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  • The Church God Uses Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 331 ratings
     | 22,479 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

  • Prayer Cover

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,275 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
     | 1,143 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
     | 1,188 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
     | 2,958 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

  • Adullam's Cave

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 20,301 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
     | 10,703 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

  • A Vision That Changed The World Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 249 ratings
     | 30,234 views

    How Peter’s vision changed the outreach of the church.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 20 “A Vision that Changed the World” Acts 10:1-33 God had called the people of Israel to a special relationship with Him so that they might be His people, his witnesses, His ...read more

  • Building A Confident Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 163 ratings
     | 10,481 views

    Five essential "bricks" for building a confident Church.

    When this church finally decided to build our new worship center back in 1996 all my pastor friends told me to pack my bags. One of my former seminary teachers suggested that I update my resume. You see, building projects have a reputation for tearing churches apart. And through the years a general ...read more

  • Prophecy Of Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,828 views

    APOSTASY RESULTS FROM THE POWERFUL DEMONIC DECEPTION PROMOTED BY FALSE TEACHERS WHO ARE: - OBLIVIOUS TO MORAL DISTINCTIONS AND - LEGALISTIC IN COMMANDING FALSE ASCETIC PRACTICES

    BIG IDEA: APOSTASY RESULTS FROM THE POWERFUL DEMONIC DECEPTION PROMOTED BY FALSE TEACHERS WHO ARE: - OBLIVIOUS TO MORAL DISTINCTIONS AND - LEGALISTIC IN COMMANDING FALSE ASCETIC PRACTICES I. APOSTASY IS ALL AROUND US AND INCREASING A. Inevitability of Apostasy -- Don’t be Surprised by ...read more

  • What Is Right In Our Church?

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 231 ratings
     | 5,055 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

  • Relationships Within The Church Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 30, 2002
    based on 177 ratings
     | 23,972 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
     | 16,882 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

  • Striving For Church Health - Healthy Senior Men Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 8,061 views

    A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through discipleship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I made a decision several years ago about the kind of church that I wanted to pastor. I did not ask for a small church. I did not ask for a large church. I asked God for a healthy church. A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through ...read more

  • A Full House

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 125 ratings
     | 10,539 views

    God wants HIs house full. It is evident He is not content with half full churches as seen through the parable of the Great Supper.

    A FULL HOUSE LUKE 14:16-24 INTRODUCTION: Jesus was the dinner guest of a ruler of the Pharisees. At the dinner one of the guests hearing Christ speak, expressed a view held by many Jews that only Jews would be invited to the great feast of the Messianic kingdom. They were content to maintain ...read more