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  • Devoted Series

    Contributed by Neil Johnston on Oct 30, 2008
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    The early disciples were devoted to the Apostles Teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer.

    Series – looking at the early church. Acts 2:43 says, “Everyone was filled with awe…” The early church was awesome! Truth In Review: • The local church can be awesome or it can be awful. The church is awesome when God’s Spirit is prominent and is leading the hearts and minds of His people. more

  • The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Oct 20, 2008
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    So often we say that we have a great work to do, but yet are unsure of what we as the church are supposed to be doing... Jesus would never send us forth before giving us a job description to center our efforts around...

    E-Mail for the Powerpoint to go with this message. Fred Somebody, Thomas Everybody, Peter Anybody, and Joe Nobody were neighbors, but they were not like you and me. They were odd people and most difficult to understand. The way they lived was a shame. All four more

  • Why Church? Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
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    There are five things being a part of church allows us to do which we can’t do on our own in the same way

    Why Church? Ephesians 4:11-16 George Barna is a demographer and social scientist who does surveys for major corporations like Disney and Visa but also spends a good portion of his profits studying faith trends in the US and the impact the church is having for Jesus Christ. In his book, more

  • Small Groups - Overrated?

    Contributed by Jamey Stuart on Sep 30, 2008
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    This message was used to motivate people to sign up for small groups - it worked too! Largest sign-up ever (over 250 people)

    Introduction: Should small groups be that hard? Should they be that scary? Today officially kicks off the sign-ups for our fall small group semester – and for the next month in every e-mail, in every message, in every gathering we have I will be talking about this great small group experience more

  • What Is Our Mission?

    Contributed by Timothy Craver on Sep 2, 2008
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    Looks at how Jesus was faithful to His mission and how we are to do the same.

    Let me pose a hypothetical situation to you this morning: Let’s say I was to make an offer to you. I would offer to give you two free plane tickets to anywhere in the world. Would you take it? Well, there’s one catch – what if I didn’t tell you where you were going before you got on the plane? more

  • The Earliest Church And Modern Times Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 18, 2008

    The church must adjust to the times and circumstances, but she should never forsake the basics.

    The Earliest Church and Modern Times (Acts 2:42-47) 1. Some people just don’t get it. 2. From Reader’s Digest: After booking my 90-year-old mother on a flight from Florida to Nevada, I called the airline to go over her needs. The woman representative listened patiently as I requested a more

  • Part 2: Connecting The Dots With God's Family Series

    Contributed by Jerry Blaxton on Aug 3, 2008

    God ultimately wants us to become a part of His group—His family—the church.

    Introduction Remember last week how I mentioned the “Connect the Dots” Activity, where you draw a line from dot #1 to dot #2, then to #3, and so on. And when you’re done, a picture is revealed. And then. I shared how, through our lives, we get “dots” of spiritual information about God, but we more

  • Addicted To The Ministry

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on Jul 8, 2008
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    The four signs of an addiction are also the four components of a meaningful ministry

    ADDICTED TO THE MINISTRY Text: 1 Corinthians 16:13 – 16 Introduction: • Ministry = “service” o To God (Playing an instrument) o To other Christians (Deacon) o To the unsaved (Prison ministry) o To those in need (Counseling) • Addicted = Old English for more

  • Who Wants To Play Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Terry Jones on May 11, 2008

    Surviving today requires that believers develop a godly mentality, a strategic plan and an understanding of the spiritual tools given to us by the Holy Spirit. Survival requires dedication to press in to God and in following His lead. Survivor’s ready?

    Who Wants to Play? Soul Survivor Part 1 When we began thoughts of this series I asked myself a few preliminary questions…. • Who in the Bible best captures the essence of “survivor” skills in the face of great adversity? • Who readily comes to mind when you think of victory over grave more

  • Pt. 1--Dot Biz: The Church's Business Series

    Contributed by Rob Culler on Apr 26, 2008

    There are approximately 1.64 million computers in the United States. 69% of US households have internet access. Many people understand computer lingo. Our contemporary service is called "the gathering." This series of messages explores the purposes of

    The Church in a Wired World: Part 1 How do we fit in? thegathering@trinity *Sounds like the start of an e-mail address *“thegathering” identifies this group *“@trinity” identifies this church *How do we finish the address? E-mail & Web address more

  • Pt. 3--Dot Net: We Need Friends Series

    Contributed by Rob Culler on Apr 26, 2008

    There are approximately 1.64 million computers in the United States. 69% of US households have internet access. Many people understand computer lingo.

    The Church in a Wired World Do we still fit? thegathering@trinity.NET--We need friends Acts 2:42-47 42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were more

  • I Need A Hug

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 20, 2008
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    The importance of the Church. This part of a long study in Nehemiah. Chapter 10 deals with relationships and financial commitment to God’s House. This sermon focuses on the role of the Church and how critical our commitment to God’s House is.

    “You are the Church” What do you think about the church? A preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking more

  • Touching The Lame, Lepers And Legalists Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 3, 2008
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    Jesus changed the Lame, Lepers and Legalists. Well, almost. Here we find the Pharisees burden and the Lord’s blessings regarding the Sabbath.

    Now it happened that He went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; and as they went His disciples began to pluck the heads of grain. And the Pharisees said to Him, "Look, why do they do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?" But He said to them, "Have you never read what David did when he was in more

  • Accomplishing The Mission Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Patrick Mead on Nov 26, 2007
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    What the church needs to accomplish the mission of Jesus

    Accomplishing the Mission of Jesus Galatians 2:1-10 Introduction Several years ago a phenomenon took place. It is called Starbucks Coffee. Most everyone has probably heard of Starbucks. If you are like me then you have contributed greatly to its success. Starbucks Coffee has become well more

  • Le Plan Et Le Défi Pour Emj

    Contributed by Créteur Fabien on Feb 24, 2008
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    Ce qui peut être vu dans ce texte, c’est ce que nous recherchons tous, l’explication, l’avancement du royaume de Dieu, un moment surnaturel où comme Pierre, et les disciples, Jésus prend un temps nécessaire pour nous expliquer, ce qu’il veut, et va faire,

    LE PLAN ET LE DEFI POUR EMJ Introduction sur le Message (10 min) Lecture du passage : Mat 16/21-28 Ce qui peut être vu dans ce texte, c’est ce que nous recherchons tous, l’explication, l’avancement du royaume de Dieu, un moment surnaturel où comme Pierre, et les disciples, Jésus prend un more