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  • The Church Purpose Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,364 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
     | 4,274 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

  • Unlocking Gods Blessings Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Hoggan Tevis on Nov 30, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,822 views

    What are You willing to give to God?

    Unlocking God’s Blessing’s 1 Sam 7:1-14 1 Samuel 7:9 And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel cried unto the Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him. 1 Samuel 7:10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the ...read more

  • Chicken Little And The Great Church Exodus From The City

    Contributed by George Alves on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,958 views

    We can point fingers as much as we want but the state of the city falls squarely on the shoulders of the church. Our retreat from the city has allowed the enemy too much victory. We are not called to success but to faithfulness. The sky isn’t falling!

    Do you Remember the story of Chicken Little? The little chicken who became terrified that the sky was falling when an acorn fell from a tree and hit her on the head? Chicken Little convinced Henny Penny, Cocky Locky,and Goosey Poosey that the sky was indeed falling and they should go and report ...read more

  • Moving With A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,000 views

    This sermon outlines the principles found in the Book of Nehmiah as presented by Dan Southerland in "Transitioning"

    I. Introduction: Our community is changing. 20 years ago you couldn’t buy property around here. Today there are few large tracts of land left. Our community has grown to 15 times its size 20 years ago. Yet each of the four main churches have decreased to anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 of the size they ...read more

  • The Spirit-Filled Church

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 14, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,921 views

    When a church possesses all the characteristics of a Spirit-filled church, it will attract new people to God and to the church

    January 11, 2004 Acts 2:42-47 “The Spirit-filled church” INTRODUCTION Have you ever noticed how much time and energy we as a society spend on being attractive to one another? To get an idea, it only takes a quick trip into Wal-Mart. One very large section is labeled beauty ...read more

  • Can I Really Believe In The Church? Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,669 views

    The five purposes of the church, as displayed by 5 images Jesus used to describe the church, and how Christians fit into the picture.

    Ephesians 4:1-16 – Can I Believe in the Church? I’m told that in a museum in Greenwich Village, Detroit, MI, there is a huge steam locomotive. Beside this complicated machine, there is a sign showing boiler pressure, size, the number of wheels, horsepower, lengths, weight and so on. The bottom ...read more

  • Power For Ministry Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 15, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,167 views

    This message is meant to encourage the Church to seek God’s power for ministry and to be a verbal witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Fast Food Is It Good For You?

    Contributed by Bruce Smith on Jul 23, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,216 views

    We all want God’s presence but how can we have it if we are eating the wrong food. Waiting on God

    We all should know the answer to that but are we listening? Fast food is great when you are in a hurry and you haven’t got the time to prepare a meal! Unfortunately there is a big down side. Most fast food is high in sugar and saturated fats and lack a lot in nutritional value. The end ...read more

  • What On Earth Am I Here For Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,580 views

    This is the first in a series based on Rick Warren’s Purpose driven life

    Colossians 1:15-20 What On Earth Am I Here For? Introduction A. What on Earth am I here for? B. I cant tell you how many times I have heard that question C. It may be phrase What is life for D. What is this all about E. Why? F. Where is the meaning? G. Why is this world empty H. What do ...read more

  • Purpose #2: You Were Formed For God's Family Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,776 views

    Based on the 2nd Purpose

    Purpose #2: You Were Formed for God’s Family Colossians 3:12-17 Becoming the “Place for You” Introduction A. Have you seen our church brochure, stationary, business cards? B. They are pretty nice if I do say so myself. C. However one them they all say “A Place for You…” D. Pretty catchy ...read more

  • The Strength Of Fellowship

    Contributed by Christopher Smith on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,988 views

    Why is it so important to go to church and have christian friends? Beacuse of the strength we gain from them.

    This week is perhaps one of the most important topics that I’ve discussed so far, although it may not seem like that to most. It is the importance of church, more specifically the fellowship we gain from it. As it says in verse 9 of the reading, “Two are better than one…”, but how much better ...read more

  • The Continuing Story Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 18, 2005
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,424 views

    This message is to encourage the Church to stand up and be the great miracle working body Christ meant for her to be.

  • The Vibrant Church

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Nov 18, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,056 views

    A vibrant church is one that has resounding Life, and that life comes from the source, Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior.

    The Vibrant Church Pastor Glenn Newton 5-4-03 Acts 2: 36-47 Stan Toler, Pastor/Authur and Speaker from Trinity Church of the Nazarene in OK City, OK. was telling us about his visit to Dr. Chow’s church in S.E. Asia a couple of years ago. Dr. Toler was investigating why this church was ...read more

  • Upon This Rock

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Jan 3, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,030 views

    This sermons deals with the building of the church according to Jesus.

    Matthew 16:13-18 Upon This Rock I. The Foundation of the Church. Those who teach that Peter was the rock that the church would be built upon err. Jesus says to Peter....”thou are “petrus” ( i.e. a stone, pebble or fragment from a rock.) and upon this “petra”(i.e. a large mass of ...read more