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  • Staying Focused In Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 199 ratings
     | 54,693 views

    How to respond to discouragement when it feels like we’re spinning our wheels. Part of a giving campaign series.

    The last few years motivational posters have gotten popular. You know what I mean: those posters with a photograph followed by an inspirational saying underneath the picture. We have a few of them in the green room for our musicians on our worship team. Many of you probably have them hanging in ...read more

  • Turning Your Priorities Into Action Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 9,263 views

    Three principles for translating our priorities into action in our lives. Part of a giving campaign series.

    Today is a very important and exciting day in the life of our congregation. First of all this is the weekend of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of what Christians down through the ages have called holy week. Holy week is the last week of Jesus Christ’s life before his resurrection from the ...read more

  • Being Culturally Relevant

    Contributed by Ronald Ferrell on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 240 ratings
     | 40,315 views

    With so many changes taking place in our culture today, IS THE CHURCH KEEPING PACE? Our MESSAGE must never change, but our METHODS do in order to reach the culture we’ve been commissioned to reach.

    October 13, 2002 – Covington, IN BEING CULTURALLY RELEVANT 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 It is a common mistake. Pastors and churches can be trapped by this misunderstanding and never know it. Specifically, that the church must do little more than open its doors on Sunday, and the non-Christian ...read more

  • Start With Worship - Ezra Chapter 3

    Contributed by Hannah Pinkstone on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 10,527 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

  • Ordination Sermon

    Contributed by Emil Boniog on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 96 ratings
     | 18,616 views

    A charge to the candidate based on Acts 13:1-4 outlining the following requirements for ordination: COMMUNION, CONSECRATION, & COMMISSION; and a charge to the congregation based on 1 Timothy 5:17-19 outlining their threefold ministry to their pastor, name

    ORDINATION SERMON Acts 13:1-4 & 1 Timothy 5:17-19 A WORD FOR THE PASTOR INTRODUCTION This morning, I want to share some thoughts from the Word of God. I have chosen two passages for our meditation. The first is Acts 13:1-4. · “1Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Jan 20, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,831 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

  • The Dreams Of A Community Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,016 views

    This is part 1 of my 5 week series on what the church needs to look like in the emerging culture. This looks specifically at what the early church looked like, and what those practices can look like in our world.

    If you have your bibles, you can open them to Acts 2. We are starting a 5 week series today called an elemental church. This is an exciting series for me, because I hope at the end of the 5 weeks, you will have a better idea about how I think about church. Some of my hopes and dreams for us as a ...read more

  • Our Call To Worship

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Sep 4, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 18,299 views

    The beginning of the Church year (Fall) and all of its activities calls for a renewal of commitment and repentance to do the Lord’s work. This Psalm is a call to worship and a call to battle for the church and its ministries.

    OUR CALL TO WORSHIP Last week as I was walking my dog a verse came to my mind: “The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it…” I had not memorized this phrase, nor do I recall a song that would grab me the way this phrase did. I shrugged it off and continued the canine ritual. A few days ago ...read more

  • Structured For Service Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on May 15, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,329 views

    In 2004 we began a reorganization process in our church. We are moving to become a “Purpose Driven Church”. This sermon is designed to help the congregation understand our structure and functions. This sermon is for a unique situation.

    Structured For Service “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.” Several months ago I was trying to grasp how our church is organized. How it is to operate. How it is structured. I had a copy of our by-laws in front of me and started drawing a diagram of how our church maintenance is to be ...read more

  • Effective Leaders

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jul 1, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,290 views

    This sermon deals with biblical qualifications for those who desire to be elders and deacons within the church.

    Effective Leaders For Christ 2/28/93 R/87 Text 1 Tim. 3:1-7 1 Sam 16:1-12 John 13:1-17 .ls2 Today we are seeking to ordain on behalf of the entire Presbyterian Church, those men and women that we believe that God has called to ...read more

  • Do You Know Him? Series

    Contributed by James White on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,881 views

    • Jesus was saying that the church in the last days will point to ministry for validation. They will point to gifts, they will point to ministry, they will point to how many souls were saved. But in all the ministry, all the gifts of the spirit working,

  • Gathering The Flock

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,253 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

  • Christianity Made Simple

    Contributed by David Cambridge on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,780 views

    Are you one of those people who thinks Christianity has become over-complicated? If so, then lesson may help.

    Christianity Made Simple Hold To The Traditions Which Have Been Handed Down Introduction A. Hold fast to traditions. 1. In the following Scripture, Paul exhorts Christians to cling to the traditions that have been handed down to them. "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the ...read more

  • Scriptural Qualifications For Leadership

    Contributed by Ronald Hughes on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 4,694 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

  • Worship Faithfully Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,588 views

    What does the church expect of a member. These are not what we consider man-made expectations, but God given expectations of every member of Christ’s Church