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  • What's The Point? - To Share A Message Series

    Contributed by Charles White on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 6,135 views

    Church purpose

     WHAT’S THE POINT? - TO SHARE A MESSAGE Luke 24:45-49 - Sunday AM - August 10, 1997 INTR: When George Bush and his military advisors determined to engage Saddam Hussein and his military forces they first poured all the military might of the United States onto the ...read more

  • What's A Body Good For?

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 21, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 849 views

    A message concerning how the church can have an impact for Christ in an area.

    What’s a Body Good For? Various Scriptures (May 27, 2001) Introduction We’ve all heard the phrase, “good for nothing.” Some of us have been called that. It is never a compliment, is it? It hurts to be called that, especially by those we care about. Too often the church, the Body ...read more

  • Where Revival Starts

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,000 views

    Revival has only one place where it can begin, with the calling and movement of God

    Where Revival Starts 2 Chronicles 7:14 Introduction A Sunday School teacher was teaching a group of teenage boys one Sunday about Christ’s disciples; about their abilities, their attributes, and why Jesus might have chosen them. Toward the end of the lesson a teen-aged boy who was ...read more

  • Defining The Church

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 5,974 views

    What exactly is the church ... A community center, a social action organization, or a gathering of people set apart from a sinful world and set apart to a life devoted to God’s calling? Peter, the rock, helps us define the true purpose of the church.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris To define the church there is no better place in the Bible to look than at the 16th Chapter of Matthew and Peter’s confession at Caesarea ...read more

  • Church Vital Signs

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 2,520 views

    A deductive exposition of the text that reveals the six vital ministries of the church.

    Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to work for health and vitality in our local congregation. Response: individuals prompted by the Holy Spirit will pray at the altar rail and commit themselves to working for even greater vitality in our ...read more

  • Doorways To Evangelism

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,332 views

    Have we explored every possible way we can use the doorways of our church buildings to give the unchurced and unsaved access to Jesus Christ?

    DESPITE LIVING UNDER THE TEACHING OF JESUS CHRIST FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS THE DISCIPLES ARE NOW HUDDLED TOGETHER BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN UTTER CONFUSION. WHY? JESUS HAD DIED ON THE CROSS AND THEN BURIED, BUT REPORTS STARTED TO SURFACE THAT JESUS HAD BEEN SEEN ALIVE OUTSIDE THE ...read more

  • Ministry That Heals Hurts Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,059 views

    Another in a series concerning our church purpose statement; this one about the church as a place where healing (spiritual and otherwise) can take place.

    “…Ministry That Heals Hurts,…” Matthew 8:1-7 July 29, 2001 Introduction I don’t know if it’s pride, or just a sense of being awed by the fact that God would use someone like me, but I like to tell people that I’m a minister. Maybe it’s because I’m a walking testimony to the fact that ...read more

  • Transitions

    Contributed by Peter Thelander on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,019 views

    A message from the lay leader on the changing of pastors.

    Transitions I. A look at this change in pastors A. Subtitle – Why do United Methodists seem to torture themselves every few years by changing pastors? II. History lesson A. Methodism goes back to a renewal movement in the Church of England in the 1700’s 1. Footnote: Church of England is ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Richard Rutledge on Nov 4, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,801 views

    We have home schools, home business, and home shopping but the church cannot be relegated to the home.

    The Church Heb 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I realize that I will be preaching to the choir today but I believe that it is important for us to be reminded from ...read more

  • I Give Up! Series

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 978 views

    The purpose of discipleship is to turn us from being served to server.

    I want to begin this morning by briefly reviewing where we have been in this series "The Five Purposes of The Church. " We have already examined three purposes - worship, outreach, and fellowship. Today we are going to look at the purpose of discipleship and next week conclude with service or ...read more

  • The Church Of Destiny

    Contributed by Adlai Naidoo on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,032 views

    A prophetic look at the Church!

    The Church of Destiny Dr. Adlai Naidoo A prophetic message for every Christian The Church of this generation has opportunities and challenges like never before experienced in Church history. Well over one quarter of all the people that have ever lived, from the time of Adam till now, are ...read more

  • "The Motivation Of The Church”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Nov 26, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,847 views

    The proper motivation for a church to carry a crazy message to a confussed world of lost souls.

    This story deals with a rather old fashioned lady, who was planning a couple of weeks vacation in Florida. She also was quite delicate and elegant with her language. She wrote a letter to a particular campground and asked for reservations. She wanted to make sure the campground was fully equipped ...read more

  • Jesus Practioners

    Contributed by Rich Hadley on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,634 views

    The Practicing (serving) Church is a: Philanthropic Church, Proclaiming Church,Persecuted Church, Protected Church, Praising Church, Praying Church, and aPowerful Church

    (Excerpt from Peter Marshall—"Were you there") ("The [afternoon sun was sliding into its gentle decline] over the City of David. Already pilgrims, and visitors pouring in through [the north and south gates of the Temple; elbowing their way past those milling around in the grand court yards and ...read more

  • God's Priorities For The Church Series

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 3,988 views

    In the first church God laid down 4 priorities for the 3,000 new believers. Any successful church will devote themselves to these priorities in all that they do.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris Think about this for one second. What are the priorities for the church. When we do that we can’t help but have a long list of things the ...read more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,656 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