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  • Direction

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Every church needs direction, a vision that kees us from coming unglued. We find that direction in the five functions of a New Testament Church

    THE WINDOW Bible-Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC a fellowship of faith, family and friendships Dr. Russell Brownworth, pastor July 11, 2004 Allow me to take your mind back 4 ½ years ago. Some (many) of you were sitting in the fellowship hall. more

  • Able To Accomplish Abundantly Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    God intends for the church to be the instrument of redemption, full-faceted, and intends for us, though we may think we are inadequate, to be its agents. Challenge your imaginations as to what the church might be able to do by letting God do what He is a

    If you were to ask the average person, out on the street, what he thinks of the church, what answers might you get? What do people think about churches? I’m sure I don’t know the half of it. But I know some of the things they say: They say that church is all talk. Ceaseless talk. Noisy gongs more

  • Becoming An Acts 1:8 Church

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    The goal of the local church is to become an Acts 1:8 Church - a dynamic church alive with the power of God. The early church in Acts is our model.

    Becoming an Acts 1:8 Church -God’s Word Around the World- Acts 1:8 Acts 17:16-23 Our goal for the Willow Vale Church is to become an Acts 1:8 Church. The history of the church as recorded in the Book of Acts reveals a dynamic church. The church was alive with the power of God. The church more

  • Fast Food Is It Good For You?

    Contributed by Bruce Smith on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    We all want God’s presence but how can we have it if we are eating the wrong food. Waiting on God

    We all should know the answer to that but are we listening? Fast food is great when you are in a hurry and you haven’t got the time to prepare a meal! Unfortunately there is a big down side. Most fast food is high in sugar and saturated fats and lack a lot in nutritional value. The end more

  • The Importance Of Knowing What You Believe And Why

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Aug 16, 2004
    based on 3 ratings

    Do you know what you believe, and why you believe it? There are some serious reasons you should. This message is part of a series, and focuses on Bible truth regarding the Church.

    CBC = 15 Aug. 2004 = 6 P.M Page 3 of 3 What do you believe, and why? = # 3 = (various, topical) We have been discussing the importance of knowing what you believe and why - 2 Tim. 3.16-17 = It’s God’s Word = Particular purposes = Maturing up to do good works - What’s the best good work we more

  • A Ministry Of Vision

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 27 ratings

    If a church is to grow it must have vision from God and Jesus is our best model for this.

    A Ministry Of Vision Mark 8:1-10 I. Vision Comes Out of Concern (V. 1-3) A. Concern for Our Community (v. 1) 1. It is a Matter of Obedience (Acts 1:8) 2. It is a Matter of Foresight (Gen 12:1-2) B. Concern for The Empty (v. 2) 1. It is a Matter of Compassion (v. 2a) 2. It is a Matter of more

  • Edified And Multiplied.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    What we have here is a perfect balance. Sometimes a church will put all emphasis in one direction and doesn’t balance out.

    Edified and multiplied. Acts 9:31. 08/22/04 When you study the book of Acts, what you see is the progress of the church. You find the birth and the development of the New Testament church. As we read along in this wonderful book we find what the church is to be about. We get snapshots and more

  • The Church's Main Business.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Any organization, institution or business justifies its existence only in so far as it carries out the purpose for which it was founded.

    The church’s main business. Matthew 28:16 -- 20. 08/15/04 In your opinion, what is the church’s main business? Why has this church been sitting in Sandy Ridge for a number of years? Any organization, institution or business justifies its existence only in so far as it carries out the more

  • Vision Sunday

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    A sermon that casts vision for our church, and at the end I share our goals.

    Vision Sunday Pastor Glenn Newton August 22, 2004 Jer. 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will more

  • Does The Church Really Matter Anymore?:hot Topics 2004 Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 32 ratings

    Theme: The Church matters when the church does what it’s been called to do! (worship - minister - witness - fellowship - discipleship)

    “Does the Church Really Matter Anymore” Hot Topics 2004 ~ Wakelee Church ~ August 22, 2004 Matthew 28:16-20, Hebrews 10:23-25, Acts. 2:1-47 (verses taken from NKJV unless noted) Theme: The Church matters when the church does what it’s been called to do! Introduction: (I started more

  • We Depend On Each Other Series

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Acts 2 points to the ways the early church depended on each other. As a church family today, we depend on each other; points use acrostic HELP. Holiness, Enthusiasm, Labor, People.

    I have researched Sermon Central as well as many other sources in preparing this sermon. BEING THE CHURCH GOD WANTS US TO BE: WE DEPEND ON EACH OTHER August 29, 2004 Jay Robison Acts 2:42-47 Sunday began sermon series leading to TBC B-day Sept 19 Looking at 1st few chapters of Acts more

  • Looking For The Perfect Church: Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    When we get to heaven we’ll be surprised who is and isn’t there.

    January 26, 2003 Morning Service Text: Luke 14:15-24 Subject: Christ’s Invitation. Title: Looking for the Perfect Church: Part 3 The perfect church! What do we know about it? Well we know that it is not here yet. Jesus spoke to seven churches in Revelation. Some of them probably more

  • Dead Man Walking Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 97 ratings

    The beauty of the gospel is displayed as Paul contrasts life before Christ to life in Christ and reveals to his readers a future to look towards and apurpose to live for.

    “Dead Man Walking” Ephesians 2:1-10 Focus: The beauty of the gospel is displayed as Paul contrasts life before Christ to life in Christ and reveals to his readers a future to look towards and a purpose to live for. Function: To lead the congregation up close to this huge passage where more

  • The New Testament Church: Its Beginning Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    The New Testament Church was created by God through the preaching of the rsurrection with the purpose of proclaiming pardon to all mankind.

    The New Testament Church, Its Beginning Acts 2:1-6, 37-41 INTRO.: Barton W. Stone was born Christmas Eve in 1772 in Port Tobacco, Maryland. His father died while he was still a baby. He watched his older brothers leave home to fight in the Revolutionary War. He listened to the sounds of artillery more

  • How To Have A Dynamite Church

    Contributed by Tracy Thompson on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 226 ratings

    Preached this sermon to challenge our Church to access God’s Power for ministry.

    Intro: In the passage of Scripture we read, We see in Acts 1:8 that Jesus told the Disciples that they would receive power when the Holy Ghost came upon them. In verse 4 Jesus commanded them to stay in Jerusalem and to “wait for the promise of the Father”. Then we read of the disciple going to more