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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) ...read 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 ...read 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

  • The Serving Church Series

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    The third in a series based on the 3 points of our church’s purpose statement: "Seek God, Share Christ, & Serve Others."

  • These Things We Have

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Examines the way the Lord has blessed our church.

  • Listening To Unchristian America

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Nov 1, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Christianity has an image problem. What can we learn from how those outside the church see the church today. I use Jesus criticism of religious leaders to cause us to think.

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

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 71 ratings

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

  • A Strategy For Offering God's Salvation

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Sep 22, 2007

    Second of a two part message that introduces a new purpose and direction for an existing church.

  • The State Of The Church

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

    The Church is eternal and will prevail. We need to prayerfully consider what God is directing us to do for His glory through the local church. This message has an outline which can be used with application to your local church.

  • Come Inside And See What Happens

    Contributed by Art Good on Jul 26, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Maybe, there is someone listening to me right now, who walked into this building and you had a problem you couldn’t solve, you had a knot in your stomach you’ve been carrying around for days. And maybe, this morning, something has happened inside you. M

    Come Inside and See What Happens Illus. Last January our family went to Disney World. The kids loved it until we took them on one particular ride. Jordan was a little apprehensive when he read the name, “The Tower of Terror”. But I said to him, “Just go inside and see what happens.” He went ...read more

  • There Go The Ships

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Aug 4, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    There’s something majestic and fascinating about a ship, especially the great sailing ships! I see a wonderful example of the “Ship” as compared to the “Church.”

    Scripture: Psalms 104:26 Title: “THERE GO THE SHIPS!” Introduction: There’s something majestic and fascinating about a ship, especially the great sailing ships! I see a wonderful example of the “Ship” as compared to the “Church.” Let me explain WHY. THE SHIP · Its purpose – ...read more

  • Church. The Way Its Supposed To Be Series

    Contributed by Donald Minshew on Jul 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Discusses the biblical admonitions related to the Lord’s church

    Church. The Way it’s supposed to be. Colossians 2:4-7 Five characteristics of a church that pleases God. It is: 1. Perceptive enough to withstand sweet talk § We will never deny that worldly wisdom is arguable. Robertson -The art of persuasion is the height of oratory, but it easily ...read more

  • One Thing Series

    Contributed by Vance Elzinga on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    This message focuses on one particular aspect of this passage - that the Lord prunes us to make us more fruitful. Practical application in this message is to consider what the Lord may be calling me to prune from my busy life, in order to do the best thi

    Hook/Opening Overcommitted? Many of us feel/are. But here’s a list of busy/committed: Billy Graham and ____. James Dobson and _____. Joni Earikson and _____. Jimmy Carter and _____. Bill Bright and ______. (RCA) Betty Voskuil and _____. Gary Smalley and ______. “Our world has been ...read more

  • The Design And Function Of The Church

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Examines the purpose of the church and believer’s individual responsibility.

    THE DESIGN AND FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH - Matthew 16:13-20 In preparation for this message, I did a study and found that the first time the word “church” is used in the Bible is in the passage we just read. Matthew 16:18 is the first verse in the Bible where we find the word “church” used. ...read more

  • What Part Do I Play In The Church? Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Part 1 of series, "Who Runs the Church". Examines the part members play in the life & ministry of the church.

    WHO RUNS THE CHURCH? Part 1: What Part Do I Play In The Church? It was 6 years ago this week, that Gladys, Drew and I moved back here to Enterprise to start what is now known as “River of Life Church.” When we moved back, it was with a little bit of fear and apprehension, but it was primarily ...read more