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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,651 views

    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) ...read more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,175 views

    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 ...read more

  • Transforming The Present Future

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,289 views

    5th in series of 6 on the 237 church. Based on Acts 2:47. The Internally Strong - Externally Focused Church

    Transforming the Present Future Acts 2:43-47 47 They praised God and were liked by all the people. Every day the Lord added those who were being saved to the group of believers. Last Spring I read a book by Reggie McNeal called "The Present Future". The title caught my eye. As I read the ...read more

  • What We Need To Do To Make The Church Alive

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Oct 26, 2004
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,580 views

    What the church should be

    WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE THE CHURCH ALIVE Matthew 16:1-5 3 you can’t read the obvious signs of the times!” “Why can’t you read the signs of the times?” It has been reported that in Briton every week there are 53,000 people who leave churches never to return again. Do you think ...read more

  • Pruning And Pinching Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,984 views

    HOw the secrets that grow a Bonsai tree will kill a church.

    Pruning and Pinching (On Not Becoming a Bonsai Church- Part 2) Luke 19:11-26 Recap: What is the first secret to keeping a Bonsai tree small? Keep the pot small. This week I want to share with you two more secrets for keeping the Bonsai small. They are things that sound unhealthy for ...read more

  • What Is Our Vision For This Year?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,306 views

    It seems that most Christians settle for a good life, but God has given us a great purpose in a Great Commission.

    WHAT SHALL WE DO? WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR THIS YEAR? This is it... ACTS 1:8 I watched the longest baseball game in postseason history this week. The Yankees and the Red Sox battled it out for 14 innings. The teams played back-to-back marathon games that totaled 26 innings almost 11 hours ...read more

  • Dealing With Today's Church

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    Part two of two -- this sermon addresses the issue of what kind of church should we be coming to

    DEALING WITH TODAY’S CHURCH The Kind Of Church We Should Be Coming To …. INTRODUCTION: This morning, I would like to take a look at the thought of the kind of church we should be coming too. Paul, at the end of the book of acts defines the church in some very sobering words. He says this, ...read more

  • Popping The Questions Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,501 views

    This is the first sermon of the series, and looks at the Paul’s focus and concern regarding the Corinthian Church

    POPPING THE QUESTIONS OF THE CHURCH 1 Corinthians 1:1-19 Introduction: As we begin a study in First Corinthians, we need to lay a little groundwork so to speak. Paul founded the Corinthian Church during his second missionary journey … Acts 18:1-18 records the founding of the church Acts ...read more

  • Essentials Of The Church- Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Jan 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,333 views

    In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul is clear that we’re not to be over-awed by the world and the physical, but to focus on Christ.

    Essential of the Church- 1 Cor. 2 Townships December 12, 2004 The Corinthian church was an unusual church, yet not so much different, in many ways, from a church of this century might be. It had grown up in an environment of deep questing for excellence. People sought to know, to understand, ...read more

  • "Claudius And Herod And Elymas; Oh, My!"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 20, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,278 views

    (or, Bad politicians, terrorists and false prophets)

    (or, “Bad Politicians, Terrorists and False Prophets”) I’ve chosen a rather long portion of scripture to preach from, but I do not intend to do an expository study of these 41 verses today, so you can rest assured that this will, eventually, come to a close. What I want to do is take ...read more

  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing...

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jan 20, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,734 views

    A message addressing the reality of time catching up to our rural church. This is an initial call to embrace a paradigm shift within church and society. In order to speak to a new generation, we have to be willing to find new methods of communication.

    Matthew 4:12-23 Paonia United Methodist Church January 23, 2005 “When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing” Can you remember back to when I gave you a message that Began with the words… Life is complicated? Well, this morning starts off with a similar statement. Life is ...read more

  • "No Competition"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 20, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,902 views

    In Christ, we are free to be the people we were created to be.

    Matthew 20:20-28 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 “No Competition” Who are the truly great? Probably not those whose names quickly come to our minds… …because the truly great don’t tend to make the headlines, the tabloids or the evening news. In our Gospel Lesson for this morning we see that ...read more

  • Power In Partnership

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 22,353 views

    There is true power in the church when the pastor and the people partner together to accomplish the work of Christ.

    Power in Partnership Exodus 17:8-13 February 8, 2004 Introduction World’s Fair Partnership During the summer of 1904 an unlikely partnership was formed at the World’s Fair St. Louis. The summer was unusually hot and people were searching the fair for something to help cool them off and ...read more

  • The Seven Characteristics Of A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on May 17, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,152 views

    This passage in Acts takes a look at the seven characteristics of a healthy church. This has to be true of your church for it to grow.

    The Seven Characteristics of a Healthy Church Acts 2:42-47 A. It has to be a LEARNING church. (v. 42a) John 8:31-32; Acts 14:22; 20:7; 2 Timothy 3:14; 2 Peter 3:1-2, 17-18; Matthew 28:19-20 B. It has to be a LISTENING church. (v. 42b) Acts 1:14; 4:31; 6:4; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; ...read more

  • Team Ministry Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Jun 20, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,405 views

    A message challenging the church to join together as a Team to accomplish the Great Commission.

    "Team Ministy" Pastor Glenn Newton 8-20-2000 TEXT: ECCLE. 4:9-10 ECC 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! This morning, I want to talk ...read more