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  • Widows Of A Certain Age

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 12, 2018
     | 467 views

    The care of widows in the church brings with it several implications

  • Respecting & Rebuking The Saints.

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 13, 2016
     | 3,226 views

    Respecting & Rebuking the Saints - 1 Timothy chapter 5 verses 1-24 - sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

  • Why Does The Government Do More Than The Church To Help The Poor? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 26, 2015
     | 2,543 views

    This passage on the care of widows opens up a larger question: what's the place the church should have in the care of the poor (versus the place the government should have)?

  • Family Responsibility Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 22, 2014
     | 2,964 views

    Balancing the responsibility of the family and the church for vulnerable family members is discussed.

    “If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.” [1] The Apostle admonished Timothy to instruct the congregation that they must assume responsibility for their own ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Poor Widows

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Aug 10, 2015
     | 3,825 views

    God measures giving not by what we give, but by what we keep for ourselves. He measures the gift by the sacrifice involved. That is why Jesus valued the widow’s gift. She sacrificed her well-being in order to show her love for God.

    When I was preparing my message for today, I came across a story about a little boy who went to church one Sunday morning to get out of the cold. He had been trying to sell newspapers, but no one had passed by. He entered the church, hoping to pass an hour unnoticed in the back row. The minister ...read more

  • Addressing The Realities Of Life Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 23, 2015
     | 2,580 views

    Being human is generally a good thing. The temptation in our day is to manipulate or engineer human nature and deny its realities. But a church is about real people, redeemed by Jesus, but fully human — even more human — because of that redemption.

    Addressing the Realities of Life (I Timothy 5:1-16) 1. Some people have a sanitized view of life. Life, however, is often less glamourous. 'Cash, check or charge?' I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a ...read more

  • The First Church Business Meeting

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,479 views

    Taken from our church’s verse by verse study of the book of Acts, this study covers Acts 6:1-7, the calling of the first deacons. It covers several issues such as the Care of widows, the need for church business meetings and pastoral leadership, as well

    Grant Avenue Baptist Church 2215 Grant Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone 310-376-7890 Fax 877-248-2998 DAVID M. WILSON, Pastor THE FIRST CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING Acts 6:1-7 Verse 1 GROWTH PANGS In the early history of the church we quickly find a division between ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 10- Dying To Please Jesus; The Martyrdom Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 8,611 views

    Let’s see how it begins: •Verse 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. •Stephen is obviously a multi-talented individual. He not only takes care of the widows, but he’s out there on

    “Dying to Please Jesus” The Martyrdom of Stephen Acts 6:8-7:59 One of great movies of recent years is Amadeus, a mostly fictional account of the life of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. •The story is told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri, a fellow composer. •As a young boy, ...read more

  • The Barrel Of Meal That Failed Not - Provision

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 74 ratings
     | 5,368 views

    It’s ok to live hand to mouth as long as it’s God’s hand and my mouth.

    The Barrel of Meal that Failed Not God’s Provision Scripture: I Kings 17:8-16 Text: Phil. 4.19 My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Lesson Aim: God’s care for the widow and for His servant, and for all who trust Him. The same truth that ...read more

  • Building A Culture With A Long-Term Charitable Viewpoint Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 21, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,357 views

    We have a duty in charity to address issues of massive disparities in economic development and incomes.

    November 23, 2009 Bl Miguel Pro Caritas in Veritate The Old Testament had particular contempt for those who oppressed widows and orphans. In a male-dominated society, where women were almost like property rather than equal partners in a marriage, being a widow, particularly a childless one, ...read more

  • Praise God!

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jun 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,879 views

    We should continually offer a sacrifice of praise.

    Praise God! October 3, 2007 Wednesday Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: We should continually offer a sacrifice of praise. Focus Passage: Hebrews 13:15-15 I. Praise Action #1 – Confess the Name of Jesus a. “Oh Lord, touch the unsaved with Thy ...read more

  • Certain Widows Are The Church's Responsibility Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,907 views

    HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS I. (:1-2) HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD IN THE CHURCH (based on age and sex distinctions) A. Men 1. Older a. Negative -- "Do not sharply rebuke an ...read more

  • Worship Is A Verb

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Aug 10, 2013
     | 2,064 views

    We worship God in the way we live. Worship is a matter of obedience and service: if we love God with all of our hearts and treat others as if they were Christ, we are worshiping God faithfully. Church ritual will never replace real worship. We must repent

    Everyday Christianity with Pastor Kenn Shedenhelm Biblical and theological thoughts on life and events in life. Some will come packaged as sermons- some simply as reflections. Classic Like most of Israel’s prophets, Isaiah was concerned with matters of ...read more

  • Goodness Series

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,649 views

    A. Salvation is not reformation but regeneration. B. Changes in us are not due to imitation but indwelling power. C. It is the Holy Spirit that moves and doing something within.

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (GOODNESS) GALATIANS 5:22 I: INTRODUCTION A. Salvation is not reformation but regeneration. B. Changes in us are not due to imitation but indwelling power. C. It is the Holy Spirit that moves and doing something within. II: WHAT IS GOODNESS? A: Examine the root ...read more

  • Why Are Deacons Needed Today?

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Aug 23, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,164 views

    Laying the foundation for the office of deacons and the role they play in the life of the church.

    Are Deacons Needed Today? Acts 6:1-7 The age old struggle in the realms of Christianity has been a fierce fight. On one side, seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, we find the Holy Spirit and the Church. On the other side we see Satan and all of the forces of Hell. Satan had been trying to ...read more