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  • State Of The Church - 2005

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,618 views

    State-of-the-Church Message, showing what the church did last year, and what it should be doing this coming year. (Deals with change) Read the last paragraph - - 53 responded to invitation to covenant change in the church!

    Can you believe 2005 is over already? It doesn’t seem possible that it has been ten months since God led Diana and I from our church in Arizona to this church in Oklahoma. So many wonderful things have happened to us and to this church during this time that we are left with nothing but ...read more

  • Talking Stones

    Contributed by Bramwell Hayes on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,065 views

    Sermon for an anniversary based upon the memorial stones laid at Gilgal by Joshua, inquiring what witness our generation will give to future generations

    Not a word was said as they struggled and lifted the huge stones onto their shoulders. They were certainly heavy. Too heavy to waste their breath in idle gossip and chit-chat. It seemed that every muscle in their bodies strained as their burdens were lifted up onto their shoulders. The strain ...read more

  • The Dream

    Contributed by James May on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,360 views

    This sermon is about a dream that God gave to me concerning my home church. Consider what it says for yourself and your church.

    THE DREAM By Pastor Jim May Joel 2:28 says, "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions..." There are several meanings that we could ...read more

  • A Willingness To Do What's Needed

    Contributed by John Gaines on Jan 26, 2006
    based on 110 ratings
     | 18,981 views

    Honoring God by giving ourselves into His service

    A WILLINGNESS TO DO WHAT’S NEEDED 1. Over the years, I’ve sat in business meetings and elders meetings where the subject of involvement would be discussed. Many times, I’ve heard the same question "What can we do to get people motivated to do more for the Lord?" That is an excellent question. ...read more

  • If It Be So, Why Am I Thus

    Contributed by James Lowe on Feb 21, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,135 views

    Good sermon to encourage those who may feel God has left them out of His plans

    If it be so, why am I thus? Text: Genesis 25: 19-26 Most of us remember the promise God gave Abraham concerning his descendants becoming a great nation. God made a covenant with Abraham that is recorded in Genesis chapter 17. Abraham was at this time 90 years old, an age when most ...read more

  • The Church Of Tolerance Series

    Contributed by Rodney Kelley on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 14,370 views

    Sermon Four of a series

    The Church of Tolerance Revelation 2:12-17 Let us now look at the third church, the church at Pergamus. The dictation of the Lord was penned and sent to this church. Though these letters can apply literally and dispensational, in this study we are dealing mostly with the practical. ...read more

  • The Dakota Vision

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on May 4, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,308 views

    The specifics of the plan the Lord has given us for establishing Dakota Community Church.

    April 30, 2006 Dakota Community Church 100% Sunday - The Dakota Vision This message is about the mission and vision of Dakota Community Church and the immediate requirements for fulfilling it. I want to begin by differentiating between mission and vision so we are all on the same ...read more

  • We Love Our Church

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,940 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 7, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,123 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

  • My Ministry

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 29, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,280 views

    The first message at the beginning of a new ministry provides an opportunity to explain one’s approach to ministry and preaching.

    My Ministry: First Sermon of a New Ministry Colossians 1:28-29 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO My name is Roger Thomas and I am your new preacher. I am proud to be part of you, to live and work with you. I hope in time that you will able to say ...read more

  • Identity Theft

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 84 ratings
     | 16,399 views

    Have you seen the identity theft commercials that the City Visa card is doing on TV? We have an identity theft crisis in America. We also have one in the church. Who are you? If you know who you are what you do comes naturally.

    Identity Theft Pastor Jamie Wright * Maranatha Fellowship Church * 04-21-04 Identity is the door to your destiny You are a sum total of all the decisions you make. On what do you base your decisions? Why do people commit adultery? They forget they who they are; I am a husband I can’t do ...read more

  • It's Time To Build - Part 4

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 26, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,304 views

    More principles for building God’s house.

    "IT’S TIME TO BUILD.....PT 5" INTRODUCTION LET ME TELL YOU -- THE LAST 2 SUNDAYS BEGINNING ON THE PM SERVICE JUNE 25; HAVE BEEN SOME REALLY AWESOME CHURCH SERVICES (PEOPLE TESTIFYING TO GOD’S GREATNESS, SHARING THEIR SORROWS, OPENING AND BEING REAL), GOD’S SPIRIT HAS BEEN PRESENT AND MOVING ...read more

  • Growing The Church

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 285 ratings
     | 12,446 views

    1- Think growth 2- Advertising pays 3- Let’s eat 4- Come casual 5- Small multiplies 6- Get motivated

    INTRO.- ILL.- There is a movie called, “How to lose a guy in 10 days.” It’s a cute, funny, romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. He tries to win her and she tries to lose him. And it turns out, of course, that they fall in love. I love it when people fall in love! How ...read more

  • It Ain't No Secret Formula

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,261 views

    Discipleship in the church

    Intro: When you think of buying friend chicken, what’s the first name you think of? Now maybe for you it’s Kroger Deli or Lee’s, but for me and most of America, we think of the name of Colonel Sanders and his Secret Recipe. One of the most closely guarded secrets in America is that special blend ...read more

  • Connecting To Community

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jan 19, 2005
    based on 99 ratings
     | 11,695 views

    God says, "It is not good for a person to be alone." How can we connect instead of cocoon in this society?

    A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of wheat on the road. The farmer who lived nearby came to investigate. “Hey, Willis,” he called out, “forget your troubles for a while and come and have dinner with us. Then I’ll help you overturn the wagon.” “That’s very nice of you,” Willis ...read more