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  • Staying Power Series

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,564 views

    Apostolic Christianity is opportunity driven.

    Do verses 2-3 make sense to you? "But the Jews who spurned God’s message stirred up distrust among the Gentiles against Paul and Barnabas, saying all sorts of evil things about them..." At which point--based on prior patterns in the book of Acts, you’d expect Luke to say, "So they were ...read more

  • Looking To Our Blessed Hope

    Contributed by A Armtrong on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,580 views

    Looking to our blessed hope gives the Christian strength to endure to the end.

    9-30- ‘01 Looking To Our Blessed Hope A. Armstrong Today, we will be looking at Romans 8:16-25 16-17 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, ...read more

  • Help!

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 172 ratings
     | 3,823 views

    This sermon was preached concerning the direction of our church. It is a plea for workers to get busy for the Lord.

    Sunday Evening November 11, 2001 Bel Aire Baptist Church HELP! Matthew 9:35-38 Introduction: 1. 10 months ago, the Personnel Committee, and I came to the church and said that it was time to bring on a full-time Youth Minister/Associate Pastor. I also remember saying a couple of times ...read more

  • A Home For Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,836 views

    Part of sermon series regarding our purpose statement; this one about the church as a fellowship.

    “…A Home for Fellowship…” Various Scriptures (August 5, 2001) Introduction Several years ago studies were conducted among former American prisoners of war to determine what methods used by the enemy had been most effective in breaking their spirit. The findings revealed that they did ...read more

  • Keep Sight Of The Vision

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
    based on 92 ratings
     | 7,399 views

    A message concerning the importance of vision.

    Keep Sight of the Vision Acts 9 (July 8, 2001) Introduction What’s the difference between “sight” and “vision?” Last week we looked at the incident of Jesus healing the man born blind. Jesus restored the man’s sight, and used the occasion to show the Pharisees that they were blind ...read more

  • What Really Happened At Pentecost

    Contributed by Frank Walker on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,698 views

    God empowered the church greatly on the day of Pentecost.

    What Really Happened At Pentecost? (Acts 2:1-4) I. The Power Of God Was Released A. A Sure Agreement (v. 1) 1. Notice that God has to first have something worth working with. 2. God will not work with a group of back-biting, self-centered, arguing, ill-tempered Christians. 3. Learn to ...read more

  • A Church Full Of Blessings

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 934 views

    Paul promises the Ephesians blessings that churches today can claim!

    A CHURCH FULL OF BLESSINGS EPHESIANS 1:1-2 INTRODUCTION… Beginnings of letters READ EPHESIANS 1:1-2 I. THE WRITER SPEAKS WITH AUTHORITY ILLUSTRATION… Claire Schenot Burkat, "Five Myths of the Perfect Pastor" His sermons were over their heads. His opinionated views alienated his ...read more

  • Church Growth

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 8, 2001
    based on 97 ratings
     | 5,619 views

    More ideas as to what will help the church grow.

    CHURCH GROWTH Matthew 28:18-20 INTRO.- ILL.- A Baptist preacher had the habit of going down to the train station every single day to watch the Sunset Limited go by. There was no chore he wouldn’t interrupt to carry out this daily ritual. Members of his church thought he was a bit nuts and ...read more

  • Attidudes Toward Church Leaders

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 11, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,514 views

    What should our attitudes be toward church leaders?

    INTRODUCTION We have spent considerable time looking at the position on elder in the local church. Such a study can be a tedious one at best. It subject matter is important because it is easy to be critical of people who are “in charge” of things. I hope that through the message, you have ...read more

  • 911: Christians Answering The Call

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 6,880 views

    The terrorist attack on America is a 911 call to the Church

    911: Christians Answering the Call Ballard Assembly Pastor Bob Briggs September 16, 2001 This week America as we have known her took a dramatic and tragedy change of course as terrorists attacked the financial, military and governmental nerve centers of our great nation. Secretary ...read more

  • "You Are The Church" Series

    Contributed by Blake Carroll on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 70 ratings
     | 3,344 views

    We as saved individuals make up the body of Christ.

    Title: “You Are The Church” Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:9-13 Introduction: A lovely building is not a church. All the beams, joists, decking, pews, seats, pulpit furniture, carpet, fixtures, woodwork, organ, piano, speaker system, chalkboards, easels, and podiums do not ...read more

  • What Is Right In Our Church?

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 232 ratings
     | 5,147 views

    We constantly hear what is wrong with our churches all of the time, but what is right in our churches?

    Sunday Evening August 12, 2001 Bel Aire Baptist Church WHAT IS RIGHT IN OUR CHURCH? Ephesians 5:25-27 Introduction: I have had several comments lately that I have been whipping on the church pretty hard. I have been told that everything being said in the sermons are negative and are ...read more

  • Did You Forget Something?

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 29, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 8,577 views

    Sometimes our churches need to be reminded of our purpose.

    DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING? PSALM 103:2 Introduction: 1. Just like many other people, I seem to always forget to do things, or I forget where I put something. a. An excellent example of this is the fact that I lose my Bible almost every week and forget where I sat it ...read more

  • No Bread In The House Of Bread

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 2,432 views

    This sermon outline is inspired and taken from the book "The God Chaser’s". It was not my original idea. I pray that God will bless you as much as He blessed me from reading this book.

    No Bread in the House of Bread Ruth 1:1-6 Introduction: What is the matter with the “Church” in America today? I have said it before and I will say it again today. We have our church services too programmed. We come in, pick up our bulletins and then put our brains on automatic pilot. The ...read more

  • Food, Folks, And Fun

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 25, 2001
    based on 184 ratings
     | 3,110 views

    What causes people to want to come to one church over another and what are they wanting in their church?

    Sunday Morning May 27, 2001 Pastor Shawn Drake Bel Aire Baptist Church, Hobbs, NM FOOD, FOLKS, AND FUN Ecclesiastes 3:1, 9-14 Introduction: Most of you probably know that before I became the pastor of this church, I was a manager and supervisor for McDonald’s. Although our slogan changed ...read more