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  • State Of The Church - 2005

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,022 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
     | 2,261 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 11, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,078 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

  • The Church's Dna: Behavior Series

    Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,002 views

    We can find a lot of what the church ought to be like today by searching and finding traits, spiritual dna, of the first church. This message finds distinctive behaviors of the N.T. church that should be evident in today’s church.

    “The Church’s DNA: Behavior” Series: The Church’s DNA Highlighted words tell the pastor that word/statement appears on a PowerPoint slide on the screen. The underlined words are for note taking for the congregation. We started a new series of messages last week called, “The Church’s DNA.” We ...read more

  • The Church That Jesus Built

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,947 views

    A Sermon about the nature of the blessed church.

    THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILT MATT 16:13-18 Jesus said, “I will build my church”(Greek. Ecclesia). The word in the New Testament is used to designate any assembly, whether it be political (Acts 19:39), Christian (Ephesians 1:22-23), or national (Acts 7:38). It means a “called-out assembly” or ...read more

  • What To Say

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Dec 4, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,921 views

    What to say to the discouraged.

    The letter came in the mail last week along with a magazine, 2 or 3 bills, and an advertisement circular from Radio Shack. Noticing the return address on the envelope was from a close friend, I put the other mail aside and tore into the envelope, settling back to enjoy what I expected to be a ...read more

  • Lie: Church Is Not Really Important Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Oct 12, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,431 views

    Many Christians are AWOL today in their faithfulness to Christ’s church because they have bought into the lie that church is not really that important.

    Series: Lies Satan Tells Lie: CHURCH IS NOT REALLY THAT IMPORTANT Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Many churches boast hundreds and even thousands on ...read more

  • How To Deal With Difficult People

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Oct 28, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,860 views

    This sermon looks at how best to deal with difficult people by seeing how we should not be difficult ourselves.

    My wife used to work at a Wal-mart in Hattiesburg, MS in the jewelry department. Now many of you know Wal-mart’s policy, that the customer is always right. There may be the case on paper, and it may be great for the overall business of the company, but what do you do when a customer takes full ...read more

  • Identity Crisis

    Contributed by Derrick Bunnell on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,865 views

    The speaker laid out a four part process to effective outreach programs. The first step in the process was to develop an identity. This got me thinking about the identity of the Adventist church and more specifically this church. Identity is much more t

    I met with the pastor this week to discuss the mission and purpose of the church. We discussed many things to help the church grow and to make known to the world that Jesus is coming soon. We mulled over outreach ideas, mission statements, etc. One of the things that stood out in my mind was a ...read more

  • Restoration

    Contributed by James Lowe on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,844 views

    A list of sermon titles I preached for a restoration series a few years ago

    I preached a series of sermons a few years ago on the subject of restoration. The word restore means, “return something to previous condition: to bring something back to an earlier and better condition.” Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights ...read more

  • Does God Want A Dirty Church

    Contributed by Corey Laughary on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,995 views

    What does it mean to "honor God with your lips" and yet be far from him? This sermon explores the type of followers Jesus is calling us to become.

    Mark 7:1-23 “Does God want a Dirty Church?” 7:1 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and 2 saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were "unclean," that is, unwashed. 3(The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they ...read more

  • The Blessing Of A Bad Reputation

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,198 views

    The early Church had a bad reputation which helped it grow and we should cultivate such a bad repputation in our time.

    The Blessing of a Bad Reputation Acts 28:22 INTRO.:Paul is in Rome facing trial for preaching Christ. While waiting for his hearing before Caesar, he is permitted to have guests and to communicate with others. He calls the leaders of the local synagogue to explain his side of the issues before ...read more

  • 5 Signs Of Revival

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,050 views

    5 SIGNS OF REVIVAL tells us from the Word if we are realing in revival or not. This can help believers to believe and receive.

    5 SIGNS OF REVIVAL I. Jesus is exalted! John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. A. New believer giving the poem ‘Twinkle twinkle little star.’ Caused harden men to be saved. They saw Jesus in her face. B. Jesus exalted ...read more

  • Negative And Positive Consequences Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 23, 2006
     | 2,768 views

    The gospel is not the gospel if the resurrection is removed. The resurrection of Christ is key to our continued existence as a church. Without the resurrection, just as the gospel ceases to be the gospel, so the church ceases to be the church.

    NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE CONSEQUENCES OF THE RESURRECTION 1 CORINTHIANS 15:12-28. INTRODUCTION: As you can see on the PowerPoint slide behind me, the gospel is not the gospel if the resurrection is removed. The resurrection of Christ is key to our continued existence as a church. Without the ...read more

  • Lives Given And Resurrected Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,584 views

    We continue looking at the importance of giving our lives for Christ, and God’s response of resurrecting our lives for Him.

    LIVES GIVEN AND RESURRECTED 1 CORINTHIANS 15:29-49 INTRODUCTION: The 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians is an intense doctrinal study on the resurrection. We continue our part by looking at the importance of giving our lives for Christ, and God’s response of resurrecting our lives for ...read more