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  • Church Success Strategies

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,422 views

    Proven Success Strategies For New Church Plants

  • The Flourishing Church In Acts

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Mar 2, 2015
     | 1,548 views

    How did the church grow? By what means did the church grow?

    Change the packaging and people will come (Bassed On A John MacArthur Message) The new packaging is all about replacement True Or False - Do we need a:. • A ‘stage’ with a moveable acrylic glass lectern replaces the old wooden pulpit. • PowerPoint graphics replace ...read more

  • God's Formula For Success Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jan 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,832 views

    There is a common desire within every person to feel successful isn’t it? Nobody wants to fail whether it’s in life, their business/employment, or their church. And sadly, we often measure our worth on the basis of how successful we are. As we will be re

    There is a common desire within every person to feel successful isn’t it? Nobody wants to fail whether it’s in life, their business/employment, or their church. And sadly, we often measure our worth on the basis of how successful we are. By the world’s standard, success often ...read more

  • Are We There Yet

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,022 views

    Many Christians are waiting for a "perfect day" to reach out to others, but Jesus said the harvest is now.

    Are We There Yet? Intr.: Illus. Thomas Huxley was going no where fast. 1. Have you ever heard (or said) the words “Are we there yet?” 2. Have you ever thought “where did the time go?” 3. Could it be we are rushing to something that we already have? Explanation: 1. Jesus meets a ...read more

  • Let's Have Church

    Contributed by Kenneth Tankersley on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,661 views

    THE EARLY CHURCH WAS A"LIVELY" CHURCH ON FIRE FOR JESUS. WE NEED TO GET FIRED UP AND FUELED UP AND RETURN TO WHAT MADE THE EARLY CHURCH GREAT

    LET’S HAVE CHURCH MT. 16: 13--18 INTRODUCTION; THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILT WAS BUILT UPON HIMSELF. HE IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE FOUNDATION. MT 21:42: HE REMINDED THE UNBELIEVING JEWS OF THE PROPHECY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE THE BUILDERS REJECTED. HE SPOKE OF ...read more

  • The Church - On Mission With Christ

    Contributed by Ray Swift on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 173 ratings
     | 22,896 views

    The success of the early church was that they prayed, their prayers brought unity and their unity brought productivity.

    FB, Cherokee November 16, 2003 Sunday Morning The Church – On Mission With Christ The Book of Acts Intro: I heard a story about an older couple that had finished their lunch and made their way into the living room to prepare themselves for an afternoon nap in their recliners. They were ...read more

  • Ordination Sermon

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 33 ratings
     | 27,161 views

    Includes vows taken by the men being ordained, vows by their wives, by the Elders and by the congregation in attendance.

    OPEN: Back in 1957 the 1st Brethren Church of Sarasota, Florida had a groundbreaking service. Ordinarily, a church will get a few shovels and certain people will turn over a few chunks of dirt. But recalling the words of Jesus, "Take my yoke upon you," this church decided to borrow an old one-horse ...read more

  • Spiritual Success

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,873 views

    Being a spiritual success is a way of life, not just the achievement of a one-time ministry goal.

    SUCCESS! ALL OF US NOT ONLY WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, BUT WANT TO HAVE SUCCESS IN ALL THAT WE DO. WE WANT SUCCESS NOT ONLY FOR OURSELVES, BUT WE WILL DO ANYTHING IN OUR POWER TO HELP OUR CHILDREN BE SUCCESSFUL TOO. IT IS GREAT TO FIND SUCCESS, TO WIN, THRIVE AND HAVE A PROFITABLE CAREER, BUSINESS ...read more

  • How Does Legalism Get Us Off-Track Spiritually?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,373 views

    This message uses Saul’s poorly-conceived rule as an example of how our rules can create major problems.

    - This was a difficult passage to find the “interpretive key” for. How Legalism Starts: He made up a rule that made him feel better. - 1 Samuel 14:24. How Those Around Him Responded: They feared the rule, so they tried to live by it. - 1 Samuel 14:26-28. - v. 26 - There was ...read more

  • Its Time To Wake Up

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Jun 26, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,725 views

    Over sleeping can cost you the loss of your job,and other great opportunities, but worst of all, your soul. Wake up.

    Its time to wake up Rev 3:1-7 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be ...read more

  • Reprioritization

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 621 views

    The transformation of these 3120 new believers by the Holy Spirit was incredible. These experienced some radical repriortization of their lives; even their finances! And God used them powerfully.

    Passage: Acts 2:42-47 Intro: Growing up in the church as I have, I have seen many churches and heard of many others. 1. among most Christian churches, I found the same basic program going on. 2. opportunities to be instructed, Sunday School, worship services, kids clubs, VBS, Bible Studies, ...read more

  • Hallmarks Of A Growing Church

    Contributed by Paul Tipton on May 8, 2008
     | 2,183 views

    The seed for this sermon came from one I copied and read from SermonCentral but I did not copy the contributors name and do not know who to give the credit

    HALLMARKS OF A GROWING CHURCH ACTS 2:41-47 Introduction: If we desire church growth, it would be good for us to look at the pattern set by the early church in Jerusalem following the Day of Pentecost. The church experienced phenomenal growth and had the power of God flowing through virtually ...read more

  • Back To The Future

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Dec 20, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,211 views

    Although much of Jeremiah prophecy was about impending judgment upon Judah and Jerusalem, they also included a call for national repentance and the promise of possible restoration. It is easy to sit around and talk about the good ole days, especially, whe

    Subject: Back to The Future Text: Jeremiah 6:16, 17 “Thus says the LORD: "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ’We will not walk in it. I set watchmen over you, saying, ’Give heed to the ...read more

  • Back To A Glorious Future

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jan 26, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,844 views

    Most of us may remember a movie by this same title. In fact there were several “Back to the Future” sequels. In the movie starring Michael J. Fox and Claudia Wells, after traveling back in time, they found that the only way to return to the future was to

    Subject: Back to The Future Text: Jeremiah 6:16, 17 “Thus says the LORD: "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ’We will not walk in it. I set watchmen over you, saying, ’Give heed to the ...read more

  • How Focusing On Sacrifice Can Twist Our Faith Into Something Ugly

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 6, 2014
     | 952 views

    Why focusing on sacrifice causes trouble and how focusing on compassion (as Jesus instructs us to) brings better results.

    WHAT'S WRONG WITH SACRIFICE? Sacrifice is not intrinsically bad, but the problem is when we say that more sacrifice equals a better Christian. - Matthew 9:13. - There is a lot that is good to sacrifice. Like many other things, though, making it the ultimate goal of our Christian life puts us ...read more