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  • Cursing The Clergy Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,967 views

    Malachi condemns clergy abuse, then offers a positive role model. We see in Levi 4 marks of a godly minister: Reverence, Instruction, Conduct and Protection.

    “Cursing the Clergy” Malachi 2:1-9. Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts www.cliftondalecc.org Have you ever gone to church and heard a sermon, and you thought the preacher was preaching at you? Maybe you felt under attack! Well, this morning you can ...read more

  • Clergy In Conflict

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 18, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,556 views

    Honouring the Son of God who appoints to holy service may well bring the servant of God into conflict with those who are seeking an easy religion. The one who will serve God, must maintain perspective and remain focused on pleasing Him who appoints to His service.

    “Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, ‘Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, ‘“Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his ...read more

  • Pastors (Clergy, Ministers, Preachers)

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 2,520 views

    What characteristics should mark a pastor’s life? Paul briefly described some qualifications that the elders or overseers should have. Paul had given Timothy a similar set of instructions for the church in Ephesus.

    PASTORS (Clergy, Ministers, Preachers) WHO PASTORS ARE What characteristics should mark a pastor’s life? BIBLE READING: Titus 1:5-9 KEY BIBLE VERSE: I left you there on the island of Crete so that you could do whatever was needed to help strengthen each of its churches, and I asked you to ...read more

  • How To Handle Criticism Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Mar 22, 2015
     | 3,804 views

    What should you do when you are criticized. This sermon answers that question.

    How To Handle Criticism 2 Samuel 16:1-14 1 When David was a little past the top of the mountain, there was Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth, who met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred summer fruits, and a ...read more

  • Prevenient Grace

    Contributed by Benny Anthony on May 8, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,069 views

    This is a Walk to Emmaus Clergy Talk.

    Please turn to page 52 in your Worship Book and join me in the Prayer to the Holy Spirit. Good morning, my name is Benny Anthony, and I took Gulf Coast Emmaus Walk #67, where I sat at the table of Peter. I worship and serve at NFMUMC. The title of this talk is Prevenient Grace. If you have ...read more

  • The Ministry Of The Minister

    Contributed by Don Hutto on Jun 2, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 2,394 views

    Word of Encouragement on Clergy Appreciation Day

  • No Purse, No Bag, No Sandals Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 30, 2017
     | 3,401 views

    The reformers of every age have pointed to the words of Jesus to His first disciples: “Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road,” as a call to poverty.

    Thursday of 26th Week in Course 2017 Reformation and Revolution The rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem, which the prophet Haggai had commanded, was accompanied by a rebuilding of Jewish identity and worship in the community of returned exiles. We must never forget that God does not act ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Guides The Church

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 15, 2018
     | 780 views

    The Council was critical to the defense of the faith and the worldwide evangelical effort that was already beginning. It was truly a work of the Holy Spirit.

    Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution The words of Jesus today are so poignant that most of us have probably memorized them sometime in our lives. A yoke is the implement an ox or other draft animal wears between head and body. Slaves might be made to wear such ...read more

  • "Is ‘church' A Dirty Word?” Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on Jul 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,384 views

    This week I’ve promised to tell you what “church” is – according to the Bible.

  • God's Gift To You

    Contributed by Benny Anthony on May 8, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,125 views

    This is a Chrysalis Clergy Talk. It is used for both the boys & girls flight.

    How many of you like to receive gifts? I’m sure we all do. Today I would like to talk with you about some of the ways we celebrate the gift of God’s presence with us. Hello my name is Rev. Benny Anthony, and the title of this talk is “God’s Gift to You.” What was the best gift that you ever ...read more

  • God Loves You

    Contributed by Benny Anthony on May 8, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,636 views

    This is a Chrysalis Clergy Talk. The Scripture references are varied throughout the talk.

    In Max Lucado’s book No Wonder They Call Him Savior, he tells this story. Longing to leave her poor Brazilian neighborhood, Christina wanted to see the world. Discontent at home only on a pallet on the floor, a washbasin, and a wood burning stove, she dreamed of a better life in the city. One ...read more

  • The Diaconal Call To Service Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 1, 2012
     | 1,579 views

    The plan of God for all of us, especially clergy, is a call to service and understanding, not tyranny.

    Solemnity of the Epiphany 2012 Diaconate Vocation Spirit of the Liturgy “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?” the Magi said to Herod. It was a straightforward question to the wrong guy. There are times to be subtle and times to be blunt. I recall many years ago when I was a ...read more

  • Ordination And The Role Of Women In The Church Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 9, 2015
     | 2,656 views

    The twin command of Jesus to clergy is important to consider in any decision regarding ordination.

    Thursday of the 6th Week of Easter 2015 Joy of the Gospel This is one of those liturgical days that is a little schizophrenic. In the historical Church, it is forty days after the Resurrection, so it is Ascension Thursday, as it was for almost two thousand years. But May 14 is the Feast of ...read more

  • The Fellowship Of The Ring Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 8,923 views

    Why did Jesus create the church? What is our main objective? Playing off the popular "Lord of the Rings" series, this sermon tells us one of the most powerful goals of the church.

    OPEN: On a spring break trip to Italy, a tour group was standing just inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the 2nd largest church building in the world. The tour guide was trying to explain the enormity of the building and part of his presentation went like this: “This church is so large no man on earth ...read more

  • The Church's Garden Of Gethsemane

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 6, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,348 views

    If we understand how it happened, and the redemption of Christ, even the clergy abuse scandal can give us cause for hope.

    September 13, 2009 24th Sunday in Course The Gospel I just proclaimed for you is the first of two summits in Mark’s explanation of Jesus the Nazarene. To emphasize Peter’s proclamation that Jesus is Messiah, Mark omits all the detail that Matthew gives, particularly his entrusting of the ...read more