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  • 3 Easter B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on May 2, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 3,290 views

    In our worship Jesus comes among us and tells us "Peace be with You." Our worship reflects the events of the resurrection.

    3 Easter B Luke 24:36b-48 4 May 2003 Rev. Roger Haugen A young pastor was fishing for comments at the door following one of his sermons that he felt was particularly profound. One older man responded, “Sometimes we come to church because of the pastor and sometimes we come in spite of the ...read more

  • When You Give Series

    Contributed by Paul Durbin on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,426 views

    message detailing the who, when, where, why, and how of giving.

     I. You’ll be receiving 40 Days with Jesus in three weeks A. Simple devotional designed for personal or family devotions B. 6 weeks of daily scriptures on the life of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) leading up to the Easter Holiday Weekend C. Challenge ...read more

  • Work/Faith--Labor/Love-Endurance/Hope

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on Mar 4, 2003
    based on 135 ratings
     | 14,770 views

    My first sermon as the new Pastor of an older church that has struggled for several years.

    "WORK/FAITH--LABOR/LOVE—ENDURANCE/HOPE" INTRODUCTION First Thessalonians is the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica. Thessalonica was a Greek city in a land filled with false gods; and even though Paul met strong opposition he dared to preach the gospel. Even ...read more

  • Honoring Elders

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 11,127 views

    A lesson concerning what the Word teaches about Church Leadership.

    HONORING ELDERS I Timothy 5:17 INTRODUCTION: Dan Huxley owns a world record in an unusual category: he pulls airplanes. The most remarkable happened on October 15, 1997 when he broke his own record. On that day at the Mascot Airport in Sydney, Australia he strapped a harness around his upper ...read more

  • Walking The Talk Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 5,671 views

    This is the 13th sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks". This sermon looks at 4 decisions God’s people must make.

    Sunday Morning February 16, 2003 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: ¡§Church On The Rocks¡¨ [#13] WALKING THE TALK 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:16 Introduction: 1. What is a Christian? What is the difference between a Christian and a Non-Christian? There are many people saying that we all ...read more

  • Playing Follow The Leader Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,313 views

    Leaders must lead with truth instead of deception, with grace instead of power, and with unswerving commitment to the the least and the lost.

    Several things prompt this message. First and foremost, I bring this message because I know that it is crucial to teach and re-teach our church’s vision. Everyone needs to understand what we are trying to do as a church. Just saying it once or twice does not get the story told. I want to ...read more

  • The Trouble With Tradition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,243 views

    How did Jesus deal with "Traditon." How can we apply His teaching to our practices today?

    The Trouble with Tradition Mark 7:1–13 INTRODUCTION We obtain biblical authority from three ways: 1. Direct Command, 2. Divine Example and 3. Necessary Inference. When we come across anything for which we do not have a command, example or cannot infer proper action from clear biblical ...read more

  • Communion With Christ

    Contributed by James May on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,098 views

    A sermon preached in conjunction with the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Communion with Christ must begin before the observance of the Communion Ordinance.

    COMMUNION WITH JESUS CHRIST Communion - Interaction between two or more people; especially intimate association and interaction implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; and fellowship At the end of this morning’s service we will be observing the ...read more

  • Ministry: A Call Without Compromise

    Contributed by James Boyd on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,476 views

    In this study, we will examine how a person comes to occupy the ministry office, including the nature of the calling, the qualifications necessary to meet that calling and the avenue through which a person must go in order to answer the calling.

    The saying is true and irrefutable: If any man [eagerly] seeks the office of bishop (superintendent, overseer), he desires an excellent task (work).-1 Timothy 3:1, Amplified Bible We desire so thoroughly to know, and so heartily to love the truth, as ...read more

  • Scriptural Qualifications For Leadership

    Contributed by Ronald Hughes on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 4,636 views

    When choosing a board to lead your church make sure they come under the scrutiny of Gods Word.

    Scriptural Qualifications For Leadership 1Timothy 3: 8-10 Rev. R. B. Hughes INTRODUCTION 1 Timothy 3 gives us qualifications for two reasons: 1. To provide guidelines in local churches in leadership selection. (Acts 6) 2. To ...read more

  • Pitfalls Along The Way

    Contributed by James Groce on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,387 views

    When one yields to the high calling of God we become very vulnerable to heartbreaks and distortions. To pastor is a demanding role, almost like a mother and child.

    A HEART TO HEART TALK WITH PASTORS Hebrews 12:12-15 Key verse to keep in heart: Psalms 119:165; Great peace have they which love Thy law; AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM (meaning that NOTHING in the Word will ever be offensive to those that love the Word). Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift ...read more

  • Anhelo Por La Casa De Dios.

    Contributed by Jorge Alvarez on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 181 ratings
     | 61,576 views

    Este es un mensaje poderoso para quienes han dejado de interesarse en ir a la iglesia. Es necesario que quienes ya estan asistiendo a la iglesia... renueven sus actitudes.

    Anelo Por La Casa De Dios Salmo 84:1-12 Introduccion: July 28, 2002; morning service, Ebenezer, Union City, CA Es un Sabado como cualquier otro. Fabuloso! Vamos al Mall de compras, salimos a jugar pelota en el campo deportivo. Nos llevan a las peliculas. Salimos a comer al Chuky Cheese. En ...read more

  • Arise And Build

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Aug 3, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,982 views

    This is a sermon preached at the beginning of a major relocation building program.

    ARISE AND BUILD NEHEMIAH 2:20 ILL. I had a preacher friend tell me one time that he had always wondered what all those men at the ordination service were saying as they leaned down, placed their hands on the one being ordained, and whispered into his ear. He told me that he had found out what ...read more

  • Barnabas At Antioch

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 18, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,897 views

    A brief look at the work of a great pastor at a great church.

    BARNABAS AT ANTIOCH Acts 11:19-24 (vs.23) INTRO. Antioch was about 280 miles from Jerusalem. It was a city of some importance in the New Testament. It was here that the author of Acts, Dr. Luke was born as well as his friend Theophilus. It was to Antioch that many Christians fled after the ...read more

  • I Can Do All Things, Even Build A Church

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sackett on Sep 20, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 1,957 views

    A sermon looking at the hazards and opportunities as we start a building program

    “I CAN DO ALL THINGS, EVEN BUILD A CHURCH!” Acts 16:22-30; 2 Tim 3:12. Some of you might be wondering about the title of this message in relation to the Scripture passage. Normally, a message with this title would be associated with Philippians 4: 13 where at the end of a discussion about ...read more