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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
     | 4,933 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
     | 4,869 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

  • God's Blueprint For Ministry Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Aug 21, 2019
     | 2,159 views

    I received an anonymous note in the offering. The note questioned the vision and mission of the church. This sermon answers questions raised in the note as well as looking at God's design for the church.

    God’s Blueprint for Ministry Slide I received an anonymous note in offering. It read: Let's serve our community, not just do a food pantry. Make good decisions by voting and including members. Losing people lately, it's noticeable. The Family Fun Fest will not gain new people, it ...read more

  • An Act Of Obedience Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 20, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,546 views

    Baptism is an act of obedience to Jesus who said to go into all the world and baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It was an act of obedience on Philip's part to baptize the Ethiopian and act of obedience on his part to be baptized.

    Some of the best things in life can be so bad. It is somewhat shocking, but Lewis B. Smedes in his book Caring and Commitment points out that even commitment can be a bad thing. The purpose of the book is to get Christians more committed, but he points out the negative side of this very ...read more

  • Becoming A Church On Fire Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 1, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,369 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

  • Make Up Your Mind

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Dec 27, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,962 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 Dose Of Reality

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,489 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

  • Church Conflict Part Deux Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 19, 2008
     | 2,452 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

  • The Role Of Deacons

    Contributed by Bishop Robert Mckenzie on Jul 29, 2005
    based on 97 ratings
     | 13,422 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 Praying Church--Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,638 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

  • Great Personal Offenses

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 7, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,703 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 of ...read more

  • The Importance Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 36 ratings
     | 34,124 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

  • Still In The Beginning!

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,549 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
     | 17,579 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

  • Church On Fire Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 420 ratings
     | 118,888 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