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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,470 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
     | 5,044 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

  • Success Follows Cleansing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 2,941 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

  • Breaking Down The Barriers

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,676 views

    I share 3 things that need to happen for our church to see a breakthrough in our church.

    Breaking Down the Barriers Pastor Glenn Newton 11-28-99 Text: Heb. 10: 19-25 Heb. 10:39-11:1-2 This morning I want to continue on with where I was leading last week. If you remember, My message last week was entitled “ A Battle Worth Fighting” and I talked about ...read more

  • Church Of The Nazarene Core Values

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,674 views

    A Part of a series of sermons that emphasized our Core Values in the Church of the Nazarene.

    Church of the Nazarene Core Values Pastor Glenn Newton 10-24-99 This morning all over the World, Pastors in the Church of the Nazarene are Preaching Sermons that Emphasize Our Core Value Beliefs. Who We Are. What We Believe In. And for those that might think about such things, This is ...read more

  • El Servicio Fiel Que Dios Espera

    Contributed by Lauro C Hernandez on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 253 ratings
     | 3,489 views

    Comprender que Dios espera de nosotros fidelidad a traves de las circunstancia en que estamos viviendo.

    EL SERVICIO FIEL QUE DIOS ESPERA” 2 Reyes 5:1-3, 8) Naamán, general del ejército del rey de Siria, era varón grande delante de su señor, y lo tenía en alta estima, porque por medio de él había dado Jehová salvación a Siria. Era este hombre valeroso en extremo, pero leproso. 2Y de Siria habían ...read more

  • The Church In Jerusalem

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 124 ratings
     | 4,415 views

    We can learn what kind of church Jesus wants us to be by looking at the distinctive identifying marks of the church in Jerusalem.

    THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM Acts 6:7 INTRO. The verse we have just read is an excellent description of the church in Jerusalem. That church was the hottest church in the New Testament...or since. They were the poorest church (Paul took offerings from other churches to support them) and yet ...read more

  • Share Responsibility Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,707 views

    A member of the church will share the responsibilities of the church

    Sermon for 8/20/2000 Share Responsibility of the Church of Christ, Vinton Introduction: A. If a church succeeds, who is responsible? Talk about God. B. If a church fails and closes its doors, who is responsible? The people. C. Isn’t that interesting! How do people fit into the successful ...read more

  • What Is Expected Of Members In God's Church?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 4,541 views

    The outline for a series on what is expected of members in the church?

    Mount Airy Church Membership Sermon Series 1. What is required to be a part of the Body of Christ? 1. Must be saved (Mark 16:16) and born again (John 3:3, 5) * Steps to be saved and born again a. Believe (John 3:18) b. Repent (2 Corinthians 7:10) c. Confess (Romans ...read more

  • Our Beliefs, Our Convictions As Christians, And As Nazarenes Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Sep 16, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,861 views

    A sermon in a series on the Core Values of the Church of the Nazarene. It a sermon that reminds people that what we believe is important, and we need to know what it is we stand for.

    Our Beliefs, Our Convictions as Christians and as Nazarenes Pastor Glenn Newton 3-5-00 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4:16 2 Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; ...read more

  • You And The Church

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,409 views

    God’s purpose and design for church and church growth

    Before I begin this mornings sermon I have an announcement to make regarding next Sunday. To make it possible for everyone to attend church next Sunday, we are going to have a special "No Excuse Sunday." Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, "Sunday is my only day to sleep in." ...read more

  • The Nature Of The Church

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,166 views

    An expository sermon designed to show the true nature and character of the Church as Jesus designed it.

    THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH Matthew 16:18 INTRODUCTION: One Sunday morning a stranger wandered into a small country church in the middle of the sermon. The man was unkempt and dirty, and clearly smelled of alcohol. The usher tried his best to seat him off in a far corner but instead the man walked ...read more

  • 3 Counter Offensives Of The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fredericks on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,604 views

    The church is not a fortress, but a force, and therefore must implement 3 counteroffensives in response to our enemy’s attacks!

    The Church’s Three Counteroffensives to Our Enemies Attacks Acts 8 17 Nov 2002 INTRODUCTION: We are going to return to our broad outline for understanding Acts, you’ll remember the theme is THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT. While our three major points were: 1. Being a witness in Jerusalem ...read more

  • Understanding Church Growth

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,336 views

    how church growth exploded on the scene

    UNDERSTANDING CHURCH GROWTH 26He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28All by itself the soil produces grain--first the stalk, then the head, ...read more

  • We Exist To Fellowship And Care

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 136 ratings
     | 8,871 views

    This sermon was the 4th in a 5 part series on defining the mission of our church. This one deals with developing fellowship and caring within the church.

    May 27, 2001 1 John 1:3-10 “We exist to fellowship and to care” INTRODUCTION In the fall of the year, Linda, a young woman, was traveling alone up the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta, Canada to the Yukon. Linda didn’t know you don’t travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown ...read more