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  • Why We Share Communion

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 318 ratings
     | 126,547 views

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

    (Thanks to Bob Hostetler for ideas for this message. I’ve added a Methodist twist to the message. Powerpoint and audience outline available). A little girl asked her mother, “Mommy, why do you cut the ends off the meat before you cook it?” The girl’s mother told her that she thought it ...read more

  • Getting Off Our "Buts"

    Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 210 ratings
     | 13,868 views

    It’s time to quit the excuses before we miss the party. This sermon was presented at an on-going Breakfast Ministry for the Homeless

    This morning I’m going to give you guys an opportunity to change seats. This will be your only chance though. I want to make sure that you are comfortable where you are. Now for the reason why. I was led to pray over certain chairs here this morning before you came in. I feel God is really ...read more

  • Being Culturally Relevant

    Contributed by Ronald Ferrell on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 240 ratings
     | 39,489 views

    With so many changes taking place in our culture today, IS THE CHURCH KEEPING PACE? Our MESSAGE must never change, but our METHODS do in order to reach the culture we’ve been commissioned to reach.

    October 13, 2002 – Covington, IN BEING CULTURALLY RELEVANT 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 It is a common mistake. Pastors and churches can be trapped by this misunderstanding and never know it. Specifically, that the church must do little more than open its doors on Sunday, and the non-Christian ...read more

  • Giving That Hurts Good

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 15, 2002
    based on 82 ratings
     | 2,507 views

    A textual lesson on giving based on Hannah’s promise and gift to God.

    GIVING THAT HURTS GOOD I Samuel 1 INTRODUCTION: Tony Campolo is an American minister who has devoted his life to mission work in the world’s poorest countries. And from one of his many mission efforts, he tells a story of a homeless man who offered to share his coffee with him. Seeing the ...read more

  • Staying Focused In Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 199 ratings
     | 54,085 views

    How to respond to discouragement when it feels like we’re spinning our wheels. Part of a giving campaign series.

    The last few years motivational posters have gotten popular. You know what I mean: those posters with a photograph followed by an inspirational saying underneath the picture. We have a few of them in the green room for our musicians on our worship team. Many of you probably have them hanging in ...read more

  • Turning Your Priorities Into Action Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 8,932 views

    Three principles for translating our priorities into action in our lives. Part of a giving campaign series.

    Today is a very important and exciting day in the life of our congregation. First of all this is the weekend of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of what Christians down through the ages have called holy week. Holy week is the last week of Jesus Christ’s life before his resurrection from the ...read more

  • Start With Worship - Ezra Chapter 3

    Contributed by Hannah Pinkstone on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 10,206 views

    the Jews returned to their homeland in three waves and began to rebuild their city. but why rebuild the altar before the temple, or the city walls? because there focus was on putting God first!

    I’m going to spend a bit of time talking about some of Ezra chapter 3. About 70 years before the events in this chapter, Judah was invaded by the Babylonian Empire and the people exiled. God had let this happen because they had turned their backs on him. Since then the Babylonian Empire had ...read more

  • The Preacher Should... Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,262 views

    This is the 9th sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks". This sermon identifies the responsibilities of a pastor.

    Sunday Morning January 19, 2003 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: ¡§Church On The Rocks¡¨ (#9) THE PREACHER SHOULD¡K 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Introduction: 1. I have learned after 4 years of being a pastor that everyone except me knows what the pastor should be doing. I know that ...read more

  • Revival

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Sep 23, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,975 views

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

    REVIVAL ARE THE DAYS OF GREAT REVIVALS OVER WITH? ARE SERVICES WHERE WAVES OF GOD’S GLORY PASSING THROUGH THE HOUSE OF GOD OVER? I STILL BELIEVE WE ARE SERVING A GOD WHO ANSWERS BY FIRE. IN FACT WE OUGHT TO BE HAVING GREATER REVIVALS TODAY THAN WE’VE EVER ...read more

  • Becoming The Church That Changes The City Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Oct 9, 2005
    based on 169 ratings
     | 15,742 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 8, 2005
    based on 69 ratings
     | 6,096 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

  • Recognizing (And Recovering From) Spiritual Abuse

    Contributed by Jim Miller on May 19, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 6,600 views

    Spiritually abused Christians and spiritual abusers are more prevalent than you may think. This sermon identifies spiritual abuse and offers some remedies.

    INTRODUCTION I am a victim of spiritual abuse. And, chances are, if you have been a member of a church or religious organization for any length of time, you are too. Spiritual abuse surfaces in an assortment of forms: sometimes in-your-face flagrant; other times behind-your-back subtle. It emerges ...read more

  • Who Comes To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 13,420 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 ...read more

  • Stay In The Ship

    Contributed by Alex Shepherd on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 27,853 views

    This life challenges us with a myriad of trials and suffering. This sermon is offered as encouragement to stay with the Lord.

    “Stay in the Ship” Acts 27:9-11, ,31,-44 Introduction: A few months ago my brother-in law invited me on a deep sea fishing trip along with some of his co- workers. At 4 o’clock that morning we met with his co-workers for breakfast at a local Mexican restaurant before meeting the boat that ...read more

  • God Will Provide

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,477 views

    financial provision, other types...THE SOURCE, SCOPE, AND STANDARD OF THE SUPPLY.

    God Will Provide Phil. 4:10-19 Ps. 78:19 Yea, they spake against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? 20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people? 21 Therefore the LORD ...read more