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  • Revival - Pray And Seek His Face

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 514 ratings
     | 133,772 views

    The third lesson in a multi-part series inspired by Rick Atchley’s series Revive Us Again.

    PRAY AND SEEK HIS FACE II Chronicles 7:14 INTRODUCTION: In 1857 there was a 46 year old man named Jeremiah Lamphere who lived in New York City. Jeremiah loved the Lord tremendously, but he didn’t feel that he could do much for the Lord until he began to feel a burden for the lost and accepted ...read more

  • How To Kill Your Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 283 ratings
     | 12,635 views

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks" (study of 1 Corinthians). This sermon looks at some of the problems of the church at Corinth and how we must strive to avoid these problems.

    Sunday Morning November 17, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Church On The Rocks” [#1] “HOW TO KILL YOUR CHURCH” 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 Introduction: [PLAY “RELEVANCE OF THE CHURCH” VIDEO CLIP]. 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 1. Aren’t you thankful for the church? As Paul was writing ...read more

  • Hold On! God's Blessing Will Come Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 16,277 views

    A WORD TO THE CHURCH - Haggai (Part 4) Sin has polluted our lives, but God has promised to bring a harvest of blessing into our lives through obedience.

    · In the movie "Groundhog Day" actor Bill Murray wakes up to the same day over and over. He finds himself confronted with the same situations he had faced just the day before all over again; only of course it isn’t a new day–he’s stuck on groundhog’s day. Only he is aware of the repetition which ...read more

  • Ten Tips For Planting And Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 8,596 views

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Paul’s principles and practices of planting and growing new fellowships

    Ten Tips for Planting and Growing Churches - I Thes. 2:1-16 Illustration:We can thank God for the great work He is doing through the church planting movement of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist convention. Recently, it was reported that 1,751 churches were started in North ...read more

  • The Nature Of The Church

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 147 ratings
     | 8,677 views

    Expository sermon showing what Jesus foretold and taught about His Church.

    THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH Matthew 16:18 INTRODUCTION: One Sunday morning a stranger wandered into a small country church in the middle of the sermon. The man was unkempt and dirty, and clearly smelled of alcohol. The usher tried his best to seat him off in a far corner but instead the man walked ...read more

  • Conditions That Make Revival Crucial

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 5,336 views

    There are some conditions in the life of the individual Christian or church that indicate the crucial need for revival.

    Conditions That Make Revival Crucial Text: Ps.85: 6 Intro: There are probably few Christians attending church regularly, who are unfamiliar with II Chron.7: 14, which says: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from ...read more

  • Turning Outsiders Into Insiders

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,243 views

    Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, especially those who have been disappointed by churches in the past.

    Today, I want you all to put yourselves into the shoes of an unchurched visitor to (insert the name of your church). Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, ...read more

  • The Church - A Lighthouse

    Contributed by Troy Harkey on Apr 16, 2003
    based on 178 ratings
     | 23,871 views

    I have had many supporting churches, as a missionary, that the word “lighthouse” was a part of their name. The Bible makes it very clear that we as a church body are to be a lighthouse to the world.

    THE CHURCH – A LIGHTHOUSE This will be our final message in this series on the church. (Mark 16:15 NKJV) And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mat 5:14-16 NKJV) "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. ...read more

  • America's Greatest Need Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Jun 16, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,359 views

    America’s greatest need is not educational reform, deficit reduction or improved foreign relations. America’s greatest need is a Holy ghost-empowered, heaven-sent old fashioned revival.

    INTRODUCTION: The greatest need in America is NOT: A cure for AIDS Educational Improvement Health Care Reform Social Unity Flood Relief Improved Foreign Relations Deficit Reduction AMERICA’S SINGLE GREATEST NEED IS AN OLD-FASHIONED, HOLY GHOST-EMPOWERED, AND HEAVEN-SENT ...read more

  • Church Growth - How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days Series

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 221 ratings
     | 10,369 views

    The title of this message is “How to lose a guy in ten days". Unfortunately, most churches usually lose them in about 10 minutes. Let’s explore why that happens.

    How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days Matthew 28:18-20 True story – Football team getting killed – guy fumbles and it rolls over by a teammate. The guy that fumbles yells, “pick it up” to which his teammate responds, “You pick it up. You dropped it.” Well, I’ll tell you what, God is looking for ...read more

  • Missional

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,236 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

  • Church Covenant: What Is Required Of Church Members #3 Series

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Feb 3, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,370 views

    This is third in series of messages concerning the Church Covenant, and What Is Required Of Church Members ?

    Sunday Morning Sermon Part 3 of series Church Covenant: What Is Required of Church Members Part 3 Ephesians 4:15-22, 5:15-19 This is the third in our series of messages on our church covenant. Our purpose is to define what a covenant is, and to determine what is required of church members ...read more

  • We Love Our Church

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,329 views

    I Love My Church! But why? Because: It’s UNIQUE, UNITED, UNCOMMON, UNSELFISH & UNSATISFIED...We love the church because of its FOUNDER, its FOUNDATION, its FUNCTION, & its FUTURE! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint.

    We Love Our Church! Ephesians 5:25, 1 Tim. 3:15 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/WeLoveOurChurch.html Society minimizes the need for and the work of the local church. Some say that the church is no longer "relevant" but I believe that it is more relevant than any other institution or ...read more

  • Coming To Grips With The Message

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 5, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,171 views

    The body of Christ is linked together by the proclamation of truth, and only as strong as the weakest declaration of truth. The body of Christ faces the same barriers, and struggles, regardless of location, the big difference is not God, it is not the ba

    COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE MESSAGE 1 John 1:5-10 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as ...read more

  • Revival-Light The Fire! (Ezekiel) Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 2, 2003
    based on 560 ratings
     | 40,719 views

    The world is looking for God. Tragically and ironically, as the world is looking for God, God’s people are asleep in their pews, asleep in religious traditions and lethargy. CHURCH, IT IS TIME FOR REVIVAL!

    Revival–Light the Fire (The Revival of Ezekiel) Ezekiel 37:1–14 INTRODUCTION The world is looking for God. Tragically and ironically, as the world is looking for God, God’s people are asleep in their pews, asleep in religious traditions and lethargy. CHURCH, IT IS TIME FOR REVIVAL! 1. ...read more