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  • Church Government

    Contributed by Alexander Richard on Jul 27, 2014

    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.

    I. The Origin Of Church Government. A. Government itself started by God and was a direct commandment to Noah after the flood. In theology it is called, (The Dispensation of human Government) (Gen.9:5-6) B.Church Government started with Christ, the head of the church (Col. 1:8;Matt. more

  • Appointed, Not Hired Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 20, 2015

    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.” more

  • “three Ways To Run The Church” Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2015

    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 more

  • What Does Our Church Government Look Like? Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on Aug 4, 2015

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

    CHURCH GOVERNMENT If Paul were to visit other American congregations, he might be just as appalled at the male leadership as at the female. He would see that, in the main, congregations are built around one man. And with sorrow he would note that the size of the congregation is in direct more

  • What To Do After November 4

    Contributed by David Nuhfer on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 52 ratings

    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 more

  • Appointing Elders Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Aug 15, 2013

    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 more

  • Strengthening Disciples' Souls Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 30, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    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

    Text: Acts 14:21-28, Title: Strengthening Disciples’ Souls, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/1/08, AM A. Opening illustration: tell about hearing Piper preach in April and the conversation that I had with Erika immediately following about it being “soul food,” just “vintage Piper,” but so stirring and more

  • Elders, Deacons, And Deaconesses Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 16, 2015

    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. more

  • "Voices From The Past"

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Jun 30, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • Grace At Work 13 - Evangelists 2 Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 10, 2013

    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

    Dakota Community Church February 10, 2013 Grace at Work - 13 Evangelist Ephesians 4:11-13 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body more

  • How Thirsty Will Your Children Be?

    Contributed by J Richison on Aug 10, 2017

    If your children follow your experience will they be spiritually Adept or spiritually dehydrated

    How Thirsty Will Your Children Be? Jeremiah 14:1-6 Judges 2:10 Amos 8:11 Ecclesiastes 1:4 A sad story that the weeping prophet declares concerning a thirsty child. Looking at the more

  • Table Servers And Bible Servers Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 21, 2007

    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 more

  • Shepherd The Flock Of God Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Apr 21, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    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. more

  • Question About Christ's Presence Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on May 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    COntinuing series on questions about the Christian faith

    Sermon Series: “Questioning the Faith” Sermon #7 “Question about Christ’s Presence” Text: Matthew 18:20 OPENING JOKE: “Small Church Sleeper” A pastor in a small church was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermons every Sunday. After the service one more

  • A House United Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 15, 2011

    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 more