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  • Structured For Service Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 15, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,286 views

    In 2004 we began a reorganization process in our church. We are moving to become a “Purpose Driven Church”. This sermon is designed to help the congregation understand our structure and functions. This sermon is for a unique situation.

    Structured For Service “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Several months ago I was trying to grasp how our church is organized. How it is to operate. How it is structured. I had a copy of our by-laws in front of me and started drawing a diagram of how our church maintenance is to be ...read more

  • Idol Worship Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Aug 12, 2014
     | 3,267 views

    Idols we worship. Part 3 of 3.

    Idols - part 3 Matthew 23:1-28 July 20, 2014 Well, today, we are going to end our 3 week look at the idols we have in our lives. Of course you don’t need to be reminder what today is. It’s Selfie Sunday! You need to know what I look like, just on the happenstance that you ...read more

  • Blessed Subtractions Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,800 views

    When Ananias and Sapphira lied about their contribution and were punished by God - the church grew. Why?

    OPEN: I always loved Church camp. And I especially loved the camp songs. I’m going to sing one of them today, and if you know the song – sing along: "Ananias and Sapphira got together to conspire a plot - to cheat - the church and get ahead, They knew God's power – but did not fear it, tried ...read more

  • Whose In Charge Here? - Meeting Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 17, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 6,351 views

    Colossians tell us Jesus is the "head of the church" - but what does that mean, and how can we make sure that we let Him be just that?

    OPEN: In August 1994, a Korean Air jet skidded across a rain soaked runway and rammed a safety barricade while landing in Cheju, Korea. All 160 passengers escaped safely just moments before the plane exploded into flames. What was the cause of the accident? According to news reports, the ...read more

  • How Do You Take God's Name In Vain?

    Contributed by Ronnie Grizzle on May 26, 2007
     | 6,716 views

    This message points out that it is not just with the mouth that God’s name can be taken in vain. The life that a Christian lives can also make one guilty of taking God’s name in vain.

    How Do You Take God’s Name in Vain? Exodus 20.7 (Exodus 20:7) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. What is this verse telling us this morning? Not to curse using God’s name. Now I did not ...read more

  • Be Strong

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,608 views

    The commandment "Be strong and courageous" is given three times. Obviously it cannot be easily accepted...

    Joshua 1:1-9 Joshua - called to leadership - Moses died before leading the people into the promised land - relate to forefathers - V6: "Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them." Leadership - Annual ...read more

  • The Will Of God 2

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun 17, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,512 views

    Conclusion

    I wish to end with some help in the specific will of God in our lives and like Paul, hope that those reading are sincerely seeking God’s will for their life. I trust you are not one of those whose works will be consumed at the Bema though their soul will saved as by fire. I have heard these ...read more

  • How Does An Elder Eld? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 12, 2010
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,637 views

    Titus and Timothy are both told to select appropriate men to lead the church as Elders. But what does God expect of these leaders and how can we (as the congregation) assist them in their role?

    OPEN: In one medical school, the students were complaining that they didn’t see why a class in Physics was necessary for them to be doctors. Finally one student actually challenged the teacher with that question. The teacher thought about that for a moment and then said “Well, we study Physics ...read more

  • How To Be Receptive To God's Voice Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 9, 2007
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,539 views

    This is the fifth and final sermon in this series. Here are some practical ways to be receptive to God’s Word.

    Communicating With God: How To Be Receptive To God’s Voice Today we are finishing our series “Communicating With God.” In this series we have looked at: “How to Listen To God’s Voice”, “How To Recognize God’s Voice”, “How To Test the Voices You Hear” and “How To Talk to God”. Today we are ...read more

  • Have You Seen The Light?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,888 views

    The light of ascencion illuminates forgiveness and God’s care for us.

    Have you seen the light? Moses saw the light on his many trips up Mt. Sinai to receive God’s laws. Peter, James, and John, disciples of Jesus, saw the light on the Mount of Transfiguration when Jesus’ appearance was changed before their very eyes. But what about you? Have you seen the light? That ...read more

  • "The Hypocrite” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 6, 2018
     | 3,468 views

    Jesus gives us the profile of a hypocrite.

    This Sunday and the next, we're going to take a look at two problem people. We refer to them as problem people because Jesus had a problem with them; and He let them know it! We're talking about the hypocrite and the legalist. (READ TEXT) Jesus addressed a Pharisee and the experts in the law. In ...read more

  • What's The Difference?

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,286 views

    So what’s the difference between the church and the world? And what’s the source of that difference. Would it surprise those of us in the church to realize that we’re the reason things are so different?

    What’s the difference? By itself the question doesn’t make sense. What’s the difference between what? Some differences are pretty easy to see, night and day; automobiles and elephants. But others are a bit subtler such as between democracy and a representative republic. Still others are live ...read more

  • The Power Of Love

    Contributed by James Harrington on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,229 views

    From Columbine to Red Lake, CEO’s stealing millions of dollars, crooked politicians and church splits, one has to cry out, "Where is the power of love?"

    The Power Of Love Matthew 22:34-40 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. (35) One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: (36) "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" (37) Jesus replied: "’Love the Lord your God with ...read more

  • Obey Or Be Sacrificed Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 31, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 43,505 views

    What did Saul do that was so wrong? And if he was condemned for disobedience, what does that mean for us when we disobey?

    OPEN: A mother was telling about her 6-year-old daughter, Lori, who was studying 1 Samuel 15:22—"To obey is better than sacrifice" for her Bible memory course. One day Lori observed her 3-year-old sister, Kristi, being disobedient, and she immediately took her sister aside and sternly admonished ...read more

  • 2003 State Of The Church Address

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,514 views

    This is a call to hear what God is doing and calling our particular church to be and do. I submit it as a sample of how one might go about communicating God’s vision to the congregation.

    2003 State of the Church Address (Topical) I. God Is Doing a New Thing II. Based on His Eternal Plan III. To Move Us Toward Embracing Our True Identity IV. So, Where Do We Go from Here? A. A commitment to a corporate lifestyle of dependency B. A commitment to becoming healthy C. A ...read more