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  • Apostolic Succession, Persecution, And Joy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 24, 2014
     | 1,684 views

    Thanks to the Church's magisterium, we know what Jesus taught, and we can rejoice, even amid persecution.

    Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter EF: Ascension Day; OF: Easter Weekday Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles gives us one of those rare and precious bits of information that helps us to date the journeys of Paul and his letters. And it does so in one of the most important of ...read more

  • Abraham And Succession By Faith

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 5, 2018
     | 416 views

    Did Jesus support the theory of apostolic succession or faith? Let's see why faith is the key, through Abraham's story.

    Why was Abram who became Abraham called the father of the faithful? What can we learn about about apostolic succession by looking back at Abraham? Let’s look at his early life and the tests of Abraham’s faith and how he dealt with them in Genesis 12-22 (Genesis 12:1, 10, 15; 14:14; 15:13; 16:3; ...read more

  • Health Check-Up #2 Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jun 4, 2014
     | 2,278 views

    A study of chapter 5 verses 6 through 8 of the book of 1 Corinthians

    Health Check-up #2 1 Corinthians 5: 6 – 8 6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. 8 ...read more

  • True Leadership

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Oct 31, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,812 views

    When is religious authority right and wrong? How should we behave in an imperfect church? Should we quit church and return to the devil or stay and be a force for good?

    Prelude When is religious authority right and wrong? How should we behave in an imperfect church? Should we quit church and return to the devil or stay and be a force for good? Let’s look at Jesus’ blunt assessment of human religious leadership in Matthew 23:1-12 and see if we can learn a better ...read more

  • Ensuring A Future For The Faith Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Sep 20, 2015
     | 1,597 views

    Examining the responsibility to seek out and prepare faithful men who will advance the Faith in days to come.

    “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” [1] Apostolic succession ...read more

  • On This Rock

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Aug 23, 2017
     | 3,796 views

    Matthew 16:13-20 What does this passage actually say and not say to us?

  • “three Ways To Run The Church” Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2015
     | 2,360 views

    A look at the three primary church government structures.

    - There are a number of ways that we could handle the passage this evening. We could talk about qualifications for pastors or for deacons (this would be especially helpful for a church entering into a pastor search process). We could talk about whether it’s necessary to be “called ...read more

  • Foundation Of The Apostles

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 26, 2015
     | 1,047 views

    Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. - Ephesians 2:20 When we consider this verse it seems strange for modern evangelical believers to read that the foundation of the church ..

    Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. - Ephesians 2:20 When we consider this verse it seems strange for modern evangelical believers to read that the foundation of the church is on apostles and prophets with Jesus ...read more

  • Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Feb 18, 2017
     | 1,681 views

    Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

    In the Church today, a debate rages over the relationship of philosophy and theology to one another. Some scholarly believers as epitomized by Norman Geisler argue that, since this world is God's world, both can be used to understand Creation if each of these disciplines are approached from a ...read more

  • The Right To Get Paid

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,759 views

    Sermon articulates four reasons why pastors have the right to be financially supported by their congregations.

    The Right To Get Paid Today I’m going to speak on topic that I’ve dreaded preaching about for over fifteen years. The topic is controversial and the preacher delivering the sermon is immediately judged unfavorably. My topic is clergy compensation. Here’s the controversy. First, clergy who ...read more

  • Confidence In Christ Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Oct 18, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,496 views

    #1 of 4 messages from 2 Timothy. Pentecost 18C

    Do you remember Lee Iacocca, former CEO of Chrysler Corporation? Some years ago, in an unprecedented act of defiance to his advisors, he became his own advertising spokesperson. His voice bellowed in radio spots; his face appeared in magazines and on television commercials. Every Chrysler ad ...read more

  • In Or Out? Nt Canonization Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 984 views

    Message about the Origin of the New Testament specifically regarding the process of canonization

    Text: 2 Timothy 3:16, Title: In or Out? Date/Place: NRBC, 7/5/09, PM A. Opening illustration: Read selections from the Infancy Gospel of Thomas B. Background to passage: do a little review from the Greek To Me message, explain “canon,” and conclude that although canonization was complete by 405 ...read more

  • God's Vision For His Church

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,452 views

    A church must seek change in order that it continue to be relevant John Stott promotes this while holding on the 4 essential marks

    ***NOTE*** I have to confess that at a late hour the night before preaching this sermon the ’goat’ ate my sermon and 11 months of sermons in a folder on my computer. I had to re-write it late that night. I was desperate so I used more of John Stott’s words than was in my original script. I am ...read more

  • The Faith Of A Doubter

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 28, 2014
     | 2,860 views

    Thomas is called the doubter, but he is also the confessor, who made a remarkable confession like no other and did a marvelous work as far east as India.

    Intro When Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection what happened and what did he say? Goal I hope that we can learn that doubt is a normal and natural part of a life of faith. Plan We will look at Jesus’ appearance to ten of the eleven remaining disciples and ...read more

  • The Way Of Righteousness

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 28, 2017
     | 2,192 views

    How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives?

    Prelude, Purpose & Plan How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives? Let’s explore Jesus’ confrontation with religious leaders over His authority and the parable of the two sons in Matthew ...read more