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  • Rediscover Church

    Contributed by Michael Monica on Jun 6, 2015

    Rediscovering the purpose and practice of our faith

    Rediscover Church Introduction: I remember when I was teenager going to a church right after I became a Christian and I remember it being like family. I remember this deep connection that everyone had. There was a close friendship between everyone. and we were constantly involved in each more

  • Politics, Civil War, And The Church

    Contributed by John Sears on Nov 13, 2016

    The world is reacting with anger, fear, or pride over the elections. That is not surprising. What is surprising is that the civil war has entered some churches. This is a topical message on how to deal with it.

    Introduction: The civil war is brewing. Did you see the young lady on the news? She was one of those marching in protest to the election results. And a reporter caught up to her to ask some questions. What she said was downright scary. She said that what we need is a revolution in order to more

  • Working The Prayer Master Series

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    a six part series on building a better church body

    BETTER BODY BUILDING Part 4 All my illustrations come from Sermon Central unless otherwise noted and the scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted. WORKING THE PRAYER-MASTER The Body of Christ is compared at times by the Apostle Paul to physical body we have here more

  • Rowing The Growing Machine Series

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Feb 12, 2009

    A six part series on building better church body

    BETTER BODY BUILDING Part 5 all my illustrations come from Sermon Central unless otherwse noted scripture is NIV unless noted ROWING THE GROWING MACHINE I hope that you have enjoyed this series of sermons as much as I have enjoyed writing them. Building a Better Body is the theme more

  • The Jesus Gathering

    Contributed by Mark Engler on May 19, 2015

    When Jesus said He would build His church did He have in mind putting on a Sunday service or did He have in mind His people coming together in authentic relationship with each other? Is the church today doing what He intended. Not so sure we are.

    The Jesus Gathering Matthew 16:13-20 INTRO: The church. That can mean a lot of different things today. It can mean the building in which we come to on Sunday mornings. It can mean the institution of the church. It can speak of a denomination. The Methodist Church, the Baptist Church, the more

  • The Tie That Binds Us

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Jun 25, 2016

    There are some Biblical commands concerning Church purity, integrity, and authority that 21st Century Christians SHOULD BE SEEKING and MAINTAINING.

  • Becoming The Body

    Contributed by Justin Lauramore on Nov 14, 2012

    A large church with many members does not mean a better church unless those members are active. The church has been given a great opportunity. We have been given many people with different skill sets that can accomplish many things. When we take away t

    1 Corinthians 12:28 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about what has been on the heart of Pastor more

  • Why Do People Leave Churches? Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Mar 4, 2014

    John's most basic concern is to give this church confidence again in what they have believed about Jesus. And he reminds them that this message is carried by the church that listens to the Apostles, and it isn't found anywhere else.

    Sermon by Rev John Altmann There are a number of ways that people leave churches, for both good and bad reasons. A good reason to leave is to be sent out to serve in another place. We've seen that recently with Heather and Adam. They spent two years with us practicing their ministry, trying more

  • Be A Good Church Member - Part 1

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Deals with us being what we should be as a member of His church.

    Our subject this morning is really going to be in the form of a challenge – I challenge you to “Be a Good Church Member.” There are many texts that I could use to preach this sermon, but I have chosen the last words of Peter in 2 Peter 3:18 for they form the challenge to each of us this more

  • Be Opened

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Aug 7, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus has told us to be opened to the fact that he can heal us, to be opened in our personal lives and to be opened in our congregational life

    Mark &:31-37 They asked on behalf of the man - pray for others - not for yourself They begged him to lay his hand on him - they requested a show - a visible sign of his power - so everybody can see He spat at him - gesture of blessing - Big Fat Greek Wedding knows two magic more

  • Repentance

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    The message of repentance is missing from preaching today! This message uses the story of Jonah to illustrate repentance.

    INTRODUCTION: · “Repentance” = “To change one’s ways because of contrition” · The Bible is a Book of repentance: o Used 46 times in the Old Testament o Used 65 times in the New Testament · There are three types of repentance in the Bible. All are in the text: o Repentance of saints—verse more

  • Being Others Centered

    Contributed by Erik Germesin on Oct 26, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

    The Holy Spirit has been given to us to help up serve others.

    “Being Others-Centered” Acts 1:8 “But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." The Holy Spirit was not given to us to help us enjoy life more or to have more

  • Taking Aim For A Better Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Forshee on Sep 15, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is a the first in a 6 part series on taking AIM for a Better Life using AIM as an acrostic for Authority, Initiative and Maintenance

    Taking AIM for a Better Life Part 1 We’ve been talking about NEW BEGINNINGS that END WELL for the past few weeks.... And truly, we know that God is a God of "New Beginnings" He believes in "Starting Over" He believes in Second, Third, Fourth and many more chances..... But we also must more

  • How To Prepare For Destiny

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 95 ratings

    Death is the ultimate destiny of everyone. How to prepare for it is the essence of this sermon.

    December 18, 2000 I. INTRODUCTION: A. Cemetery Marker Some time ago, a man was trying to trace his family origin. In the process of his research he visited several cemeteries collecting information from the markers. At one place he came across a monument with the following more

  • Close The Book

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 67 ratings

    There is a time to just close the book and and go to the next level.

    CLOSE THE BOOK By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr TEXT: 2 Tim. 4:6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. I again ponder, how good more