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  • The Global Enterprise Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 30, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    Ephesians talks about "gifts" that Jesus gave to the church. This sermon looks at the peculiar nature of those "gifts."

    OPEN: Several years ago, when Russell Blowers was the preaching minister at the East 91st St. Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, he gave an intriguing description of what he did for a living. At this particular meeting, it was customary for each member to give their name and tell what their ...read more

  • Christianity Is Not A Spectator Sport Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Oct 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    30th in a series from Ephesians. Every believer is to be a minister.

    Last Saturday, Mary and I went to the U of A football game. And as we watched that game, it reminded me of how someone once described a football game: Eleven men down on the field, desperately in need of rest, and fifty thousand people in the stands desperately in need of ...read more

  • Take Heed To Yourself

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 8, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    An appeal for the Word of God to be applied to our lives - especially those in leadership.

    Take heed to thyself. [Strong 5794] Mood-Imperative The imperative mood corresponds to the English imperative, and expresses a command to the hearer to perform a certain action by the order and authority of the one commanding. Thus, Jesus’ phrase, "Repent ye, and believe the gospel" (Mr 1:15) is ...read more

  • Chez Dieu Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 28, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    Building God’s church

    Chez Dieu – Eph. 2:19-22 Steve Simala Grant – Sept. 2, 2001 Intro: You’ve likely heard about the man who walked past three brick layers at work. He stopped and asked the first one, “what are you doing?” “Laying bricks,” was the dejected, grumbling reply. He asked the second one the same ...read more

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

    Contributed by Nathan Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    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 ...read more

  • Family Matters Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Members of the household (family) of God display the characteristics of being built on a foundation of Scripture and Jesus Christ, being built with the design of fitting together and growing into a holy temple in the Lord, and built for the purpose of bei

    1. The family of God is built on a foundation 2. The family of God is built with a design 3. The family of God is built for a purpose EPHESIANS 2:19-22 One time a pastor had a group of children up in front of the church to give them a children’s sermon. He was trying to make the point ...read more

  • It's Not My Job! Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Dec 3, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    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

  • It's Not My Job Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    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

  • Building A Dwelling Place For God Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 85 ratings

    Ephesians Series #7. What does the House of God look like. He does not dwell in house made of wood and stone, but in our hearts and lives. Are we being deliberate about how we are building our Dwelling place for Him.

    A Walk that is Worthy Part 7 “Building a Dwelling Place for God” Text Eph 2:19-22 Intro: This morning once again we are going to continue on with our series in Ephesians entitled “A Walk that is Worthy” The title of my message specifically is “Build a Dwelling Place for God” Illus: A ...read more

  • The Church That Jesus Built Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    We are united in Christ and all members of one Body. A lesson on the Church and how it should look in todays world.

    The Church that Jesus Built Text: Ephesians 2:19-22 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Once upon a time the Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding through a canyon when suddenly they were surrounded on all sides by Indian warriors. Tonto looked to the Lone Ranger and asked, “What we do, Kimosabe?” The ...read more

  • Living Beyond Myself Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    17th in a series on Ephesians. When I become a Christian God makes me a part of something bigger than myself.

    I ran across this question that was posted on Yahoo! Answers this week: How do you raise a Christian without going to church? My wife and I are Christian and we have a 10 month old daughter. I want her to have Christian beliefs and thoughts but I hate organized religion. I pray on my own. I ...read more

  • How Does Jesus Grow His Church? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    In this text the Apostle Paul explains how Jesus grows his church.

    Scripture About five years ago someone apparently stole several copies of the Miami Hurricanes’ football playbook from an assistant coach’s office. Later, some of the contents from those playbooks appeared on the Internet. It didn’t help the Hurricanes’ opponents! A playbook, as I understand ...read more

  • Growing People For Jesus

    Contributed by Jeff Armbrester on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    This sermon casts the vision for a spiritually mature church and mature Christians.

    We recently completed a series on Growing in Faith. If we are to grow in our faith, then we, the church, are to provide opportunities and an environment for people to grow. We are to be Growing People for Jesus. Growth is common metaphor used in the New Testament – 47 times. One thing is for ...read more

  • Excellence #3 - A Life Built On The Foundation Of Holy Scripture Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Nov 8, 2000
    based on 78 ratings


    A Life Of Excellence: Part 3 A Life Built On The Foundation Of Holy Scripture Ephesians 2:20 1. Who were the Apostles & Prophets? - Mere men - with similar faults & failures as us A. Moses - fits of anger B. David - unchecked lust C. Solomon - extravagance & lust D. Elijah - ...read more

  • United, Divided, One In Christ: Part 2

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    Part one looks at the commonalities among believers; part two looks at the distinctions.

    United, Divided, One In Christ Part 2 August 18, 2002 Romans 12: 4-5 "For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." Romans 12:4-5 (RSV) "For ...read more