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  • We Are The Church Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Jun 11, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 292 views

    In the Bible “church” is by definition either all of the disciples of Jesus Christ or a specific group of believers. In 1 Timothy chapter 5, The Apostle Paul describes the church as people dedicated to doing whatever it takes to reach out and help others

    We continue in our series Hope Found Here, and this month our focus is on Hope in the Church. Many people associate the word “church” with a building. Often something old, draughty, with uncomfortable wooden pews and a smell of damp. I have spoken to people in Ashingdon and Rayleigh who did ...read more

  • The Visions Of A Church

    Contributed by Shane Pierce on Oct 23, 2017
     | 623 views

    It is important as a church to have a vision for God to move and work. In this message those visions are pointed out to steer the church into the right direction. It is a personal choice for each individual believer to have a vision.

    The vision of the church • Scripture- Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. • Those of us that are saved belong to the body of Christ. • We are to work together with one accord, in love, and unity. • 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 ...read more

  • "It's Only Church"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 24, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,902 views

    Does Church Matter?

    Romans 10:5-15 "It's Only Church" On a Saturday evening, last summer, while on vacation with my family, we were trying to decide where to go to church the next morning. I wanted to visit one of the smaller churches in town, others wanted to worship at the bigger church in town. We ...read more

  • Stop Going To Church

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 19 ratings
     | 12,433 views

    Stop just GOING to church and start BEING the church.

    Focus Passage: James 1:22-25 Supplemental Passage: “Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.” 1Cor 12:27 Introduction: Read excerpt from Letter to the Editor of a local newspaper: “I’ve gone for 30 years now and in that time I have heard something ...read more

  • Why The Church Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jun 13, 2014
    based on 8 ratings
     | 13,075 views

    In our culture where the influence of the church is diminishing, why should we BE the church? The answer is found in the identity of Jesus and the promises he makes about the Kingdom he is establishing (the church).

    Why the Church I want to share some staggering statistics about church. Since the year 2000, more than 4000 churches in America have closed the doors to their buildings each year. That's more than 40,000 churches. At the turn of the 1900’s there were 27 churches to every 10,000 ...read more

  • What Happened To Chapter 29? Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,230 views

    After praying for guidance God led me to Pastor Jerry Shirley's Acts series and the messages in this series has been revised to fit the circumstances we have been facing at EBC.

    What Happened to Acts Chapter 29, pt. 1 Acts 1:1 Turn in your Bibles to Acts 29: 1 [no such chapter!] You’ll notice there are only 28 chapters…but I wonder if you have ever noticed how the book of Acts ends. READ Could this really be the end? Is there or should there be ...read more

  • What Happened To Chapter 29? Part 2 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 972 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    What Happened to Acts Chapter 29, pt. 2 “The Power” Acts 1:4-8 The power of the Holy Spirit is not just for salvation. It is also for transformation. Transformation is a process that might be slow and gradual. Transformation might look like this: set the five gallon bucket of ...read more

  • The Price Of Pentecost Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
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     | 1,545 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The Price of Pentecost, pt. 1 Acts 1:12-14; 2:41 10 days they waited for the promised Spirit to come. When the fire of God fell on those believers and the wind of God blew across their hearts as the spirit of God came down and inhabited His new temple…3k heard the gospel and were ...read more

  • The Price Of Pentecost Part 2 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,559 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The Price of Pentecost, pt. 2 Acts 1:12-14 The early church had none of the things we seem to think are so essential for success today like: Buildings…money…staff…internet and programs. So why were they so successful? The reason is that they had the ONE thing many churches ...read more

  • The Day The Holy Spirit Came Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,893 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    “The Day the Holy Spirit Came” Acts 2: 1-4 D. L. Moody once said, “I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we ...read more

  • The Day The Wind Blew Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,648 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    “The Day of Pentecost, pt. 2 by Acts 2:1-2:4 A sundial was given to a group of people who lived in a jungle. They villagers loved so much that it soon became an idol, so they built a house over it to keep it safe and holy. However, the house kept the sun away from the sundial and everyone ...read more

  • The Day The Fire Fell Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 2,010 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The Day of The Fire Fell Acts 2:1-2:4 You may be wondering why we are going so slowly through the book of Acts but I promise you that I have a good reason. You see, what is written in the book of Acts, as in the rest of the Bible, is extremely important to us, here at Elim Bible church and I ...read more

  • The Day The Fire Fell Part2 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,236 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The day the fire fell part2 Last week we began looking at why the Holy Spirit is symbolized as fire and we saw, first, that fire purifies. We also answered the question; “What is God’s goal for our lives.” We saw that God’s number one goal for you/me is that we be holy, ...read more

  • The Day Revival Came Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 1,906 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The Day Revival Came: Acts 2:1-41 I have said a number of times, during this series, that I would love to see Acts 2 happen in the church today. When I say that, I don’t mean the actual events because the actual events of Pentecost will never be repeated. The Holy Spirit has already ...read more

  • Secrets Of A Great Church Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014
     | 2,121 views

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    Secrets of a Great Church Acts 2:37-42 Listen to this statement. “It is easy to determine when something is aflame. It ignites other material. Any fire that does not spread will eventually go out. A church without evangelism is a contradiction in terms; just as a fire that does not burn is ...read more