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  • What Every Church Needs

    Contributed by Scott Cox on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 547 ratings
     | 18,802 views

    A description of, definition of, and a directive for real church revival.

    Intro. I’ve entitled this message, "What Every Church Needs". A little boy went to church with his father one morning. That night before he went to bed he knelt down and said his prayers. He said, "God, we had a great time at church today. Wish you would have been there. All to often this is the ...read more

  • Five Things That A Spirit-Filled Church Does Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 520 ratings
     | 107,729 views

    How a Spirit-filled church conducts itself.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 6 “Five Things that the Spirit-Filled Church Does!” Acts 3:1-10 Luke has described the early church by saying, “Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.” (Acts 2:43). In Acts 2 Luke does not give us ...read more

  • Building A Confident Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 10,563 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

  • A Vision That Changed The World Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 249 ratings
     | 30,321 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

  • Prophecy Of Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,859 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
     | 5,077 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

  • Turning Outsiders Into Insiders

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,236 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 Family

    Contributed by Troy Harkey on Apr 16, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 16,795 views

    When we think of the church, we most often think of a place like this where we come to worship and to study and be taught God’s Word, but before the church was the institution, as we know it today, the church was a family.

    THE CHURCH – A FAMILY (Mat 12:47-50) 47, Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48, But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49, And he stretched forth his hand toward his ...read more

  • The Church - A Lighthouse

    Contributed by Troy Harkey on Apr 16, 2003
    based on 178 ratings
     | 23,863 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

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

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 221 ratings
     | 10,366 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

  • America's Greatest Need Series

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Jun 16, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,356 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

  • Revival-Light The Fire! (Ezekiel) Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 2, 2003
    based on 560 ratings
     | 40,717 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

  • Missional

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,232 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

  • Word Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,202 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
     | 3,045 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