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  • Becoming The Church That Changes The City Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Oct 8, 2005
    based on 169 ratings
     | 16,162 views

    Transforming our city by being a transformed church

  • How A Church Can Change For The Better

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 184 ratings
     | 33,968 views

    In this message, we explore five paradigm shifts that a church can make to have a better future. This is a kind of "halftime" talk from a pastor/coach to the congregation/team.

    To compete for a championship, during a game a great team has to make some adjustments. I sometimes think of the New Year as a kind of halftime. My personal internal calendar starts in August when the kids go back to school. The first semester is over. Now, it’s the halftime before the ...read more

  • Changing Hearers Into Doers

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Sep 24, 2012
    based on 87 ratings
     | 33,578 views

    Leading the Church through change and growth.

    “Changing Hearers into Doers” "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only" James 1:22 (KJV) Intro: Do you think God ever gets frustrated with us? I’m going to give you some time to think about your answer to that question. The answer is not a simple “yes or ...read more

  • Why Church?

    Contributed by Kyle Gray on May 20, 2009
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,874 views

    How God can use the local church to change the world.

    100 million in U.S. don’t go to church at all. 2050 – 10% will attend! My grandkids generation… Instead of spending our time on what the church has become, let’s look at what it’s supposed to be. What it was designed to be. The early Christian church was heavily persecuted, but they stuck ...read more

  • The Church Of The Open Door

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on May 15, 2002
    based on 148 ratings
     | 11,076 views

    The greatest thing that God gives to His church is a vision, an open door, an opportunity to be a church to change the world.

    THE CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR By Jerry Falwell “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”: “I know your works. See, I have set before you an ...read more

  • Never The Same Again

    Contributed by Kevin Mullins on Jun 3, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,455 views

    God is intent on His church being a church of change and when we are not obedient he will accomplish that change by any means necessary

    Never The Same Again Acts 15:4-19 Read the text--I want to talk to you one more time about change-- Specifically about this idea of our ability to relate to and engage the culture that we are a part of— As far as I can see it there are a couple of kinds of churches- Book of Revelation does ...read more

  • Deacons Leading As Change Agents

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on May 5, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,287 views

    God desires to use deacon leadership to lead His churches through changes that inevitably come up in the life of a church.

    God’s Glorious Church Deacons Leading as Change Agents Acts 6:8-15 Woodlawn Baptist Church May 1, 2005 Introduction Do you like change? You’ve probably heard about the man from the back mountains of Tennessee who found himself one day in a large city, for the first time standing outside ...read more

  • When Jesus Goes To Church

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 27, 2009
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,899 views

    What does Jesus do when He goes to church? He changes things.

    Mark 1:21-28 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an ...read more

  • His Presence Makes The Difference

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 28, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 12,748 views

    It’s not church that changes lives it’s Christ, His presence is the difference between life and death, victory or defeat, joy or sadness.

    1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; What we need in the united states of America more than anything else is Jesus in the house. More than social security, more than health insurance, more than wic, more than welfare, More than padded pews, and carpeted floors, more than good ...read more

  • The Overpowering, Overcoming, And Overwhelming Birth Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on May 19, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,097 views

    The Birth of the Church. Babies change everything... Parenthood also changes with each baby. Here, some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first...

    Mother’s Day – The Overpowering, Overcoming, and Overwhelming Birth Babies change everything Yes, parenthood changes everything. But parenthood also changes with each baby. Here, some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first: PREPARING FOR THE BIRTH 1st ...read more

  • The Changing Church And The Changeless Christ

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 5, 2003
    based on 103 ratings
     | 14,520 views

    Although we may not want the church to change, change is inevitable and positive. Change will be guided if we will remember and assess accurately the traditions we have been given, if we will also assess proposed changes and not panic, and if we will mea

    Some folks are allergic to change. They want everything to be just as it always was. They get used to things and they want everything to stay put. Some folks just won’t deal with change. A few weeks ago the electricity went out at our house. Some transformer blew, and for several hours we ...read more

  • The Challenge Of Change: The Church Series

    Contributed by Daniel Owens on Jan 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,572 views

    The world is changing. The church is changing. Christians need to be careful not to confuse changing methods with God’s eternal, never-changing message. This message contains a significant reference to Bob Russell’s Book, When God Build’s a Church

    Intro: Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been examining the challenges of CHANGE: o In our life o Our physical conditions o Our Spiritual levels & issues o Our personal preferences o The political climate o Social interactions o The financial picture o The Weather is ...read more

  • If You Want To Change The World

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,841 views

    Jesus charge to the 70 becomes a guide for changing our world.

    If You Want To Change The World Luke 10:1-12 Topic: The way the church can change the world Aim: To motivate the congregation to fulfill their individual and corporate responsibility of changing the world through evangelism. Introduction Statement - Our world is changing at a tremendous ...read more

  • Come And See

    Contributed by Darrell Jones on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 1,761 views

    There are somethings in life where we simply can’t take the word of someone else, we must Come And See for ourselves. This message can be built upon in a number of ways.

    The instruction given by Philip was very wise. There is no need for argument, nor to reason. He simply says Come And See for your self. (A) We Must Come And See Who Christ Is! (1) Many are indifferent to Jesus because they simply don’t know Him. (a) They may have heard of Him, yet do not know ...read more

  • There Are More Fish In The Sea

    Contributed by Michael Bowen on Nov 20, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,624 views

    Three reasons why churches die.

    There Are More Fish In The Sea - John 21:1-6 Introduction: A young boy attended his father’s church for the first time. During the whole service the young boy was bored to tears and couldn’t wait for the service to end. When the service was finally over the father in the son were in the ...read more