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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    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) more

  • Core Values: Peculiar And Dedicated People

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

    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 more

  • A Message From A Dead Church

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 144 ratings

    A message atfer preaching at a church in St Louis during the SBC. This was once a thriving, soul winning church.

    A MESSAGE FROM A DEAD CHURCH Date: June 23, 2002 Place: Allendale Baptist A.M. Service Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 Introduction Over a month ago I was asked to preach in a church in the St. Louis area while we were there for the Southern Baptist Convention. I spoke with a man from the church more

  • Grace Under Fire

    Contributed by Eric Ledermann on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    In conversations with people there is one thing I hear too often, and that is: “Boy, the Church sure is in a sad state these days.” When I read the scriptures I sense that I am truly reading about God’s grace. Grace is God’s gift to us. Grace is, then,

    Rom. 11.1-2a, 29-32; Matt. 15:21-28 I. Opening A. In conversations with people there is one thing I hear too often, and that is: “Boy, the Church sure is in a sad state these days.” B. Saddens me because the church has had such an incredible affect on me. C. Why? 1. Jesus shows grace and more

  • Juntos Y En Misión ¡hasta El Fin!

    Contributed by Fernando Ocampo on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    Dios tiene propósitos firmes y bien definidos. Nada de lo que ocurre en nuestra vida es producto de la casualidad, sino del plan y propósito de Dios.

    Título: Juntos y en Misión ¡hasta el fin! Texto: 2 Timoteo 1:1-5 Objetivo: En este día, los miembros de nuestra iglesia, comprenderán que la voluntad de Dios, la promesa de vida en Cristo y la fe, son los elementos esenciales que nos mantiene unidos y en misión. Introducción: Dios tiene more

  • Advent 1

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 23, 2002
    based on 454 ratings

    We aren’t called to star gaze

    Thornage 01-12-02 Mark 13:24-37 Story: In the late 19th Century in America, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for Christ’s Second Coming. One such prophet was an Adventist leader William Miller (1782-1849). And it is in his movement more

  • "What Do You See When You Look At The Church?"

    Contributed by Keith Bunch on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    What should be seen when looking at the Church of Jesus Christ our Lord?

    CHRIST THE HEAD. (Eph. 5:23) "Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body..." Cornerstone and the Capstone. (Foundation and Completion) (2 Pet. 2:6-7) "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to more

  • The Power Of Purpose Series

    Contributed by Brian Moon on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 37 ratings

    Why can’t people help but say "I love this place" It is because of our purpose and strategy. This message deals with why we exist as a church.

    “I Love this Place” part 1 (The Power of Purpose) Brian A. Moon One of golf’s immortal moments came when a Scotchman demonstrated the new game to President Ulysses Grant. Carefully placing the ball on the tee, he took a mighty swing. The club hit the turf and scattered dirt all over the more

  • What Will We Be In 2003? Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    At the outset of a new year it is helpful to be reminded of who we are as God’s church and what we are to be about doing. This introduction to the book of Ephesians provides just such a reminder!

     What Will We Be in 2003? Ps. 90:12; intro to Ephesians Focus: At the beginning of a new year, we must be reminded of our purpose as a church to not become distracted- much of what Paul does to encourage the church in Ephesians. Function: To encourage the Washington St. church as Paul more

  • Turning The World Upside Down

    Contributed by Jason Noble on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 71 ratings

    Why was it said that the Acts church "turned the world upside down?" How can we have that said about us?

    Turning the World Upside Down Acts 17:1-10 It’s safe to assume that almost everybody here has heard or read about the great revivals of old. We constantly hear preachers talk about old time revivals. But notice what I said, we have heard about, we have read about, and we talk about. We more

  • Getting Out Of The Rut

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    Sometimes, we just need to get out of our spiritual ruts so that we can get on with God’s work.

    INTRODUCTION Have you ever felt as if you were in a rut? About two years ago, my brother,daughter and I went hiking on the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina, Tennessee border. It is an area called the Bald Mountains because you actually walk over the tops of the mountains. It is grasslands more

  • The Great Confession

    Contributed by David Cambridge on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    What was the ’rock’ that Jesus promised to build His church upon? What does ’the gates of Hell’ mean? These are just two of the questions answered in this exegesis of Matthew 16:13-19.

    The Great Confession An Exegesis Of Mathew 16:13-19 Introduction 1. After the miracle of feeding four-thousand people with seven loaves and a few little fish (Matthew 15:32-38), Jesus and His disciples came to Magdala (Matthew 16:39). a. It was in Magdala that the Pharisees and Sadducees more

  • Preach The Word

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 144 ratings

    Paul instructs Timothy to Preach the Word. Join Pastor Steve as he shares what that involves.

    This morning we are looking at the mandate for all preachers. It is his privilege, his calling, his directive from the King! Timothy is to "preach the Word!" That is to be the content of his preaching. He is to preach it "in season and out of season" (v.2). He is to preach when it is accepted more

  • This Is Your Invitation Series

    Contributed by Brian Moon on Aug 22, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    Part 2 of this series designed to stir up a passion for investing in other peoples lives and then inviting them to church.

    Invest and Invite Part 2 “This is Your Invitation” Brian A. Moon Story – My wife one time told me a story about this girl she wanted to invite to church when she was in 7th grade. The girl was a bit of a bully and Cheryl was very nervous about asking her to go to church for obvious reasons… more

  • What The Church Should Be

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    The church of Acts shows us what the church of today should be like

    What the Church Should Be Acts 9:31 Introduction The city of Long Beach, California, looks upon the Queen Mary, docked at a quay on the ocean front, as a floating white elephant. Since 1967, when the city bought the ship from Cunard, $63 million has been spent on its conversion into a tourist more