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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,284 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
     | 4,217 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

  • The Purpose Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,721 views

    Sermon Series on Malachi #9

    Sermon Series on Malachi #9 The Purpose of the Church Malachi 3:16-19 1. Feared the Lord. Job 28:28 Those that feared the Lord spoke to one anther they were betrayed by their speech. Just as evildoers are betrayed by their speech. John 13:34-35 2. Fellowship with other believers. Heb. 3:13 ...read more

  • What Does The Church Do? Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,105 views

    The world today sees the church as powerless and irrelevant in our culture and the reason is due in great part because of our failure to live life differently than the world around us.

    In the play, My Fair Lady, Eliza is being courted by Freddy, who writes to her daily of his love for her. Eliza’s response to his notes is to cry out in frustration: Words! Words! I’m so sick of words!... Don’t talk of stars Burning above, If you’re in love, Show me! ...read more

  • The Growing Earthquake

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Mar 17, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,164 views

    The Early Church begins to be a power in Jerusalem

    The Growing Earthquake Acts 4:15-31 Jeff Hughes – March 16, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. The Sanhedrin, which was the ruling council for the nation is Israel had a problem on their hands. The apostles, Peter and John had been teaching the people that Jesus of Nazareth was ...read more

  • Purpose #3: You Were Created To Become Like Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 808 views

    Deals with Purpose #3 specifically growing during difficult times

    Romans 8:28-29 Purpose #3: You Were Created To Become Like Christ Growing through tough times Introduction A. Sometimes life is easy B. Sometimes we learn, grow, and laugh the whole entire time C. Let me give you some good advice, enjoy those times! D. Those times will not always be ...read more

  • The Church Must Stand Together Series

    Contributed by Tiger Gullett on Feb 1, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,325 views

    The Fourth And Final Message In The Series "The Purpose Of The Church."

    SERIES "THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH" REVIEW OF PREVIOUS THREE MESSAGES: Part 1 - To Make Disciples And Mature Believers (a) Through The Church’s Message (1:1-20) (b) Through The Church’s Worship (2:1-15) (c) Through The Church’s Leaders (3:-16) Part 2 - To Maintain Truth And Multiply ...read more

  • The Church Vs. The Church

    Contributed by Jack Russell on Feb 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,379 views

    Man’s view of the church is often very different from the one Jesus demonstrated and Paul described.

    I can stand anywhere in my back yard and see my church. It sits rather majestically at the apex of our little town. Its stained glass windows chronicle its founders. Inside, a huge chandelier hovers over our pew. I don’t know who appointed us to sit in that particular pew, but it must have been ...read more

  • Job One

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,407 views

    What is the unique calling, the reason for being, the one defining purpose of the church?

    Job One For the church Ephesians 3:8-11 If the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Christian Church, not just this church but all churches that are Christian…were to disappear today… would anyone miss it tomorrow? Is there anything about the Christian Church that makes it unique… that ...read more

  • The Grace Of Generosity

    Contributed by David Taylor on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,298 views

    The necessity of Giving Generously

    The Grace of Generosity Moving Ahead Together, Part 4 September 26, 2004 NIV Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the ...read more

  • What Is Our Vision For This Year?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,041 views

    It seems that most Christians settle for a good life, but God has given us a great purpose in a Great Commission.

    WHAT SHALL WE DO? WHAT IS OUR VISION FOR THIS YEAR? This is it... ACTS 1:8 I watched the longest baseball game in postseason history this week. The Yankees and the Red Sox battled it out for 14 innings. The teams played back-to-back marathon games that totaled 26 innings almost 11 hours ...read more

  • The Nature Of Authentic Worship

    Contributed by David Taylor on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 2 ratings
     | 895 views

    Worship

    Nature of Authentic Worship Moving Ahead Together, Part 9 Matt 15:8-9 8 "’These people honor me with their lips, but their heart are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’" . The text tells us that the early church praised God together so ...read more

  • Disciples, Churches, Formation

    Contributed by Créteur Fabien on Mar 8, 2005
     | 509 views

    C’était un groupe étrange des hommes que notre seigneur a choisi d’être ses disciples. ¶Quatre d’entre eux étaient pêcheurs, un, un percepteur d’impôt détesté, un autre un membre d’un partie politique radicale et violent. ¶six d’entre eux, nous ne savons

    DISCIPLES FORMATION EGLISE LECTURE ¶MATTHIEU 10 : 1-4 et MARC 3 : 13-19 ¶Méthodiquement, mais avec un certain drame, Matthieu dévoile son histoire de Jésus. ¶Dans l’histoire du baptême Matthieu nous montre Jésus acceptant sa tâche. ¶Dans l’histoire des tentations Matthieu nous montre Jésus ...read more

  • Why On Earth Does The Church Exist ? Sermon 4 & 5 Series

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Nov 22, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,489 views

    Final two sermons of series....."Why On Earth Does The Church Exist ? Sermons 4-5

    “Why On Earth Does The Church Exist ?” Part 4 I Corinthians 16:1-4 Tonight we come to the fourth in our series on “Why On Earth..........?” Thus far we have given you three words....one in each prior message to help us in answering the question......so that we might define our ...read more

  • What Is The Purpose For Our Church?

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Nov 25, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,328 views

    This sermon was preached as our charter service and I have preched it every year since to remind us why we’re a church. It can easily be preached to any church as a sermon on the purpose of the church.

    NEW HOPE’S CHARTER MEMBERSHIP SERVICE JUNE 4, 2000 TEXT: Matthew 16:13-19 INTRODUCTION: This morning we are here to charter our church’s membership. We have been called to build a church in this community upon the Solid Rock, Jesus Christ! God has called us to do a great work. We are ...read more