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  • Resolving Church Conflict Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 55 ratings
     | 6,230 views

    What does an argument that took place 2000 years ago between two ladies have to do with our church here today? We will find out plenty.

    A few years ago I was talking to a minister that told me the story of his church. He said that at one time the place where the church is located was very heavily populated. It went through a period of depopulation. There were two churches in the area but as people left neither church could afford a ...read more

  • Harmony In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,993 views

    God’s will for us is not only relevant when we are at peace, but it is also relevant during conflict.

    Harmony in the Local Church (I Peter 3:8-12) 1. When conflict arises, some Christians throw out all or many of the rules. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde "Stevenson’s man found a trick by which he could change himself into the person of another man, make an actual ...read more

  • Attitudes That Hinder Celebration In The Father's House

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jul 18, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,565 views

    A sermon examining how rebellious Christians can hinder certain things in the church.

    Attitudes That Hinder Celebration In The Father's House Luke 15:25-31 Some time ago I attended a 50th wedding celebration. The special couple had lived a great life, raised 7 children and were blessed to enjoy for 50 wonderful years of marriage. Their friends and family gathered together to ...read more

  • Divided We Fall

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 151 ratings
     | 3,099 views

    Church conflict dishonors the Lord and can do great damage to people's souls

    RYAN: Oh, don't give me that, Andy! Anyone with half a brain knows that I am right. ANDY: Are you saying I am stupid? Listen, Ryan, you better take back what you said or I'll throw you halfway across the room! RYAN: Yeah? You and what army? ANDY: Don't get me mad, Ryan. These hands are ...read more

  • Handling Conflict Appropriately Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 4,202 views

    No church will be free of conflict. What makes or breaks churches is what they choose to do with conflict.

    The Safest Place on Earth - Part 2 February 17, 2002 INTRODUCTION “The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully ...read more

  • How To Act In Church (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Sep 28, 2015
    based on 15 ratings
     | 10,383 views

    Our duties as members of the body of Christ.

    How To Act In Church I Peter 3:8-12 Listen online at - https://www.facebook.com/Stockdalebaptist or http://www.stockdalebaptist.com/ When I was a child I knew that there were certain things that were expected concerning my behavior in church. I knew that there were some things that ...read more

  • Problems Among The Followers Of Christ

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jul 30, 2014
    based on 7 ratings
     | 19,962 views

    A sermon examining 4 problems that are commonly found among Christ's followers.

    Problems Among The Followers Of Christ Matthew 20:20-28 The pastor and music director in Old First Church did not get along at all. And the music leader would get his point across by this song selection after each sermon. One week, the pastor preached on commitment and how we should dedicate ...read more

  • Evaluating Your Ministry Mindset Series

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Nov 10, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,710 views

    A sermon examining the primary focus of our ministry.

    Evaluating Your Ministry Mindset Galatians 2:1-10 After a town-wide revival had concluded, three pastors were discussing the results with one another. The Methodist minister said, “The revival worked out great for us! We gained four new families.” The Presbyterian preacher said, ...read more

  • A Radiant Temple Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 11, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,058 views

    Sermon 3 on 1 Corinthians. This was written and preached by Steve Higgs, Associate Minister, MCC Have you ever been to a wedding service where the unity candle would not light? It’s a little awkward isn’t it….

    Have you ever been to a wedding service where the unity candle would not light? It’s a little awkward isn’t it…. Which of the following statements best describes your feelings during that moment. We’ll take a little poll at the end of this. a. I feel an overwhelming desire to make a smart ...read more

  • Both Sides Of Authority Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 25, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,353 views

    Working harmoniously alongside church leaders has its challenges and raises a lot of questions. Fortunately, God does not leave us in the dark! The text before us raises and answers a number of questions about the interaction of church leaders to the c

    Both Sides of Authority (I Thessalonians 5:12-13) 1. It is tough to be in leadership. 2. A “lame duck” President met with his successor in the Oval Office. Near the end of the orientation, he presented the incoming leader three numbered envelopes, with specific instructions to open them, in ...read more

  • Surviving In The Wilderness Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 353 ratings
     | 6,564 views

    This sermon is about enduring personal trials and tribulations in our personal wilderness.

    Mark, the evangelist, begins his gospel in the wilderness. According to him, the good news of salvation does not begin with mysterious angels proclaiming peace but the good news begins in a dry, desolated place inhabited by wild beasts and demons. And that is the message of our text - the ...read more

  • Jezebel

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 8, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,609 views

    When people are into control, power, prestige, and having it their way, they own ugly souls.

    Jezebel (topical) 1. Sometimes information is hard to come by: A little woman called Mount Sinai Hospital. She said, "Mount Sinai Hospital? Hello. Darling, I’d like to talk with the person who gives the information about the patients. But I don’t want to know if the patient is better or doing ...read more

  • The Abrogation Of Self

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 6, 2010
    based on 20 ratings
     | 12,205 views

    There is a marked difference between a believer and a disciple, between being a Spirit-sealed Christian and a Spirit-filled Christian. The distinguishing mark of the disciple, the Spirit-filled Christian, and the soldier of the Kingdom is the abrogation o

    The Abrogation of Self 2 Timothy 2:1-5 Luke 14:26 Introduction: There is a marked difference between a believer and a disciple, between being a Spirit-sealed Christian and a Spirit-filled Christian. There is likewise considerable difference between being a citizen of Heaven and being a soldier ...read more

  • A Closed Door

    Contributed by Kevin Litchfield on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,607 views

    This sermon is a short story called A Closed Door.

    The Closed Door- Over the last few weeks we have examined the life and ministry of Nehemiah. How when he received a report of the devastation of Jerusalem was faced with a choice. He chose to get involved and risk his life and go before the king and ask first for permission to go to Jerusalem ...read more

  • The Centrality Of Christ

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 21, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,103 views

    The desire of God’s heart is that in everything Jesus Christ might have the preeminence. Paul declares that everything finds its meaning and significance in Christ. Christ must be at the center of all things both in our individual lives and in the church.

    THE CENTRALITY OF CHRIST COLOSSIANS 1:15-18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence Introduction: The desire of God’s heart is that in everything Jesus Christ might have the preeminence. Paul ...read more