the 1st ever all homosexual school. It is described as a place were young people can come and be their selves and not worry about being persecuted. In Genesis 19 Abraham a

    What is going on??? II Timothy 3 In New York, classes began this week for the 1st ever all homosexual school. It is described as a place were young people can come and be their selves and not worry about being persecuted. In Genesis 19 Abraham and Lot separated Genesis 19 4 But before they ...read more

  • Quality Leadership

    Contributed by Brien Sims on Dec 22, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,831 views

    Deciding eldership and deaconship is not to be taken lightly: Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:22 not to hastily select leaders. “Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others;

    Have you ever felt unheard or as though you can’t find an ear to listen to your concerns? Have you ever left after speaking to someone feeling as though they didn’t hear a single word that you said? Israel had a problem with this as well. Moses had basically been given control of all the ...read more

  • Emphasize A Biblically-Functioning Eldership Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 10,886 views

    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