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  • Of Lords And Bishops

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Apr 15, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    This is a look at titles within the Church. I have found out here lately that many people are upset with titles that many Churches are using within their organizational circle.

    Of Lords and Bishops This is a look at titles within the Church. I have found out here lately that many people are upset with titles that many Churches are using within their organizational circle. ...read more

  • Phillips Brooks, A Bishop To All Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 8, 2013

    The life of the man who wrote the carol

    While visiting Copley Square in Boston’s Back Bay, you can’t miss Trinity Church, regarded as one of the most impressive buildings in America. On the Boylston Street side of the church is a statue of Phillips Brooks, one of the most highly regarded ministers of his day. He was born in ...read more

  • Apostasy & Apostate-Bishops In Churches

    Contributed by Aham Igbokwe on Jun 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Shouldn’t marriages that are contrary to sound biblical doctrines be rightly, albeit be legally, kept away from the church just as men wittingly keeps out of the ladies in public places and vice versa.

    Evil is not yet unmasked and fully revealed nevertheless it seems evil is being emboldened daily in the West and aimed to contain the church of Christ and to censor pure Biblical doctrines. Indeed, it is alas! These wanton affronts on the Church and on pure Biblical doctrines is akin to ...read more

  • St Anselm Patron Of American Bishops

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 21, 2012

    The Church is Incarnational, and must have both a sacred and secular existence, and yet must not become subservient to the state, whether kings or democratically elected tyrants who would make us do evil.

    St. Anselm Day April 21, 2011 If today’s lesson from Acts chapter 6 has any historical meaning at all, it is a confirmation that there have always been little fissures forming in the living stones that make up the Church. Early in our history, Greek-speaking converts to Judaism were ...read more

  • Funeral Service Sermon For Bishop Mike Brandebura

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    A sermon given at the funeral service for a minister, Bishop, husband, father and my friend. He want a message that would touch the unsaved hearts of family and friends and bring them to Jesus.

    Funeral Service sermon for Bishop Mike Brandebura Listen to the Word of grace: Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet they shall live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning ...read more

  • Grant Us Godly Politicians Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 21, 2017

    "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! "

    Thursday of Third Week in Course 2017 Joy of the Gospel Ss Timothy and Titus Today’s feast is a challenge to those whose denomination teaches that the Church is not hierarchical. Most of these denominations consider themselves Bible fundamentalists, but today’s readings clearly show that, from ...read more

  • The Conflict Between Church And Secular States

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 29, 2012

    There have been conflicts throughout two millennia between secular authorities and the Church, and the conflict between Thomas Becket and Henry II is reflected in the American situation today, but Jesus and the Church are not about power, but love.

    St. Thomas Becket 2012 December 29–in the Christmas Octave We come to the end of a year that many in the Church see as an overall catastrophe. Our faith is in more peril in this country than at any time since the suppression of the No-Nothing party and the KKK. Most critically, this ...read more

  • The Faithful Sayings In The Pastoral Epistles

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Sep 12, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    The "faithful sayings" are short succinct statements of belief, worthy of full acceptance by all. They are a trademark of the letters of Paul to Timothy and Titus.

    THE FAITHFUL SAYINGS IN THE PASTORAL EPISTLES The hymn book of the New Testament church was no doubt the Book of Psalms, thus establishing the continuity of worship from synagogue to church. However, there are hints in Paul’s writings of other formulae which may have been used in public ...read more

  • "Identity Crisis: Who Is This Man Of God?" Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Jun 8, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    This is a sermon that deals with the role of Elders as the Spiritual leaders of the Church.

    Identity Crisis: Who is this Man of God? (Elder, Overseer, Shepherd, Pastor, Bishop, Steward?) 1Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17-22; 1 Timothy 5:17-22 Dorn Ridge June 09 and June 16, 2013 [Because of the length of this message, I divided it up preaching it over two ...read more

  • Wanted: A Few Good Men…and Women! Series

    Contributed by Victor Ramlall on Jan 25, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Let us like Paul and Titus become mentors of the young, unlearned and untaught. and support those who need it, nurturing them in the way of the LORD!

    Titus 1:5-16 KJV For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: 6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. 7 For a bishop must ...read more

  • Transition Between Pastor And Leader

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Apr 19, 2015

    To show that a pastor has to lay hands on the leader being commissioned for that leader to gain spirit of wisdom, so that the people will listen to the leader and all of these are direct command from the LORD.

    I. EXORDIUM: Do you understand authority? Yes. Pontius Pilate received authority from GOD to crucify the LORD. John 19:10-11 (Amplified Bible) 19:10 So Pilate said to Him, Will You not speak [even] to me? Do You not know that I have power (authority) to release You and I have power to ...read more

  • The Charism Of Priestly Celibacy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The priest and bishop who choose celibacy as a response to their call are imaging Christ, the Bridegroom.

    March 2, 2009 Sacramentum Caritatis The call to holiness that is summed up and made possible by the sacraments–especially this sacrament of charity–is universal. All the people of this new Israel, this Church, are to be holy. All are called to live a life of effective love of God and of ...read more

  • On Fire With A Noble Desire

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 10, 2016

    Serving as an elder/overseer/shepherd/pastor/bishop of a congregation is a noble task.

    1. Why Help the Pig? Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Philippians 2:3 Two men were riding their horses down a country road, discussing the question of motivation. One believed we're capable of pure ...read more

  • To Give Instruction In Sound Doctrine Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 9, 2012

    The bishop has a special ministry of leadership, teaching and service in the Church.

    November 12, 2012 Vatican II Documents Monday of 32nd Week in Course St. Paul writes today that “a bishop, as God's steward, must be blameless; he must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, ...read more

  • John The Baptist

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 3, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Can you imagine what it would be like if the Bishop instituted John the Baptist as YOUR minister