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  • My Ministry

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 26, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,445 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

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,182 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

    1. 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 to. Jesus said, "Do not hinder them, ...read more

  • A Ministry That Shepherds The Soul

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 772 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

  • Outreach Evangelism

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Mar 26, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,861 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
     | 2,006 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
     | 5,238 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 13 ratings
     | 2,540 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
     | 3,559 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

  • The Dirty Side Of Ministry Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 213 ratings
     | 14,200 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

  • Two Are Better Than One (6) Series

    Contributed by David Richardson on Jul 28, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,722 views

    Two are better than one, because that is God’s design. God is three in one, and we should learn a lesson from the trinity. But, woe to him that is alone…

    Series Title: What are Friends for? Message Title: Two are better than one (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not ...read more

  • The Purpose-Full Church: In Worship Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,972 views

    5 of 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church.

    The Purpose-full Church: In Worship (NTC4T-5) I. Defining the Purposes of the Church A. Worship 1. The primacy of worship 2. Celebrating 3. Honoring Introduction The story is told about a conversation between a pastor and young boy in a certain congregation. This particular ...read more

  • The Steward Of The House

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,199 views

    This is an encouragement to ministers who are laboring in the "field."

    Genesis 15:1-2 KJV After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. [2] And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of ...read more

  • The Practical Purpose Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Stephen Owenby on Jan 12, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,194 views

    This sermon is about the 5 practical purposes of the local church.

    „« One day while studying the passage we are looking at this morning, I was praying for help me to come up with a simple way to help people remember the purpose of the church. It was soon after that I was reading in Matt 5:16 where Jesus said ...let your light shine before men, that they may see ...read more

  • Hang Tough!

    Contributed by Ira Sandefer on Jul 22, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,680 views

    How do you handle life when you are stressing out?’ I believe the best answer is to "hang tough".

    Hang Tough Context: I Cor 13: 1-13 Text: I Cor. 13:7 – “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Introduction Have you every had one of “those” weeks? You know the times when every thing seems impossible? Or, maybe, you have faced hard times or ...read more

  • The Unity Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,448 views

    This is a message that takes a look at unity, diversity and maturity in the body of Christ.

    Preaching Series: The Tie That Binds The Unity of the Church Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 Introduction: A man had the misfortune of being stranded on a deserted island. To make the best of it he puts his talents to use and built a small town. Several years later, he was finally rescued when a ...read more