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  • What's The Point? - To Share A Message Series

    Contributed by Charles White on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 6,135 views

    Church purpose

     WHAT’S THE POINT? - TO SHARE A MESSAGE Luke 24:45-49 - Sunday AM - August 10, 1997 INTR: When George Bush and his military advisors determined to engage Saddam Hussein and his military forces they first poured all the military might of the United States onto the ...read more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,272 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

  • Constitution Of The Church Of The Living God Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,842 views

    THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: THEME OF 1 TIMOTHY: THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD MUST BE STRUCTURED AROUND APPROPRIATE STANDARDS FOR CONDUCT AND THE COMMON CONFESSION OF UNION WITH CHRIST INTRODUCTION: Importance of Structure in the Local Church -- not just do whatever you please, however you want; There are ...read more

  • The Overcoming Church

    Contributed by David Smith on Jul 15, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,518 views

    The Church will overcome ALL!

    THE OVERCOMING CHURCH Eph 3:11-21 I - We (the Church) are overcomers Rom 8:34-39 A - outside circumstances cannot stop us - 1 - may be an end for some - in ALL these things WE are more than conquerors 2 - don’t think God doesn’t love you! we overcome hardships II - ...read more

  • Is Our Church "Apostolic"? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,085 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

  • Church Success Strategies

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,024 views

    Proven Success Strategies For New Church Plants

    Planting a new church is proving to be the most effective and cost efficient way of reaching the unchurched and fulfilling the Great Commission. Between 2000-2020 an estimated 600,000 churches will be planted. Yet there are fewer churches per person in the US than there were in 1906. According to a ...read more

  • What Are The Qualities Of A Successful Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,375 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

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 12,503 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

  • Success Follows Cleansing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 72 ratings
     | 2,470 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

  • Fellowship In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,152 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

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,656 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

  • Striving, Living, Thriving, Giving Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,833 views

    Our vision (Striving to see the Living Christ in a thriving church of giving people) did not originate with us, but with God.

    Striving, Living, Thriving, Giving Hosea 14 Pastor Jim Luthy At the top of our invitation cards, on our information brochure, and on our web site, you will find a vision statement for our church: Striving to see the Living Christ in a thriving church of giving people. Striving. Living. ...read more

  • "Your Purpose As The Church" Series

    Contributed by Blake Carroll on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,406 views

    The purpose of believers as the body of Christ.

    Title: “Your Purpose As The Church” Scripture: Matthew 22:37-40; 28:19-20 Introduction: When it comes to God’s church, every born again believer has a purpose to fulfill. As the body of Christ we have been ordained to accomplish certain tasks, and because of this we need ...read more

  • Service

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,974 views

    What does it mean to serve as Christ did?

    If I were to ask you to describe yourself in one word; if I were to ask what one adjective best sums up your identity, what would you say? If you met someone for the first time, and they asked, "What are you?" how would you answer? What single term would you give in response to that question? You ...read more

  • When God Lends A Hand Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 209 ratings
     | 13,338 views

    This is the first sermon in the series, "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    Notice Acts 11:21 from our scripture reading - "And THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS WITH THEM and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord." The church at Antioch was a CONTAGIOUS CONGREGATION. The fact that "a great number believed, and turned to the Lord", gets our attention. I want to ...read more