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  • God And The Church Series

    Contributed by Terry Owens on May 29, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    Experience the joy of coming to the House of God with this message on God and the Church.

    This we believe part 1 Galatians 1:6-9 How many this morning wants to experience what is laid up for you in heaven? If we want to walk in all the fullness that God has for us then it’s important that we understand what the scriptures say. If we don’t have a basis for our faith then we more

  • Called To The Edge Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    This sermon is the first in a series which looks at the Church of Acts and challenges modern-day Christians to take their faith to the edge!

    Folks, why are you here this morning? I mean, honestly, what brings you to this place? What makes you want to get up and come here and spend an hour sitting in that uncomfortable pew? Is it the opportunity to see your friends and family? Is it your belief that by doing so you’re fulfilling your more

  • The Antioch Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    Becoming a New Testament, missions minded church.

    The Antioch Church Acts 11:19-26 Purpose Statement: To renew our focus on becoming a New Testament missions minded church In many churches these days, the buzz word is “purpose statement”. Churches and church leaders are in many churches trying to put together a statement that reflects more

  • Characteristics Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    To look at characteristics of the early church in order to become more like them

    Characteristics of the Early Church Acts 4:13,27-33 Purpose Statement: To call the church to renew it’s vision to be a New Testament Church Introduction Many of the characteristics of the church in America today were not seen in the days of the early church. We need to look back to see more

  • Purpose #3 Grow Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    WE are commanded to grow. How do we do that? Read the sermon

    Philippians 3:12-14 Grow Introduction A. The last couple of weeks now we have been studying the purpose of the church B. WE have talked about worship, we have talked about connecting, now we are going to talk about growing C. Growing sound like a gardening term D. You grow a garden E. Maybe more

  • Purpose #4 Serve Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 9 ratings

    WE will all serve in different ways. Uses Rick Warrens classic SHAPE model

    Purpose #4: Serve I Corinthians 12:12-27 SHAPE Introduction A. Our military is often referred to as the Service B. What are they doing? They are serving our Country C. We have the largest military in the world D. Because of our size we have to have different people doing different more

  • Purpose #5 Reach Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    Why, Who, and How do we reach people. A very pratical down to earth look at evangalism

    Colossians 4:5-6 Purpose #5: Reach Introduction A. How many people get scared when they hear the preacher say reach. B. I wont make you raise you hand this time C. But honestly, how many people think, oh now, he is going to want me to stand out on the corner and preach fire and more

  • "Construction Equipment" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    God gave gifts for the building up of the Church. Apostles prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers. (#14 in the Unfathomable Love of Christ series)

    “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, more

  • Universality Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    Thanks to Constantine’s move, the church gradually began to think of its universality as power rather than as an evangelical mandate. Christ is to be lord of our political life, our cultural life, our everyday life -- every aspect.

    Christ is lord of all! What a bold statement! Maybe even an arrogant statement! Lord of all? Do we believe that? It was said of one preacher that “for tender minds he served up half a Christ.” Behind that lie two realities – first, that many of us don’t want the full gospel, we’d rather more

  • Essentials For A Powerful Church

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 19, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    This was my June devotional for the Leadership team meeting that examines the powerful qualities of the Antioch church.

    Essentials for A Powerful Church Acts 11:19-21 Leadership Board Meeting June 10, 2003 Introduction What does it mean to have a powerful church? What does a powerful church look like? Do we have a powerful church? AC 11:19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution in connection more

  • Peace Pottage Hot Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 19, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    What is peace, how do we get it, and what are the consequences if we do not obtain authentic peace?

    Peace. All I want is an hour of peace! If I could just shut out the noise, pull the plug on the telephone, and send everybody packing for a couple of days, I’d be all right. Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt as though you were on the very edge of falling into an abyss? You were in more

  • "V" Is For "Church"

    Contributed by James Phillips on Jun 19, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    This shows what the church should be.

    "V" is for "Church" (The idea for this sermon came from an e-mail I received.) 1. In the Bible, the church is characterized with several Vs. First, the church is visible. We read letters in the Bible written to people belonging to churches in certain cities. These are real people who make the more

  • Better Is One Day In Your House

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 57 ratings

    Christians need to understand the reasoning for being in church whenever they can.

    June 22, 2003 Morning Service Text: Psalms 84:1-12 Subject: God’s House Title: Better is One Day in Your House I want to start out today by talking to you about this church. Why do you come here? We have all heard the excuses people make for not coming to church, but have you ever really more

  • A Fresh Encounter With Jesus Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    1 0f 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church.

    A Fresh Encounter with Jesus (NTC4T-1) I. His Deity—He Is God the Son A. He is eternal B. He is the Creator C. He is the Sustainer D. He is God II. His Humility—He Is the Suffering Servant A. He was humble in… 1. Appearance 2. Means 3. Attitude 4. Action B. He fully identified with more

  • Recalling Christ's Call Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    2 of 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church

    Recalling Christ’s Call (NTC4T-2) I. His Mission—Luke 19:1-10 A. Jesus exemplifies His mission 1. He went to where Zacchaeus was 2. He called Zacchaeus by name 3. He invited Zacchaeus to come down 4. He asked Zacchaeus to receive Him 5. He ignored Zacchaeus’ accusers 6. He brought more