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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    A review of Paul's challenge to the church regarding its purpose and the importance of pressing forward to serve Christ by serving others.

    BACKGROUND TO PHILIPPIANS LOVE LETTER WRITTEN TO A CHURCH encouraging them of their purpose. Q: What is the Purpose of the Church? Q: What is Your Purpose to the Church? KEY VERSE: PHILIPPIANS 3:12 READ VERSE 12 1. ‘not that I have already obtained all this’ (3.12) more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    The core values contained in our church purpose statement.

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS sermon ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC ------------- April 18, 2004 ------------- 1Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you more

  • Every Member A Minister Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Nov 30, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Part 5 of our Mission/vision Series.

    Sermon-10/8/06-E:Every Member a Minister Turn to John 13 Intro-Insurance Claim-A man injured on the job filed an insurance claim. The insurance company requested more information, so the man wrote the insurance company the following letter of explanation: Dear Sirs: I am writing in more

  • Encourage Each Other

    Contributed by Daniel Devilder on Dec 6, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Thesis: Our Christian Family Is to Strengthen one another’s Spiritual Heart (commitment). Part of a few sermons that dealt with Dallas Willard’s "VIM:" Vision, Intent, Means, crucial elements of discipleship. This is on the "means" of growth.

    Strengthening God’s Family Dan’s sad senior year last mile race (i thought i could win districts, and my teammates just laughed. Sometimes that is the feeling we have about those who are supposed to love us. Read text. Dallas Willard’s acronym “VIM” today is on "M:" more

  • Koinonia Ekklesias I Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jun 30, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 2:42-43 about the qualities and character of the early church

    Text: Acts 2:42-43, Title: Koinonia Ekklesias, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/1/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Some story about the reformers kicking off the Reformation with a conviction to recapture the spirit of the NT church. B. Background to passage: Luke gives us a glimpse of the life of the early more

  • Jesús Es El Mesías

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Jun 30, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Jesús es el Mesías; nosotros, sólo sus siervos

    Jesús es el Mesías Intro: En algún lugar en casa de mis padres aun debe estar una medalla plateada con la figura a relieve de un atleta griego coronado con laureles y con la leyenda: “Campeón Goleador”. Esa era mi medalla…por supuesto, en un campeonato en el que participé cuando estaba en primero more

  • Why? #2 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Jul 1, 2007

    As a church our purpose has to be to make a difference by Changing Live for Time and Eternity. Why must we do this? (This is the second in a 5 part series)

    (For the accompanying powerpoint - * In September, 1991, the ruling government of the Soviet Union admitted something it had denied for nearly sixty years. During the Stalin era, officials once forgot to set the national clocks more

  • What? #1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    As a church our purpose has to be to make a difference by Changing Live for Time and Eternity. What does this mean? (This is the first in a 5 part series)

    “Changing Lives for Time and Eternity” “Why?” #1 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (For the accompanying powerpoint - > READ TEXT. Please notice the last three words; “fulfill your ministry”. What does this mean? > First of all we know that more

  • Get Into The Game!

    Contributed by Phil Layton on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Turn with me in your Bibles to Ephesians 4. As I was preparing for what I would teach on this Lord’s Day, I really felt this passage was essential and formative, and little did I know that Pastor Dale has already taught through some of the truths in this

    Eph. 4:11-16 Sermon– Get into the game (Preached by pastoral candidate Phil Layton on Sept. 3, 2006) Turn with me in your Bibles to Ephesians 4. As I was preparing for what I would teach on this Lord’s Day, I really felt this passage was essential and formative, and little did I know that more

  • The Role Of Women In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 31 ratings

    What does the Bible say about a woman’s role? Is she to be a pastor or what? In this message, Pastor Steve examines a woman’s role in light of 1 Timothy 2:11-12

    1 Timothy 2:11-12 says, “A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” When Paul gave these instructions to Timothy, he gave three principles regarding women’s ministry in the more

  • Love One Another And Everyone Else!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jul 1, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Paul the church planter sends Timothy to encourage the church and to report back. Paul prays that they will have the love of Jesus for each other AND for everyone else. My prayer is that we will have Jesus’ love for each other, AND for everyone else!

    [This is the first sermon I preached in Billericay. I hope you will forgive the nonsense at the start and then hear God’s call on us to love one another and to love the lost] Let me begin by saying that I cannot remember the last time I preached from this book. However, let me also say that I more

  • Are You A Revolutionary Part 4

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    The seven passions of a Revolutionary are defined for us in the book of Acts. These Scriptures are important to us because they describe the very nature of the life of the early church as it began to form immediately after Jesus returned to heaven.

    Are you a Revolutionary? Are you transforming your entire life to emulate that of Jesus Christ’s? Are you transforming your entire perspective to emulate that of Jesus Christ’s? Your spiritual practices? Your attitude? Your character? Your faith? Your relationships? Your behavior? God more

  • While We Wait Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    First in a series on the early church from Acts 1-4. This message deals with how to wait on God.

    Note: Although my outline is very similar to a great sermon by Medford Foskey on this same passage, I only read his sermon after completing most of the work on mine. However I did "steal" his opening story. “It is a sin to be good if God has called us to be great.” That is the first line more

  • "The Model Church”

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    The greatest virtue in the world is love. Without love, man cannot have abundant life. In actuality, without love man is nothing. Paul knew this. This is why he went before God and prayed that the Thessalonian church and its believers might grow in love,

    Biblical Text: 1 Thes. 3:9-13 (KJV) “For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? Now God himself and our more

  • Eye On The Horizon Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 4 ratings


    Living as a Lighthouse February 18th, 2007 1 Thess 4:13-5:11 An Eye on the Horizon In 1879 The greatest annual loss of life in the New England fisheries occurred, with 29 vessels and 249 fishermen lost at sea. During that year many women found themselves on lonely widow walks with and more