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  • "The Kind Of Church I Want To Be Part Of" - Part One Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 1, 2018
     | 2,914 views

    What does the example of the early church teach us about being the kind of church that's headed the right direction?

    Today, we’re going to look to the second chapter of the book of Acts to think together about church. I am calling this series, “The Kind of Church I Want to be Part of.” But I need to point out, that I am not talking about looking for the “perfect” church. “If I actually found the perfect church, ...read more

  • What Is A Deacon Series

    Contributed by Antonio Silveira on Feb 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,036 views

    There are many misconceptions about the ministry of a deacon. This is a brief outline summarizing the role of deacons in the early Church. These should be guidelines for the 21st century deacons.

    In the original language, the word, Deacon, means Servant The title itself, is as descriptive as any job description could be. In the Bible, words have meanings and the word "deacon" means servant. Here is how the word has been defined in its various forms: "Diakoneo and its derivatives, as ...read more

  • The Role Of Deacons

    Contributed by Bishop Robert Mckenzie on Jul 29, 2005
    based on 97 ratings
     | 11,668 views

    A look at the biblical role of deacons in the churh

    The First Deacons July 13, 1997 Coy Wylie The Role of Deacons The First Deacons Acts 6:1-7. 1. In a few weeks our church will select, ordain and install some men in our deacon body. As we shall learn from this passage, deacons are a vital asset to any church. As your pastor, I don’t want you ...read more

  • A Dose Of Reality

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,293 views

    Reality hurts! This message offers a dose of reality to the church in America

    A DOSE OF REALITY Genesis 6:5-6 / 2 Chronicles 7:14 * In the beginning God created all that is (I.E. heavens, earth, plants, animals, sea, and mankind) and said “It is good.” When God declares something to be good, you can take it to the bank, “IT IS GOOD!” The ...read more

  • Make Up Your Mind

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Dec 27, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,504 views

    Christmas is a reminder of the decision we need to make for Christ. Make up your mind is a sermon to get your congregation thinking again about the decisions that have to be made.

    Make up your mind James chapter 1:5-8 This morning I have a Christmas thought, not necessarily a Christmas message. Next Sunday, we will look at the Christmas story. Looking at Matthew 1 and Luke 2. I want to look for a moment at the earthly parents of the Christ child. I want you to ...read more

  • A Praying Church--Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,957 views

    A review of the praying practices of the New Testament Church that make the first Christians a spiritual force to be reckoned with.

    A Praying Church—Part II Various Texts from Acts (Acts 1:12-14) Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Max Lucado, Church of Christ preacher in San Antonio, TX and popular Christian writer has this comment about prayer. “Prayer only makes sense when you ...read more

  • Becoming A Church On Fire Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 1, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,381 views

    Thank you Pastor jerry Shirley for this outline If I was going to literally set the church on fire I wouldn’t announce it on the sign out front But I’m praying the we will be set ‘on fire for God!’

    The town atheist was not a bad man, he just didn’t believe. He was not interested in church. There was only 1 church in the area and it was a cold and dead social club, where no decisions were being made. **One day the church building caught on fire, and the whole town ran toward it to help ...read more

  • Church Conflict Part Deux Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 19, 2008
     | 1,857 views

    Exposition of Acts 15:6-21 regarding the resolution of the conflict over circumcision, Gentiles, and law-keeping

    Text: Acts 15:6-21, Title: Church Conflict Part Deux, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/17/08, AM A. Opening illustration: -66% say their congregation has been in conflict in the past 2 years; 20% called it “significant” or “major.” B. Background to passage: Last time we looked at a good reason to fight and a ...read more

  • Great Personal Offenses

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 7, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,131 views

    In every church in Christendom, we will eventually be confronted with some great personal offenses.

    Prelude, Purpose, Plan In every church in Christendom, we will eventually be confronted with some great personal offenses. How can we better deal with major conflict? Is conflict resolution always possible or even realistic? What can we do when our grievances are ignored? Why is conflict a part ...read more

  • The Importance Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 36 ratings
     | 28,981 views

    This is a Purpose Driven Sermon on the Importance of The Church. The third sermon in a series.

    God’s Committed Community: The Importance of The Church Two weeks ago we looked at the Nature of The Church and we found that the Bible calls The Church: 1. A FELLOWSHIP. 2. A FAMILY. 3. A BODY. 4. A FLOCK. Each one of these terms has special implications on how we are to treat ...read more

  • Church On Fire Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 419 ratings
     | 113,413 views

    A church that’s on fire for God is not only endued w/ power, but equal in position, and evangelistic in priority!

    Church on Fire Acts 4:31-33 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ChurchOnFire.html Don’t worry—if the church were truly on fire we wouldn’t announce it in the bulletin or by way of a sermon. But I’m proud to announce that this church is officially ‘on fire for God!’ Village atheist was not a ...read more

  • Still In The Beginning!

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,050 views

    For us to continue in the love God has shown us we must pass that love on to others. In Acts 6 we see love being passed on even before there were Elders in the church. In Acts 6 we see the church moving on a road map God had laid out for the new group o

    Still in the Beginning! Back in Dec. I started a series of messages about being in a new beginning, and we still are. We have fallen short of goals we set but not in the spirit of which we set them. Weather, sickness, vacations, travel and priorities have slowed us down. Yes even discouragement ...read more

  • Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,577 views

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    Thanksgiving, Psalm 100 Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ November 24, 2002 They say that everybody acts more friendly around thanksgiving. Everyone lightens up a bit. That we don’t mind the long lines at the stores. We are a little more gracious in traffic. We also ...read more

  • The Prayer That Gets God's Attention Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 12, 2006
    based on 64 ratings
     | 57,913 views

    The prayer in Ephesians 3 is the most important prayer we could possibly pray because it focuses on God’s most highly prized objective. Do you know what that is and why it’s so important to us?

    OPEN: A businessman was troubled about an upcoming important deal for his company and so he went to church to pray for God to help him. By chance, he knelt down next to a man who was praying for $100 to pay an urgent debt. When he overheard the poor man’s prayer, the businessman took out his ...read more

  • The Messiah Crowned Priest-King Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 6, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,318 views

    The prophesied return of the Messiah for His royal coronation is here fore-shadowed. The full establishment of the God ruled ones’ blessings will come with the crowning of the Priest-King Messiah which is set forth in this historical event of the crowning

    ZECHARIAH 6: 9-15 THE MESSIAH CROWNED PRIEST-KING The eight visions are over yet God is not finished speaking to His servant. We thus find a beautiful and fitting climax not only to the visions, but to history as man has known it. Immediately following the overthrow of the world’s ...read more