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  • Adullam's Cave

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 20,399 views

    The cave of Adullam, where David gathered men to himself to form an army, is a picture of the church.

    READ: 1 Samuel 22:1-2 [Describe scene: David on the run – the cave – the ragtag band of men day by day joining him.] 1. Adullam’s Cave is a Picture of the Church The name Adullam likely comes from a Hebrew word that means “refuge”. And this place for David and the men who came to him ...read more

  • No More Manna

    Contributed by Keith Edwards on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 10,800 views

    Change may be difficult, but it is better than manna for another forty years.

    No More Manna Joshua 3-6 History The Israelites have now spent the last forty years wandering and wondering because they were afraid. They did not believe that they could live in a world that had giants, danger - so they chose to stay in the desert. For forty years they ate the “heavenly food” ...read more

  • Prayer Cover

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,316 views

    one of a series on Acts

    Prayer Cover Out of this Present Darkness/Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peritti - are both powerful stories. They illustrate several important reality for Christians today. We are not in a battle with flesh and blood. We are in a battle with spiritual forces. Eph 6 makes it clear - we are ...read more

  • Commitment Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,174 views

    one of a series on Acts

    Does anything make a difference? Does voting in a democracy? Sometimes you wonder. Have you heard the "Will anybody listen" ad on radio? Nothing seems to ever change. Well the Church of Jesus Christ has the power of to change the world! It was the force behind the beginning of the new ...read more

  • Word Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,202 views

    one of a series on Acts

    I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. Some of them are real dandies. I was calling on a family with a dog that was wheezing in the corner. I ignored it for a while and then said, "If that was my dog I’d have it put to sleep". Somehow the family, who loved that old dog, didn’t see things the ...read more

  • Form Vs. Function

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,035 views

    One of a series on the church from the book of Acts.

    Do you remember the decisions you made when you left High School. There was the decision that led you to college or to the military. Or perhaps it was a decision that led you a factory job or to trade school. One little decision that probably shaped the rest of your life. Any architect ...read more

  • Relationships Within The Church Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 30, 2002
    based on 177 ratings
     | 24,187 views

    How should believers relate to one another within the chruch? Relational answers are found in C.H.U.R.C.H.

    Imagine that we are putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle. In turn we each put pieces into place; slowly the beauty of the picture begins to take shape. As we continue putting the puzzle together we talk about what it would be like to be a part of the scene before us. As the final pieces are ...read more

  • The Main Thing Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 16,972 views

    Asserting the mission of a new church

    The Main Thing Scripture Reading: Luke 4:14-21 It was early on the morning of the sabbath. Bearded men in long robes passed behind and between rows of pillars as they took their seats in the room, which was lit by a clutter of low-hanging lamps. In the center of the room was ...read more

  • The Church God Uses Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 331 ratings
     | 22,588 views

    Five characteristics of the kind of church God uses.

    When your average unchurched person decides to go to church, that person is met with a bewildering array of different choices. There are so many different kinds of churches in our culture today, it can be very confusing trying to sort through them all. Churches come in different sizes. The ...read more

  • Striving For Church Health – Healthy Employed Saints Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,531 views

    Over a month ago, we began to talk about Striving For Church Health. If SCC is going to be a healthy church, the senior saints must lead the way in example and conduct and we, the congregation, must know how to react and respond to their lives and walk am

    INTRODUCTION Review: Over a month ago, we began to talk about Striving For Church Health. If SCC is going to be a healthy church, the senior saints must lead the way in example and conduct and we, the congregation, must know how to react and respond to their lives and walk among us. Young women ...read more

  • The Church: God's Imperfect People

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 3, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,248 views

    Like conflict in the family, conflict in God’s family, the Church, is resolved through trust, respect, and cooperation.

    As a child, what was your favorite story? Was it Little Red Riding Hood? Or Snow White? Or Peter Pan? As I prepared for this morning, I thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Now Goldilocks and the Three Bears was not my favorite childhood story but I thought about all that Goldilocks went ...read more

  • Revival

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 274 ratings
     | 62,690 views

    The first of a multi-part series based on Rick Atchley’s series Revive Us Again.

    REVIVE US AGAIN II Chronicles 7:11-14 INTRODUCTION: I love that song "Revive Us Again" Sometimes we ought to start that in the middle of one of my sermons when some of us get kinda drowsy. Speaking of drowsy, there is a story I want to share with you. One particular Sunday a preacher was ...read more

  • Revival - Pray And Seek His Face

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 514 ratings
     | 133,744 views

    The third lesson in a multi-part series inspired by Rick Atchley’s series Revive Us Again.

    PRAY AND SEEK HIS FACE II Chronicles 7:14 INTRODUCTION: In 1857 there was a 46 year old man named Jeremiah Lamphere who lived in New York City. Jeremiah loved the Lord tremendously, but he didn’t feel that he could do much for the Lord until he began to feel a burden for the lost and accepted ...read more

  • Revival - Turn From Wicked Ways

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 90 ratings
     | 15,725 views

    The Fourth in a multi-part series inspired by Rick Atchley’s series Revive Us Again.

    TURN FROM YOUR WICKED WAYS II Chronicles 7:14 INTRODUCTION: There was a fellow named Louie who was deep in debt, and was thinking of ending it all. When he confided in his neighbor, his neighbor said, "That’s ridiculous! I can give you a pill that will put you in a state of suspended ...read more

  • Ten Tips For Planting And Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 8,588 views

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Paul’s principles and practices of planting and growing new fellowships

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Illustration:We can thank God for the great work He is doing through the church planting movement of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist convention. Recently, it was reported that 1,751 churches were started in North ...read more