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  • Does Tradition Hinder Us?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,200 views

    This world changes daily, and so do our churches. But people resist change, opting for tradition instead. We forget that Jesus was all about change. This message explores the "why" of change. Audio & text will be placed at - www.sermonlist.com

    It was just a few years ago when you would go to a restaurant and if there was a waiting list, you would be called by name when they had an empty table. Have you been to Outback recently? They give you a pager and when it is you turn, they page you. When they dial your pager, an electronic ...read more

  • A Riot In Ephesus

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Feb 2, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,097 views

    Paul’s Teaching turns Ephesus Upside Down

    I. PRAYER II. Introduction a. I recently read an article by a man who compared a baby monitor to the Holy Spirit. You see, one day while trying out the new baby monitor in his infant’s room, he whispered into it “Can you hear me?” b. His house was like most others with a mother and a newborn, ...read more

  • When Human Barriers Come Down, Heavenly Blessings Come Down! Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Jan 20, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,736 views

    We all have built-in prejudices that God must break down before we be truly effective with the Gospel. We see Him doing just that in our text.

    When human barriers come down, HEAVENLY BLESSINGS come down! Acts 10:1-34 Have you ever noticed that the guy driving slower than you is always a jerk, whereas the guy driving faster than you is always a maniac? By fallen nature, we’re all prone to justify ourselves and to condemn those ...read more

  • Character Counts Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,253 views

    Third in a series from 1 Timothy. This message deals with the qualifications for church leaders.

    Read 1 Timothy 3:1-12 The following is a confidential report on several candidates being considered for positions of church leadership. Adam: Good man but problems with his wife. Also one reference told of how his wife and he enjoy walking nude in the woods. Noah: Former pastorate of 120 ...read more

  • A Call To Serve

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,061 views

    The role of deacon is a ministry of service.

    A CALL TO SERVE Acts 6.1-7; I Timothy 3.8-13 S: Church Structure C: Deacons Th: A People with Purpose Pr: THE ROLE OF DEACON IS A MINISTRY OF SERVICE. ?: How? How do we come to that conclusion? KW: Issues TS: We will find in our study of Scripture four issues that will guide us in our ...read more

  • God's Solution For Tough Times

    Contributed by Herson Gonzalez on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,826 views

    We all go through tough times. We all go through the shadow of the valley of death. The life is a combination of values and satifaction, of defeats and victories, of failures and successes, and of mountains and valleys. Crisis doesn’t only show our c

    God’s Solution for Tough Times We all go through tough times We all go through the shadow of the valley of death The life is a combination of values and satifaction, of defeats and victories, of failures and successes, and of mountains and valleys. Crisis doesn’t only show our ...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
     | 7,275 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

  • Who Comes To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 13,918 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

  • Gathering The Flock

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,214 views

    What attracts people to a pastor? The Scriptures are filled with examples of men who drew others after them in love for God. Men such as Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, had vast numbers of followers. On the other hand, men such as Elijah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

    GATHERING THE FLOCK INTRODUCTION: A. WHAT ATTRACTS PEOPLE TO A PASTOR? 1. The Scriptures are filled with examples of men who drew others after them in love for God. 2. Men such as Moses, David, Peter, and Paul, had vast numbers of followers. 3. On the other hand, men such ...read more

  • Of Sheep & Shepherds

    Contributed by Kent Hawkins on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 123 ratings
     | 2,298 views

    The Motivation, Manner & Reward of Being An Elder.

    Of Sheep & Shepherds Commercial currently airing that shows a lonely shepherd with a cell phone. As he makes a phone call, those he calls begin arriving in droves, until he surrounded by 100s of people. Wonder how many real shepherds spend a lot of time on a cell phone? Lonely! As ...read more

  • Marks Of A Good Leader

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 75 ratings
     | 16,294 views

    Let’s consider from the life of Barnabas some marks of a good leader and how we can apply them to our lives. 1- Looks for God at work 2- Encourages others 3- Influences others for Christ

    INTRO.- ILL.- Someone asked: How do you know when a politician is telling the truth? When he pulls his ear, he is telling the truth. When he rubs his nose, he is telling the truth, but when he opens his mouth, he is lying. I’m sure that’s how many people feel about most politicians. ILL.- ...read more

  • We're All In This Together

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Oct 25, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,091 views

    Learning to Unite the church...Cool Video Setup

    Setup- Video Clip from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL The last scene/song "We’re All in this Together" We’re all in this together As Christians were meant to be a UNIT…FAMILY…GROUP…We go Together John 17:20-22 One of the last things on Jesus’ mind... Was the church being the church. 1. Walk ...read more

  • "The Church, God's Footstool"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Oct 18, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,085 views

    God does not live in a box, and his name is not Jack! The local Church should be likened unto a footstool. An easy five point outline to preach.

    Sub Title: "God’s name is not Jack!" Introduction: Although King David had accomplished many things in his life, his greatest desire was to build a Temple in God’s honor. All of the other kings and kingdoms had built great Temples to their gods, it was time, David thought, to build a Temple ...read more

  • Why A Church Covenant

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,154 views

    Church members need to have an agreement concerning how they will conduct themselves with respect to the local church of which they are a part.

    The context of this verse has to do with the use of tongues, and other spiritual gifts, in the church. While all churches certainly need to make the Bible their standard for faith and practice, different churches tend to interpret things differently. Therefore, it is wise for a local church to ...read more

  • How Can We Keep From Singing? Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,753 views

    49th in a series from Ephesians. The kind of music that flows from our lives when we are controlled by the Holy Spirit.