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  • "What Holds Us Together – The Nature Of Our Faith” Series

    Contributed by Donovan Myers on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    We are called to hold on to what we believe

    A young man was making poor grades in school, particularly in math. His parents tried various things, none of which seemed to produce the desired improvement. Finally, they decided to enroll him in a private Christian school. At the end of the first grading period, the young man came home and more

  • Entertainment In The Church

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Jun 24, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    The body of Christ loves to be entertained. If it doesn’t have a beat or doesn’t arouse our flesh, most of us don’t like it. We call it boring. Teenagers don’t know what to do with themselves when they go to church because they think it’s boring most of t

    By: Donna Kazenske I went to a church service at a particular church a short time ago and was totally amazed at what I heard and saw. I have been to many church services throughout the years that were very similar to this one, but for some reason God opened up my spiritual eyes to see in a way more

  • Going From Good To Great

    Contributed by Robert Bravo on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    There are many churches who are doing very well. But God calls us to go beyong just good. He wants us to be great.

    Going from Good to Great Revelation 3:1-6 (NIV) 1 "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and more

  • What A Healthy Church Looks Like

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    What we believe will have a strong effect on our behavior.

    1. What we believe will have a strong effect on our behavior. 2. Our creeds will determine our conduct. • That’s why criminals break in and steal things… they don’t think they will get caught so they go for it anyway. • That’s why sin seems so attractive to folks, because they don’t believe it more

  • What Does A Spiritual Church Look Like?

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    People have many ideas about what makes a church "spiritual," and not too many of them are biblical. In today’s sermon we will find that a spiritual church is characterized by its devotion to Jesus Christ.

    What Does A Spiritual Church Look Like? Acts 2:41-47 Introduction Illustration: The Tater Family Some families make church their home. Others find other uses for the church. Take the notorious Tater family, for example. Perhaps you’ve met some of them. · The chief of the clan is old Dick more

  • Be A Good Church Member - Part 1

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Deals with us being what we should be as a member of His church.

    Our subject this morning is really going to be in the form of a challenge – I challenge you to “Be a Good Church Member.” There are many texts that I could use to preach this sermon, but I have chosen the last words of Peter in 2 Peter 3:18 for they form the challenge to each of us this more

  • Be A Good Church Member - Part 2

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Nov 9, 2007

    Deals with us being what we should be as a member of His church.

    Tonight we will continue our look at the challenge I lay before you as members of FBC Runnelstown to “Be a Good Church Member.” You can look around tonight and see how many are willing to take this challenge from the morning service and how many aren’t. It is sad when other priorities come BEFORE more

  • Who Is Tending The Lamp

    Contributed by Clint Shrum on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Eli nor his sons watched after the lamp in the temple that provided a light and it went out. This is a brief outline of what happens when the light of the local church goes out

    WHO IS TENDING THE LAMP? I Samuel 2:12, 22 & I Samuel 3: 3 Intro: In the reading of the text we see a few things. First, we have read about Eli’s sons Hophni and Phineas and how wicked they were. In The final verse of scripture we read how the lamp of God has gone out in the temple. I want more

  • Growing Smaller Series

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon 3 in 5 part series for start of 2008. A topical sermon on the importance of small group Bible studies.

    Intro: Anyone know what this is? Show body ball. Explain use of it, full body workout with attention on core. Why is core so important? • Strengthens your back • Balance • Posture Basically, when your core grows smaller…you can grow stronger. As a local church, a body of born again more

  • Be Distinctive Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    As the Church we are to be distinctive from those around us

    There is the old saying “When in Rome.” The idea of course is that if you are a particular area or with a group of people you act like they do. If you are with a sophisticated people you act sophisticated. If you are Red Necks you act like a Red Neck. If you are among Pagans then act like one. more

  • Keep Pure Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Feb 18, 2008

    As the Church we should always strive to be a strong imitation of God.

    In Senior High you really imitate each other. What becomes trendy for one eventually becomes trendy for everyone else? When I was in H.S. the thing to do was to role up your jeans at the bottom, there was even a certain fold you had to follow, and everybody did it. Everybody’s hair was feathered in more

  • Get Smart Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The Challanges that lay ahead for the believer who wants to reform his mind.

    Get Smart Ephesians 5:13-20 Great Expectations Matthew Sullivan Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” We have been looking at the expectations that the Lord has for us as individuals and as a Church. We have learned we need to Grow more

  • Stay Alert Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    WE need to be constantly alert to what Satan will do.

    Stay Alert Ephesians 6:10 – 18 Great Expectation Matthew Sullivan It is said that most Christians in 2007 would almost see these verses as null and void. The most popular of preachers today tell us that becoming a Christian leads to all things positive and peace on earth. Many teach that more

  • From Visitor To Guest

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 24, 2008

    God is concerned about the treatment of people. He wanted them to feel welcome. Our churches today need to view visitors differently, sharing with them the same concern God has. This message looks at some easy things we can do to chage our perception o

    From Visitor To Guest Romans 15:7 Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Lev 19:33 - Lev 19:34 (TMSG) “When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him more

  • Enduring Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Nov 30, 2007

    Jesus tells Peter that the nature of the Church is one that will endure it. No matter the opposition—it will remain.

    THE CHURCH JESUS BUILDS Part 3-Enduring Sunday, March 4, 2007 Pastor Brian Matherlee Introduction Matthew 16:18-19, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; more