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  • Christ Can Be Exalted In You Series

    Contributed by Dan Stires on May 7, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Paul explains the power of prayer and his hopeful deliverance. Understanding what can happen if the church gets back to the power of what prayer can do.

    Christ Can Be Exalted In You and His Church! Philippians 1:18-21 Intro: Herbert Jackson, A new missionary was assigned a car that would not start without a push or what we would call a jump-start. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got more

  • You Gotta Have The "Want-To"

    Contributed by Scott Carroll on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating


    CHURCH ATTENDANCE YOU GOTTA HAVE THE “WANT TO” And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers" (Acts 2:42). "I want to be a worker for the Lord, I want to love and trust His holy word; I want to sing and pray, and be busy every day more

  • The Bitter Root Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 66 ratings

    Churches should be a place filled with gentle and loving people who wouldn’t be a place of anger and conflict. But too often, churches are known as places of conflict and pain. How should a Christian leader deal with this issue?

    OPEN: In Winchester, Ohio there’s a church called the Bethlehem Church of Christ. It’s been in existence for over 150 years, and over the years different events have been recorded in their “history” book. One of their recent ministers was reading back over the different entries in this book when he more

  • When To Cause Trouble In The Church Series

    Contributed by James Mccullen on May 23, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Should a person ever cause trouble in the church? Yes! This sermon tells you when. It is my desire to preach the Bible during the entire sermon. Please note all points and sub-points are tied to the scripture. This sermon is expository in style.

    WHEN TO CAUSE TROUBLE IN THE CHURCH Galatians 2:1-10 (NASB) 1 Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also. {2} And it was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among more

  • Taking Sin Seriously Within The Church

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 15, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    This message deals with the four biggest questions about the lost discipline of church discipline.

    Taking Sin Seriously Within The Church - Answering Four Key Questions: 1. What? “The church must discipline serious sin.” - v. 3. - Many have given into the idea that we are to be completely non-judgmental, but “Judge not” is not all Jesus said on the subject. - Matthew 7:1 vs. more

  • Get In Where You Fit In

    Contributed by Shane Burney on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    Sermon on women’s role in the church.

    “Get In Where You Fit In” 1 Timothy 2:8-14 • Honor & Reverence. *I ask you today that you pray for me and pray with me, as I attempt to deliver the Word of God to you. Today is very difficult for me, considering the present situation of the church. Years ago, when I began preaching, a wise more

  • Dispute And Debate In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 87 ratings

    From this text, we get a few ideas of what to do whenever disputes arise in the church. 1- Legalism always leads to trouble 2- Trouble should be handled by the leaders 3- Leaders must always follow God’s Spirit

    INTRO.- ILL.- A married couple were arguing with one another. The husband said, "Don’t you remember promising to love, honor and obey me?" His wife, "Yes, but what else could I do, I was in church!" ILL.- A wife said, "Dear, could I have some spending money?" Husband, "Money, money, money. more

  • Relying On The Holy Spirit To Fulfill Your Call

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 24 ratings

    God’s plan is always the best plan. If men and women will allow the Holy Spirit to lead them He will bring perfect direction.

    Relying On the Holy Spirit to Fulfill Your Call Text: Acts 20:22-24 22And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the [Holy] Spirit and obligated and compelled by the [convictions of my own] spirit, not knowing what will befall me there- 23Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and more

  • Are We Alive But Dead?

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Mar 30, 2008

    Are we a church that looks alive on the outside, but is really dying inwardly. This sermon will give four steps to ensure that we remain alive.

    Are we Alive but Dead? Pm service March 30th 2008 Revelation 3:1-6 Introduction Have you ever seen or been apart of a church that is dead and dying? A church that was satisfied with itself, with keeping things the way they had always been? A church resting on it laurels and past history, more

  • Tough Love In The Church

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    What is church discipline? When is it appropriate? How long does it last?

    Matthew 18:15-17 1 Corinthians 5:1-11 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Titus 3:10-11 1. Illus. of teenager gone wild • Young man of about 18 went wild. • Would drink, do drugs, come home raging and tear up the place. • Would come to blows with mom and dad. • Finally, parents had to administer “tough more

  • Christian Confrontation: A Prescription For Healing

    Contributed by Scott Rodgers on Apr 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Process, Purpose and Product of Confrontation

    Intro: Christian Confrontation is prescribed by God for the purity of the church. (JOKE) The little boy was afraid of the dentist, so his dad decided to set the example and have his teeth examined, too. The dentist looked inside the father’s mouth & said, "There’s a tooth there that has to be more

  • Some Unconventional Wisdom About Anger Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    37th in a series from Ephesians. The "conventional wisdom" is that this passage deals with our individual anger. But Paul seems to have something else in mind here.

    This week I ran into what was billed as a “Conventional Wisdom IQ Test”. The idea is to see how many of the sayings of conventional wisdom that one can complete. The original test had 20 questions, but for time’s sake let’s see how well we can do on just 10 of them: 1. If it’s not broken.... more

  • Purity Through Accountability Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 13, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Only through holding one another accountable in love can the church remain pure.

    Series: Being the Body REMAINING PURE THROUGH ACCOUNTABILITY Matt 5:13-16 In 2001 the natural gas giant Enron collapsed destroying the lives of thousands of families and investors and even causing calamity upon our national economy. The collapse was due to faulty and fraudulent accounting more

  • When Christians Wage War

    Contributed by Lee Modlin on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon I wrote for my Expository Preaching class. The outline has powerpoint notes. The presentation is available via e-mail if you are interested.

    SLIDE ONE (WHEN CHRISTIANS WAGE WAR) I want you to imagine the following scene as I describe it…if you can, imagine yourself in such a situation at work or at school. SLIDE TWO (MAN ON STEPS) 1-Opening illustration: Description of the board member/minister standing outside of the church more

  • Paul Confronts Peter's Sin Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Paul’s reaction to Peter’s sin is swift and just.

    Galatians 2:14-21 “Paul Confronts Peter’s Sin” 1. Paul’s Reaction (14) Vs. 14 • Peter, being an apostle, had an even greater responsibility to lead others uprightly (straight path) in the truth of the gospel. o Bible says, “To whom much is given much will be more