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  • Following And Submitting To Church Authority

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 26, 2015
     | 1,344 views

    Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul the Apostle gives this commendation for believers to follow him as he followed Christ. To some modern ears that sounds strange as we would think why doesn't he just encoura ..

    Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul the Apostle gives this commendation for believers to follow him as he followed Christ. To some modern ears that sounds strange as we would think why doesn't he just encourage everyone to follow Christ himself and not ...read more

  • Relating Or Rebelling: Church Authority

    Contributed by Doug Morrell on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,785 views

    Learning to relate in the right way toward God ordained authority is an important part of spiritual maturity. In fact, you cannot walk in the anointing of God, Who is the head of all and from Whom the oil of anointing flows, if you are not submitted...

    “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Heb. 12:11) Learning to relate in the right way toward God ordained authority is ...read more

  • The Way Of Righteousness

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 28, 2017
     | 2,164 views

    How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives?

    Prelude, Purpose & Plan How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives? Let’s explore Jesus’ confrontation with religious leaders over His authority and the parable of the two sons in Matthew ...read more

  • Discipline By Admoniton Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Sep 16, 2012
     | 2,021 views

    A study of church discipline by admonition.

    Introduction It is time for discipline! Are you ready? For those of you who are church members, you have already vowed to submit yourselves to the discipline of the Church. That was covered under question number five of the membership questions that you affirmed before the church session: Do ...read more

  • Speaking Against The Church And Holy Things

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 1,255 views

    People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. - 2 Timothy 3:1 There are many passages in the New Testament that speak of the last days before the second coming of our L ..

    People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. - 2 Timothy 3:1 There are many passages in the New Testament that speak of the last days before the second coming of our Lord. They speak of times that will be very ...read more

  • The Love Song Of Christ And The Church Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 16, 2017
     | 1,171 views

    Indeed, the deepest meaning of the Song of Songs is the celebration of the love of God, the Bridegroom, for His faithful people, seen as the dark beauty, the Bride.

    Thursday of 3rd week in Advent 2017 Reformation/Revolution The beautiful Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs, is on the surface a long love song, or compilation of love songs. It celebrates the love of husband and wife, the longing of one for the other, and the joy that can come from a loving and ...read more

  • The Greatness Of The Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 14, 2011
     | 1,003 views

    Is great worship spontaneous or not. The answer may surprise you.

    Monday of 4th Week of Easter The Spirit of the Liturgy When someone wants to insult a group of people because of their slavish following of some ideology or ideologue, he can hardly do worse than to call them a “herd of sheep.” Sheep are stupid animals who need to be guided all the ...read more

  • Our Position To The Powers That Be.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Sep 29, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 748 views

    There is not a law in our state that says you are to love me but there is a law against you killing me.

    Our position to the powers that be. Rom. 13:1 -- 7. 10/05/03 There was this sheep farmer who lived in the hills of Idaho. Everyday, a man would go to a ridge and watch the sheep farmer tending his sheep. He decided he would count the sheep and pull a fast one on the farmer. So, he spent on ...read more

  • Counseling Competencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,052 views

    Counseling Competencies

    Counseling Competencies Luke 2:52 1. Cross-Cultural Communications - Knows the culture of the counselee as well as one’s own cultural presuppositions. Exhibits a willingness to learn, appreciate, and work through the counselee’s cultural norms. Is willing to follow Christ’s incarnational ...read more

  • 4 Old Testament Examples Of Dishonoring Authority Series

    Contributed by Michael Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,543 views

    This series deals with how to properly honor authority in our lives.

    Honoring Authority Old Testament Examples of Dishonoring Authority Definitions Honoring authority is to respect and value those in authority over you because of the influence and responsibility they carry for your life. Opening Thoughts/Review Romans 13:1 „h Every person alive is ...read more

  • What Is The Church? Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,347 views

    When churches forget who they are and what is their purpose they quickly sink into a sea a of insignificance with no effectiveness and no power.

    Series: Being the Body WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Matthew 16:13 18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I have discovered through the years that one of the most important aspects, if not ...read more

  • The Sacred Encounter

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 23, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,813 views

    In Christ the sacred has taken flesh and broken into the dark reality of this life. The sacred has encountered us.

    “The Sacred Encounter” John 1:1-18 Introduction Ever since returning from a recent pilgrimage to Jerusalem I have been keenly interested in the Crusades. That is, the 500 year period during the middle ages when European Christians took it upon themselves to liberate the Holy Land from Arab ...read more

  • The Mouth Of Christ

    Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,576 views

    Third Sermon in the 2009 Lenten Series, ‘The Body of Christ.’

    (Slide 1: Who will forget the baker’s strike? They wanted more dough!) I love a good pun, the kind that makes you moan and wish that you had said it (and thought of it) first. I have a book of puns entitled The Complete Book of Puns by Art Moger. I am not allowed to take this book on vacation. I ...read more

  • Authority In Question

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Mar 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,644 views

    Through out history we have wrestled with those in authority over us. Nations go to war because their authority is challenged. People argue and fight because we do not always agree with those who are in charge. This makes it very confusing for the Chris

    Authority in Question 1Kings 3:16-38 Matt 10:16-18 Today our scripture passages remind us that God is the one who makes Kings, rulers and authorities and God our Father also equips us to deal with them. Sometimes we reach out to authority figures like in 1 Kings and the story of the baby ...read more

  • I Love My Church

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Feb 7, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,619 views

    A new series for February, I Love My Church. The greek word for church means, “called out ones.” I love my church because He first loved me!

    I Love My Church Text: Matthew 16:13-19 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the ...read more