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  • Start With Worship - Ezra Chapter 3

    Contributed by Hannah Pinkstone on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 10,528 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 16, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,503 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

  • Special Servants

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,500 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

  • Recognizing (And Recovering From) Spiritual Abuse

    Contributed by Jim Miller on May 18, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 6,989 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

  • Guideline #2: Worship God Together In Spirit And In Truth Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,341 views

    Authentic worship is essential for any church to function in a God-honoring way. Authentic worship is discussed by honestly answering three important question.

    SERIES: “GOD-GIVEN GUIDELINES FOR GROWING A GREAT CHURCH” (Material taken from Bob Russel’s When God Builds A Church) TEXT: JOHN 4:21-24 TITLE: GUIDELINE #2: “WORSHIP GOD TOGETHER IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH” INTRODUCTION: A. After attending church one Sunday morning, a ...read more

  • Stay In The Ship

    Contributed by Alex Shepherd on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 29,867 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

  • "Dancing Before God"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 12,466 views

    The Christian Life should be a daily dance before God.

    2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 “Dancing Before God” By: Rev. Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Have you ever been so immersed in worshipping God…that you completely forgot about yourself…that is…you lost all sense of self-consciousness? If you have, ...read more

  • Who Comes To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 14,074 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

  • "How Christians Should Respond To A Non-Christian World"

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on May 31, 2004
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,387 views

    This sermon was written after the 10 Commandments were removed from the Supreme Court Building in Alabama. It is a Biblical response to a society or government that is anything but Biblical.

    “How Christians Should Respond to a Non-Christian World” I Timothy 2:1-5 & Titus 3:1-2 1TI 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all ...read more

  • The Qualifications Of Deacons

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jun 6, 2004
    based on 174 ratings
     | 13,168 views

    A message concerning the calling and responsibilities of Deacons.

    The Qualifications of a Deacon July 13, 2003 1 Timothy 3:8-13 Sunday AM Intro: “Everything rises and falls on Leadership.” Setting: The Ephesian church had been blessed w/ great leadership. Acts 20 tells us it was founded by Paul who later turned it over to Timothy. During his time in ...read more

  • Pastors: God Called And Church Called

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 7, 2005
    based on 167 ratings
     | 47,452 views

    Consider the pastor’s call and a church’s response to that call

    God’s Glorious Church Pastors: God Called or Church Called? 1 Timothy 1:11 Woodlawn Baptist Church March 6, 2005 Introduction Have you ever received one of those chain letters that tells you to send a copy of the letter to several other people, add your name to the list, and so on? ...read more

  • Can You Here Me Now?

    Contributed by Bobby Sims, Jr. on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,720 views

    God Speaks through the man or women of God so that we his sheep can know his voice.

    “Can you hear me now?” 1 Samuel 3: 1-12 Many of us know of Samuel because of the 2 books of the O.T. that bares his name. We know Samuel to be used of God to anoint the 1st King God recognized. Samuel was a broken vessel mended by god, used to establish the kingdom of the house of Israel. ...read more

  • "Now Then..." Series

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 6,131 views

    How God gives new hope during the changing of the guard.

    Now Then… Joshua 1:1-5 Notice the “Now then…” statement by God. Why does God say this in reference to Moses? It almost sounds like He’s glad Moses is dead and gone. For us to fully appreciate why God is saying, “Now then…” we need to understand some things about Moses. Especially chosen ...read more

  • Loyal Leaders And Faithful Followers Series

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 15,936 views

    The qualities of successful leaders and successful followers.

    Loyal Leaders & Faithful Followers Joshua 1:10-18 George was 28 years old, single, and still living with his parents. One Sunday morning, George told his mother he wasn’t going to church. "First," he said, "I’m tired. Second, the people there don’t like me. And third, the sermons are dull." ...read more

  • Called By God Series

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Jul 15, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,506 views

    Some at Galatia were attempting to descredit Paul’s ministry. Paul emphasizes that he was not called by men but by God.

    CALLED BY GOD TEXT: Galatians 1:11-24 (NIV) 11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my previous ...read more