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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,181 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 20, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,120 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

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

    Contributed by Charles White on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,860 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

  • Making A Foundation Of Prayer

    Contributed by David Taylor on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,387 views

    The necessity of prayer

    Moving ahead on a foundation of prayer Moving Ahead Together, Part 6 October 10, 2004 NIV Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done ...read more

  • Practical Steps To Give Ourselves To Prayer

    Contributed by David Taylor on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
     | 2,237 views

    Practical steps to praying as a church

    Practical Steps to give ourselves to prayer Moving Ahead Together, Part 7 October 17, 2004 NIV Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and ...read more

  • The Continuing Story Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 20, 2005
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,224 views

    This message is to encourage the Church to stand up and be the great miracle working body Christ meant for her to be.

    THE CONTINUING STORY Acts 1:1-5 INTRODUCTION: A. How many of you read the Left Behind series as they were being published? 1. Millions of people did. (Show books) 2. The publishers had a smash hit and almost guaranteed its continuance by leaving the story at a crossroads one book ...read more

  • Too Good To Be True

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,210 views

    The church is a place of change.

    TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Acts 5:12-16 S: Miracles C: God brings change Pr: THE CHURCH IS A PLACE OF CHANGE. Type: Narrative, Inductive PA: How is the change to be observed? • Be a place of change. • Be a place where lives are made better. • Live up to our potential instead of ...read more

  • Getting W.e.l.l. Series

    Contributed by Clifton Mckinley on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 287 ratings
     | 77,380 views

    A challenge to the church to Worship, Evangelize, Learn, & Love.

    Getting W.E.L.L. Acts 2:42-27 God’s original design for the church is found in the book Acts. If there was ever a church growth plan that worked, it was the one used by the first-century church. Talk about effectiveness. This church exploded. Why? Because the believers knew why they were ...read more

  • Why Are We Still Here?

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,626 views

    This is a message I preached for our Church’s 56th Anniversary but you can adapt it to your situation.

    INTRODUCTION: Today we celebrate 56 years as a Church. 56 years of preaching the Gospel of the Lord, Jesus Christ. 56 years of standing on the fundamentals of the faith. 56 years of holding to the Baptist distinctives. Nearly 56 years on this same corner and in this same building, although ...read more

  • Are We Losing The Battle Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Aug 10, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,833 views

    In this message as we see Jesus giving his commission to the church, we will look at 6 reasons why we are not doing such a good job.

    "ARE WE LOSING THE BATTLE, 5 FAILURES OF THE MODERN CHURCH.." LUKE 24:44-49 THIS IS LUKE’S ACCOUNT OF WHAT WE KNOW AS THE GREAT COMMISSION, IT IS WHERE JESUS TELLS HIS FOLLOWERS TO GO OUT AND WIN THE LOST WORLD TO HIM. AND AS WE KNOW THEY TOOK THAT COMMISSION VERY SERIOUSLY, AND ...read more

  • Power For Ministry Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,993 views

    This message is meant to encourage the Church to seek God’s power for ministry and to be a verbal witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    POWER FOR MINISTRY Acts 2:1-13 INTRODUCTION: A. It was good to see our space shuttle crew get back safely, was it not! But I want you to think about this 1. Two years plus had gone by since the last space shuttle mission 2. Billions of dollars of equipment, safety improvements, ...read more

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Contributed by Dale Sanger on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 13,811 views

    Consequences and benefits of looking back and planning the future

    LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK Introduction: We spend years looking and wondering. Looking at our past and hoping, longing for those ‘good old days’. Looking to our future and hoping for a good tomorrow. Often times though we get caught looking at the past and forget to look at the things that ...read more

  • We Are In This Together Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,882 views

    We are to be devoted to community.

    A PEOPLE WITH PURPOSE: WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER Acts 2:42-47 S: Church C: Purpose of the Community Th: A People with Purpose Pr: WE ARE TO BE DEVOTED TO COMMUNITY. ?: How? How is it observed? KW: Practices TS: We will find in our study of Scripture four practices that demonstrate how we ...read more

  • Thriving Instead Of Just Surviving

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,750 views

    A sermon on Acts 4:23-37 on how a church can thrive in the most hostile of environments. (Thanks to Jay Hardison for the outline)

    Sermon for 1/15/2006 Acts 4:23-37 Introduction: A. Sing- Peter and John went to pray. They met a lame man on the way. He held up his palms and asked for alms; and this is what Peter did say: Silver and gold have I none, but as I have give unto thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of ...read more

  • God's Expectation From The Church

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 9, 2006
    based on 109 ratings
     | 21,220 views

    Church should understand God’s expectation from her.

    “GOD’S EXPECTATIONS FROM THE CHURCH” Acts 2:36-47 I was watching the Olympic events and very pleased on the performance of some the U.S. athletes. One of the coaches was asked about his opinion on expectations set by the Americans, and he responded by saying, “I am not worried by expectations ...read more