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  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,215 views

    The core values contained in our church purpose statement.

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

    Contributed by Charles White on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,981 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

  • When God's Spirit Moves Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 19,948 views

    This is the begining of a lay ministry series.

    When God’s Spirit Moves In 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 October 28, 2007 Morning Service This message is based in part on John Maxwell’s message Let God’s Spirit Move In Introduction I tell you of a true story of a soldier who was in Pearl Harbor. On the night before they were attacked by the ...read more

  • The Church Is Not By Accident

    Contributed by Larry La Douceur on May 30, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,512 views

    When the body of Christ is functioning according to the will and purposes of God we show the world the perfect plan God intended for you and me. We also set the example for those who come behind us.

    The Church is NOT by Accident Suggested reading; Early Christians Speak, Dr. Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University Press Thirteen Lessons on Church History, Morris Womack, College Press Publishing Company Introduction In Genesis Chapter 2 we ...read more

  • The Church That Is Alive

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Feb 24, 2006
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,901 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 Road To Canaan

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Apr 19, 2006
    based on 46 ratings
     | 6,488 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 - Vision Or Memories?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,036 views

    To keep impacting those outside the church for Jesus, we must keep the vision we were given, and not replace that vision with the memories of yesterday. Nor can we replace our calling with our comfort.

    I know that many of us are planning on helping out at the Leukemia Benefit right after church for 3-year old Christian Bentley, so I am going to offer a shorter message this morning so we can get up there on time. There are some who might not understand why we cut our sermons a little short for ...read more

  • What Time Is It?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,165 views

    "What time is it for God’s people at this point in history?" That is the question the church must answer.

    WHAT TIME IS IT? Romans 13:11-14 INTRO: Many inventions have been contrived to provide the answer to this question. The sundial provided an answer only during the day. The hourglass could measure the hour—day or night—but not the minute. Finally, the clock provided the best answer, day or ...read more

  • The Mission Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 5, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 10,205 views

    The Great Commission is the mission for Christ’s church. It is our task to make disciples of all nations based on the power, plan and presence of Christ.

    Text: Matthew 28:18-20 Introduction: "The church today is raising a whole generation of mules." At least this is the opinion of one person who has assessed the condition of the visible body of Christ. Now before we get too bent out of shape with this comment, you need to know that mules have ...read more

  • The Importance Of Our Church's Vision

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,193 views

    Whether or not a church has a God-given vision for how it is to partner with God in its work is eternally important.

    In the first part of Proverbs 29:18, we find a familiar portion of Scripture. Most Christians are familiar with the quote from the KJV: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The translation in the NIV gives us insight as to why people with no vision perish: “Where there is no revelation, ...read more

  • Our Purppse: Ministry Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 7, 2006
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,836 views

    As the body of Christ, we are to minister to one another’s needs.

    Our Purpose: Ministry Text: Jn. 13:3-17 Introduction 1. Read John 13:3-17 2. Illustration: The great violinist, Niccolo Paganini willed his marvelous violin to city of Genoa on condition that it must never be played. The wood of such an instrument, while used and handled, wears only ...read more

  • Helping A Hurting World

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 9,019 views

    The world we live in is filled with people who are in need of what the church has to offer. The world is hurting and we have been commissioned to go to it with a message of compassion, restoration and reconciliation.

    Introduction: Christ prayed in John 17 that God would not remove the believer from the world but that the believer would have an impact on the world in which he lives. The world we live in is filled with people who are in need of what the church has to offer. The world is hurting and we have been ...read more

  • Priority One!

    Contributed by John Harvey on Aug 6, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 30,247 views

    A call to help us avoid moedern day consumerism in Chrisitan culture and focus ont he real priority of the church.

    “Priority One!! August 6, 2006 Introduction: Today in our society everyone is faced with hundreds of choices and options. We live in a consumer-driven culture where you can have your choice of anything and everything you desire. Unfortunately that concept has crept into the culture of church ...read more

  • Living The Legacy

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 7,504 views

    Shared on commitment Sunday of a capital campaign challenging the church to rise up and leave a legacy.

    Living the Legacy, Making Disciples October 29, 2006 Joshua 24:1-24 Intro: When Ohio State played for the NCAA Championship in 2003, coach Jim Tressel wanted to encourage his players to step up to another level. In his pre-game speech he asked a powerful question: “What do you want to be ...read more

  • Fat Babies!

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,867 views

    Are you a fat baby?

    I was recently at a pastor’s conference in East Texas. The church is definitely a country church and when I say backwoods it was back in the woods! The church is a hundred years old and the pastor is in his eighties and has been preaching fifty-six years. I had a great time. The preachers were ...read more