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  • What To Do With Your Criticism

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,371 views

    Dealing with Criticism in the life of the church.Fighting the Worship Wars.

    “What To Do With Your Criticisms!” The title of this message could have been, “What you Can Do With Your Criticism” but that has a couple of interpretations. It could also have been entitled, “What You are Doing with Your Criticism.” But we need to recognize that one of the ...read more

  • True Faith Series

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,883 views

    Churches fight over worship. Members leave over worship. But what is true worship, worship that is acceptable to God?

    Introduction I. Worship A. Church talk about it B. Churches fight about it C. Churches sometimes even split over it. II. When it comes to the issue of worship A. I have heard people say, “I go to that church because of their incredible worship.” B. I have heard people say, ...read more

  • United Or Untied?

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on May 19, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,373 views

    Church fights, anger and power-positioning -- the church is so much like the world we hardly have anything to offer as an example of the Christlike life. Here is how to straighten out!

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS sermon ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC A fellowship of faith, family and friendships. ------------------------------------------------------- Russell Brownworth, Pastor 1 Corinthians 1.10, 3.23, Psalms 133 There is a chorus I love; it is a ...read more

  • Why Men Don't Ask For Directions Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,175 views

    Independence and self-will are at the heaert of prayerlessness.

    Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions —Part 1 James 4:1-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO. Our text connects these important themes. I want to set the stage for this study in this message and continue it next week. James is one of the most ...read more

  • Building With Compassion Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Apr 2, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,098 views

    4 of 4 messages on Nehemiah. We are in a building campaign and we want to build with compassion.

    Building the Right Way Building with Compassion Church Fights I’m told that there is a church in Texas that debated over the issue of telling a lie. Some felt that there were some occasions in which a little white lie was acceptable. The others felt that there was never an occasion in which a ...read more

  • How To Kill Your Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 283 ratings
     | 12,763 views

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks" (study of 1 Corinthians). This sermon looks at some of the problems of the church at Corinth and how we must strive to avoid these problems.

    Sunday Morning November 17, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Church On The Rocks” [#1] “HOW TO KILL YOUR CHURCH” 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Introduction: [PLAY “RELEVANCE OF THE CHURCH” VIDEO CLIP]. 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 1. Aren’t you thankful for the church? As Paul was writing ...read more

  • The Faith

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,315 views

    A closer look at false doctrine and the Faith of a Christian.

    The Faith Every man has been given a measure of the Faith,but the Apostle Paul tells us that not all men have faith. This is a look at false doctrine in troubled times. As the United States fights religious zellots ,we in the ...read more

  • Servant Leadership

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 214 ratings
     | 17,623 views

    Intro.: 1. It happened in the Spring of 1981 .......... perhaps you remember it. a. President Reagan had just been shot by John Hinckley. 1) Washington was shocked and stunned. 2) Vice-President George Bush was not immediately available. 3) Even at the White House no one was sure what ...read more

  • Freedom Through Self-Denial

    Contributed by Norayr Hajian on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 7,991 views

    On the one hand, Jesus says "deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me." On the other hand Jesus says "I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." The message explains how is self-denial is a life "to the fullest".

    Today we’re going to look at a topic that is very personal. The scripture is from Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Just hearing these words is difficult. Putting them into practice seems utterly hopeless, unrealistic. ...read more

  • How To Experience Supernatural Christianity Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,267 views

    James tells his readers how to move from "ho-hum" Christianity to supernatural living.

    1. Illus. of phone call • When my friend asked me what I was doing, I replied, “you know- just the same old same old.” • When he asked what that meant, I said, “nothing tragic, nothing tremendous, just the same old same old!” 2. You might say, “pastor, you’ve just described my walk with God. I ...read more

  • Living In A Unified Church

    Contributed by Ely Lambert on Oct 23, 2002
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,134 views

    Even where there are disagreements, unity is a commitment to remain together.

    Living In a Unified Church Ephesians 1:10; 4:1-3; Philippians 2:1-4; Colossians 3:5-15 Preached at the Laurel Church of Christ On October 20, 2002 Introduction: I. Illustration: Kids Playing Church A. Years ago, Leslie Flynn penned a book called, Great Church Fights. B. In it he chronicled ...read more

  • The Declaration Of Independence Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,208 views

    The sermon examines our human tendency to rely on self rather than seek God.

    The Declaration of Dependence (Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions—Part 2) James 4:1-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Review: In our previous study we explored the normal human tendency to be independent and self-reliant. Independence and ...read more

  • A Race For All Generations

    Contributed by Jeremy James on Nov 21, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,646 views

    How to prevent our own extinction in the church: 1.Commitment 2.Relvancy 3.Activity

    Armageddon Intro Last week I watched the movie Armageddon, for about the 1000th time. In the movie Armageddon the world is faced with an impending disaster. In fact an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to hit the planet earth and wipe out everything on the planet. As our heroes are about to ...read more

  • Prayer Is The Only Answer

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,020 views

    If we are not praying right we can’t expect much from God.

    PRAYER IS THE ONLY ANSWER EX 32:7-10, DT 9:7-11, 17-19 In DT 9 Moses is recounting how God has brought them to where they are. More than once he refers to them as a rebellious people. It was because Moses was a man of prayer that these people were still alive. I want us to recall what ...read more

  • "Jesus' Prayer For You”

    Contributed by Byrene Haney on Dec 11, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 9,404 views

    Jesus before he left gave believers this incredible prayer.

    CHRIST’S prayer was for a special people. He declared that he did not offer an universal intercession. "I pray for them," said he. "My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you." (v. 9) In reading this beautiful prayer through, one big question comes ...read more