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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

  • Are You A Visionary Or A Vision Vandal

    Contributed by David Elvery on Oct 5, 2006
     | 1,878 views

    Launching the annual vision for our church and challenging people to grasp a hold of what God has for us this year.

    Are you a Visionary or a Vision Vandal Gladstone Baptist Church – 30/1/05 am This morning is a special time in the life of our church – we are inducting our church board. Right at the outset, I want to stress to you that the people you will see up in front of you this morning are not a special ...read more

  • Balancing The Body Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Oct 25, 2006
     | 931 views

    Sixth in a series on the early church. This message focuses on balancing the five purposes of the church.

    Balance is really important in our lives: • When we first learn to walk, the biggest hurdle we face is not usually that we don’t have enough strength; it’s that we have to figure out how to stay balanced • On our cars, it’s important to keep our tires balanced. Anyone who has ever tried to drive ...read more

  • "The Un Masking Of All Hallows Eve"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,136 views

    This is a sermon for Reformation Sunday. It covers the origins of All Hallow Eve, and describes Satan’s use of culture, past and present to disguise and confuse people to the "gospel" message recovered by Martin Luther

    In Jesus Holy Name October 29, 2006 Reformation, Redeemer Lutheran “The Un-Masking of All Hallows Eve” This time of year is unlike any other in many respects. Every shopping center and grocery store is filled with all sorts of candy, costumes and decorations. This week children ...read more

  • Pensando En Pequeno

    Contributed by Pedro Trinidad on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 924 views

    El ideal de Dios para su iglesia es trabajar en grupos pequenos para la salud eclesiastica.

    I. ¿Por qué pensar en pequeño? a. Se nos ha dicho que tenemos que pensar en grande, pero quiero proponer que la iglesia tiene que pensar “en pequeño.” b. La cultura Americana es una sociedad individualista c. La preocupación con la situación financiera por pagar la casa, carro, utilidades, ...read more

  • Discover Our Mission Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 5, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 906 views

    The Church is created and empowered by the Spirit for the purpose of proclaiming God’s grace and love in word and deed.

    Acts 1:1-11 “Discover Our Mission INTRODUCTION While we are being birthed as a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, during the month of October, I think it is important for us to focus on the reason and purpose for our life. Last Sunday Jose focused on Jesus’ ...read more

  • Moving Ahead For Our Master

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,396 views

    Our greatest goal as a church must be to grow. How can we move ahead for our Master? God’s Word gives us 6 great answers in these verses.

    Moving Ahead for Our Master Acts 20:1-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Nov. 28, 2007 *This morning I sent out a letter to all of our church families about the great Christmas season we should have this year. It should be one of our best Christmases ever. Of course we ...read more

  • Bearers Of The Light Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 13, 2007
     | 1,170 views

    The church has been called to bear the light of God’s truth to a dark and dying world.

    Series: Being the Body Bearers of the Light Matt 5:14-16 One of the most amazing sights on my mission trips to the mountains of Honduras is people walking to church at night. Unless you have been there it is hard to picture just how rugged the are the roads and just how dark it can be. But ...read more

  • The Lost Art Of Ministry

    Contributed by Douglas Kinney on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 617 views

    The church has lost sight of its purpose and ministry.

    The lost art of ministry Revelations 3:1-3 Write this to Sardis, to the Angel of the church. The One holding the Seven Spirits of God in one hand, a firm grip on the Seven Stars with the other, speaks: "I see right through your work. You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you’re dead, ...read more

  • Jesus Is Not A Holiday

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 947 views

    Some people get excited about Jesus at Christmas or other special occasions, but He is much more than a holiday.

    Jesus is Not A Holiday December 27, 2007 (For Better or Worse: I died at church!) 1 Cor. 11:17 (NLT) But now when I mention this next issue, I cannot praise you. For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. Do you think it is possible that church can do more harm ...read more

  • The Purpose Of The Church

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,119 views

    The 2 priority purposes of the Church are to bring glory to God & to bring people to know God. Anything that gets in the way of that is just window dressing.

    Matthew 28:16-20 Romans 15:1-13 Question: What is the purpose of Church? What does it do for us / for the community? Answers: Shouted out answers during the service included to share our faith, to bring glory to God, to be Jesus hands and feet. The problem is what would God say ...read more

  • In 2008 I Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 5, 2008
     | 889 views

    Exposition of Acts 8:26-40, 1 of 2 parts, about a vision for the coming new year in the church

    Text: Acts 8:26-40, Title: In 2008 I, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/6/08, AM A. Opening illustration: Last year when I called my parents to wish them a happy New Year, my dad answered the phone. "Well, Dad, what’s your New Year’s resolution?" I asked him. "To make your mother as happy as I can all year," ...read more

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

    Contributed by Rob Culler on Apr 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 958 views

    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 ...read more

  • Pt. 2--Dot Com: Communicating Our Message Series

    Contributed by Rob Culler on Apr 26, 2008
     | 837 views

    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.COM--Communicating Our Message What is our message? *The world is sick *The sickness is sin *There is only one cure—a relationship with God through Jesus Christ How do we communicate? Acts 2:5-11 (NLT) 5 Godly Jews ...read more