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  • 5 Benefits Of The Bethany Church Family

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 19, 2002
    based on 79 ratings

    If somebody asked you, “Why are you a part of the church family? Why do you participate in church services?” what would you say? What would you tell them?

    Last week I told you that on a typical Sunday morning, all over America, more than 100 million Americans will go to church. But most of those people have never clarified, Why? They’ve never figured out, Why do I do this? Some people go to church out of guilt. Some people go out of pressure. more

  • "How To Make My Church A House Of Bread” (Sourdough Spirituality)

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 31, 2002
    based on 80 ratings

    A Communion message with Discussion on how to build a strong church family so that the church might be the body and blood of Christ for the world.

    [This sermon ws inspired by Lonard Sweet’s "Sourdough Spirituality" and Rick Warren’s article on building a stronger church] (Have bread baking in church kitchen before service as people are entering building sot hey can smell the aroma of fresh baked bread.) Bring a sourdough starter into more

  • Child Dedication Service

    Contributed by Ray Scott on May 7, 2003
    based on 335 ratings

    This is a Child Dedication Service, after a Mother’s Day message.

    CHILD DEDICATION SERVICE HAVE PARENTS/CHILDREN COME FORWARD God sees children as important … so do these parents. Ps. 127:3 says: “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Some gifts have some strings attached … some do not. In this case, God’s more

  • I Want To Test Your Sincerity

    Contributed by Paul Workentine on Sep 27, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    What principles does the Lord give us for determining our offerings?

    Text: 2 Corinthians 8:8-12 9/22/02 8 I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his more

  • What Makes A Strong Church

    Contributed by Dr. Melvin Poe on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 76 ratings

    What do measure to determine whether a church is a stong church or not. There are (3) three things that the Bible uses to determine a Strong Church.

    Introduction: What determines a strong Church? Is it: 1.) The number of programs or ministries? 2.) How smooth it operates with its committees? 3.) The financial stability that it may have? **Most churches have these, but that does not make a strong church. **Let’s see if you belong to a more

  • #1perspective: Creative Use Of Conflict Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 81 ratings

    We study prespectives and how our views can predetermind problems,there is creative use of conflicts.

    #1 Perspective: CREATIVE USE OF CONFLICT. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. TEXT: Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that LOVE God, to them who are called according to HIS PURPOSE. Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? IF GOD BE more

  • We Are Family

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 154 ratings

    We are the family of God. But what exactly does or should that look like?

    “We Are Family” Acts 2:42-47 How many of you remember the song “We are Family”? The question is what does a real model family look like? Today’s society, dysfunctional families are the norm, not the exception.  There are families with absent parents, single parents, more

  • What Will We Be In 2003? Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    At the outset of a new year it is helpful to be reminded of who we are as God’s church and what we are to be about doing. This introduction to the book of Ephesians provides just such a reminder!

     What Will We Be in 2003? Ps. 90:12; intro to Ephesians Focus: At the beginning of a new year, we must be reminded of our purpose as a church to not become distracted- much of what Paul does to encourage the church in Ephesians. Function: To encourage the Washington St. church as Paul more

  • Behold How They Love One Another

    Contributed by Larry Wise on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 367 ratings

    A message on how we should treat other christians.

    Behold How They Love One Another I Peter 4:7-11 When we realize the true character of some unsaved people, or the values they have, or the way they treat other people, why do we as Christians put up with them? Well... We treat them nice because we want them to like us. We treat them nice more

  • Standing In The Gap

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 313 ratings

    What is Intercessory Prayer, and why is it necessary for our church, our community and our nation?

    This morning we want to prepare for the coming New Year with the most important topic a Christian church can entertain – the ministry of Intercessory Prayer. What I want to place before you this morning is based upon Scripture and has formed the most firm belief inside me that the most more

  • Victory Or Defeat

    Contributed by Ronnie Thrower on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 167 ratings

    We should remember that God expects us to win and be victorious.

    Victory or Defeat Judges 1:1-7 INTRODUCTION Imagine for a moment that you are invited to a royal banquet by a king named Adonibezek. 1) Almost any food you could hope for on the table. 2) Over to one side you notice a strange more

  • Doing What God Wants Me To Do And Why I Should Even Care Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 31, 2002
    based on 58 ratings

    Understanding the will of God.

    "Don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do." Ephesians 5:17 NLT Sadly, a lot of Christ followers live their lives without following this biblical advice. Often, we don’t want to go to the trouble of finding out what God wants us to do. Or, if we already more

  • Worship Is What We Need

    Contributed by Timothy Jones on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 107 ratings

    Worship is about connecting with Jesus

    WORSHIP IS WHAT WE WANT-Pastor Tim Jones John 4:21-24 REAL :In Jamaica last year, the Queen of England came to MoBay. I heard that she was riding in a SUV-very high off the ground-IT was difficult to get out of the vehicle-Most of the people in the entourage didn’t know what to do-should they more

  • "A Work In Progress…”

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 119 ratings

    # 3 "The Six Pillars of A Powerful Church" - 1 Peter 2:1-3 / Ephesians 4:13-16 (Pillar 3 - The Pillar of DISCIPLESHIP)

    The Six Pillars of A Powerful Church - “A Work in Progress…” 1 Peter 2:1-3 / Ephesians 4:13-16 (Pillar 3 - The Pillar of DISCIPLESHIP) We continue looking at the six pillars that make a church powerful and effective, and today we look at the Pillar of being a church of disciples who are more

  • Jesus' Prescription For A Worry-Free Life Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 333 ratings

    Jesus provides prescriptions for worry.

    JESUS’ PRESCRIPTION FOR A WORRY-FREE LIFE Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus forbids worry. Three times he commands his followers to not worry. For those who are already living in worry, he commands, “Stop the worrying.” For those who are about to start worry, he declares, “Don’t make more