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  • Growing Pains

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,481 views

    The church under persecution

    Growing Pains Acts 5:12-25 Jeff Hughes – April 6, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. The church at Jerusalem was going through many changes. Thousands of people had accepted Jesus as their Savior and become a part of the fellowship. These people were one big community of ...read more

  • Building Ponderosa

    Contributed by Harold Rose on Feb 13, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    The building of the Temple was a high water mark in the spiritual development of God’s people.

    BUILDING PONDEROSA – 1 Kings 6:11 “Then the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying: Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgements, keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you which I spoke to your father ...read more

  • What Has Jerusalem To Do With Antioch Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,216 views

    We must take hold of THE GRANDNESS OF GENTILE SALVATION The Great Commission, in biblio-theological development, is the predictable Messianic restatement of multitudes of Old Testament commissions and promises and prayers for all the nations to be made

    INTRODUCTION "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What has the Academy to do with the Church? What have heretics to do with Christians? Our instruction comes from the porch of Solomon, who had himself taught that the Lord should be sought in simplicity of heart. Away with all attempts to produce ...read more

  • The Church - More Than A Building

    Contributed by Troy Harkey on Apr 16, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,046 views

    THE CHURCH IS MORE THAN JUST A BUILDING.

    CHURCH – MORE THAN A BUILDING When we began this series of messages about the church, we used this verse as a springboard. (Eph 5:25 NKJV) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, The church is the most important thing on earth. The ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit's Community Series

    Contributed by Gregg Strawbridge on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 957 views

    In leading to this first community produced by Jesus through the Spirit, we have seen that Pentecost is likened to the Shekinah glory: As the glory of the Holy Spirit filled the earthly tabernacle, and then the Jerusalem temple, the church born at Penteco

    INTRODUCTION The great church historian, Phillp Schaff, whose library is here in Lancaster said: "As to the numerical strength of Christianity at the close of the first century, we have no information whatever. Statistical reports were unknown in those days. The estimate of half a million among ...read more

  • Missional

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,606 views

    What it means to be "mission" driven for the Kingdom

    Missional April 14, 2002 Matthew 28:16-20 "Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to ...read more

  • How Long O Lord

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,163 views

    A challenge to the church in stagnation and/or decline.

    "How Long O Lord" August 25, 2002 Isaiah 6: 8-11 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." And he said, "Go, and say to this people: ‘Hear and hear, but do not understand; see and see, but do not ...read more

  • Vision, Faith & Courage - Making Change In The Church Series

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 88 ratings
     | 19,658 views

    It’s been said that the only person that likes change is a wet baby. This can be especially true in the church. This sermon explores the attitudes needed to successfully navigate through change.

    March 16 – Standing on the East Side Numbers 32:1-6, 19 One of my favorite movie lines comes from the classic "Cool Hand Luke" in which the Captain says "What we have here, is a failure to communicate." Well, as we being I want to share with you an illustration on the need to ...read more

  • Rediscovering God's Blessings

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Feb 15, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,764 views

    God wants to bless us. This message gives insight on finding His blessing. Isaac found his father’s wells. We could find some wells from our Father also.

    A man and his wife were walking in a crowd. The husband delighted his wife by taking her had. She asked, “You don’t want to lose me?” He replied, “I don’t want to have to look for you.” Hodgin, Michael. 1001 Humorous Illustrations # 824 P.312. Isn’t that the way we are? We don’t want to have ...read more

  • Follow The Leader! Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Feb 15, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 7,916 views

    A WORD TO THE CHURCH - Haggai (Part 5) God has an ordained leader that He has chosen. Will you follow the leader? (This message is not recomended for those who are not committed to servant leadership.)

    Have you noticed a difference in the salute given by our military men and women as President Bush walks by? Most folks would not notice anything, but those who have served in the military see it right away. Next time just watch for this: as President Bush leaves his helicopter or Air Force One, ...read more

  • Living In The Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 28, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,060 views

    This is the 4th sermon in the series "Hope In The Darkness".

    Series: Hope In The Darkness [#4] LIVING IN THE CHURCH 1 Peter 2:4-10 Introduction: 1. I love how the Holy Spirit builds this book of the Bible. We are told to live in hope because of our salvation. We have been born again and therefore it should cause us to live in holiness. The only way ...read more

  • Proclamation Of God Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 20, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,734 views

    In 2 Chronicles it states, "if my people who are called by my name". God’s name gives us the basis and strength for revival.

    PROCLAMATION OF GOD Exodus 34:5-7 INTRO: Dr. J. Elder Cumming contended that “in almost every case the beginning of new blessing is a new revelation of the character of God—more beautiful, more wonderful, more precious.” - J. O. Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Moody, p. 14 Today I ...read more

  • Provisions Of God Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 20, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,204 views

    In 2 Chronicles 7:14 it says, "if my people". Moses shares with us who we are in the presence of God. We need revival in our hearts and lives that will conform us to the identity of Christ.

    PROVISIONS OF GOD Ex. 34:8-10 INTRO: Famous Violinist Setting out from Hamburg, Germany, one day to give a concert in London, violinist Fritz Kreisler had an hour before his boat sailed. He wandered into a music shop, where the proprietor asked if he might look at the violin Kreisler was ...read more

  • Purification Of The People Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 20, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,857 views

    In 2 Chronicles 7:14 it says, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves". If we are going to have revival there needs to be a humbling of the people of God.

    PURIFICATION OF THE PEOPLE Exodus 34:11-14 2 Chron. 7:14 INTRO: Stubbornness In the summer of 1986, two ships collided in the Black Sea off the coast of Russia. Hundreds of passengers died as they were hurled into the icy waters below. News of the disaster was further darkened when an ...read more

  • "So, What Now?"

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 28, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,104 views

    After the ascension and before Pentecost, the disciples seemed to have the attitude "so, what do we do now?"

    Title: "So, What Now?" Text: Acts 1:12-26 Introduction In the days following the Ascension and prior to the coming of the Holy Spirit, the disciples seemed to have the attitude, "So, what do we do now?" QUOTE: William P Barker wrote, "If the last mighty act of God had been ...read more