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  • No More Manna

    Contributed by Keith Edwards on May 1, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 9,821 views

    Change may be difficult, but it is better than manna for another forty years.

    No More Manna Joshua 3-6 History The Israelites have now spent the last forty years wandering and wondering because they were afraid. They did not believe that they could live in a world that had giants, danger - so they chose to stay in the desert. For forty years they ate the “heavenly food” ...read more

  • Relationships Within The Church Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 177 ratings
     | 22,702 views

    How should believers relate to one another within the chruch? Relational answers are found in C.H.U.R.C.H.

    Imagine that we are putting together a 1,000 piece puzzle. In turn we each put pieces into place; slowly the beauty of the picture begins to take shape. As we continue putting the puzzle together we talk about what it would be like to be a part of the scene before us. As the final pieces are ...read more

  • The Main Thing Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 16,475 views

    Asserting the mission of a new church

    The Main Thing Scripture Reading: Luke 4:14-21 It was early on the morning of the sabbath. Bearded men in long robes passed behind and between rows of pillars as they took their seats in the room, which was lit by a clutter of low-hanging lamps. In the center of the room was ...read more

  • Striving For Church Health - Healthy Senior Men Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 7,689 views

    A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through discipleship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I made a decision several years ago about the kind of church that I wanted to pastor. I did not ask for a small church. I did not ask for a large church. I asked God for a healthy church. A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through ...read more

  • The Comatose Congregation Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 15,302 views

    Sardis was a church that had a reputation for being alive - but Jesus saw it as dead. How can we avoid falling into the same patterns that threatened Sardis?

    OPEN: I once heard about a church that was so dead, that when a member happened to die during the worship service – the paramedics actually carried out 5 people before they finally got the right one. APPLY: Have you ever seen a dead church? (I asked for a show of hands). What does a dead ...read more

  • Hold On! God's Blessing Will Come Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 15,349 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

  • Turning Outsiders Into Insiders

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,935 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

  • A Few Bad Apples

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    Sin in the Early Church has dire concequences

    A Few Bad Apples… Acts 4:32-5:11 Jeff Hughes – March 23, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. The old saying goes, a few bad apples will ruin the whole bunch. The church at Jerusalem was growing by leaps and bounds. Thousands of people were being added to their numbers. Their ...read more

  • The Church - A Family

    Contributed by Troy Harkey on Apr 17, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 14,021 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 17, 2003
    based on 178 ratings
     | 22,857 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

  • The Church God Uses Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 331 ratings
     | 21,884 views

    Five characteristics of the kind of church God uses.

    When your average unchurched person decides to go to church, that person is met with a bewildering array of different choices. There are so many different kinds of churches in our culture today, it can be very confusing trying to sort through them all. Churches come in different sizes. The ...read more

  • Church Growth: To Be Or Not To Be

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 584 ratings
     | 29,988 views

    What hinders churches from growing and what causes them to grow?

    CHURCH GROWTH: To be or not to be Acts 2:36-41 INTRO.- ILL.- It was their 13th wedding anniversary. The husband was away at a meeting on their special day. He called a florist to send a bouquet of 13 helium balloons with a message of gratitude for the heights to which his wife had inspired ...read more

  • Prayer Cover

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,100 views

    one of a series on Acts

    Prayer Cover Out of this Present Darkness/Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peritti - are both powerful stories. They illustrate several important reality for Christians today. We are not in a battle with flesh and blood. We are in a battle with spiritual forces. Eph 6 makes it clear - we are ...read more

  • Commitment Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,028 views

    one of a series on Acts

    Does anything make a difference? Does voting in a democracy? Sometimes you wonder. Have you heard the "Will anybody listen" ad on radio? Nothing seems to ever change. Well the Church of Jesus Christ has the power of to change the world! It was the force behind the beginning of the new ...read more

  • Word Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,090 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