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  • Blessed Subtractions Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,781 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

  • Structured For Service Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 15, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,429 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

  • Whose In Charge Here? - Meeting Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 17, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,478 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

  • Be Strong

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,980 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

  • Have You Seen The Light?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,574 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

  • How To Be Receptive To God's Voice Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 9, 2007
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,794 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

  • The Power Of Love

    Contributed by James Harrington on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,354 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

  • The Pandemic And The Virtualization Of The Church

    Contributed by Patrick Usifo on Apr 20, 2020
     | 5,660 views

    The new normal and the changes coming for the church of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The new normal, the digitization of the church For the first time in the history of the church, the church went online moving from the brick wall to the silicon wall. Worldwide the church family is moving with urgency and agility trying to set up facilities and be able to contact everybody on the ...read more

  • 2003 State Of The Church Address

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 5,442 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

  • Obey Or Be Sacrificed Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 31, 2009
    based on 54 ratings
     | 46,233 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

  • Without A Word

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,309 views

    Considers the vital role of God’s Word in our lives, what it would be like if there were not Bible, and what it is like to ignore it.

    Intro – Some of you watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the past couple of weeks. Sure enough, just like last year, George Bailey wished he’d never been born, and he got to see what the world would have been like if he had never existed. It was just a little over a year ago, I asked everyone to ...read more

  • Don't Lose The Mission For A Tradition!!

    Contributed by B H Grace on Jul 15, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,577 views

    Pastors and Churches are not mandated to do marriages and should stop and get back on mission.

    Gen 2 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my ...read more

  • By Whose Authority

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Sep 24, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,983 views

    The church leaders challenge Jesus and question His authority

    Community Family Fellowship This week’s Readings October 1, 2017 COMMUNION SUNDAY I hope and pray that you continue to pray and extend a hand to every victim of these past Hurricanes that have left so many victims with great lost in their wake. Sunday Reading and Message ...read more

  • Do Not Lose The Mission For A Tradition!

    Contributed by B H Grace on Jan 19, 2018
     | 2,210 views

    Churches need to get out of the marriage business. It is a tradition, not a biblical mandate. Stick to mission!

    Gen 2 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my ...read more

  • Are Churches Nurturing

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Oct 29, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,738 views

    Getting back to basic gospel preaching

    Are Churches Nurturing 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 As we read through Paul’s epistle today, and dwell on just what he is trying to tell us, we find some areas of the church that just might need a little work. You see whether overtly or not churches for the most part are viewed in terms of success ...read more