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  • Church Split

    Contributed by Robert Mitchell on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,948 views

    If the Church is to servive we must be of one mind.

    Philippians 2:1-3 March 2, 2008 In Dwight Pentecost’s commentary on the book of Philippians he refers to an occurrence of a church split in Dallas Texas. The church split was so bad that it involved a legal suit of one side of the church against the other over who had the ...read more

  • How To Prevent A Church Split Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Sep 13, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,525 views

    27th in a series from Ephesians. Our attitudes are the key to preserving unity in the church.

    If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed that there has been a lot of press lately about various church denominations that are facing possible splits over theological issues. Perhaps the most publicized battle recently has been within the Episcopal Church here in the United States ...read more

  • A House United Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 15, 2011
     | 2,138 views

    The first church split occured in heaven

    A The first church “split” (if you will) occurred at none other than heaven. 1 Before the earth was formed, Adam & Eve created: God & His angels were in heaven. a In those days Lucifer was one of God’s angels (not just any ol’angel.) aa Tradition tells us he was one of ...read more

  • The Power Of Love

    Contributed by James Harrington on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,461 views

    From Columbine to Red Lake, CEO’s stealing millions of dollars, crooked politicians and church splits, one has to cry out, "Where is the power of love?"

    The Power Of Love Matthew 22:34-40 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. (35) One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: (36) "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" (37) Jesus replied: "’Love the Lord your God with ...read more

  • Coming Home To Reflect

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Oct 22, 2015
     | 6,221 views

    Message for our first homecoming Sunday. This is a message to encourage a small church in decline.

  • Be Likeminded One With Another

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Sep 22, 2013
     | 2,590 views

    Churches split and experience strife for some of the most ridiculous reasons. Sermon 3 in the One Anothers Series teaches three important ways for a church to experience sustained oneness of spirit.

    Be Likeminded One with Another Message 3 in “One Anothers” series Chuck Sligh September 22, 2013 TEXT: Philippians 2:2 – “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” INTRODUCTION We are in a series on ...read more

  • Passion For Your Name

    Contributed by J John on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,899 views

    It really is a mystery. How could such a gifted and trusted being as Lucifer (whose very name means ‘light bearer’ or ‘son of the morning’) cause the first church split and take a third of the congregation with him?

    SermonCentral Editor’s note: J.John, a Greek Cypriot, has been described as "The Billy Graham of Great Britain," speaking to more than 300,000 people in person each year. He has authored 21 books and has more than one million copies in circulation. You may learn more about his ministry at: ...read more

  • What To Do With God’s Word

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Sep 7, 2015
     | 1,709 views

    A church split could have occurred in the Jerusalem church, but it didn't. That's the background of Acts 11:1-21. But a subtext is the role the Word of God played in the entire passage. Thats the subject of this passage.

    What to Do with God’s Word TEXT: Acts 11:1-21 – “And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. 2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, 3 Saying, Thou wentest ...read more

  • The Value Of Tongues, Keeping Perspective In The Church Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 9, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,143 views

    In the church today there is tremendous tension and polarization over the issue of sign gifts, particularly tongues. Divisions and church splits over the charismatic movement have become all too common. Conditions in some of the churches today hardly diff

    THE VALUE OF TONGUES Keeping Perspective In The Church 1 Corinthians 14:1-20 INTRODUCTION: in the church today there is tremendous tension and polarization over the issue of sign gifts, particularly tongues. Divisions and church splits over the charismatic movement have become all too common. ...read more

  • An Indispensable Resurrection

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Apr 29, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,181 views

    The Corinthian’s faith was founded upon the fact of Jesus’ resurrection & thus is our Christian faith. Why is the resurrection indispensable to the Christian faith? A Dispensable resurrection yields a....

    An INDISPENSABLE RESURRECTION—1Corinthians 15:12-19 The Corinthian’s faith was founded upon the fact of Jesus’ resurrection. The Christian faith is founded upon Jesus’ resurrection. Why is Christian faith grounded in the resurrection? OR.... Why is the resurrection ...read more

  • The Rejection Crew: Ahithophel And Judas

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,137 views

    What makes a trusted person turn against his or her friend? Divorces that come out of nowhere, friendships dissolved, church splits...Today, we’re going to look at parallels between Ahithophel and Judas; we’ll note some similiarites & differences, and th

    Intro 1. Civil war is a nasty thing, often polarizing people: Robert E. Lee asked by Lincoln to head up Union troops....against slavery, but loyal to South... 2. Israel experienced several "Civil Wars" that divided the nation... 3. But when David’s son, Absalom, rebelled against him, that ...read more

  • Slander And Accusation Destroy Others

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 1,285 views

    I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. - 2 Corinthians 12:20 Church splits, divisions, gossiping and all kinds of fleshly problems is something we can think is normal in the ...

    I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. - 2 Corinthians 12:20 Church splits, divisions, gossiping and all kinds of fleshly problems is something we can think is normal in the Church life. Who has not been involved in a ...read more

  • I Have My Rights!!! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 2, 2017
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,949 views

    We live in nation of "rights" but if my rights conflict with yours we can end up in court, in a church split or in a family division. How do we avoid letting our desire to defend our rights to ruin our lives?

  • The Bitter Root Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 66 ratings
     | 15,101 views

    Churches should be a place filled with gentle and loving people who wouldn’t be a place of anger and conflict. But too often, churches are known as places of conflict and pain. How should a Christian leader deal with this issue?

    OPEN: In Winchester, Ohio there’s a church called the Bethlehem Church of Christ. It’s been in existence for over 150 years, and over the years different events have been recorded in their “history” book. One of their recent ministers was reading back over the different entries in this book when he ...read more

  • Church Unity #1 Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,790 views

    Sermon speaks about the importance and the right motivation for church unity

    #13 6-17-07 Church Unity #1 Text; Philippians 2:1, 2 Introduction, In Dwight Pentecost’s commentary on the book of Philippians he refers to an occurrence of a church split in Dallas Texas. The church split was so bad that it involved a legal suit of one side of the church against the other ...read more