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  • Christian Love & Unity Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on May 18, 2004
    based on 70 ratings

    A sermon focussing on Christian love and unity.

    Sermon for 7 Easter Yr C, 23/06/2004 Based on Jn 17:20-26 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Christian Love and Unity” In today’s gospel, Jesus prays the high priestly prayer more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 24, 2004
    based on 57 ratings

    It’s God’s will for believers to grow individually and corporately as the Body of Christ. We must be aware that while God does want us to grow Satan wants us to atrophy. He will throw many obstacles in our path. Three are pride, partiality, and prejudice.

    OBSTACLES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CHURCH GROWTH PART 1 1 THESSALONIANS 3:12 – 4:1 INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ said that He came that we might have may have life and have it in abundance (John 10:10). It is God’s will for believers to grow individually and corporately as the Body of Christ. Peter more

  • A Church Story Series

    Contributed by Bill Huffhine on May 26, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    The story of the church following the Day of Pentecost told from the perspective of Cornelius.

    A Church Story Many years ago there lived a young Italian man, who had been born into a noble and distinguished family. Upon reaching adulthood he entered the military, whether through enlistment or conscription is unclear, nonetheless, as a military man he did very well and eventually more

  • An Effective Church

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on May 27, 2004
    based on 12 ratings

    God tells the church to be as effective as it can be.

    The Church: What Is Absolutely Essential? PT 1 Acts 2:42-47 It’s pop quiz! Clear your desk, take out a pen or pencil, and circle the answer or answers that correctly complete the sentence below. Top Priorities of a church should be: o To gather together a large # of weekly attendees or more

  • How To Do Church From Now On Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 29, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Paul’s final appeal from 1 Corinthians provides a fitting conclusion to the entire letter and this preacher’s final message at the end of a several year ministry.

    Life in the Spirit: How to Do Church From Now to Eternity 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO (This was also a concluding sermon of a several year ministry.) Final words should be important words. I recognize that. I more

  • The Unstoppable Church Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, Jesus has provided the church everything we need to accomplish His Will in this world.

    How many of you here this morning have had someone close to you die? (raise hands) I don’t think there is another crisis in life quite like that one. When someone that you have spent your life with is taken away from you, there is a tremendous void, a gaping hole that for the rest of your life will more

  • The Value Of Community

    Contributed by Bill Huffhine on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Examining the core value of community. What it means to truly experience community among our church family.

    One Sunday morning, early in the life of our church I asked the question, “What does the word value mean?” There were many responses that morning, but the one that I think most captured the true meaning of this word was, “Values are what make us who we are.” In other words, the things that more

  • Formed For God's Family Series

    Contributed by Anthony Seel on Jun 10, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Second in series on the Purpose Driven Life

    THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT March 14, 2004 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. M. Anthony Seel , Jr. Hebrews 10:19-25 “Formed for God’s Family” Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we bow in your presence. May your Word be our rule, Your Spirit our teacher, and your greater glory our supreme more

  • We Know The Days Are Coming

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 18, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    In our text this morning, John is taking the time to combine two of these scopes of time – the present and the future. Make no mistake, though, it is a warning. A warning concerning the future, and the present

    WE KNOW THE DAYS ARE COMING And they are here now! 1 John 2:18-27 INTRODUCTION: God never meant our Bibles to be stuck in one or even two scopes of time. God meant them to have a three-fold impact on our lives. Yes, there is quite a bit of history, biblical history in the Scriptures. There more

  • Don't Look Back Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    encouragement for the year ahead

    Don’t Look Back People often get nostalgic around this time of year. As a new year approaches there is something in our hearts and minds which make us reminisce about the past. Just the other night I turned on the radio to hear the 11.55pm news and there was country and western music on. Now, I more

  • Right Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Right Fellowship within the chrisian life

    RIGHT FELLOWSHIP In the film The Lord of the Rings there is a scene where Frodo has brought the One Ring to Rivendell, to the Council of Elrond the elf-lord. The Council decides that a Fellowship should accompany Frodo and do all within their power to see that the mission is accomplished. The more

  • Right Living Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    Right living in the christian life is essential

    RIGHT LIVING I don’t know if you like reading biographies or if you like those documentary programmes that show you how other people live. Apparently one of the most popular TV programmes over the past year has been The Osbournes – a reality TV programme which follows Ozzy Osbourne and his more

  • Right Food Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    the eseential nature of right food in the christian life.

    THE RIGHT FOOD About this time last year I had to go and see my GP because my blood pressure was very high. One of the things he asked me about was my diet. Much to his surprise my diet was not that bad. To me it seemed quite balanced – a lot of rice and pasta, meat and vegetables. I took more

  • Paul's Pastoral Concern Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    Pauls’ pastoral concern on paper and in action

    1 Thessalonians 217- 35 At the beginning of his book When Men think private thoughts Gordon McDonald tells the story of two men who are sitting alone at midnight – let me read it to you. There is a desire in the heart of a man (and a woman) to know whether or not his life meant something, more

  • Introduction To 1 Thessalonians Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    An introduction and the church at thessalonica

    I Thessalonians 11-10 Today the art of letter writing seems to be dying. What with email, text messaging etc people no longer seem to write a letter to anyone. Now I am one of those who uses text messages and email but I love receiving a letter and I quite enjoy writing letters to people. I more