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  • God Is Building A Church

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,888 views

    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, ...read more

  • What Happens When A Church Has Vision

    Contributed by David Salyer on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 226 ratings
     | 3,484 views

    What God will do with a church when it has vision

    What Happens when a church has vision Nehemiah 2 Open: Without vision the people perish. The word of God makes it clear that when we as his people do not get a fresh revelation from him, in other words if we have and are not seeking him on what he wants to do through us then the ...read more

  • Beautiful Brides And Ugly Wives

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 94 ratings
     | 7,984 views

    A look at our task of making the Church an attractive bride for Christ

    It was a quiet Saturday morning as the guests began to filter into the little church. Friends of the couple had been there for hours making sure everything was just perfect. The guest were a diverse bunch, some were friends of hers, and others were friends of his. They both had family there as ...read more

  • The Church - A Place Of Refuge

    Contributed by Stephen Acheson on Mar 27, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 14,788 views

    We live in a world where physical and emotional abuse is the norm. Where can we go that’s safe? I would propose to you that the church should be just such a place.

    INTRODUCTION: ILL. Grocery store - Rachael climbing on cart - fell bruised arm and leg real bad - store personal almost panicked - offered to pay for doctor visit - insurance company offered to give us money to sign a release form saying we wouldn’t sue them - later got pictures developed ...read more

  • Problems Of The Servant Series

    Contributed by John Walls on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,070 views

    Studying the problems of a pastor

    PROBLEMS OF A SERVANT Or HOW TO BE A MAN OF GOD 1 Timothy 4 Part 1 Introduction: If you were to write a job description for your pastor, what would it contain? What comparisons or differences would there be if I was to do the same? What functions do you think I should do? Or even yet, do ...read more

  • America In Crisis

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 4,565 views

    The crisis of America is a spiritual tragedy.

    II Timothy 3:1-4 AMERICA IN CRISIS VBC September 23, 01 There is much talk about the recent acts of terriosm in America. We might call the last several days of our nation- America in crisis. Paul warns us that the last days were going to be perilous. The word perilous means dangerous, ...read more

  • A Word Of Warning From The Amen

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 1,367 views

    Jesus leaves the worst of the letters to the seven churches for last, because they received no commendation for doing what was right. They were a phony church, a church simply playing church.

    Jesus leaves the worst of the letters to the seven churches for last, because they received no commendation for doing what was right. They were a phony church, a church simply playing church. It is important for Pastors to remember that this letter was written to us by the Apostle John and ...read more

  • State Of The Church Address

    Contributed by Rick Croffut on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,682 views

    This message deals with the new beginnings that God takes a church through. The message discusses the opportunities that God has in store for each church.

    THE STATE OF THE CHURCH ADDRESS Much like the State of the Union Address that we will hear just 2 weeks from now – I want to bring you the State of the Church Address today. I will not be making promises about how to reform the church – because I believe the day we are living in demands that ...read more

  • Why The Church Is Important Series

    Contributed by Michael Demastus on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 2,686 views

    Deals with the first chapter of 1 Timothy.

    The Message of the Pastoral Epistles: #2 – Why the church is important. 1 Timothy 1 Introduction: *Truth without love is dogmatism. Love without truth is sentimentality. Speaking the truth in love is Christianity. *As we dive into this series, this first chapter is short…only 20 verses ...read more

  • There Are More Fish In The Sea

    Contributed by Michael Bowen on Nov 20, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,628 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

  • Shirley Maclaine Was Wrong; How To Really Dance In The Light

    Contributed by Joel W. Lohr on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,016 views

    Helping people to understand what it means to see the Light of Christ in their lives and to live with that knowledge.

    Some of you may remember Shirley MacLaine’s book from the mid 1980’s. “Dancing in the Light”. Shirley MacLaine was wrong in her premise at least when viewed through the lens of scripture. Shirley believed that Light could be defined by the collective knowledge of all of our various ...read more

  • What Is The Difference?

    Contributed by Rob Ross on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,348 views

    To encourage believers to develop the characteristics of the New Testament Church. Peter wrote his letter to develop their identity as the "family of God".

    INTRODUCTION Illustration: Hello, Hiya, Gidday, Hi Y’all, Konnichi wa, Good Day, Shalom, Bonjour, Aloha, Greetings and Salutations How someone greets another tells a lot about that person? A handshake, for instance, tells a lot. It amazes me how many different types of handshakes their ...read more

  • Leadership Lessons

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,480 views

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    Leadership Lessons Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ Exodus 18: 13-26 July 15, 2001 A small boy was asked by his teacher, "What is the size of the Democratic Party?" "About 5 feet 2 inches," he replied promptly. "NO!" exploded the teacher" I mean, how MANY members does ...read more

  • The Power Of Love

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,918 views

    The Christian has been called demonstrate the power of love in his life by keeping a higher law with respect to the laws of rights and relationships.

    THE POWER OF LOVE MATTHEW 5:38-48 In Matthew 5:17 Christ said that he did not "... come to destroy the law or the prophets? but that he came ?to fulfill" it. Christ has often been accused of destroying the law of the Old Testament. Nothing could be further from the truth. Christ never taught ...read more

  • The Blessings Of Revelation Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,289 views

    Revelation paints a portrait for us of how Jesus knows about what transpires in His churches and He reminds us that he will bless those who stay faithful to Him.

    Sermon 3 – The Blessings of deeds done for Jesus Christ Thesis: Revelation paints a portrait for us of how Jesus knows about what transpires in His churches and He reminds us that he will bless those who stay faithful to Him. Introduction: A couple of weeks back we started our treasure hunt ...read more