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  • Country Club To Church: The Mission

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,437 views

    Tired of the church being more like a Country Club than the Body of Christ. Here is a 1st century conflict that parallels a 21st Century conflict. This sermon will help the congregation break the mold of this false vision for a Church.

    COUNTRY CLUB TO CHURCH: THE MISSION THEME: FUNCTIONING AS A CHURCH WITH THE OUTSIDER IN MIND. TEXT: ACTS 15:1-11 While I was at Hartsville Pike church of Christ, one of the church members invited me along on a weekday morning to pay golf at the private Gaylord Springs Country club. Rick ...read more

  • The Cure For The Common Church, Pt. 1

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,856 views

    All of us are to be equipped as maturing and growing believers so that together we can execute the cure for the common church.

    As a body of believers, this statement is what will drive us, motivate us and focus us for the work of the ministry that God has placed before us. All of us are to be equipped as maturing and growing believers so that together we can execute the cure for the common church. Ephesians 4:11, 12 ...read more

  • "Prayers, Food, Praise, Growth"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,714 views

    Looking at the first Church in Acts for a model of who we can be.

    Acts 2:42-47 “Prayers, Food, Praise, Growth” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN www.graceumcsd.org This is the first picture of the first group of individuals who made up the first Christian Church! They are our forbearers. They are our ...read more

  • In This House Of Peacemaking Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 12,428 views

    Peace is something the world needs to learn from the church. To be peacemakers we must teach all of God’s truth, we must model peaceful resolution, we must equip with real skills, and we must find peace with God through Christ.

    We entered the conference room in stony silence. For several weeks I had noticed the two of them – mature women, well-established, well-grounded in the Lord – but at odds with one another. They had been planning a special event, but had disagreed over the menu. One of them wanted an item dear to ...read more

  • The Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Feb 27, 2006
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,549 views

    Truth pertaining to the way that the church should really operate.

    THE CHURCH THAT IS ALIVE Text: I Peter 2:4-17 Pastor W. Max Alderman Introduction: One of the most profitable studies for the believer is to make a study of the Church. Christ loved the Church, so much so, that He gave His life for it. If the Church is so precious to ...read more

  • The Ministry Of The Church

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 6,242 views

    This sermon looks at the importance of the church to meet the needs of our culture and become salt and light. We reach out by meeting needs so that we can shine the light of the gospel.

    The Ministry of the Church 2 Thessalonians 2:  3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, Power given to the church The average Christian may not realize it, but God has placed ...read more

  • The Road To Canaan

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,960 views

    How should a church move into unknown territory?

    THE ROAD TO CANAAN INTRODUCTION God has blessed us in so many ways. We have a beautiful place to worship that is furnished with songbooks, pews, and Sunday school rooms. God has blessed us with leaders, teachers, and workers. We have everything that a church needs to be successful for Christ. ...read more

  • Church Health, Part 2 Of 3 Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 8, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,411 views

    Sources; Characteristics of a Healthy Church -- Willow Creek; Ten Characteristics of a Healthy Church Vision -- New England; Characteristics of a Healthy Church -- Sonlife Ministries -- Dann Spader; Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches-- Natural

    See Part 1 for Introduction; 5. Empowering Leadership The proof of a good leader is creating another leader, not more followers. Develop servant-leadership by strategically mentoring, teaching and serving the believers. A true leader’s measure of success is when they have succeeded in helping ...read more

  • The Big Picture For The Church

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 10, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 925 views

    the church was divinely instituted to experience the overwhelming love of Christ

    THE BIG PICTURE FOR THE CHURCH 3 How we praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ. 4 Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without ...read more

  • Some Things That You Will Find In A Healthy Church.

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,238 views

    The church that is alive should be a healthy church. This sermon shows what characterizes a healthy church...

    SOME THINGS THAT YOU WILL FIND IN A HEALTHY CHURCH Text: Acts 2:36-47 Pastor W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: We can learn much about the church by studying the Book of Acts. The church is very young in the Book of Acts. It had not lived long enough in ...read more

  • Still Blessed

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Feb 26, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,834 views

    The Blessing of Staying in God’s House

    (Psa. 84:1-12) "Blessed are they that dwell in thy house..." The word "Blessed" in the Bible means "contentment, happiness, fulfillment!" The implication is that those that are content, happy and fulfilled are truly BLESSED! In this wicked, lost and dying world, we can still have peace ...read more

  • In What? Christ's Network - The Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Green on Mar 8, 2007
    based on 22 ratings
     | 7,691 views

    The participant will be inspired to embrace life in the local church and choose one life question to begin asking in their life.

    Maybe it’s been a while since you have experienced the joy of throwing rocks in a lake. But if you think back you will remember how fun it is. I know my sons and I can hardly walk by a lake without stopping to throw stones in it. And being boys, it quickly escalates to seeing who can find and throw ...read more

  • Is Church Attendance Necessary?

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 52 ratings
     | 14,182 views

    How important is the corporate worship of the saints? Mnay say I can worship God as well in the privacy of my home as I can at church? Is this true or an excuse?

    “Church Attendance” Introduction: The announcement that the Cleveland Browns were moving to Baltimore after 30 years in Cleveland devastated many people. Among the many Browns fans interviewed, one man sat in his pickup truck and wept as he said, "Now me and my family will have no place to go ...read more

  • Because I Love The Church... Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 6,808 views

    If we say we love the church what exactly does that mean? If we love the church than how should we show it?

    “Because I Love the Church…” Introduction: I think that I shall never see A church that’s all it ought to be: A church whose members never stray Beyond the strait and narrow way; A church that has no empty pews, Whose preacher never has the blues, A church whose deacons always deak, And ...read more

  • The Army Of The Living God

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 16,348 views

    This sermon discusses the Church as the Army of the Living God, and what we should be doing to win the spiritual war against the forces of evil.

    Transition: Two weeks ago I shared with you the idea that we are living in a Postmodern society that in many respects is much like the First Century world in that Christianity is seen as a threat or is looked upon in a very negative light. Last Week I shared with you some ideas of how we as ...read more