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  • How Can We Keep From Singing? Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,892 views

    49th in a series from Ephesians. The kind of music that flows from our lives when we are controlled by the Holy Spirit.

    Over the past several decades the church has engaged in what has become known as the “Worship Wars.” We’ve experienced a seemingly endless debate about what is the right kind of music to sing in our worship services. Hymns or praise choruses? Traditional or contemporary? Organs or guitars? But when ...read more

  • Does Tradition Hinder Us?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,350 views

    This world changes daily, and so do our churches. But people resist change, opting for tradition instead. We forget that Jesus was all about change. This message explores the "why" of change. Audio & text will be placed at - www.sermonlist.com

    It was just a few years ago when you would go to a restaurant and if there was a waiting list, you would be called by name when they had an empty table. Have you been to Outback recently? They give you a pager and when it is you turn, they page you. When they dial your pager, an electronic ...read more

  • Do You Know Him? Series

    Contributed by James White on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,936 views

    • Jesus was saying that the church in the last days will point to ministry for validation. They will point to gifts, they will point to ministry, they will point to how many souls were saved. But in all the ministry, all the gifts of the spirit working,

    Rev. James White Crossroads New Life Tabernacle Matt 7:22-23 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart ...read more

  • The Dreams Of A Community Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,048 views

    This is part 1 of my 5 week series on what the church needs to look like in the emerging culture. This looks specifically at what the early church looked like, and what those practices can look like in our world.

    If you have your bibles, you can open them to Acts 2. We are starting a 5 week series today called an elemental church. This is an exciting series for me, because I hope at the end of the 5 weeks, you will have a better idea about how I think about church. Some of my hopes and dreams for us as a ...read more

  • Revival

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,257 views

    Are the days of great revivals over with? Could be for you.

  • Gathering The Flock

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,293 views

    What attracts people to a pastor? The Scriptures are filled with examples of men who drew others after them in love for God. Men such as Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, had vast numbers of followers. On the other hand, men such as Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

    GATHERING THE FLOCK INTRODUCTION: A. WHAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO A PASTOR? 1. The Scriptures are filled with examples of men who drew others after them in love for God. 2. Men such as Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, had vast numbers of followers. 3. On the other hand, men such ...read more

  • The Risk Of The Steward Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,675 views

    Being a faithful steward of God’s gifts requires we face the challenge of risking those gifts to grow the Kingdom.

    THE RISK OF THE STEWARD Matthew 25:14–30 The hang-glider rides the tramway to the top of Sandia Peak overlooking Albuquerque. At the tip of the peak, he stretches the gossamer fabric over a lightweight metal frame and leaps off the mountain into the clear air. The person enjoys the rush ...read more

  • A Call To Serve

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,417 views

    The role of deacon is a ministry of service.

    A CALL TO SERVE Acts 6.1-7; I Timothy 3.8-13 S: Church Structure C: Deacons Th: A People with Purpose Pr: THE ROLE OF DEACON IS A MINISTRY OF SERVICE. ?: How? How do we come to that conclusion? KW: Issues TS: We will find in our study of Scripture four issues that will guide us in our ...read more

  • God's Solution For Tough Times

    Contributed by Herson Gonzalez on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,975 views

    We all go through tough times. We all go through the shadow of the valley of death. The life is a combination of values and satifaction, of defeats and victories, of failures and successes, and of mountains and valleys. Crisis doesn’t only show our c

    God’s Solution for Tough Times We all go through tough times We all go through the shadow of the valley of death The life is a combination of values and satifaction, of defeats and victories, of failures and successes, and of mountains and valleys. Crisis doesn’t only show our ...read more

  • Becoming The Church That Changes The City Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Oct 8, 2005
    based on 169 ratings
     | 16,334 views

    Transforming our city by being a transformed church

    Extreme Makeover: City Edition Session Two: Becoming the Church That Changes the City Acts 2:41-47 We began last week talking about Extreme Makeover: City Edition – changing our towns and cities for Jesus Christ. We began with placing up on the screen our purpose statement: Inviting People on ...read more

  • Happy Churchgoers

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 69 ratings
     | 6,566 views

    Most people attend church with about as much enthusiasm as going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. David said he looked forward with eager anticipation to being in God’s house. We need that same attitude that of being happy churchgoers.

    HAPPY CHURCHGOERS PSALM 122:1 Disclaimer: Source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledge these sources whenever possible. Introduction: Most people attend church with about as much enthusiasm as going to the dentist to have a ...read more

  • Why We Share Communion

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 2, 2002
    based on 318 ratings
     | 128,570 views

    Message discusses what this practice is about and who is invited to the Lord’s Table, particularly from a Weslyean perspective.

  • On The Edge Series

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,386 views

    Being on the edge can be scarry. But this somtimes makes people run for there lives.Are you ready to be intimate?

    Matthew 16:16-19 The Church on the edge The last few weeks we talked about being the church on the edge and how to get there and on the edge of what. What it show us even though it might be scary or way out of our comfort zone. We talked about how the church has no walls. We can not ...read more

  • Worship 6 Series

    Contributed by Clyde White on Sep 14, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,768 views

    Our unique relationship within the Body of Christ, is SO different that it is nearly impossible, through natural logic, to comprehend. We are “fellow” workers WITH God in His field and on His building, and field.

    We have been looking at the subject of "Service after Worship", and it might better be titled "Service AND Worship". The two subjects CANNOT be separated. If you experience true worship, you WILL be available for service, and if you are engaged in true Biblical service, it will be as a result of ...read more

  • Worship The Way God Really Intended It Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,961 views

    A study on the church.

    In a famous broadcast to the United States, England’s Arch Bishop William Temple made a statement that he knew could be considered an outrageous statement. “This world can be saved from political chaos and collapse by one thing only,” he announced, “and that is worship.” We would love to be able ...read more