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  • My Ministry

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 26, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,680 views

    The first message at the beginning of a new ministry provides an opportunity to explain one’s approach to ministry and preaching.

    My Ministry: First Sermon of a New Ministry Colossians 1:28-29 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO My name is Roger Thomas and I am your new preacher. I am proud to be part of you, to live and work with you. I hope in time that you will able to say ...read more

  • Shake Off The Dust Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 14,261 views

    Too many people are slaves to their past mistakes.

    INTRODUCTION In my opinion, one of the greatest televisions shows ever produced was the Andy Griffith show. I’m talking about the old black-and-white episodes when Ron Howard played a young Opie. One of my favorite episodes was “The Sermon for Today.” Here’s a question for you TV trivia buffs. ...read more

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,394 views

    Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed

  • Fisher's Of Men...no Bait Required

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 21, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 10,736 views

    This is the foundation of how the Church grows. For years I’ve been bothered by the GIMMICK VS. GOSPEL approach to ministry in general and evangelism in particular. It seems we don’t think God’s gospel is quite good enough to reach folks,

  • A Ministry That Shepherds The Soul

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 866 views

    Paul, Sylvanus & Timothy exhibited a ministry that shepherded the soul of the Thessalonian Christians. Thus God-called men have a ministry that shepherds the soul. A ministry that shepherds the soul exhibits....

    ‘A MINISTRY THAT SHEPHERDS THE SOUL’— —1Thessalonians 2:1-12 ‘A faith that soothes the soul’(1:1-10) leads to.... ‘A Ministry that Shepherds the Soul’(2:1-12) Paul, Sylvanus & Timothy exhibited a ministry that shepherded the soul of the Thessalonian Christians. God-called men have a ...read more

  • Committed To Serve Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Dec 7, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,235 views

    Paul had experienced much success in ministry, and yet he knew he had not arrived. He resolved to release the past, embrace the present, and anticipate the future. We must continue to seek all the Lord has for us. We cannot be complacent or satisfied.

    Committed to Serve Philippians 3:12-16 As you study the life of Paul, you realize the opportunities he once enjoyed. As far as men were concerned, Paul once had it all – power, position, and prestige. He was a rising star with a bright future within the religious elite in Jerusalem. All ...read more

  • The Benefit Of Diversity Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Feb 19, 2017
     | 3,868 views

    As the Lord ordained and created the church, He placed individuals with varied gifts in the church as it pleased Him. Such diversity of gifts is essential for the church to function and prosper. We must embrace such diversity and celebrate these gifts.

    The Benefit of Diversity 1 Corinthians 3: 5-9 As we continue our series – Church: A New Testament Model, I was reminded of the various gifts and abilities within the church. Every believer is gifted of the Spirit for service within the body of Christ, and yet all are not gifted the same. This ...read more

  • Outreach Evangelism

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Mar 26, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 8,909 views

    Is Outreach Evangelism a compromise of the Great Commission?

    The "Outreach" approach to evangelism and inviting people to church has become a fast-growing phenomenon in recent years. In light of that fact it has also come under heavy criticism with such accusations as “they are compromising the Great Commission to please people" or, "they water down the ...read more

  • The Purpose-Full Church: An Overview Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,188 views

    4 of 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church

    The Purpose-full Church: An Overview (NTC4T-4) I. Discovering the Purposes of the Church A. Purpose-Driven vs. Program-Driven B. Why Be Purpose Driven? C. The Great Commandment D. The Great Commission Introduction Years ago on a variety show, a guest appeared who was a body builder. ...read more

  • Fly Below The Radar Screen

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,468 views

    This sermon sets forth a call to humility using a simple statement made by John the Baptist.

    Text: "He must increase, but I must decrease -- He must grow more prominent, I must grow less so." John 3:30 (The Amplified Bible) All of us by now have heard the remarkable story of Todd Beamer. He was the man who led the attack on the terrorists, who had hijacked United’s Flight 93. He is ...read more

  • Are You An Encourager Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,065 views

    We are called by God to be encouraging and edifying to the body of Christ!

    Date Written: July 18, 2006 Date Preached: July 19, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: Are You an Encourager? Sermon Text: Acts 4:34-37 Introduction: 34 For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of ...read more

  • Keys To Adaptability

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,994 views

    Some people refuse to adapt because they have never learned the secrets to godly change

    Adaptability (Acts 18:1-4) Illustration:Vivian H., for 2 and a half years lived in a home without running water. She had to drive to a spring and load up five gallon jugs to haul back home. All the while there was a perfectly good well with a 600 gallon reservoir on her property. The water was ...read more

  • Paul Goes To Athens Lesson 44 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 19, 2018
     | 858 views

    Paul goes to Athens

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. The Berean Christians accompanied Paul to Athens because they were concerned for his safety. 2. In the province of Achaia, Paul ministered to Athens and Corinth, but preached the same message of the gospel. a. Athens – philosophy, center of science, arts and ...read more

  • Personal Faith First

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,207 views

    We cannot expect to help others follow Christ well, if we haven’t learned how to do it ourselves. We must give attention to our own spiritual walk if we are to be effective disciples of Christ.

    Personal Faith First Luke 4:38-39 Imagine taking your car to be fixed by someone who has not prepared himself in car repair. Yep, that’s a Chevy! If that person’s car is sitting on blocks and the pieces are strewn about the yard, you might have questions. What is that car all ...read more

  • The Dirty Side Of Ministry Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 214 ratings
     | 14,633 views

    In order for the church to reach the lost in the world, it must first reach the lost within the church.

    "The Dirty Side Of Ministry" Mark 1:21-29 By Reverend A. LaMar Torrence, Cross of Life Lutheran Church In his words concerning the tragedy of the “Columbia” explosion, President Bush said of the seven astronauts, “These astronauts knew the dangers, and they faced them willingly, knowing they ...read more