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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,248 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 20, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,190 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

  • When God Lends A Hand Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 209 ratings
     | 13,215 views

    This is the first sermon in the series, "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    Notice Acts 11:21 from our scripture reading - "And THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS WITH THEM and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord." The church at Antioch was a CONTAGIOUS CONGREGATION. The fact that "a great number believed, and turned to the Lord", gets our attention. I want to ...read more

  • Four Styles Of Leadership

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,287 views

    Four Styles of Leadership

    Four Leadership Styles DIRECTOR - The authoritarian leader wants everyone to know that he is in complete charge of his operations. He has a deep need to be in control of his people and their activities. He prefers people who are dependent and who do not question his authority. He is ...read more

  • From The Community To The Courthouse (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Adam Cruse on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 7,049 views

    God has given us in this text, three characteristics of what it takes to be an effective evangelistic church.

    This week we are returning to our study in the book of Acts. The title of this series has been, “What a Church Should Look Like.” By now I hope we are beginning to see the structure of how Luke is writing. It seems as if he is flipping back and forth between two perspectives. One perspective is ...read more

  • Church Growth

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    The Lord’s church can grow!

    CHURCH GROWTH Acts 2:36-41 INTRO.- ILL.- Many churches are like the church that was going to build a new building. The building committee passed the following resolutions: 1- We shall build a new church. 2- The new building is to be located on the site of the old one. 3- The material in ...read more

  • Share Responsibility Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,030 views

    A member of the church will share the responsibilities of the church

    Sermon for 8/20/2000 Share Responsibility of the Church of Christ, Vinton Introduction: A. If a church succeeds, who is responsible? Talk about God. B. If a church fails and closes its doors, who is responsible? The people. C. Isn’t that interesting! How do people fit into the successful ...read more

  • What Is Expected Of Members In God's Church?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,831 views

    The outline for a series on what is expected of members in the church?

    Mount Airy Church Membership Sermon Series 1. What is required to be a part of the Body of Christ? 1. Must be saved (Mark 16:16) and born again (John 3:3, 5) * Steps to be saved and born again a. Believe (John 3:18) b. Repent (2 Corinthians 7:10) c. Confess (Romans ...read more

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 9,724 views

    God’s people have a mission and a purpose.

    On April 13, 1970 words were spoken that have become synonymous with a troubling situation when the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 said, “Houston, we’ve got a problem.” (Apollo 13 patch goes up on overhead one) A short circuit in one of the Command Module’s oxygen tanks, the primary spacecraft, ...read more

  • Requires A Great Passion Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,677 views

    Fourth of four on Building a Great Church. Karl Marx looked at the church and saw an opiate for the masses. Some look at the church and they see a private club filled with people who care only about themselves. Others look at the church and see faith f

    Building A Great Church Requires A Great Passion Karl Marx looked at the church and saw an opiate for the masses. Some look at the church and they see a private club filled with people who care only about themselves. Others look at the church and see faith filled fanatics. Jesus looked at the ...read more

  • Looking For The Perfect Church: Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,179 views

    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 ...read more

  • The New Testament Church: Its Beginning Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,535 views

    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 ...read more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,587 views

    Model your new church after the first century model found in Acts 2:41-47: "Those who accepted his message were baptized and about 3,000 were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the b

    Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) 1. Begin by assembling together local people who are committed to Christ, to the growth of His church and the great commission. Once you have a group of people who are committed to carrying ...read more

  • What Are The Qualities Of A Successful Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 18, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,205 views

    A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are:

    What Are the Qualities of a Successful Fellowship Acts 2:41-47 Illustration:A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are: 1. Bible knowledge. Church members ...read more

  • Our Mission

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 31, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,451 views

    This is an introductory sermon to a 5 part series on why our church exists.

    April 29, 2001 Acts 2- 6 “Our Mission” INTRODUCTION A volunteer fire department in a Minnesota town has this slogan, “We’ll know where we’re going when we get there.” The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart p. 210 You ever feel like that? Whenever both Tammy and I have forgotten to plan ...read more