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  • The Church: A Body

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Jan 23, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    This is a message on the church that shows how the body is used as a methaphor to describe the function of the church.

    THE CHURCH AS A BODY TEXT: I Corinthians 12:12-31 W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: There are different metaphors that are used to describe the Church. The Church has been called the Bride of Christ and here it is referred to as the body. When one thinks of the church as more

  • A Church For The Last Days (Part 1)

    Contributed by Ric Veal on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    The days are getting darker and church needs to be brighter!

    A CHURCH FOR THE LAST DAYS (Part 1) 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Introduction:Persucution, problems, passivity today . The church seems to be declining, defecting & deserting sound doctrine. . No enthusiasm, no energy and no excitement . Where has the love, faithfulness, godliness, purity and more

  • What Are You Looking At?

    Contributed by Stephen Becker on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    A look at Paul’s teaching in 1 Cor 1:10-18, emphasizing the Message and the point of the Gospel--looking to Christ--instead of focusing on our problems and issues here in this fallen world. God’s called us into salvation, how let’s give Him the Glory whi

    What are you looking at? Substance over style 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Stephen H, Becker, M.Div., ULLM St. Peter’s Lutheran Church—Evening Services January 27, 2008; 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany I heard a story about a woman driving alone over the Sierras on Highway 80 in the middle of the more

  • Living The Eternity Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    There are three keys to living the eternity driven life. First of all, we must be faithful in our meeting together; secondly we must spur one another on to love and good deeds; and finally, we must look for ways to encourage one another.

    LIVING THE ETERNITY DRIVEN LIFE JOKE: Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses. He doesn’t seem to be breathing and his eyes are glazed. The other guy takes out his phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps: "My friend is dead! What can I do?" The operator says: "Calm more

  • Love Bent-Double Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jan 27, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus performs a beautiful miracle at church one day. We see it from the persepective of the Crippled woman, Christ, Critics, and the crowd.

    Love Bent Double A while back, a friend e-mailed me a story about a seven-year-old boy whose mother asked him what he learned in Sunday school. He said, “Well, Mom, today we learned about the time when Moses was leading the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt and across the Red Sea. They more

  • Characteristics Of A Revived Church

    Contributed by Carl Kolb on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Challenges a declining or plateaued church to begin the process of revival.

    Acts 2:40-47 “Characteristics of a Revived Church" Most churches in America are either plateaued or in decline. Between 7000 & 8000 churches close each year in America. One of the greatest needs of the churches in America today is revival. How do we know whether our church is alive and more

  • The Church Place

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    This is a message that gives insight to the way the local church opperates...

    “THE CHURCH PLACE” TEXT: Ephesians 3:1-21 W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: The church is the Lord’s. All that we enjoy in regards to the church is because of the way Christ built the church. I wish to view that church in regards to its place as a called out assembly of more

  • Taking It To The Next Level

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    My first sermon of 2008, using the "Great Commission" passage to layout a strategery for the coming year.

    Intro: Status Quo is unacceptable! Seems a little odd saying that to start of a new year, isn’t it? After all, don’t we all make resolutions to start the year off? Some want to lose weight…some want to quit a bad habit. Others want to make better use of time…or maybe just try to be a better more

  • God Is Building A Church

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    What is the Church? Many see it as a social club. Others only know it as a place to practice their religion. But the Church is much more than that. It is a living organism. It is Jesus Christ Himself, who loves it, builds it, and died for it.

    Title: God Is Building A Church Text: Matthew 16:18 Introduction What is the Church? Many see it as a social club. Others only know it as a place to practice their religion. But the Church is much more than that. It is a living organism. It is Jesus Christ Himself, who loves it, builds it, more

  • Week Prayer For Christian Unity 08

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 8, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Full service for ecumenical service - Praying about unity is a waste of time if we do not work for unity too; we have to be people who value variety & difference in one another.

    Welcome CTW - HP 882 Psalm 133 HP 252 All hail the power of Jesus’ name Prayers of adoration Prayer of thanksgiving Reading 1 Thessalonians 5: 12a, 13b-18 SOF 303 Jesus stand among us Sermon SOF 43 Bind us together SOF 388 May the fragrance of Jesus Intercessions HP more

  • You Are The Body Of Christ Part 1

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Examines the importance of each believer in the church.

    YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, Part 1 In the past month we have examined a number of ways the Bible describes you and me. The Bible describes us as disciples of Jesus Christ. We are soldiers in the army of God. We are perfume bottles, carrying the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus more

  • Living Beyond Myself Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    17th in a series on Ephesians. When I become a Christian God makes me a part of something bigger than myself.

    I ran across this question that was posted on Yahoo! Answers this week: How do you raise a Christian without going to church? My wife and I are Christian and we have a 10 month old daughter. I want her to have Christian beliefs and thoughts but I hate organized religion. I pray on my own. I more

  • Getting Our Relationships Right With One Another

    Contributed by John Wright on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    A message challenging Christians to make sure their relationships are right with each other - in the home and in the church.

    GETTING OUR RELATIONSHIP RIGHT WITH ONE ANOTHER Intro: There is no revival in the heart, in the home, in the church – until we get out relationships right .. Jesus made that truth plain - Matthew 5:23-24 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy more

  • What Is The Church? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 11, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon is the first in a short series of messages on the church, and it examines what the church of Jesus Christ is.

    Scripture For the next four weeks or so I would like to interrupt my series in Paul’s letter to the Romans and preach a short series of sermons on the church. I am doing so for the following reason. Over the course of this past year the Session of the Tampa Bay Presbyterian church has been more

  • Stewardship Of God's People: His Sheep

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Aug 14, 2007

    A look at the shepherding function in the local church. It is not just ordained pastors who have a responsibility. Every seasoned believer is part of this process.

    Stewardship of God’s Sheep; His People Pastor Eric J. Hanson October 15, 2006 Introduction As I began to prepare the message, the Holy Spirit moved me in a different direction. He showed me that within the life of each local church, there is another type of broad and overarching more