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

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

    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 more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    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 more

  • Are You A Revolutionary Part 2

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Aug 28, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Part 2... The definition that we are going to look at today is Definition 5 – The overthrow of a government or social system, with another taking its place. Whether or not we like to admit it, this is what is taking place today in the spiritual lives o

    (This message was inspired by George Barna and his book, Revolution. I also found Sermon Central contributor, J. Martin’s messages on this topic helpful.) Are you a Revolutionary? Are you in a close orbit with God? Our Scripture last week and again this week are the words of the Apostle Paul in more

  • Is Focused Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "A Growing Church..."

    Series: A Growing Church¡K [#1] IS FOCUSED Acts 20:6-12 Introduction: Wasn’t it nice to have a big crowd here last week? Yes, I know it was Easter Sunday; but the more I thought about it, why can¡¦t we have a nice crowd here every Sunday? Now I know that numbers should never be the more

  • A Culture Of Acceptance Series

    Contributed by Bob Lentz on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Helping the church to make up her mind to reach those who are not yet already convinced about the gospel.

    A Culture of Acceptance 12-3-06 New Series: Creating a New Culture… in the Church 1 Cor. 3:6-7 I am indebted to John Burke’s book, “No Perfect People Allowed” for many of the basic ideas expressed in this series. It’s a great read! Intro. Have you ever more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Apr 25, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    This is a simple sermon on the purpose of the church using the word CHURCH as an acrostic for the outline.

    CHURCH 1. The Church is not the building. 2. This sermon is an acrostic. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. {Peter: this name signifies a rock} Romans 15:1-16 “C” more

  • Mission Work

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Apr 23, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    A call to rethink and personalize the Great Commission

    Matthew 28:18-20 Baptist Distinctives: Mission Work Introduction A. We are continuing series on BD. So far we have considered… B. It is our firm belief and conviction that God has commissioned us to reach our world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 1. Mk. 16:15 2. Lk. 24:46-48 3. Mt. more

  • Church Without Borders

    Contributed by Adriel Morgan on Aug 14, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    God calls us to break out of our borders of worship and church. We serve a limitless God so why not give limitless service?

    In this story, God calls on us to go beyond our borders! It’d be nice if we realized that our power and purpose do not lie solely within these walls! The church building is a funny building because its contradictory! All other buildings exist to keep out the bad elements! The church building more

  • Connecting People Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Rescasting the vision of the church - Honoring God by connecting people, growing believers and sharing hope.

    Seeing the BIG Picture October 8, 2006 CONNECTING People Video: Passion of the Christ – Garden of Gethsemane Trans: What a powerful scene! You might be asking what this clip has to do w/ the mission and vision of our church – EVERYTHING! Note: Jesus has invested (3) years of His more

  • The Joseph Church

    Contributed by Bill Burnett on Nov 8, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    An Old Testament paralell to what the church should look like

    SEVEN MARKS OF A JOSEPH CHURCH Life of Joseph – Parallel to the church 1. A church that has grasped it prophetic destiny – Gen 37:5,7,10 2. A church that has successfully passed spiritual testings – Gen 50:20/ Ps 107:17-19 3- A church that has become a spiritual storehouse – Gen more

  • God Wants Us To Be . . . A Church That Becomes A Community That Cares Series

    Contributed by Joe La Rue on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    An examination of what it means to bear one another’s burdens, and how to do it

    Title: God Wants Us To Be . . . A Church That Becomes A Community That Cares Series: The Church God Wants Us To Be (Sermon # 6) COPYRIGHT © Joe La Rue, 2008 February 17, 2008 Introduction A. Max Lucado, in his book In the Eye of the Storm, tells the story of Chippie the Parakeet. more

  • Looking In Three Direstions

    Contributed by John Beach on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    As a Christian serving and following the Lord, where do you see yourself 5 years from now? Still serving?

    “LOOKING IN THREE DIRECTIONS” (I Thes.1:1-10) 7/15/2005 The background to this church and its beginning is found in Acts 17. Paul was humanly responsible for starting this church…and he only remained there for less than a month. But the church with its new converts took off at record more

  • Churchology 101-The Basics

    Contributed by Steven Boyns on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Churchology 101 is the name chosen for a series of messages we will be studying for the next few weeks. These series of messages are not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor are they designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctri

    Churchology 101 is the name chosen for a series of messages we will be studying for the next few weeks. These series of messages are not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor are they designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctrinal issues at it relates to the church. more

  • Me Comprometo A Compartir Mi Fe- Parte 5 Series

    Contributed by Joshua Pinto on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Y hoy hablare de tres maneras de cómo podemos comenzar a crear relaciones con la gente perdida.

    Me Comprometo A… Compartir Mi Fe Efesios 2:19 “19Por lo tanto, ustedes ya no son extraños ni extranjeros, sino conciudadanos de los santos y miembros de la familia de Dios” (NVI) El día de hoy concluimos con la serie me comprometo, y llegamos a la ultima expectativa de un cristiano real y es Me more

  • Recognizing The Power Of Place Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on May 30, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Second in a three part series exploring the need for the church to rise up, and go into the city. This message looks at the implications of operating with "strength and courage."

    (This sermon launched with the utilization of Google Earth to provide screen shots of the community we are located in. Could be personalized to each church’s community.) Kenneth Scott Latourette writes that from A.D. 500 to 1500 the church did not grow. It merely exchanged real estate. We more