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  • Church Is The Place To Be

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Oct 28, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,011 views

    How to enjoy life in Christ

    CHURCH IS THE PLACE TO BE "Joy No Matter What" One does not have to ignore the difficulties in order to be joyful. One only has to decide that you will not let them get you down. One can live this day with joy, even though there may be no objective grounds for being joyful. Joy is its own best ...read more

  • "Fellowship In The Church"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 10,043 views

    Used as a Homecoming message, this sermon examines the 3 objectives of the church: Doctrine, Fellowship, and Prayer.

    “Fellowship In The Church” INTRODUCTION: TODAY, we’re going to take a POSITIVE look at the church. Too often, the church gets a “bad rap”. Some people might have a NEGATIVE view of the church. BUT … I don’t see it that way. Have you ever NOT WANTED to come to church? STORY: One Saturday ...read more

  • Church 101 Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 19, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,780 views

    God’s template for church gatherings is straightforward. Let’s look at four focuses that describe what a church should accomplish internally, though not always all at once, but through its overall ministry.

    Church 101 (Acts 2:40-47) 1. Sometimes people do not like to think too much: A fellow stopped at a gas station and, after filling the tank on his car, he paid the bill and bought a soft drink. He stood by his car to drink his cola and he watched a couple of men working along the roadside. One ...read more

  • In A Kingdom Church Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,025 views

    Why doesn’t the church look anything like the Kingdom Jesus spoke about? Here are a few things that need to change.

    Dakota Community Church July 1, 2007 Kingdom of God IV In A Kingdom Church This morning I want to continue our series of messages about the differences between the “Kingdom of God” and its citizens and the “Kingdoms of this world” and their citizens. The focus this week will be on the local ...read more

  • The Officers In The Church Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 17,140 views

    An examination of the offices of elder & deacon from a Baptist perspective.

    WHO RUNS THE CHURCH Part 2: The Ordained Officers of the Church The story is told of a terrible traffic accident. Police officers were called to the scene and when they arrived they found a husband, wife, and 2 children lying unconscious in the car. They pulled them from the car, and as they ...read more

  • Article 26 The Church (Part 2. The Marks Of The Church) Series

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Mar 17, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,174 views

    This sermon unpacks the Marks of the Church - what constitutes a Church? What are its marks?

    MARKS OF THE TRUE CHURCH Last week we look at the nature of the Church, We saw that it’s not an institution made up by man but by God. We saw that the Church is not a denomination, nor is it a building, but actually a community of believers made up of people. The Church is visible yet ...read more

  • "Church Is Boring!"- True? Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,522 views

    An All Age Seeker Service on whether church is boring including video, drama, vox pops and a lot of fun! The Service was divided into 3 sections. Order of Service Included. Email me for Powerpoint Presentation.

    “Church is boring!”- true? AAW WBC 9 Feb 2003 (PPT= next PowerPoint title) 1) Sometimes yes- it’s the church’s fault Illustr: me at school. Forced and bored. Doing diary - Youth group when 9. Changed the clocks & ended up 55 mins early! Mr Bean is hilarious (roll clip) - = how some of us have ...read more

  • The Churches Priority: Worship Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Oct 4, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,388 views

    This is the third in a series entitled :What Makes A Great Church

    TITLE: The Churches Priority: Worship Text: Acts 2:42; John 4 Theme: Worship P.S. As we seek to fulfill this purpose then our priorates will become clearer and less self serving. Introduction: Illustration: In any construction project there is usually a question of priorities, which determines ...read more

  • The Family And Church Attendance

    Contributed by Michael Reeves on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 13,318 views

    A message dealing with the scriptural commands to worship in church as a family.

    THE FAMILY AND CHURCH ATTENDANCE Introduction: I believe, if ever there was a time for this message, it is now. All across this nation in Bible-believing churches where the Word of God is loved and proclaimed, there is a very sad trend taking place. It has to do with indifference by families, ...read more

  • Who Comes To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 111 ratings
     | 19,646 views

    People go to church for many different reasons. Why do you?

    Who Comes to Church October 14, 2001 Mark 3:1-6 People go to church for many different reasons. in Jesus’ day, the case was no different. There were three types of people present that day: I. Those who came to Encounter God. The man with the withered hand. Here is a man with a hand that is ...read more

  • "Why" Go To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,404 views

    The second in a series on church.

    THE WHO, WHAT, AND WHY’S OF GOING TO CHURCH “WHY”GO TO CHURCH OCTOBER 21, 2001 2 TIMOTHY 2:20-21 1. The Master’s Program. The Master’s program is a great feast. It says here that in our Master’s house there are many different types of vessels/ utensils. He is preparing a feast. The feast ...read more

  • Let's Be A "Liberal" Church

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 13, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,716 views

    A lesson on Giving. God requires us to give of our lives, time and money let us do so as God would have us to do; both cheerfully and liberally.

    Let’s be a “Liberal” Church 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Thesis: God requires us to give of our lives, time and money let us do so as God would have us to do; both cheerfully and liberally. Introduction: I. God requires us give. A. 1st we give our lives to God by faith in His son through baptism ...read more

  • The First Controversy In The Church Series

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on May 1, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,711 views

    What does a church in action do with problems? How do we handle controversy? By following the example of the early church.

    The First Controversy in the Church A church in action will still have some problems. ILL>>>Perhaps the only way to avoid quarreling with your wife is to let her go her way and you go hers. ILL>>> Sue Martinuk, War had broken out between my roommate and me. We dealt with our anger by not ...read more

  • Baptsts And Church Membership Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 6,056 views

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story-preaching is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did.

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did. Michelle Peterson was born in London, August 5th 1615. Her parents were traders. ...read more

  • Encouragement To A Struggling Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,091 views

    This section deals with the appropriateness of expressing our gifts within the church service. Now, one thing needs to be noted at the onset, the Corinthian church was operating before a completed revelation and as such, the church is operating in a peri

    ENCOURAGEMENT TO A STRUGGLING CHURCH 1 CORINTHIANS 14:26-40 INTRODUCTION: our passage this morning brings us to the end of Paul’s teaching concerning spiritual gifts in general, and tongues in specifics. This last section deals with the appropriateness of expressing our gifts within the church ...read more