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  • Prophecy Of Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,593 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

  • Being Positive In Days Of Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 153 ratings
     | 11,674 views

    Christians can be positive because God has an intense interest in us; He has given us a new birth; He has a purpose for our trials; and He has allowed us to live in a special time.

    Are the days we live in any more difficult than the days of the past? Maybe not. Of course, the level of comfort has significantly increased due to the many advances in technology. But have these improvements in technology actually helped society. The truth is, people still face the same problems ...read more

  • What Is Right In Our Church?

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 231 ratings
     | 4,869 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

  • The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 27,497 views

    If we were going to compose a mission statement for our congregation, what do you suppose it should say? What is our mission?

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX If we were going to compose a mission statement for Central Christian Church, what do you suppose it should say? What is our mission? Well, let me suggest that the mission of the church is very ...read more

  • Worshiping With Awe & Joy

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 237 ratings
     | 14,053 views

    We’re not the audience. God is the audience, & God is watching us as we worship Him. So ask yourself, "Am I glorifying God as I worship here today?” (Powerpoints Available - #284)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #284.) TEXT: Psalm 95:6-8; Isaiah 6:1-5 As we begin this morning, I would like for you to ...read more

  • What Makes A Dynamic Church?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 15, 2001
    based on 386 ratings
     | 33,773 views

    I’m convinced that when the 6 characteristics of the early church are put into practice, & are evident in our lives, then God will use us to build a great church that brings glory & honor to Him. (Powerpoints Available - #206)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (PowerPoints used with this sermon are available at no charge. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #206.) A. I’m sure that most of us here this morning would agree that the greatest single event in ...read more

  • Pentecost - With Great Power!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 14, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 9,719 views

    As a group, they weren't very impressive – just Galilean fishermen, a zealot, & a tax collector. Yet, they turned the world upside down. With little of what we have today, they spread the Gospel all over their world! (Powerpoint Available - #291)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com & request #291.) TEXT: Acts 1:8 - 4:33 A. I’m sure most of us here this morning would agree that the greatest ...read more

  • Relationships Within The Church Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 177 ratings
     | 22,930 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 7, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 16,541 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
     | 7,787 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

  • The Comatose Congregation Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 15,443 views

    Sardis was a church that had a reputation for being alive - but Jesus saw it as dead. How can we avoid falling into the same patterns that threatened Sardis?

    OPEN: I once heard about a church that was so dead, that when a member happened to die during the worship service – the paramedics actually carried out 5 people before they finally got the right one. APPLY: Have you ever seen a dead church? (I asked for a show of hands). What does a dead ...read more

  • A Full House

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 4, 2002
    based on 125 ratings
     | 10,186 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

  • Things That Cannot Be Shaken

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 259 ratings
     | 19,532 views

    A message looking at 4 unshakable things in shaky days.

    THINGS THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN Hebrews 12:18-29 INTRODUCTION We live in a world where everything changes – don’t we? Just ponder in your minds recent world events! I’m reminded of this story: Mrs goes to the police station along with Samantha her neighbour to report her husband as missing. ...read more

  • Anchor Points For Church Growth

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 157 ratings
     | 5,666 views

    In light of a desire for church growth many abandon the anchoring points that bring God’s blessing.

    ANCHOR POINTS FOR CHURCH GROWTH ACTS 2:41-47 Introduction: If we desire church growth, it would be good for us to look at the pattern set by the early church in Jerusalem following the Day of Pentecost. The church experienced phenomenal growth and had the power of God flowing through ...read more

  • Christianity Works!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 229 ratings
     | 8,944 views

    We want things that benefit our life. So one of the questions that we often find ourselves asking is, "Does it work? Does it really work?" (*Powerpoint available - #282)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED - 2016) (PowerPoint slides used in this sermon are available at no charge. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com with your request - #282.) TEXT: 2 Timothy 4:16-18 ILL. Ethel & I ...read more