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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,320 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 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,253 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

  • Fellowship In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,119 views

    AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: JOYFUL THANKSGIVING INTIMATE BONDS PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY)

    BIG IDEA: AS WE LABOR TOGETHER UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS, FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL SPARKS THREE RESPONSES: - JOYFUL THANKSGIVING - INTIMATE BONDS - PURPOSEFUL PRAYER (FOR SPIRITUAL MATURITY) (:1-2) INTRODUCTION -- THE SUBJECTS OF FELLOWSHIP IN THE GOSPEL A. "Paul and Timothy, bondservants of ...read more

  • What's A Body Good For?

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 21, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 838 views

    A message concerning how the church can have an impact for Christ in an area.

    What’s a Body Good For? Various Scriptures (May 27, 2001) Introduction We’ve all heard the phrase, “good for nothing.” Some of us have been called that. It is never a compliment, is it? It hurts to be called that, especially by those we care about. Too often the church, the Body ...read more

  • Ministry That Heals Hurts Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,029 views

    Another in a series concerning our church purpose statement; this one about the church as a place where healing (spiritual and otherwise) can take place.

    “…Ministry That Heals Hurts,…” Matthew 8:1-7 July 29, 2001 Introduction I don’t know if it’s pride, or just a sense of being awed by the fact that God would use someone like me, but I like to tell people that I’m a minister. Maybe it’s because I’m a walking testimony to the fact that ...read more

  • Doorways To Evangelism

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,315 views

    Have we explored every possible way we can use the doorways of our church buildings to give the unchurced and unsaved access to Jesus Christ?

    DESPITE LIVING UNDER THE TEACHING OF JESUS CHRIST FOR NEARLY THREE YEARS THE DISCIPLES ARE NOW HUDDLED TOGETHER BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN UTTER CONFUSION. WHY? JESUS HAD DIED ON THE CROSS AND THEN BURIED, BUT REPORTS STARTED TO SURFACE THAT JESUS HAD BEEN SEEN ALIVE OUTSIDE THE ...read more

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 9,836 views

    God’s people have a mission and a purpose.

  • Is Our Church "Apostolic"? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,032 views

    Five characteristics of an apostolic congregation.

    For the last one thousand, seven hundred years, Christians across the world have recited the Nicene Creed in their worship. Part of the Nicene Creed says, "We believe in one holy, catholic, apostolic church." What does that really mean? We know what "one" means, that it refers to the oneness of the ...read more

  • Mark #5: Uncommon Methods Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,071 views

    This sermon encourages the desire for the church to change in order to meet the needs of the lost.

    Ten Marks of a Prevailing Church Mark #5: Uncommon Methods 1 Corinthians 9:22 July 22, 2001 Intro: A. God uses many methods to communicate--not only through his Word, his Spirit, and the ministry of Christian friends, but also through more unconventional methods--like burning bushes, ...read more

  • Where Revival Starts

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 17 ratings
     | 978 views

    Revival has only one place where it can begin, with the calling and movement of God

    Where Revival Starts 2 Chronicles 7:14 Introduction A Sunday School teacher was teaching a group of teenage boys one Sunday about Christ’s disciples; about their abilities, their attributes, and why Jesus might have chosen them. Toward the end of the lesson a teen-aged boy who was ...read more

  • Remember The Titans!

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Aug 9, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,508 views

    I want us – to remember how a bunch of people, with different talents, personalities and backgrounds OVERCAME great opposition – and came together to do something incredible…

    “Remember The Titans!!!” [SHOW THE VIDEO CLIP AT THE END OF THE MOVIE OF THE VICTORY…. THE FINAL PLAY THROUGH THE CELBERATION STOP RIGHT BEFORE THE GIRL TALKS] Read Ephesians 3:7-21 (NLT) Have you ever been on the edge of your seat…waiting in anticipation? You’re reading an ...read more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Jason Noble on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 13,101 views

    Why was it said that the Acts church "turned the world upside down?" How can we have that said about us?

  • "Blowin' Smoke"

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,029 views

    When a fire doesn’t burn completely it creates deadly smoke. So how well do we burn? Are we truly on fire for God, or are we just Blowin’ Smoke?

    “BLOWIN’ SMOKE” Acts 4: 13-22 I) INTRO A) Revisit Fire Triangle B) Complete and Incomplete Combustion 1) Complete combustion Co2 and Water a) Car as efficient as human body would get 900 mpg. 2) Incomplete…Co Smoke “Today we are going to look at how ‘combustion’ applies to who we are in ...read more

  • Where I'm Coming From

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,351 views

    In this message we see Paul’s philosophy of ministry and are challenged to adopt it as our own.

    “Where I’m Coming From” Today is the first Sunday of the year 2002. Happy New Year! My guess is that you have probably heard those 3 words a lot recently… And I am also sure that you heard those very same words back at the beginning of 2001. Just a few days ago, millions of people ...read more

  • The State Of The Church-- What's The Purpose Of Bethany Church?

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Mar 19, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,225 views

    The message encourages members to think about what is the purpose of the church.

    THE STATE OF THE CHURCH --WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF BETHANY CHURCH? Acts 2:42-47 (TMNT) They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers. Everyone around was in awe¡Xall those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the ...read more