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  • How Does Jesus Organize His Church? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,198 views

    This sermon examines how Jesus organizes his church into elders, deacons, and the congregation.

    Introduction For the past few Sundays we have been studying the topic of the church. I have been preaching a short series of sermons titled, “Jesus Is Building His Church.” We examined the nature of the church, and made distinctions between a true and a false church. Today, I want to ...read more

  • Putting Women In Their Place In Church

    Contributed by Douglas Kinney on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,596 views

    What is the real role of women in the church? For those who insist that a women, "must be silent in church," you need to look at biblical church history.

    I Corinthians 14:34-36 Wives must not disrupt worship, talking when they should be listening, asking questions that could more appropriately be asked of their husbands at home. God’s Book of the law guides our manners and customs here. Wives have no license to use the time of worship for ...read more

  • God's Threefold Objective

    Contributed by Rich Vanarsdalen on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,120 views

    Look into the Book of Acts and see the threefold objective that God had for His church.

    God’s Threefold Objective (GTO) Acts Chapter 6:1-7 Today we will continue our study in the book of Acts – we have been looking at the early church over the last few weeks – really just to see what made them tick! We have been looking at what God was doing in those believers, how He was ...read more

  • The Passion And Purpose Of The Urban Pastor

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,479 views

    This sermon is a charge to the congregation for the ordination service of an inner city pastor.

    Ordination Service for Outreach Pastor - The Passion and Purpose of the Urban Pastor Ephesians 4:1-5, 11-13; 1 Peter 2:9-10 This is a very special day. I appreciate that you’ve joined us here today. This is a day where we come together to worship God, which has always been the way of God’s ...read more

  • Blind Pharisee

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,021 views

    This one looks at the similarities between modern "churchianity" and the Pharisees of Jesus’ day.

    Dakota Community Church November 19, 2006 Blind Pharisee John 9:1-41 Read the chapter. 1. Pharisees have a “private club” mentality. There are entrance requirements and membership has its privileges. There those who are “in” and those who are “out” and the distinctions are made clear ...read more

  • Rhythms Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Nov 13, 2008
     | 864 views

    Part 4 in series The Shape of Things to Come. Dave explains Wildwind’s membership commitments, why church membership is important, and asks people to consider membership in the church.

    Rhythms The Shape of Things to Come, prt. 4 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers September 27, 2008 It has been a long time, but after much preparation, a lot of money spent, and with more than a little bit of anxiety, the wedding day has finally come. The bride looks beautiful, having ...read more

  • An Over View Of The One Anothers Of The New Testament Series

    Contributed by Donald Rapp on Nov 12, 2008
     | 2,008 views

    This is the first in a series of messages on applying the one anothers of the New Testament.

    AN OVERVIEW OF ONE ANOTHER Introduction: One of the great things about doing what I do besides getting to meet lots of God’s people from all over the place is that I get to talk to people about the things that I feel are very important to the Church as a whole. A. I have always had an interest ...read more

  • Why Communion? Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,337 views

    Explains the purpose and meaning of communion from a Methodist theological persepctive

    Why Communion? 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Image: Nathan Hale Nathan Hale was a young man who had every prospect for a happy and fulfilling life. He was very well educated for his day—a Yale graduate in an era when very few went to college. He was vividly remembered and admired by his acquaintances ...read more

  • Tongues & Out Of Body Experiences .part 2 Series

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on May 14, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,101 views

    Part 2 of Tongue series. What does God have to say about His gifts to man?

    Tongues & Out of body experiences part 2. In part 1, we found out that the gift of tongs was real and that it was sanctioned by God. We found out that Jesus spoke in tongs along with all the Disciples and Apostil Paul. In Part 2 we will discuss the place of tongs in the boby and the church. ...read more

  • Freedom Of Conscience Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,543 views

    The role of conscience in interpretting Scripture.

    Freedom of Conscience On January 5th 1527 Felix Mantz, who was one of three of the initial leaders of the ‘Anabaptist’ movement in Switzerland during the reformation, was charged with re-baptising people. The Magistrate condemned him because in the Magistrate’s opinions Mantz’s doctrines were ...read more

  • I Have A Dream

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,322 views

    Building the kingdom of God

    Luke 14:28-30 I have a dream (vision) “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This ...read more

  • Rituals

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 25, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 786 views

    A religious person usually feels that he has a special standing before God, not only because of his intellectual assent to certain beliefs, but also because he keeps the ordinances, the rites, and the rituals of that religion. Paul shows in this passage t

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A railroad yardmaster called the telephone daily at exactly 11:45 to verify the time. After years of this ritual, the operator asked the yardmaster, "Why do you call each day at exactly the same time?" His reply, "I take my responsibilities very seriously, I call to ...read more

  • The Ancient Office Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,528 views

    The one office we see early in the book of Genesis that continues through eternity in the Book of Revelation is the office of elder! This office is so important that every Christian should understand and support it.

    The Ancient Office (I Peter 5:1-4) 1. A pastor thought God gave Him an idea, and he presented it in the monthly elders meeting. After giving his most impassioned plea and really “selling” the idea to the elder board, the board voted and voted down the pastors proposed changes 12-1. The head ...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
     | 795 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

  • Happy Churchgoers

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 8, 2005
    based on 69 ratings
     | 6,338 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