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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,405 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
     | 5,009 views

    The core values contained in our church purpose statement.

  • Success Follows Cleansing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,918 views

    Let us remember that contrary to popular opinion, God’s ways are always perfect and He knows what the church needs to make it successful

    1. One might think that after the dramatic deaths of Ananias and Sapphira many would have hesitated to become involved with the Christian church ö however, just the opposite occurred. Instead of the judgment creating panic, the church experienced an extraordinary period of success. The growth of ...read more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,079 views

    Model your new church after the first century model found in Acts 2:41-47: "Those who accepted his message were baptized and about 3,000 were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the b

    Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) 1. Begin by assembling together local people who are committed to Christ, to the growth of His church and the great commission. Once you have a group of people who are committed to carrying ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 13,652 views

    The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all t

    1. The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all the first century churches because of ...read more

  • What Are The Qualities Of A Successful Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,564 views

    A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are:

    What Are the Qualities of a Successful Fellowship Acts 2:41-47 Illustration:A survey of hundreds of pastors has allowed us to compile a preliminary list of measurable quality factors in the life of a congregation in ranking order. The twelve factors are: 1. Bible knowledge. Church members ...read more

  • Spiritual Dropouts

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,219 views

    Those who drop out of church tend to struggle with their purpose in life and never find their niche in the Kingdom of God.

    SPIRITUAL DROPOUTS TEXT: Gal 6:9 INTRODUCTION: A. DEFINITION OF DROPOUT 1. A school dropout is a student who leaves a school for any reason except death before graduation or completion of a course of study and without transferring to another school. 2. A spiritual dropout ...read more

  • The Road To Canaan

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Apr 19, 2006
    based on 46 ratings
     | 8,370 views

    How should a church move into unknown territory?

  • Team Ministry Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Jun 20, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,291 views

    A message challenging the church to join together as a Team to accomplish the Great Commission.

    "Team Ministy" Pastor Glenn Newton 8-20-2000 TEXT: ECCLE. 4:9-10 ECC 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! This morning, I want to talk ...read more

  • Everyone Is Needed Team Building #2 Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Jun 20, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,258 views

    A call for everyone into ministry

    Everyone Is Needed - Teambuilding #2 Pastor Glenn Newton 8-27-2000 11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 ...read more

  • Dealing With Today's Church

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,400 views

    Part two of two -- this sermon addresses the issue of what kind of church should we be coming to

    DEALING WITH TODAY’S CHURCH The Kind Of Church We Should Be Coming To …. INTRODUCTION: This morning, I would like to take a look at the thought of the kind of church we should be coming too. Paul, at the end of the book of acts defines the church in some very sobering words. He says this, ...read more

  • God's Pattern For The Church Thessalonica

    Contributed by David Parks on Jun 2, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,885 views

    We look at our society and see great confusion about the nature of the church. Is it a worshiping society of people who come together once a week for cold formal pomp and circumstance. . . . Or, is it a place we come for a wild tumultuous emotional rele

    God’s Pattern for the Local Church: Thessalonica TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 1:3-8 INTRODUCTION: 1. If you read the paper or watch Television you know that we live in a time of great moral, ethical, political and religious confusion. 2. For example, our nation is now struggling with the question ...read more

  • Never The Same Again

    Contributed by Kevin Mullins on Jun 3, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,868 views

    God is intent on His church being a church of change and when we are not obedient he will accomplish that change by any means necessary

    Never The Same Again Acts 15:4-19 Read the text--I want to talk to you one more time about change-- Specifically about this idea of our ability to relate to and engage the culture that we are a part of— As far as I can see it there are a couple of kinds of churches- Book of Revelation does ...read more

  • The Church's Main Business.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,504 views

    Any organization, institution or business justifies its existence only in so far as it carries out the purpose for which it was founded.

    The church’s main business. Matthew 28:16 -- 20. 08/15/04 In your opinion, what is the church’s main business? Why has this church been sitting in Sandy Ridge for a number of years? Any organization, institution or business justifies its existence only in so far as it carries out the ...read more

  • The State Of The Church 2005

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jan 13, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,522 views

    In this message discover 7 characteristics of healthy churches.

    The State of the Church 2005 (part2) You can also find this sermon at www.praiseag.org - visit "The Path" sermon finder and click on "New Testament Sermons." INTRODUCTION: On New Year’s Eve, 2004 moved forever into the history books and 2005 opened with the days as blank pages to be written; ...read more