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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    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) more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 20, 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

  • The Cure For The Common Church, Pt. 2

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Apr 7, 2008
    based on 21 ratings

    These are critical days for Christianity and how we respond and react to this sweeping sea of change within our culture, will tell a lot about how Christianity survives in the next 25 years!

    Last week I said, “As a body of believers, this statement is what will drive us, motivate us and focus us for the work of the ministry that God has placed before us. All of us are to be equipped as maturing and growing believers so that together we can execute the cure for the common more

  • Pastor - Flock - Church

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 16, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    A message regarding how the pastor & the flock make up the church, and how the church helps us as Christians. Text, communion meditation, and audio will be at

    The story is told of how they used to make the masts for the old sailing ships of the past. They would go into a forest and select a tree that was tall and straight. Then, they would cut all the surrounding trees down, leaving that large tree standing by itself to endure the winds of time for more

  • The Meaning Of Membership

    Contributed by David Quackenbush on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    This message highlights the biblical importance of being a member of a local church. It was delivered on membership Sunday before presenting the new members to the congregation.

    New Members Sunday “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household” (Eph 2:19) “…so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually * members one of another.” (Rom 12:5) Introduction When you become a more

  • State Of The Church - 2008

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Without a doubt this was and is the most difficult message which I have ever had to prepare and deliver. It’s speaks of change, confrontation, call, an challenge.

    State of the Church 2008 Hebrews 12:1-2 Turn with me to Hebrews 12. Before we read the first two verses of Hebrews 12, we need to be reminded that Hebrews 11 gives us what has been referred to as “Faith’s Hall of Fame.” Here are some great men and women of faith listed with the 2 words “by more

  • The Challenge Of Change: The Church Series

    Contributed by Daniel Owens on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The world is changing. The church is changing. Christians need to be careful not to confuse changing methods with God’s eternal, never-changing message. This message contains a significant reference to Bob Russell’s Book, When God Build’s a Church

    Intro: Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been examining the challenges of CHANGE: o In our life o Our physical conditions o Our Spiritual levels & issues o Our personal preferences o The political climate o Social interactions o The financial picture o The Weather is more

  • Lord, Expand My Territory Series

    Contributed by Ben Thomas on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 24 ratings

    New Years message - 2008- Lord, Expand my territory. Taking to a greater level in our life with God’s anointing and greatness. challenges we face to build a new level to fulfill the vision.

    This is the new years message to the Queens church – “Lord, Expand my Territory” . Are you tired of the way you are, are you satisfied the place you are in you life, are you tired to see the same thing every day and life got board and monotones. Then this message is for you. God wants to see you more

  • God Wants Us To Be . . . A Church That Serves Series

    Contributed by Joe La Rue on Feb 14, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A consideration of service/ministry.

    Title: God Wants Us To Be . . . A Church That Serves Series: The Church God Wants Us To Be, Sermon # 4 COPYRIGHT © Joe La Rue, 2008 Text: Mark 10:42–45 Date Preached: February 3, 2008 Introduction A. During the early morning hours of Sunday, January 27, just one more

  • Does The Church Really Matter Anymore?:hot Topics 2004 Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    Theme: The Church matters when the church does what it’s been called to do! (worship - minister - witness - fellowship - discipleship)

    “Does the Church Really Matter Anymore” Hot Topics 2004 ~ Wakelee Church ~ August 22, 2004 Matthew 28:16-20, Hebrews 10:23-25, Acts. 2:1-47 (verses taken from NKJV unless noted) Theme: The Church matters when the church does what it’s been called to do! Introduction: (I started more

  • Transforming Power

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Sep 16, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    This is sermon 1 of 6 on based on the kind of church it takes to be an Acts 2:47 church. Many sources were used including several on Sermon Central

    Transforming Power Meridian Christian Church is a “2:47” Church - 24/7! What is a 2:47 church 24 hours a day – seven days a week? In the next 6 weeks we are going to have the adventure of a lifetime together as we investigate, study and explore the Bible to learn what it is and what it means! more

  • Healthy Church: One That Gives Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    It has to do with transforming attitude and producing action. This morning we will talk about giving, but it is not the kind of giving that you are thinking of. The kind of giving we will talk about today is not the giving of tithes and offerings, but t

    A HEALTHY CHURCH: ONE THAT GIVES ROMANS 12:1-21 INTRODUCTION DL Moody once said, “The Scriptures were not given for our information, but for our transformation.” Becoming a healthy church, is a transformation and a process that is a worthy goal for any church to have. We talked last time more

  • Healthy Church: One That Studies Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    What is the application for our church? My thought for you today is a very simple one: a healthy church is one that studies the Bible.

    HEALTHY CHURCH: ONE THAT STUDIES HEBREWS 4:12-13 INTRODUCTION READ HEBREWS 4:12-13 I. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORD OF GOD I must confess that I love this passage because it is so descriptive about God’s Word. We have in this passage a wonderful picture of God’s Word and its purposes in our more

  • Transforming The Present Future

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 17, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    5th in series of 6 on the 237 church. Based on Acts 2:47. The Internally Strong - Externally Focused Church

    Transforming the Present Future Acts 2:43-47 47 They praised God and were liked by all the people. Every day the Lord added those who were being saved to the group of believers. Last Spring I read a book by Reggie McNeal called "The Present Future". The title caught my eye. As I read the more

  • Pruning And Pinching Series

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 12 ratings

    HOw the secrets that grow a Bonsai tree will kill a church.

    Pruning and Pinching (On Not Becoming a Bonsai Church- Part 2) Luke 19:11-26 Recap: What is the first secret to keeping a Bonsai tree small? Keep the pot small. This week I want to share with you two more secrets for keeping the Bonsai small. They are things that sound unhealthy for more