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  • Cursing The Clergy Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,534 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

  • Pastors (Clergy, Ministers, Preachers)

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 2,076 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

  • God Loves You

    Contributed by Benny Anthony on May 9, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,640 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

  • Obstacles To Grace Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,719 views

    This is my fifth of the five clergy talks that are given on Grace in the Walk to Emmaus Ministry. It is on Obstacles to Grace or Overcoming Sin.

    Obstacles to Grace --Romans 5:12-21 (Verse 20, Primary Text) I’ve been a runner since the summer of 1968 when I began the original Kenneth Cooper Aerobics program. In September of 1978 I was inspired by the late Jim Fixx, author of The Complete Book of Running with whom it was a joy to ...read more

  • Let God's People Move Up Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,434 views

    Discover how to bridge the gap between clergy and laity and restore the value and usefulness of God’s people

    (Message title and Scripture passage taken from John Maxwell’s series, MAKE YOUR MOVE) This morning’s message title could be better stated as “Let God’s People Move Back Up.” We’re not talking about promotion, but rather restoration, as we continue in our series on The Dynamics of Church. In ...read more

  • Prevenient Grace Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 3, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,278 views

    This is a clergy talk I give for Men’s Walks to Emmaus but with slight modification a sermon I preach on Prevenient Grace from a Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.

    Prevenient Grace Jeremiah 1:4-5 “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” “I should have called it Something you somehow haven’t to deserve,” [--Robert Frost, “The Death of the Hired Man,” lines 118-121] This conversation between husband ...read more

  • Sanctifying Grace Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 16,994 views

    This is a clergy talk I prepared for a Men’s Walk to Emmaus but with slight modification a sermon I preached on Sanctifying Grace from a Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.

    Sanctifying Grace --I Thessalonians 5:22-24 Seth Cook Rees tells of sending his little boy to the store for five items. In a little while, he hurried in, his face aglow with expectancy, and carrying four items instead of five! Rees said he gathered him in his arms and hugged him because of ...read more

  • Justifying Grace Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Feb 3, 2005
    based on 31 ratings
     | 14,655 views

    This is a clergy talk I give for Men’s Walks to Emmaus but with slight modification a sermon I preach on Justifying Grace from a Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.

    Justifying Grace --Ephesians 2:8-9 Gentlemen, Good Afternoon! My name is David Reynolds, and the title of this talk is “Justifying Grace.” This morning Bob Baker shared with us the story of God’s Prevenient Grace. We heard the message that God loves us and offers us a personal relationship ...read more

  • Church Expansion In Antioch Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,119 views

    This sermon calls the laity into action. The work is too great for the clergy alone. The laity must get involved, share their stories and watch God do the rest!

    Subject: Church Expansion In Antioch Acts 11:19-21 Introduction: The early Christian Church grew rapidly as the Holy Spirit guided it through conflict, prejudice and crisis. It seems that none of the Jews including Peter really understood that God would bring salvation to the whole world. During ...read more

  • The Fellowship Of The Ring Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 8,142 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

  • Swollen Heads Vs. Smelly Feet

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 148 ratings
     | 2,206 views

    Maybe our problem is that our egos have been inflated by the position that we hold that we have become not servants but members of a serve-me-please pharisaical class of clergy.

    After a minister had preached a searching sermon on pride, a woman who had heard the sermon waited upon him and told him that she was in much distress of mind, and that she would like to confess to a great sin. The minister asked her what the sin was. She answered, “The sin of pride, for I sat ...read more

  • Do Your Ears Itch?

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Oct 29, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,518 views

    It seems like so many people have been revamping God’s Word lately, to make it less offensive, or more inclusive, or less intrusive into our personal behavior. Many of these people are clergy, which is even more disheartening.

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. (Psalm 19:14) Do your ears itch? It seems like so many people have been revamping the Word of God lately, to ...read more

  • We Don’t Deserve - And So We Serve Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 66 ratings
     | 28,309 views

    Sunday Morning Church is only a pre-game warmup for "real worship". Find out what real worship is all about and why it’s important we not think about it the same way the world does.

    OPEN: A Sunday School teacher was teaching her children the benefits of unselfishness. She concluded by saying’ "The reason you are in this world, children, is to help others." After a moment’s silence, a little girl piped up "Well, then, what are the OTHERS here for?" As I studied Romans ...read more

  • Do You Hear What I Hear? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 7, 2015
    based on 15 ratings
     | 12,645 views

    Why would anyone reject the promise of the Christ child being born of a virgin? Well, many do. Why do they do that? And why is it important that we not only believe this promise, but understand it?

    OPEN: Sing this with me: “Said the night wind to the little lamb Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky little lamb DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? A star, a star dancing in the night, with a tail as big as a kite, with a tail as big as a kite “Said the little lamb to the ...read more

  • The Preacher And The Prostitute Series

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,657 views

    God’s shocking visual aid

    The preacher and the prostitute (Part 1 of a series of 3) Hosea 1:1-11 We live in a world where images are important. As every school teacher will tell you, if you can combine a visual aid with your own words, you will get your message across to the children much better. It is just the ...read more