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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,350 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 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,270 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

  • 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

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 12,501 views

    The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all t

    1. The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all the first century churches because of ...read more

  • Success Follows Cleansing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 72 ratings
     | 2,468 views

    Let us remember that contrary to popular opinion, God’s ways are always perfect and He knows what the church needs to make it successful

    1. One might think that after the dramatic deaths of Ananias and Sapphira many would have hesitated to become involved with the Christian church ö however, just the opposite occurred. Instead of the judgment creating panic, the church experienced an extraordinary period of success. The growth of ...read more

  • Fellowship In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,152 views

    AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: JOYFUL THANKSGIVING INTIMATE BONDS PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY)

    BIG IDEA: AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: - JOYFUL THANKSGIVING - INTIMATE BONDS - PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY) (:1-2) INTRODUCTION -- THE SUBJECTS OF FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL A. "Paul and Timothy, bondservants of ...read more

  • What Are The Qualities Of A Successful Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,374 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

  • Constitution Of The Church Of The Living God Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,841 views

    THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST INTRODUCTION: Importance of Structure in the Local Church -- not just do whatever you please, however you want; There are ...read more

  • The Church God Favors Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 9, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 3,703 views

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

    There was something special about the church at Antioch. We’ve already seen (in the first sermon in this series) that God’s hand was on them because they were a praying, Spirit-filled congregation. Notice what Luke says about the way Barnabas perceived the church at Antioch. In Acts 11:23 it ...read more

  • Four Styles Of Leadership

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,345 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 19, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 7,125 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
     | 3,580 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

  • Striving, Living, Thriving, Giving Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,832 views

    Our vision (Striving to see the Living Christ in a thriving church of giving people) did not originate with us, but with God.

    Striving, Living, Thriving, Giving Hosea 14 Pastor Jim Luthy At the top of our invitation cards, on our information brochure, and on our web site, you will find a vision statement for our church: Striving to see the Living Christ in a thriving church of giving people. Striving. Living. ...read more

  • "Your Purpose As The Church" Series

    Contributed by Blake Carroll on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,404 views

    The purpose of believers as the body of Christ.

    Title: “Your Purpose As The Church” Scripture: Matthew 22:37-40; 28:19-20 Introduction: When it comes to God’s church, every born again believer has a purpose to fulfill. As the body of Christ we have been ordained to accomplish certain tasks, and because of this we need ...read more

  • Mark #5: Uncommon Methods Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,102 views

    This sermon encourages the desire for the church to change in order to meet the needs of the lost.

    Ten Marks of a Prevailing Church Mark #5: Uncommon Methods 1 Corinthians 9:22 July 22, 2001 Intro: A. God uses many methods to communicate--not only through his Word, his Spirit, and the ministry of Christian friends, but also through more unconventional methods--like burning bushes, ...read more