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  • Let There Be A New And Better Way

    Contributed by Samuel Wilder on Jan 9, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    Making changes is tough and too often we do what Moses did and snap back to doing things the way we’ve always done them, but that’s not always God’s way!

    “Let There Be a New and Better Way” – Numbers 20:8-12 January 2, 2005 Read Numbers 20:8-12 Ask: Do you notice anything wrong in that passage? Look again… – God tells Moses to gather up three things: Aaron, his brother and “assistant pastor”; the staff, the symbol of Moses’ more

  • Ministry: A Call Without Compromise

    Contributed by James Boyd on Aug 29, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    In this study, we will examine how a person comes to occupy the ministry office, including the nature of the calling, the qualifications necessary to meet that calling and the avenue through which a person must go in order to answer the calling.

  • Eating The Bread Of Heaven

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 8, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    The Communion, the Eucharist, the Lord’s Table -- whatever we name it -- is, by the Lord’s teaching in John 6, the seat and center of our existential experience of intimacy with Christ.

    Fourth Sunday in Lent Exodus 16:9-15, 1 Corinthians 10:14-22, John 6:10-58 “Eating the Bread of Heaven” Jesus’ feeding the 5,000 is understandably one of the most preached passages from John’s gospel. I am sure you have heard a great many sermons on it. I know I have. I’ve even preached a more

  • Good Head--Bad Heart Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on May 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The local church at Ephesus had a rich history of strong Christian leadership from Paul, through Timothy to John. They had been very effective in keeping their doctrine pure. But, in their zeal to keep themselves doctrinally pure, they left their first l

    It seems as if the news is filled every day with scandals. Government scandals, corporate scandals, all kinds of scandals. It seems that even our own WVU is involved in a scandal. And this one doesn’t have anything to do with the football team. It seems that the governor’s daughter was awarded more

  • At Jesus' Feet

    Contributed by Alton Coleman on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Everything we need can be found at the feet of Jesus Christ.

    At Jesus’ Feet Scripture Reading: Luke 7:36-50 Introduction: Almost everyone has some special place they would like to be (i.e., Hawaii, Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, etc.). Of all the wonderful and beautiful places that our Lord has created, the most wonderful place for a person to more

  • Tips For Fund Raising

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    God is able to make every grace overflow to you...

    Tips for Fundraising: 2Cor. 9:8 1. Project your ministry, not yourself. - “For we are not proclaiming ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.” 2Cor. 4:5 2. You are not alone in this endeavor. - “…I will never leave you or forsake you.” Heb. more

  • The Office Of The Pastor

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Feb 29, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    Pastors are under attack today as never before. Many are overworked, underpaid, stressed-out & crumbling under the pressure of unrealistic expectations & constant crisis. Satan wants to destroy the church & he makes pastors special targets of his attack.

    The Office of the Pastor Intro.: Pastors are under attack today as never before. Many are overworked, underpaid, stressed-out and crumbling under the pressure of unrealistic expectations and constant crisis of their flock. Many churches demand more of their pastors than any person could do. Many more

  • Sealing The Deal Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Neh 9:38-10:39 about the covenant signing commitment ceremony that the people made as a culmination of the revival that began in Neh 8.

    Text: Nehemiah 9:38-10:39, Title: Sealing the Deal, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/23/07, PM A. Opening illustration: talk about that conversation that James Boice had with his psychiatrist friend about why people have a lot of counseling but rarely any real change—Boice Comm p. 106 B. Background to more

  • On The Day Of Pentecost

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jun 8, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Sermon about the events of pentecost and how they relate to the church today.

    Significance of Pentecost Old Testament-Jewish A. Harvest of the First fruits It was harvest festival when the firstfruit of the grain harvest was presented to God (Lev 23:17). As is this day signifies the beginning of the harvest for the souls of the world. On this day God’s spirit more

  • How To Be A Christians Without Being Religious

    Contributed by George Little on Jul 22, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    Can a person be a Christian without all the religious trappings? When people reject religion what do they reject? Are we talking the same language?

    How to be a Christian Without Being Religious James 1:27, Matthew 23:26-28 1. What do you think of when I use the word religion? ∑ For some it is large impressive cathedrals both old and new ∑ Others it is the experience of worship in a church assembly ∑ For others it is more

  • Waiting On Monday

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Aug 22, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    Consider the reasons why a person prioritizes weekly activities more than the Lord’s day.

    Have you ever been guilty of anticipating Monday more than enjoying worship and service to God on Sunday? What causes a person to anticipate Monday to the exclusion of the Lord’s day? In the book of Amos we find this subject addressed. The Israelite people said "When will the New Moon be past, that more

  • The Responsibility Of Elders In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    In the Scriptures, Pastors are referred to as "bishop, elder, and overseer." Why are they referred to in this way. In this message, Pastor Steve will examine these and more terms as he talks about the responsibility of elders in the church.

    We have completed our look at what elders are to be and now we’re looking at what elders are to do. In doing that, I would like to define the term that is found in 1 Timothy 3:1. It is the term translated "bishop." The term "bishop" is not a good translation because "it carries modern more

  • What Do I Wnat Our Future Church To Be Like

    Contributed by James Bryant on Jul 18, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon expresses what is most important in the church. Hope you enjoy it...

    WHAT DO I WANT OUR FUTURE CHURCH TO BE LIKE (Acts 1 & 2) Acts 2: 1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3: more

  • Worship 4 Series

    Contributed by Clyde White on Sep 8, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Here was a devoted, God fearing man, who was working for the one of the worst immoral sinners of all time. Yet, even in that undesirable position, he served the Lord faithfully. There is a message here for us in this day and age, but you will need to ch

    We are taking a short interim study on "Worship" and some of its implications. In our brief and incomplete study of worship, we saw that true worship always brings change to the life of the one worshiping, to be more like the One being worshiped. There are many areas of our lives that true worship more

  • How To Stop The Church From Charging Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jun 18, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    How do you stop a rhino from charging? Take away his credit card!! :) But seriously, there are those who would stop the church from charging forward. How will the church combat these enemies?

    Introduction 1. Last Sunday Night, I told the (lame) joke about how to stop a charging rhino (you take away his credit card)… • In spite of how lame that joke was, I did get a few laughs… • During that service, we learned some of the challenges that face our missionaries… • Disease, danger, more