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  • The Ministry: Luck Of The Draw?

    Contributed by Robert Baker on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,457 views

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter, series B, focusing on Christ’s gift of the called and ordained ministry to His church for the forgiveness of sins.

    7Easter2003b "The Luck of the Draw” Acts 1:15-26 June 1, 2003 © 2003, Robert C. Baker, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, FL Our reading from Acts this morning, recording the selection of Matthias to take the place of Judas among the twelve apostles, might have struck us as, well, a little ...read more

  • Playing Follow The Leader Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 5,186 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

  • Men & Women: Different But Equal Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 6,499 views

    Two ways men and women are different in the church, and one way they are equal.

    [Note:  This sermon was introduced by a drama called "God’s Plan?"].   Men and women really are different. So different one author says that it’s almost like men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The feminist movement in America has accomplished a lot of things--many of them good ...read more

  • Ecclesiology: The Doctrine Of The Christian Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 12, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,030 views

    This is the 1st study in the study "Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy".

    Series: Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy[#1] ECCLESIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1 Timothy 3:1-5; 5:1-6:2 Introduction: 1. Peter’s confession of Christ. Matthew 16:13-19 2. All believers in Christ are part of the Church. 3. God has a structure for the local congregation. ...read more

  • Worship For The Disciple Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 15, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,530 views

    How does one enjoy the "presence" of the Lord

    Came across a comment by a missionary in Paraguay. Who wrote, “While …serving in Paraguay, a Maka Indian named Rafael came to sit on my porch. I was eating and went out to see what he wanted. He responded, "Ham, henek met." Again I asked what I could do for him, but the answer was the same. I ...read more

  • Who Comes To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 12,869 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

  • "Why" Go To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,648 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. ...read more

  • What Happens When You Come To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,519 views

    The Third and final sermon in a series on church.

    THE WHO, WHAT, AND WHY’S OF GOING TO CHURCH “WHAT” HAPPENS WHEN YOU COME TO CHURCH LUKE 15:11-31 Have you ever found yourself in God’s lost and found box? You see this boy found himself in the father’s lost and found box. He stepped out of his father’s protection, and ended up lost. He ...read more

  • Special Servants

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,265 views

    A study of Deacons: Definition, Divine Order, and Designation.

    Special Servants 1 Timothy 3:8–13 INTRODUCTION • Last week (insert names) was set before you a deacon. • What an exciting time! To see a church grow spiritually. • Elders have asked me to speak on this subject. MAIN BODY I. Definition A. Our English work for Deacon is translated from ...read more

  • Let The Pastor Move Over Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 4,915 views

    Discover Jesus’ job description for the pastor.

    (Message title and Scripture passage taken from John Maxwell’s series, MAKE YOUR MOVE) We are beginning a 4-part series titled, “The Dynamics of Church.” We’ll be looking at how God intends His Church to work. Again, when we talk about God’s Church, we’re talking about God’s people living and ...read more

  • Go To Him Outside The Camp

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Aug 15, 2003
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,232 views

    Going to Him outside the camp means: "go to 1)THE BLOOD." "Think outside 2)THE BOX." "Have a heart for 3)THE BANISHED."

    ¡§Go to Him outside the camp¡¨ Hebs 13:7-14 WBC 17/8/03pm I¡¦ve got a strong word for you, tonight. - what¡¦s its context? - Hebrews: letter to Jews who were in danger of reneging their faith. Going back. Reverting to Judaism. o Because of pressure, persecution and disappointment The ...read more

  • The Trouble With Tradition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 73 ratings
     | 3,695 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

  • This Sanctuary We Dedicate

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 2, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,129 views

    King Solomon dedicated the completed temple to Israel’s God. Any sanctuary must be properly dedicated to the Lord. To what purposes is it to dedicated? 6 purposes to which our sanctuary is dedicated. This sanctuary we dedicate to God’s...

    THIS SANCTUARY WE DEDICATE—1Kings 7:51—8:53 King Solomon dedicated the completed temple to Israel’s God. Any sanctuary must be properly dedicated to the Lord. To what purposes is this sanctuary dedicated? 6 purposes to which our sanctuary is dedicated. 1—This sanctuary we dedicate ...read more

  • 3 Easter B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on May 2, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 2,321 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

  • Blessed Ignorance, Jesus Is Mine Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 10, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,720 views

    We claim to know too much, as we want to make ourselves elite, we want to close off new ideas. Know nothing but the servant heart (a sermon for deacon ordination).

    The psalmist says, “He has put a new song in my mouth.” And so I took that very literally and composed a new song for church today. Do you want to hear me sing it? It’s called, “Blessed ignorance, Jesus is mine” You say you don’t think you know that one? You say you think I got that wrong? ...read more