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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,323 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
     | 4,256 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

  • Defining The Church

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 5,956 views

    What exactly is the church ... A community center, a social action organization, or a gathering of people set apart from a sinful world and set apart to a life devoted to God’s calling? Peter, the rock, helps us define the true purpose of the church.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris To define the church there is no better place in the Bible to look than at the 16th Chapter of Matthew and Peter’s confession at Caesarea ...read more

  • God's Priorities For The Church Series

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 3,940 views

    In the first church God laid down 4 priorities for the 3,000 new believers. Any successful church will devote themselves to these priorities in all that they do.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris Think about this for one second. What are the priorities for the church. When we do that we can’t help but have a long list of things the ...read more

  • I Love My Church

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 33,575 views

    Beatitudes of our love for the church.

    1CHRON.29:1-5 "I LOVE MY CHURCH" A) Someone sent me a list some time ago entitled, "Satan’s Beatitudes!" * They said if the devil were to write his beatitudes they would probably go something like this: * Blessed are they who are too tired and busy to go to church on Sundays and Wednesdays, ...read more

  • The Church Of The Hot Waffle

    Contributed by John Roy on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,434 views

    The church is to be the welcoming place for struggling sinners and stained saints.

    The Church of the Hot Waffle Matthew 11:19 & Mark 2:15-17 The Waffle House is to restaurants what little league baseball is to the Major leagues. The Waffle House serves food and that is where it’s comparison with other restaurants stop. It features, waffles, of course, Bert’s Chili, Omelets, ...read more

  • Creating Revival Series

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 173 ratings
     | 4,453 views

    Revival in the church starts with believers who understand the true purpose of the church - evangelism of the lost!

    1. Introduction A. REVIVAL is defined as a reawakening of religious fervor; a resurgence, or renewal, of commitment and purpose. B. It has been suggested that the church is “flat”, and in desperate need of revival. We won’t debate that point tonight, we will assume we can agree on that C. Many ...read more

  • Christ's Farewell

    Contributed by David Washburn on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 9,259 views

    Many times a "final" farewell surrounds the death of a friend or loved one, but Christ’s farewell was about comfort, vision, and encouragement to his disciples and the Church.

    Have you ever spoken with someone knowing it was the last time you would see them and your last opportunity to speak with them? I remember having that type of conversation with a cousin several years ago. He was dying from a terminal disease, and Paula and I made the trip to see and speak with Pat ...read more

  • Our Orders

    Contributed by Steven Kellett on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 156 ratings
     | 5,465 views

    As we begin the book of Acts, Jesus gives the church her "fighting orders" - Wait and Witness.

    "The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing ...read more

  • A Healthy Meal

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,230 views

    a message based on Hebrews 10

    Hebrews 10:19-25 Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ February 10, 2002 A burglar, needing money to pay his income taxes, decided to rob the safe in a store. On the safe door he was very pleased to find a note reading: "Please don’t use dynamite. The safe is not locked. Just turn ...read more

  • State Of The Church 2002--Bethany

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,822 views

    Using the churches in Revelation as a model an outline is given of the church’ accomplishments and needs for growth.

    Proverbs 29:18a KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish. READ WITH ME Bethany’s Vision Statement We are dedicated to promoting Christ-like love, deepening the Christian faith, and developing harmony among all people through our presence, our programs, and our commitment. To ...read more

  • A God-Blessed Church:part 2 Series

    Contributed by Gary Shockley on May 1, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,710 views

    What are the qualities and characteristics of a church God is seeking to bless?

    The Church God Blesses: Part Two Cornerstone Church Rev. Gary A. Shockley March 17, 2002 “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9) There are churches all over the world. Some have been around a ...read more

  • Conquering Hell Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,759 views

    The reality of hell should motivate the church to action. God has given each member of the body of Christ keys of the kingdom with which we can conquer hell.

    On this Father’s day we can all remember what it was like to think our dad was the greatest. Three little boys were talking about how great their fathers are. "My dad is the greatest; he’s a lawyer and can make guilty people look innocent." The second boy says, "My father is greater than that; ...read more

  • Our Mission

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,521 views

    This is an introductory sermon to a 5 part series on why our church exists.

    April 29, 2001 Acts 2- 6 “Our Mission” INTRODUCTION A volunteer fire department in a Minnesota town has this slogan, “We’ll know where we’re going when we get there.” The Tale of the Tardy Oxcart p. 210 You ever feel like that? Whenever both Tammy and I have forgotten to plan ...read more

  • "Are The Bible And Church Relevant Today?” Series

    Contributed by Rick Flowers on May 14, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 7,299 views

    #2 in a series of four messages in the "What If It’s True?" campaign. This is intended to assist pastors whose churches are involved in the evangelistic outreach.

    Pastor Rick Flowers First Baptist Church of Flushing The word Relevant means “Logically connected with and important to the matter in hand; appropriate, germane, pertinent.” To some the Word of God and the Church of Jesus Christ do not always seem “Logically connected” or ...read more