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  • Church Government

    Contributed by Alexander Richard on Jul 27, 2014
     | 2,245 views

    Church government is a necessary element in the body of Christ which serves to establish and maintain order. A church without orderliness will be chaotic in all her activities. This teaching is going to teach about church Government.

  • Appointed, Not Hired Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 20, 2015
     | 7,637 views

    Elders (Overseers) are appointed by God. They are not hired to do a job; they are appointed to serve the One who appoints and to serve His holy people.

    “I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher.” [1] His face was red and his eyes were narrow slits as he raged, “We hired you, and we can fire you.” I was equally determined as I asserted with a firm, steady voice, “No one hired me; God appointed me.” ...read more

  • “three Ways To Run The Church” Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2015
     | 4,599 views

    A look at the three primary church government structures.

    - There are a number of ways that we could handle the passage this evening. We could talk about qualifications for pastors or for deacons (this would be especially helpful for a church entering into a pastor search process). We could talk about whether it’s necessary to be “called ...read more

  • What Does Our Church Government Look Like? Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on Aug 4, 2015
     | 2,842 views

    Are we patterned on Rome, on America, or on the Bible in our church? Who is in charge?

  • Appointing Elders Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 15, 2013
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     | 4,023 views

    What is entailed in appointing elders? What rights and authority is conferred in the appointment process?

    “When they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” [1] The New Testament model for a church of the Lord Jesus differs significantly from what has been commonly accepted among the churches of ...read more

  • What To Do After November 4

    Contributed by David Nuhfer on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 53 ratings
     | 7,030 views

    In light of the cultural changes that could take place in our nation as a result of the November 4, 2008 elections, what should the church be doing?

    This past week, course of our nation took a turn. After a long and often bitter campaign, we went to the polls and, after over 100 million votes were counted, a new President was selected. The vote reflected a lot of interest, a lost of discussion and the realization that we are a nation of people ...read more

  • Elders, Deacons, And Deaconesses Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 16, 2015
     | 6,819 views

    Although many church events and ministries are organized informally, God has appointed two kinds of official, recognized leadership for the local church: shepherds and servants, also known as Elders and Deacons (including deaconesses).

    Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses (I Timothy 3:1-13) 1. Every church is different in some way when it comes to dividing up responsibilities. 2. The little church in the suburbs suddenly stopped buying from its regular office supply dealer. So, the dealer telephoned Deacon Brown to ask why. ...read more

  • Strengthening Disciples' Souls Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 30, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,786 views

    Exposition of Acts 14:21-28 about the return trip of Paul’s first miss journey, and the things that he did to ensure the growth of the early disciples

  • What Is The Church?

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jun 7, 2020
     | 1,118 views

    What is the church? Why the church? How is the church governed? What are the most important rituals of the church? What does the church do?

  • "Voices From The Past"

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Jun 30, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,609 views

    It is that time of the year when we take time to celebrate our nation's independence. For those who have ears to hear, there is a patriotic whisper in the air, speaking the heartbeat of our founding fathers, which reflect their revenant fear of the Lord.

    Title: "Voices From the Past" Theme: America's Foundational Truths Series: Patriotic Introduction: It is that time of the year when we take time to celebrate our nation's independence. For those who have ears to hear, there is a patriotic whisper in the air, speaking the heartbeat of ...read more

  • Grace At Work 13 - Evangelists 2 Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 10, 2013
     | 2,308 views

    Is there a correct model of church government and if so - who’s right and who’s wrong? What are examples of what the Bible refers to as “disputable matters” and what are the indisputable essentials? What is meant by “Christian liberty” and what problems

  • Table Servers And Bible Servers Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 21, 2007
     | 2,552 views

    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7 specifically as it relates to the job descriptions of pastors and deacons

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Table Servers and Bible Servers, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, PM A. Opening illustration: select a few jokes from the Pastoral Search Committee thing B. Background to passage: If you were here this morning you know the context of the growing church carrying out the mission ...read more

  • A House United Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 15, 2011
     | 3,924 views

    The first church split occured in heaven

    A The first church “split” (if you will) occurred at none other than heaven. 1 Before the earth was formed, Adam & Eve created: God & His angels were in heaven. a In those days Lucifer was one of God’s angels (not just any ol’angel.) aa Tradition tells us he was one of ...read more

  • Shepherd The Flock Of God Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Apr 21, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,470 views

    When serving God’s people is no longer viewed as a privilege, man has a tendency to corrupt spiritual leadership.

    1. Spiritual leadership is NOT something one takes upon himself. a. It’s a privilege, a stewardship God entrusts to men & women in overseeing the ministry of His flock. 1 Peter 4:10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ...read more

  • Seeing The Church As In Heaven Now

    Contributed by Lay Man on May 29, 2015
     | 1,793 views

    After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their ha

    After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. - Revelation 7:9 What a beautiful ...read more